Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday #294

Hello, hello! How are you today? I hope your day is off to a good start!

We have a new sketch for you over at Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday today. We are continuing with out "Getting Ready For The Holidays" extravaganza, so your card needs to be a holiday card, and our optional theme for this week is - paper piercing.

I used Echo Park's - I Love Christmas - 6x6 paper pad for this card. This paper with the cute little Santas and snowmen was perfect for the double panels. You can't get much cuter than that! I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, and then matted it again with a scalloped circle, and another regular circle. A card that came together rather quickly!

Head on over to the Try Stampin' blog to see the cards from the rest of the design team. I do hope you will join us! Our challenges run for two weeks, so you have plenty of time to get it done!

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

Sunday, October 23, 2016

100 Patterned Paper Challenge Facebook Group

Hi guys! I hope that you are enjoying your weekend! I just wanted to pop in share that my friend, Tina, has started a 100 Patterned Paper Challenge Facebook group!

Back in the summer I came across a post in one of the Facebook groups that I am in, and it was someone challenging themselves to pick 100 papers from their stash and use them up or get rid of them. I had just been going through my old papers and decided I could do the same thing! Tina liked the idea so well, that she has decided to create a Facebook group dedicated to this challenge.  Not only will she be challenging us to use up our patterned papers, but other scrappy supplies that we may be hoarding as well!

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, come join us! Here is a link to the page:

I would love it if you came and joined us!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges Design Team

Hello everyone! I am so excited to share that I am now a member of the Christmas Card Challenges Design Team! My "official" term does not start until December, but you may see me popping in between now and then.

Our challenges are always anything goes with an optional challenge to help provide inspiration. It's a great way to work on those Christmas cards all year long so you aren't hurrying around at the last minute!

This design team is full of amazingly talented ladies, and it is quite an honor to work alongside them. I hope that you will join in on our challenges and get those Christmas cards made!

Friday, October 21, 2016

PDE Linky Party Ch #143 - All Tags

Hello again! This is my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Sketch n Scrap reveal, please scroll down or go here.

Today is the third Friday of the month and that means we are all about tags over at PDE Linky Party!

Ch #143 - All Tags

I am trying to get a head start on my Christmas tags for this year, so that is what I am sharing with you today. 

I used one of  my favorite color combos - red, white, and kraft, and my favorite snowflake die, and this tag came together pretty quickly!

How about you - do you make your own tags for Christmas, or just buy them? I always feel guilty buying them with all of the scrappy supplies that I have. Plus, I just feel it puts a little more of a personal touch to the gift!

Head on over to PDE Linky Party to see the tags from the rest of the team. I do hope you play along with us! I would love to see what you create!

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

Sketch N Scrap WCMD Flashback Friday #3

Happy Friday, scrappy friends! We have a much needed day off from school today and I am going to enjoy every minute of it!

We are still celebrating World Card Making Day over at Sketch N Scrap and we have another new sketch to share with you today! This great sketch is courtesy of Lisa, and our returning guest designer is Hillary Harris.

This was such a fun sketch to work with! I used a Heidi Swapp 6x6 paper pad for this card and stamps from a couple of different KaiserCraft stamp sets. The tree is from the Modern Christmas set, and the sentiment is from the Mistletoe set. I did pop up the little tree square, although you can't much tell that in the photo. 

Stop by the Sketch N Scrap blog to see the cards from the rest of the design team. I hope you have some time to play along with this sketch! We will be back again next week for one more Flashback Friday celebrating World Card Making Day.

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

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Eek! - Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #84

Hello everyone! Happy Thursday! I am really excited because today is the last day of school for the week! We have tomorrow off - thanks to teacher's meetings. It seems like we haven't had a day off in a long time and we have all been looking forward to it!

Today is the 20th and that means a great new card sketch is posted over at Sketch N Scrap. This sketch is courtesy of Heather.

With Halloween right around the corner, I went with the Halloween theme. I still have a couple more cards I would like to get made before the holiday - we shall see if I can get them done.

I used Doodlebug Design's "Boos and Brews" 6x6 paper pad. I just cannot get enough of that collection! I kind of wish I would have stuck with black strips instead of the green, but I felt like it was almost too much black. This card kind of reminds of a little yard sign!lol!

