Monday, August 21, 2017

August Cafe Card Kit!

Good Monday morning friends!!!  Usually I am like everyone else dreading Monday morning but not today...today I am thrilled to share the AMAZING August Cafe Card kit from The ScrapRoom with you today!!  I was so blessed to be able to work with this beautiful kit this month!
 Here is the kit:

Here are my cards created using this kit:





These cards came to together so quickly using this kit! Everything coordinated so well together!  Plus I have scraps left over to create at least another 4-5 cards!  I would just need to add more card bases! The only things I used from my stash were white and black pearls for the 1st 3rd and 4th cards and my butterfly and scallop circle punches for the 1st card!! Everything else you see came in the kit including the card bases, envelopes and card stock!!  Plus I can use that adorable stamp and mini ink pad over and over again! This is my new favorite sentiment stamp, it is just perfect for so many occasions!  Make sure and stop by The ScrapRoom blog to see what the other card designer, Dee created with her kit!  If you would like to purchase your own kit go HERE, you won't be sorry you did!  Plus you get step by step directions to MANY of the cards created by the DT using this kit!  What a fun, fast and easy way to create a bunch of cards to have in your stash!!!!  Make sure and share here what you create with your kit, I would love to see!!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sketch N Scrap Card sketch #104

August is winding down, my baby went back to school on Friday to start his second year of college.  It was a whirlwind week as we got him ready for marching band camp and move in on Friday, it's still SUPER hot here in Texas so you have to be prepared when spending all day outside! Today time in my craft room was just what the doctor ordered for this Momma missing her boy!  I had fun playing with the August 20th sketch at Sketch N Scrap, created by me!  Here is the sketch:

And here are my cards created with the sketch:
Supplies Used: Card stock: CTMH White Daisy, Thistle, Bashful; Ink: CTMH: Thistle, Sea Glass, & Bashful; Patterned Paper: Little Dreamer Paper Pack; Stamps:  Little Dreamer ; Dies: Little Dreamer Thin Cuts & Stampin' Up Circle & Scallop Framelits; Enamel Heart: Recollections

Supplies: Cardstock: CTMH White Daisy, Stampin' Up- Basic Black & Tempting Turquoise; Patterned Paper: Photo Play Summer Bucket List & Simple Stories Domestic Bliss; Sticker: Photo Play Summer Bucket List; Ink: Memento Black; Stamps: CTMH Little Dreamer; Dies: CTMH Little Dreamer & Stampin' Up Circle & Starburst 

I had so much fun creating both cards!!  The first card I made for a friend who loves unicorns...I think she will enjoy it, her birthday is Monday!! Here is a peek at the inside:
Truth be told I bought this whole set for that darn saying LOL!  I know it's crazy but I LOVE it!!! If you are interested in this stamp set it is retiring at the end of August, you can see it on my website HERE.  I don't always decorate the inside of my cards but thought this one needed it plus I had these scraps left over so what a good way to use them up!! Don't you just love these colors? Thistle is my newest favorite color, such a pretty shade of purple!
The second card I made from some scraps I had left over from my July ScrapRoom kit!  I have just a VERY small amount of scraps left from this kit and hope to make at least 1-2 more cards with them! It was a really fun kit!  I think it is sold out but you can see the current kits for August at The ScrapRoom store!  I hope you will hop on over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to check out all the amazing examples created by the DT!!  Make sure and play along with us, you have until August 31st at midnight CST to enter our challenge for a chance to win a fantastic prize!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, August 18, 2017

The ScrapRoom August Doubleshot kit

Good morning!!   Just popping in at the start of the day to show off my double page layout using the August Doubleshop kit from The ScrapRoom!!  This layout is made using the Fancy Pants Hello Sunshine part of the kit!  Here is the kit:

And here is my double page layout using this super fun kit!!
Supplies Used:  Cardstock- White from kit & black- from my stash; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Hello Sunshine from kit; Die Cuts/Tags: Fancy Pants Hello Sunshine from the kit; Twine: From the kit; Rhinestones: From the kit; White pen

