Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch #195 - Spooky Cute

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope your week is going well. We are already at the midway point and the weekend will be here before we know it.

There's a new challenge posted today at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges and this week our challenge is spooky cute.


I had this cute little mummy left over from a cut apart sheet and thought that he was pretty spooky and pretty cute! I used Doodlebug Designs - Boos and Brews - 6x6 paper pad for this card. I just have a few sheets left and that is about it. I used the last of the scraps that I had for this collection on this card. Now next year I won't feel so bad about buying a new Halloween collection!

Stop by the Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges blog to see the spooky-cute 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!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #234

Hello, everyone!  I am back with one more project to share with you today!


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge has a new sketch for this week posted over on the blog. Here is a look at what Michelle has created for us:




The little turquoise piece with the sentiment I had made up a while ago and then never went ahead and used it on a card. When I saw this sketch I thought it would be the perfect time to use it. 

I've used Echo Park's - The Story Of Our Family - 6x6 paper pad for this card. I added a few turquoise enamel dots to finish it off.

Be sure to stop by Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge tomorrow to see the full design team reveal and our top picks from last week.

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

Sketches In Thyme #297

Hello again! 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.

Today is my day to be featured on the Sketches In Thyme blog with my take on sketch #297, courtesy of Shawn:




I decided to use a single photo in place of the two 3x3 photos and I made the layers behind the photo a little bigger. I used Close To My Heart's - Some Kind Of Wonderful - collection (the black and white papers for the background) and the 6x6 papers are from American Crafts - Everyday - 6x6 paper pad. The stickers are also from American Crafts.

I did something that I don't normally do and that is I didn't really add a big title to my layout. I figured the "love you" sticker said all I needed to say about this photo of Abby and Ada.

Be sure to check out Sketches In Thyme. We have design team inspiration every single day of the week! I am offering up the prize this month, so come on over and play along!

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

Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday #344

Hello, everyone! Good Tuesday morning to you! It's feeling a little more like fall these days and really starting to look like it. The trees are starting to turn and the mornings are definitely cooler.

We have a new sketch posted at Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday, courtesy of Kaylin, and our optional theme is "autumn".




I didn't stick completely to the sketch, but close enough that you can still see it.

I used up a little more of the Pink Paislee - Prairie Hill -  papers and while I had my "hello" die out for my card from yesterday, I thought I would show it a little more love and use it again.

Head over to Try Stampin' to see how the rest of the design team interpreted this sketch. I would love to see your take on it, so I hope that you play along! You have two weeks to enter and you can enter over on the blog or on our Facebook page here.

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

Monday, October 16, 2017

Use Your Stuff #284 - Tis The Season For Pumpkin Spice

Hello, everyone! Good Monday morning to you! I hope that you had a good weekend. Mine went by way too fast, but it was filled with lots of great family time.

We have a new challenge for you at Use Your Stuff and yours truly is the hostess for this week's challenge! The challenge is "Tis the season for pumpkin spice - use orange (a little or a lot) on your project OR use a pumpkin on your project".


I have used a little bit of orange on my card for this week. I used up some more scraps from the Pink Paislee - Prairie Hill - papers that I had used for this card earlier in the month. I am really trying to use the scraps from the papers that I cut into instead of just adding them to my scrap box. So far I've done pretty well!

It's a little hard to see in the photo, but I did emboss the bottom half of my card with my swiss dot embossing folder.

I based this card off of this sketch that Creative Scrappers posted for WCMD.


Head on over to Use Your Stuff to see how the rest of the design team interpreted my challenge. I hope you can find some time to play along with us this week!

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


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sketches In Thyme PL Style #88

Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend has been a good one so far.

The mid-month sketch is posted over at Sketches In Thyme PL Style today. Emma has created another great journaling card for us to use:


I have created a journaling card to go with the card that I made using the October 1st sketch:




This layout is of  Ada's trip to the pumpkin patch last year and will go in her 6x8 album. This trip to the pumpkin patch was filled with visiting a petting zoo, picking out pumpkins, and playing on their playground so there will be a few more layouts to share!

I've used Simple Stories - Hello Fall - collection, along with a few random scraps that matched, for these pages.

Head on over to Sketches In Thyme PL Style to see the projects from the rest of the design team. We would love it if you played along with us!

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

Saturday, October 14, 2017

HIMCR #322 - Super Scraps Saturday

Hello again! I am back with my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Sketch N Scrap reveal, please scroll down or go here.

Today is Super Scraps Saturday at Hiding In My Craft Room - one of my favorite challenge weeks! I love that this challenge makes me look through my scraps and get them used up!


