Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Card sketch #48

This month is flying by and here I am again with another card sketch, the last of the month for Sketch N Scrap!  Next month is going to be packed as we celebrate National Scrapbooking Day and Sketch N Scrap's third birthday with daily challenges!  I'm so excited to celebrate with you! Here is my last sketch up for April:
And here is my card based on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Pebbles Seen & Noted; sticker (flower): Pebbles Inc;
Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart; Cardstock: Stampin Up; Ink: Stampin Up; stamp:
Stampin Up; pearls: Queen & Co; die cut journal box: KI Memories
I had so much fun making this card! I love the colors don't you?  I hope you find time to dig into your stash and make a card with this sketch!  Don't forget to link up by April 30th at 7pm CST for a chance to win our lovely Spring wood veneers!  To see what the other DT members created with this sketch make sure and check out Sketch N Scrap's blog!!! Have a craft week friends!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sketch N Scrap is turning three!!!

Sketch N Scrap is so excited to announce our THIRD annual Birthday Bash beginning May 1st! It is hard to believe we will have been offering monthly sketches and challenges for 3 years this upcoming May!  We feel blessed to have such awesome followers and participants! To thank you our readers who inspire us each and every month with their awesome entries we are celebrating as we have in years past with DAILY challenges in May courtesy of our wonderful design team members!  We will have lot so fun, lots of inspiration and best of all LOTS of prizes!!!!  
So make sure and join us here everyday in May and be ready to be inspired!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sketch N Scrap #78

Happy Spring!  April is going to be a great month so let's kick it off with a fun 4 photo sketch!
Here is the sketch by me:

And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee & Simple Stories; Letter stickers: Making Memories;
wood word: Heidi Swapp; Punches: Stampin Up; Journal tag: Echo Park: frame & die cut- unknown;
butterfly: Jillibean Soup; die(small butterfly): Stampin Up; Number: Heidi Swapp, pearls: Kaisercrafts

I received the frame and die cut in a recent swap where the envelope full of goodies traveled from East Coast to West Coast literally! It was so fun and I was excited to put one of my 3 goodies to use right away!  If you are interested in joining in some fun challenges and occasional swaps with some creative and super fun gals make sure and visit Inspired to Scrap!  These adorable pictures are of my friend's DD on her 9th birthday (isn't she adorable?) I love the larger picture which captures the lovely table set up and then the smaller pics of the birthday girl herself!  I have had these papers for literally YEARS in a folder paired up to make a layout and I was so happy when it all came together with this sketch and I was able to use up some older stash with my new embellies!!!  I  hope you will find time to play along with us this month at Sketch N Scrap, we have a great prize of Spring wood veneers for one lucky winner this month!  Make sure and hop over to check out what the DT has done with this sketch, LOADS of inspiration and ideas to get your April off to a good start!  Enjoy friends!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Twistback Thursday

Gosh, I can't believe I have not posted as I intended this month (blush)!  I have been super busy enjoying life I guess, I have done a lot of Spring cleaning and reorganizing as well a few DIY home projects that I have been putting off and of course, they took longer then I thought they would (I know gasp!!! lol!)  So without further ado let me share one fun challenge with you for our third Twistback Thursday feature where we share an oldie but a goodie sketch from Sketch N Scrap and add a little twist to spice it up!  Up this month was Heather and she not only added a twist she added a BIG twist, but first the sketch.  The sketch she choose was one from September 2013 by me:

Now for the TWIST: use ONLY WHITE cardstock to complete your layout using the above sketch!!! Wow!  What a challenge!  Time to dig out your inks, chalks, mist etc and get creative! Here is my layout:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin Up, Inks: Stampin Up- real red, green galore & 
tempting turquoise,  Stamps: Stampin Up- Fabulous Four, Gorgeous Grunge, &
Flower Shop, punch: Stampin Up; Embossing folder: Sizzix.
I used a sponge dauber to create the circles on my dotted cardstock on top and then under that I embossed the paper and sponged green galore ink onto it.  The flowers were stamped and punched out.  The scallop circles were punched out then inked red.  The splats and splatters are a stamp set.  I made a faux "hello badge" using a hello stamp and then handwrote the rest of my title!   I love the way this turned out, I surprised even myself, see you don't need to always use fancy embellishments, you can do a lot with white cardstock!  I hope you will find some time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month, you have just a bit over a day to play along but hey, even after our deadline closes you can play along we would love to see your creations so if the link up is closed make sure and share on our Facebook page!  Be creative & enjoy the process friends!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Card sketch #46

Wow, has this month flown by?  Do I say that every month? I think I do and every month I vow to keep up but hey, sometimes you gotta just sit back and enjoy the ride right?  Time for the last sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap!  Here is the sketch by me:

Here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin Up; Patterned Paper: American Crafts;
enamel dots: Queen & Co; ink: Stampin Up; Stamps: Technique Tuesdasy &
Stampin Up; flower: unknown (from my bff Kelly)

This card is simple and so easy to create, but has endless possibilities!  This is a great way to use up some of your scraps and get a few cards quickly built up for your stash like I did here (never know when you will need a get well card!).   Make sure and hop on over the check out what the DT did with this sketch, some really creative ideas can be found at the Sketch N Scrap blog!!! Make sure and link up to share you card with us for a chance to win our wonderful prize this month!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Card sketch #44

My final sketch of the month is up at Sketch N Scrap today!  I hope you will be inspired to create a fun card for that special someone in your life!  Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Hello tag- We R Memory Keepers; card stock- Vanilla by Stampin Up; Patterned
Paper- DCWV.

I can always use a generic card in my stash, so when I saw this tag on clearance for 10 cents I knew it would make a perfect card!  I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month, you have until February 28th at 7 pm CST to upload projects from any of our sketches for a chance to win our fabulous prize!  One entry per project!  Check out the details HERE!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Scrap Our Stash Guest Sketch Artist!

I am so excited to share that I am the February Guest Sketch Artist at Scrap our Stash!! 

Here is the sketch I made for this month's mid month sketch challenge:

The added twist to this challenge is to use at least 3 colors from this color palette: 

And here is my layout based on the sketch & this lovely color palette:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Echo Park, & MME; letter stickers: Echo
Park; stickers: Echo Park; enamel dots: MME; wood veneer heart: Studio Calico

I had so much fun with this challenge and creating such a girly layout of my friend's sweet daughter who absolutely adores horses!  I hope you will find time to play along with us at Scrap Our Stash, make sure and check back frequently to see what their awesome DT has done with this fun challenge! You have until February 27th to link up your layout HERE!