Sunday, October 24, 2021

Sketch N Scrap WCMD Sketch #4

 Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday to you! I hope that you are having a good weekend.

Today I am up on the Sketch N Scrap Facebook page sharing the card that I created using the WCMD Sketch #4 that was shared on the blog yesterday. Here is a look at the great sketch that Sketch Artist Lisa created:


And this is the card that I made:


For this card, I have used the fall papers that I had in my October stash bash kit. I fussy cut a few flowers and an acorn from one of the papers to make my cluster and I love how this turned out. 

Here is a close-up:


I cannot wait to send this out to someone special!

Be sure to stop by Sketch N Scrap to see how the rest of the design team took on this sketch. I hope you have a chance to play along with us. We will have one more card sketch celebrating WCMD 2021 next Saturday so stay tuned!

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

Monday, October 18, 2021

TN Time With Lisa & Lori - October Challenge

Hello, hello! Happy Monday to you! I hope that your week is off to a good start!

It is time for the October edition of TN Time With Lisa & Lori. We're a little bit late this time around - but better late than never! Here is how it works - this is a just-for-fun monthly challenge that starts on the 10th of each month and ends on the 9th of the following month at midnight CST. If you complete my random challenge for the month - link your TN, bullet journal, or planner spread below. If you complete just Lisa's sketch challenge, link up over on her blog - My Creative Endeavors. If you combine both challenges - be sure to link up on both Lisa's blog and here on my blog.

Here is my challenge for October:


This month I am challenging you to use orange on your layout and a label or tab.

Here is the sketch that Lisa has created for us:

And this is what I came up with:


I pulled out my 2018 Favorite Photos of  Ada TN to work in this month. I have so many traveler's notebooks that are "in progress" and I would really like to get a few of them finished up by the end of the year. This particular one would not take me long at all to finish up if I would just work on it!

Anyway, the photo is of Ada on Halloween of 2018. She had on this cute little outfit when Abby dropped her off that morning and I had to get a couple of pictures of her in it. I took a cue from the phrase on her shirt and used that for my title and went with ghosts for my embellishments.

Here are a couple of close-ups:


I used one ghost sticker and then several ghosts that I die cut for my embellishments. To help the ghosts stand out from the white background I inked all of the edges with black soot distress ink. I also stamped some stars in black and in orange and die cut them out to sprinkle around my layout. I punched out several tiny black and orange stars to finish it all off with. 


I love these little ghost die-cuts! They just make me smile every time that I cut them out! 

Here is the right side of the spread:


I used a couple of papers from Echo Park's Halloween Magic collection. That ghost paper is so cute and I can't wait to use more of it. 


Be sure to stop by Lisa's blog to see her beautiful layout for this challenge. I hope you have some time to play along with us. I would love to see what you create!

Even though this is a just-for-fun challenge we do have a few rules:

1. Create a TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK, PLANNER, OR BULLET JOURNAL spread based on the CHALLENGE THEME and/or our sketch. 
2. Create a new, not previously posted project.
3. You are welcome to combine with other challenges.
4. If you have a blog please include the challenge graphic & a link to our challenge in your post.
5. You can link to social media if you don't have a blog. If you show your project on Instagram, please make sure to use #TNtimewithLisaandLori 
6. You can submit multiple projects but they must be posted to InLinkz or social media separately.
7. Most importantly have FUN!

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Sketch N Scrap - World Card Making Day Sketch #3

 Hello, everyone! Happy Saturday to you! I hope that your weekend is off to a great start!

We are celebrating World Card Making Day all month long at Sketch N Scrap with a new card sketch every Saturday of the month. Today we are sharing WCMD Sketch #3, courtesy of Sketch Artist Lisa:


This is what I came up with:


I have included a few fall papers and scraps in my Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash Kit for October and I was able to put them to use on this card. I didn't really have any embellishment that I wanted in the sticker sheets that I included, so I fussy cut a few flowers and a toadstool from one of the 12x12 papers and punched a few leafy branches to add around the flowers. I love how this little cluster turned out!

The sentiment is from Close To My Heart - S2007 - For My Beautiful Friend. 

Here is a close-up of the cluster:


Since our focus item for Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash, this month is embossing folders, I made sure to use one of the folders that I included in my kit for my main panel. 

I absolutely love how this card turned out!

Be sure to stop by Sketch N Scrap to see the sketch and the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. I hope you have a chance to play along with us!

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



Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Sketch N Scrap #234

Hello, everyone! Happy Tuesday to you! I cannot believe that it has been almost two weeks since my last post! I have been scrapping - I just am not able to share with you until later in the month. 

Today I am up on the Sketch N Scrap Facebook page sharing the layout that I created for the October 1st sketch. Here is a look at the sketch, courtesy of Sketch Artist Stacy:


And this is what I came up with:


For this layout, I used Bella Blvd's You Are My Sunshine collection that I had included in my stash bash kit for this month. These papers are so bright and colorful and they just make me happy! I had taken these photos of Ada a couple of weeks ago when we went for a walk after supper. It was a tad bit cool so Abby told her to put on her jacket. Once she got it all zipped up and the hood pulled up - she stopped and said -in a somewhat monotone voice - "I look just like one of those high schoolers." One thing is for sure - she has the brooding teenager look down pat!

