Thursday, June 20, 2013

Another Patriotic Card

When I saw the new card sketch up over at Sketch N Scrap I knew just what I wanted to do.  With the 4th of July on its way, I decided to make another patriotic card.  Here is the sketch:

And here is the card I made:

I fell in love with the Bella Blvd - All American collection, and couldn't wait to start using it. Another quick card that is ready to be sent to someone special!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Fourth of July Card

supplies used - patterned papers - MME - Summer Splash 6x6 paper pad, stamp - Dear Lizzy, phrase sticker - Bella Blvd

This week's Got Talent III mini challenge over at My Scraps, was to use this card sketch and you had to include a polaroid frame on your card. I've had this polaroid frame stamp for a while and have never used it, so I thought this challenge was the perfect time to get it inky! I had these papers on my desk from a layout I made last week and I needed to do a patriotic card for one of the card challenges over at S-N-C. Once I got started it came together really quickly.

I love the look of the polaroid frame stamp and I am sure it will be appearing again - on layouts and cards!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Father's Day Weekend 2012

I have another layout using my Scrap Your Stash kit that I made up at the beginning of the month. Slowly I am getting this Echo Park collection used up. I only have a few full sheets left, and the scraps are getting smaller and smaller! I love using up my stash!

Last year on the Saturday before Father's Day, the whole family got together for a picnic at Bennett Springs. We were celebrating my birthday and Father's Day at the same time. We all had such a good time, visiting and enjoying grilled hot dogs, and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful evening!

I used the current sketch (#6) from The Paper Bakery. I loved it the minute I saw it and headed straight for my scrap room to get started on this layout.


This is a photo of me and Dad - so happy that I have it to remember this occasion!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

His Favorite Place To Be

Another quick post today. I figured I'd better hurry and get caught up, because with the long awaited for (at least in our household!) release of the video game "The Last Of Us" being tomorrow, my computer time will be greatly limited! The hubby and the oldest son have been driving me crazy for the last two weeks - antsy for this game to be out! Our internet is not the best and me being on the computer while they are playing online - well, they say it slows it down too much for them to play.

Anyway...I joined in the fun over at My Scraps & More with their Got Talent III event. They will post a challenge every Friday starting on June 7th and going through August 16. Then every Tuesday, starting on June 11 and lasting through August 20, they are posting a mini challenge. For every challenge you complete, you get an entry thrown into the pot for their grand prize. Plus if you get your layout done before the weekly deadline you are entered in for their weekly prizes.

Their first challenge was to create a layout using NO patterned paper. At first I thought - this is going to be a hard one - and it did take a little thinking because I love my patterned paper, but thank goodness for washi tape - it saved the day!

I started off with a sketch from last weekend's Weekend Warrior class at Inspired to Scrap. I misted my background with blue and silver mists, I used washi tape to make my border along the edge and I also punched a circle out of washi covered cardstock. I had to go old school with my letters since I didn't have any dark blue alphabet stickers and my cricut wasn't wanting to work right. I pulled out my old letter stencils and traced and cut my own!  I can't say that this is my favorite layout, but I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Well Hello There

With Father's Day just a few days away, I thought I would share a layout I made about my Dad.
supplies used - Patterned paper - Fancy Pants - Down by the Shore, Studio Calico - red background, stickers - Simple Stories - I Heart Summer, Alpha stickers - Well and there - October Afternoon, Hello - Thickers, Brads - Simple Stories - I Heart Summer.

This is my all time favorite photo of my Dad. It is just so him, captured in a picture. The journaling says - "This photo says it all about my Dad. He's always got a smile and a "Hello". He's never met a stranger and he will talk your ear off if you give him half a chance! I am so happy to call him Dad!"

Monday, June 10, 2013

A New Project Life Challenge Blog

A couple of my online friends are starting a Project Life challenge blog. It's called Week-2-Week and you can find it here. They are having an awesome give away to spread the word, so go check them out! Suzanne and Sandi are so creative and their Project Life pages are absolutely stunning each week.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Another card

Paper Secret's first card sketch for the month is up and I decided to play along this time. Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:
Supplies used - cardstock - whisper, colonial white - CTMH, pink - Bazzill, patterned paper - My Mind's Eye - My Girl 6x6 paper pad, brad - Studio G, border punch - EK Success.

I try to send my little niece a card once in a while because she loves to get things in the mail, and it's been a while since I sent her one. I thought I would make this card for her, wishing her a happy summer!

Beach Bum

Here is my first layout using my June SYS papers that I have picked for this month. There is a new Weekend Warriors class going on over at Inspired to Scrap this weekend and this layout is based on the first sketch. I love Stacey's sketches and I love how this layout turned out!

These are some old photos of  Matthew from one of the first times we took the kids to Pomme de Terre Lake. He had so much fun playing in the sand and water. Gotta love that little pudgy belly!

I also made a Father's Day card using this collection, based on this sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping's sketch #243.

It's still early in the month, so hopefully I'll get a few more projects done using this stash!

June's Slash Your Stash

For the June edition of Slash Your Stash over at My Scraps I have decided to use Echo Park's This and That Charming Collection. It's another one of those collections that I just had to have it all and as you can see, I still have quite a bit left. So, this month I am going to concentrate on this collection and hopefully get it used up!