Thursday, December 21, 2017

Card sketch #112

Christmas is getting closer by the minute!  Are you ready?  I am frantically finishing up last minute shopping, wrapping gifts and even still doing some decorating- yikes!  It's the busiest time of the year after all!  But I wasn't to busy to take a much needed creative break and whip up a card using the December 20th card sketch at Sketch N Scrap!  Here is the sketch by me:

And here is my card using the sketch:
Supplies Used: Cardstock- Stampin' Up- Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold & Soft Sky; Patterned Paper- Pink Paislee Girl Squad; Dies: Stampin' Up Scallop and circle; enamel dots- Teresa Collins (heart) & CTMH (circles)

I used my circle die to cut out the coffee cup from a PL style card that comes with these papers, I decided I liked the circle better then a square since the sketch obviously had a circle!  I love this line, it is so fun, amazing colors with pops of gold and some really fun sentiments!  Perfect for scrapbooking OR card making or even for your planners!  I hope you will take time out this busy season and reflect on the true meaning of the holiday and also to take some time for yourself to refresh and renew!  You have until December 31st at 9:55 pm CST to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap!!  
Merry Christmas and happy creating friends!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The ScrapRoom December Cafe Card kit!

I have mailed all my Christmas card as of 2 days ago!  Hope they arrive before Christmas! Now it's time to move on to making other fun cards of other themes! I had so much fun using the absolutely adorable December Cafe Card kit from The ScrapRoom this month!  
Here is the kit:

Here are my cards using this fun kit:

Supplies Used: Card bases- from kit; Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill-from the kit; Cardstock: American Crafts- from the kit; Stamp set: Lawn Fawn Sealed with a kiss- from the kit; Ink: Lawn Fawn- Mint-from the kit & black: Memento (from my stash); coloring pen: Sakura Koi gel pen (grey)- from the kit; twine: Lawn Fawn- from the kit; enamel dots: Eyelet Outlet- from the kit; dies- Heart from CTMH and circle from Stampin' Up (from my stash); punch- heart by McGill (from my stash) and watercolor marker (pink) from Stampin' Up (from my stash)

I just adore this kit....the stamps are super cute, fun and easy to work with PLUS you get the ink AND the Sakura Koi pen to color in your images!! What a deal all for just $16!!!  I can't say enough about this fun kit!!!  PLUS the envelopes are also included!  Make sure and hop on over to the ScrapRoom blog to see what the other designers did with this amazing kit!  If you would like to purchase your own December Cafe Card kit visit The Scraproom Store!!!  Have an amazingly creative day friends!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style sketch #92

Good morning!  I am SUPER late getting my project posted for this sketch!  December is flying by and taking me with it in a whirlwind!! I can't seem to keep up!  I have been busy creating behind the scenes but then forget to come share with everyone!  There is a fun and amazing sketch up on the Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style blog that I know you will want to play along with!  The sketch is by the talented Emma Prescott!  Here is her sketch:

Here is my card created with the sketch:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Basic Black by Stampin' Up!; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories & Stampin' Up!; letter stickers: Pebbles; stamps: Heidi Swapp date stamp & letter stamps by Stampin' Up- Rough Edges; sticker: black/white with heart by Recollections; ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

I am doing the Faithful Girl challenges over at the Reset Girls' Faithful Life Club and keeping all my journaled verses in a 6 x 8 album from CTMH.  This is going to be the card to kick off week #2 challenges!  I am not doing to shabby with keeping up all things considered but the month is only 1/2 over with lol!  This month the theme is CHERISH- you are cherished thus my title on the card!  The verses for the challenges all go along with this theme.  I haven't finished the other 3 cards for this week's spread yet but you are guaranteed they will be using sketches from the Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style blog!!  This week's spread is all 3 x 4 cards like this one.  I hope you will join us this month at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style or at least visit the blog and see what fun creations the other DT members are sharing!  Stay creative friends! 

Friday, December 15, 2017

The ScrapRoom December Doubleshot kit!

TGIF!!!  I am so glad it's the weekend!  Now I can catch up on all the Christmas decorating, baking, gift wrapping etc!!  And of course, I must find some "me" time to relax in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the season and get creative!!  Today I am sharing with you the second layout I created using the December Doubleshot kit from The ScrapRoom!  Here is the amazing kit:

And here is the double page spread I created using the kit.  This layout uses the Photoplay Mad for Plaid line.
Supplies Used: cardstock- American Crafts - from the kit; Patterned Paper- PhotoPlay Mad 4 plaid- from the kit; stickers: PhotoPlay Mad 4 for Plaid- from the kit; letter stickers: Paper Trunk & American Crafts Thickers (grey)- from my stash; Dies- Scallop and Standard circles- Stampin' Up- from my stash. 

