Saturday, November 19, 2022

He's So Cute! - Sketch N Scrap #261

Hello, everyone! Happy Saturday to you! I hope that your weekend is off to a great start. We will be getting together later this afternoon to decorate the Christmas tree so it is going to be a busy day.

Today I am sharing the layout that I created for the mid-month sketch at Sketch N Scrap. This sketch was created by me!



I am back to working on our zoo photos from last month. I still have a couple more layouts that I would like to make from this trip, and they may even be double-page layouts. I haven't done one of those in quite a while!

I used my Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash kit from this month for this layout. Everything on this layout is from my kit. Having this kit all ready to go and sticking to using just what is in the kit has really sped up my process this month. The only full sheets of paper that are left from my kit are the tag paper and journaling box paper. We'll see if I can get another layout made from just the scraps!

Here are a couple of close-ups:


I used my blender tool and green ink to add a little color behind the view master reel die. It was blending into the background and I felt like it needed something to help it stand out a bit more. I layered a few stickers and die-cut pieces on top, and I couldn't resist the "don't touch the glass" phrase sticker since they were indeed tapping the glass to get the monkey's attention.


I had a little extra room above my journaling and although it would have looked fine if I left it alone, I went ahead and added a die-cut piece and a couple of brads above the journaling. 

Be sure to check out Sketch N Scrap for more inspiration using the sketch. I would love to see your take on the sketch, too!

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

Monday, November 14, 2022

Heart's Quest Challenge Blog Love Theme #9 - Love and Candy

Hello, everyone! Happy Monday to you! I hope that you had a good weekend and that you are ready for the new week. Hubby is off today and I'm not sure what our plans are just yet. Maybe we'll head out and do some shopping, or maybe we'll just stay home and do whatever!

Today I am sharing the project that I created for Heart's Quest Challenge Blog - Love Theme #9. For this challenge, you must use the word 'love' on your project and this time we need to see some candy! Since I have been working on a few Christmas cards and candy canes and peppermints were the first things that popped into my mind and this is what I came up with:


To satisfy the candy theme,  I have Santa holding a candy cane and the candy cane paper. I used the word 'love' in my sentiment - which I just typed up on my computer and printed it out. These papers are from an old Doodlebug Designs 6x6 paper pad - Here Comes Santa Claus (2016) that I have been hoarding for ages! I'm pretty sure I bought 3 or 4 of these paper pads when they first came out and I am down to mostly scraps. I guess I'd better be looking to see if I love this year's collection as much as this one. I think it's time to look for something new!

This card came together really quickly. I debated on whether to use the diagonal stripes because it kind of makes your eyes crazy, but I didn't really like anything else that I put with it, so crazy diagonal stripes it is! I added foam tape to the sentiment and to the piece for a bit of dimension. 

Be sure to stop by Heart's Quest Challenge Blog for more inspiration and for all of the details of the challenge. I hope you have some time to play along with us!

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

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #229

 Hello, hello! Happy Wednesday to you! I hope you are having a great day. The weather today is beautiful with lots of sunshine and temps close to 80 degrees. I'd better enjoy it today and tomorrow because then a cold front moves in and our highs on Friday - and for the foreseeable future - are in the 40s. That will make it feel like the holidays are almost here!

Today I am sharing a card that I created using Sketch N Scrap's November 5th sketch - courtesy of Lisa. Here is a look at the sketch:


And this is the card that I created:


I made this card with Ada in mind. She loves squirrels and navy, pink, and purple are her favorite colors. I tried to make this card with navy as the main color - since that is her number one - but I just didn't like how it turned out, so I went with more of the pinks with a touch of navy. 

For this card, I used Dear Lizzy's 6x8 paper pad and a scrap piece of navy cardstock. I really wish I had gotten more of this collection when it was out. I really love the colors and the patterns.I would love to have that heart paper in a 12x12! I found this squirrel sticker in a pack of dimensional stickers at Dollar Tree. I didn't want to take the time to find a stamp set that would fit in the area that I had for the sentiment so I just used some American Crafts alpha stickers. I think they look just as cute as a stamped sentiment would have. 

