Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #226 - Merry & Bright

Hello again scrappy friends! 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.


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge has a fabulous new sketch this week, created by the talented Michelle Stewart. This is another one of those great sketches that could be used for a project life style card, as well, so I will be saving it for later use!



I have created a Christmas card for this week's sketch. I used Fancy Pants' - Merry and Bright - 6x6 paper pad and stamp set. I love the muted green color in this collection - it really makes the red just pop!

I punched the flowers from a punch that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. It came as a punch and stamp set and I have no idea what brand it is. I added three tiny pearls to the center of each flower to finish them off.

Be sure to check out the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog tomorrow to see the full design team reveal and the Top 3 from last week's sketch. I hope you find some time to play along with us - I can't wait to see what you create with this sketch.

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

Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday #336

Hello, everyone! Good Tuesday morning to you! Did you get a chance to see the solar eclipse yesterday? We weren't in the direct path for totality, but it was still fun to get to experience it!

Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday has a new sketch posted today! Dawn has created a great sketch for us to work with and this week's optional challenge is "fun florals".



Yesterday I shared a baby boy card that I had made with you, so I thought today I would share a baby girl using this sketch. While I was making the baby boy card I had stamped the sentiment several times because I wasn't sure how I wanted to do the sentiment on that card. I decided to put one of those extras to use on this card.

I have used Pebbles' - Special Delivery - Girl - 6x6 paper pad and the only other thing that I used were a few puffy hearts that I had picked up at the Target dollar spot earlier in the year. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things - Beautiful Baby - stamp set. 

Be sure to stop by Try Stampin' to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. You have two weeks to play along with us and you can enter over on the blog or on our Facebook page here.

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

Monday, August 21, 2017

Use Your Stuff #276 - New Beginnings

Hello, scrappy friends! Good Monday morning to you! Today is the much anticipated solar eclipse. We're supposed to have a pretty good view of it - if the clouds stay away!

There is a new challenge posted at Use Your Stuff today and this week our challenge is "New Beginnings". Create a project about something new - a new home, a new baby, a new job, a new possession, etc.

I have created a card for a new baby:


I don't have an immediate need for a baby card, but you just never know when someone will surprise you with some baby news, so it's good to have one in your stash!

I have used Pebbles' - Special Delivery - 6x6 paper pad for this card. The elephant stamp and the sentiment are from My Favorite Things - Beautiful Baby - stamp set. A cute little card all ready to go whenever I might need it!

Head on over to Use Your Stuff to see the beautiful 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!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Just Saying Hello - Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #104

Hello! Good Sunday morning to you! I hope that you are having a good weekend so far. Ours has been pretty quiet with our oldest son back to college...seems like he may be the talker of the bunch! It'll take a bit of getting used to, but I'm sure we will settle back in no time at all.

We have our last card challenge of the month posted at Sketch N Scrap today. Lisa has created a great sketch for us to work with:





I found an old pack of Dear Lizzy ephemera, I think it was from the Neopolitan collection, that had never even been opened up. I thought the little chipboard flowers were just begging to be used on this card, along with the Polaroid frame. I stamped my sentiment on a piece of vellum and wrapped it around the panel.

Head on over to Sketch N Scrap to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. I would love to see what you do with this sketch.

Don't forget, our End Of Summer crop is going on now on our Facebook page. All of the challenges have now been posted and you have until September 2nd to play along with us!

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

Saturday, August 19, 2017

HIMCR #314 - Back To Class

Hello, everyone! Happy Saturday to you! Our first two days of school are done and it's getting easier to get back into the old routine.



We have a new challenge up at Hiding In My Craft Room today. This week the design team had the pleasure of working with images from Melonheadz Illustrating - with the theme of Back To School.

I received the Library Clip Art Part 2 set to work with.


This set (well, all of their sets!) come with a great variety of images that you can work with, and each image is so stinkin' cute!

For this card, I used Crate Paper's - Cute Girl - 6x6 paper pad, with the exception of the lighter teal paper, and it is from Dear Lizzy's - Lovely Day. I thought the colors in this cute little girl's outfit were a good match to these papers.

Be sure to stop by the Hiding In My Craft Room blog to see the beautiful projects from the rest of the design team. Play along for your chance to win a bundle from Melonheadz Illustrating.

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

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Paper Play Sketches #49

Hello, hello! Happy Wednesday! This is our last official day of summer break. Tomorrow it will be back to the school routine and Friday we move my oldest son back to college. I'm always sad to see the lazy days of summer go, but it will be nice to be back into a routine again.

We have a new challenge up today at Paper Play Sketches. This week is a sketch challenge and it is a fun one!



For this card, I have used Simple Stories - A Charmed Life - collection. The telephone was a 3x3 card that I cut down just a little so that it would fit a little better. The alpha stickers are also from this collection. Cut apart cards, or Project Life cards in general, make a card come together so quickly!

