Sunday, September 24, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #22 - Nativity

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

Christmas Card Challenges has a new challenge posted today. Our only requirement is to make a Christmas/holiday card and we offer an optional challenge -just in case you need some added inspiration. This week's optional challenge is a photo inspiration challenge:



I have used Illustrated Faith's "CHRISTmas" collection for this card. I think this may be one of my favorite Christmas collections. I bought it last year and didn't use much of it because I was using up older Christmas collections at the time. This card is definitely not my usual go-to color combo, but I do love that little cut apart card and I like the way this turned out.

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 today! Have a great day!

LM #363 - Chevrons

Hello, hello! Good Sunday morning! I hope you are having a good weekend. The first day of fall was Friday, but it is still feeling like summer! We have had record-breaking 90+ degree temps this past week...crazy for this time of year! The forecast says that by Tuesday it will be feeling more like fall with temps in the 70's. I am looking forward to that for awhile!

Today is the last challenge for September at Lasting Memories.  In keeping with our "All About Patterns" theme, today's challenge is all about CHEVRONS! You don't see chevrons in collections nearly as much anymore - which makes me kinda sad - it is one of my favorite patterns!


I used an older collection from My Mind's Eye - Boy Crazy - except for the red chevron and it is from Alphabet Soup. All of the embellishments came from the sticker sheet and the title and journaling box are from the cut apart sheet. 

The boys used to spend hours driving their big trucks around. The whole house was their town. I would just love to know where their imagination took them in their travels!

Head on over to Lasting Memories to see the layouts from the rest of the design team. I hope you have time to play along with us - I would love to see what you come up with for the challenge!

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

Saturday, September 23, 2017

HIMCR #319 - Any Holiday

Hello, everyone! Good Saturday morning to you! I hope that your weekend is off to a good start. I have been battling a cold for the last week and I think I am finally feeling better this morning. Now that I am feeling better I hope to get lots of scrappy things done!

Today at Hiding In My Craft Room our challenge is "Any Holiday", and since Halloween is just around the corner, I thought I would make another Halloween card. This week's sponsor is Hiding In My Craft Room and the giveaway is a Cricut Cartridge.


For this card, I have used papers from Doodlebugs - Boos and Brews - 6x6 paper pad and the image is "Boo Ghost" from Bugaboo Stamps. This little ghost is one of my favorites - who could really be scared of him with a smile like that?!

Head on over to HIMCR to see which holiday the rest of the design chose. For your chance at the Cricut Cartridge, be sure to link up your "any holiday" projects by Saturday the 30th at 2 a.m. CST.


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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #106

Hello, again! I am back with my second post of the day. If you're looking for my Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges reveal, please scroll down or go here.

Sketch N Scrap has posted the last card sketch of the month over on the blog today. This great sketch is courtesy of Lisa, and it I love it!



I have used an old Echo Park 6x6 paper pad - Sweet Day - for this card. This paper pad has been in my stash for a long time and has barely been used. I've been trying to work through some of my older 6x6 pads to justify buying some new ones. I love the more muted colors in this collection - so pretty.

The sentiment is from The Project Bin and is called - #BFF. There are so many great sentiments in this set.

Our Back to School Crop is going on now over on our Facebook Events page. Two challenges have already been posted and there will be two more posted this weekend. Come on over and join the fun!

Be sure to stop by the Sketch N Scrap blog to see the fabulous cards from the rest of the design team. You have until September 30th to play along with us!

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

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges #191 - Animals


Hello, scrappy friends! Happy Wednesday! I can't believe it is already the middle of the week. 

I have some happy news - I am rejoining the gang at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges! I am on the "Orange" team and will be posting every other week, starting today!

Our challenge for this week is - Animals! It can be any kind of animal that you choose.


I have used Doodlebug's "Flea Market" collection for my card today. I fussy cut this cute little fox out of one of the papers and everything else is scraps that I have been saving from this collection. I added a few enamel dots, and I had to add a little bow, too.

Head on over to Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges to see the wonderful projects from the rest of the design team. I would love it if you played along with us!

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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thinking Of You with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #230


Hello, again! I am back this afternoon with my take on this week's sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Here is a look at this week's sketch:



I can tell already that this is going to be one of my favorite sketches! I know I will be using it again.

I have used Simple Stories "Posh" 6x6 paper pad for this card.  I've said it before, but I love the colors in this collection - they are just so pretty! The "thinking of you" sentiment is from Close To My Heart and it just may be my new favorite!

Be sure to stop by Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge tomorrow for the full design team reveal and last week's top 3. I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week - I would love to see your take on the sketch.

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

Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday #340

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

I am back today with our newest sketch challenge at Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday, This week's sketch is courtesy of Kaylin and our optional challenge is "Petite Patterns".



For this card, I have used Fancy Pants' - Golden Days - 6x6 paper pad. The colors in this collection are some of my favorites and I thought these patterns were pretty petite! The sentiment is from Hero Arts - one of my go-to stamp sets. I inked the edges of all of the papers with Tim Holtz black soot distress ink.

Be sure to check out the Try Stampin' blog to see the lovely cards from the rest  of the design team. Our challenges always run for two weeks, so there's plenty of time to play along with us! You can enter your card on our blog or over on our Facebook page here.

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

Monday, September 18, 2017

Use Your Stuff #280 - Pets

Hello, again! I am back with my second post of the day. If you're looking for my Stick It Down reveal, please scroll down or go here.

We have a new challenge up at Use Your Stuff today. This week, Majo is challenging us to show off those pets. You can use a stamp, a photo, a sentiment or die cut, just show us those pets!

 

For this card, I have used a pre-colored digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps. I'm not sure if this stamp is still available, as I couldn't find it in my quick look through the shop, but this little doggy is one of my favorites! I think he would be a great pet to have!

Head on over to Use Your Stuff to see the beautiful projects from the rest of the design team. I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week!

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

Sending You....


Hello, hello scrappy friends! Good Monday morning to you! Are we ready for a brand new week to start? I hope so because it is here - ready or not!

Today is the full card design team reveal at Stick It Down. Here is the sketch that we had to work with, courtesy of Laura Rumble:




When I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use the clouds that were in the sketch. That led me to this Hero Arts sentiment from one of the stamp sets that I had, and I thought a great big sunshine was in order!

I die cut a pinked circle and a little bit smaller circle to make the sunshine. I die cut the clouds using a die from My Favorite Things. Once they were die cut I ran them through my Cuttlebug machine, using my swiss dot embossing folder. I added a few sequins to finish it off. I'm hoping it will bring a little bit of sunshine to someone's day!

Be sure to stop by the Stick It Down blog to see how the rest of the design team interpreted the sketch. I would love to see your take on it, too!

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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

LM #362 - All About Plaids

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

Our challenge this week at Lasting Memories is "All About Plaid". We are to use some plaid paper on our layout. Here is what I came up with:


I used Carta Bella's "Fall Blessings" collection for this layout. I haven't bought any fall collections yet this year and I think I need to - I barely had enough paper to get this layout done! That's a good thing, right? It means I did a good job using up this collection!

I based this layout off of the Challenge #1 sketch from Sketch N Scrap's Back To School Crop that was posted yesterday:


I knew that I wanted to use these photos of Abby, Shawn, and Ada from their trip to the pumpkin patch last year. I went with a wider strip of paper down the side and omitted the bottom embellishment cluster. Other than that I stayed true to the sketch.

Why don't you head on over and check out Sketch N Scrap's Back To School Crop? You can find it on our Facebook Events page here.

Head on over to Lasting Memories to see the beautiful layouts from the rest of the design team. I hope you play along with our challenges this month!

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