Thursday, August 22, 2013


Good morning everyone!  Hope your week has been filled with creativity so far!  I am so excited to share with you my first project for Lori Brown's CTMH Design Team!  I was given the wonderful ProPlayer scrapbooking kit to design with ~ lucky me!  This kit is super awesome and was a lot of fun to play with. 
Here is my project:
Supplies Used: cardstock- Stampin Up Basic Grey & Basic Black;  Patterned
Paper:  CTMH ProPlayer;  Stamp set: My Acrylix CTMH ProPlayer Stamp set (D sized);
ink: Cranberry Crisp, Night of Navy- Stampin Up; letter stickers: American Crafts
Thickers; brads & corrugated shapes- ProPlayer Assortment; slate twisty tie CTMH

These silly pictures were taken on Mother's Day this year.  My niece would only take "silly" pictures, nothing serious for her! lol!  I thought this fun playful paper pack was perfect for these photos, in fact, it seems perfect for really any type of photo, not just sports or boy photos. My most favorite thing about the kit was the corrugated arrows & slate twisty ties, they add just the right touch to your pages!  If you want to see the kit in its entirety you can see it HERE.  If you decide to purchase this kit, please share your projects with me by leaving a link in the comments below I would love to see what you create with this fun kit! I will be back next month to share more of the projects I made with this kit with you, this kit is easy to combine with things you may have already in your stash & you definitely will get a lot of "bang for your buck" with this kit!   

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sketch N Scrap card sketches

Happy August!  Hope everyone is enjoying these last lazy days of Summer!  I wanted to share with you my card sketches for Sketch N Scrap for this month!  I was out of town when the August 5th sketch posted and never got around to sharing it so I will share it now.  Here are the sketches with my card examples:
August 20th sketch by me:

My example:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; cardstock- Stampin Up; embossing folder- fan by 
Stampin Up; ink- Stampin Up; stamp set- CTMH; bling- Kaisercrafts

August 5th sketch by Kelly:

My example:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Stampin Up;  cardstock: Stampin Up; stamp set: CTMH;
bling: Kaiser Craft; ink- chocolate chip and old olive by Stampin Up

Both of my cards were made with the stamp set generously donated by our August sponsor Amanda Armitage, independent CTMH consultant.  This set is super cute, very versatile and I LOVE that it is clear so you can see exactly where you are placing it on your paper!  Super easy to use!  Here is the whole set:
Don't you love it!  It is reasonable priced as well for just $6.95, a GREAT starter stamp set for those of you wanting to delve into card making but not spend a lot!  If you would like to order it please stop by Amanda's CTMH site HERE or visit her Etsy store Love Manifested to see her pre-made goodies and other fun stuff!
Now, if you want to play along at Sketch N Scrap for a chance to win this FAB-O stamp set you have until August 31st at midnight CST, details are HERE.  Hope to see your lovely entries soon!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sketch N Scrap #39

Summer is fast coming to a close, it seems like it was just a few days ago we were busy planning out all the fun things we would do this summer and now we are busily planning all the things we need to do to get ready to go back to school which starts in a weeks time!  Our second layout sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap is by my good buddy Kelly.  I love Kelly's sketches as they stretch me out of my comfort zone!
Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout documenting our last lazy summer days of 2013:
Supplies Used: cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Boardwalk; flag: Bella Blvd;
stickers: Fancy Pants Boardwalk; punch: star and circle by Stampin Up; circle border:
 Teresa Collins; wood stars: Studio Calico

These are pictures of my son and nephew enjoying my parent's pool one lazy summer afternoon. We sure will miss lazy days by the pool! I hope you will find time to play along with us this month at Sketch N Scrap, we have tons of inspiration using this sketch on our blog, our DT did an outstanding job as usual so hop on over and check it out!  Plus we have a FAB sponsor this week, Amanda Armitage, independent consultant for CTMH has generously donated a lovely stamp set to be given to one lucky participant that we will choose randomly!  Remember you can't win if you don't play so check out all the details HERE!
Happy scrapping!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sketch N Scrap #38

Can you belive it is August already?  Time for the kids to head back to school soon and for us Moms' to get back into a more regular routine - I will miss you summer!  A new month means a new sketch over at Sketch N Scrap!
 Here is the first sketch of the month designed by me:

And here is my layout using the sketch:
Supplies used: Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup; Letter Stickers: Jillibean Soup;
Circle Tag: Elle's Studio;  Punch: McGill Heart & circle; button: Stampin Up;

These pictures are of my niece and her puppy Blitz taken on the Fourth of July this year.  She loves her dog and he loves her! He doesn't even mind being put in a choke hold and loved on he is so sweet!  These two are quite the pair!  I hope you will find time to play along with us again at Sketch N Scrap, we have an awesome sponsor this month.  Amanda Armitage, Independent Close to My Heart Consultant and owner of the Etsy store Love Manifested is our sponsor and she is giving away a lovely stamp set to one lucky randomly drawn winner!  Check it out the details HERE!  Happy Scrapping friends!