Sunday, October 27, 2013

Everyday's a Holiday at Sketch N Scrap!

Welcome to Sketch N Scrap's holiday hop! I hope you have been enjoying seeing the multitude of fun and creative holiday projects the design team has shown you so far! I know I have been inspired! Today we are celebrating the red, white and blue!  My holiday is Independence Day!  I know some of you don't celebrate this holiday if you live outside of the United States, but you still get to play along with us today!  I decided to create a layout using the colors red, white& blue:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Authentique Glory; Letter stickers: Bella Blvd (red), Making 
Memories (script), and Authentique (navy); stickers: Authentique & Bo Bunny; chipboard: Bo Bunny.

Even though this layout doesn't feature your typical Independence Day pictures of fireworks and outdoor fun, I think it definitely captures the essence of what Independence Day is all about.  I decided to show how grateful I am for those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that I can enjoy the wonderful freedom I do today. Over the past 3 years my son and I have visited several historic sites and as we walked on those hallowed grounds at Gettysburg, Valley Forge, and Arlington National Cemetery and visited the World War II and Korean War Memorials and the Vietnam Wall we were just in awe of those who were willing to die for freedom.  Freedom as we all know isn't free and we continue to be ever so grateful for those who have served and continue to serve to keep us that way.  I thought a layout depicting some of the pictures from these sacred places was a great way to remember that freedom isn't free and we should honor those who serve and never ever take this wonderful freedom we have for granted!  Besides sharing the inspiration of my project with you today I also wanted to offer up a little prize as well, because what fun is a blog hop without a prize! One randomly selected winner will win these fun red, white and blue washi tapes, perfect for adding these fun colors to your layouts!  These tapes were purchased at one of my favorite Etsy shops: Spiegel Mom's Scrap Shop!  If you need some fun embellishments for your pages, she has some great prices and neat stuff! 
Here are a few ways you can win this fun set of washi tapes!  You get one entry for :
1) becoming a follower of my blog and the Sketch N Scrap blog .Then come back here to leave a comment telling me you have done so (if you are currently a follower just leave me a comment telling me that)
2) Liking Sketch N Scrap's Facebook page, HERE. Then come back and comment here to let me know you have done so or you are already a fan.
3) Following Sketch N Scrap on Pinterest HERE.  Then come back and comment to let me know you are a current a follower or have started following us.
Easy peasy right?  Deadline to enter is November 8th at midnight CST, I will draw a winner by November 10th and announce it here on the blog.  Don't forget to hop along with Sketch N Scrap tomorrow, Theresa has some tricks up her sleeve with a spooky Halloween project as well as a wonderful treat you won't want to miss! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

CTMH For Always

Hope everyone's October is going great! I'm excited to share with you another layout created for Lori Brown's CTMH design team!  
Here it is:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: For Always & Huntington CTMH; journaling ovals & circles:
 Crate Paper; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; Cardstock: Stampin Up; stickers: Mambi & Crate Paper

This is a picture of my son and his fellow saxophone players in his Jazz Band. I love that the "B" side of the Huntington papers went so well with the For Always papers! These coordinated nicely with left over journaling circles and ovals I had from the Crate Paper Portrait line! I had one scrap of paper (shown in the right middle) that was from the Crate Paper Portrait line and was able to use that as a pop of color and an accent, (yes, I save pieces that small lol!) thank goodness it was the perfect size!  This goes to show that you can mix and match many different papers and get a look that is coordinated and looks like they were bought together!  This is especially a fun trick when you are down to scraps!  The larger black piece from the For Always line is the "A" side and I was able to use the "B" side (black flowers on white background) for my second pattern, thus using the ENTIRE piece of paper....PLUS the little strip on the bottom that you cut off, is the pretty small black medallion piece in the middle of my layout - this is one feature the CTMH utilizes that I LOVE, lets you use EVERY LAST bit of the paper! So long story short...don't forget those "B" sides!  If you'd like to order of the CTMH products I have used here or any other CTMH products visit Lori's website to shop and click on Lisa My Creative Endeavors sent me link on the home page!  Thanks and hope you have a creative hump day!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Holiday Hop starts today!

Everyday is like a holiday at Sketch N Scrap, so much great inspiration shared by our design team as well as our sketch artists and participants each and everyday, so today we are starting our holiday hop sharing holiday inspired projects with you starting today through November 8th!  I hope you will join us by hopping over to Heather's blog and seeing the lovely holiday mini books she is sharing with you today, you won't want to miss it!  

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Card sketch #12

I'm so excited to share with you my newest card sketch for Sketch N Scrap!  I hope you like it:

And here is the card I created with it:
Supplies Used:  Cardstock; Stampin Up Crumb Cake & Vanilla; Patterned Paper:
We R Memory Keepers & Jillibean Soup; sticker: Jillibean Soup; ink: True Thyme by 
Stampin Up; Stamp set: French Foliage by Stampin Up, brads: We R Memory Keepers

I am in love with this splatter stamp and script stamp from the French Foliage stamp set by Stampin Up!  It is so versatile and I use it all the time!  I hope you will play along with us for a chance to win a fun prize package from Stacia's Etsy store ScrapStuffz!  Even if you don't win go check out the goodies in her store, she will custom make die cuts to fit your every need and they are super cool!  Don't forget our Holiday Hop starts tomorrow so tune in bright and early to see what our first holiday project is!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sketch N Scrap #43

Time for our second layout sketch of October! This is a SPOOKY one to play along with!  
Sketch by Kelly:

Here is my layout based on it (a not so spooky one!):
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Echo Park Little Boy, A walk in the Park; Fancy Pants
Down by the Shore; washi tape: My Mind's Eye & Bella Blvd; rub ons: Fancy Pants Down
by the Shore; Stickers & metal accent: Fancy Pants Down by the Shore.

My Dad captured this awesome picture of my nephew playing in the tub last year on his 3rd birthday! I loved being able to use these cute whales and sailboat rub ons!  I really do like rub ons and need to use them more often (I have a ton don't you?!)  I love taking a sketch and making it my own, here I only used one photo since that is all I had and also used a single sticker for my title vs alphas! So easy but I think it showcases the photo well!  I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month.  You have until October 31st to complete a layout using this layout to be entered into a chance to win some awesome goodies from ScrapStuffz!  Details are HERE!  Have a happy scrappy day!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Happy World Cardmaking Day!  Those of us at Sketch N Scrap want to celebrate along with you today, we have released our first card sketch of October and hope you will play along with us! Here is the sketch by Kelly:

Here are the cards I made with it:
Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Stampin Up; patterned paper: Making Memories & KI Memories;
stickers: Doodlebug Designs; Stamp: Stampin Up; letter stickers: Doodlebug Designs, Ink: SU

Supplies Used:  Cardstock: SU Nite of Navy & Whisper White; patterned paper:
Stampin Up; Stamps : Stampin Up Happy Harmony & Trust God; embossing folders:
Stampin Up; Ink: Nite of Navy & versamark; Chalks: Stampin Up, die cut: Stampin Up

Make sure and check out the other examples made with the sketch by our awesome Design Team members!  Plus not only will you be entered to win a prize from our awesome sponsor Scrapstuffz, a wonderful etsy store owned by Stacia Brandt, but we have a special prize for those who use our card sketches this month, in honor or World Cardmaking Day!  Each entry gets you ONE entry into the randomly drawn prize draw for the month of October.  Check out the details HERE.  I hope your day is inspired by our sketch and card examples but most of all I hope you are able to eek out some creative time for yourself today!  I can't wait to see all your wonderful cards created on this fun day!