Sunday, July 31, 2016

100 paper challenge!

Hi my name is Lisa and I am addicted to patterned paper!  I have been a bit afraid to admit to this even though I have known it for awhile now, but then my friend Lori posted about it on her blog and I decided to go "public" with my addiction lol! So here I am publicly sharing some of my stash and joining in Lori's 100 paper challenge!!!   Here is my stack of 100 papers....I think I should have photographed it with a ruler, it's about 4 inches thick!!!!
Here they are more spread out:

Many of these papers were in kits that were basically over half gone many with 1/2 sheets etc.  Those sheets I put in a big bag of scraps, keeping most of the scraps that I deemed large enough to use and the rest were tossed.  That eliminated almost an entire drawer of old kits that had sat there for over 3+ years waiting to be used! And you know what more space means....ROOM FOR MORE PAPER!!!  Even though these papers are older they are still ones I really like, they just don't have others from the same line to match them so I plan to make matches from my stash or those pictured here...I grouped them by color family to make that easier.  The manufacturers include: Jillibean Soup, Bella Blvd, Simple Stories, Fancy Pants, Basic Grey, Echo Park, Paper Trunk, Pink Paislee and Crate Paper.
Most I would say are over 4 years old! I hope you will feel inspired to join in the fun.  Lori found this challenge idea on a Facebook group she belongs to but I just am doing it for myself but would love company!  My goal is to use up all of these papers by January 31st 2017 and those not used up will be given away here on the blog!  So at least follow me so that in February you might end up having chance at some free paper (but I think many of you are thinking you don't need more right?) So feel free to comment below and let me know if you are joining in and leave me a link to your blog and I will follow you to keep up with your progress and encourage you along the way....make sure and do the same with me even if you don't join in...I need all the help I can get!  Then come February if successful I will reward myself with a few new paper lines I have saved in my journal to give me that extra bit of motivation I need to keep using up my stash! Happy creating friends!!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #78

Wow, the summer is flying by!  As July nears the end we have our last sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap.  Here is the sketch by yours truly:

Here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Crumb Cake & Not Quite Navy by Stampin Up; Patterned
Paper: Stampin Up; Ink: Not Quite Navy by Stampin Up; Stamps: Stampin Up Painted
Petals; Punches: Circle, Scallop & Star by Stampin' Up; bling: Queen & Co

I am trying to use up some of discontinued Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper so I can justifying buying more in the newest patterns!!  I have almost completely used up this pack, just 3 sheets left! I made 15 of these cards for my son to use as his thank you cards for the graduation gifts he received.  I hope the recipients liked them!  I plan to use this sketch again, these cards were super fast to make and easy to mass produce!  Just what you need when you are making 15 cards at once. I hope you will hop on over to the Sketch N Scrap blog and check out all the WONDERFUL inspiration by the DT, they have truly outdone themselves this go round!  Plus we have an awesome prize up for grabs so don't miss out!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sketch N Scrap Card #77

Good morning everyone!!  I've been busy making cards over the past weekend, I really enjoy using sketches to create my cards, makes them come together so easily and quickly!  Today I am sharing our first card sketch of July with you.  This amazing sketch is brought to you by Mandy!  I just love Mandy's sketches, they always result in some of my favorite cards or layouts!
Here is the sketch:
And here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Simple Stories; sticker: Simple Stories, enamel dots: Echo Park;
 ink: Stampin Up; stamp: Stampin Up; rub on (for you)- Stampin Up.
 This card came together so fast! I know I will use this as a go to sketch for future cards!  I hope you will be able to join us this month at Sketch N Scrap, besides this wonderful card sketch we have another layout sketch already up and one more card and layout sketch to follow in the next two weeks!  There is of course an awesome prize up for grabs so hop on over and check out all the amazing inspiration the DT has to offer.  Happy creating!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Sketch N Scrap #108

Happy July!!!! Boy Summer is sure in full swing in our neck of the woods!  I hope you are enjoying your Summer, I can't believe how fast June flew by!  Now it's time for another amazing month of sketches at Sketch N Scrap!  Here is my sketch for July 1st:
Here is my layout inspired by the sketch:

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Echo Park, American Crafts,& Jillibean Soup;
wood veneers: Studio Calico; stickers: Bella Blvd & Echo Park; Punch: Martha Stewart (butterfly) &
Stampin Up (starburst); enamel dots: Echo Park; pearls: Queen & Co; washi tape: My Mind's Eye;
tag: Elle's Studio; brad: Simple stories: Alphabets: Thickers & My Mind's Eye (little)

These are pictures of my sweet niece playing in my parent's background one Easter!  She has grown a bit since then but she was such a pretty princess when she was younger, always wearing a tiara and pink or purple!  Love those memories!  I hope you will find time to play along with use this month, we have an amazing prize to give away this month compliments of DT member Lori!! So hop on over, check out the prize, the inspiration and link up!  We can't wait to see what you create!