Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The ScrapRoom ~ August Doubleshot Kit

Good morning!!!  I am super excited to share two of my layouts today that I created using the ScrapRoom Doubleshot kit for August!  This kit was SOOO fun to work with!  Here is the kit:

Here are my layouts created using the Echo Park Under the Sea part of the kit:
Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Blue from kit, red and yellow from my stash (Stampin' Up); Patterned Paper: Echo Park Under the Sea from kit; Stickers: Echo Park under the Sea (from the kit); enamel dots: My Minds Eye (from my stash) & yellow twine Lawn Fawn from my stash 
Supplies used:  Cardstock: Red from the kit and Yellow by Stampin' Up from my stash; Patterned Paper: Echo Park under the Sea from the kit; Stickers: Echo Park Under the Sea from the kit; enamel dots: My Minds Eye from my stash.

These picture of my niece and nephew at the beach in Pensacola Florida were perfect for these papers! I love that these papers and stickers are so fun and so bright!! So fun to work with!! Plus you receive an ENTIRE sheet of stickers to work with, how amazing is that????   I have plenty left over to make at least another 2-3 layouts!! Wow! And this is just half of the kit, the other part of the kit is Fancy Pants Hello Sunshine and is super fabulous as well!  I will be back in a few days to show you the layout I created from that part of the kit!  If you are looking for a super kit club make sure and stop by The ScrapRoom store, there are several kits to chose from to meet everyone's needs and satisfy any taste!  The best part is the store has lots of incredible goodies as well and if you order extras from the store they ship free with your kit each month!  WOW!!  I hope you will stop by The ScrapRoom blog and see what the other members of the DT came up with using the wonderful August kits!!! Happy creating!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Fun with challenges!

My niece was at it again today!  I think we may have created a monster lol! She has decided she loves to participate in all the fun challenge blogs there are out there!  I think she and I agree on one thing, there is not enough hours in the day to create and play!  Here is her first ever scrapbook layout:
She did this entirely on her own, the only thing I helped with was to explain how to use a sketch and how to use the tape runner.  She did have a newbie scrappers mishap when she accidentally applied the tape runner to the wrong side of the paper!  But I know I still do that on occasion!  She is a whiz at cutting paper and measuring before she cuts so I think she makes an awesome scrapbooker!  Given that she is only 9 years old I think she will just get better and better as she practices!  This layout was made using the sketch at Sketch N Scrap for August 1st.  She is also entering into the challenge at Lasting Memories Layout challenge blog for challenge #356: In the House.  The challenge is to make a layout about a in house pet or animal and she is using picture of her and her cat Mack!  I think she did an awesome job with the challenge and sketch don't you?  She is an animal lover so I think this challenge was right up her alley!

Next up is her card she created for her Gram using the sketch at  Clean & Simple Stamping using sketch #27

 Here is her card using the sketch:

Once again very little to no help from me, she did need help with the embossing folder and the punch for the scallop but other then that it was all her ideas and stamping!  I thought she did a spectacular job on stamping the sentiment!  Today we learned how to color an image using markers, she likes that technique as she loves to color!
Katie would like to thank everyone for looking at her projects today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Stick It Down ~ I love cats!

We spent the day making cards today!  We had a lot of fun playing around with different sketches and even creating a few cards of our own design!  Today my niece Katie decided she wanted to get in on the fun and enter a challenge or two.  She was able to complete one card for the Stick it Down challenge!  Here is the August card sketch from Stick it Down:
Here is Katie's card:

Here she is all smiles with her completed project!

