Saturday, February 17, 2018

.HIMCR #340 - Buttons or Bows

Hello and Happy Saturday, scrappy friends! I hope that your weekend is off to a good start. Mine is off to a rainy start, but it's supposed to end sunny and warmer.

We have a new challenge today at Hiding In My Craft Room. This week we want to see buttons or bows on your project.

Our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter and the prize is a $15 gift certificate to their store.



The Paper Shelter provided a couple of images for us to use and I chose to use Enjoy the Spring.


The image I used was pre-colored and I thought it went well with Echo Park's - Sweet Day - papers. It had been a while since I dug out my button box and I was able to find 3 little buttons that matched the papers beautifully!

Head on over to Hiding In My Craft Room to see the beautiful projects from the rest of the design team. We would love it if you played along with our buttons or bows challenge this week!

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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Scribbles Designs Challenge #62 - Go For Green

Hello, everyone! Happy Thursday to you! I hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day. We didn't do anything special, but Abby and Ada did stay over for dinner, and that's always fun!


Today is the 15th and that means we have a new challenge for you at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. This month we are "Going for the Green".

With St. Patrick's day coming up and spring not too far away, there will be lots of opportunities for us to use green in our projects. So, in anticipation of all the green to come, create a project that is at least 55% green. It doesn't have to be monochromatic, you can use other colors as accents, but the majority of your project should be green.

I have created a St. Patrick's Day - 6x8 pocket style scrapbook layout for my granddaughter's album. She wasn't too excited about taking pictures and the only decent ones I got were when we were waiting in the car for her Mommy to pick her up!


For this layout, I have used a variety of St. Patrick's Day images from the Scribbles Designs store:







 The shamrock image that I used is a freebie in the store and can be found here -#F81 Shamrock - Free


Be sure to check out the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog to see the gorgeous green projects from the rest of the design team. We can't wait to see what you create this month!

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

Monday, February 12, 2018

Pick 3 at Soul Scrappers - Young Love

Hello again! I am back with one more post today. If you are looking for my Counterfeit Kit Challenge, please go here. If you are looking for my Use Your Stuff reveal, please go here.

I have a new challenge posted today over at Soul Scrappers. I started a new challenge at the first of the year called "Pick 3", so this is the second month for me hosting it. Here are the details - I give you a list of items and you need to pick 3 items from the list to use on your layout. You can use other things, but you must use 3 items from the list.

For February my list is:
washi tape
embellishment cluster
chipboard
word/phrase stickers
tag
border punch
Simple Stories

And here is my layout using Simple Stories - Love and Adore - collection, word/phrase stickers, and a border punch.


This photo is of Abby and Shawn the summer before they got married. We were camping at Pomme de Terre Lake and I just happened to capture this moment from a distance. It is one of my favorite photos of the two of them - Abby sitting on the jungle gym bars and Shawn leaning against them - there's just something about it that I love.

Head on over and check out all of the challenges at Soul Scrappers. We would love to have you play along with us!

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

Use Your Stuff #299 - Love Is All Around

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

"Love Is All Around" this week at Use Your Stuff. Valentine's Day is just a couple of days away, so it's only fitting that our challenge is all about the love.

I have created a Valentine for someone special!


For this card, I have used the super cute "Valentine" 6x6 paper pad from American Crafts. There are so many cute patterns in this paper pad!

I used this week's sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping - FTL #55:


I embossed the white piece with my swiss dot embossing folder and the sentiment I printed off of my computer. I popped up the heart on some foam tape and added a few red gems, as well. I really love the way this card turned out!

Head on over to Use Your Stuff to see how the rest of the design team interpreted this week's challenge. We would love to see your love projects this week!

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

CKC - February Challenge #1 - I Love Paris

Hello and Happy Monday! We are having a snow day - or more like an ice day -today. We had freezing drizzle and rain on Saturday and got a nice layer of ice on everything and it's been too cold to do any melting, so no school today.

We have our first challenge of the month at Counterfeit Kit Challenge today. "I love Paris" is the theme for this challenge, so we want you to capture the mood of Paris in your projects. Use the iconic buildings, use hearts, lace, whatever you would like. This challenge is quite fitting for the inspiration kit that we had to work with. Here is a reminder of the inspiration kit:


And this is my kit for the month:


This challenge was a bit of a challenge for  me. I have never been to Paris and I don't have a lot of Paris themed items in my stash, but when I think of Paris, I think of love and all things pretty and girly - like hearts, butterflies, and pink - this is what I drew my inspiration from.


I have created a layout of Miss Ada - one of the loves of my life - and, of course, we had to use lots of girly things on here - butterflies, doilies, hearts, and pink!