The colors in this line went so well with the fun pictures of my niece and nephew hunting for sea shells on the beach in Pensacola, Florida one summer!! I think these striking colors look great with pops of black and then to make it stand out even more I added some white pen doodling! I had so much fun with this layout, and the only thing I added from my stash was black card stock and a white pen! As you can see the kit is packed with the perfect amount of embellishments and papers! Make sure and pop on over to The ScrapRoom blog to check out the amazing layouts created by the other DT members!!!  Happy creating friends! 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The ScrapRoom ~ August Doubleshot Kit

Good morning!!!  I am super excited to share two of my layouts today that I created using the ScrapRoom Doubleshot kit for August!  This kit was SOOO fun to work with!  Here is the kit:

Here are my layouts created using the Echo Park Under the Sea part of the kit:
Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Blue from kit, red and yellow from my stash (Stampin' Up); Patterned Paper: Echo Park Under the Sea from kit; Stickers: Echo Park under the Sea (from the kit); enamel dots: My Minds Eye (from my stash) & yellow twine Lawn Fawn from my stash 
Supplies used:  Cardstock: Red from the kit and Yellow by Stampin' Up from my stash; Patterned Paper: Echo Park under the Sea from the kit; Stickers: Echo Park Under the Sea from the kit; enamel dots: My Minds Eye from my stash.

These picture of my niece and nephew at the beach in Pensacola Florida were perfect for these papers! I love that these papers and stickers are so fun and so bright!! So fun to work with!! Plus you receive an ENTIRE sheet of stickers to work with, how amazing is that????   I have plenty left over to make at least another 2-3 layouts!! Wow! And this is just half of the kit, the other part of the kit is Fancy Pants Hello Sunshine and is super fabulous as well!  I will be back in a few days to show you the layout I created from that part of the kit!  If you are looking for a super kit club make sure and stop by The ScrapRoom store, there are several kits to chose from to meet everyone's needs and satisfy any taste!  The best part is the store has lots of incredible goodies as well and if you order extras from the store they ship free with your kit each month!  WOW!!  I hope you will stop by The ScrapRoom blog and see what the other members of the DT came up with using the wonderful August kits!!! Happy creating!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Fun with challenges!

My niece was at it again today!  I think we may have created a monster lol! She has decided she loves to participate in all the fun challenge blogs there are out there!  I think she and I agree on one thing, there is not enough hours in the day to create and play!  Here is her first ever scrapbook layout:
She did this entirely on her own, the only thing I helped with was to explain how to use a sketch and how to use the tape runner.  She did have a newbie scrappers mishap when she accidentally applied the tape runner to the wrong side of the paper!  But I know I still do that on occasion!  She is a whiz at cutting paper and measuring before she cuts so I think she makes an awesome scrapbooker!  Given that she is only 9 years old I think she will just get better and better as she practices!  This layout was made using the sketch at Sketch N Scrap for August 1st.  She is also entering into the challenge at Lasting Memories Layout challenge blog for challenge #356: In the House.  The challenge is to make a layout about a in house pet or animal and she is using picture of her and her cat Mack!  I think she did an awesome job with the challenge and sketch don't you?  She is an animal lover so I think this challenge was right up her alley!

Next up is her card she created for her Gram using the sketch at  Clean & Simple Stamping using sketch #27

 Here is her card using the sketch:

Once again very little to no help from me, she did need help with the embossing folder and the punch for the scallop but other then that it was all her ideas and stamping!  I thought she did a spectacular job on stamping the sentiment!  Today we learned how to color an image using markers, she likes that technique as she loves to color!
Katie would like to thank everyone for looking at her projects today!  Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Stick It Down ~ I love cats!

We spent the day making cards today!  We had a lot of fun playing around with different sketches and even creating a few cards of our own design!  Today my niece Katie decided she wanted to get in on the fun and enter a challenge or two.  She was able to complete one card for the Stick it Down challenge!  Here is the August card sketch from Stick it Down:
Here is Katie's card:


Here she is all smiles with her completed project!


Katie is just 9 years old and this is her first time to use a sketch!  I think she did a great job don't you?  I think we have a budding sketch challenge junkie on our hands!  Tomorrow we are tackling a layout sketch!  Have a great weekend and happy creating!