This week we are working with images from MHK Designs and I chose the super cute Simply Santa digital  set.


I just gotta say - I love this image! I know this Santa will be showing up on quite a few of my cards this year - and in years to come! 

When I looked through my scraps of Christmas paper, I came across this old Authentique collection - I'm not even sure what it is called and all I have left are bits and pieces and nothing with the name on it. I thought the papers were a good match for this Santa.

Head on over to HIMCR to see the wonderful creations from the rest of the design team. I can't wait to see what you create for our challenge this week!

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




Sketch N Scrap WCMD Sketch #2


Happy Saturday, scrappy friends! I am so happy that it is the weekend - I have high hopes of having lots of scrappy time!

We are celebrating World Card Making Day all month long at Sketch N Scrap and today we have our second exclusive card sketch posted on the blog. Heather has created a fun sketch for us to work with and it has lots of possibilities.



I have created a fall card for this sketch. I haven't made nearly enough of these type cards this year and I really like how this one turned out. I have used Bella Blvd papers from a couple of different collections for this card. I really tried to stamp a leaf for the focal piece, but it just didn't look right, so I punched a circle out of the same paper as the background and it was perfect!

Head on over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. I hope you have some time to create with us this month!

Also, on our Facebook page, our Fall Fun Crop is in full swing. We will be posting our 3rd challenge over there today, so be sure to check it out, as well.

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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Paper Play Sketches #53

Hello again! This is my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Sunny Day Crafting reveal, please go here.

Paper Play Sketches has a fun new sketch posted today! This is one of those sketches that I know I will be using again.





I've used Echo Park's - A Perfect Autumn - 6x6 paper pad for this card. I stuck to the sketch - only adding in a couple of tab punches for a little something extra. The tree paper is a bit busy for me, but I thought it worked well for this sketch as a focal piece.

Head over to Paper Play Sketches to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. I can't wait to see what you create with this sketch, so be sure to play along and link up!

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

Sunny Day Crafting Ch #56 - O is for Oval

Hello and Happy Wednesday! We have had a little taste of really cool - weather - 80 degrees on Monday and by Tuesday afternoon we were at 49 degrees. I'm ready for cooler weather, but not that cool! Of course, by the weekend we will be back up in the 80's again. Crazy weather!

We have a new challenge up at Sunny Day Crafting today. We are working our way through the alphabet and this week we are on the letter "O" and it is for oval.

Wouldn't you know it - an oval is the only shape that I don't have a die for...so, I had to look through my stash to see if I could come up with an oval, and this is what I came up with:


I found this Christmas sentiment on one of my sticker sheets and thought that it would work!

Now that I look at this card, I wish I would have added a thin white mat around the gingham paper...I may have to tear it apart and redo it!

Head on over to Sunny Day Crafting to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. I hope you find the time to play along with us this week. I would love to see your beautiful creations!

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

Saturday, October 7, 2017

HIMCR #322 - Halloween Colors

Hello everyone! I am back with my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Sketch N Scrap WCMD reveal, please scroll down or go here.


Have you been seeing a lot of World Card Making Day challenges today? I know there are a lot of them out there!

Hiding In My Craft Room has a new challenge up today and this week we want to see Halloween colors on your projects. Scrap N Dipity is our sponsor for this challenge and I got to work with the Sicara Witch digital image.


For this card, I have used some old BoBunny Halloween paper. I colored the image using Prima watercolor pencils and the sentiment is from an old Close To My Heart stamp set. I added a few wood veneer stars to help fill up the white space around the image.

Be sure to stop by HIMCR to see the wonderful creations from the rest of the design team. I can't wait to see what you create using Halloween colors!

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

Sketch N Scrap WCMD Challenge #1


Happy Saturday scrappy friends - and what a great Saturday it is - World Card Making Day! The internet will be all abuzz with card challenges and inspiration!

At Sketch N Scrap it is going to be double the fun. We are celebrating WCMD all month long and it all starts today. We will post four exclusive new card sketches every Saturday in October. Our Fall Fun Crop is starting this weekend over on our Facebook page, as well. All of our crop challenges will be new card sketches in honor of WCMD, so be sure to check both the blog and the Facebook page out!

Here is the fabulous sketch that Lisa has created for the blog post today:





I just have to say - I love this sketch and I'm sure it will be a go-to sketch for me when I need a quick card.

I haven't made many fall cards, so I thought that is what I would concentrate on for at least part of this month. I used an old Pink Paislee collection - Prairie Hill - that I love so much and have been hoarding since I bought it, waiting for the perfect project. Now is the time to get it out and use it! You will probably be seeing these papers all month long!

