Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lasting Memories #322 - Color/Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hello and Happy Sunday to you! I hope that you are having a fabulous weekend! We, once again, are experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures and I love it!

We have a new challenge for you today at Lasting Memories. I can't believe that this is our final challenge of the month! I know February is a short month, but wow, has it gone by fast! Anyway, our theme for February has been "All In The Name Of LOVE" and our final challenge of the month is a color/photo inspiration challenge. Use the photo below for inspiration for your layout.



I went with the black, white, and red colors, and I added in a few hearts, too!

For the top and bottom border pieces I had originally started with just plain white cardstock, and that was too plain for me, so I have a little stamp from Close To My Heart called "On The Plus Side" (M1135) and I stamped the top and bottom borders with it. I love the way it turned out and I know I will be using it again and again!

I also pulled out a bunch of my roller style stamps to stamp the random phrases on this layout. I used stamps from October Afternoon, Shimelle, Maggie Holmes, Dear Lizzy, and Close To My Heart. I love these little phrase stamps and need to make it a point to use them more often.

In our 100 Pattern Paper Facebook group I posted a challenge to go to your scrap bin and pull at least 5 scraps off of the top and use those scraps up in some projects. They don't have to all be used on one thing, but try to use them up before the end of the month. Here is a photo of the scraps that I pulled to get used up before the end of February:


I am happy to say that I used up all of the red chevron piece and most of the red cardstock. I think I had a piece that is about a 4x4 size left. I am always needing red cardstock, so I know it will get used up before the end of the month.

Be sure to stop by Lasting Memories to see the beautiful layouts from the rest of the design team. We hope to see you playing along with us! Our February challenges are due by February 24th, so time is running out!

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Stay Awesome With Paper Play Sketches #35

Hello again! I am back with my third project of the day. If you are looking for my Christmas Cards All Year Round reveal, please scroll down or go here. If you are looking for my Love To Scrap Challenge Blog reveal, please scroll down or go here.

I am back to share my take on the latest sketch from Paper Play Sketches. It is another great sketch tp work with!

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For my card I have used Dear Lizzy's Fine and Dandy collection. That cute "Stay Awesome" flamingo card is actually one of the 3x4 cards from the Fine and Dandy Project Life core kit. This sketch is a great one to use up some of those Project Life Style cards!

Be sure to stop by Paper Play Sketches to see the projects from the rest of the design team.

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

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog #94 - Who Loves You Baby

Hello again! I am back with my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Christmas Cards All Year Round reveal, please scroll down or go here.

I am back to share my card for the mid month inspiration at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. Our theme for February is "Who Loves You Baby", and this time around I got to work with digital stamps from Gracielle Design. I am working with the super cute Love Ya! digital stamp set.


I changed the color of the digital stamp to red and printed it off on a piece of vellum. I then backed the vellum with white cardstock to help it stand out against the red background. I kept this card pretty simple because I wanted that stamp to really be the focus.

Be sure to stop by the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog to see the beautiful projects from the rest of the design team. I can't wait to see what you create!

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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Christmas Cards All Year Round - February Mid Month Inspiration

Hello and welcome to my blog! I am so happy that you have stopped by today!

It's the middle of the month and time for the mid month inspiration from the Christmas Belles at Christmas Cards All Year Round. Our challenge for February is to add red and/or pink, and add a heart to your project.


I have used Pebbles' " Holly Jolly" paper for my card. The sentiment is a sticker from Echo Park that I have had out on my desk since the holidays and thought it was time to get it used. The enamel hearts are from Recollections.

This was a pretty quick and easy card, and one of my most recent favorites!

Stop by the Christmas Cards All Year Round blog to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the Christmas Belles. We hope to see you playing along and getting a head start on those holiday cards!

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

Monday, February 13, 2017

Make It Monday #82 At The Memory Nest

Hello scrappy friends! Here we are back at Monday already! Those weekends go by way too fast!

At least this Monday is a little better because it is Make It Monday #82 at The Memory Nest, and we have a brand new sketch for you to try!



I love to use circles on my layouts, and this sketch is pretty clean and simple, so it is right up my alley!

I have used Fancy Pants' Sweet Nothings collection for this layout. I am in love with those puffy alphas and hearts! Such cuteness!

I kept my layout pretty simple - just adding in a few paint splatters and a tag for a tiny bit of journaling. I guess with Valentine's Day right around the corner I had "love" on my mind! I can't believe we have been married for 27 years!

