Sunday, September 17, 2017

Back to School Crop!!

How has your weekend been so far?  I got a lot of things checked off my "TO DO" list yesterday and plan to spend today "cropping" with a few of my favorite friends over at Sketch N Scrap! Our Back to School Crop kicked off yesterday with an amazing layout sketch challenge and today I am bringing you our second challenge!!  

Today's challenge is a card challenge.  The challenge is to create a card using card sketch #86 by me.  Here is the sketch:
 

Here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up- Pumpkin Pie, Kraft, Chocolate Chip; Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Designs-  Flea Market;  Tag: Recollections; Twine- Stampin' Up; Scallop Circle- Jillibean Soup

I love the way this card turned out! I punched out the little fox from a piece of the Flea Market paper and mounted it on a really old journal spot from Jillibean Soup!  Our crop is going on until September 29th but you have until October 2nd to get your entries submitted for a chance to win a fabulous prize!  I hope to see you at the crop!  Happy creating!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style sketch #86

TGIF!!  Aren't you glad it's Friday?  I know I am! That means that I can take some time to catch up and get stuff done that I have neglected this past week and then head into my craft space to do some fun creating!!  Today we have a fun sketch for you over at the Sketches in Thyme PL Style blog!  Here is the sketch by Emma:

Here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin Up Strawberry Slush; Patterned Paper (dot)- Bella Blvd and (pink for butterfly) Bo Bunny; PL card- premade card used for base by We R Memory Keepers; sticker: Bella Blvd; arrow- Recollections, pearls: Recollections; punch: butterfly by Martha Stewart; Die: Lawn Fawn- Hello.

I just had so much fun with this sketch! I can see so many possibilities for it! I know I will use it again soon.  I used a premade PL card that was just blank for my base, then I followed the sketch pretty close just adding a butterfly and arrow to embellish it a bit.  Since I don't have a layout to use this card on just yet I decided against using the embellishment to add my date and instead used it to add a little quote sticker.  This card is so versatile I know it will find it's way onto a layout soon!  Make sure and head over the the Sketches in Thyme Project Lifestyle blog and see what all the other DT members did with this fun sketch!  Happy creating!


Thursday, September 14, 2017

The ScrapRoom September Doubleshot kit!

The September Doubleshot kit has arrived!  I am so excited to share this fun kit with you!  Here is the amazing kit!

And here is a close up of the Simple Stories Cabin Fever part of the kit I created my double page spread with:

Here is my layout using Simple Stories Cabin Fever:
Cardstock: ivory from the kit and brown from my stash; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Cabin Fever; Stickers: Simple Stories Cabin Fever; Enamel dots: from my stash (My Mind's Eye); Letter Stickers: Thickers- Dear Lizzy glitter.

These lines are so fun! I really love the colors in Simple Stories Cabin Fever line and I cant' decide if the plaid or floral paper is my favorite, love them both!  I also like how you get a full sheet of stickers to use in this kit, so awesome!  These pictures are of my friend's daughter's Summer Camp adventure this year!  I still have plenty left over from this line so stay tuned for more cards and another layout to show up soon!  Make sure and head over to The ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members did with this amazing kit!  And if you would like to purchase a kit you can get one HERE, make sure and tell them Lisa sent you!  Happy creating friends! 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style Sketch #83

Good morning!  I almost forgot to share with you my latest layout using a fun sketch I created for the Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style blog!  I am a newbie at Project Life layouts but find they are pretty fun to do and I am really loving getting caught up on some of my older albums more quickly by doing these Project life spreads!  Here is the sketch:


Here is my card based on the sketch:
 Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper & stickers: Simple Stories 100 days of Summer

I decided to use this fun sticker that coordinated with my papers instead of a calendar on my card!  I didn't have a calendar for that year and decided to use the year under my "Summer" pre-made card!
Here is the entire layout I made to go with the card I made from the sketch:
Supplies Used:  Sticker & Patterned Paper from Simple Stories 100 days of Summer line; die cuts (journal box)- Simple Stories Summer Days line

I loved using up some more of the papers from my 100 paper challenge on this layout!  It has been a year now and I have only put a "slight" dent in my 100 paper stack, I think I was a bit ambitious on this challenge, I am going to revamp it a bit in September and make my stack a "short stack" instead of such a large one and see if I can knock off a "Short stack" by next year!  So stay tuned for a fun new challenge!  I still love this older line from Simple Stories and it combined great with the newer line from Simple Stories called Summer Days!  These pictures were taken on our vacation to Coco Beach, Florida way back in 2009!  It was my son's first time to see the ocean and we had a blast!!  Glad to have this trip and it's pictures finally complete in my album!  Now we can take a new trip lol!  Make sure and hop on over to the Sketches In Thyme Project Life Style blog and see all the fun sketches as well as the other DT member's take on my sketch!  There is LOADS of inspiration on this one little blog!  Plus there is a chance to win a fun prize if you play along!  