Be sure to check out Sketch N Scrap for more inspiration.

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

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Hello, Friend - Lasting Memoiries #624 - 2 Photo Sketch

Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday to you! I hope you are having a good weekend. It has been a quiet weekend around here, which has allowed me to spend some time in my craft room. 

Today I am sharing the layout that I created for this week's Lasting Memories challenge. For November, Lori K is providing the challenges, and she has chosen sketches for us to use each week. She has chosen an Allison Davis sketch for this week's challenge:


Here is the link to the sketch on Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/37788084367184740/


I am scrapping more pictures from our zoo trip last month - and I used more of my Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash kit for this month! The only things that were not in my kit were the background paper and the alpha stickers, other than that, I used scraps from my first layout and the 6x8 paper pad.

I die-cut and punched out a ton of hearts and managed to use almost all of them on this layout. I do have a few of the paper strips and a few hearts left over that I hope I can get used on another layout before the end of the month so I don't have to add them to my scraps.

The story behind the photos - Ada was so excited when she saw a commercial for the zoo and on the commercial, they showed an alpaca in the petting zoo. She said, "They have a llama at the zoo! I'll get to pet a llama!" We told her we thought it was an alpaca and she said, "I know, but that's close enough!" When we made it over to the petting zoo the cute little alpaca came right over to Ada and she was able to love on it all she wanted.

Here are a couple of close-ups:


I may have to go in and change the color of the alpha stickers for 'hello' on the layout. It really shows up better in person but it does blend into that dark strip of paper.


This label was in one of the die-cut packs. It was made to look like it was layered on a piece of striped paper. The look of the stripes on top of that lined background was just way too busy for me, so I cut off the striped paper and just used the red label. 

I am so glad that I got more of our zoo photos scrapped and that I used more of my stash bash kit! Maybe, just maybe, I will be successful at getting all of the zoo photos scrapped and using up my stash bash kit this month!

Head on over to Lasting Memories to see how the rest of the design team took on this sketch. Their layouts are all fantastic!

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

Friday, November 4, 2022

Let's Go On An Adventure - Sketch N Scrap's Sketch #260

Hello, everyone! Happy Friday to you! I hope that you have had a good week and that you are looking forward to the weekend. We don't have any plans so far but that can always change. No plans just mean that I will be spending time in my scrap room! That sounds like a good plan to me!

Today I am sharing the layout that I created using Sketch N Scrap's November 1st sketch. Here is a look at the sketch:


I love a good multi-photo sketch! This is what I came up with:


For this layout, I have used my Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash November kit which is made up completely of Simple Stories' Into the Wild collection. I have big plans of using up the majority of my kit this month so you will be seeing a few zoo layouts! We took Shane and Ada to the zoo a couple of weeks ago and had so much fun. I think that is the first time we have gone in the fall and we got to see quite a few animals that we normally don't get to see when we go in the summer because it is too hot.  

I bought the Into the Wild collection when it first came out back in the summer and I decided to scrap the photos while the memories are still fresh in my mind. I do think that I am going to make a companion page for this layout and turn it into a double page. That means I may have to order another sheet or two of paper to finish it out. I'm going to try to make it work with my scraps, but I am just not sure I can do it with what I have left. 

Here are a couple of close-ups:


For now, the 3x4 card that says "let's go on an adventure" is serving as my title. Once I make the companion page I will see if it needs more of a title or if this will suffice.

I popped up the cute little iguana on some foam tape for a little dimension and kept this cluster to a minimum. Having the busier patterned paper behind that area tended to make things disappear.


The only thing wrong with this collection is the majority of the animals face the same way. That makes it a little difficult to add them to both sides of the layout without some of them looking off the page. That may not bug anyone else but it bugs me! I think this cluster turned out alright!

Stay tuned for more zoo layouts this month! The pictures I took that day were not the greatest but they are getting scrapped anyway!

Be sure to check out Sketch N Scrap for more inspiration using this sketch. 

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






Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash November Kit Reveal

Hello, everyone! Happy Tuesday and Happy November 1st! How can it possibly be November already?! It doesn't seem possible that 2023 is just a couple of months away. Since it is the start of a new month, that means it is time for another round of Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash!

