Sunday, March 18, 2018

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #2 - Sketch

Hello, everyone! Good Sunday morning to you! I hope you are having a good weekend. Once again, it feels like the weekend is just flying by for me.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge has their second challenge of the month posted over on the blog today. Susan has picked this sketch for us to use as inspiration:

I stuck really closely to the sketch for my layout. I loved the overall design so why mess with it?! Almost everything I used on this layout came from my March kit - Happiness Overload. You can read more about it here. I did go in search of some alphas in my stash and the circle stamp and enamel dots were not in my kit, but those were the only things that I added.

Once I had my layout put together I felt like I needed to bring in a little more of the black, so that was when I added the second circle behind the left photo. I also moved the title down to the bottom of the layout.

Head on over to Counterfeit Kit Challenge to see how the rest of the design team interpreted this sketch. Why don't you play along with us this month?

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

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Pure Determination - Sketches In Thyme Sketch #317

Hello again! I am back with another project to share with you.

Today is my day to be featured over on the Sketches In Thyme blog with my take on Sketch #317 - courtesy of Jenessa Franco. Here's a look at the sketch:

I have a ton of these photos of Ada from last year playing ball in the front yard. She was determined to hit that ball one way or another! She was good about keeping her eye on the ball - her eye/hand coordination just wasn't all that great! It got to the point where is was more like we were throwing the ball at the bat and trying to hit it instead of her actually hitting it! She did get in a couple of hits all on her own - with no help, so her persistence paid off!

I must say that this layout looks so much better in person. I don't know if it's the pink on here or the green, but something looks a little off on the computer as opposed to in person. I guess maybe the all really does look better in person!

Everything I used on this layout is from my March Counterfeit Kit that I put together, with the exception of the wood pieces. I am really enjoying creating with this kit this month! You can read all about it in this post here.

Head on over to Sketches In Thyme to see more inspiration any day of the week. We would love to see you play along with us!

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

HIMCR #344 - Tic Tac Toe

Hello, everyone! Happy Saturday to you! I hope that your weekend is off to a great start. We don't have any real plans and I am hoping that I get to spend most of my weekend in my scrap room!

It's time for a new challenge at Hiding In My Craft Room and The Cutting Cafe is our sponsor this week. The prize is 3 sets from The Cutting Cafe shop.

Our challenge for this week is - Tic Tac Toe - pick a row from the board below - up and down, across, or diagonal - and use those items on your project.

Here is my card using the Easter Fun Printable Set.

I used the first row on the tic-tac-toe board - ribbon, scalloped shape, and a button. The image I used was pre-colored and it matched really well with Echo Park's - Sunny Days Ahead - 6x6 paper pad.

Head on over to Hiding In My Craft Room to see the beautiful creations from the rest of the design team. We hope you find some time this week to play along with us!

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

Friday, March 16, 2018

Sketches In Thyme PL Style Sketch #98

Hello, hello! Happy Friday! Here we are at the weekend once again. I am going to enjoy being able to sleep in a little later tomorrow.

We have our second sketch of the month posted today over at Sketches In Thyme PL Style. Emma has created a fun sketch for us to work with:

I stretched the sketch to make my title card for week 8.

I always like my weekly title card to fit into one of the 6x4 pockets and this sketch was super easy to stretch and make that happen. I really thought I was going to have my full spread ready to share this week - then I realized that the majority of photos for this week are on my phone and I haven't ordered them yet...I will share when I get them ordered and picked up!

Since I stretched the sketch I added in a couple of little banner pieces to the top left side. I might add a phrase sticker or something to them once I see what the feel of the overall layout is going to be.

Head on over to Sketches In Thyme PL Style to see how the other design team members have interpreted the sketch. We would love it if you played along with us!

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

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog Challenge #63 - Bunny Hop

Hello, hello! Happy Thursday to you! Can you believe that it is the middle of March already?! Since it is the middle of the month that means we have a new challenge for you Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog!

Our challenge this time around is - Bunny Hop - we want to see you use a bunny or a rabbit on your projects. Easter is coming up so this would be a great time to get an Easter project made, but you don't have to follow the Easter theme - just use a bunny or a rabbit.

I made an Easter card using Echo Park's older Easter/Spring 6x6 paper pad - Sunny Days Ahead - and I used one of the cutest bunny images from Scribbles Designs - #426 - Hoppy 3

I colored my bunny with my Prima watercolor pencils and added in 3 cute little circle stickers in the same colors as what I used on my bunny.

There are so many of these super cute bunnies in the shop - head on over and check them all out here!

