Monday, July 22, 2013

Challenge fun!

I hope everyone had a scrappy weekend!  I was able to spend the weekend cropping with my BFF in St Louis!  It was one of the best crops I have attended (and yes, I've been to a lot!).  This crop was sponsored by First Class Scraps.  Mary Jo and Maureen who run it are the nicest, most sweet and fun people I have met !  They make your experience VERY enjoyable and I felt as if I had known them my whole life, very inspiring ladies to meet!  If you have a chance to attend one of their crops make sure and do so, it is DEFINITELY worth traveling to as well!  You won't regret your experience there , the facilities are lovely, the food is great, the cropping group is super friendly and fun and you have TONS of space and time to work on what you want!  While I was there I was able to get  layouts done for a few challenges.  Here is my layout using the new Fancy Pants Boardwalk collection:
Supplies Used: Paper: Fancy Pants Boardwalk, CTMH (red diagnol) & Echo Park
 (orange background); cardstock: Stampin Up Basic Black and Red Riding Hood; metal
accent: Fancy Pants; flower: felt fusion; letter stickers: Fancy Pants; Journal card: Fancy Pants

I created this page for two challenges.  The first challenge is for Paper Secrets sketch with a twist.  Here is the sketch by Page Maps:
The twist was to use a project life type card on your layout, I had to borrow one from my table mate and it was funny how this older Fancy Pants line matched the newer one!  Love happy mistakes since I forgot the twist and didn't pack a card to use!    I am also entering this is Personalscrapper's Summer Camp challenge to use the word Summer in your title using two different alpha stickers!   I hope you will have a scrappy happy week folks!  I did a bunch of layouts at the crop, not all of which I can show just yet, so stay tuned for more inspiration soon on the old bloggo!  Toodles!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Card Sketch #6

Time for our last sketch of July! This month has flown by, summer is coming fast to a close and the kids will be back in school soon, however, at Sketch N Scrap we will continue to have lots of fun sketches for you each month! 
 This is the sketch for this week's challenge:

Here is my card I created:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny Forever Fall; Stickers: Bo Bunny Forever Fall
& Jolee's (sunflower); cardstock: Stampin Up; ribbon: American Crafts; die: Sizzix Tag Die
stamp: Stampin Up; ink: Stampin Up Early Espresso

I loved this line by Bo Bunny and this quote was so perfect for a card!  I designed this entire sketch with that quote sticker in mind!  Funny how some things inspire us isn't it?  The colors in this line scream fall and are so rich, I bought two of most of the papers!  I hope you will take some time to create a card based on this sketch! You have until July 31st to enter our challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from the Paper Secrets store!  What a great prize!  Go check out the great line of scrappy goodness at Paper Secrets and I think you will find you can easily find $20 worth of products you would love to have!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sketch N Scrap #37

July is moving fast folks! Time for our second layout sketch of the month at
Sketch N Scrap already! 
Here is the sketch by Kelly:

Here is my layout:
Supplies Used: Papers: Scenic Route, Echo Park, My Mind's Eye; Stickers: Echo Park; Rub Ons:
Love Elsie; Punch: Stampin Up Large Star; cardstock: Stampin Up

I love these pics I got recently from my sister in law of my youngest nephew playing at the campground playground! Doesn't he look like he is having fun?  This sketch was so fun with all the stars and I just couldn't wait to use some bright colors to really pop the photos (so glad my nephew was wearing orange!)
I hope you will find time to check out the other great layouts from our awesome DT and guest designers this month! Make sure and play along for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Paper Secrets, after all who doesn't need more scrappy supplies, especially with all the new releases coming this summer!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Sketch N Scrap #36

Happy July! We are experiencing a bit of a cool front here in Texas, for which I am very thankful! I hope it's not to hot in your neck of the woods.  Hope everyone has time to stay in and play along with our first sketch for July that is now up at Sketch N Scrap! 
Here is the sketch by me:
Here is my layout using the sketch:
Supplies used: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Swagger; alpha stickers: Fancy Pants Swagger; stickers: Fancy Pants Swagger and Basic Grey Basics; punch (star) Stampin Up; Die cut (celebrate) Cricut Cartridge Celebrations; Buttons- Fancy Pants Swagger; numbers: Fancy Pants Swagger; wood stars- Studico Calico; washi tape-Michaels

These are pics of my son on his 15th birthday last December.  I managed to get just a few pics, he is at that age where he does not want his picture taken! lol!  I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap, lots of inspiration featuring our new design team this week AND we have an another awesome sponsor, Paper Secrets is offering up a $20 gift card to one lucky winner who will be picked at random from all entries!  Remember you get ONE entry for each submission and you have until July 31st at midnight CST to play along!  Happy Independence Day to all my American readers! Enjoy your week!