Monday, November 25, 2013

Give Thanks in Everything

Today I'm sharing a card for Lori's CTMH Design Team.   I have been taking time to reflect on my many blessings and in the spirit of the holiday decided to create a card that reflects that. 
Supplies Used: CTMH patterned paper: Huntington; Rub on: Bo Bunny;
Stamp: French Foliage Stampin Up; cardstock and ink: CTMH, Desert Sand

I love using up my stash and this Bo Bunny rub on has been in my stash for at least a year, it is so pretty but I was saving it for the "right" layout but decided it would make a perfect card and looks wonderful with the Huntington Paper!  The basic card "layout" is one of my standard go to formulas!  It is easy to make and always looks is another card made with the same "layout" or formula:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: CTMH Sarita;  Cardstock,: Stampin Up;
Ink: Stampin Up; Stamp set: Happy Harmony & Simply the Best Stampin Up
roller: unknown source

I rotated the card to make it a horizontal one this time but followed the same basic layout using different supplies which creates a totally different looking card!  I LOVE this color combo!  The Sarita paper pack is one of my FAVORITES from CTMH!  It seems to coordinate with so many things I already have in my stash!  I love taking something old (Bo Bunny rub on, retired SU stamps set) and combining it with something newer (CTMH papers) to make my projects have a new feel!  Its so tempting to buy all new stamps, inks etc and I love to do it but when the budget is tight like it is this time of year why not make your old stuff new again by adding some awesome papers that might give an otherwise "old " embellishment new life!  I know once I used up all of the paper from a line I always have TONS of embellishments left over and this is one way to use those up.  I think you will find both the Huntington and Sarita paper packs coordinate well with a lot of your stash!  If you are so inclined to do some holiday shopping early, don't forget to visit Lori's CTMH site and click on the link Lisa's My Creative Endeavors sent me!  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sketch N Scrap #45

Is everyone ready for Christmas?  I'm ready to get my shopping started, yes, I said "started!"...I haven't done much shopping yet, thinking this year will be one of those marathon Black Friday shopping sprees where I complete my list in less then 24 hours!  Wish me luck!  Our last layout sketch for November is up at Sketch N Scrap today!  This sketch by Kelly is sure to get your creative juices flowing!

I decided to get in the Christmas spirit and create a Christmas layout:
Supplies used: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Jovial; stickers:
Basic Grey Jovial, My Mind's Eye Be Merry; Letters: American Craft Thickers & Paper
Trunk; ribbon: Little Yellow Bicycle; bling & pearls: Kaisercraft; faux stitching: Doodlebug

These pictures of my son, niece and nephew together right before opening gifts were so fun, I was excited to scrap them.  We had to bribe them to take a few good pictures and not let them open their gifts until said pictures were taken!  I'm trying it again this year, it worked so well last year!  I hope you will have time to join us at Sketch N Scrap this month and play along with one of our sketches!  It's easy to play along, just create a card or layout from one of our sketches and link it up by November 30th for a chance to win at $25 gift certificate to Kiwi Lane Designs our awesome November sponsor! 

Have a happy Scrappy weekend my friends!

Monday, November 11, 2013

We have a winner!!!

I hope everyone enjoyed our Holiday Hop at Sketch N Scrap! I know I was inspired by all the holiday greatness from all the design team!  Now for my random draw (most of you got more then one entry!!!)...................our winner is..........................................................................

Congrats Angela!  Please email me your address at and I will get your washi tape mailed out to you this week!  Thank you to all who played along!  I hope you us on the 15th of this month as unveil our second layout sketch of the month!   Make sure and follow us at Sketch N Scrap or follow me here so that you can be up on all the fun challenges and sketches will will have for you through the end of this year and in the new year!  We are having our FIRST ever online crop in December and starting in January we will be having a new monthly challenge to add on top of our four sketches!  I hope to see you joining in! And don't forget our Design Team call!  More info HERE!  Have a scrappy week friends!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Card Sketch #13

The month is in full swing and we have another sketch up for you at Sketch N Scrap today!  This is a card sketch designed by the ultra talented Kelly!
Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd & Stampin Up; cardstock: Stampin Up
chocolate chip & white; twine: Stampin Up; sticker: Bella Blvd;  leaf punch: McGill

I just used the scraps from my last layout (see it HERE) to create this card!  Making a card with your scraps is a useful way to use up an entire collection without any waste!  Try it, you can always use a card! I hope you will join us and play along with our sketches this month!  You can check them out HERE, it easy to play along, just create a card or layout from one of our sketches and link it up by November 30th for a chance to win at $25 gift certificate to Kiwi Lane Designs our awesome November sponsor! 

Now is a great time to get started on those Christmas cards!  Don't forget you have 3 more days to enter my Holiday Hop giveaway!  Details are HERE!  See you around friends!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sketch N Scrap #44

Happy November!  Are you getting into the holiday mood yet?  It's that time of year, I even heard Christmas music on the radio and in stores this weekend!  So it is a new month and we have a new sketch up at Sketch N Scrap
Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Bella Blvd; Stickers: Bella Blvd; letter
stickers: Basic Grey (green) & American Crafts Thickers; wood veneer: Studio Calico;
punch: Stampin Up scallop; cardstock: Stampin Up; buttons: Stampin Up.

I love these pictures of my brother and his son at the pumpkin patch this year!  The colors from last year's Bella Blvd Thankful collection were perfect with the pictures!  I hope you will find time to play along with the sketch this month because we have another wonderful sponsor for November.  Kiwi Lane Designs is offering a $25 gift certificate to one lucky randomly drawn winner who plays along with us this month. If you haven't visited their BLOG or website please do, they have TONS of inspiration as well as some wonderful products to make your scrapping a breeze!

All the details on how to play along are HERE!  Happy creating!