Be sure to stop by The Memory Nest blog to see the beautiful layouts from the rest of the design team. I hope you get a chance to try out this sketch! I would love to see what you do with it!

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

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sketch N Scrap's Love Is In The Air Crop

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a good day!

Sketch N Scrap's "Love Is In The Air" crop is in full swing! We will have challenges posted every day through Valentine's Day, and you will have until Friday, February 21st to play along.

Here is the layout that I made for today's challenges. Challenge #2 was to use sketch #101, some hearts, at least one tag, the word love, and something round.


For this layout I have mostly used papers from Dear Lizzy's Happy Place collection. The pink is from my scrap pile and I have no idea where it was from, and the green is a really old piece from Cosmo Cricket. I love it when I can mix in some old stash with some new!

For the title I used alpha stickers from Amy Tangerine, and stamped the arrows using a stamp set from Close To My Heart (Sightseer C1534).

One of the requirements was to use the word "love", so I stamped this "love this" stamp in a light pink. It really shows up better in person, but it is light!


The arrow is a die from an Art C stamp and die set,  and I fussy cut the camera from one of the pattern papers.

My journaling is on the tag hidden behind the photos.

Head on over to the Sketch N Scrap events page to check it out! 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #6

Hello, hello! I hope that your are having a good weekend. We enjoyed a beautiful day yesterday, and were able to spend a lot of time outside enjoying it! I've pretty much given up hope on having any snow this year, so just keep the warmer temperatures coming!

We have a new challenge for you today at Christmas Card Challenges. As always - you need to make a Christmas/holiday card, and we provide an optional challenge for you, in case you need some added inspiration.

This week we have an inspiration photo for you. I was inspired by the horses and the brown in the photo.





I found this project life style card in my stash and knew I wanted to use it on a card. I tried adding more things to it, like sequins and bling, but it just wasn't working for me, so I kept it simple.

Head on over to Christmas Card Challenges to see how the design team was inspired this week.

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


Friday, February 10, 2017

PDE Linky Party #159 - Cards Or Project Life Style Cards



Hello and happy Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Are you ready for the weekend? It's supposed to be close to 80 around here, so I am sure we will be spending some time outside!

We have a new challenge up at PDE Linky Party today, and since it is the second Friday of the month that means our challenge is:

Ch #159 - Cards or Project Life Cards

I have made a birthday card to add to my stash. We have several birthdays coming up over the next couple of months, so I figured it would be a good idea to get them made ahead of time instead waiting to make them the day before, like I usually do!

I kept this card pretty plain and simple, but I do like how it turned out. I used Crate Paper's Wonder collection, and Close To My Heart's Joyful Birthday (B1419) for the sentiment.

One of my goals for 2017 is to send out more of the cards that I have made. I didn't do too well with that in January, but I have already mailed out a few in February, and I have a few more ready to mail out this weekend! It always makes me feel happy to think I might be bringing a smile to someone's face when they receive a little happy mail! I definitely need to keep this up!

Head on over to PDE Linky Party to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. I hope to see you playing along with us!

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Paper Play Sketches #34

Hello, hello! I hope your day is off to a good start!

Paper Play Sketches has a new sketch posted today, and it is, of course, a fun one to work with!




I had a few scraps laying on my desk from a layout that I will be sharing a little later in the month, so I thought I would put them to use on a card instead of putting them in my scrap pile! The papers are from Pebbles' "Birthday Wishes" collection, and the sentiment is my go-to birthday sentiment from Close To My Heart - B1419 Joyful Birthday.

This sketch would be perfect for a project life style card, too, something I plan on doing soon!

Stop by Paper Play Sketches to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. We hope you join us this week!

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

"16"

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday to you! We are slapped back into the realization that it is indeed still winter around here! After having a couple of close to 70 degree days, we are back to 30's and 40s today. At least by Friday we are supposed to back to 70 and almost 80 for a few days! It's no wonder that my youngest son is home sick today with a cold!

I have a birthday card to share with you today. My niece is turning 16 on Friday, so I thought I'd better hurry and get her card in the mail! One of the Birthday Bash challenges at Soul Scrappers is to add numbers to your birthday card, and here is what I came up with:


I used Crate Paper's Cute Girl 6x6 paper pad for this card. You can't go wrong with turquoise and pink for a girly card!

Be sure to check out Soul Scrappers for a wide variety of challenges and fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I'll be back soon with another project to share with you!