Sunday, May 31, 2015

Last birthday bash challenge!

Wow, didn't May just fly by?  It is hard for me to believe there is only one week of school left and June starts tomorrow!!!  I am up on the Sketch N Scrap blog today for our final third birthday bash challenge!  I wish we could keep celebrating all year long instead of all month long because this has been an awesome month!  Here is my challenge layout:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Scenic Route; cardstock: Stampin Up;
tags: Elle's Studio, October afternoon; bakers twine: American Crafts; Alphabets: October Afternoon;
enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; stickers: October Afternoon; ink: Memento; date stamp: Heidi Swapp;
based on a sketch by my friend Natalia.
Now for my challenge (should you choose to accept it!).  To mark Sketch N Scrap's third birthday I am making this a THREE challenges in one challenge!!  For this challenge you must use : THREE TAGS, THREE different alphabets, AND THREE photos!!!  And what is a challenge without a prize?  I will randomly draw one winner out of all submitted entries that follow the challenge guidelines to receive a pack of enamel dots as shown below
But remember you can't win if you don't play! Just follow these simple rules:
1) Create a LAYOUT based on the recipe above
2) Your card must include THREE alphabets, THREE photos & THREE tags
3) Your layout must be new as of today (no backlinking)
4) You may link up with other sites but you may not enter your card in other Sketch N Scrap challenges (including DT's birthday bash challenges- no double dipping!)
5) Due to high shipping costs and the length of time to receive international packages only those with US addresses are eligible (but you can still link up we would love to see what you create!)
6) Link up in the sidebar by June 15th at midnight CST
I hope you will find time to play along, I can't wait to see what you create!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Design Team Call!

We are having a Design Team Call at Sketch N Scrap! Sketch N Scrap is pleased to announce we are seeking layout and card designers for our next terms starting July 1st!  No previous experience is necessary and international crafters are welcome to apply!  We are looking for all levels of card makers and scrapbookers, a love of paper crafting and sharing your work is all that is needed!  If you like creating with our sketches then please consider applying!  For more information please visit the Sketch N Scrap blog!  We look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Card sketch #50

I'm running behind in sharing my sketch and card for May 20th, the month is getting away from me! So without further ado here is the May 20th sketch at Sketch N Scrap:
And here is my card inspired by the sketch:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Stampin Up; Cardstock: Stampin Up; Punches:
butterfly- Martha Stewart & scallop circle Stampin Up; stickers: Doodlebug designs
I hope you will be able to use this sketch to make a card or two for someone special!  There is still plenty of time to join in our challenges at Sketch N Scrap this month, we are having THIRTY challenges in all this month and while the main sketch challenges will end on May 31st at 7 pm CST many of the birthday bash challenges are going on until mid June, to check out all the current challenges you can click on the BIRTHDAY BASH tab at the top of the blog!  I am up again on May 31st with another fun birthday bash challenge so stay tuned for more fun before the end of the month!!! 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Twistback Thursday challenge!

It's my turn to host this month's Twistback Thursday challenge at Sketch N Scrap where we use one of our older sketches from a year or more ago and add a fun twist to it.  Here is the sketch from April 2014 by Kelly:
This month's TWIST is THE GREAT OUTDOORS, use photos taken outside for your layout!  Riding bikes, fishing, playing baseball, camping, swimming, any outdoor fun time will do!  We are getting into the swing of Spring & want to see those outdoor photos!
And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Scenic Route, MME, Bo Bunny & Echo Park; chipboard: MME;
wood veneers: Studio Calico; enamel dots: MME; journal tag: Jillibean Soup, alphabet: Doodlebug
These pictures are of my littlest nephew learning to ride his big boy bike!  He can really fly on that thing!  This layout came together super quick thanks to my scrappy pal Kelly!  Of course, her wonderful sketch is the inspiration for the design but she also is the creator of the awesome kit that I used for this layout.  Kelly & I attended to Scrapbook Expo back in February of this year and we thought it would be fun to put together a kit using our stash for each other.  Basically we set parameters as to what the kit would include such as 5-6 patterned papers and at least one alpha etc just for general guidelines and got to creating from our stash!  We did give each other suggestions in what type of kit we would like- I picked summer colors/theme- and she did an awesome job putting it together for me, it was PERFECT and even better then one I could have bought!  Now don't get me wrong, all the lovely kits out there are wonderful and who wouldn't want to purchase a few, but with the amount of stash we both had we knew we wanted to focus on using it at the crop vs buying more stuff!  So this was a perfect inspiration and so fun.  I have put together kits for myself from my stash in the past and it really has helped me to use up some older things I had like a misc remaining embellishment or a piece of paper that was from a collection I had mostly used up and didn't have enough to make a full layout with anymore.  You can see some of my kits I have made HERE.  Having everything coordinate and right at your fingertips will definitely make your layouts come together quickly...and add a wonderful Sketch N Scrap sketch and you will have a layout done before you know it!  I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month, besides this fun Twistback Thursday sketch we are celebrating our third birthday bash with a challenge a day, so make sure and join us and get all the details on the Sketch N Scrap blog!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Third Birthday Bash challenge!

