Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Twistback Thursday #10

Good Thursday morning! We've about made it through another work/school week, and it's almost the weekend. This will be another long weekend for the boys. They have the day off Monday and they are looking forward to it.

It's the second Thursday of the month and that means it's Twistback Thursday over on the Sketch N Scrap blog. Kelly has chosen a fun sketch for us to use and the twist is to use a fall theme.

I was so excited to get some more of my older photos scrapped! Again - these are some of my favorite photos that I have held on to  - waiting for ....what? I don't know. The right time? The right product? Do you ever have trouble scrapping favorite photos?

Anyway, this sketch was perfect for these photos of Matthew, jumping in the leaves, five years ago! I have had the burlap background paper in my stash for quite a while, and it went perfectly with the new Carta Bella Fall Blessings Collection.

Be sure to check out the Sketch N Scrap blog to see the other design team members take on the sketch and the twist. You have until October 31 to play along with any or all of our challenges this month.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Some exciting news to share!

I am now a member of the Scrapbook Challenges Sketch Crew!  I am so excited and honored to be a part of this talented team. I have been a fan of their sketches for a long time and I can't wait to get started!

My first reveal will be next Monday, October 12. I hope to see you all playing along with our challenges! Check out the Scrapbook Challenges blog to meet the rest of the team!

Thanks for stopping by!

Use Your Stuff #194 - Sketch Challenge

Hello, hello! It's Monday and the start of a new work/school week around here. It also means a new challenge is up over on the Use Your Stuff blog! Shirley is hosting our challenge this week and it is one of my favorites - a sketch challenge!
Here is the sketch that she has picked for us:
This sketch is very versatile and could easily be used for a layout, an off the page project, or for a card. I chose to do a card for my project this week. 
I embossed my card front with the small dot embossing  folder, then just used some scraps for the rest of my card front. The cute little stickers are from The Paper Studio, and I have been holding on to them for ages. They were just too cute to use! I love that cute little birdie and thought it was time to share his cuteness with someone else.
Be sure to check out the Use Your Stuff blog and see what the rest of the design team has created. There is a lot of beautiful inspiration to be had! I hope you have time to play along with us this week!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Just a little hello

Since yesterday was World Card Making Day, I actually sat down and worked on some cards! I didn't get as many done as I would have liked, but I did get a few and I'm happy with how they all turned out.

Lucy, over at My Sketch World posted four new card sketches for us. Here is the first sketch:

And here is what I came up with:

I used Heidi Swapp's  September Skies 6x6 paper pad for this card. I just love the colors in this collection - they are just so pretty! I dug out some flower buttons, that have been in my stash for ages, to go in place of the stars. I think this will be a great card to brighten someone's day!

Head over to the My Sketch World blog and see all four sketches. You have until noon EST today to get them in. I'm hoping to get another done, but time is running out!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

A New Project Life Style Challenge Blog!!!

I am super excited about this! Kim, from Sketches In Thyme, has started up a new project life style challenge blog called Sketches In Thyme Project Life Style. It's a challenge blog all about making your own project life style cards and using them in your project life spreads, or on a regular scrapbook page.

She has a design team call going on now, so go here and check it out! There aren't a lot of project life style challenge blogs out there, so if this is something you are interested in, definitely check it out and become a follower of the blog!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sketch N Scrap - World Card Making Day

Hello everyone! Happy World Card Making Day! I have a super fun card sketch from Sketch N Scrap to share with you today.

In honor or World Card Making Day, Mandy has created this card sketch for us to work with:

Isn't this a fun sketch? I think Mandy did a great job on it.

For my card I used the Simple Stories Homespun 6x6 paper pad. I have used just about every sheet of this paper pad, and I know I say this all the time, but I am really wishing I had more. (I don't think I've ever met a scrapbook paper that I didn't like!) I stayed true to the sketch, only changing up the rectangular piece for more of a square.

I hope you find some time today to play along with our special sketch. I know I am hoping to get lots of cards done today!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Feeling Sketchy #130

Hello again!  This is my second post for the day, so if you are looking for my Sketch N Scrap post, please scroll down or go here.

Feeling Sketchy has a new sketch up today, and it's the first reveal of our newest design team members. Here's a look at the sketch:

I used this super cute pumpkin image from our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps. With Halloween being just around the corner, I thought he would make a super cute card. I also think he would make an adorable embellishment for a scrapbook page as well.

Be sure to stop by the Feeling Sketchy blog and read more about our sponsor and prize. You'll also see tons of inspiration from the rest of the design team.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sketch N Scrap #90 - Jump!

Happy October 1st! October. Did I really just type that?! This year is flying by, and before we know it the holidays will be here!

The first day of the month means a new sketch is up over on the Sketch N Scrap blog. If you haven't heard the news, we have two new sketch artists. Heather and Mandy will be providing our sketches every other month, starting with this month, and they will not disappoint!

Heather has created this fun sketch for us to work with:

I just loved working with this sketch. The papers tilted, the layers, the circle...the only thing I had trouble deciding on was whether to use six smaller photos, or one large photo. In the end I chose the six smaller since I had so many photos of Ada on the trampoline. I thought this would be a good chance to get them on a layout.

I bought this Basic Grey Olivia collection when it first came out for no other reason but I liked it! I really didn't have much need for pinks and mint greens at the time. I am so happy that we now have Ada in our lives, and now I can use up some of these girly papers!

Be sure to stop by the Sketch N Scrap blog to see the rest of the design team's layouts. You have until the end of the month to play along.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you join us Saturday for a fun new card sketch from Mandy for World Card Making Day.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Lasting Memories #261 - Campfire Fun 101

Hello and Happy Sunday! We have been enjoying a gorgeous first weekend of fall! The windows are open, the weather is beautiful...I just can't ask for anything more.

We have a brand new challenge up over on the Lasting Memories blog today. It's (almost) a new month and  that means a new theme. Our theme for this month is Hot, Hot, Hot (product). Our first challenge is a "Around The Campfire" and it is also a sketch challenge, and you are to use some liquid glass somewhere on your layout.

First off, here is the sketch:

And here is what I came up with:
I had too many pictures that I wanted to use, so I stretched the sketch into a double page layout. For my liquid glass effect, I covered the campfire and the marshmallows with glossy accents.

I used the Simple Stories Under the Stars collection for this layout and I thought the images from the cut apart sheets would be the perfect embellishments. I still need to add my journaling to my journaling card, but I need to figure out how to fit all I want to say on that little card!
Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories blog to see what the rest of the design team has made for this challenge. I hope you can find some time to create and share your layout with us!
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Use Your Stuff #192 - Fall Theme

Hey everyone! I am hosting the challenge for this week over on the Use Your Stuff blog. My challenge to you is to create a fall themed project. It can be fall colors - think reds, oranges, yellows, gold, and brown - or something to do with leaves, pumpkins, the pumpkin patch, apples, scarecrows... whatever makes you think of fall.

For my project, I have created a fall themed card using the beautiful Carta Bella - Fall Blessings 6x6 paper pad. This has got to be one of my favorite fall collections - ever! The colors and the patterns are just so pretty!

I used this sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday #235:

I loved the layers of papers on this sketch, and of course it has my favorite - big banner piece, too. I just added in a few sequins and gold thread, and I really like the way it turned out. Be sure to check out Try Stampin' On Tuesday - they have fun sketches every Tuesday!

Head on over to the Use Your Stuff blog and see the other projects from the design team. I hope you have some time to play along with my challenge. Your have until Saturday, September 26 to get your project linked up.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!