Friday, September 21, 2018

September Flavors of the month kit ~ Crate Paper Willow Lane

TGIF!!!  I am ready for the weekend, how about you?  It's pouring rain here so I am planning to spend the weekend inside getting my craft on!  Today I am sharing another layout created using the September Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom!  Here is my layout:
 Supplies Used: card stock: Navy- from the kit; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Willow Lane- from the kit; foam stickers (butterfly, hearts & cute)- Crate Paper Willow Lane- from the kit; stickers: Crate Paper Willow Lane- from the September embellishment kit; tassel: Crate Paper Willow Lane- from the kit

This layout is based on the September JumpStart Sketch by Rochelle Spears at the ScrapRoom.  Here is the fun sketch:

Here is the Crate Paper Willow Lane part of the kit I used for the my layout:
Here is the embellishment kit where I got the fun stickers from:


This layout was a breeze to create using the amazing sketch, this super adorable kit and most of all these ADORABLE photos!!  Once again scrapping pictures of my friends' first grand baby who is one of the most adorable babies I have ever seen!! This kit was so perfect for these pictures and would be great for so many types of photos you might be wanting to scrap.  Make sure and check out what the other DT members did with this kit and sketch at the ScrapRoom blog!!  Have a wonderful weekend friends!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Card inspiration ~ September Flavors of the month kit

Happy Hump Day!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far!  Today I am sharing some fun cards I made using the September Flavors of the month kit.  Here is the kit:
 Here are the cards I made using the kit:
 Supplies Used: card base: CTMH- from my stash; cardstock: Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White- Stampin' Up; patterned Paper: Simple Stories Dream Big- from the September Flavors of the month kit; dies: stitched circle & Scallop circle: Stampin' Up- from my stash; stickers: Simple Stories Dream Big- from the September of the Flavors of the month kit; sketch: Card sketch #130 at Sketch N Scrap
Here is card sketch #130 from Sketch N Scrap that I used to create the card above:

More cards from the September Flavors of the month kit:
 Supplies used: Card base: CTMH; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Willow Lane- from the September Flavors of the month kit; cardstock: Pink (from my stash) & Navy blue (from the September Flavors of the month kit); sticker: Crate paper Willow Lane- from the September embellishment kit at the ScrapRoom
Supplies Used: card base- CTMH from my stash; Patterned Paper: Pretty Little Studio Savannah Dreams- from the September Flavors of the month kit; cardstock: black - CTMH from my stash; journal card: Pink Paislee- from my stash; sticker: (Be younique): Simple Stories Dream Big from the September Flavors of the month kit; "hello"- Pretty Little Studios Savannah Dreams- from the September embellishment kit at the ScrapRoom; butterfly- Pretty Little Studios Savannah Dreams- September Flavors of the Month of the kit
I was able to use up most of the scraps from my September Flavors of the month kit to create these cards.  I love how they turned out...I also combined some stickers and ephemera from the September embellishment kit.  Here is the embellishment kit:
WOW!  What amazing goodness!  The September Flavors of the month kit and the embellishment kit are packed with all kinds of scrappy goodness! I had so much fun creating with it this month!  Make sure and hop on over to the ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members did with the kits!  And reserve yours today at the ScrapRoom store before they sell out!  Happy creating!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Simple Stories Dream Big- September Flavors of the Month kit

TGIF!!  I'm glad it's Friday, how about you?  I have a lot to accomplish this weekend before I can spend some time at my craft table. Today I am sharing my layout using The Simple Stories Dream Big line included in the September Flavors of the Month kit.  Here is the September Flavors of the Month kit:

Here is the Simple Stories Dream Big part of the kit:
For this kit I was challenged to use this month's Freaky Fast Friday formula to complete my layout.  Here is the formula:


And here is my layout using the kit & this month's Freaky Fast Friday formula:
Supplies Used: Card stock: pink -from the September FOTM kit & black -from my stash; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Dream Big- from the September FOTM kit; stickers: Simple Stories Dream Big- from the September FOTM kit; ephemera: Simple Stories Dream Big - from the September embellishment kit.
This is such a fun line!  It is just precious and oh so GIRLY!!  It was perfect for these sweet photos of my friend's new little granddaughter!! Isn't she the cutest? The formula really makes it so FAST and EASY to put together a layout!  Why not give it a try?  Visit the ScrapRoom blog for details on how to play along and to see what the other DT members created using this challenge!  Happy creating!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September Flavors of the Month kit Double Page layout!

