Saturday, May 19, 2018

HIMCR #353 - Masculine

Hello, everyone! Happy Saturday! It's a rainy Saturday around here and the boys are headed to see Deadpool 2 this afternoon, so that means I will be spending the afternoon in my scrap room!

Hiding In My Craft Room has a new challenge today, and this week we want to see your masculine projects.


Our sponsor for this challenge is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and the giveaway is three of their images.

I had the pleasure of working with the Thankful Tommy Turtle image.


Since we needed to make a masculine project, I decided to pull out Pink Paislee's - Outfitter - 6x6 paper pad. It's a great outdoorsy type collection and the colors were great for a masculine card. 

Stop by Hiding In My Craft Room to see more masculine projects from the rest of the design team. We can't wait to see what you create!

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


Friday, May 18, 2018

Sketches In Thyme PL Style #102

Happy Friday! We have made it to the weekend and we are officially on summer break. It feels good to know the lazy days of summer are finally here.

It's the third Friday of the month and that means Sketches In Thyme PL Style has a new sketch posted today. This sketch is courtesy of Emma and it is another great one.



I have created a card for Ada's first-year album. I would have had the completed layout, but when I got to looking I didn't have the pictures printed for it, so I will add that when I pick the photos up this afternoon.

I have got to keep telling myself - these cards - this album is supposed to be quick and simple! More often than not I am stressing over making each card a masterpiece and at that rate, I am never going to come close to finishing this album or any of my Project Life albums!

When I was working on this card, I kept trying to think of what else I could add to it, and you know what, it doesn't need anything else. It has the date, the occasion, the journaling will be on a journaling card, so no need to add anything like that...and all total this took me a total of 5 minutes to complete. Now, that is how you get these albums done.

I found the 3x4 card in my stash, and since I put all of my cards together and out in the open in hopes of using them, I have no idea which kit it came from. I die cut the row of hearts, punched the tab, printed off "First Mother's Day" and that was it. Could I have added enamel dots, hearts, etc.? Sure, but it would have also taken me a lot longer and I am happy with the results. When this card is in the pockets with the photo and the journaling card it will look great.

I have jumped around so much in Ada's first-year album that I have no idea what holes need to be filled, so I have made it my goal this summer to sit down, write down what layouts I have made, what layouts I still want to make, print out the photos for them and get this project done.

Head on over to Sketches In Thyme PL Style to see how Tina used the sketch. We would love to see your take on it, too!

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



Thursday, May 17, 2018

This Is Awesome - Sketches In Thyme #325

Hello, hello! Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a good week! I'm pretty excited because my oldest son moves back home from college for the summer today. It's been almost a month since he's been home and it will be nice to spend some time with him.

Today is my day to be featured at Sketches In Thyme with my take on this week's sketch - Sketch #325, courtesy of Shawn.




I decided to flip the sketch to make it work with the photos that I chose to use of Ada's first experience with a view master. I also added a couple of additional papers along the row of photos.

I took so many photos of Ada on this day and these were some of my favorites. She was in awe of that view master! She played with it for close to an hour - which is quite a while for an almost 2-year-old! She even had to show it to Pops, she was so impressed with it! Such fun memories!

Stop by Sketches In Thyme to see more inspiration from the design team every day of the week. There's a great prize up for grabs so be sure to play along with us!

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

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #264

Hello again! I am back with one more post for the day. If you are looking for my Sketch N Scrap reveal or my Scribbles Designs reveal, please scroll on down.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge has a new sketch challenge posted this week and I do believe it is going to be a favorite of mine!



I dug out my old Martha Stewart small scallop punch and an older Pebbles 6x6 paper pad ( Spring Fling) to create my card. The cupcake and the sentiment are both from one of the cut apart sheets in the paper pad and that helped this card to come together really quickly.

I am pretty sure I have a stamp set with a scalloped border in it and as soon as I find it I plan on making another card using this fun sketch!

Be sure to check out the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog tomorrow to see the cards from the rest of the design team and last week's Top 3 will also be announced. We do hope you can find some time to play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Scribbles Designs Challenge #65 - Make It Masculine

I am back with my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Sketch N Scrap reveal, please scroll on down.


We have a new challenge for you today at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. Our challenge for you this time around is "Make It Masculine".

 Make your project masculine in some nature--use greens, blues, and browns, or plaids, stripes and/or other patterns often associated with a male card or project.


For my card, I have used #961 - Sailboat Wheel.


I colored the sailboat wheel with colored pencils and I really like the way that it turned out. I found the anchor paper and the red dot paper in my 6x6 paper pad scraps and they were just what I needed to complete my card. 

Head on over to Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog to see the masculine creations from the rest of the design team. We would love it if you played along with us!

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

Too Cute To Be A Super Villain - Sketch N Scrap #153

Hello, hello! Here we are at the middle of May already! This month is moving right along!

The middle of the month means we have a new sketch posted at Sketch N Scrap today. Heather has created a fun two-photo sketch for us to work with.