Be sure to stop by Paper Play Sketches to see the beautiful cards 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!

LTSCB #100 - Mid Month Inspiration

Hello, everyone! Happy Tuesday to you! I hope that your week is off to a good start. I can't believe it's the middle of August already. It seems like once school starts, which it does for my boy on Thursday, that time really goes fast until the holidays are over.

The middle of the month means it's time for mid-month inspiration at LTSCB. Just a little note for you - this will be our last mid-month inspiration - all design team inspiration will be featured on the first of the month.

This is our 100th challenge at LTSCB and Leslie has a little something extra planned for this challenge. She will send a prize to a randomly chosen challenge participant AND another prize to a randomly chosen Facebook "like", so be sure to link up a project to our challenge blog and go on over and "like" our Facebook page here.

Now, on to the challenge. Challenge #100 is "Kidz Rule" - create a project related to a kid.

This month I got to work with the "Balloons and Ice Cream" digi stamp from Star Stampz.




For my card, I have used Echo Park's "Sunny Days Ahead" 6x6 paper pad. I love the bright, cheery colors in this collection. I colored my image using my Prima watercolor pencils. I cannot say enough good things about these pencils - they are great to use!

Head on over to Love To Scrap Challenge Blog to see the projects from the rest of the design team. I hope you get a chance to play along with us!

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

Monday, August 14, 2017

Make It Monday #94 at The Memory Nest

Hello, everyone! Good Monday morning to you! Are you ready for a new week? My daughter goes back to work today so that means that I will have Ada back with me during the day. I'm sad to see our summer vacation come to an end, but it will be good to get back into a routine again.

Today is Make It Monday at The Memory Nest and Leslie has created a great two photo sketch for us to work with:





I had a little trouble with this sketch - I think I was trying too hard to find photos that were the same orientation as what was on the sketch. Once I let that idea go, I didn't have much trouble at all!

I used Echo Park's - The Story Of Our Family - collection for this layout, and gosh, did I have a hard time cutting into it! I love the colors and the patterns in this collection and have been hoarding it for ages because of this. I seriously need to get over this problem!

Looking at this layout now, I can see so many things that I could have done...or added to it...I mean I still can, but I think it's funny that I was completely happy with it when I made it, but now that a few days have passed I see things differently. For instance, I wish I would have made a cluster on the bottom right corner of the bottom photo, and maybe one in upper left corner of the top photo. Like I said - an easy fix - I can always add to it and I probably will! If and when I do I will try to remember to share the updated layout with you!

Head on over to The Memory Nest to see the layouts from the rest of the design team. I hope you can find some time to play along with us! I would love to see your take on this sketch.

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

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #19

Hello, scrappy friends! Happy Sunday to you! I hope that you are having a good weekend. It has been pretty cool for August around here and it's been nice to be able to open the windows and enjoy the fresh air!

We have a new challenge up at Christmas Card Challenges today. Our challenge is pretty simple - create a Christmas/holiday card. That's it. But, if you need a little added inspiration, we offer an optional challenge for you as well. This week our optional challenge is an inspiration photo. How will you be inspired?





When I first saw the inspiration photo I really liked that the tree was made up of stars or snowflakes. Then my friend, Willa, sent me a pin on Pinterest of a Christmas tree made from snowflakes, and I knew I needed to recreate it. You can see that card here.

I punched quite a few snowflakes using an old EK Success snowflake punch and then went to work arranging them in a Christmas tree shape. I added a few clear gems to some of the snowflakes - they are a little hard to see in the photo, but they are there! I added a wood veneer star to the top of my tree and I love it! I can see me trying this again using green "snowflakes" for my tree!

Be sure to stop by Christmas Card Challenges to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. I can't wait to see what you create!

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

Saturday, August 12, 2017

HIMCR #313 - Super Scraps Saturday

Hello, hello! Happy Saturday to you! We have made it to the weekend and I'm ready for a couple of nice lazy days and enjoying some family time! My hubby has been working overtime and I know he is ready for a couple of do nothing days.

We have a new challenge up today at Hiding In My Craft Room. It's the second Saturday of the month and that means it is "Super Scraps Saturday"! Pull out those scraps and get to working on a card or two!

Our sponsor for this week is Scrap' n Dipity. I got to work with their super cute Scribble Sally Witch digi stamp.


For my card, I pulled out my Jillibean Soup - Owloween Stew - 6x6 paper pad. I don't have very many Halloween collections and scraps are about all I have left of the ones I do have. I think it might be time to add a new collection or two to my stash!

I colored Sally with my Prima watercolor pencils. I haven't used these pencils very much, but they are a dream to use! I love them!

Head on over to Hiding In My Craft Room to see the projects from the rest of the design team. I hope you get a chance to work with your scraps and get a card or two made this week!

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