Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Fancy Pants Yellow Door ~ January Flavors of the month kit!

Happy Hump Day!!  I am so excited to share another layout with you created using the January Flavors of the month kit at The ScrapRoom!  Today I am sharing a double page layout I created using the Fancy Pants Yellow Door line, which is one of the four mini lines included in the kit!  Here is a reminder of the full kit:
 Here is the Fancy Pants Yellow Door kit I used to create my layout:

Here is my layout:
Supplies: Cardstock: kraft- from the kit, bronze: from my stash; patterned paper: Fancy Pants Yellow Door- from the kit; ephemera: Fancy Pants Yellow Door- from the kit; twine: from the kit; die: CTMH- from my stash (title word family); word/phrase stickers: from the embellishment kit; enamel dots: Recollections- from my stash.
I had so much fun creating this layout using pictures from my friend's Fall family photo shoot!  The colors in these papers were perfect for these pictures!  I loved using the cut apart tags to make the border on the left page, such cheap embellishments!  I also added a few word/phrase stickers from the embellishment kit along with some enamel dots from my stash.  Make sure and head over to the ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members did with this amazing kit!!  I can't wait to see what you create with it! 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Card sketch #137

Today I am sharing my card using the December 5th card sketch at Sketch N Scrap.  This amazing sketch is brought to use by the talented Heather Hall!  Here is the sketch:
Here is my card using this fun sketch:
Supplies Used: card base: CTMH; cardstock: black- CTMH, red: Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Elle's Studio; stickers: Echo Park Head over Heels; enamel dot: CTMH
I love this sketch and just know I will use it again real soon!  I used all scraps for this card!  I loved this fun line by Elle's Studio and am down to just scraps of it, so time to use it up as I just ordered the newest 6 x 6 line from them and it is due here soon, so I gotta make some room!  I love Valentine's Day/love themed paper collections yet I really just hoard them, so this month and next I am going to be using up my stash so next year I can add some more fun loved themed collections!  I hope you will find time to join us this month at Sketch N Scrap, make sure and check out the other amazing cards the DT created using this fun sketch!!  You have until January 31st at 9:55 pm CST to play along with us on the blog!  Happy creating!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Freezin' Season ~ January Flavors of the month kit!

TGIF!!  I'm back to share another layout I made using the January Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom today!!  If you are looking for my newest TN Time with Lisa & Lori challenge you can find it HERE.
Here is a reminder of the full kit:
 Here is the Simple Stories Freezin' Season part of the kit I used for my layout:

Here is my layout using the kit:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: white- from the kit, black- from my stash; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Freezin' Season- from the kit; stickers: Simple Stories Freezin' Season- from the kit: letter stickers: Scenic Route- from my stash; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye-from my stash.
Since we don't get much snow here in Texas I had to find a different way to use these papers from Simple Stories.  My niece and I decided to do a hot cocoa bar at our traditional Christmas Eve family dinner. We searched on Pinterest and found a lot of fun ideas, my nieces favorite one was making peppermint stick snowmen from candy canes and marshmallows.  They didn't turn out like the ones we saw on Pinterest (of course lol!) but we thought they were pretty yummy nonetheless!!  Here she is pictured with her peppermint stick snowman and cup of hot cocoa.  This line by Simple Stories is really so adorable!! I love the colors and the cute little sayings sticker strips had a lot of fun hot cocoa references which were perfect for this layout!!  I loved that you got a full 12 x 12 sheet of stickers in this kit which gives you so many options!  Make sure and head over to The ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members did with this fun kit OR to reserve your very own kit visit The ScrapRoom store!  Happy creating!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

TN Time with Lisa and Lori!!

Good morning crafty friends!!  I am so excited to announce a fun new venture that myself and my good pal Lori are launching today!  We are launching our very first challenge for those of our crafty friends who use TN's (traveler's notebooks), planners or bullet journals!  Lori and I have both wanted to try using a TN for some time now and we decided to launch a fun combined challenge for our crafty friends so they can play along with us and join in the fun!  We are calling our challenge:
TN TIME WITH LISA AND LORI

 Here is how the challenge will work:  The challenge will be a monthly challenge and launch of the 10th of each month  You will have until the 9th at midnight CST to link up your entries. If you complete my sketch challenge link your TN, bullet journal or planner spread below. If you combined my challenge with Lori's challenge to use at least THREE patterned papers post your TN, bullet journal or planner spread below AND on Lori's Blog (My Happy Life).  You will have a chance to win my prize as well as Lori's prize!  That's a chance to win TWO times with ONE spread!!
Let's get this party started!!!  Here is my sketch:

