Saturday, May 26, 2018

HIMCR #354 - Any Holiday

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.

We have a new challenge posted today at Hiding In My Craft Room. This week our challenge is - Any Holiday - and our sponsor is MHK Designs!


The giveaway is 3 products from their store.

Since Father's Day is right around the corner I created a Father's Day card this week:


I used the Dear Dad digital stamp set from MHK Designs. There are so many great images and sentiments in this set and I absolutely love the retro/vintage vibe of this digital stamp set. Since I wanted to stay with that retro/vintage vibe, I left my image uncolored. It makes me think of an old comic strip.

Be sure to stop by Hiding In My Craft Room to see the projects from the rest o the design team. We would love to see you playing along with us this week!

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

Sketch N Scrap 6th Birthday Bash Sketch #3

Happy Saturday! Here we are at the weekend and it's a long weekend, too! It's going to be a busy weekend, but I am hoping to squeeze in some scrappy time if I can.

Sketch N Scrap has the last exclusive sketch for our 6th Birthday Bash posted today. I have loved all three of these exclusive sketches and I am sure I will be using each one of them again. Here is the great sketch that Lisa has created for us this week:



After I had chosen the photos that I wanted to scrap, I went to work pulling out papers - mostly from Shimelle's - True Stories - collection and Jillibean Soup's -  Healthy Hello - collection, mostly because they had papers with coffee cups on them, and since this is a layout of Ada drinking my coffee, I thought they would work.

I worked and worked with those papers - trying different combinations all day and could not get it the way that I wanted. I think I gave myself too many options! I finally found a combo that I liked and I went with it. So, all that trouble picking papers with a coffee theme and then I didn't even use the papers with coffee cups on them! I guess I did fussy cut three cups for my embellishments, but that was it. I am seriously patterned paper challenged sometimes!

Anyway, the story behind the layout - Ada went through a spell where she wanted to share my iced coffee - or "foffee" as she liked to call it -  with me. She never had a lot, just a sip or two, but on this day, when the "foffee" was tasting extra sweet and yummy, I had actually swapped it out with a little bit of chocolate milk!

Head on over to Sketch N Scrap to see more inspiration from the design team. We would love it if you played along with us!

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

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #265


Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a good start! We are on day 2 of summer vacation and after a day of running errands yesterday it feels good to just stay home and relax today.

I thought I would share my take on this week's sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Michelle has created another fun sketch for us to work with:




I am getting ready to go to a baby shower for my niece this weekend and I thought a baby card was in order.

For my card, I have used Pebbles' - Special Delivery (boy) - 6x6 paper pad. The sentiment is from an older My Favorite Things stamp set - Beautiful Baby (LJD 37). I went around all of the edges of the papers with my Tim Holtz - black soot - distress ink. I die cut the stars using a Lawn Fawn Die.

I love it when a card is quick and easy and turns out cute!

The full design team reveals will be tomorrow over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge so be sure to stop by and see all of the design team creations. Last week's Top 3 will also be announced. We would love to see your take on the sketch this week!

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



Saturday, May 19, 2018

HIMCR #353 - Masculine

Hello, everyone! Happy Saturday! It's a rainy Saturday around here and the boys are headed to see Deadpool 2 this afternoon, so that means I will be spending the afternoon in my scrap room!

Hiding In My Craft Room has a new challenge today, and this week we want to see your masculine projects.


Our sponsor for this challenge is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and the giveaway is three of their images.

I had the pleasure of working with the Thankful Tommy Turtle image.


Since we needed to make a masculine project, I decided to pull out Pink Paislee's - Outfitter - 6x6 paper pad. It's a great outdoorsy type collection and the colors were great for a masculine card. 

Stop by Hiding In My Craft Room to see more masculine projects from the rest of the design team. We can't wait to see what you create!

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


Friday, May 18, 2018

Sketches In Thyme PL Style #102

Happy Friday! We have made it to the weekend and we are officially on summer break. It feels good to know the lazy days of summer are finally here.

It's the third Friday of the month and that means Sketches In Thyme PL Style has a new sketch posted today. This sketch is courtesy of Emma and it is another great one.



I have created a card for Ada's first-year album. I would have had the completed layout, but when I got to looking I didn't have the pictures printed for it, so I will add that when I pick the photos up this afternoon.

I have got to keep telling myself - these cards - this album is supposed to be quick and simple! More often than not I am stressing over making each card a masterpiece and at that rate, I am never going to come close to finishing this album or any of my Project Life albums!

When I was working on this card, I kept trying to think of what else I could add to it, and you know what, it doesn't need anything else. It has the date, the occasion, the journaling will be on a journaling card, so no need to add anything like that...and all total this took me a total of 5 minutes to complete. Now, that is how you get these albums done.

