Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry and blessed Christmas day spent with family and friends, and just maybe a bit of scrappin'!  I may stay up late tonight and do a bit myself.  I just wanted to pop in and wish my followers a blessed and joyous Christmas day and to share a bit of craftiness.  I made these fun folders for our goody bags to hold our traditional lottery tickets that we pass out at our Christmas Eve chilli supper we host every year for our family at our home.  I think they turned out pretty cute!

Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Stampin Up Real Red , Old Olive, Basic Black; Patterned Paper: Making Memories; Punches: Stampin Up;
Stamps: Stampin Up Deer Friends; Ink: Stampin Up Real Red, Basic Black and Old Olive; Letter Stickers: Making Memories

Here is a close up (sorry for the poor light, it is raining and storming here and very dreary!)
I used a folder from my scrappy stash that I have had for years, but it is orange and brown, so didn't really work for this project, so I just traced around it on the red cardstock and cut it out.  I actually decided this was a "must have" template and then traced a master copy onto a piece of cardboard to always have, since I may use the brown and orange ones at some point and time in the future.  This is a good tip for those things you know you will use over and over again! Enjoy your day my friends!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Bonus Sketch!

We at Sketch N Scrap wanted to offer a readers a little extra holiday cheer this year, we are offering TWO prizes instead of one this month and even that wasn't enough, so we decided to offer THREE sketches instead of just our normal two!!!  This bonus sketch is by our new sketch artist Brenshevia and it is just lovely!  Won't you treat yourself to a little holiday break and make yourself some time to play along and get your scrap on with us?  I hope so, you deserve it!
The sketch:

My interpretation:
Supplies Used:  Patterned papers: We R Memory Keepers Hall Pass; cardstock: We R Memory Keepers; Alphas: Scenic Route (red) and
American Crafts (black) Paper Trunk (black nmbers); die cut (small): Making Memories; felt embellishments: Pebbles;
punches: Stampin Up notebook, tag corner and star punches.

I am slowly working on my son's school pics, as you can see I am a few years behind!  Most of these items were in my September Personalscrapper kit.  If you are looking for a great kit club this one will surely fit the bill, great product and wonderful inspiration, you can't go wrong with a Personalscrapper kit!  I also created this layout for the 52 week challenge at Personalscrapper for week 35 which was punches.  I used 3 punches on this layout.  I'm almost ready for Christmas, still some gift wrapping to do but then I'm done and hoping to find some scrappy time in between cooking, cleaning and wrapping!  Plus my baby is turning 15 on Christmas Eve, so I have to get ready for his party as well!  Enjoy your week and remember the reason for the season!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sketch N Scrap 23

Howdy friends! Can you believe I am back to post the SECOND sketch for December already?  Seems like it was just yesterday I posted our December 1st sketch! Time really does fly when you are having fun huh?  We have had awesome weather here this past week and have been able to really enjoy some fun outdoor activities!  I hope your December is going as well too.  Here is the December 15th sketch for Sketch N Scrap:
And here is my take on it:

Supplies Used: Patterned Papers: Bo Bunny; circles: Jillibean Soup Grandma's Lima Bean Soup punch outs;  wood accents (people):
Studio Calico;  Letter Stickers: American Crafts Remarks (ivory), Basic Grey (brown little letters) and October Afternoon (brown)

I was able to use up some older stash (Bo Bunny papers & alphas) while using some of my newer embellies that I was dying to play with (wood people and Jillibean Soup punch outs).  Don't you love to mix new and old supplies?  It used to be so hard for me to mix manufacturers but I feel more at ease with it as of late, which is good...stressing over your pages is never fun!   I also entered this layout into the Personalscrapper week 20 challenge which was a challenge to document why you scrapbook.  I journaled about why I scrapbook on this page and hid some of it under my picture.  In light of the recent tragedy in CT it seems even more important then ever to me to document all my memories, whether just mundane everyday moments we sometimes take for granted or the more "exciting celebrations".  I know many of you are with me on leaving a legacy for our loved ones showing how much we loved each other, sharing traditions and how they got started as well as documenting the "boring" everyday moments that really in the long run we hold so dear when we lose a loved one.  My heart goes out to those who lost a loved one in this tragedy, how horrible and I just can't imagine, but it does put things into perspective for us for sure.  Have a blessed week and hug those you love extra tight today!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sketch N Scrap 22

Happy December everyone!  I've been a little missing in action the past few weeks, the holiday season is upon me and I guess I've been caught up in all the hustle and bustle of the season! I am so excited to share my reveal for Sketch 22 at Sketch N Scrap with you today.  This is our new design team's first reveal and I can only say that they rocked this sketch!  Please hop on over to Sketch N Scrap to see all their lovely work!  Now on to this month's first sketch:

I wanted to do a sketch with a big circle in it to use up some of my stash of diecut circles, but you could of course make your circle any number of ways, to see some other variations check out the DT reveal at Sketch N Scrap!   Now here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies used:  Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye, Jillibean Soup and Crate Paper;
  chipboard flower: Little Yellow Bicycle; sticker embellishment: My Mind's Eye; Letter stickers: American Crafts Thickers.

These pics are of my friend's little girl during her Teddy Bear parade in kindergarten last year.  Don't you just love the corvette her Dad helped her make?  Too cute!  I remember when my son did his parade, seems like a loooonnnng time ago now! lol!  I will say his car wasn't that fancy!  I hope you will play along with the sketch this month, you have until December 31st at midnight PST to upload your layout for a chance to win NOT ONE but TWO prizes from our awesome sponsors!  Good luck!