I had so much fun with these papers!  I am in LOVE with all things plaid!!! So glad this is a trend right now!  The papers are amazing in this kit and the full sheet of stickers gives you so many opportunities for embellishing!  I just love these pictures of my niece and nephew decorating their Christmas tree with a little help from Daddy!!   Don't forget to visit The ScrapRoom blog to see all the other amazing double page layouts created by the DT with this kit and the Flavors of the Month kit!  If you would like to purchase one of these amazing kits for yourself visit The ScrapRoom store HERE!!!!  Happy creating friends!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The ScrapRoom December Doubleshot kit

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!  I hope you are enjoying this holiday season as much as I am!  Of course for me that means fun creating some Christmas layouts!  The December Doubleshot kit is PERFECT for your holiday season scrapping!  
Here is the Fancy Pants Holiday Hustle kit:

Here is my layout created using the kit:
Supplies Used: Cardstock- American Crafts white from the kit & black from my stash; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Holiday Hustle- from the kit; die cut embellishments- Fancy Pants Holiday Hustle- from the kit; Wood embellishments- Fancy Pants Holiday Hustle- from the kit; Letter stickers: Paper Trunk, American Crafts Thickers - from my stash; enamel dots- My Mind's Eye-my stash.

I love the nontraditional colors of the kit I think the papers looked great with a pop of black so I mounted all the papers on black cardstock from my stash to give them a bit of pizzazz and also to bring out the black in the shirt my son was wearing.  These are some of my favorite pictures of my son decorating the Christmas tree and goofing around!  Of course he is to "old" to help Mom decorate the tree now, so these are especially cherished pictures and memories!  I know you will love this kit as much as I do!  Make sure and stop by the ScrapRoom blog to see what the other designers did with the kit, some great inspiration today on the blog!  If you are interested in getting a kit of your own make sure and visit The ScrapRoom store to purchase yours!!  Enjoy the season friends and be creative!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sketch N Scrap's Be Merry & Bright Crop!

Every month we have an online crop over on our Facebook page at Sketch N Scrap.  It is loads of fun and I love cropping with my cyber friends and being inspired by all their creativity!  Plus there is always a fun prize as well! 

 Today was my turn to host a challenge in the Be Merry & Bright Crop and my challenge was to create a layout using this awesome sketch by Heather:

Here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Designs Flea Market; Die Cuts: Doodlebug Designs Flea Market & Elle's Studio; Stickers: Doodlebug Designs Flea Market; Die cut word: Elle's Studio 

This is my second time to use this sketch!  I just love it! I have it saves as one of my "go to" sketches when I don't have any ideas for a layout!  I love how this turned out!  This is my brother, SIL and sweet little nephew at Vala's Pumpkin Patch this past October!  We go every year and it is always lots of fun!  The Doodlebug Flea Market line is a top fav of mine and really went well with my pictures!  I hope you will join in our crop fun this month!  You have until the end of the month to link up your layouts or cards based on the challenges for a chance at our amazing prize!!  Happy creating!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #111

Happy December!  I have been SUPER busy already this month! I have my Christmas tree and decorations mostly up, just need to finish my mantle and put out my small tree in my entryway plus I have ALL my gifts bought and some even wrapped yay!  SO excited, that I am ahead of my norm for this time of year so far!  I am hoping to slow down soon and spend more time getting crafty and enjoying my son's time home from college!  We have our first card sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap today!  This sketch is by Heather and is so versatile I know I will be using it over and over!  Here is the sketch:

My take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White and Garden Green; Patterned Paper: PhotoPlay Mad for Plaid & Stampin' Up (dots); stickers: PhotoPlay Mad for Plaid (tree, star, scallop edge & sentiment)

I am trying to get enough Christmas cards completed to send out next week!  I am just lacking a few more!  I used the scraps from my December ScrapRoom Doubleshot kit for this card!  I had a bunch of left over stickers but not much left over paper, so I had to combine this Stampin' Up scrap paper with the plaid Mad for Plaid paper from the kit to make this card.  Now I am literally down to a very FEW scraps with this kit!  I loved the papers in this kit, so fun to play with!  If you are interested in getting your own December Doubleshot kit check it out in the ScrapRoom store HERE!  Don't forget to stop on over at the Sketch N Scrap blog to see what else the DT did with this fun sketch!  Happy creating friends!