I found the 3x4 card in my stash, and since I put all of my cards together and out in the open in hopes of using them, I have no idea which kit it came from. I die cut the row of hearts, punched the tab, printed off "First Mother's Day" and that was it. Could I have added enamel dots, hearts, etc.? Sure, but it would have also taken me a lot longer and I am happy with the results. When this card is in the pockets with the photo and the journaling card it will look great.

I have jumped around so much in Ada's first-year album that I have no idea what holes need to be filled, so I have made it my goal this summer to sit down, write down what layouts I have made, what layouts I still want to make, print out the photos for them and get this project done.

Head on over to Sketches In Thyme PL Style to see how Tina used the sketch. We would love to see your take on it, too!

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



Thursday, May 17, 2018

This Is Awesome - Sketches In Thyme #325

Hello, hello! Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a good week! I'm pretty excited because my oldest son moves back home from college for the summer today. It's been almost a month since he's been home and it will be nice to spend some time with him.

Today is my day to be featured at Sketches In Thyme with my take on this week's sketch - Sketch #325, courtesy of Shawn.




I decided to flip the sketch to make it work with the photos that I chose to use of Ada's first experience with a view master. I also added a couple of additional papers along the row of photos.

I took so many photos of Ada on this day and these were some of my favorites. She was in awe of that view master! She played with it for close to an hour - which is quite a while for an almost 2-year-old! She even had to show it to Pops, she was so impressed with it! Such fun memories!

Stop by Sketches In Thyme to see more inspiration from the design team every day of the week. There's a great prize up for grabs so be sure to play along with us!

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

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #264

Hello again! I am back with one more post for the day. If you are looking for my Sketch N Scrap reveal or my Scribbles Designs reveal, please scroll on down.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge has a new sketch challenge posted this week and I do believe it is going to be a favorite of mine!



I dug out my old Martha Stewart small scallop punch and an older Pebbles 6x6 paper pad ( Spring Fling) to create my card. The cupcake and the sentiment are both from one of the cut apart sheets in the paper pad and that helped this card to come together really quickly.

I am pretty sure I have a stamp set with a scalloped border in it and as soon as I find it I plan on making another card using this fun sketch!

Be sure to check out the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog tomorrow to see the cards from the rest of the design team and last week's Top 3 will also be announced. We do hope you can find some time to play along with us!

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

Scribbles Designs Challenge #65 - Make It Masculine

I am back with my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Sketch N Scrap reveal, please scroll on down.


We have a new challenge for you today at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. Our challenge for you this time around is "Make It Masculine".

 Make your project masculine in some nature--use greens, blues, and browns, or plaids, stripes and/or other patterns often associated with a male card or project.


For my card, I have used #961 - Sailboat Wheel.


I colored the sailboat wheel with colored pencils and I really like the way that it turned out. I found the anchor paper and the red dot paper in my 6x6 paper pad scraps and they were just what I needed to complete my card. 

Head on over to Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog to see the masculine creations from the rest of the design team. We would love it if you played along with us!

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

Too Cute To Be A Super Villain - Sketch N Scrap #153

Hello, hello! Here we are at the middle of May already! This month is moving right along!

The middle of the month means we have a new sketch posted at Sketch N Scrap today. Heather has created a fun two-photo sketch for us to work with.



I have made a layout of Miss Ada being a "super villain". She came in one day and had her My Little Pony mask on and she had a little Nerf-style gun. She jumped up in the air and came down on one knee. I told her I liked her superhero pose, to which she replied, "I am NOT a superhero, Nana, I am a super villain!". Well, let me tell you, she is too cute to be a villain!

I added my journaling behind one of the photos with the pull tab:


The little shirt she had on had a bunch of colorful little icons on it - ice cream cones, unicorns, sunglasses, etc. - and I really wanted a patterned paper to mimic that, but since I do not buy a lot of "themed" papers, I didn't have anything in my stash like that. (I may have to change my thinking on buying themed paper!) I decided to go with the floral paper that had all of the same colors in it. I always find it a little challenging to work with paper with a slight diagonal stripe - nothing looks straight - but I measured, and measured, and it is!

I pulled the purple and navy from her My Little Pony mask for the colors of my title.

Head on over to Sketch N Scrap to see the layouts from the rest of the design team.  We would love to see your take on this fun sketch.

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

Monday, May 14, 2018

UYS #311 - For the Moms

Hello and Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend. Ours was filled with lots of outside time and family fun.

Use Your Stuff has a new challenge posted today and this week we are celebrating all the Moms - or mother figures - out there.

I have created a Mother's Day card using Fancy Pants' - Office Suite - 6x6 paper pad. I have been hoarding this paper pad - and especially this floral paper - for a long time. I just love that floral paper and the colors, too. It was hard to cut into it, but what a pretty card for a special Mom to receive!

I based my card off of this older sketch from My Favorite Things:

This is one of my favorite go-to sketches to show off those pretty papers that I have in my stash.

Head on over to Use Your Stuff to see the beautiful projects the rest of the design team have created. We would love to see your creations this week!

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