Saturday, December 8, 2018

Merry & Bright Crop at Sketch N Scrap!

Happy Weekend!  Our Merry & Bright Crop is in full swing at Sketch N Scrap and today is my turn to host a challenge!!  

My challenge is to create a card using SNS card sketch #112:

Here is my card using the sketch:
Supplies Used: card base: CTMH; Patterned Paper: CTMH Grateful Heart; Cardstock: CTMH Pomegranate & White Daisy; glitter gems: CTMH gold glitter gems; Die: CTMH stitched circle die; Stamp: CTMH Boutique Cardmaking stamp set; Ink: CTMH Sapphire
I had so much fun creating this card for a good friend of mine!  I just love this Grateful Heart collection from CTMH, it is my favorite Fall line for this year!!  I have almost used up one entire collection and loved it so much I actually ordered a second collection!!  You don't want to run out of Fall paper right?!! 😂  I hope you will find time to join us at our Merry & Bright Crop this month, you have until December 31st at midnight CST to enter your projects for a chance to win an amazing Simple Stories Peace on Earth collection kit!!  See you at the crop!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

December Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom!

Happy Hump Day!  I hope your week is off to a good start or if not then good news it's half over!!!  Today I am sharing another layout created with the December Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom!  Here is a reminder of the full kit:

Here is the Echo Park Celebrate Christmas kit I used for today's layout:

My layout using this kit:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Black- from the kit & white from my stash; Patterned Paper: Echo Park Celebrate Christmas- from the kit; stickers: Echo Park Celebrate Christmas- from the kit; chipboard: Echo Park Celebrate Christmas -from the embellishment kit.
These pictures from my nephew opening his gift a few years back on Christmas morning were not the best, but were all we had, so I wanted to use them, so I printed them as 2 x 2 prints and decided to scatter them down the sides of the layout giving me lots of room to accommodate the larger stickers included with this kit!  I love the way it turned out, it is not my typical "style" so I was a bit wary of the design at first but sometimes it's fun to go outside your comfort zone!!  Make sure and hop on over to the ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members did with this fun kit!  Happy creating!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

December Jump Start Sketch at The ScrapRoom!

Happy December!!  What a fun and busy month this will be!!  Are you ready?????  Today I am sharing my first layout created using the December Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom. Here is the full kit:

Here is the Carta Bella Santa's workshop kit I used on my layout:

And here is the sketch my layout is based off of for the December Jumpstart Challenge at The ScrapRoom:

My layout created using this fun kit:
Supplies Used: Card stock: Red from the kit; Patterned Paper: Carta Bella Santa's Workshop from the kit; ephemera: Carta Bella Santa's Workshop from the kit; Stickers: Carta Bella Santa's Workshop- from the embellishment kit; Letter stickers: Basic Grey & Elle's Studio- from my stash;  dies: Fancy Tags- CTMH thin cuts, enamel dots: Recollections- from my stash
I just love these pictures of my nephew (who is now in high school!!!) baking Christmas cookies back in 2006!  Wow!  How time flies!  I love this sketch and the fun layering of the tags at the top of the layout and also right above the photos.  I used a fun frame that was included in my kit and embellished it with some ornament stickers from the embellishment kit and then layered a tag cut from the one of the patterned papers with the Mrs. Claus ephemera piece which is a perfect complement to my photos! I love it when embellishment clusters come together so easily! The title is a play on words...instead of MAKING Christmas Memories I used BAKING Christmas Memories. 
Here is a look at the wonderful embellishment kit for December:

 I hope you were as inspired as I was by this fun sketch, make sure and play along with us at The ScrapRoom this month for a chance to win a fun prize!!  Make sure and check out The ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members did with this kit!! Happy Creating!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Paper Trufflez Blog Hop ~ Everything Christmas!!

Welcome to the Paper Trufflez Team Blog Hop. The theme for this hop is “Everything Christmas.” If you have come from Cecilia's blog, you are on the right path. The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here. It’s really simple to hop along with us. Simply click on the link at the end of each blog post to move to the next one.

Today I am sharing a fun card I made using the Tis the Season paper packet.
I knew I wanted to use it for my Christmas cards the minute I saw it, the patterns and colors are so elegant!! Here is my card made using these beautiful papers:
 Supplies Used:  Card base- CTMH; Patterned Paper- CTMH Tis the Season; Cardstock: White & Candy Apple- CTMH; gems: Gold Glitter -CTMH; Thin Cuts: Fancy Tags & Stitched Circle- CTMH
As you can see I used the new Fancy Tags Thin Cuts to cut out my circle element.  I decided the white was to stark so I added a large stitched circle to the inside to make it more colorful.  I love this look, AND the stitched circle hides the hole in the tag that I wanted to cover up.  I didn't want to add ribbon to this tag as I need to mail it and didn't want it to be so bulky.