Be sure to stop by Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog to see the fabulous bunny projects from the rest of the design team. We would love it if you played along with our Bunny Hop challenge!

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

Monday, March 12, 2018

Use Your Stuff #303 - Die Cuts

Hello and happy Monday! I hope that you all had a good weekend.

It's the start of a new week and that means it's time for a new challenge today at Use Your Stuff. This week we want to see die cuts on your projects. You can use die cuts that you cut out yourself, or you can use premade die cuts like you find in an ephemera pack.

For my card, I have used Carta Bella's - Flora No. 2 - 6x6 paper pad and the "hello" word die is from the Flora No. 2 die set - Thanks Darling Words. The large butterfly is a die from Jen Hadfield. I thought my card looked a little plain with just the one butterfly, but I didn't have a small butterfly die, so I dug out a couple of butterfly punches to create the small butterfly. I was surprised at how well it matched the butterfly die!

Head on over to Use Your Stuff to see the beautiful projects from the rest of the design team. We hope to see you playing along with our die cut challenge!

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

Saturday, March 10, 2018

HIMCR #343- Super Scraps Saturday

Hello, hello! Happy Saturday to you! I hope that you are ready for the weekend. My oldest son is on spring break this next week and it's good to have him home again!

It's my favorite Saturday of month because it's Super Scraps Saturday at Hiding In My Craft Room. Pull out that scrap basket and get some of those scraps used this week!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Gracielle Design and the giveaway is a $10 gift certificate to their store. Be sure to stop by and check out their store.

Gracielle Design supplied each of the design team members with a digital stamp set of our choosing. I chose the - Coffee and Love - digital set. I love the coffee cup image and the sentiments in this set are great!

Whenever I got ready to work on my card I pulled out a few scraps that I thought I would use and took a photo of them. Then, as my card started to come together, I went in a different direction and ended up using a different set of scraps that I forgot to take a photo of! Maybe next time I will get it all together!

The turquoise and yellow are all from my scraps. The pink paper was a 6x6 paper that I cut down for my card base. The image was colored with colored pencils.

Head on over to Hiding In My Craft Room  to see the beautiful creations from the rest of the design team. We can't wait to see what you create with your scraps this week!

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

Friday, March 9, 2018

Sketch N Scrap's Lucky Charms Crop

Happy Friday scrappy friends! Are you ready for the weekend? I know I am! I wanted to let you know that Sketch N Scrap has a fun crop planned starting next Friday and lasting until the end of the month! We would love to have you join us!

We will have sketch based challenges for both cards and layouts, a great prize, and of course plenty of design team inspiration for you. There might even be a couple of extra challenges thrown in there as well!

Head on over to the Sketch N Scrap Facebook Events page here and click the "going" button to join in the fun. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

So Much Joy...

Hi, guys! I thought I would pop back in here really quickly and share another layout with you.

Libby over at Soul Scrappers has posted the new single page sketch challenge for March and I had a lot of fun playing along with it. The sketch has lots of layers behind the photo - which I am really liking to do right now.

I still had my February Doubleshot Kit from The Scraproom out and I thought the papers from PhotoPlay Paper's - Boys Rules - collection would be great for this older photo of Shane (that I may or may not have already scrapped - I can't remember!). 

I really love the blue and green papers that came in the kit, but I felt my layout needed a bit more color. Since the sticker sheet was full of yellow and orange stickers, I dug through my Echo Park stash and found some yellow and orange scraps that matched perfectly. I also pulled some stickers from Echo Park's  - A Boy's Life - collection to give me more embellishments to work with. 

I popped the banner sticker up on some foam tape to give it a little dimension.

The darker blues in the two collections are slightly different - one is more navy and the other a little brighter blue but on the actual layout, they really don't look that far off!

Head on over to Soul Scrappers and check out all of the monthly challenges. We would love to have you join us!

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

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #254

Hello, everyone! Happy Tuesday to you! I hope that you are doing well.

I'm here today to share with you my take on this week's sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here is a look at the sketch:

We just recently found out that one of my nieces is going to have a baby boy the end of July, so I thought I would get a card all ready to go for the special occasion.

I have used Close To My Heart's - Chelsea Gardens - papers for this card. I had originally stamped those cute little elephants in glacier ink, but they blended in with the background too much, so I decided to stamp them in charcoal and I like it so much better!

The stamp set is an older set from My Favorite Things called - Beautiful Baby.

Our full design team reveals and Top 3 from last week will be up on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog tomorrow, so be sure to stop by for lots of inspiration! We would love to see you playing along with us this week.

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