Here are a couple of close-ups:


I added an extra embellishment cluster on the left side of the page. I really wanted to include that die cut that says - sunshine mixed with a little hurricane. That sums up Ada perfectly! Since I added my journaling down the side of the page I really didn't have room for it anywhere else.


I knew I wanted my title to be the phrase that Ada said on our walk. I decided to add my journaling around it - fitting the title in the middle of it. I wanted to add just a bit more color to the white background so I sponged on a bit of yellow ink. It's hard to see it in the pictures but I love the look. 

Be sure to stop by Sketch N Scrap to see the sketch and more inspiration using this sketch. I hope you have a chance to play along!

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

Friday, October 1, 2021

Lisa and Lori's Great Stash Bash - October Edition


Hello, hello! Happy Friday and Happy October 1st! The days are definitely getting shorter and the nights a cooler...looks like fall is here again. I love my summertime but I am enjoying these beautiful - cooler - days.

It is time for the October Edition of Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash. If you don't know what the Great Stash Bash is - it is a challenge that my good friend Lisa and I do every month. We pull items from our stash based on a "recipe" (which you will see below) in an effort to get our scrappy stash used up!

Here is this month's recipe:


Our "recipe" is to pull 10 patterned papers, 5-7 scraps, 3-4 embellishments, and our focus item for October is embossing folders.

I went a little bigger than normal with my kit this month and created 3 mini-kits. I just couldn't help myself! I made it a point to go through the photos on my phone first and make a list of layouts that I would like to get made this month and I finally had to make myself stop because the list was getting so long! Let's take a look at what I pulled:

Mini-kit #1:


This kit is filled with Bella Blvd goodies and I have four layouts planned for it - three Ada layouts and at least one Winnie layout. 

Here is a look at the papers:


These papers just make me happy! I love the fun - bright - colors.

I totally forgot to take photos of my embellishments for each kit...they can be seen in each of the kit photos...

Here are the few scraps that I have for this kit:


Not a lot of scraps and I am hoping I will get them used!

Here is Mini-Kit #2:


This kit is filled with Paige Evans' Wonder collection and I have at least two layouts planned with it.

Here is a better look at the papers:


I plan on doing some fussy cutting of those flowers and maybe even the half circles - they look like they would make a great scalloped border. 

I did not include any scraps...mostly because I got rid of the majority of my scraps earlier this year. 

Once again - no embellishment photo...

Here is Mini-Kit #3:


/This kit has a few fall papers from a couple of different Echo Park collections. These have been in my stash for a few years and I would love to get them used up so maybe I could bring in something new! 

Here's a look at the papers:


Since it is October, I felt like I needed to have at least a showing of fall papers in my kit! I do have one layout planned and maybe a layout for my traveler's notebook. I do plan to fussy cut a few of the flowers from the floral paper in the back. 

I did have a one paper that had been cut down with these papers so I included it and what is left of some of my fall 6x6 paper pads:


I would love to make a dent in these 6x6 papers!

Since our focus item is embossing folders, I pulled out a few that I thought I would have the best chance of using this month:


I will be leaving these right by my desk so I remember to use them!

I also want to use some of my stamps and metal dies this month, so I went ahead and pulled what I would like to use so they will be out and ready to go. 

Here are the stamps:


The dies:


I apologize for the glare - it was rainy and getting dark and I did not bother to take them all out of their packaging. You get the idea - alplhas, borders, hearts, labels, tabs, and some tiny flowers.

I also pulled a couple of sheets of alpha stickers, label stickers, and a brad pack that I thought I could use at least a couple of:


I have all of these "extras" in a container that will set by my desk - ready and waiting to be used:


I even made sure to make out a list of  the layouts that I want to make with each collection and put it with my mini-kits. I will be printing off photos today so I will have everything ready to go for the month:


Once again I am so excited to dive into this kit and get some layouts made! I'm glad it is the weekend and we have no plans!

Be sure to stop by Lisa's blog to see the fabulous kit that she has pulled together for this month. This is a just-for-fun challenge, but if you do play along and put together your own stash bash kit - add it to the linky below and we will be sure to check it out and cheer you on! Here are the rules:

1. Follow the challenge prompt to create a kit to work with throughout the month. You may use other items, but please concentrate on using your kit. 
2. Create new, not previously posted projects using your stash kit.
3. If you have a blog - please include the challenge graphic and a link to our challenge in your posts. 
4. You may link to social media if you don't have a blog. If you share on Instagram, please make sure to use - #lisaandlorisgreatstashbash2021

I will be back in a few days with a wrap-up post for my September kit. 

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Sweet - Mixing the Kits With The ScrapRoom

Hello, everyone! Happy Tuesday to you! I hope that you are having a good day. 

