Thursday, October 18, 2012

Paper Secrets challenge

Have you seen the Paper Secrets DT reveal using my sketch yet?  If not hop on over, they are fabulous! Here is the sketch:
And here is my take on it:

Supplies Used:  Patterned Papers:  Jillibean Soup Watermelon Gazapacho line;  Stickers: Jillibean Soup
Watermelon Gazapacho line; Punch outs: Jillibean Soup Watermelon Gazapacho line; Cardstock: Stampin Up

These are pictures from this July 4th of my niece enjoying her new backyard pool.  She loves the water! There is still time to play along with my friends over at Paper Secrets, you have until October 31st to link up your layout based on the sketch for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Paper Secrets store! Plus if you use Jillibean Soup products as I did you get an extra entry into the drawing! Sweet!  I'm going to be busy scrapping this weekend, hoping to play along some more with the Croptoberfest challenges over at Personalscrapper.  Hope you will join us there but if not have a scrappy week folks!

Monday, October 15, 2012

More fun sketches!

Hope everyone has been enjoying Fall.  Have you made a trek to a pumpkin patch yet?  We haven't hoping, to squeeze that in before Halloween!  The second sketch of the month is up at Sketch N Scrap!  So excited to see the different takes by the DT on this one.  Hop on over and see what they have come up with.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on it:  Pictures from our visit to the Hard Rock cafe last June while in Philly!
Supplies Used:  Patterned Papers: We R Memory Keepers Hall Pass line; Felt Star- Pebbles, Inc; Letter stickers:
American Craft Thickers and Tiny Type by Cosmo Cricket; calendar- Jenni Bowlin; chipboard star KI
Memories; chipboard circle- Jenni Bowlin; brad- American Crafts Chaps line; and clock chipboard Jenni Bowlin;
Punch- Stampin Up.

All these things but the chipboard pieces, felt star and tiny type alphas are from the September Personalscrapper kit!  This is an awesome kit and I think there may still be some left.  Check out Personalscrapper's kits HERE.  They are having a daily challenge each day in October for their Croptoberfest, its a fun and inspiring way to get a lot done this month, feel free to join in, you don't have to be a kit club subscriber to join in on the fun!
Now on to another fun sketch!  I have a sketch up at Paper Secrets again today!  I hope you find it inspiring!

Tune in later in the week for my take on it.  Paper Secrets is offering a $10 gift certificate to one lucky winner!  Just complete a layout based on my sketch and link up HERE for a chance to win! Can't wait to see what you create!  Hope everyone gets a little scrappy time this week, enjoy your week friends!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Paper Secrets Sketch fun!

Does it feel like Fall where you are at yet?  It really didn't here until last night when a cold front rolled through, and now it is sure feeling like Fall.  This weather is perfect for scrapping and I was able to get a lot of it done today as it was a bit too cold to do much outside (or at least that was my excuse to scrap!).  Here is my layout I did with the sketch I made for Paper Secrets October 1st challenge.  I love these photos of my nephew my Dad took at my cousin's wedding this past August.  Isn't he adorable? 

Supplies Used:  Patterned Papers:  American Crafts Nightfall;  Cardstock:  Stampin Up Vanilla & Basic Black; 
 Chipboard: TLC  Alphabets: American Crafts Vinyl & Foam Thickers & Paper Trunk Benny alphas;
Sticker: Jenni Bowlin (circle); Rosette Flowers: American Crafts Nightfall collection;  Rub on: Stampin Up;
 Buttons: Bazzill Basics; Border Punch: Fiskars Upper Crest

Here is the sketch:

There is still time to play along with the Paper Secrets challenge.  Go ahead and give it a whirl, they are giving away a $10 gift certificate to one lucky random winner!  You can find out more HERE.
Also, don't forget to check out how the DT interpreted the sketch HERE, some awesome layouts!
Hope your weekend if filled with scrappiness and sunshine!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Guest Designer

I am so excited to share my big news with you!  I was honored to be Guest Designer for Personalscrapper for the month of October!  This months' kit rocks!  I was so excited when I found out that the kit would be full of one of my favorite manufaturers, Jillibean Soup!  This new line Country Pumpkin Chowder is just awesome in person!  Don't wait, hop right on over to Personalscrapper to sign up for your kit today, Erica has great kits, offers the latest in products, and shipping is FREE on all her kits!  Plus the message board is the BEST I have been part of!  You have got to come visit with us there, they are having a month long Croptoberfest in October with lots of prizes as well as challenges!  You don't have to be a kit club member to join in, so head on over and make sure and tell Erica Lisa ( aka jakobsmommy) sent you!  Here are a few of my layouts created with this month's Personalscrapper kit:

Supplies used:  Patterned Papers: Jillibean Soup Country Pumpkin Chowder; Cardstock:  Bazzill; Stickers: Jillibean Soup;
Letter stickers:  Jillibean Soup;  flowers: Jillibean Soup; ribbon/fibers:  Jillibean Soup

I still have more left to use in my kit and am hoping to finish it up with a few more layouts this week.  Enjoy your scrappy time this week, and make sure and come play with us at Personalscrapper this month!

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Scrappiness!

Happy Fall everyone!  I can't believe that October is already here!  I have a BUSY month ahead, not only lots of fun family activities but also a lot of scrappiness in my life this month! I have a lot on the burner this month on the scrappy front, I will be on the old blogo updating as it comes and can't wait to share it all with you!  First up, the new sketch is up at Sketch N Scrap!  This is one of my favorite sketches so far!  I love multi photo one page layouts!  This sketch is definitely one you can use over and over again! 

And here is my interpretation!  I love the ability to use a long title on this one, perfect for using multiple fonts!
Supplies Used:  Patterned papers- Simple Stories Summer Fresh; Cardstock- Bazzill; Washi Tape- Bella Blvd;
Letters- Paper Loft & Cosmo Cricket; stickers- Simple Stories; Flowers- unknown source; Bling-Kaisercrafts

These pictures were taken on the Fourth of July.  My son was pushing my niece on her swingset.  She was having a great time and I was able to capture these photos and then edit them using the Picasa's new Vignette feature which I just love!  I have to make myself not use it on every picture now!

Now on to even more fun scrappiness!  I was asked to contribute sketches for Paper Secrets monthly challenges for the month of October!  I was so excited when Kristi asked me that of course I jumped at the chance! Plus this month they are featuring Jillibean Soup papers which means that ALL their Jillibean Soup papers are on sale!  Wow!  I LOVE Jillibean Soup!  What a wonderful scrappy deal!  Here is my sketch for their October 1st challenge:

 I hope you will play along over at Paper Secrets!  They have a wonderful prize up for grabs as well as the awesome sale on their Jillibean Soup papers!  Check out their blog tomorrow to see the DT reveal using this sketch, I know I am on pins and needles to see what their talented DT has done with the sketch!  I'll be back later in the week to show you my example as well!  Plus, check back tomorrow for more exciting scrappy news!  I told you October is going to be full of scrappiness!  Have a wonderful week everyone!