Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sketch N Scrap World Card Making Day sketch #3

Happy Saturday!  Have you been joining us each Saturday in October at Sketch N Scrap as we celebrate World Card Making Day all month long?  I hope you have found some time to join in the festivities or at least check out all the inspiration that we have been sharing!  Today I have our THIRD sketch for you by yours truly!  Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up- Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Strawberry Slush; Patterned Paper: Echo Park Summer Fun; Dies: Stampin' Up Stitched Dies; Stickers: Echo Park Summer Fun; Stamp- CTMH; Ink: Memento

I had so much fun making this card!  I knew I wanted to use this stamp/sentiment so I wanted to use bright and bold papers and this line fit the bill!  Plus it is included in my 100 paper stash bash so it worked out wonderfully!  I am trying to use up some of my stash of papers so I have picked out 100 + papers to use up by next year this time.  My goal is to use up 25 by January 31st and so far I am moving right along towards my goal!  I hope you will join us this month at Sketch N Scrap as we celebrate World Card Making Month/Day and get a lot of card done!  Make sure and visit Sketch N Scrap to see what the other team members did with this sketch!  Happy creating!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The ScrapRoom October's Cafe Card kit!

Have you started on your holiday cards yet? I am lucky that I was able to get a big jump start on my holiday cards already using the amazing October Cafe Card kit at The ScrapRoom!!!  Here is the kit:

Here are the cards I made using this amazing kit:
 Supplies used: Card base- (from the kit); patterned paper- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); sticker- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); cardstock- black (from the kit)
 Supplies used: Card base- (from the kit); patterned paper- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); bow- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); embossing folder- Sizzix (from my stash); PL card- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); cardstock- white (from the kit)
 Supplies used: Card base- (from the kit); patterned paper- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); bow- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); cardstock- black & white (from the kit); ink- Stampin' Up Artichoke (from my stash); Stamp- DoCrafts Create Christmas (from the kit)
 
 Supplies used: Card base- (from the kit); patterned paper- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); sticker- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); cardstock- black (from the kit); twine- DoCrafts (from the kit)
 Supplies used: Card base- (from the kit); patterned paper- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); sticker- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); cardstock- red & white (from the kit); bow- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); Stamp- DoCrafts Create Christmas (from the kit): ink- Stampin' Up Black (from my stash)
 
 Supplies used: Card base- (from the kit); patterned paper- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); sticker- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); cardstock- black (from the kit); JOY- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); twine- DoCrafts (from the kit)
Supplies used: Card base- (from the kit); patterned paper- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); cardstock- red & white (from the kit); stamp- DoCrafts Create Christmas (from the kit); ink: Stampin' Up Red (from my stash)

Gift Card holder (I made several using the kit)
 Supplies used: Cardstock- red- (from the kit); patterned paper- Echo Park A Perfect Christmas (from the kit); twine - DoCrafts (from the kit)

I had the BEST time with this kit!!! I still have a few scraps left but used all the card bases and cardstock.  Of course I have the stamps I can use OVER and OVER and plenty of twine left!  I will be able to make a few more cards yet using up my scraps.  So far I have a total of 7 cards and 5 gift card holders using this kit and I know I will be able to make another 3 cards easily with my scraps!  I hope you will stop by The ScrapRoom blog to see what other amazing cards the DT has made using this spectacular kit!  If you are inspired and want to purchase your own kit check out The ScrapRoom store before the kit sells out!!  It feels so good to be almost done with my holiday cards before November!  I think this is a first!! Happy creating!!!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style sketch #88

Howdy everyone!  I am up today with the rest of Team #2 at the Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style blog bringing you a fun sketch by Emma Prescott!  Here is Emma's amazing sketch:


Here is my card created using the sketch.  I am leaving the card blank for my sister in law to journal on.

And here is my pocket layout using this card/sketch:
Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper: CTMH Falling for You; cards- CTMH Falling for You (pumpkin) and Carta Bella Hello Fall (Autumn), sticker letters: Paper Trunk; Stickers: Simple Stories Vintage Blessings (Pick of the patch & pumpkin); brad: Simple Stories Hello Fall

Here is my companion layout to this pocket page:
Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper: CTMH Falling for You, Pink Paislee Cedar Lane(background) & SEI (stripe); PL card: CTMH Falling for You; Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves; Stickers: Doodlebug Designs Flea Market; Letter stickers: American Crafts Thickers (Fall) and Basic Grey (OUR); enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; cardstock: CTMH; washi tape: Stampin' Up and Queen & Co; brad: Simple Stories Hello Fall; Die cut quote: Elle's Studio.

