Sunday, January 20, 2013

Get ready to hop!

Sketch N Scrap Blog Hop
blog hop

Exciting news!  Sketch N Scrap is organizing our first ever blog hop!  We are planning lots of fun things, so mark your calendar for February 7th!  There will be a bonus sketch, lots of prizes and best of all great inspiration from the design team.  I know this time of year we are all looking for projects that center around of the theme of LOVE and you won't be disappointed, you will see lots of that, so please help us spread the word!  We hope you will be able to join us! 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sketch N Scrap #25

Wow, the year is flying by, I can't believe we are half way through January already! I hope everyone's New Year has been filled with scrappiness and that you have been holding true to any resolutions you may have set!  I personally didn't set any this year.  Not sure why, just decided to keep working towards some goals I had already sat for myself and just didn't feel the need I guess :o)  It's time for another fun sketch at Sketch N Scrap this week!  This lovely sketch is by Brenshevia.  

Here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye;  Flair button: A Flair for Buttons; stars: Studio Calico;
letter stickers: Thickers by American Crafts; bling: kaiser craft; sticker: My Mind's Eye

These pictures were taken while on vacation in Gettysburg, PA this summer.  It was such a beautiful place, so serene, perfect weather, so hard to believe all the suffering that took place there so long ago.  We enjoyed learning the history of the place and also took time to lounge around while touring and enjoy the beauty as there were not many visitors on the days we were there.  There is still time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap.  Use this sketch or our January 1st sketch as inspiration for a layout and link it up by January 31st for a chance to win our prize of flair buttons from our awesome sponsor A Flair for Buttons!
One last side note: I am enjoying my flairs I ordered from A Flair for Buttons, notice in my layout above I used one of the flair from the new set My Guy! This is a great set for those special guy pages!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Paper Secrets challenge!

I was lucky enough to get some scrappy time yesterday and was able to complete a couple of challenges! Great way to start the New Year huh?  I always want to play along with so many of them but find that I just don't always have the time to meet deadlines.  One of the places I always stalk and hope to play along is Paper Secrets.  So when I saw their sketch and found out the challenge was to use washi tape (which I just got for Christmas) I figured I'd give it a go!  Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on it:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Very Merry (music note & red), Echo Park For the Record; washi tape- Michaels;
Letter stickers: Paper Trunk; Embossing Folder: Stampin Up; Cardstock: STampin Up; chipboard frame: Maya Road;  Flair:
A Flair for Buttons; flower: Petaloo.

My washi tape is the row of music notes above the black border strip and I also covered a chipboard circle with this washi tape to make an accent to set off my journaling.   I am also entering this layout in the week 52 challenge at Personalscrapper which is "anything goes".  I am very happy with how this layout turned out.  I'd been hoarding these pics for awhile now and it felt good to get them on paper! I hope you will find time to play along at Paper Secrets, but if not at least stop by and see all the awesome inspiration from their DT!  Kind of sad the holidays are over, cuz now I will have to get back to the daily grind and most likely won't have a lot of scrappy time during the week ;(  Good thing the weekend is going to be here soon!  Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a fabulous time ringing in 2013!  I know I did.  I went out to eat with my family, then home for some scrapping!  Although I must say it was an interesting experience, I had to move my scrappy stuff to another part of the house because where I normally scrap is right by a window and my neighbors were outside shooting off guns all night! Do people do that where you live?  I hope not, super scary!  I could go on and on with stories of these "people" but I won't, I promised myself to try and say only nice things in the New year and I would hate to break my promise on day one of the New Year! lol!  But here is something super nice...a NEW sketch from Sketch N Scrap! Yay!  I hope you like it!

And here is my example:

Supplies Used: Personalscrapper June 2010 kit. Patterned papers: Fancy Pants Rusted Sun;  Stickers: Fancy Pants Rusted Sun;  Punch: Upper crest punch by Fiskars; Letter stickers: Thickers by American Crafts and Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type; Bling: Kaisercraft; Flower: Bo Bunny

These photos were taken at our favorite waterpark NRH2O this past summer.  My niece, nephew and son LOVE this family tradition.  We usually go on Memorial Day and Labor Day each year, its a fun way to celebrate these holidays!  I also created this layout for Personalscrapper's 52 week challenge: Lots of Dots (week 45).  I hope you will hop on over the Sketch N Scrap to see all the wonderful creations by my fellow DT members, they are just gorgeous! I know you won't want to miss it, plus we have an AWESOME prize again from A Flair for Buttons, so link up your layout (s) for a chance to win these great flairs, they will make a great addition to your stash!  Happy New Year everyone!