Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style

Hi friends! Things are getting busy on the blog today, this is my second post to share with you for today!  WOW! I love creating and most of all sharing my creations with other like minded paper crafters.  Today I am excited to announce I have joined the DT of Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style challenge blog!  I have always loved the idea of pocket scrapbooking but hadn't really done much of it so I am very excited to be invited to be part of such a talented group of ladies!  I am also excited that starting in July I will also be designing sketches for them as well!  What would I do without my sketches?!!!!  Here is the fun sketch by Susanne Brauer that I used for today's project:
And here is my PL card using the sketch:
Here is my completed layout using the card based on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Scenic Route (grid), Echo Park Little Boy; Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead; Cardstock: Stampin' Up: Really Red, Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie; Letter Stickers: American Craft Thickers (foam), Echo Park  Splendid Sunshine (navy), MLS (mini red) & Authentique (grey); Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye; Wood Veneer: Queen & Co; stickers: Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead (sun) & Echo Park I love Sunshine(Banner); Word stickers: Jillibean Soup Watermelon Gazpacho; Die Cut: Hello Sunshine and sunglasses strip by Elle's Studio; PL style pre-printed card: Elle's Studio (JUNE); 
This is going to be a second page to go with another layout I created a few years back about this same trip....I was having a hard time including all these photos on a second page and figured a pocket style page was the way to go!  I love how it turned out!  I am going to add the journaling to my Details of our Trip card tonight to finish the layout then into my album it will go!  Feels so good to have another layout complete! I hope you will join us again at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style in July when I reveal my first PL sketch!!!  Make sure and visit the Sketches in Thyme PL Style blog to see all the other designers take on the sketch as well as to see some more amazing sketches to use in your pocket scrapping!  And to sweeten the deal if you play along they have an amazing prize up for grabs this month! Happy creating!

Card sketch #100 ~ Hello Friend!

Good morning friends!  I have a fun card with some very bright colors to share today!  This is our 100th card sketch for Sketch N Scrap, what a great way to close out the month!  When I decided about 4+ years ago to start making card sketches I never dreamed it would take off like this and 100 sketches later here we are!  WOW!  Here is my sketch for you:
Here is my card based on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up whisper white and Night of Navy & Bazzill (watermelon); Patterned Paper: Pebbles Happy Day; Flower punch: Stampin' Up; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; Sentiment: Pebbles Happy Day collection.
I loved the bright colors of this line when I first saw it!  Pebbles has some of the most amazing collections, I have been a big fan of their products for YEARS!!!  Their newest collections are drool worthy and I can just see my pocketbook getting lighter as they come out with them, I want them ALL!  I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month, we have a fun 6x6 paper pad up for grabs as this month's prize, so make sure and check us out HERE!  You have until June 30th to play along!  Happy creating!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Exciting News!

Hello everyone!  I have some exciting news to share with the world today!  I have been chosen to be part of the Scrap Room Design Team!!  I am over the moon excited to be joining this team of amazingly talented, creative and inspiring women!  If you haven't tried the Scrap Room's kits you should, they are super fun! Rochelle coordinates each kit to include perfectly matched papers and embellishments and the best part is you will get a fun package each month of the latest and greatest paper crafting goodies!  It's the perfect way to get all the newest products delivered right to you each month without having to worry about spending time shopping for your favorite manufacturers products, and since time is precious why not spend your time creating beautiful art instead of shopping!  I love how everything coordinates and saves you from trying to match up things yourself, Rochelle does that all for you and you just sit back and enjoy your monthly package, it's like Christmas 12 months out of the year!!! YAY! 
I will be on the Design Team as Doubleshot kit and Card kit club designer!  There are two main kits to pick from to suite your personal tastes and your budget!  There are also several add on kits each month and every other month a Card Kit as well!  You all know how I love making and sending cards, so it's a match made in heaven!  And I forgot to mention that the Flavors of the Month kit includes a coffee sample each month with a different flavor!!! YUM!  Perfect for those late night scrapping sessions with the girls!  To find out more about the kits make sure and visit the Scrap Room website.  And make sure and hop on over to the Scrap Room blog to see the entire team! I look forward to sharing my layouts created with the July kit with you on July 1st!!!  So check back here at the blog July 1st for my reveal! Happy creating!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Card sketch #99~ Hello