I stamped a pretty little leaf from an old Close To My Heart stamp set and the sentiment is from a Hero Arts set. 

Be sure to check out the Sketch N Scrap blog and our Fall Fun Crop and join in on the fun!

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

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #107

Hello, everyone! Happy Thursday to you! The weekend is quickly approaching and I am ready for it! We have a get together with the family planned for Saturday - a bonfire and hayride and lots of fun! I can't wait!

We have the first card sketch for October up on the Sketch N Scrap blog today, courtesy of Heather:



In one of my posts earlier this week I had made a card using this pretty patterned paper from Close To My Heart (Pemberly) and I had challenged myself to use the scraps up instead of adding them to my scraps pile, so here is my second card using this pretty paper.

I stamped the sentiment using a stamp from KaiserCraft - Shine Bright and Close To My Heart's - Outdoor Denim - ink. I still have enough scraps to make a couple more cards before I have it used up, so I am sure you will be seeing more of this paper soon!

Head on over to Sketch N Scrap to see the wonderful cards from the rest of the design team. It's going to be a busy month at Sketch N Scrap, as we will be celebrating World Card Making Day both on the blog and on our Facebook page, so stay tuned for more information!

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

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Pause Dream and Enjoy Challenge #193 - Pumpkins

Hello, hello! I hope that you all are having a good week so far.

We have a new challenge up today at Pause Dream and Enjoy Challenges. This week our challenge is to use pumpkins on your project.


So, I got this card made and then realized that these are actually jack - o - lanterns - but they did start out as plain pumpkins! Ugh! I guess I had Halloween on the brain instead of general fall!

Anyway, I have used Doodlebug Design's - Boos and Brews - collection for this card. I love the background paper full of the little jack - o -lanterns- they just make me smile!

Head on over to Pause Dream and Enjoy Challenges to see the super cute projects from the rest of the design team. I would love to see your pumpkin creations this week, so be sure to play along with us!

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

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #232



Hello again! This is my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday reveal, please scroll on down or go here.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge has posted a new sketch for this week and I can't wait to see what you create using it!



I decided it was time to break into my Close To My Heart's -Workshops Your Way - Beary Christmas card kit. Wow - that was a mouthful! 

I embossed the background with my swiss dot embossing folder, then added the pretty papers on top. It's a little hard to see in the photo but I did add in the silver glitter paper for my strips. I added a few red gems under the sentiment to dress it up a bit.

Be sure to check out Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge tomorrow for the full design team reveal and last week's Top 3. I do hope you have time to play along with us this week!

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

Thank You with Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday #342

Hello, everyone! Good Tuesday morning to you! I hope that your week is going good so far!

We have a new sketch posted at Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday today, courtesy of Kaylin:



I kind of struggled with this sketch...maybe if I had stripped it down and not tried to add so many different papers I would have liked it better. It feels busy to me. Not only that but have you ever made a card and liked it in person, then when you see a photo of it you don't like it as much? That's kind of how I am with this card. To look at in person I like it, in the photo - not as much...I have no idea what the difference is!

I have used Echo Park's - The Story of Our Family - 6x6 paper pad for this card. It is one of my favorites - I love the colors in this collection! The sentiment is from a Hero Arts stamp set (CL582) - another great set with lots of fun sentiments.

Head on over to Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday to see the cards from the rest of the design team. I hope you find some time to play along with our sketch - I would love to see your take on it! You have 2 weeks to enter and you can enter on the blog or on our Facebook page here.

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

Monday, October 2, 2017

Use Your Stuff #282 - The Blues

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

We have a new challenge up at Use Your Stuff today. This week's challenge is courtesy of Gail, and it is called, "The Blues" - use blue as a predominant color on your project.

When I saw this challenge, I know I wanted to use one of my favorite blue papers from an old Close To My Heart collection, Pemberly. I got the bulk pack of this paper way back when I was a consultant for them, and I have been hoarding it!

I used this week's sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping - be sure to check them out!


I die cut a flower from a Sizzix die cut set and the sentiment is from a Hero Arts stamp set.

You will be seeing more of this paper in the upcoming days because I am challenging myself to use it up instead of adding it to my scraps pile.

Head on over to Use Your Stuff to see the "blue" projects from the rest of the design team. I would love to see your take on the challenge!

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

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Make It Monday #97 at The Memory Nest

Hello and Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend and are ready for the new week.

The Memory Nest has a new sketch posted today and Leslie has created a great sketch for us to work with.


