Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch #195 - Spooky Cute

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope your week is going well. We are already at the midway point and the weekend will be here before we know it.

There's a new challenge posted today at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges and this week our challenge is spooky cute.


I had this cute little mummy left over from a cut apart sheet and thought that he was pretty spooky and pretty cute! I used Doodlebug Designs - Boos and Brews - 6x6 paper pad for this card. I just have a few sheets left and that is about it. I used the last of the scraps that I had for this collection on this card. Now next year I won't feel so bad about buying a new Halloween collection!

Stop by the Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges blog to see the spooky-cute projects from the rest of the design team. I hope to see you playing along with us this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #234

Hello, everyone!  I am back with one more project to share with you today!


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge has a new sketch for this week posted over on the blog. Here is a look at what Michelle has created for us:




The little turquoise piece with the sentiment I had made up a while ago and then never went ahead and used it on a card. When I saw this sketch I thought it would be the perfect time to use it. 

I've used Echo Park's - The Story Of Our Family - 6x6 paper pad for this card. I added a few turquoise enamel dots to finish it off.

Be sure to stop by Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge tomorrow to see the full design team reveal and our top picks from last week.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great evening!

Sketches In Thyme #297

Hello again! I am back with my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday reveal, please scroll down or go here.

Today is my day to be featured on the Sketches In Thyme blog with my take on sketch #297, courtesy of Shawn:




I decided to use a single photo in place of the two 3x3 photos and I made the layers behind the photo a little bigger. I used Close To My Heart's - Some Kind Of Wonderful - collection (the black and white papers for the background) and the 6x6 papers are from American Crafts - Everyday - 6x6 paper pad. The stickers are also from American Crafts.

I did something that I don't normally do and that is I didn't really add a big title to my layout. I figured the "love you" sticker said all I needed to say about this photo of Abby and Ada.

Be sure to check out Sketches In Thyme. We have design team inspiration every single day of the week! I am offering up the prize this month, so come on over and play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!

Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday #344

Hello, everyone! Good Tuesday morning to you! It's feeling a little more like fall these days and really starting to look like it. The trees are starting to turn and the mornings are definitely cooler.

We have a new sketch posted at Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday, courtesy of Kaylin, and our optional theme is "autumn".




I didn't stick completely to the sketch, but close enough that you can still see it.

I used up a little more of the Pink Paislee - Prairie Hill -  papers and while I had my "hello" die out for my card from yesterday, I thought I would show it a little more love and use it again.

Head over to Try Stampin' to see how the rest of the design team interpreted this sketch. I would love to see your take on it, so I hope that you play along! You have two weeks to enter and you can enter over on the blog or on our Facebook page here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will be back soon with another project to share with you, so stay tuned!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Use Your Stuff #284 - Tis The Season For Pumpkin Spice

Hello, everyone! Good Monday morning to you! I hope that you had a good weekend. Mine went by way too fast, but it was filled with lots of great family time.

We have a new challenge for you at Use Your Stuff and yours truly is the hostess for this week's challenge! The challenge is "Tis the season for pumpkin spice - use orange (a little or a lot) on your project OR use a pumpkin on your project".


I have used a little bit of orange on my card for this week. I used up some more scraps from the Pink Paislee - Prairie Hill - papers that I had used for this card earlier in the month. I am really trying to use the scraps from the papers that I cut into instead of just adding them to my scrap box. So far I've done pretty well!

It's a little hard to see in the photo, but I did emboss the bottom half of my card with my swiss dot embossing folder.

I based this card off of this sketch that Creative Scrappers posted for WCMD.


Head on over to Use Your Stuff to see how the rest of the design team interpreted my challenge. I hope you can find some time to play along with us this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sketches In Thyme PL Style #88

Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend has been a good one so far.

The mid-month sketch is posted over at Sketches In Thyme PL Style today. Emma has created another great journaling card for us to use:


I have created a journaling card to go with the card that I made using the October 1st sketch:




This layout is of  Ada's trip to the pumpkin patch last year and will go in her 6x8 album. This trip to the pumpkin patch was filled with visiting a petting zoo, picking out pumpkins, and playing on their playground so there will be a few more layouts to share!

I've used Simple Stories - Hello Fall - collection, along with a few random scraps that matched, for these pages.

Head on over to Sketches In Thyme PL Style to see the projects from the rest of the design team. We would love it if you played along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

HIMCR #322 - Super Scraps Saturday

Hello again! I am back with my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Sketch N Scrap reveal, please scroll down or go here.

Today is Super Scraps Saturday at Hiding In My Craft Room - one of my favorite challenge weeks! I love that this challenge makes me look through my scraps and get them used up!


This week we are working with images from MHK Designs and I chose the super cute Simply Santa digital  set.


I just gotta say - I love this image! I know this Santa will be showing up on quite a few of my cards this year - and in years to come! 

When I looked through my scraps of Christmas paper, I came across this old Authentique collection - I'm not even sure what it is called and all I have left are bits and pieces and nothing with the name on it. I thought the papers were a good match for this Santa.

Head on over to HIMCR to see the wonderful creations from the rest of the design team. I can't wait to see what you create for our challenge this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day!




Sketch N Scrap WCMD Sketch #2


Happy Saturday, scrappy friends! I am so happy that it is the weekend - I have high hopes of having lots of scrappy time!

We are celebrating World Card Making Day all month long at Sketch N Scrap and today we have our second exclusive card sketch posted on the blog. Heather has created a fun sketch for us to work with and it has lots of possibilities.



I have created a fall card for this sketch. I haven't made nearly enough of these type cards this year and I really like how this one turned out. I have used Bella Blvd papers from a couple of different collections for this card. I really tried to stamp a leaf for the focal piece, but it just didn't look right, so I punched a circle out of the same paper as the background and it was perfect!

Head on over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. I hope you have some time to create with us this month!

Also, on our Facebook page, our Fall Fun Crop is in full swing. We will be posting our 3rd challenge over there today, so be sure to check it out, as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I will be back a little later with another project to share with you, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Paper Play Sketches #53

Hello again! This is my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Sunny Day Crafting reveal, please go here.

Paper Play Sketches has a fun new sketch posted today! This is one of those sketches that I know I will be using again.





I've used Echo Park's - A Perfect Autumn - 6x6 paper pad for this card. I stuck to the sketch - only adding in a couple of tab punches for a little something extra. The tree paper is a bit busy for me, but I thought it worked well for this sketch as a focal piece.

Head over to Paper Play Sketches to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. I can't wait to see what you create with this sketch, so be sure to play along and link up!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunny Day Crafting Ch #56 - O is for Oval

Hello and Happy Wednesday! We have had a little taste of really cool - weather - 80 degrees on Monday and by Tuesday afternoon we were at 49 degrees. I'm ready for cooler weather, but not that cool! Of course, by the weekend we will be back up in the 80's again. Crazy weather!

We have a new challenge up at Sunny Day Crafting today. We are working our way through the alphabet and this week we are on the letter "O" and it is for oval.

Wouldn't you know it - an oval is the only shape that I don't have a die for...so, I had to look through my stash to see if I could come up with an oval, and this is what I came up with:


I found this Christmas sentiment on one of my sticker sheets and thought that it would work!

Now that I look at this card, I wish I would have added a thin white mat around the gingham paper...I may have to tear it apart and redo it!

Head on over to Sunny Day Crafting to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. I hope you find the time to play along with us this week. I would love to see your beautiful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be back soon with another project to share with you!