Before I get to my November kits, I'll give a recap of what I got done with my October kit. I had a total of three kits last month - a fall kit, a Halloween kit, and an everyday sort of kit. I managed two traveler's notebook layouts and a card out of my fall kit and that was it. I did use 3 or 4 of the full 12x12 papers so that was good, I just didn't do great with the rest of it. I'll keep my October kit out by my desk for a while, just in case I can put it to use.

Now for November's kit! For those who may not know about the challenge here is how Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash works:

On the 1st of each month, we will post a challenge prompt and the stash kit we have created using that prompt. During the month we will try to use as much of our stash kit as possible on different projects. Then, on the last day of the month, we will do a recap post showing what stash we were able to bash!
This will be a just-for-fun challenge so there is no monthly prize - but isn't the real prize using up our stash?  We hope you will join us in our quest to bash our stash! If you play along - link up on either my blog or Lisa's blog (or both if you choose) so that we can see who is joining us each month!

Here is the "recipe" for November:

 

I've got a lot going on in the next couple of months with another commissioned album to finish up, and I really want to make a Thankful 30, and I really would like to work on my Christmas album for Ada, and then, of course, the holidays...and here lately I have really been liking to work with a collection - they just make it quick and easy - so I kind of cheated and made it easy on myself and pulled all of my papers and embellishments from a collection that I have been itching to use! Here is my November kit:


I am using Simple Stories' Into the Wild collection for my kit this month. We took Shane and Ada to the zoo a couple of weeks ago and although the photos that I took weren't the greatest, I still want to get them scrapped.
 
 I picked out seven of the patterned papers from the collection and added a woodgrain paper and two pieces of cardstock. 

Here is a look at the papers:


I really have this split into two layout kits. I plan to use the papers in the front on one layout and the papers in the back on another one and I have plans to use the front and back of a couple of the papers so I should keep my scraps to a minimum.

Here is a look at the embellishments:


I have included the sticker sheet, ephemera, brads, foam stickers, puffy stickers, the 6x8 paper pad, a couple of scraps, and our focus item - washi tape. 

I didn't have a lot in my scraps that matched the colors in this collection so I opted to include the 6x8 paper pad.

I am so excited to put this kit to use! I even took the time to print out all of the photos that I want to use for this project so I have no excuse for not getting this kit used up this month!


Be sure to stop by Lisa's blog to see the beautiful 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, and link it below.
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 - #lisaandlorisgreatstashbash2022

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

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Friday, October 28, 2022

Sketch N Scrap's Card Sketch #228

 Hello again! I am back with my second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see my design team project for today's challenge from Heart's Quest Challenge Blog.

Today I am sharing a card that I created for Sketch N Scrap's Card Sketch #228. This sketch was created by yours truly and it is a quick and easy one. Here is the sketch:


And this is what I came up with:


For this card, I used Fancy Pants' Cozy Christmas collection. They had a deal on Peachy Cheap for the 6x8 paper pad, the ephemera pack, wood buttons, a pack of flowers, enamel dots, and a pack of trim for something like $14.99 and I could not resist. I loved the little house in the snowglobe and the "joy"  word was the perfect fit for underneath it. Once I decided on the papers this card literally took less than five minutes to make. I love quick and easy cards!

Have you had a chance to play along with this sketch yet? I would love to see your take on it, too!

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

Wicked Cute - Heart's Quest Challenge Blog Color Heart #9

Hello, everyone! Happy Friday to you! I hope you have had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend. The plan around here is to have our family Halloween party! Pumpkin carving, maybe a weenie roast since we finally got rain this week, and who knows what else. One thing is certain - we are sure to have a good time as long as we are all together.

Today I am sharing my project for Heart's Quest Challenge Blog's Color Heart #9. This challenge is quite fitting with Halloween just a couple of days away. Color Heart #9 is to use at least one purple heart and one orange heart on your project. Of course, your project does not have to be Halloween related.

Your project can be a card, a scrapbook layout, a traveler's notebook layout, a tag, a bookmark, an ATC, a planner, or a bullet journal - any type of paper craft is acceptable.