This layout was created for our Back to School Crop at Sketch N Scrap and used Sketch N Scrap #113 for the inspiration!  I hope you will consider trying some pocket scrapbooking if you haven't already, it is a lot of fun!  Make sure and hop on over to the Sketch N Thyme Project Life Style blog to check out what the other DT members did with the sketch!  Happy creating!


Friday, October 13, 2017

October's Double Shot kit from The ScrapRoom ~ Carta Bella Our Family

We finally got some Fall like temperatures this week and I actually got to put on a sweatshirt, YAY!  I haven't gone as far to turn the heat on yet as it is still pretty warm in the afternoon but it's nice to feel the cool crisp air in the mornings!  Today I am sharing with you a double page layout I created with the October Doubleshot kit from The ScrapRoom.  Here is the kit:

Such a beautiful kit!!  Here is my layout using the kit:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper- Carta Bella Our Family (from the kit); die cuts/frames: Carta Bella our Family (from the kit); quote card: Carta Bella Our Family (from the kit) doily (from the kit); cardstock (From the kit); heart punch (my stash- McGill); Dies: circle and scallop (Stampin' Up -from my stash); enamel dots (from my stash- My Mind's Eye)

Back in June of 2016 we had a family photo shoot and these were the pictures that we got of my brother's sweet little family!  I love how they turned out and wanted to make them a layout to put in their family album!  I am even thinking they could frame it and hang it on their wall!  I have to say that this line is one of my all time favs!!  I love the plaid paper and the vintage feel this line has and if you haven't used Carta Bella paper you should get some, it is SOOO luxurious, thick and gorgeous!   I know I am not the only paper connoisseur out there!   If you have this kit and have made something pretty with it please share here in the comments with me, I'd love to see what you have created!  Make sure and check out what the other DT members have done with this kit by going to The ScrapRoom blog- SOOO much inspiration there!  And if you would like to purchase your own amazing Doubleshot kit visit The ScrapRoom store before they are gone!  Remember this kit club is SUPER flexible, many kits to chose from, lots of add ons and if you don't like a kit for some reason as long as you email Rochelle by the designated date you can skip for that month...but we ALL know that I won't be skipping any kits, haven't met a one I haven't liked lol!  Happy creating friends!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The ScrapRoom October Doubleshot kit ~ Jilllibean Soup Farmhouse Stew

I can't believe it is already October can you?  I love the colors of Fall so when I received my October Doubleshot kit from The Scraproom I was over the moon excited about the colors of this amazing kit!  Perfect for your Fall photos!!  Here is the amazing kit:
After all who doesn't love Jillibean Soup or Carta Bella?  Two of my favorite manufacturers!  I had a lot of fun using the Jillibean Soup papers to create this layout:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper (from the kit) Jillibean Soup Farmhouse Stew; cardstock (from the kit) : American Crafts; puffy stickers (from the kit)- Jillibean Soup Farmhouse Stew; word sticker (happy- from the kit)- Jillibean Soup; Die: CTMH (together- from my stash);  Journal box: Fancy Pants (from my stash)

I loved all the fun cut apart sayings that were part of one of the papers included in the kit, I thought this one was so appropriate for this picture of my brother and his family acting crazy on Family Fun night at my nephew's school!  I fussy cut the flowers from one of the papers to give me some larger embellishments that I felt the layout needed to give it balance.  I don't normally fussy cut things but it was kind of soothing to do so and I think I will be doing this again in the future!  Make sure and visit The ScrapRoom blog to check out what the other DT members came up with using this fun kit!  If you would like to purchase your own yummy kit visit The ScrapRoom, there are several kits to choose from and if you can't pick just one why not treat yourself to several!!  Happy creating friends and I can't wait to see what you create with your kit!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sketch N Scrap's Fall Fun Crop!

Happy World Card Making Day!!  I am back with my second post of the day to share some fun cards I made this morning in honor of World Card Making Day!  If you are looking for my other post using the first exclusive sketch for the World Card Making Day month long celebration at Sketch N Scrap go HERE or just scroll down!  Today we also kick off our Fall Fun Crop over at Sketch N Scrap!


Here is the sketch I created just for this crop!