Be sure to stop by Sketch N Scrap to see the cards from the rest of the design team. I hope you have the time to play along with us! You have until the end of the month to link up your cards and layouts.

Don't forget - we will be back tomorrow for another fun treat for you in our World Card Making Day celebration!

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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Paper Play Sketches #19

Hello everyone! How are you today? It's the middle of the week and that means I have a great card sketch to share with you today!

The latest sketch has been posted over at Paper Play Sketches and I hope you play along with us!

Another Halloween card using Doodlebug Designs "Boos and Brews" collection. I die cut the little Frankenstein out of the 12x12 cut apart sheet, as well as the sentiment. All the other papers are from the 6x6 paper pad. This card came together really quickly and is one of my favorites that I have made so far for this Halloween!

Be sure to check out the Paper Play Sketches blog to see the cards from the rest of the design team. Why don't you come play along with us?! We have a new sketch challenge every single Wednesday. I would love to see what you create!

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #182

Hello scrappy friends! I hope that your week is off to a good start! We have a short week this week with teacher's meetings and I am looking forward to a day off!

We have a brand new sketch posted over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog this week. It's a great sketch created by Michelle and digitized by Brandi.

I don't know why the solid red strip looks so much darker in the photo. It really is a perfect match to the background paper. I used The Paper Studio's "A Very Merry Christmas" 6x6 paper pad for this card. Have I mentioned that it if one of my favorite paper pads this year?! I love it!

I'm trying to keep my Christmas cards flat this year because my post office always wants to gripe when they are a little lumpy! I know they are just trying to get my cards to the recipient unharmed, and I guess I just need to tell them to send it "non-machinable" when I go in. That might save me the lecture every time! I really would have liked to have added some red gems or sequins on here!

The full design team reveal will be on the Atlantic Hearts Card Challenge blog tomorrow, so be sure to stop by and see what the team has created. I do hope you play along with us this week! You don't have to make just a card - it can be any type of project - a layout, a project life style card, a canvas, as long as we can see the sketch in it, you can link up!

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

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sketches In Thyme #224 - Peek

Hello again! I am back with my second post of the day. If you're looking for my reveal for The Memory Nest, please scroll down or go here.

Today is my day to be featured over at Sketches In Thyme with this week's sketch. We have a great sketch courtesy of Cherie Averill.

I really liked the placement of the big title on this sketch, and it gave me a chance to use these large alphas from American Crafts. I wanted to keep things simple, so the only embellishment is the puffy hearts. Sometimes it's nice to just keep things nice and simple!

Ada would usually fall asleep on the way to pick the boys up from school. but once in a while, when we got to the school, I would look back to see these little eyes peeking back at me! And then she would usually start wiggling, wanting me to get her out! Such a little cutie!

Be sure to check out the Sketches In Thyme blog for awesome inspiration every single day of the week! We have a great prize for one lucky winner this month, so be sure to play along!

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

Make It Monday #74 - The Girl Has Style

Hello, hello! How is your Monday going? I can't believe the weekend went so fast! It's looking like it's going to be another hot day around here - upper 80's in the middle of October...that's crazy!

Today is Make It Monday over at The Memory Nest, and do we have a fun sketch for you! I was so excited when I first saw this sketch - I knew it would be a fun one to work with!

Abby sent me this photo of Ada back in September. Ada has never been much of a hat girl, but when she saw this Paw Patrol hat she had to have it! Abby said on this Saturday they were getting ready to go to Springfield and Ada picked out her own outfit. Of course the hat was included! Now we're talking it's the middle of September here, when it's still pretty hot outside. Abby said she wore it all morning and until they got to Springfield, then she said her head was itchy, and took it off!

I went with the pinks and grays to match her outfit, and added in a few extra layers under the photo. I really wanted the title to be - The girl's got style - but the alphas just weren't there for it! The journaling is on the tag underneath the photo.

Head on over to The Memory Nest to see the beautiful layouts from the rest of the team. I look forward to seeing what you create with this fun sketch!

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