Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Paper Play Sketches Color Challenge

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday to you!  I hope that you are having a good week!

We have a new color challenge posted over at Paper Play Sketches for you today. It's the perfect colors for this first week of spring!



For this card I have used Close To My Heart's Kaleidoscope papers, and the flower sticker is from the same collection. 

Head on over to Paper Play Sketches to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. We hope to see you playing along with us!

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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #204

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.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge has a new sketch posted over on the blog, and I am here today to share my take on it with you. 





For this Mother's Day card I have used Simple Stories "Love and Adore" 6x6 paper pad, and the light pink doily is from the sticker sheet. Since I have zero stamp sets that just say "Happy Mother's Day", I have printed off the sentiment using the Magnolia Sky font on my computer. I changed up the placement of my sentiment since I didn't have much room the the top of my card to include one there.

Be sure to stop by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog tomorrow for the full design team reveal. We love it when you play along with our sketches, so be sure to link up!

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

Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday #314

Hello everyone! Good Tuesday morning to you! I hope your week is off to a great start! Yesterday was the first day of spring, and it definitely felt more like summer! We were in the upper 80's with lots of sunshine! It was so nice to have the windows open and to air the house out!

We have a great new sketch for you today at Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday. This week's sketch is courtesy of Vicki, and our optional theme is - baby animals.


For this card I used an American Crafts 6x6 paper pad called "Spring". I didn't have anything with baby animals, so I thought since yesterday was the first day of  spring that I would make a spring -y type card. I kind of wish I would have added a square or something behind the tags, because I feel like they are just floating around on the front, but they are stuck down for sure, so there won't be any changing that. Oh well, live an learn!

Head on over to Try Stampin' to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. We would love it if you played along with us! You have two weeks to join in on our challenge, and you can enter either on the blog or on our Facebook page here.

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

Monday, March 20, 2017

Stick It Down March Card Reveal

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 the full design team reveal  for the card sketch team at Stick It Down. Here is the fun sketch that was posted on the first of the month.





For my card I did the "smooshing" technique with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers. I die cut the word "happy" four times using a die from Memory Box, and the "Birthday" is from a Jillibean Soup stamp set "Birthday Bisque".

I had some metal photo corners out on my desk for our 100 Pattern Paper Facebook group challenge which is to use some metal in March, and I thought these corners with the stars were perfect for this birthday card!

The tiny black stars were punched using my old Fiskars punch. I am so happy to be getting more use out of my older tools again!

Head on over to Stick It Down to see the cards from the rest of the design team. We hope you have some time to play along with us!

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

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #94

Hello everyone! Good Monday morning to you! We are on spring break this week, and I am looking forward to getting lots of scrapping done!

Today we have our second card sketch of the month for you over at Sketch N Scrap. Lisa has created another fantastic sketch for us to work with!





For my card I have used Pebbles - Seen and Noted - 6x6 paper pad, and a sticker that is also from Pebbles. I stuck to the sketch and this card came together in a matter of minutes.

Head on over to Sketch N Scrap to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. You have until the end of the month to play along with any or all of our sketches for a chance to win a great prize.

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

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sketches In Thyme #269

Hello everyone! Happy Friday and Happy St. Patty's Day to you! I am so happy that we have made it to the weekend! Next week my youngest son in on spring break, and I plan on getting a lot of scrapping done!

Today is my day to be featured over at Sketches In Thyme. This time around we are working with a sketch by the talented, Sara Mishler.




I have created an Easter layout using Echo Park's "Sunny Days Ahead" 6x6 paper pad.  Easter is just around the corner, and I thought I'd better get last year's Easter photos scrapped before I get a bunch more this year, so I'm sure you'll be seeing a few more Easter layouts over the next couple of weeks!