Today I am sharing the layout that I created for the September edition of the  Mixing the Kits post at The ScrapRoom. Here is a look at the kits that I used for my layout:

Patterned Paper Kit



Shots of Life Kit


For this month's layout, I also used the Freaky Fast Formula:


This is what I came up with:


I used a paper from Paige Evans' Bungalow Lane collection, a paper from Bella Blvd's You Are My Sunshine collection and the embellishments from Simple Stories' Simple Vintage Lemon Twist collection. These three collections worked surprisingly well with each other!

For the Freaky Fast Formula - I used a doily from my stash for the 3 1/2 inch circle and punched my 1x12 strips with a scalloped border punch. Instead of a second photo (for the 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 measurement), I used one of the cut apart cards for my journaling. The Simple Stories die cuts and foam stickers were the perfect embellishments for this layout and using this formula made this layout come together so quickly! 

Here are a couple of close ups:


I love the foam embellishments from Simple Stories that are in the embellishment kit. There's not a lot of yellow in the Bungalow Lane papers but it is there - and these embellishments were perfect to go along with my story.


Be sure to check out The ScrapRoom blog for more inspiration using the September kits.

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

 

Monday, September 20, 2021

The ScrapRoom September Shots of Life Kit - Week 32/2021

 Hello, everyone! Happy Monday to you! I hope that your week is off to a great start. We had a nice quiet weekend at home - which meant lots of scrappy and stitchy time for me!

Today I am sharing the layout that I created using the September portion of the Shot of Life Kit from The ScrapRoom. Here is a look at the kit:


This is what I came up with:


For my layout, I used the Bella Blvd - You Are My Sunshine - cut apart cards and epoxy stickers that were included in the kit. The fun - bright colors in those cards were perfect to document another week of summer fun. I dove into my Bella Blvd scraps bin to add a bit more color to my layout. 

Here's a closer look at each side of the layout:


I kept my title card pretty simple for this week. I used one of the 4x6 cut apart cards and fussy cut the sun from one of the 2x2 cards. I cut a ticket shape out of the backside of the Lemon Twist cut apart paper and added my week title to it. I then just stamped my dates directly on the card.


This was a pretty busy week for us. Ada stayed with us Monday-Wednesday since Abby had some training out of town those days. On Monday, we passed the time until Pops got home from work playing Uno and video games. She is very good at both! She beat me the best out of five games of Uno and was deemed the champ! She also beat her best time on one of the speed runs in Astro's Playroom on the PS5. She was pretty excited to do that, too.

 

We went for a walk on Monday evening and had the most beautiful view. The journaling on that photo says  - Today (8/9) would have been Kim's 59th birthday and Mom would've been 80 on Thursday (8/12) I should've known they would give me a beautiful sunset to enjoy! I added a couple of stamped word phrases and enamel hearts to finish off that photo. 

The bottom photo is showing just how tall our sunflowers grew this year. Ada was standing on top of  Scott's shoulders - and they were on a little bit higher ground than the sunflower - and it was still taller than both of them together! I think we tried to measure it and it was close to 10 feet tall! The "Have a sunny day" was punched from one of the 2x2 cards.


Ada had her first stargazing experience while she stayed with us - thanks to the Perseid meteor shower. She was lucky enough to see one pretty soon after we went out. I discovered it is almost impossible to take a selfie in the dark! It took a couple of tries but I did manage to get us all in the photo!

Here is a look at the right side of the spread:



The top photo is of Ada with her Wendy's kids meal toys. This girl can have fun with just about anything! We'd told her before she came over that Pops would bring home supper one night after work. She chose Wendys and she brought two of the cars she's gotten in previous kid's meals to play with - and she was hoping she would add a new one to her collection. She got the unicorn car - which made her happy as can be. For the embellishment on that photo, I used a stamp that said - the simple joys of life - and added one of the epoxy flowers to it. 

 I really liked the multi-colored hearts card from the cut apart sheet. I added one of the 2x2 squares to it with a polaroid style frame around it and added a few more enamel hearts to finish it off. 

The next photo is of Ada and Aunt Amy - her birthday buddy. Aunt Amy came over for a visit one of the days she was over and she brought her a few fun goodies, too. Ada played with them the rest of the afternoon. 


Ada and I always try to take a "sleepover selfie" when she spends the night and she was a good sport - posing for a photo by our flowers.


Ada could not wait until Pops would get home so they could go out to the pool. It's crazy the things these two think up to do in the pool! The crazier the idea is - the better it is! I added a chipboard sticker from my stash and a couple of stamped phrases to this photo. 


Once again I added a sort of - week in review - journaling card. I used a 4x6 index card - just cutting it down a bit so it could be matted on a piece of patterned paper. I stamped the words 'This week' and added a few more epoxy flowers to it. I had one little green epoxy heart left and turned it sideways so it looked like a flower leaf. 

I have just a couple more photos from this week that I would like to have added...I may add an insert - like maybe a 6x8 page protector size for those last few photos and stories.

The only things I used on this layout from my stash are - white cardstock, stamps, chipboard stickers, small enamel hearts, and some patterned paper scraps.

It feels great to get another week documented!

Be sure to check out The ScrapRoom blog for more inspiration using the September kits!

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