I have chosen to do a traveler's notebook layout:


This layout is of Ada's puppy, Winnie, in her Halloween costume last year. It was probably the first and last costume that she will wear! She was not a fan of it at all. Abby said that it was a fight getting it on her and she only had it on long enough for Abby to get a picture of her and then she was fighting to get it off. Granted she was just a puppy last year so she may grow to like it eventually, but she was not having it last year!

For the challenge, I have added two sets of hearts to my layout - one orange heart and one purple heart to the left side of my layout and one orange heart and one purple heart to the right side of my layout.

Here are a couple of close-ups:


I used Bella Blvd's Monsters & Friends collection for this layout. I bought the collection a couple of years ago when it first came out and I am just now dipping into it. It is so cute and I have no idea why it took me so long to tear into it, but now that I have, I will be using it to get some of those older Halloween photos scrapped.

I was a little stuck on how to get the title to stand out on the text paper. I finally decided to pull out my distress inks and blending brushes to add a little bit of color where I wanted my title to go. I really like how it turned out and I am sure I will be using this technique again soon.

I added a few die-cuts around the title. When I started hunting down witch die-cuts I could not find much in my stash.I did find the witches hat - which was perfect -  and just decided to go with other Halloween related pieces.


I kept the right page pretty simple since the photo and the journaling took up a lot of real estate. I just added a tab, ghost, and the two hearts above the photo and called it good.

Be sure to check out the Heart's Quest Challnge Blog for all of the information on the challenge. I would love it if you played along, too!

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

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Happy Halloween - Sketch N Scrap's WCMD Sketch #4

Hello, hello! Happy Saturday to you! I hope that your weekend is off to a good start! After a couple of really cold days this past week, we are having beautiful fall weather again.  We took advantage of it and took Ada to the zoo yesterday. She had the day off from school and we thought it was the perfect time for a trip to the zoo and a sleepover. We got to see so many animals that we normally don't see when it is hot out and we had such a good time. We even stopped by Hobby Lobby and Tuesday Morning for a little scrappy shopping. I am so happy to see that Tuesday Morning is getting more scrapbook supplies in now. 

Today I am sharing the card that I created for Sketch N Scrap's WCMD Sketch #4. Here is the sketch - made by me:



I have a little box of 6x6 papers that have been torn from paper pads that are about used up. I have dubbed them my use it or lose it papers and whatever is not used up by the end of the year then I am getting rid of them. Anyway, I went through that box and pulled out the black and white papers for this card. The orange paper is from my scraps. The jack-o-lantern, stars, and candy corn are from a sticker sheet that I found at Dollar General for a buck and they are quite puffy! I couldn't resist using them on this card.

This was another quick and easy card ad it has already been sent out to someone sweet!

I hope you have some time to play along with us. I would love to see your take on this sketch, too!

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

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Sketch N Scrap WCMD Sketch #3

Hello again! I am back with my second post of the day. I am so glad that I am finally getting back to feeling like working in my scrap room again. After being sick last month it has taken me a while to get back into the groove of creating. 

Today I am sharing the card that I created for our third exclusive card sketch celebrating WCMD. I also created the sketch! Here is a look at the sketch:


And this is my take on the sketch:


I decided I'd better get started on a few Christmas cards - the holiday season will be here before we know it! I used Simple Stories' Jingle All the Way 6x8 paper pad and sticker book for this card. That little Santa just makes me smile!

I stuck to the sketch this time and this card came together so quickly! I will be using it again soon!

Head on over to Sketch N Scrap to see Tammy's take on the sketch, too. I hope you have a chance to play along with us! I would love to see your take on the sketch, too!

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

Fun Times - Sketch N Scrap Sketch #259

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

I can't believe that it is already time for the mid-month sketch at Sketch N Scrap. October is flying right on by. This sketch was created by me:


And this is what I came up with:


I had to make a few minor adjustments to my layout since I used a larger photo than the sketch shows. I needed to make my paper layers a bit bigger and that also meant that I didn't have quite as much room at the top of the page for the top right cluster so I moved it down closer to the paper layers. When I tried to add a tab to the top of the paper layers, it just looked out of place, so I added a couple of tags to that area instead. 