RULES FOR THE CHALLENGE (to be entered into the prize drawing):
1.Create a TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK, PLANNER, OR BULLET JOURNAL spread based on the CHALLENGE THEME and/or our sketch. 
2.Create a new, not previously posted project.
3.You are welcome to combine with other challenges.
4.If you have a blog please include the challenge graphic & a link to our challenge in your post.
5.You can link to social media if you don't have a blog. If you show your project on Instagram, please make sure to use #TNtimewithLisaandLori 
6.You can submit multiple projects but they must be posted to InLinkz or social media separately.
7.If there are less than 3 players for our challenge, no winners will be chosen.
8. Must be a follower of my blog to enter.
9.Most importantly have FUN!
Here is my TN spread based on the sketch AND Lori's 3 or more patterned papers challenge!
I am reading the book My One Word and just LOVE it!  I  am half way through.  It encourages you to pick ONE word for the year to concentrate on to help you focus in on an area of your life you want to change.  More info here: http://myoneword.org/word  My word is ABIDE.  Abide: to bear patiently, to wait for; to endure without yielding; to accept without objection.   I am starting 2019 off with this ONE word.  Hoping to focus on abiding, patiently waiting and being more accepting of challenges I will face.  Abiding in His word and yielding to HIS word as I study scripture on a regular basis in this coming year.  I plan to use this notebook to document my struggles, joys, and strategies as I focus on this ONE word this year...who knows where this will take me but I hope it will be a diary of sorts to keep me on track.  So whatever you use your TN for I know you will enjoy it as much as I have!  There are so many ways to use your TN I'd love to hear how you are using yours in 2019 or what you have done in the past!! 

Here is the prize I will be giving away to one randomly selected winner from all entries:
Pink Paislee Hello Sunshine chipboard stickers


BONUS CHALLENGE:  combine my sketch challenge along with Lori's challenge below for a chance to win her prize:
Visit Lori's blog to enter and learn more!
Enter by February 9th at midnight CST. Happy Creating!!!


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

January Flavors of the Month kit~ You Make Miso Happy~

Happy Hump Day!  I'm back to share my second layout using the January Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom!  Here is the full kit for January:
 And here is the Jillibean Soup You Make Miso Happy mini kit I used for my layout:

Here is my layout:
Supplies Used: Cardstock- blue- from the kit; white & pink from my stash; Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup You Make Miso Happy- from the kit; ephemera: Jillibean Soup You Make Miso Happy - from the kit; letter stickers: black- Thickers from my stash; washi stickers (quote) & enamel shapes: Jillibean Soup You Make Miso Happy- from the kit. 
I just love these pictures of my friend's sweet granddaughter!  That face and smile are so precious!!  I knew I wanted to use these pictures when I got the word "happy" and the happy quote in my kit!  The colors were perfect for these pictures as well and will go with so many of your photos!!  I just added the black Thickers and some pink and white cardstock to "pop" my papers off the background and the rest of the things are from this fun kit!  Make sure and hurry on over to the ScrapRoom blog to see the other amazing layouts created by the DT.  And if you are wanting one of these awesome kits check out The ScrapRoom store to see if there are any left, I am sure they will go fast!! Happy creating!

Monday, January 7, 2019

SNS's New Beginnings Crop!

Good Monday morning friends! We started the New Year off right with a crop over on the Sketch N Scrap Facebook page on the 4th and it is in full swing!  We are having so much fun cropping together and hope you will join us!  Today is my turn to host a challenge!  

For my challenge I picked this fun sketch by Heather:
We are adding a new TWIST to our sketch based crop challenges this year which is so fun!  My twist is to use ink/paint on your layout in some fashion!! 
Here is my layout:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Scenic Route (grid background) & Echo Park Head over Heels; stickers: Echo Park Head Over Heels; dies: CTMH heart & stitched circles thin cuts; ink: CTMH (red & pink) & Stampin' Up (blue- soft sky); stamp set (for ink splats): Stampin' Up Gorgeous Grunge; rhinestone: Queen & Co; enamel hearts: Crate Paper.
I loved this sketch and the fun ink splats on it!  I decided to rotate the sketch to accommodate the picture I wanted to use.  I like using ink when I have a lot of "white" space to make the white space a little less "white" and little more to my style as white space always makes me feel as if my layout is lacking something!!  I see so many designers who are masters of white space and just LOVE their layouts but when I try to use more white space I always end up not liking it lol!  This layout was fun to make I have reset my 100 papers for the New Year (more on that in an upcoming post soon!) and I decided to start the New Year off by using up some of them.  For this layout I used 1 piece of paper and 1 item from my Bashket (enamel hearts).  I hope you will join us over on the Sketch N Scrap Facebook page and crop with us this month!  The crop is going on until January 31st at midnight CST so there is lots of time to play along!  Happy creating!!!!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Freak Fast Friday Challenge at the ScrapRoom!

It's the first Friday of the month and of the new Year- TGIF!!  You know what that means...time for the ScrapRoom's Freaky Fast Friday challenge!!!  Here is the January challenge:

 Here is the January 2019 Flavors of the Month kit I used for my challenge:

Here is my layout using the super adorable kit & this SUPER fast challenge!!
Supplies Used: Cardstock: white- from the kit; patterned Paper: AC Shimelle Head in the Clouds- from the kit; stickers: AC Shimelle Head in the Clouds- from the kit; puffy stickers (hearts): AC Shimelle Head in the Clouds-from the kit; Journal card: AC Shimelle Head in the clouds from the January embellishment kit
This line is so whimsical and fun, so perfect for these pictures of my friend's sweet granddaughter and her first trip to the American Girl Doll Store!!  This layout literally took me less then 30 minutes to make!  The formula really is FREAKY FAST, the longest part of the process is gluing everything down!!  It makes it easy to make a layout, why not give it a try?  You won't regret it!  Make sure and hop over the The ScrapRoom blog or website to see the other amazing layouts the DT created with this fun kit!!