Friday, January 31, 2014

Chase away those winter blues!

Ok, it was in the low 70's here today so it was a bit hard to think of winter today, but they say a winter storm is blowing in with possible snow to fall here on Sunday, so I guess the winter blues haven't totally been chased away here!  Why not chase those winter blues away with an awesome crafty challenge? I have my first ever challenge up today at Frosted Designs, why not play along with us for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Frosted Designs store?  Here is the challenge:

To play along create a layout or other crafty project inspired by this mood board.  Here is my layout, I was inspired by the blue hues and the overall frosty chill of the pictures!
Supplies Used:  Background Paper: Elle's Studio Love you More line; Patterned Paper:
Recollections; Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye; Tag & Twine: Unknown

I love combining multiple lines on a layout! You can find all these lines in the Frosted Designs store! Make sure and go check out the Frosted Designs blog to see what other inspiration the design team came up with! I hope you will find time to play along with my challenge! 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Mix it up!

Good morning everyone!  I'm here today sharing my last layout for my stint as design team member for Lori Brown's CTMH team.  I had so much fun being part of this great team, but as they say all good things must come to an end.  This month I decided to mix it up a bit....after all it's a New Year, so for this layout I used a mix of papers from different lines.  Here is my layout:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Basic Grey; Patterned Paper: CTMH Tommy, Surf's Up & Pro Player;
chipboard: Basic Grey Hey Boy; star: CTMH Pro Player; stamp: CTMH Pro Player 
scrapbooking kit; ink: Night of Navy by Stampin Up; quote tag: My Mind's Eye;
journaling tag: Chic Tags; punches: Stampin Up; letters: rub ons by Making Memories.

I was able to mix three wonderful lines from CTMH : Tommy and ProPlayer, which are two awesome masculine lines and the third line Surf's Up, which is retired.  I was also able to use up a few embellishments from my stash which I thought coordinated great with these lines, the quote from My Mind's Eye I had had in my stash for years, plus I used up some chipboard embellishments from Basic Grey as well as some really old rub on letters.  I do like the look of rub ons, but they are a bit hard to work with when you haven't had practice with them for a while.  This is one of my favorite pictures of my son at 4, I just love his smile in this picture and it is fun to see him in a suit and tie, since nowadays he would NEVER let himself be caught wearing a suit and tie!!!  How times change! lol!  If you are looking for some fun new products or any masculine papers I would highly recommend either of these lines (ProPlayer or Tommy).   If you are so inclined to do some shopping then don't forget to visit Lori's CTMH store and click on the link Lisa's My Creative Endeavors sent me!  Happy crafting!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Echo Park fun!

Happy Monday everyone! I am pleased to share my layout created for Frosted Designs with you today! I am using the wonderful Echo Park line Photo Freedom Volume 2 today.  You can find it at the Frosted Designs store HERE.  I love the versatility of this line, so great to use with all types of photo themes!  Here you can see I was trying to warm up by scrapping some summer photos!
Here is my layout:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Bazill; Patterned Paper: Echo Park Photo Freedom
 collection; wood veneer: heart and arrow- Studio Calico; enamel dots- My Mind's Eye;
flair button- unknown source.

I used a left over journaling card from my Bella Blvd Snapshots collection for my hidden journaling on this layout. To learn more, visit the Frosted Designs blog to see how I did this.  I really enjoyed working with this fun line!  Here is a close up of my hidden journaling:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope everyone finds a little creative time for themselves today!  Please stop by the Frosted Designs blog to see more information about my layout and to check out all the great inspiration they have there!  Also, if you are in need of any scrappy supplies make sure and stop by the Frosted Designs store! They have awesome customer service as well as lightning fast shipping!  

Friday, January 10, 2014

New challenge at Sketch N Scrap!

We are starting a new challenge at Sketch N Scrap for 2014! This challenge is a usual sketch challenge but instead of an original sketch created by our sketch artists the sketch is inspired by a layout created by one of the design team members.  Here is our first Inspired By sketch by me:

 Here is the layout that inspired my sketch by Stephanie Ho:

And here is my layout based on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Papers: Basic Grey; Stickers: Basic Grey; felt: K & Co;
enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; letter stickers: Basic Grey; Cosmo Cricket; Heidi
Swapp; American Crafts Thickers; Paper Trunk

I hope you will be as inspired by Stephanie's layout as I was!  You have lots of time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap! We are giving away an awesome prize package from Skyline Paperie to one lucky randomly drawn winner and each layout or card you create based on this or one of our other sketches gets you one entry into the drawing!  But you can't win if you don't play so check out the deets here and see the other wonderful layouts and cards created by our design team with this sketch HERE!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Frosted Designs Challenge!

Today I am sharing my first layout as a Frosted Designs' Design Team member! I am so excited to share my layout with and hope you will enjoy being inspired by all the other wonderful creations the design team came up with!  Frosted Designs is thrilled to be partnering with Stuck?!Sketches on this challenge! Barb thought it would be fun to combine the sketch at Stuck?!Sketches with a challenge from us so, we would like to see you use this sketch along with Ink, Paint or Mists. How fun is that?! You are welcome to use this sketch to create cards, canvas projects, off the page projects,  journal pages and layouts! Pretty much anything you create using this sketch can be linked up! Just remember to use paint, ink or mist!!
Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on it:
Products used from the Frosted Designs store:
American Crafts- Textured Cardstock White

For my ink I used a stamp pad to ink around the edges of my banner, tags and die cuts (I love this technique it really makes things pop!) and then I embossed my top tag with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and used my pink ink on a make up sponge to darken the tag and highlight the embossed numbers! Make sure an visit the Frosted Designs blog to see what other ladies came up with, I know you will be inspired!  And don't forget to visit the Frosted Designs store, you will LOVE LOVE LOVE the February kit:
So stop by and order yours today! I hope you have a scrappy first weekend of the New Year! Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy 2014 friends!  I wish you a blessed New Year filled with joy, laughter, friends, family and lots of TIME to preserve those memories!   Sketch N Scrap is revealing their first sketch of the New Year today.  Sketch is by me:

And here is my take on it:
Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper: Echo Park Winter Park; Cardstock- Stampin Up;
letter stickers: Echo Park Winter Park; punch: snowflake by Stampin Up; snowflakes-
Maya Road (clear), Recollections- wood,  Stampin Up - felt; brads- Making Memories;
rub ons- (faux stitching) Doodlebug Designs; pearls- Recollections.

I have been meaning to document these pictures of my son shoveling snow back in 2010 with a spade (we left our snow shovel in Missouri when we moved) thinking we wouldn't see snow again!  Boy were we wrong!  Goes to show you, you never know when you might need that something you give away...or at least that is what I keep telling myself every time I try to purge my craft room! lol!  I was able to use up some older papers from Echo Park....just itching to break into my new Fancy Pants Timbergrove line, so be on the lookout for new projects coming with those newer papers!  Make sure and stop by Sketch N Scrap to see what the other designers did with the sketch!  Plus we have an awesome sponsor this month!  Skyline Paperie is sponsoring us, they are a new store filled with tons of awesome new embellishments and other crafty goodies and the prize ROCKS....

but you can't win if you don't play, so check it out and play along with us this month!  You know you want to!