This is a photo that Abby took of the three of them last weekend at Silver Dollar City. It was a beautiful day for them to go and she said it was not that busy and they were able to get on the rides pretty easily. She said Ada just kept saying that she was so happy!

Here are a couple of close-ups:


I added a bit of stamping to the top left and bottom right corners of my layout. Of course, I had to drop my stamp on the page after I stamped it. It wasn't too noticeable so I just went with it.


These navy Thickers were the perfect size to fit on the heart but I kind of wish that I would have used something a little bigger. I could always go back and change it but once a layout is done - it is done for me!


I can't say that this is my favorite layout but it will do. You just may be seeing this photo again one day on a different layout!

Be sure to stop by Sketch N Scrap to see how the rest of the team took on this sketch. I would love to see your take on it, too!

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

Friday, October 14, 2022

Heart's Quest Challenge Blog - Love Theme #8 - Love AND Animals

Hello, hello! Happy Friday to you! We have made it to the weekend - do you have any fun plans? Scott has been working a lot of overtime so I am sure we will just enjoy a nice quiet weekend at home. 

It is time for a new challenge at Heart's Quest Challenge Blog today! The challenge this time around is to use the word "love" - or any variation of it - and add an animal to your project. Scrapbook layouts, traveler's notebooks, planners, journals, bookmarks, tags, ATCs, and cards are all acceptable formats.

Here is what I came up with for the challenge:


This is another photo of Ada that I took last week while our maple trees were looking so pretty. I had asked her if I could take her picture up by the pretty trees and she said, "Yes, I love to climb trees!" and she just climbed right up and struck a pose! This traveler's notebook spread will go in my 2022 52 Favorites TN.

I used papers that I had included in my Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash October kit. I am so happy to be getting these papers used up! They have been floating around in my stash for far too long. I feel like I have been using them for my fall photos forever! It will be nice to break into the new Fall Fever collection before long! I just know if I start using the new stuff this old stuff will just keep setting in my stash, so it's better for me to challenge myself to use the old before starting with the new. And I still like the papers - even if I am a little tired of seeing them!

I based my layout on this older sketch from Sketches In Thyme (January 2022). I think it translated well into a traveler's notebook layout.


Here are a couple of close-ups:


When I saw this cute little squirrel in my kit, I knew I wanted to use him, either on a layout of Ada or on a card to her. The layout won out! It also serves as my title piece.


I had a hard time embellishing this layout. I felt like using the plaid paper for the background on the left side along with the cut-apart card just made it feel a bit busy and that anything that I tried to add to that side just got lost. I even kept the embellishing on the right side to the bare minimum - just a stamped circle that says "love you lots" (to satisfy the 'love' part of the challenge!), a heart, and a few enamel dots. 

Head on over to Heart's Quest Challenge Blog to read all about the challenge. I would love it if you played along with us!

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

Monday, October 10, 2022

TN Time With Lisa & Lori October Challenge

Happy Monday! It is a gorgeous fall day today and I am soaking up every bit of this warm weather that I can!

I can't believe that it is already time for the October challenge for TN Time With Lisa & Lori! It seems like it has been forever since I have worked on my traveler's notebooks and it was great to have a reason to get back to them.

Here is how our challenge 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 October Challenge:


Add a stamp to your traveler's notebook layout, bullet journal, or planner. It can be something as simple as a date stamp or something more - just as long as you use a stamp. 

Here is Lisa's sketch:


This is what I came up with:


I took this photo of Ada just last week. Our maple trees are turning such a pretty red - which is quite surprising seeing as how it's been so dry lately - we weren't expecting to get good color this year. She was all for taking photos and I know from experience that I had better get photos with the pretty leaves when I can because they sure don't last long!

For this layout, I used my October Stash Bash kit. Everything - including the stamps that I used - came from my kit. I was able to use most of a full 12x12 paper and quite a few scraps on this layout. This layout is an out-of-pocket layout and is going into my 2022 traveler's notebook. 