Katie is just 9 years old and this is her first time to use a sketch!  I think she did a great job don't you?  I think we have a budding sketch challenge junkie on our hands!  Tomorrow we are tackling a layout sketch!  Have a great weekend and happy creating!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #102

July is really flying by!  I can't believe that it is time for the last sketch of the month again over at Sketch N Scrap!  I say this every month but where did the time go? Yikes!  Today the sketch is by me!   Here is my sketch:
I loved this sketch so much I made not one card but TWO using it!!! Here are my cards:
 Supplies Used:  Card stock: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz,Calypso Coral & Sahara Sand; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Winter Wonderland (6x6); Rhinestones: Kaiser Crafts; Sentiment : Cut out from 6x6 paper pad; Dies: Lawn Fawn (snowflakes); Border Punch: Stampin' Up (Scallop)
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Cool Caribean & Night of Navy; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories So Rad (6x6); Stamp: Stampin' Up; Ink: Stampin' Up Night of Navy; punch: Stampin' Up (stars); enamel dots: Queen & Co.; Border: American Crafts (pre-cut)
I had a lot of fun making these cards!  I envision LOTS of different ideas using this sketch.  I plan to make a few cards using hearts for the shape and also leaves for a Fall themed birthday card!  Trying to use up some of my older 6x6 paper pads to make room for more, I just LOVE 6x6 paper pads!! But I don't have a lot of room to store anymore so look for more cards using them coming up in the near future!  Make sure and hop over to Sketch N Scrap to check out the cards made by the other DT members, LOTS of different takes on the sketch that are sure to inspire you!  You have until July 31st to enter our prize drawing for a fun set of dies just by sharing your card or layout created with one of our sketches!  PLUS if you are in the mood for a fun crop make sure and join our crop at Sketch N Scrap it started on Saturday July 15th and runs until Saturday July 29th!! We are having a lot of fun sketch based challenges as well as chatting and we have an amazing prize!!  Visit our events page on our Facebook page HERE to join in the fun!
Happy creating friends!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #101

Have you played with the July 5th card sketch at Sketch N Scrap yet?  If not make sure and check it out, it is super fun and a great way to make a quick and easy card!  I know I will use it again soon! Here is the super fun sketch by Heather:
 And here is my card using the sketch:

Supplies Used:  Card stock: Whisper White & Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (floral) & CTMH (wood); Punch: Daisy by Stampin' Up; Sticker (thanks) by My Minds Eye
I needed a quick thank you card and wanted to use my new daisy punch so this sketch was perfect for both things!!!  I love the wood and floral papers together, and this daisy punch is just amazing if you don't have one you might want to consider getting one, I just love daisies and this punch doesn't disappoint!  I hope you will give this fun sketch a whirl and if you do please share it with us at Sketch N Scrap either on the blog or on the Facebook page!!  We want to see what you create!!
Also if you are in the mood for a fun crop make sure and join our crop at Sketch N Scrap that starts on Saturday July 15th!! We are having a lot of fun sketch based challenges as well as chatting and an amazing prize!!  Visit our events page on our Facebook page HERE to join in the fun!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Double-shot Kit~ Photo Play Summer Bucket List!

I am excited to share my second layout I made with the July Double-Shot kit from The ScrapRoom!  This one is a double pager and uses the Photo Play Summer Bucket List kit! I just loved this line, this is my first time to use a line by Photo Play and I have to say it won't be my last!!  Here is the amazing Double-shot July kit:
 Here is my layout using the Photo Play Summer Bucket List kit:

Supplies Used: FROM KIT: Yellow card stock, white card stock; Patterned Paper- Photo Play Summer Bucket List; Stickers: Summer Bucket List by Photo Play; FROM MY STASH: enamel dots; blue card stock; embossing folder
I had fun using awesome pictures of my BFF and her family having fun this past June.  I don't do a lot of double pagers but when I do I like to use a lot of different sized photos for interest.  Here are a few close ups of the layout:
  I added extra hearts from the sticker sheet to the 4 x 6 cut apart card and then popped up the sun and ferris wheel stickers to give added dimension.  I also embossed the yellow circle to give more texture.