And here are the cards I made using this sketch:
 Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Stampin' Up- Whisper White,Calypso Coral & Night of Navy; Ink: Stampin' Up - Night of Navy & Daffodil Delight; Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up; Punch: Stampin' Up Daisy punch; Die: Stampin' Up Stitched Square Die; Stamp: Stampin' Up Happy Birthday Everyone; button: Stampin' Up

Suupplies Used: The ScrapRoom October Cafe Card kit (cardstock, card base, & Patterned Paper), Ink: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler; Stamp: Stampin' Up; cardstock: Stampin' Up- Always Artichoke.

This sketch is a great way to use up those scraps!! I have now officially killed my October Cafe Card Kit from The ScrapRoom!!  I got 12 cards and 5 gift card holders out of it.  I have just a few tiny pieces left, I think I will try and make some little tiny gift tags out of those and call it good!  This kit is a SUPER bargain, less then a $1 per card! WOW!  Plus you get the stamp set to keep and use again next year!  The kit is still available to grab yours go HERE.   I just bought this daisy punch and the Delightful Daisy paper pack from Stampin' Up and I must say it is so pretty I almost don't want to use it lol!  Anyone else have that issue?  I hope you find time to celebrate World Card Making Day today and I also hope you find time to crop with us a bit!!  But if you don't have time today don't worry ALL the challenges at the Sketch N Scrap blog and at the Fall Fun Crop are open to participate in until the deadline October 31st so there is plenty of time left!   I can't wait to see what you create! Happy crafting!

World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day!  I hope you are going to be able to find some time to get your craft on and make a card or two today! I was up bright and early to try and get some housework done so I can be back at my craft desk and make a few more cards later on!  Today is a big day over at Sketch N Scrap, we are kicking off our first exclusive World Card Making Day sketch by me AND we are also kicking off our Fall Fun Crop today!  WOW!  Lots of inspiration heading your way today!

Every Saturday during October we will be having a NEW exclusive card sketch to inspire you!  AND that is in ADDITION to our normal FOUR sketches! WOW!  Here is the first sketch by me:

Here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used:  Cardstock: CTMH Falling For You Cardstock Pack & Daisy White; Ink: CTMH- Goldrush, Fern & Espresso, Patterned Paper- CTMH Falling for You;  Gold Foil Paper- CTMH; Ink: CTMH Fern, Goldrush & Espresso; twine- CTMH gold/white bakers twine; Stamps- CTMH Falling For you; dies: CTMH Falling For you

I just love the new CTMH Falling For you stamp/thin cuts set and the coordinating paper is SOOO pretty! If you are interested in purchasing this stamp set or paper pack visit my website HERE!  I love Fall lines and this one is really the bomb!  Make sure and visit us at Sketch N Scrap to see what the other DT members did with the sketch!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #107

I can't believe October is already here!  This year is flying by!  I love October, it's one of my favorite months, so many fun things to do!!  Today we are revealing the first card sketch for the month at Sketch N Scrap!  Here is the amazing sketch by Heather:

I loved this sketch so much I created 2 cards using it!! Here they are:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin' Up- Very Vanilla, Old Olive, & gold; stamp sets: Stampin' Up Painted Harvest, CTMH Falling For You & Stampin' Up (individual stamp - FOR YOU);  Ink: Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie, Delightful Dijon & Soft Suede; Punch: Stampin' Up- leaft; Dies: Stampin' Up- Stitched Oval; embossing folder: Stampin' Up- florals; enamel dot: Teresa Collins. Pattern Paper: Stampin' Up

Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Stampin' Up- Whisper White, Soft Sky, Calypso Coral, & Basic Black; Patterned paper: Stampin' Up Hello Lovely; Project Lift cards: Stampin' Up Hello Lovely; Dies: Stampin' Up circle & scallop framelits; Pearls: Queen & Co.; Embossing folder: Stampin' Up.

This sketch is so versatile I know I will use it again!!  I didn't even do any stamping on my second card and it came together very quickly!  For my circle piece I used my circle die to cut out the sentiment from a Project Life card and the floral square behind the sentiment is another Project Life card!  I think this is a fun way to use up those extra cards!!  This month is going to be packed with all kinds of fun at Sketch N Scrap!  We are celebrating World Card Making Day ALL MONTH LONG with a new and exclusive card sketch every Saturday in October!  

I hope you can join us for all the festivities this month!  You have until October 31st at 9:55 CST to enter your cards for the challenge!  Happy creating!

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!