Sunday, August 18, 2019

August Flavors of the Month Kit ~ Double Page Layout!

Gosh, where has the weekend gone???  Not only this weekend but the WHOLE month, August is more then 1/2 over!! I am looking forward to cooler temps and to Fall, my favorite season though!! Today I am sharing my double page layout using the August Flavors of the month kit at The ScrapRoom.  Here is the full kit:
Here is the Echo Park Teen Spirit Boy mini kit I used for today's layout:

Here is my layout:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: black- from the kit & yellow & white- from my stash; Patterned Paper: Echo Park Teen Spirit - Boy- from the kit; Stickers: Echo Park Teen Spirit -Boy- from the kit; punch: circles 3/4 and 1 inch- Stampin' Up- from my stash
I had a lot of fun making this spread.  I used picture of my adorable nephew who was kind enough to pose for me last Fall when we went on a walk around his neighborhood just the two of us.  We have done this for 4 years in a row now and always have a great time exploring and chatting...I am looking forward to doing the same again this October.  This line is just SUPER cute!! Finally an amazing boys line that is good for boys from toddler to teen years!! I had PLENTY of embellishments to use on this layout from the 12 x 12 sticker sheet included in the kit, however, those circles that are part of  one of the papers were just to adorable not to punch out and use as embellishments!! I used my 3/4 and 1 inch circle punches to punch them out from the paper and then added them at the bottom of my layout!  I love papers you can punch or fussy cut to use as embellishments, so fun!  Make sure and visit The ScrapRoom blog to see the other double page layouts the DT created with this fun kit!  Happy creating!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

August Jumpstart Sketch at The ScrapRoom!!

Happy Hump Day!!  Today I am sharing another fun layout I created with the August Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom!!  Here is a reminder of this amazing kit in all it's glory:

Here is the Simple Stories Happy Trails kit I am using on today's layout:

Here is my layout using this amazing collection:
Supplies Used: cardstock: Kraft- from the kit & Stampin' Up Early Espresso & Pool Party- from my stash; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Happy Trails- from the kit; ephemera: Simple Stories Happy Trails- from the kit; enamel dots: from the kit; letter stickers: Paper Trunk- from my stash
This is Big Bertha the tepee I stayed in at the Lone Star Glamp Inn on my last 2 retreats.  It is so fun, very roomy and cozy.  When we found out our assigned tepee my BFF and I just laughed, what a name!! But she is pretty big as  you can see!! When I saw this ephemera piece that said "tent sweet tent" I just knew what I wanted to use it on!! To be truthful, I don't camp, especially in a tent so "glamping" is the closest I will get to sleeping in a tent!!  The Lone Star Glamp Inn is such a SUPER fun and amazing place, if you are ever in the area make sure and stay at least one night there, you will love it!! This layout is based on the August Jumpstart Sketch by yours truly at The ScrapRoom.  Here is the sketch:
There is still plenty of time to play along with us and this sketch at The ScrapRoom this month!!  Make sure and check out what the other DT members did with the sketch on The ScrapRoom blog AND find out more details on how to play along with us this month!! Happy creating friends!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Sketch N Scrap August Facebook Challenge #4!

Today I am hosting our fourth and final challenge in the Sketch N Scrap monthly Facebook challenge group.  Today our challenge is to create a card using an old sketch from August of 2013!!  Here is the card sketch #8 created by yours truly:

Here is my card I created using this fun but simple sketch:
Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up- whisper white, pretty in pink, daffodil delight & pumpkin pie; stickers: American Crafts (word sticker & butterfly sticker) & KI Memories (blue square sticker); patterned paper: American crafts; bling: Queen & Co.
This card was created using items in my "BASHKET" and from my scraps pile.  The blue square is a sticker from KI Memories and is MANY years old, more then 12 I would say.  I have had this sticker pack in my "BASHKET" for a while now and after using up this blue sticker have just 3 stickers left!  For those not familiar with my BASHKET, it is a little basket I keep on my desk filled with OLD stash that I am either going to use up or purge come the end of the year.  On January 1st all things left in my BASHKET will be given away or tossed and it will be replenished at that time! I will be doing a happy dance when I bash this sticker sheet, it is so old and I really don't care to much for it anymore but am determined to use it up and I think it looks spectacular on this card!!  It's always fun to bash some stash!  This challenge has an OPTIONAL TWIST to it as well which is to use BLING on your card somewhere.  This is a super easy twist and I usually do add bling to finish off my projects!!  You have until August 31st at midnight CST to play along with us in the monthly Facebook challenge group so make sure and join us and play along!! Our prize this month is an amazing Pinkfresh Studios prize package that I know you would love to win!!  Remember if you complete the optional twist you will get ONE extra entry into our random prize drawing so this is just a SUPER easy way to earn an extra entry!!  Happy creating!!