I love the addition of enamel dots to all my layouts, it really dresses up your embellishment clusters!
I hope you will check out all the layouts created using this kit and the Flavors of the Month kit for July, they did an outstanding job with the kits!  Check back next week when I share my other layout and the cards I made with this amazing kit.  To purchase yours make sure and visit The ScrapRom store!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July Doubleshot kit - Simple Stories Domestic Bliss

Hello!  I am so excited to share with you my first reveal as a design team member of the ScrapRoom Kit Club!   I was blessed to be able to work with the Double-shot Kit Club for July.  This is an amazing kit!  Here is peek at the kit:
Here is my layout using the Simple Stories Domestic Bliss line:

Supplies Used: FROM THE KIT: White cardstock- American Crafts; Patterned Paper- Simple Stories Domestic Bliss; Simple Stories Bits N Pieces; Simple Stories Stickers (broom, oven mitt, washer, grocery cart & laundry basket)  FROM MY STASH: button - Stampin' Up, rhinestone- Queen & Co; letter stickers- Doodlebug & Echo Park

I just love these pictures of my son when he was younger! What a helper he was back then and how time flies!  Now it is like pulling teeth to get him to do a simple chore or help out around the house!!! I am going to have to show him these pictures of his little domestic self once he gets his own place and remind him of his love of cooking, cleaning and ironing!   I added a bunch of journaling on the back, I had so much to say that I didn't have room on the layout.  Don't you love this line? I had such a great time playing with it! I could think of a lot of ideas for it: house renovation pictures, new appliances, everyday life; cooking, layout about a favorite recipe, the sky is the limit!  And if you don't want to be so themed with this line it would be a perfect line for just regular photos about your family or kids! The small stickers and bits 'n pieces are great for your planner as well!   I know you will love this kit as much as I did!  To purchase yours make sure and visit The ScrapRoom Store today!  I will be back later in the week to show you the rest of the my creations using this fun kit!  Make sure and visit the Scrap Room blog or the Scrap Room store to check out what the other DT members did with the amazing kits!! 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style

Hi friends! Things are getting busy on the blog today, this is my second post to share with you for today!  WOW! I love creating and most of all sharing my creations with other like minded paper crafters.  Today I am excited to announce I have joined the DT of Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style challenge blog!  I have always loved the idea of pocket scrapbooking but hadn't really done much of it so I am very excited to be invited to be part of such a talented group of ladies!  I am also excited that starting in July I will also be designing sketches for them as well!  What would I do without my sketches?!!!!  Here is the fun sketch by Susanne Brauer that I used for today's project:
And here is my PL card using the sketch:
Here is my completed layout using the card based on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Scenic Route (grid), Echo Park Little Boy; Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead; Cardstock: Stampin' Up: Really Red, Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie; Letter Stickers: American Craft Thickers (foam), Echo Park  Splendid Sunshine (navy), MLS (mini red) & Authentique (grey); Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye; Wood Veneer: Queen & Co; stickers: Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead (sun) & Echo Park I love Sunshine(Banner); Word stickers: Jillibean Soup Watermelon Gazpacho; Die Cut: Hello Sunshine and sunglasses strip by Elle's Studio; PL style pre-printed card: Elle's Studio (JUNE); 
This is going to be a second page to go with another layout I created a few years back about this same trip....I was having a hard time including all these photos on a second page and figured a pocket style page was the way to go!  I love how it turned out!  I am going to add the journaling to my Details of our Trip card tonight to finish the layout then into my album it will go!  Feels so good to have another layout complete! I hope you will join us again at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style in July when I reveal my first PL sketch!!!  Make sure and visit the Sketches in Thyme PL Style blog to see all the other designers take on the sketch as well as to see some more amazing sketches to use in your pocket scrapping!  And to sweeten the deal if you play along they have an amazing prize up for grabs this month! Happy creating!

Card sketch #100 ~ Hello Friend!