Happy Monday!  I was kind of doing that dreading Monday on Sunday thing when I decided to do a little craft therapy and whipped up this card using the awesome new sketch by Heather!  This is definitely one I can see myself using over and over again!  Here is Heather's sketch:
 Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Brook, Fancy Pants Life is Beautiful & Stampin' Up; Cardstock: Stampin' Up (Pool Party & Very Vanilla); Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye; Ink: Stampin' Up Early Espresso; stamp: Stampin' Up Gorgeous Grunge; Punch: border scallop by Stampin' Up & Die cut label (Hello): unknown
I received this cute little label that said "Hello" in a swap this weekend and it was still on my desk, so when I was looking to make a card for this sketch it was perfect for the sketch and inspired the colors of this card!  I then went right to my scraps drawer and found ALL these papers there that coordinated with the brown and yellow label!  In fact I have used up basically ALL of this Crate Paper Brook line!  I may have one very small piece left but that is it!  These were part of my 100 paper challenge that I said I would use in like 6 months but in all reality it will be more like a YEAR!!!  Now in all honesty I am using mostly other papers but I have been able to use some of these poor neglected papers that I have put in a special drawer. I do plan to clean it out this Fall and donate what is left and then go through my paper once again and add another 100 pieces to my drawer!  I really liked these colors and I am sad to see this paper go but it's not like I don't have a bunch more to take it's place!!!  I hope you will find time to play along with us this month at Sketch N Scrap, the DT did an amazing job with this sketch, so make sure and hop on over and check out what they did with the sketch! Happy creating!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #98

May has flown by and today we have our last regular sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap!  Today the sketch is designed by me!  Here is the sketch:
And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin Up- Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry & Pale Plum; Patterned paper: Crate Paper Market & Fancy Pants Life is Beautiful; Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up; Die cut: Pebbles; Sticker: "enjoy your day"- Pebbles; Enamel dots: Stampin Up
These papers, die cut and sticker were all part of my scraps drawer that I am trying to use up!  I love how these colors blend so well!  I am really running low on birthday cards for my stash and am HORRIBLE at making them and then sending them as birthdays roll around, I do better just grabbing one from my stash and THEN mailing it out vs trying to make one last minute!  I hope you can join us at Sketch N Scrap this month and play along for our amazing festive birthday prize on the blog OR the even more amazing Elle's Studio prize we are giving away at our month long online crop!  Even better why not join us on BOTH the blog and the Facebook page for the most possible inspiration!  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sketch N Scrap's 5th birthday bash challenge #3!

Have you been participating in Sketch N Scrap's 5th birthday bash challenges?  I hope you have been able to find some time to join us at our online month long crop!  We are having a great time and today kicks off a new challenge for week #3.  Today's challenge is to create a layout based on this sketch by me:
Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used:  Card stock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Happy Place; Letters: Fancy Pants Happy Place; Embellishments: (tag, flowers, heart): Fancy Pants Happy Place; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye
I made this layout for my sister to go in a 12 x 12 display frame my Mom got her a few years ago for her birthday.  I love these pictures of her daughter and hubby kidding around at my son's birthday lunch this past year!  This collection by Fancy Pants is just amazing, their paper is so thick and easy to work with and I just adore the color palette of this collection!  So glad I bought it when it went on sale!   The month long online crop last until June 2nd at midnight CST so there is still plenty of time left to play along and crop with us!  Senior design team member Lori has an awesome prize up for grabs for one lucky winner but remember you can't win if you don't play!  So hop over to our Facebook page and join in the fun OR check out what the other designers did with the sketch at the Sketch N Scrap blog!  We have LOTS of different challenges this month for you to play along with !
Happy creating!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sketch N Scrap's 5th birthday bash challenge #2!

Welcome to week #2 of Sketch N Scrap's 5th birthday bash!  Our challenge for you for this week is to create a card using this sketch by me:
And here is my take on the sketch: 

Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Pretty in Pink & Basic Black; Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Smitten Kitten 6x6; Stamp: Stampin' Up; Ink: Memento Black; Die Cut (heart and kitten): Doodlebug Smitten Kitten
My niece absolutely adores cats (well and so do I!) but when I saw this line I really had no kitten pictures to use it with but heck, I had to have it!  Some of the papers can be used for other things and those that are "cat" themed I figured I would use for cards!  I have a special friend that loves cats to and I plan on mailing it to her!  Hope she is surprised when it arrives!   Sketch N Scrap is so excited to be turning FIVE years old this month so we are celebrating with FIVE exclusive sketches and an online crop! I hope you will find time to join us! Make sure and check out the Sketch N Scrap blog to see what amazing cards the other DT members created with the sketch!  We would love to see your take on the sketch!