Thursday, June 14, 2018

June Flavors of the Month kit ~ Fancy Pants Poolside!

Today I am sharing my layout using the Fancy Pants Poolside mini kit & the June Jumpstart Sketch at the ScrapRoom!  Here is the full kit:
June Flavors of the month kit at The ScrapRoom:
 The Fancy Pants Poolside portion of the kit:

The June Jumpstart Sketch from the The ScrapRoom:

My layout using the sketch:

Supplies Used: Cardstock: white- from the kit; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Poolside- from the kit; chipboard (title, sun & splashes)- Fancy Pants Poolside- from the embellishment kit; epoxy stickers: Fancy Pants Poolside -from the kit; enamel dots- Fancy Pant's Poolside- from the kit.
I love the vintage feel to this fun collection!  It was so hard to choose a side to use! The epoxy stickers give a fun sheen to the layout and the chipboard embellishments add great texture! I love how easy this layout came together by using the sketch and then the title which was in the embellishment kit!  I normally don't use a lot of circles on my layouts and was intimidated by these big circles, but I used two dinner plates to trace the circles onto my patterned paper and then fussy cut them, it was easier then I though and I will doing it again soon!  
Here is the embellishment kit I used for the chipboard elements:

Make sure and head over the ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members did with this sketch and this kit!  If you would like to get your own June Flavors of the month kit then visit The ScrapRoom store to see the kit up close!  Happy creating friends!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June Flavors of the Month kit ~ Double Page Fun!

Good morning scrappy friends!  I am here today to share my double page layout using the June Flavors of the Month kit from The ScrapRoom!  This layout features Pink Paislee Confetti Wishes! Here is the main kit for June:
 Here is the Pink Paislee Confetti Wishes kit I used for my double page spread:

Here is my layout:
Supplies Used: Card stock: White- from the kit, Stampin' Up- Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky- from my stash; Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Confetti Wishes- from the kit; chipboard stickers: Pink Paislee Confetti Wishes- from the kit; ephemera: Pink Paislee Confetti Wishes- from the kit; Dies: Stampin' Up (circle)- from my stash; ink: Stampin' Up Melon Mambo (to ink edges of papers)- from my stash; rhinestones: Queen & Co- from my stash, flower punch: EK Success- from my stash; Number sticker: American Crafts Thicker- from my stash.
I loved the tropical colors and feel to these papers! The colors are delicious and were perfect for these pictures of my niece celebrating her 8th birthday!  Make sure and hop on over to the ScrapRoom blog to see the other amazing double page layouts created by the DT!!  And check out the fun June Flavors of the Month kit in more detail at The ScrapRoom store! Happy creating friends!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Sketch N Scrap's Summer Daze Crop!

The weekend is here! Yay! Yesterday Sketch N Scrap kicked off their June Summer Daze crop sure to get us all inspired and ready for some lazy Summer Daze of being creative!!!  Today is my turn to host a challenge.  My challenge is to create a card using card sketch #100 from June 2017.  Here is the sketch by me:

And here is my card using the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: CTMH Gimme Me Some Sugar; wood veneer hearts: Studio Calico; Glitter Paper: CTMH silver; Die: CTMH heart die; sentiment: Pink Fresh Studios; card base: CTMH.
I love how this card turned out!  To see more inspiring cards using this sketch you can view the original post from last year HERE.   I love this sketch and was glad to revisit it and use up some of my older stash!  I have a lot of these wood veneer hearts and still love them so I kind of hoard them, but I need to use them up!  I love how the sparkly heart gives the right touch of sparkle and bling to this card!! I hope you will join us at the Summer Daze Crop!  We will have 4 challenges and PLENTY of time to play along as the crop runs from June 8th until June 31st at midnight CST!  So hop on over and join in the fun!  Even if you don't play along you will be inspired by all the wonderful eye candy!  Happy creating friends!!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

June Flavors of the Month Kit- Simple Stories Travel Notes

It's almost Friday friends!! Hopefully you have found a little bit of creative time this week, if not the weekend is coming!! Today I am sharing my second layout created with the Flavors of the Month kit for June at The ScrapRoom.  This time I am using the Simple Stories Travel Notes collection.  Here is the entire kit for June:

Here is a close up of the Simple Stories Travel Notes mini kit I used on this layout:

And my layout using this fun line:
Supplies Used: cardstock: black- from my stash- to mount photo; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Travel Notes- from the kit; stickers: Simple Stories Travel Notes- from the kit
This layout came together so easily using the amazing kit! I love this line and even though we don't travel much due to our work schedules and $$$ constraints I used this photo taken of my brother, sister-in-law and nephew with myself when we road the Tarantula Steam Engine in the Fort Worth Stock Yards when they came to visit for my son's graduation from high school 2 year ago.  My nephew was really into trains at the time and I think he enjoyed it!  If you ever visit Fort Worth I would recommend it!  I really think you could use this line for non-travel layouts as well, the colors are so rich and vibrant!  My favorite part of this mini kit was the word paper so I used it as my background. Plus you get an entire 12 x 12 sticker sheet which is so amazing!  I hid my journaling behind the picture with a tag I hand cut to fit the tabs that are included on the sticker sheet! I promise you will love this line!  Don't forget to head on over to the ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT member did with this kit!  And if you are tempted to get one of your own you can purchase it at The ScrapRoom store!  Happy creating friends!

Monday, June 4, 2018

June Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom- Bella Blvd Dad Style!

I hope your June is off to a good start! If not then maybe seeing the amazing June Flavors of the Month kit will help!!  Here is this yummy kit from The ScrapRoom:
 Today I am sharing my layout made with the Bella Blvd Dad Style mini kit included in the Flavors of the Month kit.  Here it is up close:
Here is my layout created with this amazing kit:
Supplies Used: Cardstock- kraft -from the kit; and black- from my stash Pattern Paper: Bella Blvd Dad Style- from the kit; ephemera- Bella Blvd Dad Style- from the kit; stickers: Bella Blvd Dad Style- from the embellishment kit; letter stickers: American Crafts Thickers & Making Memories (black dot)- from my stash; enamel dots: from the kit (tan) & from my stash (blue); tag- from the kit.
This kit is so fun and was perfect for these cute pictures of my brother and nephew! I love the colors and the ephemera pieces included in the kit!  I also used the June 1st sketch at Sketch N Scrap for my inspiration for this layout!  Here is the sketch:
 
 Here is the adorable embellishment kit I got my stickers from for the layout above:

Make sure and visit The ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members did with the kit, some great inspiration can be found there!  If you would like your own kit make sure and visit the ScrapRoom store to reserve yours soon!  Happy creating!

Friday, June 1, 2018

May 100 pattern paper challenge Uptdate

Another month in the books!  Time for my monthly update on my progress towards using up 100 patterned papers and some of my older stash for this year!  I think I may have to take the month of December off to just create all month long! 😂  Sounds divine doesn't it?  So how did I do on my monthly goals?  Well, let's take a look:
1) Use 10 patterned Papers- ✅✅✅✅✅  USED 5- 1/2 way there!
2) Use 10 Bashket items- ✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅  SUCCESS! 
3) Use 3 stamp sets never used before- ✅✅✅ SUCCESS!
4)  Participate in 3 new to me challenges - ✅✅ Close!
Seems like life has a way of getting in the way of our best laid plans, but each month I feel more organized and am getting more done with less stress and hurrying about at the last minute!  Plus I really enjoyed using my stamps I had bought a few months back and never used AND I really enjoyed the 2 new challenges I participated in!  New ideas and LOTS of inspiration!  So June is here and I am ready to get started on this months goals...I think I have DEFINITELY raised the bar this month!  Here is my June planner calendar and it's PACKED!
Here are my June monthly goals:
1) Use 7 pattern papers from my 100 paper pile
2) Use washi tape on 3 of my projects
3) Use 10 Bashket items
4) Participate in 3 online challenges
5) Do all 4 weeks of the Faithful Life Club Challenges
6) Refresh my 100 paper pile with some new Summer themed papers & remove my Spring papers
7) Enjoy one girls in person crafty get together
WOW! This is going to be a PACKED month but a lot of FUN!!  I am super excited for all the fun!
Here is a recap of my 100 paper challenge year so far:
 Tally so far is: 
January: Embellishments = 10  Papers = 5
February: Embellishments 5 Papers = 6
March: Embellishments = 7  Papers = 4
April: Embellishments = 6 Papers 4
May: Embellishments = 10 Papers = 5
To learn more about my 100 paper challenge you visit this blog post.    So is anyone else in this with me?  I think I would do better with a partner!!  I did not buy a single thing in May either (well, scrappy related) so I am sticking to my no buy policy pretty well BUT I did see the new Doodlebug HELLO collection last week and I FELL IN LOVE with this collection!! 💗💖 I just adore those colors! I also want a few Pink Fresh embellishments!  If I hit my goal this month I am thinking of purchasing one of these things! I had almost talked myself into the Pink Fresh warehouse sale box (and cheating on my no buy rule) but when I went to order it, it was sold out!! Folks, that was divine intervention 😇!  Now I feel glad I didn't cheat! I will check in at the end of June for another update!  Wish me well!  Happy stash bashing friends! 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Atlantic Hearts sketch #264