Monday, August 21, 2017

August Cafe Card Kit!

Good Monday morning friends!!!  Usually I am like everyone else dreading Monday morning but not today...today I am thrilled to share the AMAZING August Cafe Card kit from The ScrapRoom with you today!!  I was so blessed to be able to work with this beautiful kit this month!
 Here is the kit:

Here are my cards created using this kit:





These cards came to together so quickly using this kit! Everything coordinated so well together!  Plus I have scraps left over to create at least another 4-5 cards!  I would just need to add more card bases! The only things I used from my stash were white and black pearls for the 1st 3rd and 4th cards and my butterfly and scallop circle punches for the 1st card!! Everything else you see came in the kit including the card bases, envelopes and card stock!!  Plus I can use that adorable stamp and mini ink pad over and over again! This is my new favorite sentiment stamp, it is just perfect for so many occasions!  Make sure and stop by The ScrapRoom blog to see what the other card designer, Dee created with her kit!  If you would like to purchase your own kit go HERE, you won't be sorry you did!  Plus you get step by step directions to MANY of the cards created by the DT using this kit!  What a fun, fast and easy way to create a bunch of cards to have in your stash!!!!  Make sure and share here what you create with your kit, I would love to see!!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sketch N Scrap Card sketch #104

August is winding down, my baby went back to school on Friday to start his second year of college.  It was a whirlwind week as we got him ready for marching band camp and move in on Friday, it's still SUPER hot here in Texas so you have to be prepared when spending all day outside! Today time in my craft room was just what the doctor ordered for this Momma missing her boy!  I had fun playing with the August 20th sketch at Sketch N Scrap, created by me!  Here is the sketch:

And here are my cards created with the sketch:
Supplies Used: Card stock: CTMH White Daisy, Thistle, Bashful; Ink: CTMH: Thistle, Sea Glass, & Bashful; Patterned Paper: Little Dreamer Paper Pack; Stamps:  Little Dreamer ; Dies: Little Dreamer Thin Cuts & Stampin' Up Circle & Scallop Framelits; Enamel Heart: Recollections

Supplies: Cardstock: CTMH White Daisy, Stampin' Up- Basic Black & Tempting Turquoise; Patterned Paper: Photo Play Summer Bucket List & Simple Stories Domestic Bliss; Sticker: Photo Play Summer Bucket List; Ink: Memento Black; Stamps: CTMH Little Dreamer; Dies: CTMH Little Dreamer & Stampin' Up Circle & Starburst 

I had so much fun creating both cards!!  The first card I made for a friend who loves unicorns...I think she will enjoy it, her birthday is Monday!! Here is a peek at the inside:
Truth be told I bought this whole set for that darn saying LOL!  I know it's crazy but I LOVE it!!! If you are interested in this stamp set it is retiring at the end of August, you can see it on my website HERE.  I don't always decorate the inside of my cards but thought this one needed it plus I had these scraps left over so what a good way to use them up!! Don't you just love these colors? Thistle is my newest favorite color, such a pretty shade of purple!
The second card I made from some scraps I had left over from my July ScrapRoom kit!  I have just a VERY small amount of scraps left from this kit and hope to make at least 1-2 more cards with them! It was a really fun kit!  I think it is sold out but you can see the current kits for August at The ScrapRoom store!  I hope you will hop on over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to check out all the amazing examples created by the DT!!  Make sure and play along with us, you have until August 31st at midnight CST to enter our challenge for a chance to win a fantastic prize!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, August 18, 2017

The ScrapRoom August Doubleshot kit

Good morning!!   Just popping in at the start of the day to show off my double page layout using the August Doubleshop kit from The ScrapRoom!!  This layout is made using the Fancy Pants Hello Sunshine part of the kit!  Here is the kit:

And here is my double page layout using this super fun kit!!
Supplies Used:  Cardstock- White from kit & black- from my stash; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Hello Sunshine from kit; Die Cuts/Tags: Fancy Pants Hello Sunshine from the kit; Twine: From the kit; Rhinestones: From the kit; White pen

The colors in this line went so well with the fun pictures of my niece and nephew hunting for sea shells on the beach in Pensacola, Florida one summer!! I think these striking colors look great with pops of black and then to make it stand out even more I added some white pen doodling! I had so much fun with this layout, and the only thing I added from my stash was black card stock and a white pen! As you can see the kit is packed with the perfect amount of embellishments and papers! Make sure and pop on over to The ScrapRoom blog to check out the amazing layouts created by the other DT members!!!  Happy creating friends! 

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!