Monday, August 12, 2019

August Flavors of the Month kit ~ Echo Park Teen Spirit Girl

Happy Monday!! This has been a super busy month for me but I have somehow managed to squeeze in a lot of crafting none the less!! I have just returned from a little mini vacay and had such a relaxing time! I brought along some crafty supplies yet only managed to touch them once I was so busy and having such a great time!!  Today I am the hostess of our 3rd challenge over at the monthly challenge page on Facebook for Sketch N Scrap!!  Today's challenge was to create a layout using sketch #156 from July 2018.  Here is the sketch created by yours truly:

Here is my layout using the sketch:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: white-from the kit; Patterned Paper: Echo Park Teen Spirit (Girl)- from the kit; doily: From the kit; letter stickers: Paper Trunk- from my stash; ephemera: Echo Park Teen Spirit Girl- from the kit (you make me smile & Everything today totally rocked!); punches: Circles by Stampin' Up.
Every challenge also has an optional twist with it each month to make things a bit more interesting and of course more challenging!  You receive one extra entry into the prize drawing if you complete the optional twist with the sketch!  The optional twist for this challenge was to use emoji's or smiley faces on your layout!  I ended up punching out my emoji's from one of the patterned papers included in the August Flavors of the month kit!  What an easy way to add embellishments!  I also tore some paper on this layout, this old tried and true technique gives such texture to your layouts and so every now and again I will do it, I really need to do it more often as I love the look!!  I created this layout using my August Flavors of the month kit at The ScrapRoom!  Here is close up of the mini kit I used for my layout:
I hope you will join us at Sketch N Scrap this month and play along with one or all of our challenges!!  And don't forget to hop on over to The ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members did with the amazing August Flavors of the month kit!!  Happy creating!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Boba Smoothie ~ August TN Time with Lisa & Lori Challenge!!

Happy August!!! Wow, this past month has flown by, it's hard to believe it's time for another TN Time with Lisa & Lori challenge!!  

HERE IS HOW OUR CHALLENGE WORKS: This is a monthly challenge that launches on the 10th of each month  You will have until the 9th at midnight CST to link up your entries. If you complete my sketch challenge link your TN, bullet journal or planner spread below. If you combined my challenge with Lori's challenge link up your spread here on my blog AND on Lori's Blog (My Happy Life).  You will then have a chance to win my prize as well as Lori's prize!  That's a chance to win TWO times with ONE layout! WOW!
Now for my challenge!! Here is this month's sketch:

And here is Lori's challenge: Use your favorite color on your layout!!