The weekend just flew by didn't it?  I know that even though I spent a few hours each day at my craft desk, it wasn't near enough!!  Of course, it never is, is it?!!  If you remember my monthly goal was to complete 3 challenges I had never participated in before!  So today I was able to check the second challenge off my list!  Today I am participating in the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge!  Here's the sketch:

Here is my card using the sketch:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Charcoal & White- CTMH; Patterned Paper: CTMH Make Waves; Ink: Black- CTMH; Markers: Shin Han- CTMH; stamp: Puny Pals- CTMH; circle die: Stampin' Up; sentiment: unknown source
I had a lot of fun getting out of my comfort zone with this sketch! It was a bit different with a lot of "white" space which is always a challenge for me, but I love how it turned out!  This card is actually going to be a birthday card for my niece who loves cats, but the kicker is, her birthday isn't until November lol!  So I am WAY ahead of the game, which does not happen often with me!  😏 I also was able to use up one more item out of my BASHket!!  The sentiment was in a random kit I got in a class YEARS ago and I found it while cleaning and purging and stuck it in my BASHket in hopes of using it!  So glad to finally use it!  It's cute so not sure why I never used it before!  I also was able to use my Puny Pals stamp set that I had bought and never used!  I accomplished a lot with this one card:
 1) complete 3 new to me challenges ✅✅
2) use up an item in my 10 items in my BASHket ✅✅✅✅✅
3) Use 3 stamp sets I have never used yet ✅✅
Things are looking good goal wise this month...I really want to buy myself a reward!! It's month 5 and I have yet to hit a goal!  I know this is my month!  I hope you will check out the Atlantic Hearts challenges, they have some very inspiring projects created by their DT! I learned about this challenge by reading my friend Lori's blog, she is one of the DT members and I always drool over her work but never make time to play along with all the fun challenges she shares!  Happy creating friends!

Card sketch #122

I'm back with another card to share today!  I am getting ready for a big card sale at my house in a few weeks, I will be selling my cards to raise money for the helping hands ministry at my church and so I want to have a big variety of cards to sell so as to raise money for this awesome ministry! Today we have our last card sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap!  That always means to me the month is closing out and I always re-evaluate my monthly goals, set my planner for the next month and then say..."where in the world did the time go!"...yep...I say it every month! 😲
Here is the sketch created by yours truly:

Here is the card I created based on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Cardstock- White, Nutmeg & Juniper by CTMH; Patterned Paper: CTMH Gimme Some Sugar; ink- CTMH Nutmeg; Stamp set/thin cuts- CTMH Fresh Air; punch: Stampin' Up flower; rhinstone: CTMH; enamel dots- My Mind's Eye

I just had to try out my newest stamp set and thin cut set from Close to My Heart!! I LOVE this set, look for more using it soon!  Here is the entire set:
You can purchase this amazing set alone or with the thin cut dies!  I am hooked on die cutting vs fussy cutting now that it is an option so I ALWAYS buy the dies...you can always use them for other things as well, these shapes are so versatile!  You can purchase this set on my website: HERE.
Make sure and hop over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to see what the other DT members did with the sketch, you are sure to be inspired!  You have until May 31st at 9:55 CST to play along with us!  Happy creating friends!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

More card fun!