Happy Hump Day!  Today I am sharing a double page layout I created using the September Flavors of the month kit.  Here is the full kit:
 Here is the Fancy Pants Magnolia Moments part of the kit I used for my double page spread:
 Here is my layout using the Fancy Pants Magnolia Moments line:
Supplies Used: Cardstock-:charcoal - September FOTM kit from The ScrapRoom & pink (butterfly)- from my stash; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Magnolia Moments- from the September FOTM kit at The ScrapRoom; Chipboard circles: Fancy Pants Magnolia Moments- September FOTM kit at The ScrapRoom; ephemera: Fancy Pants Magnolia Moments- September FOTM kit at The ScrapRoom' letter stickers: Elle's Studio (pink) & American Crafts Thickers (grey)- from my stash; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye- from my stash; butterfly punch: Martha Stewart- from my stash; pearls: KaiserCrafts- from my stash.
Look at this sweetie!! She is so adorable!  This is Miss Tinsley the granddaughter of my friend.  I truly enjoyed scrapping these sweet photos!  This line was perfect for these sweet baby girl photos and matched her little headband perfectly! This line would be perfect for some many types of photos!  Make sure and hop over to The ScrapRoom blog to see the other amazing double page layouts the DT came up with and the other layouts the DT made with the Fancy Pants Magnolia Moments line! 
Happy creating friends!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Sketch N Scrap's Back to School Crop!

Happy Monday morning!! Today is the last challenge over at the Sketch N Scrap's Back to School Crop.  Although we post our last challenge today the crop is going on until September 30th so there is plenty of time left to play along!  Today's challenge is to create a card using card sketch #58.  Here is the sketch that I created way back in September of 2015!!  

Here is my card using the sketch:
 Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Dream Big from the September FOTM kit at The ScrapRoom & pink- CTMH; card stock: CTMH- white; embossing folder: Cuttlebug- dots; die: Stampin Up; ephemera: Simple Stories Dream Big- September embellishment kit from the ScrapRoom; sticker: Simple Stories Dream Big- from the September FOTM kit at The ScrapRoom; ink: CTMH Black; stamp- CTMH Happy Hearts sentiments

I love the way this card turned out!  I created this card for my niece who is a HUGE cat lover.  She invited me to go on her school field trip next month and I plan on giving her this card to let her know how much I love her and I just MIGHT include a piece of candy in it as well!  I did move the sentiment placement from the sketch mainly because of the sentiment I wanted to use!  This line by Simple Stories is absolutely adorable and I have created some adorable cards and layout using it this month!  I will share more soon!  This line is one that is included in the Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom, so if you want one you can check it out HERE.  I hope you will join us at the crop this month!!  You can find the crop HERE.

Happy creating friends!  See you at the crop!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

August 100 Paper Challenge Update!