I had three photos that I wanted to use for this layout, and this sketch was easy to adapt to make that happen. I love that when it comes time to color Easter eggs, the whole family is still willing to help! Even Shane will come in and dunk an egg or two, and it doesn't matter how many eggs we make, there never seems to enough!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your layouts to any or all of our challenges by the end of the month for your chance to win a GC to Creative Embellishments! Head on over to Sketches In Thyme to read all about it!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Paper Play Sketches #38

Hello, hello! I am back with my third post of the day. If you are looking for my Sketch N Scrap reveal, please scroll down or go here. If you're looking for my Love To Scrap Challenge Blog reveal, please scroll down or go here.

Today we have a brand new sketch for you over at Paper Play Sketches.




I have pulled out some old Basic Grey papers for this card. I have been hoarding these papers since I the day I found out that Basic Grey was no more. I think this Oh Baby! Boy! line is my most favorite line, so it was doubly hard to put them to use, but better to use them up instead of having them sit in a drawer!

Head on over to Paper Play Sketches and join the fun! We love it when we see you playing along! 

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

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog Ch #95 - Anything Goes

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.

I am back to share my card that I have made for Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. This month our challenge is "Anything Goes",  and I had the pleasure of working with a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps. I chose to work with Cute Puppy precolored image.
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I have used Echo Park's "We Are Family" 6x6 paper pad. I thought the colors were a good match for the precolored image. I stamped the sentiment from a Hero Arts stamp set using my Stamp Perfect. I really love this tool! I added a puffy heart for just a little dimension, and I think my niece is going to love this card!

Head on over to Love To Scrap Challenge Blog to see the beautiful projects from the rest of the design team. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will be back with one more project to share with you a little later!

Sketch N Scrap #125

Hello everyone! Good Wednesday morning to you! We've made it to the middle of March already - can you believe that?! Summer will be here before we know it!

The middle of the month means we have a new sketch for you today at Sketch N Scrap. Heather has created a great sketch for us this time around. I think this just may be one of my favorites from her!




One of my goals this year is to start getting some of the older photos of my kiddos scrapped. I've done a few of my boys so far, but I haven't done any of Abby from when she was younger, so when I came across these photos of her I wanted to get them scrapped.

Okay, so I have a little confession to make. So many of my older photos don't have the date written on the back of them. Thank goodness I have done much better with my more recent photos! I do remember specific things that happened while we were at the park that day, but I have no idea exactly when it was. I see Abby is wearing her Spongebob t-shirt, and I do know that she was Spongebob crazy when she was around 12 or 13, and she has lightened her hair, which she did the summer before she went into junior high, so I am confident that these photos are from the summer of 2013, but that's as close as it gets!

For this layout I have used Shimelle's "Star Shine" papers. The colors in this collection were a great match for the park equipment and Abby's shirt. For the title - which is just her name - I die cut the letters and then outlined them once they were on the layout to help them stand out a little better.

Head on over to Sketch N Scrap to see the beautiful layouts from the rest of the design team. You have until the end of the month to play along with any of our sketches for a chance at a fun prize.

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

Monday, March 13, 2017

Make It Monday #84 @ The Memory Nest

Hello, hello! Happy Monday to you! Boy did that weekend go by fast! I know they usually do, but with Daylight Saving Time beginning this weekend, it really went by fast!

Are you ready for a new sketch to work with? It's Make It Monday over at The Memory Nest, and Leslie has created another great sketch to work with.



This photo of Ada just makes me smile every time that I see it. We were at my niece's Sweet 16 birthday party and she had a Mardi Gras theme. Ada wasn't too sure of all the masks that everyone was wearing when we first got there, but once she put one on she didn't want to take it off!

For this layout I have used a mix of patterned papers that I had in my stash. The paper with the hearts on it is from Crate Paper's "Hello Love" collections, the light green behind the photo is from Amy Tangerine's "Rise and Shine" collection, and the pink is from Amy Tangerine's "Better Together" collection. The project life cards on each side of the photo are from Pink Paislee's "Bella Rouge" collection. I added in a few extra papers cut down to a 3x4 size to go behind the photo.

You can't tell it in the photo - the colors look a little off - but the pink and green metallic papers match her mask and the little bit of green in her shirt.

Be sure to stop by The Memory Nest to see how the rest of the design team used this sketch. I hope you get a chance to play along with us!

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