Good morning friends!  I have a fun card with some very bright colors to share today!  This is our 100th card sketch for Sketch N Scrap, what a great way to close out the month!  When I decided about 4+ years ago to start making card sketches I never dreamed it would take off like this and 100 sketches later here we are!  WOW!  Here is my sketch for you:
Here is my card based on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up whisper white and Night of Navy & Bazzill (watermelon); Patterned Paper: Pebbles Happy Day; Flower punch: Stampin' Up; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; Sentiment: Pebbles Happy Day collection.
I loved the bright colors of this line when I first saw it!  Pebbles has some of the most amazing collections, I have been a big fan of their products for YEARS!!!  Their newest collections are drool worthy and I can just see my pocketbook getting lighter as they come out with them, I want them ALL!  I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month, we have a fun 6x6 paper pad up for grabs as this month's prize, so make sure and check us out HERE!  You have until June 30th to play along!  Happy creating!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Exciting News!

Hello everyone!  I have some exciting news to share with the world today!  I have been chosen to be part of the Scrap Room Design Team!!  I am over the moon excited to be joining this team of amazingly talented, creative and inspiring women!  If you haven't tried the Scrap Room's kits you should, they are super fun! Rochelle coordinates each kit to include perfectly matched papers and embellishments and the best part is you will get a fun package each month of the latest and greatest paper crafting goodies!  It's the perfect way to get all the newest products delivered right to you each month without having to worry about spending time shopping for your favorite manufacturers products, and since time is precious why not spend your time creating beautiful art instead of shopping!  I love how everything coordinates and saves you from trying to match up things yourself, Rochelle does that all for you and you just sit back and enjoy your monthly package, it's like Christmas 12 months out of the year!!! YAY! 
I will be on the Design Team as Doubleshot kit and Card kit club designer!  There are two main kits to pick from to suite your personal tastes and your budget!  There are also several add on kits each month and every other month a Card Kit as well!  You all know how I love making and sending cards, so it's a match made in heaven!  And I forgot to mention that the Flavors of the Month kit includes a coffee sample each month with a different flavor!!! YUM!  Perfect for those late night scrapping sessions with the girls!  To find out more about the kits make sure and visit the Scrap Room website.  And make sure and hop on over to the Scrap Room blog to see the entire team! I look forward to sharing my layouts created with the July kit with you on July 1st!!!  So check back here at the blog July 1st for my reveal! Happy creating!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Card sketch #99~ Hello

Happy Monday!  I was kind of doing that dreading Monday on Sunday thing when I decided to do a little craft therapy and whipped up this card using the awesome new sketch by Heather!  This is definitely one I can see myself using over and over again!  Here is Heather's sketch:
 Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Brook, Fancy Pants Life is Beautiful & Stampin' Up; Cardstock: Stampin' Up (Pool Party & Very Vanilla); Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye; Ink: Stampin' Up Early Espresso; stamp: Stampin' Up Gorgeous Grunge; Punch: border scallop by Stampin' Up & Die cut label (Hello): unknown
I received this cute little label that said "Hello" in a swap this weekend and it was still on my desk, so when I was looking to make a card for this sketch it was perfect for the sketch and inspired the colors of this card!  I then went right to my scraps drawer and found ALL these papers there that coordinated with the brown and yellow label!  In fact I have used up basically ALL of this Crate Paper Brook line!  I may have one very small piece left but that is it!  These were part of my 100 paper challenge that I said I would use in like 6 months but in all reality it will be more like a YEAR!!!  Now in all honesty I am using mostly other papers but I have been able to use some of these poor neglected papers that I have put in a special drawer. I do plan to clean it out this Fall and donate what is left and then go through my paper once again and add another 100 pieces to my drawer!  I really liked these colors and I am sad to see this paper go but it's not like I don't have a bunch more to take it's place!!!  I hope you will find time to play along with us this month at Sketch N Scrap, the DT did an amazing job with this sketch, so make sure and hop on over and check out what they did with the sketch! Happy creating!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #98