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #102

July is really flying by!  I can't believe that it is time for the last sketch of the month again over at Sketch N Scrap!  I say this every month but where did the time go? Yikes!  Today the sketch is by me!   Here is my sketch:
 
I loved this sketch so much I made not one card but TWO using it!!! Here are my cards:
 Supplies Used:  Card stock: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz,Calypso Coral & Sahara Sand; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Winter Wonderland (6x6); Rhinestones: Kaiser Crafts; Sentiment : Cut out from 6x6 paper pad; Dies: Lawn Fawn (snowflakes); Border Punch: Stampin' Up (Scallop)
 
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Cool Caribean & Night of Navy; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories So Rad (6x6); Stamp: Stampin' Up; Ink: Stampin' Up Night of Navy; punch: Stampin' Up (stars); enamel dots: Queen & Co.; Border: American Crafts (pre-cut)
 
I had a lot of fun making these cards!  I envision LOTS of different ideas using this sketch.  I plan to make a few cards using hearts for the shape and also leaves for a Fall themed birthday card!  Trying to use up some of my older 6x6 paper pads to make room for more, I just LOVE 6x6 paper pads!! But I don't have a lot of room to store anymore so look for more cards using them coming up in the near future!  Make sure and hop over to Sketch N Scrap to check out the cards made by the other DT members, LOTS of different takes on the sketch that are sure to inspire you!  You have until July 31st to enter our prize drawing for a fun set of dies just by sharing your card or layout created with one of our sketches!  PLUS if you are in the mood for a fun crop make sure and join our crop at Sketch N Scrap it started on Saturday July 15th and runs until Saturday July 29th!! We are having a lot of fun sketch based challenges as well as chatting and we have an amazing prize!!  Visit our events page on our Facebook page HERE to join in the fun!
Happy creating friends!




Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #101

Have you played with the July 5th card sketch at Sketch N Scrap yet?  If not make sure and check it out, it is super fun and a great way to make a quick and easy card!  I know I will use it again soon! Here is the super fun sketch by Heather:
 
 And here is my card using the sketch:

Supplies Used:  Card stock: Whisper White & Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (floral) & CTMH (wood); Punch: Daisy by Stampin' Up; Sticker (thanks) by My Minds Eye
 
I needed a quick thank you card and wanted to use my new daisy punch so this sketch was perfect for both things!!!  I love the wood and floral papers together, and this daisy punch is just amazing if you don't have one you might want to consider getting one, I just love daisies and this punch doesn't disappoint!  I hope you will give this fun sketch a whirl and if you do please share it with us at Sketch N Scrap either on the blog or on the Facebook page!!  We want to see what you create!!
Also if you are in the mood for a fun crop make sure and join our crop at Sketch N Scrap that starts on Saturday July 15th!! We are having a lot of fun sketch based challenges as well as chatting and an amazing prize!!  Visit our events page on our Facebook page HERE to join in the fun!
 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Double-shot Kit~ Photo Play Summer Bucket List!

I am excited to share my second layout I made with the July Double-Shot kit from The ScrapRoom!  This one is a double pager and uses the Photo Play Summer Bucket List kit! I just loved this line, this is my first time to use a line by Photo Play and I have to say it won't be my last!!  Here is the amazing Double-shot July kit:
 
 Here is my layout using the Photo Play Summer Bucket List kit:

Supplies Used: FROM KIT: Yellow card stock, white card stock; Patterned Paper- Photo Play Summer Bucket List; Stickers: Summer Bucket List by Photo Play; FROM MY STASH: enamel dots; blue card stock; embossing folder
 
I had fun using awesome pictures of my BFF and her family having fun this past June.  I don't do a lot of double pagers but when I do I like to use a lot of different sized photos for interest.  Here are a few close ups of the layout:
  I added extra hearts from the sticker sheet to the 4 x 6 cut apart card and then popped up the sun and ferris wheel stickers to give added dimension.  I also embossed the yellow circle to give more texture.
 

I love the addition of enamel dots to all my layouts, it really dresses up your embellishment clusters!
 