Wow! Another month in the books!  School is back in session and it's time to think about Fall! My favorite time of the year, however, it sure doesn't feel like Fall here in Texas! It's time for my monthly update on my progress towards using up 100 patterned papers and some of my older stash for this year!  I am happy report last month was very successful in regards to meeting my goals!💜 So how did I do on my monthly goals?  Well, let's take a look:
1) Use 7 patterned Papers- ✅✅✅✅✅✅✅ SUCCESS!
2) Use 10 Bashket items- ✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅  SUCCESS! 
3) Earn 5 Camp Reset badges- ✅✅✅✅✅ SUCCESS!
4) Complete 4 Lister's Gotta List challenges in my TN - ✅✅✅✅ SUCCESS!
5) Try Art Journaling- ✅SUCCESS!
6) Host a crafty get together at my home- ✅ SUCCESS!
This was another SUPER busy month as I had to get my son moved back to his dorm but I still was able to achieve all my goals this month!  My first month I have achieved them all!! YAY! Feels good to make a dent in my stash! My bashket needed replenishing as I have really been making a dent in all the stuff in it and also in a small box I have thrown stuff into that I don't know where to put it as it doesn't fit any of my categories I have organized my stuff into!  I replenish my basket items from this small box. I hope to be able to show you an empty box/basket soon!!  Here is a look at 2 of the 4 lists I made for the Lister's Gotta List challenges at Camp Reset last month:

Time to set new goals for the new month!
Here are my September monthly goals:
1) Use 8 pattern papers from my 100 paper pile
2) Use 10 Bashket items
3) Complete 2 tips ins for my bible
4) Participate in 3 online challenges
5) Design a card class and host it at my house & online 
6) Refresh my 100 paper pile and add in some Fall papers.
7) Send out 3 cards
8) Get a Bingo on my Crafty Club Bingo card! (challenge here)
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
June: Embellishments = 10 Papers = 7
July: Embellishments = 10  Papers = 7
August: Embellishments = 10  Papers = 7
To learn more about my 100 paper challenge you can visit this blog post.  Have you been focusing on stash bashing this year?  If so, leave me a comment so we can commiserate!  I did allow myself 2 crafty purchases in the past week, one for meeting my goals for July and one for meeting my goals for August!  Otherwise I have enjoyed shopping my stash.  I am happy to report one of my purchases was an Elle's Studio kit, so no paper. Not so with my second purchase which was 3 paper packs from Close to My Heart. However, you will be glad to know these 3 packs have less sheets of paper then the amount (45 pieces of paper) that I have bashed so far this year!! So I feel good about it all in all (although while I WANT new papers I surely do not NEED them!)⇢⇢😅  I am not sure what I will end up with this next month if I meet my goals but I have a feeling it may be more paper!! Happy stash bashing friends!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

September FOTM kit at The ScrapRoom!

Today I am sharing the amazing September Flavors of the Month kit from The ScrapRoom!  It is packed with all the latest and greatest paper collections and embellishments each month! If you like to get a taste of all the newest and latest scrappy goodness without breaking the bank this kit is for you!
Here is the September kit:

Today I am sharing a layout I made using the Pretty Little Studio Savannah Dreams mini kit.  Here is the Pretty Little Studio's kit:
 Here is my layout I created using this kit:
Supplies Used: Card stock: White- from the kit & black- from my stash; Patterned Paper: Pretty Little Studios Savannah Dreams- from the kit; ephemera: Pretty Little Studio Savannah Dreams- from the kit; letter stickers: Making Memories- from my stash; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye- from my stash.
I absolutely loved the bold words paper in this kit!  It really inspired me to create a layout about being bold...so I was reminded of a friends pictures of her hot air balloon ride and decided to use them for this layout (it was also great that my kit included a hot air balloon too!) I love the way this layout turned out, the papers are so bold and the colors and patterns are super fun, you will definitely be inspired to create with this fun kit!  Make sure and hop over to the ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members did with this kit, you will be inspired!  Happy creating!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Card sketch #129

I hope your month is off to a good start!! I have had been busy creating and so in my book that means this month is off to a good start!!  Today we have our first card sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap.  This sketch is by Heather.
 Here is the sketch:

Here is my card created using the sketch:
Supplies Used:  Card stock: Black & Red- CTMH; Patterned Paper: Echo Park for the Record; Sentiment: Echo Park For the Record; flowers: Carta Bella Our Family (fussy cut); enamel dots: CTMH & My Mind's Eye