May has flown by and today we have our last regular sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap!  Today the sketch is designed by me!  Here is the sketch:
And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin Up- Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry & Pale Plum; Patterned paper: Crate Paper Market & Fancy Pants Life is Beautiful; Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up; Die cut: Pebbles; Sticker: "enjoy your day"- Pebbles; Enamel dots: Stampin Up
These papers, die cut and sticker were all part of my scraps drawer that I am trying to use up!  I love how these colors blend so well!  I am really running low on birthday cards for my stash and am HORRIBLE at making them and then sending them as birthdays roll around, I do better just grabbing one from my stash and THEN mailing it out vs trying to make one last minute!  I hope you can join us at Sketch N Scrap this month and play along for our amazing festive birthday prize on the blog OR the even more amazing Elle's Studio prize we are giving away at our month long online crop!  Even better why not join us on BOTH the blog and the Facebook page for the most possible inspiration!  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sketch N Scrap's 5th birthday bash challenge #3!

Have you been participating in Sketch N Scrap's 5th birthday bash challenges?  I hope you have been able to find some time to join us at our online month long crop!  We are having a great time and today kicks off a new challenge for week #3.  Today's challenge is to create a layout based on this sketch by me:
Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used:  Card stock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Happy Place; Letters: Fancy Pants Happy Place; Embellishments: (tag, flowers, heart): Fancy Pants Happy Place; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye
I made this layout for my sister to go in a 12 x 12 display frame my Mom got her a few years ago for her birthday.  I love these pictures of her daughter and hubby kidding around at my son's birthday lunch this past year!  This collection by Fancy Pants is just amazing, their paper is so thick and easy to work with and I just adore the color palette of this collection!  So glad I bought it when it went on sale!   The month long online crop last until June 2nd at midnight CST so there is still plenty of time left to play along and crop with us!  Senior design team member Lori has an awesome prize up for grabs for one lucky winner but remember you can't win if you don't play!  So hop over to our Facebook page and join in the fun OR check out what the other designers did with the sketch at the Sketch N Scrap blog!  We have LOTS of different challenges this month for you to play along with !
Happy creating!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sketch N Scrap's 5th birthday bash challenge #2!

Welcome to week #2 of Sketch N Scrap's 5th birthday bash!  Our challenge for you for this week is to create a card using this sketch by me:
And here is my take on the sketch: 

Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Pretty in Pink & Basic Black; Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Smitten Kitten 6x6; Stamp: Stampin' Up; Ink: Memento Black; Die Cut (heart and kitten): Doodlebug Smitten Kitten
My niece absolutely adores cats (well and so do I!) but when I saw this line I really had no kitten pictures to use it with but heck, I had to have it!  Some of the papers can be used for other things and those that are "cat" themed I figured I would use for cards!  I have a special friend that loves cats to and I plan on mailing it to her!  Hope she is surprised when it arrives!   Sketch N Scrap is so excited to be turning FIVE years old this month so we are celebrating with FIVE exclusive sketches and an online crop! I hope you will find time to join us! Make sure and check out the Sketch N Scrap blog to see what amazing cards the other DT members created with the sketch!  We would love to see your take on the sketch!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Thank You- Sketch N Scrap card sketch #97

May is well underway and that means TONS of fun at Sketch N Scrap!    We are celebrating our 5th birthday all month long with an online crop on our Facebook page and of course May is National Scrapbooking Month so will be celebrating that tomorrow with an exclusive sketch!  As you can see there will be LOADS of inspiration and fun, so make sure and join in the festivities!  Today our first card sketch is up on the Sketch N Scrap blog!  Here is the super fun sketch by Heather:
Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Card stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Real Red & Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Flower: My Mind's Eye, Ink: Chocolate chip by Stampin' Up; Stamp: Stampin' Up, border punch: Fiskars
This was a super fun sketch to work with and came together super fast! I was able to use up more of my papers from my 100 paper challenge as well as this older die cut that was left from a kit and I never used due to it's size, I think it is over 5 years old so glad to have found a use for it!  I hope you will join us on the blog and our Facebook page to get creative as we celebrating FIVE years of bringing you inspiration every month!  Our prizes for the crop and the blog this month are awesome so make sure and play along!  I can't wait to see what you create!