Here are a couple of close-ups:


I stamped my title directly onto the background page. I always find that a little daunting to stamp directly onto my layout but I am glad that I did it. I really hope to use my stamps more, especially in my traveler's notebooks, and that means I need to get over my fear of stamping directly on my layout. The more I do it the more comfortable I'll be with it, right?!

I added a few die-cut leaves that were still on my desk from a previous project and a couple of ephemera pieces from my kit to finish out the cluster. 


I fussy cut the squirrel - Ada's favorite animal at the moment - and punched out the "so stinkin' cute" pieces from one of the paper scraps. I found the "I love fall" piece in my ephemera pack, as well, and added it to the cluster.


I had to get creative with this bottom border. I originally had a piece of the same orange paper that is on the left page down for my border and I had even used glue on the ends to secure it. Then I took a good look at it and saw that it was crooked. Sometimes when this happens I will just leave it alone - especially since I had already used glue - but it was too crooked for me to ignore. And, of course, when I tried pulling it up it tore the background paper in a couple of places. I had already used all of that orange paper and I was not about to go searching for another scrap or full sheet to use. I found this orange border sticker on the sticker sheet and decided to just use it. You could still see a couple of torn places on the paper that the sticker did not cover so I added a stamped phrase and a couple more die-cut leaves to hide those spots and I am happy with how this turned out!

Head on over to Lisa's beautiful blog - My Creative Endeavors - to see her take on this month's challenge. We hope you have a chance to play along with us this month! 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 it 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!

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

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #227

Hello, everyone! Happy Wednesday to you! I hope that you are having a good week so far. The weather this week has been fantastic - with cool, crisp evenings and warm, sunny days. It's been very dry and no rain in the forecast for another week so I'm not sure we're going to get much of the beautiful fall colors. Our red maples along our driveway have already changed to a beautiful red, so maybe there is still hope that there will be some color this year.

Today I am sharing the card that I created for Sketch #227 at Sketch N Scrap. I have been on the Sketch N Scrap Social Media team for the last...year or so, I can't really remember, but we have a new team member starting this month and that means that I am back on the blog team! I will still be creating projects for the Facebook page but Stephanie will be joining Jan for our monthly crop challenges.

Here is the October 5th sketch - created by Sketch Artist Lisa:


This is such a great sketch and I know I will be using it for a Christmas card or two this year. Here is my card:

For this card, I used some of the scraps that I included in my Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash kit for this month, and if they look familiar it is because I have been trying to use up these papers and scraps for the last couple of years! I am determined to get them used up this month and if I don't they may just have to go into a purge box! I am tired of looking at them!

I fussy cut the flowers and acorns from one of the patterned papers, and the sentiment is the Kid At Heart stamp set from Pebbles. I stamped the sentiment with Espresso ink from Close To My Heart. One of my goals this month is to use my stamps more, and here is my first project done - and I did some stamping! 

Head on over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to see the sketch and the beautiful cards from the design team. I would love to see your take on the sketch, too!

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Love - Day 3 - 30 Days of Sketches with Christy's Beautiful Life


Hello, hello! Happy Tuesday to you! Today I am sharing the layout that I created for Day 3 of 30 Days of Sketches with Christy's Beautiful Life. This post was supposed to go live yesterday but I have had nothing but trouble with both blogger and Instagram - so I am a day late. Better late than never, I suppose!

Here is the fun sketch that I was assigned - created by Sandra Lee @scrappygal13 on Instagram:


And this is what I came up with:


I made this back in August and I really should have written up my post then because it wasn't long after I made the layout that we all got sick and then September was gone in a flash and I hope I can remember what I wanted to say!

I used my Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash kit from August for this layout - which was full of Simple Stories' Hello Today collection. Everything on this layout was in my kit - except the wood flowers. I had just picked a pack of them up at Dollar Tree and couldn't wait to use them.

The photo is of Abby and her little family at the fountain in downtown Springfield. They were killing a little time before a movie and exploring downtown. I am so glad that Abby snapped a photo of the three of them and shared it with me.

Here are a couple of close-ups:




This sketch is a great one to use up some of those scraps or 6x6 or 6x8 papers and I had a lot of fun working with it!

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