I hope you will check out all the layouts created using this kit and the Flavors of the Month kit for July, they did an outstanding job with the kits!  Check back next week when I share my other layout and the cards I made with this amazing kit.  To purchase yours make sure and visit The ScrapRom store!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July Doubleshot kit - Simple Stories Domestic Bliss

Hello!  I am so excited to share with you my first reveal as a design team member of the ScrapRoom Kit Club!   I was blessed to be able to work with the Double-shot Kit Club for July.  This is an amazing kit!  Here is peek at the kit:
 
Here is my layout using the Simple Stories Domestic Bliss line:

Supplies Used: FROM THE KIT: White cardstock- American Crafts; Patterned Paper- Simple Stories Domestic Bliss; Simple Stories Bits N Pieces; Simple Stories Stickers (broom, oven mitt, washer, grocery cart & laundry basket)  FROM MY STASH: button - Stampin' Up, rhinestone- Queen & Co; letter stickers- Doodlebug & Echo Park

I just love these pictures of my son when he was younger! What a helper he was back then and how time flies!  Now it is like pulling teeth to get him to do a simple chore or help out around the house!!! I am going to have to show him these pictures of his little domestic self once he gets his own place and remind him of his love of cooking, cleaning and ironing!   I added a bunch of journaling on the back, I had so much to say that I didn't have room on the layout.  Don't you love this line? I had such a great time playing with it! I could think of a lot of ideas for it: house renovation pictures, new appliances, everyday life; cooking, layout about a favorite recipe, the sky is the limit!  And if you don't want to be so themed with this line it would be a perfect line for just regular photos about your family or kids! The small stickers and bits 'n pieces are great for your planner as well!   I know you will love this kit as much as I did!  To purchase yours make sure and visit The ScrapRoom Store today!  I will be back later in the week to show you the rest of the my creations using this fun kit!  Make sure and visit the Scrap Room blog or the Scrap Room store to check out what the other DT members did with the amazing kits!! 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style

Hi friends! Things are getting busy on the blog today, this is my second post to share with you for today!  WOW! I love creating and most of all sharing my creations with other like minded paper crafters.  Today I am excited to announce I have joined the DT of Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style challenge blog!  I have always loved the idea of pocket scrapbooking but hadn't really done much of it so I am very excited to be invited to be part of such a talented group of ladies!  I am also excited that starting in July I will also be designing sketches for them as well!  What would I do without my sketches?!!!!  Here is the fun sketch by Susanne Brauer that I used for today's project:
 
And here is my PL card using the sketch:
 
Here is my completed layout using the card based on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Scenic Route (grid), Echo Park Little Boy; Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead; Cardstock: Stampin' Up: Really Red, Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie; Letter Stickers: American Craft Thickers (foam), Echo Park  Splendid Sunshine (navy), MLS (mini red) & Authentique (grey); Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye; Wood Veneer: Queen & Co; stickers: Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead (sun) & Echo Park I love Sunshine(Banner); Word stickers: Jillibean Soup Watermelon Gazpacho; Die Cut: Hello Sunshine and sunglasses strip by Elle's Studio; PL style pre-printed card: Elle's Studio (JUNE); 
This is going to be a second page to go with another layout I created a few years back about this same trip....I was having a hard time including all these photos on a second page and figured a pocket style page was the way to go!  I love how it turned out!  I am going to add the journaling to my Details of our Trip card tonight to finish the layout then into my album it will go!  Feels so good to have another layout complete! I hope you will join us again at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style in July when I reveal my first PL sketch!!!  Make sure and visit the Sketches in Thyme PL Style blog to see all the other designers take on the sketch as well as to see some more amazing sketches to use in your pocket scrapping!  And to sweeten the deal if you play along they have an amazing prize up for grabs this month! Happy creating!

Card sketch #100 ~ Hello Friend!

Good morning friends!  I have a fun card with some very bright colors to share today!  This is our 100th card sketch for Sketch N Scrap, what a great way to close out the month!  When I decided about 4+ years ago to start making card sketches I never dreamed it would take off like this and 100 sketches later here we are!  WOW!  Here is my sketch for you:
 
Here is my card based on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up whisper white and Night of Navy & Bazzill (watermelon); Patterned Paper: Pebbles Happy Day; Flower punch: Stampin' Up; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; Sentiment: Pebbles Happy Day collection.
I loved the bright colors of this line when I first saw it!  Pebbles has some of the most amazing collections, I have been a big fan of their products for YEARS!!!  Their newest collections are drool worthy and I can just see my pocketbook getting lighter as they come out with them, I want them ALL!  I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month, we have a fun 6x6 paper pad up for grabs as this month's prize, so make sure and check us out HERE!  You have until June 30th to play along!  Happy creating!