RULES FOR THE CHALLENGE (to be entered into the prize drawing):
1.Create a TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK, PLANNER, OR BULLET JOURNAL spread based on the CHALLENGE THEME and/or our sketch. 
2.Create a new, not previously posted project.
3.You are welcome to combine with other challenges.
4.If you have a blog please include the challenge graphic & a link to our challenge in your post.
5.You can link to social media if you don't have a blog. If you show your project on Instagram, please make sure to use #TNtimewithLisaandLori 
6.You can submit multiple projects but they must be posted to InLinkz or social media separately.
7.If there are less than 3 players for our challenge, no winners will be chosen.
8. Must be a follower of my blog to enter.
9. We only ship within the US, international players are welcome but they will need to pay the shipping if they are chosen as our prize winner or forfeit the prize
10.Most importantly have FUN!
Here is my TN spread based on the sketch AND Lori's July challenge!
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Horizon & American Crafts; letter stickers: Elle's Studio; stickers: Pink Paislee Horizon & Elle's Studio (puffy butterfly & word love); wood veneer: Elle's Studio; epherma: Hip Kit Club; date stamp: Heidi Swapp
My favorite color is purple but I really have very little purple in my stash, however, I did purchase some of the Pink Paislee Horizon line which did have purple in it.  I loved how colorful this line was! Now for the story behind this spread:
My niece and I went on a Hobby Lobby shopping trip a few weeks back & after shopping went to lunch at the Cotton Patch.  During lunch we were chatting about Boba Tea and I was relating to my niece how I had tried it at my glamping trip in March and how much I enjoyed it.  My niece had been wanting to try it but hadn't so we agreed that we would have to do so on our next outing.  As we were driving out of the Cotton Patch parking lot I happened to see a sign for Boba tea at a strip mall across the street....that made us both super excited !!  Here had just been talking Boba tea and finding a place that had it and now here is a place right near where we ate lunch!!  We decided to stop in and try the place called Mint for You.  After much debate we both decided to have a strawberry Boba smoothie.  They were delicious!   I needed 2 pictures to tell my story so since I had put a picture in the journaling card spot I decided to hide my journaling behind the picture of our Boba smoothies.  Here is a close up of the journaling:

I loved using purple on my layout...so you might just be seeing purple used a bit more in this TN and on my other projects!  Here is another close up of the journaling and the pictures of our smoothies.  Aren't those pandas just absolutely adorable?  
Now it's your turn I can't wait to see what you create!  One randomly selected winner will win this fun set of Acetate Hearts & Stars from Elle's Studio!!!  They will make the perfect accents for your TN or scrapbook pages!  



We did not have our minimum of 3 players for our July challenges so no winner this month. I will be using the same prize for August -  a set pf acetate hearts and stars from Elle's Studio. A big thank you to Sandi for playing along with me last month!!  THANKS for stopping by my blog, I hope you are inspired to play along with me this month!!!   Happy creating!!

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

August Flavors of the Month kit ~ Pinkfresh Just a little Lovely

Happy Hump Day!!  I'm leaving this afternoon for a 5 day visit to see my son and wanted to pop on and share my first layout using the AMAZING August Flavors of the month kit at The ScrapRoom!! This kit is just the bomb!! Here is the kit:

Here is the mini kit I used for today's layout containing the Pinkfresh Just a Little Lovely collection:

Here is my layout using this beautiful kit:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Pinkfresh Just a little Lovely- from the kit; ephemera: Pinkfresh Just a little Lovely- from the kit; puffy word & flower sticker: Pinkfresh Just a little Lovely - from the embellishment kit; doily- Recollections-from my stash; enamel dots: from the kit; ink- Stampin Up Perfect Plum & Pool Party- from my stash

This kit is so pretty it was hard to cut into the papers!!  It was perfect for this lovely picture of my friend and her sweet granddaughter!  I used the pretty ink drip paper called Chit Chat as my background paper and the layered the various other papers, the doily & some ephemera included in the kit under my photo to draw attention to this lovely photo.  Since I am not a huge fan of white space I added some more ink splatters to the grid paper called Hope to make the white space less "white".  I used the word "beautiful" from the ephemera pieces in my kit and then finished my title using the puffy sticker word "memories".  The puffy stickers are included in the embellishment kit but you could easily use Thickers or other letter stickers if you didn't have the embellishment kit.  Here is the super fun embellishment kit and I think you will see why I always get it and highly recommend kit member get it (it's always filled with deliciousness!)
If you feel like you need to improve your embellishment stash get this add on kit each month for a year or less and you will have enough of an embellishment stash to make your layouts so pretty!! Don't forget to hop on over to The ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members did with this kit!!  If you are wanting to purchase your own kit make sure and visit The ScrapRoom store before they sell out!!  Happy creating!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Sketch N Scrap #182

Happy weekend!! I hope your weekend will be filled with lots of creative time! Today I am sharing a fun layout I made using the August 1st sketch at Sketch N Scrap.  Here is the sketch I made:


Here is my layout using the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (background), Echo Park Happy Camper (gold), Bella Blvd (orange dot) & American Crafts (wood grain); ephemera: Simple Stories Happy Trails & Bella Blvd Let's Go on an Adventure (heart); letter stickers: American Crafts Thickers; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; word strips: Simple Stories; die: Stampin' Up Stitched circle; cardstock: Pool Party Stampin' Up.
I dug deep into my scraps pile to make this layout.  I was actually just to lazy to go into my office to look for new papers so I just started with a wood grain background and slowly added some larger scraps that coordinated to make this layout.  The ephemera and stickers were all left overs from past kits that were lying on my desk so I really did "throw" this layout together from a mish mash of products!! I love the way it turned out and in fact can't believe that I was able to coordinate so many new and old lines together into something I really loved in a relatively short time!  These pictures are of my brother, sister-in-law and nephew on Memorial Day as they enjoyed some fun at the lake they visit frequently in the Summer!  I love the variety of the pictures and felt it really gave a brief peek into their life at the lake!  I hope you will hop on over to Sketch N Scrap to check out what the other DT members did with this fun sketch and maybe even give it a go yourself! Happy creating!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

July Flavors of the Month kit ~ Cards!!

Most of you know how much I just love using my left over scraps from my ScrapRoom kits to make cards, this month was no different.  Here are 4 cards I made using scraps from each of the 4 page kits included in the kit.  
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Indigo & Ivy- Pink Paislee; card stock: Stampin' Up- True Thyme, Crumb Cake & Basic Black: stickers: Indigo & Ivy- Pink Paislee; Enamel dots: My Mind's Eye

Supplies Used: card stock: CTMH- white & black; Patterned Paper: PhotoPlay- Squeeze in some Fun; stickers: PhotoPlay- Squeeze in some Fun; dies: circle & scallop circle: Stampin' Up; enamel dot: My Mind's Eye

Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up- black, white & yellow; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Cruisin'; word stick: Simple Stories Cruisin'; ephemera (star): Simple Stories Cruisin'; journal spot: Basic Grey; enamel dots: CTMH

Supplies Used: card stock: CTMH white; ink: Night of Navy-Stampin' Up; stamp: Sweet Treats by CTMH; Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd Fireworks & Freedom; ephemera: Bella Blvd Fireworks & Freedom; bling: Queen & Co; punch: Banner- Stampin' Up.
I hope you are inspired by these super fun cards!! The next time you are cleaning up your craft desk take time to put those scraps left to good use instead of throwing them out (gasp) or just adding them to your overly full scrap box!! Make sure and head over the ScrapRoom blog to check out the other cards made by the DT using the July Flavors of the month kit!! Happy creating!! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #150

Happy Hump Day!! Today I am sharing with you my card I created using the July 20th sketch at Sketch N Scrap.  This sketch was created by yours truly, here it is:


Here is my card created using this sketch:
Supplies Used: card stock: CTMH white; ink: Night of Navy-Stampin' Up; stamp: Sweet Treats by CTMH; Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd Fireworks & Freedom; ephemera: Bella Blvd Fireworks & Freedom; bling: Queen & Co; punch: Banner- Stampin' Up.
I loved this new July 4th line by Bella Blvd, the prints are so fun and the colors as normal for Bella Blvd are super rich and gorgeous!  When I saw this adorable ice cream cone I knew it would be perfect for this sketch!! These papers were all scraps left over from my July Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom!!  I love using my scraps to create cards!! I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month, you have until July 31st to play along!! Happy creating!!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sketch N Scrap's July monthly Facebook challenge #4

Good evening!! I hope your weekend has been productive and fun so far!! It's so hot here there is not much else to do but stay inside and craft!!  Today I am sharing with you my card I created for the July monthly Sketch N Scrap Facebook challenge.  It was my turn to host challenge #4 in our new closed group.  Here is the sketch I chose for my challenge:


Here is the card I created with this throwback sketch:
Supplies Used: Card base: CTMH; Cardstock: Black- CTMH; Patterned Paper: PhotoPlay Squeeze in Some Fun (July 2019 ScrapRoom kit); stickers: PhotoPlay Squeeze in Some Fun (July 2019 ScrapRoom kit), dies: Stampin' Up circle and scallop circle; enamel dot: My Mind's Eye
I had so much fun creating this card!  My challenge is for participants to create a card using card Sketch #49 from May 2015 by Kelly Holifield.   Participants may use the OPTIONAL TWIST of use food/drink on your card for an extra entry into the monthly random prize draw!!  I loved this fun Summer line that came in my July 2019 Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom!!  This card is perfect for my BFF who loves pina coladas!!   I hope you will join in the fun this month in our Facebook challenge group, we would love to see what you create!  Happy crafting! 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sketch N Scrap's July Monthly Facebook challenge #3

Happy weekend!! I am so excited to share my challenge that I am hosting over in Sketch N Scrap's closed monthly challenge Facebook group today!  Today I am hosting challenge #3 which is to create a layout using layout sketch #85. If you add the OPTIONAL TWIST to the challenge you get ONE extra entry into our random prize drawing!! The OPTIONAL TWIST for this challenge is to create a pet themed layout (stuffies, cats, dogs, any pet or pet themed products qualifies!)  Here is the sketch by Kelly Holifield from July 2015:

Here is my layout I created with this fabulous sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Pebbles (background) & Echo Park Meow; dies: Stampin' Up stitched circle; stickers: Echo Park Meow; wood veneer- Studio Calico hearts & paw print; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; letter stickers: Paper Trunk; card stock: Garden Green by Stampin' Up; tab- Jillibean Soup
I loved the way this layout turned out!  These cute fur babies are my friend's sweet Daisy (black & white) and Charley (orange).  Don't they look super adorable?  I love cats but don't have one of my own right now so I will settle for scrapbooking my friends' cat pictures, because I keep buying cat lines, I just can't resist!!  I hope you will join in our closed Facebook group's challenges!  They are lots of fun and there are some absolutely amazing layouts in this group!! I hope to see your creations there soon!  Happy creating!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

July Flavors of the Month kit~ Double page layout!

Good evening crafty friends!! Today I am sharing a double page layout I created using the super fun July Flavors of the month kit from The ScrapRoom!!  Here is a reminder of the full kit:

Here is the Simple Stories Cruisin' line that I used to create my layout:
Here is my layout created using this fun line:
Supplies used: card stock: black- from the kit; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Cruisin'- from the kit; ephemera- Simple Stories Cruisin' -from the kit; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye-from my stash; bakers twine: Lawn Fawn- from my stash
I haven't been on a cruise lately and since I just loved the fun cruise theme I decided to use these pictures of my friend and her hubby on their Viking River Cruise from last Fall!  I would love to go on one of these cruises, they look so fun!!  I do think you can use this line for things other then cruise pictures though, pool pics, beach pics or even just everyday pics due to the nautical theme to the paper which is pretty generic in all honesty!! I just had to use the "Seas the day" words as my title though, how fun is that play on words???!!!!  Make sure and visit The ScrapRoom blog to see the other amazing double page layouts the DT has created with this wonderful kit, lots and lots of eye candy there!!  Happy creating!!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The July Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom ~ Pink Paislee Indigo & Ivy

Happy almost weekend!!  Today I am sharing another layout I created using the July Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom.  Here is a reminder of the beautiful kit for July:

Here is the mini kit with Pink Paislee Indigo & Ivy collection I used on my layout:

Here is my layout using the Indigo & Ivy collection by Pink Paislee
Supplies Used: Cardstock: kraft- from the kit;  Patterned Paper-: Pink Paislee Indigo & Ivy- from the kit; Stickers: Pink Paislee Indigo & Ivy- from the kit; enamel dot: My Mind's Eye-from my stash
I loved the watercolor feel to these papers, they were perfect for documenting outside photos of my friend's bike trip in Germany's Black Forest! I love the pops of gold! I decided instead of doing a title with letter stickers to use the beautiful ivy sticker included in the kit instead and I love how it turned out!! This line is simply stunning & is perfect for so many types of pictures and occasions!!  To see what the other DT members did with this line make sure and visit The ScrapRoom blog!!  You can purchase your own kit HERE in The ScrapRoom store.  Happy creating!!