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I love this photo of Ada! I can't believe how big she is getting! She was spending the night with us early in September and we decided to take her to Burger King so she could play in the play place. Then, once we got there, she was a little intimidated of it! She did, however, think she was pretty special getting her own crown and was happy to wear it the rest of the night.

I wanted to keep this layout pretty simple to keep the focus on that sweet photo. I used papers from Fancy Pants' - Golden Days - collection, and the turquoise dot paper is from Amy Tangerine. I added a few gold puffy stickers - to match the crown of course - from Maggie Holmes' - Craft Market - collection. They were perfect for this layout!

Head on over to The Memory Nest to see the beautiful 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!

Sketches In Thyme PL Style #87

I am back with my last project of the day. The first of the month is always a busy time around here on the ol' blog!

We have a new sketch posted over at Sketches In Thyme PL Style. Lisa has created a great sketch that can be used for a filler card or for a title card:



I have created a filler card using Simple Stories - Hello Fall - collection. The colors in this collection are perfect for the photos of when Abby and Shawn took Ada to the pumpkin patch last year. I will have the complete layout on the 15th with the reveal of that sketch. 

Head on over to the Sketches In Thyme PL Style blog to see how the rest of the design team interpreted this sketch. I would love it if you played along with us!

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



LM #364 - Around the House - Fabric Scraps

Hi, guys! I am back with my fifth project to share with you today. I told you it was going to be busy around here!

It's a new month and that means we have a new theme and a new set of challenges up today at Lasting Memories! This month DT Wendy is providing our challenges and she has come up with some fun ones! Our theme for October is "Around the House" and our first challenge is fabric scraps. We want to see some fabric on your layout.


It might be kind of hard to tell just exactly what is fabric on my layout.The white hearts are die cut from some white fabric that I had here at the house. I was surprised at how easily it cut and I love the soft look it gives - almost like vellum!


I've used Pink Paislee's - Pen Pals - collection for this layout of Shane this past summer. He loves to get happy mail and when he starts telling me he wants a "present" - I know it's time to head to eBay! His favorite things to get in the mail is old VHS tapes and Rolie Polie Olie is #1, but he won't turn down any type of cartoon - especially if it is from Disney!

I had ordered him a few - new to him - tapes and luckily they all came on the same day. As you can see, he was pretty happy to get some "presents"!

Head on over to Lasting Memories to see the beautiful layouts from the rest of the design team. I hope you have time to play along with us - I would love to see what kind of fabric you use on your layout!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be right back with my last project of the day!

LTCCB #15 - Anything Goes

Hi, guys! I'm back with another project to share with you!

Love To Craft Challenge blog has a new challenge up today. Our challenges are always "Anything Goes" and you can enter any type of craft project that you want!


I have really been making an effort to use up some of my older 6x6 paper pads. This card is made using the - Wonderful Day - 6x6 paper pad from Fancy Pants. I just have a couple of full sheets of this collection left and a few scraps. Slowly but surely I am getting it used! The sentiment is from an Art C stamp and cut set.

Be sure to stop by the LTCCB to see the wonderful projects from the rest of the design team. I can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks again for stopping by! Have a great day!

LTSCB #102 - Frightfully Fun

Hello, hello! I am back with my third post of the day. Love To Scrap Challenge Blog has a new challenge up today. Our challenge for October is "Frightfully Fun"

This month I had the pleasure of working with a digital image from Sheepski Designs.



I got to work with the Little Book of Monsters digital image. I colored the image with colored pencils and I used Jillibean Soup's - Happy Owloween - 6x6 papers. The sentiment is from an old Studio G $1 bin stamp set.

Be sure to head on over to LTSCB to see the beautiful projects from the design team. We would love to see what you create!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be right back with another project to share with you!

Sketch N Scrap #138

Hello again! I am back with my second post of the day. If you are looking for my CCAYR reveal, just keep scrolling on down!

We have a great new sketch for you today at Sketch N Scrap. Lisa has created a fabulous 2-photo sketch for us:



I have had these photos of Ada out on my desk for quite a while, just waiting to be scrapped. We had gone to town to do some shopping and on our way home we stopped at McDonald's to grab us a quick bite to eat. While we were waiting in the drive-thru I turned around and Ada had put on her Wonder Woman crown and her sunglasses, and she was taking a little nap. She looked adorable!

I've used Bella Blvd's - Fresh Market collection - for this layout. The alphas weren't showing up as well as I would have liked, so I went around each letter with a black marker.

Head on over to Sketch N Scrap to see the beautiful layouts from the rest of the design team. You will have until October 31st to play along with our October challenges.

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