This card sketch is a lot of fun to work with!  I had fun using up some scraps I had left over from this collection from a number of years ago.  I had fussy cut this flower last year and didn't use it on the layout I made using the Carta Bella Our Family line and it's laid in my BASHket for over 6 months now so it was time to use it up!!  This entire card was created using scraps!  I still have a few scraps left of this line so look for more projects with it soon!  I am trying to make a dent in my scraps pile. I hope you will be able to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month, you have until September 30th at 9:55 pm CST to link up your projects on the blog!  Make sure and hop on over to the blog to see the other amazing cards the design team made using this sketch!  Happy creating!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #279

Happy Sunday!  The weekend is winding down and I was so blessed to have some fun crafty time this weekend!  I decided to play along with the fun sketch over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog yesterday!
 Here is the fun sketch:

Here is the card I created using the sketch:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: black- Bazzill from the September FOTM ScrapRoom kit; Patterned Paper: Pretty Little Studio Savannah Dreams- from the September FOTM ScrapRoom kit; sticker: "Be Younique" Simple Stories Dream Big- from the September FOTM ScrapRoom kit; butterfly: Pretty Little Studio Savannah Dreams from the September FOTM ScrapRoom kit; Hello word: Pretty Little Studio Savannah Dreams from the September Embellishment kit at The ScrapRoom; journal card- source unknown from my stash; card base: CTMH- from my stash.
I absolutely love how this card turned out, the bright colors, the adorable butterfly and whimsical journal card all worked so well together and with this sketch!  This journal card is SUPER old, I don't even know where I got it.  I found it at the bottom of a drawer when I was cleaning and purging last month and stuck it in my BASHKET to try and use it up, so glad I did, it really adds a lot to this card!!  To learn more about my "BASHKET" which is a basket with old stash items I am trying to "bash" or use up, go HERE.  Make sure and hop over to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog to see what other amazing projects the DT and participants have created with this fun sketch!  And to see the absolutely adorable September kit at The ScrapRoom visit the ScrapRoom store!  Happy creating friends!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sketch N Scrap #158

Happy Sunday!  I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and found time to be creative and indulge yourself a bit!  Today I enjoyed some "me" time and decided to play with the August 1st sketch at Sketch N Scrap!  This sketch was created by yours truly, here it is:

Here is my layout using the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Echo Park About a Boy & Happy Camper; letter stickers: My Mind's Eye & Paper Trunk; Stickers: October Afternoon Campfire & Echo Park Happy Camper; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; Journal Cards: unknown source (a gift from my friend Amy!)
I used up a lot of old stash on this layout! I was able to use up 1 and a half pieces of paper from my 100 paper Challenge as well as a number of old stickers that were in my Bashket!!  I have been hoarding my October Afternoon stuff since they are no longer in business, but the time has come to use it and make way for new stuff!!  I was inspired to create a layout with a camping/outdoors theme as I had recently been gifted some amazing journal cards with a camping theme and the colors are so soothing and inspiring I wanted to just use them up right away and not do my usual routine of hoarding it for the perfect project!!  Thanks to my buddy Amy at Paisley's Playhouse for such wonderful goodies!!  I love these photos of my brother, sister in law and nephew on their boat this Summer! I know they love it and it makes them happy like crafting makes me happy!  I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap!  We have a Slice of Summer Crop going on until August 31st and of course our blog challenges are not ending to August 31st as well, so still plenty of time to play along!  Happy creating!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

August Flavors of the Month kit ~ Fancy Pants On Our Way!

This week is flying by!  Are you excited for the weekend?  The Summer is winding down and it's our last free weekend of Summer break here so we plan to make the most of it!! Today I am sharing another layout created using the ScrapRoom August Flavors of the Month kit.  Here is reminder of the kit:

Here is the beautiful Fancy Pants On Our Way line I used from the kit:

For this layout I also used a sketch I designed for August's Jump start sketch challenge at The ScrapRoom.  
Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout using this fun vibrant line & the sketch:
Supplies Used:  Cardstock: blue: Bazzill- from the kit & black: Stampin' Up- from my stash; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants On Our Way- from the kit; ephemera: Fancy Pants On Our Way-from the kit; Buttons/flair: Fancy Pants On Our Way-from the kit; Dies: tag & Circles: Stampin' Up- from my stash; white pen: Sakura- from my stash
I love the colors in this line!! I think you could use this paper for any subject matter, not just travel!! I loved the ephemera and the map paper included in the kit so that is what I focused on! I used the map paper to make my title block/circle and I backed the title piece from the ephemera in the kit on black cardstock to make it pop! I followed the sketch pretty closely substituting the different pieces of ephemera from the kit for the flowers. I picked these pictures of my brother and his sweet family going out on a day trip to the lake to ride their bikes along the bike trail there!  They had a fun day and this bright paper really captures that fun!  I hope you will visit the ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members did with this fun line!  You will be inspired!  If you are interested in purchasing your own kit make sure and visit the ScrapRoom store!  Happy creating friends!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August Flavors of the Month Double Page layout

Good morning!!  Today I am sharing another layout created with the August Flavors of the Month kit.  This one is a double page spread!  As a reminder here is the delicious kit:
And here is the part of the main kit I am using on today's double page layout:  PhotoPlay Stuck on You:

And here is my layout using this fun kit!
Supplies Used: Cardstock: White- from the kit & black: Stampin' Up - from my stash; Patterned Paper: PhotoPlay Stuck on You- from the kit; stickers: PhotoPlay Paper Stuck on You- from the kit; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye- from my stash

I loved this kit the first time I saw it!! I think it was the birdies that first caught my attention, but also the vibrant colors and fun whimsical patterns!  Overall it's my FAVORITE PhotoPlay line yet!  PhotoPlay has become one of my favorite manufacturers, they seem to be on trend and have such cute lines with each and every release!!  I decided to use some Fall photos I took with my brother, sister-in-law and nephew on my trip to visit them last October.  The colors seem to work well for any season and since these pictures were of family and taken in front of their beautiful home I just felt like this line was perfect for these photos!  Make sure and hop on over to the ScrapRoom blog to see all the other AMAZING double page layouts the DT has created with this kit and other kits as well!!  I know you will be inspired!!  Happy creating my friends!!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Sketch N Scrap's Slice of Summer Crop

Happy Monday!! I hope your weekend was super productive!  Mine sure was, got to have some crafty time with friends and enjoyed creating a few cards and a few layouts!  The Sketch N Scrap Slice of Summer crop is still going on over on the Sketch N Scrap Facebook page and it was my turn to host Challenge #3!!  

The challenge is to create a card using this amazing card sketch by Heather:
 
Here is my card using this sketch:
Supplies Used: card base: CTMH; Card stock: Stampin' Up- Basic Black, Pear Pizzaz, Pale Plum; Ink: CTMH Black; embossing folder: CTMH Rose; Dies: CTMH- Hearts; Stamp: CTMH- Inspired Words; stickers: (strips & sentiment) Basic Grey Kioshi

I love how this card turned out!!  I had stamped this heart a while ago while playing around with my new Inspired Words stamp set by Close to My Heart...who would have thought it matched these stickers lying in my BASHKET pile!!!  I knew once I saw this sketch that I would use these old Basic Grey border stickers as they would fit in with the sketch and also check off 3 things from my bash it basket/list!!  So I started searching for a flower to match the stickers and had a hard time finding one (I know hard to believe!)...so I switched courses to substitute the flower in the sketch for another shape and lo and behold when I searched my shape box I found this heart and it matched my stickers!!  I no longer have any of the Kioshi paper from Basic Grey so I had to improvise with cardstock that matched the stickers and decided to give my cardstock some flair by embossing it with my all time favorite ROSE embossing folder from Close to My Heart!!  I ended up using FOUR items from my bash it pile on this one card! YAY!  I can see myself using this sketch again, it is very versatile!  I hope it inspire you to play along with us at the Sketch N Scrap Slice of Summer crop!  All 4 challenges are now posted and you have until August 31st to play along with us!! Happy creating and see you at the crop!