Are you glad it's almost the weekend?  I know I am!  It's been a stressful busy week and so of course what a better way to unwind or destress then to spend time at my craft desk whipping up a fun card?!!!  Last night I whipped up this fun card using the May 5th sketch at Sketch N Scrap!
 Supplies Used: cardstock: CTMH white & Stampin Up Bermuda Bay; Patterned Paper: CTMH (dots & striped), American Crafts(blue); stamp: CTMH Inspire; butterfly: Simple Stories Romance ephemera pack; ink: CTMH Charcoal; Die: Stitched circle by Stampin' Up; punch: flower by Stampin' Up & rhinestone: Queen & Company

Here is the fun sketch by Heather that I used:

One of my goals for the month was to participate in some new to me challenges!  I figured the month is 1/2 over so I better get going if I am going to hit my goal!!  So I did a quick search for stamping challenges and found this new challenge called the heARTful stamping challenge!  So many inspiring card and projects on this site, you MUST check it out!  The challenge for this week is "ANYTHING GOES" so I decided to participate!  I will also add, I didn't have much time to stamp/craft so I only allowed myself to use the stuff sitting on my desk!!  I used all scraps from my scrap bag and dies that I had in my little die bowl where I place "extras" that I die cut from scraps or just die cut and never used!  The stamp was one I bought a while back and had never used!! YIKES!  I don't know why because it is amazing and I know the perfect person to send this card to!  Here is the stamp set I used:
You can find the stamp set on my website HERE!  I hope to be using it again really soon! I hope you will play along with the challenges at the heARTful stamping challenge or Sketch N Scrap this month!  If you are so gracious to leave me a link to your creations I would love to be inspired and leave you some love if you would share them with me! I will be back this weekend to share some more crafty goodness with you as I have plans to get crafty for at least a few hours this weekend while watching the royal wedding!  Happy creating friends!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Double page layout fun~ The ScrapRoom & Jen Hadfield Patio Party!

I'm back today to share my last layout using the May Flavors of the Month kit from The ScrapRoom!  This kit was amazing and so fun to work with!  Today I am sharing a double page layout using the Jen Hadfield Patio Party part of the kit!  Here is the full kit:

 Here is the Jen Hadfield Patio Party portion of the kit:

Here is my double page layout using the kit:
Supplies Used: cardstock: White- from the kit; Patterned Paper: Jen Hadfield Patio Party- from the kit; tag: Jen Hadfield Patio Party- from the kit; ephemera: Jen Hadfield Patio Party- from the kit; Thickers- word "Magical": from the kit; alphabet stickers: Paper Studio- from my stash; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye- from my stash; 3D sticker flowers: Jen Hadfield Patio Party- from the embellishment kit; twine: Lawn Fawn- from my stash; tags-Jen Hadfield Patio Party- from the kit.
These papers were so perfect for the pictures of my family celebrating my Mom's birthday a few years ago!  My niece took pictures with her Mom, me & my Mom, her Granny and now you can't get her to even take a picture at all!  Such precious memories!  These papers are just gorgeous in person and would be so perfect for any occasion!  I would love to see your layouts or projects using the May Flavors of the Month kit!!  Have you joined the ScrapRoom Subscribers & Fans Facebook page yet?  If not you should, so many fun challenges and LOADS of inspiration there! We would love to have you join us!  Just tell Rochelle Lisa sent you!  Happy creating friends!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Simple Stories Bliss- The ScrapRoom!

I'm back today to share another layout I created using the Flavors of the Month kit for May at The ScrapRoom.  Today I am sharing a layout I created with the Simple Stories Bliss line included as part of the Flavors of the Month kit for May!
  Here is the full kit:

Here is the Simple Stories Bliss line included as part of the kit:

Here is the layout I created with the kit:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper- Simple Stories Bliss - from the kit; card stock- Blue & Black from my stash; ephemera- Simple Stories Bliss- from the kit; stickers- Simple Stories Bliss- from the kit; enamel dots- Elle's Studio- from my stash.