It's my turn to host a Third Birthday Bash challenge over at Sketch N Scrap!  Today's challenge is to create a birthday card that uses THREE COLORS & THREE PUNCHES.
Here is a peek at my card:

Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Stampin Up- Red Riding Hood, Whisper White & Chocolate Chip; Patterned Paper:
Stampin Up Bella Rose; punches: Martha Stewart butterfly; Stampin Up circle & scallop; Ink: Stampin Up-
Red Riding Hood & Chocolate Chip; stamps: Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge, All Holidays & Lovely Amazing You;
I hope you can play along with my birthday bash challenge! 
Here are the rules to play:
1) Create a BIRTHDAY card
2) Your card must include THREE colors (I used pink, red & brown) & THREE punches (I used a butterfly, circle & scallop punch)
3) Your card must be new as of today (no backlinking)
4) You may link up with other sites but you may not enter your card in other Sketch N Scrap challenges (including DT's birthday bash challenges- no double dipping!)
5) Link up in the sidebar by May 31st at midnight CST
I will randomly draw ONE winner to win this awesome Basic Grey Hello stamp set!!!
Sorry but due to high cost of shipping prize is eligible only to residents of the US, however, I hope all my international friends will still play along and link up!  Winner will have 7 days to claim the prize or it will be forfeited.  Let's get creative crafty pals, I can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day friends!  I created a special NSD sketch for Sketch N Scrap for today!  Here it is:
And here is my layout based on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Authentique, American Crafts; Stickers: Fancy Pants,
Authentique; Enamel Dots: Teresa Collins, Stampin Up; Punches: Martha Stewart,
Stampin Up; pearls: Kaiser Crafts.

I love this fun and bright paper I received as a crop prize when attending this year's Scrapbook Expo! It was perfect for these fun pictures of my BFF's daughter and her BFF!! I think this sketch is very versatile, I substituted this fun Project life card for the third picture but you could of course use 3 or more pictures!!  I plan to use it again soon for another layout I have planned.  I am hoping to spend the night cropping how about you? Any special plans for NSD?  If you need inspiration to get you started why not hop on over the Sketch N Scrap's blog and participate in one of our 30 challenges we will be hosting this month in honor of our THIRD birthday and NSD!!!!  We have lots of prizes, tons of inspiration and of course SKETCHES!!!  No better way to spend your NSD then online with your cyber besties getting inspired to finish up those layouts and get those pictures in your books! 
 Happy NSD friends!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Sketch N Scrap #80

Happy May crafty friends!  I am so excited to share my May 1st layout & sketch for Sketch N Scrap with you today!!!  Here is the sketch:
And here is my layout based on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: American Crafts, Fancy Pants, MME; stickers: MAMBI,
Fancy Pants; cork: Elle's Studio; Die cuts: Fancy Pants; chipboard heart: recollections;
Alphabet: American Crafts Thickers; enamel dots: MME.
I love these fun pictures of my son and niece at the American Airlines Center watching my nephew play hockey!  Good times spent with family, now that's the life!  I hope you have some time to hop on over to Sketch N Scrap to see all the wonderful inspiration by the DT AND find out more about our NSD and third birthday bash celebration!  We will be celebrating all month long with challenges and prize, you won't want to miss a minute so hop on over and follow the blog to get the inside scoop on all the latest and the greatest!  Hope to see you there!