Now for my second project using the Tis the Season paper packet.....I have actually bought ONE Christmas gift for my niece and decided to wrap it early as she has a way of finding my "hidden" gifts when she visits!! I wanted to make a pretty handmade tag for her special gift so I created this fun tag:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: CTMH- White Daisy & New England Ivy; Thin Cuts: Fancy Tags- CTMH; Patterned Paper: Tis the Season- CTMH; gems: Gold Glitter Gems- CTMH;  twine: White & Gold Twine- CTMH; gold cording: my stash
Once again I am using this fun set of Thin Cuts- Fancy Tags!! This is such a fun set of dies and I  can't stop making pretty things with them!  I fussy cut the stocking from one of the cut apart cards and the sentiment is also included on the cut apart sheet...the perfect embellishments!  As you can see I did NO stamping on either project!! Now don't get me wrong, I love to stamp but sometimes I don't have the time to do it and I know others are the same way so I decided to showcase fast and easy projects for this blog hop, after all with the hustle & bustle of the holidays we can all use cute, fast and SIMPLE projects can't we?  
Now “hop” on over to Andrea’s blog, to see her fabulous artwork. Be sure to visit all the Consultants in the hop to get some fun creative ideas. If you get lost along the way, here is a list of participants. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November Flavors of the Month kit~ Pebbles Along the Way

The week seems to be whizzing by! So weird to have it be so dark when I get off work now!  So today I am sharing another layout using the Pebbles Along the Way line by Jen Hadfield.  Have I mentioned that Jen Hadfield is one of my favorite designers? That girl has more talent in her pinkie then I have in my whole body!!!  I love and adore any line she does!! Here is the part of the larger kit I used for today's layout:

Here is the ENTIRE Flavors of the Month kit for November at The ScrapRoom:

Here is my layout using the kit:
Supplies Used: Black card stock: from the kit; Patterned Paper: Pebbles Along the Way - from the November Flavors of the month kit; ephemera: Pebbles Along the Way- from the November Flavors of the month kit; letter stickers: American Craft Thickers- from my stash; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye- from my stash; wood veneer embellishment- From the November Flavors of the month kit.
I just love this sweet picture of my friends little granddaughter!  What pretty smiles these two lovely gals have don't you think? I love how the black background pops the picture and the papers!  I was a bit skeptical about black with this paper at first but it looks amazing! To purchase your own November Flavors of the Month kit make sure and visit the store at The ScrapRoom.  To see more inspiring layouts created by the uber talented DT using this line visit The ScrapRoom blog! Have a creative day!

Sketch N Scrap Card sketch #133

Hello creative friends! I hope you have been enjoying some "me" time lately getting creative!  Today I am sharing more cards created with Sketch N Scrap's card sketch #133 by sketch artist Heather! Here is her sketch:

Here are TWO more cards I created using this amazing sketch:
 Supplies Used: card base: CTMH; Cardstock: CTMH; Patterned Paper: CTMH Grateful Heart collection; sticker/die cut (sentiment): CTMH Grateful Heart complements; doily: Stampin' Up.

Supplies Used: card base: CTMH; Paper Paper: Pinkfresh Studio Let your Heart Decide & CTMH (pink "x's"); heart- fussy cut from patterned paper Pinkfresh Studios Let your Heart Decide; doily: Stampin' Up; sentiment: Lisa Bearnson card kit
As you can see I just can't get enough of this sketch!  So far the count is THREE cards using one sketch and I think they all have a different feel/look to them when using different supplies don't you?  I was able to use up all of my scrap except a few fussy cut pieces from this Pinkfresh Studios line from my April 2018 Flavors of the month kit at The ScrapRoom!  I just loved this line and hate to use it all up but alas the scraps are piling up and I must use them lest they overtake my scrap room! And since my scrap area is my kitchen I think that was a smart move lol!  Paper and stoves don't mix well!  If you would like to see my third card using this sketch see my past blog post HERE. Remember you have until November 30th at 9:55 pm CST to link up your projects using our sketches at the Sketch N Scrap blog!  I hope I have inspired you today!  Stay creative!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Fall Tradition~ November Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom

Hello again!  This is my second post of the day, I told you it was going to be a wonderful Monday!  I am feeling very productive today, maybe it's that extra hour of sleep yesterday!!!  Today I am sharing my second layout using the November Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom...this one features pictures from our trip last month to Vala's Pumpkin Patch!  Here is the full kit:

Here is the mini kit from PhotoPlay Fall Breeze I used on my layout:

Here is my layout using the kit:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: PhotoPlay Fall Breeze- from the November Flavors of the month kit; stickers: PhotoPlay Fall Breeze-November Flavors of the month kit; journal card- Fancy Pants- from my stash; letter stickers (tradition): Jillibean Soup- from my stash; enamel dots- My Mind's Eye- from my stash; circle dies- Stampin' Up- from my stash.
I had a lot of fun creating this layout using these pictures of my brother's family and myself at the Pumpkin Patch!  This is like the 10th year we have went and we have enjoyed EVERY trip!!  I hope to take my grandkids there someday!  This line by PhotoPlay is so pretty and the perfect Fall paper collection! I love that the kit included a full 12 x 12 sheet of stickers so you are sure to find the perfect embellishment for your layout!  If you are interested in getting your own kit make sure and visit the ScrapRoom store and also check out the other amazing layouts using the kit made by the uber talented DT at The ScrapRoom!!  I should also mention that for this fun layout I used a sketch by the super talented Stacey Lokovic from Inspired to Scrap!! She has some amazing classes. I love her sketches and you get a BUNCH of them as well as some very helpful scrappy tips! I highly recommend her fun classes, you won't regret signing up for one!