All of the papers came from my kit and all of them are from Maggie Holmes' Bloom and Open Book collections. I knew this would be the perfect time for me to use that bow paper that I put in my kit. The green paper was a little more green than what I wanted, so I layered a piece of vellum over it to tone it down a bit. 

The "A" in the top left corner was from a scrap of paper and thought it was fitting since Ada starts with an "A" and since I adore her! I used one of the paper clip bows to highlight the word "adore".

I'm not sure I captured the real feel of Paris, but it works for me!

Stop by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to see the beautiful projects from the rest of the team. We would love to see your take on our challenge!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

HIMCR #339 - Super Scraps Saturday

Hello and Happy Saturday! We have made it around to the weekend again - thank goodness! This past week seemed extra long to me and I am ready for some do-nothing days. We are supposed to get a little freezing rain today, so that is the perfect excuse to stay in and scrap!

We have a new challenge for you today at Hiding In My Craft Room. This week is Super Scraps Saturday - so get those scraps out and use them on your project.

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments Designs and the prize is 3 digital images from their store.


I had the pleasure of working with the Lola - Basket of Hearts image this week.


There's something about those big eyes that just makes me smile!

I had a scrap of red paper out on my desk and the blue piece I found in my scrap pile and it was a good match to the color I made Lola's dress. I embossed the background with a big dot embossing folder because I can't seem to leave anything white plain these days.

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

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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

AHSC #250 - Thinking of You

Hello, everyone! Happy Tuesday to you! I hope your week is off to a good start!

It's a big week for us over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. We are celebrating our 250th sketch this week! I cannot believe that I have been on the design team for 2 years now! They are such a great group of ladies to work with and I always love the sketches that Michelle creates. Here is this weeks great sketch:




For my card, I have used Jen Hadfield's - Everyday - 6x6 paper pad. The sentiment is from Close To My Heart - M1187 Thinking of You - and I think it was a perfect fit for this card. I felt like my card needed a little something more so I added a few enamel dots.

I think this sketch would make a super cute project life style card and I have put it on my to-do list for an upcoming project life spread.

Tomorrow will be the full design team reveal and last week's Top 3, so be sure stop by Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge tomorrow to check it out. We hope to see you playing along with this week's sketch. To celebrate the Top 3 will be awarded prizes this week! We can't wait to see what you create!

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018

HIMCR #338 - Pink and Reds

Hello, everyone! I hope your weekend is off to a good start! We are enjoying a do-nothing day today before the Superbowl tomorrow.

Hiding In My Craft Room has a new challenge today and since it is the first Saturday of the month that means it's a color challenge. We want to see pinks and reds on your projects.

Our sponsor this week is MHK Designs and the prize is 3 digi products.



I had the pleasure of working with the Tweet Tweet digi stamp set. The crazy little birds in this set are so cute and so are the sentiments.


This was a pretty quick and easy card. I decided the birds needed somewhere to perch so I added a scalloped border for them to sit on.

Head on over to Hiding In My Craft Room to see the beautiful projects from the rest of the design team. I hope you find some time to get creative this week!

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

Friday, February 2, 2018

Sketches In Thyme PL Style #95

Happy Friday, everyone! Are you ready for the weekend? I know I am!

Today is the first Friday of the month and that means we have a new sketch posted today at Sketches In Thyme PL Style. Shawn has created a fun sketch for our first sketch of the month.



I am really going to try to work on Ada's first-year album more this year and hopefully get it done, so I decided to make a card for her first Valentine's Day using this sketch.

I embossed the white panel with my Swiss dot embossing folder to add a little interest - the plain white background just looked too plain to me. I die cut the heart using a die from Lawn Fawn.

Head on over to Sketches In Thyme PL Style to see how the other DT member interpreted this sketch.

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


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Scribbles Designs 5th Birthday Party Midway Post

Hello, again! I am back with my fifth and I think final post of the day! If you are looking for my Sketch N Scrap reveal, please go here. For my Counterfeit Kit February Reveal Blog Hop, please go here. For my LTCCB reveal, please go here, and for my LTSCB reveal, please go here.

The first of the month means it's time for our mid-month inspiration at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog! Our current challenge is "Birthday Party Blowout" so show us your birthday related projects.



For my card I am using the "Woolley Party 2" image and the "For Ewe" sentiment from the Woolley Party set. I just love these cute little sheep!

For my card, I have used papers from Dear Lizzy's - Fine and Dandy - 6x6 paper pad. I thought the pink dot ombre paper looked a little like confetti - perfect for a birthday card!

Here are the stamps that I have used:








Here's a look at the complete set of Woolley Party



We have several chances to win this month so be sure to stop by the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog to read on the rules!

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