I have made a layout of Miss Ada being a "super villain". She came in one day and had her My Little Pony mask on and she had a little Nerf-style gun. She jumped up in the air and came down on one knee. I told her I liked her superhero pose, to which she replied, "I am NOT a superhero, Nana, I am a super villain!". Well, let me tell you, she is too cute to be a villain!

I added my journaling behind one of the photos with the pull tab:


The little shirt she had on had a bunch of colorful little icons on it - ice cream cones, unicorns, sunglasses, etc. - and I really wanted a patterned paper to mimic that, but since I do not buy a lot of "themed" papers, I didn't have anything in my stash like that. (I may have to change my thinking on buying themed paper!) I decided to go with the floral paper that had all of the same colors in it. I always find it a little challenging to work with paper with a slight diagonal stripe - nothing looks straight - but I measured, and measured, and it is!

I pulled the purple and navy from her My Little Pony mask for the colors of my title.

Head on over to Sketch N Scrap to see the layouts from the rest of the design team.  We would love to see your take on this fun sketch.

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

Monday, May 14, 2018

UYS #311 - For the Moms

Hello and Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend. Ours was filled with lots of outside time and family fun.

Use Your Stuff has a new challenge posted today and this week we are celebrating all the Moms - or mother figures - out there.

I have created a Mother's Day card using Fancy Pants' - Office Suite - 6x6 paper pad. I have been hoarding this paper pad - and especially this floral paper - for a long time. I just love that floral paper and the colors, too. It was hard to cut into it, but what a pretty card for a special Mom to receive!

I based my card off of this older sketch from My Favorite Things:

This is one of my favorite go-to sketches to show off those pretty papers that I have in my stash.

Head on over to Use Your Stuff to see the beautiful projects the rest of the design team have created. We would love to see your creations this week!

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

Saturday, May 12, 2018

HIMCR #352 - Super Scraps Saturday

Hello again! I am back with another post today. If you are looking for my Sketch N Scrap reveal, please scroll on down.
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It's Super Scraps Saturday at Hiding In My Craft Room so dig into that scrap box and put them to use on your project this week!


Our sponsor this week is Fred She Said and the giveaway is a $10 gift certificate to their store.

I had the pleasure of working with the BlueJay and Raspberries colored stamp set from Fred She Said.


 I was so happy to find this navy and white chevron patterned paper in my 6x6 scraps. I think it is perfect for this sweet little image.

When I die cut the image into the oval I somehow got a mark on the edge of it. Not too noticeable, but I decided to distress the edge of it with the edge of my scissors to "hide" the mark. Of course, I could not stop there, I went ahead and distressed all of the edges.

Once again I decided to leave a sentiment off for the time being. I think this card would work for many occasions so I will add the sentiment when it is ready to send.

A pretty quick and easy card and I love it!

Head on over to Hiding In My Craft Room to see the fun cards from the rest of the team and to join us this week! We are also having a design team call so be sure to check that out as well.

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

Sketch N Scrap's 6th Birthday Bash Sketch #1

Hello, scrappy friends! Happy Saturday to you! Are you ready for the weekend? It's looking like it's going to be nice and hot for us - we're talking 90's on Sunday. What?! It is only May...I don't mind, the pool is ready - although the water needs to warm up a bit more before I get in it!

We have the first exclusive Sixth Birthday Bash sketch for you today at Sketch N Scrap. Lisa has created a fabulous two-photo sketch for us and it could easily be turned into a double page spread!




I created a layout of Miss Ada and her big girl braids. She has never liked her hair messed with much - just the occasional ponytail in the summer - but she actually let Abby braid it and kept it in all day long! She looks so cute, but she also looks so big!

I plan on adding some journaling - basically what I just wrote - but I would like to do it in brown and I do not have a brown pen, so that will come later after I have had a chance to get one.

Head on over to Sketch N Scrap to see the beautiful layouts from the rest of the design team. We would love to see you playing along with us!

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

Sunday, May 6, 2018

LM #394 - Hearts

Hello again! I am back with my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Counterfeit Kit Challenge mini kit reveal, please scroll down.

It's time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories! Our theme for May is "Variety of Shapes" and this week we are wanting to see you use one or more hearts on your layout.


So, Ada had been seeing commercials (and watching Youtube videos) for Num-Noms Snackable Cereal and thought that she might "need" them. The next time we went to town we found them and I asked her if she would like to get one, to which she replied - yes! She knew all about how to do them (thanks to the Youtube videos) so we filled the little bowl with water and waited for the "special one" to dissolve out of the little fizzy ball. She thought they were really cute and had quite a bit of fun playing with them - at least for that day. They are currently still sitting on the edge of the bathroom sink where she left them and it is now three months later! Thank goodness she wasn't too taken with them - at $8.88 they were a little pricey!

For this layout, I used a sketch from Scrapbook Generations latest class - 6x6 Paper Pads 2 with Allison Davis. I love this ebook! It is a fantastic resource to have - 86 total sketches all using 6x6 papers - and I am so excited to work my way through each one!

Head on over to Lasting Memories to see the beautiful - heart filled - layouts from the rest of the design team. We would love to see you playing along with us!

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