I had so much fun with this kit!  This layout came together so quickly!  I used all the elements included as part of the kit and to give me a few more extras to add some dimension I fussy cut 2 butterflies from one of the patterned papers!  The colors are so soft and beautiful and I love the watercolored wood grain paper so much I decided to use it for the background!  I only added a few pieces of cardstock and some enamel dots from my stash!  Make sure and visit The ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members did with the kit, some great inspiration can be found there!  If you would like your own kit make sure and visit the ScrapRoom store to reserve yours soon!  Happy creating!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Card sketch #121

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!  I hope you are celebrating today with at least a few hours of crafty time!  I have been crafting off and on between errands and chores but hope to have the rest of the evening to just binge watch some backlogged recordings of shows I have missed and participate in some of the fun challenges at Sketch N Scrap!  Today we have the first card sketch of the month up.  It's a fun one by Heather!  When I first saw it I had so many ideas for it I couldn't believe it!  I ended up getting two cards made using it, but I know I will use this one again! Here is the amazing sketch by Heather:

Here is my first card using the sketch:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: CTMH- White Daisy; Patterned Paper: Carta Bella Spring Market & Crate Paper;sticker: Carta Bella- Spring Market (May Flavors of the month kit); die- Stampin' Up stitched circle; sentiment- unknown
And my second card using the sketch:
Supplies Used:  Cardstock- CTMH white & Stampin' Up Strawberry Slush; Patterned Paper: Echo Park- Sweet Day; Sticker: Balloon- Echo Park Sweet Day & Thanks So Much- Pebbles; sentiment: unknown sticker
I had so much fun creating these two very different cards!  The other fun thing for me was that I was able to use up ALL scraps on these cards from my scrap bag!! My scrap bag is actually kind of bare!  These sentiment stickers on both cards and the two stickers on the second card- hot air balloon & Thanks So Much are all FOUR from my BASH IT box!!! So it's only May 5th and I have used up 4 things already...finally in the 5th month I am gaining vs struggling on hitting my stash bashing goals!  I hope you will join us at Sketch N Scrap for our online crop this month! Sketch N Scrap is turning six and we are celebrating with a month long Sixth Birthday Bash crop!!  We have a beautiful Pink Fresh prize and lots of fun challenges!  So come join in the fun!!
And of course we will also be celebrating on the blog as well!  Visit the Sketch N Scrap blog to see the NSD exclusive sketch posted this morning, and every Saturday for the month of May we will be posting an extra bonus birthday bash sketch!!  Plus we have The ScrapRoom as the sponsor this month as well as two additional DT sponsored prize packages for a total of THREE different prizes!!!   So you won't want to miss out on all the fun!  Happy crafting friends!

Friday, May 4, 2018

May Flavors of the month kit at The ScrapRoom!

Happy May!  Time for another Flavors of the Month kit debut and this one is a DOOZIE!!!  Today it's my turn to share with you my take on the Freaky Fast Friday challenge using the May Flavors of the Month kit from The ScrapRoom!
Here is the full kit:

Here is the Freaky Fast Friday challenge:

Here is the layout I created using the Carta Bella Spring Market kit & the
Freaky Fast Formula
Supplies Used: Black cardstock- from the kit; Patterned Paper: Carta Bella Spring Market- from the kit; stickers: Carta Bella Spring Market- from the kit; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup & Cosmo Cricket- from my stash; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye- from my stash
Here is a close up of the part of the kit I used
To be honest, I would never have purchased this paper if I was shopping for paper, it didn't spark any creativity in me at first!  So I ended up doing this layout last but I have to say it ended up being my most favorite from this kit!!  I have used up EVERY scrap of this paper line, but still have some stickers left, it is now one of my all time favorite lines! This line was perfect to document these pictures of my friend's daughter reading her Bible! I really loved these pictures and this line showcases them perfectly!  If you haven't tried our Freaky Fast Friday challenge yet you need to!  It is SOOOOO fast, freaky fast 😍 thus it's name!!  I love doing this challenge each month as it really helps me get a layout completed at lightning speed!  I'm addicted!  Make sure and head over to the ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members have done with the kit and then head over to purchase yours at The ScrapRoom store!  Happy creating!