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!