Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sketch N Scrap #114

Hello, hello! Happy October 1st (can you believe that?!) and happy World Card Making Day! We've got a busy day ahead of us so let's get started.

The first day of the month means a new  sketch is up at Sketch N Scrap! This fabulous sketch was created for us by Heather.



I have made a layout of me and Miss Ada. I am so thankful that she is so agreeable to take selfies with me - otherwise I might never be in any photos!

I used Maggie Holmes Bloom collection and that border punch - well, I have had it for years and I think this is the first time I have even used it! And I love it! My embellishments came from a pack of American Crafts Remarks stickers that I got at Hobby Lobby. 

Stop by the Sketch N Scrap blog to see the lovely layouts from the rest of the design team. 

Don't forget - our World Card Making Day challenges are on the Sketch N Scrap Facebook page. Be sure to stop by and play along. We have three fun challenges and a great prize to give away!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy a crafty day!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

PDE Linky Party Ch #140

Hello and Happy Friday! I am so happy that you stopped by my blog today! Are you ready for the weekend? It's going to be a busy one for all of us card makers! World Card Making Day is tomorrow and I plan on getting quite a few cards made!

We have a new challenge up over at PDE Linky Party today. This is the 5th Friday of the month, so our challenge is:

Ch #140 - Anything Goes!

Monthly Schedule



I have created a card for my project this week. I have a friend that was recently diagnosed with breast cancer - in fact she is having surgery for it today. I wanted to send her a card to let her know that I am thinking about her.

I used this older sketch from the Stamping Bella blog. They have a lot of great sketches on their blog!


Be sure to stop by the PDE Linky Party blog to see the wonderful projects from the rest of the team. I look forward to seeing your creations! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope that you have a fabulous Friday!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Paper Play Sketches #16

Hello everyone! Happy Hump Day! We've made it to the middle of the week and heading fast towards the weekend!

We have a new sketch up over at Paper Play Sketches today! This sketch was a lot of fun to work with and I'm sure I will be using it again!



I'm working on using up some of my older Halloween 6x6 paper pads this year, so I used some scraps that I had from Jillibean Soup's Witches Brew pad.

I couldn't believe it, but when I went through my stash of Halloween stamps I don't have hardly any that just say "Happy Halloween" in a nice small size, so I typed up my sentiment on the computer and printed it off. 

Stop by the Paper Play Sketches blog to see the cute cards from Janis and Amy. I hope you have some time to play along with us!

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

Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday #290

Happy Tuesday scrappy friends! I hope your day is off to a good start! We are finally experiencing cooler weather and I am loving it! It is so nice to have the windows open and still be nice and cool in the house.

We have a great new sketch for you at Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday today. This week's theme is "The Holidays are Coming!".

I used a couple of older Pink Paislee 6x6 paper pads for this card. The "sentiment" block is from one of the cut apart sheets from one of the pads. 


Here is a look at the sketch:


As always, you have two weeks to play along with this sketch, and you can enter either on the blog or on our Facebook page here.

Stay tuned because October at Try Stampin' is going to be a holiday extravaganza as we get ready for the holidays! We've got a lot of fun things planned for you, and hopefully by the end of the month you'll have a good start on your Christmas cards!

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


Friday, September 23, 2016

PDE Linky Party Ch #139

Hello everyone! Here we are at Friday again already! Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? We have my nephew's wedding tomorrow, so that's something to look forward to!

New Monthly Schedule

We have a new challenge posted for you today at PDE Linky Party! Since this is the fourth Friday of the month, this week's challenge is:

Ch #139 - Anything But A Card

Your project can be absolutely anything - a scrapbook layout, a pocket style layout, a  pocket letter, a tag, a bookmark, a gift bag, a treat topper...the possibilities are endless!

I have made a title page for my granddaughter's first year 6x8 pocket style album.


I printed the words on a piece of vellum and stapled it to the page. Then, I remembered I had this cute bow die set and I thought it would be a really cute accent. I added a couple of die cut hearts and a pink enamel dot. Clean and simple - just like I like it!

Stop by the PDE Linky Party blog to see the awesome projects from the rest of the team. I hope you play along with us this week - I would love to see your "anything but a card" project.

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

Thursday, September 22, 2016

World Card Making Day At Sketch N Scrap!


Hello everyone! Are you ready to celebrate World Card Making Day on October 1st? Why don't you come celebrate with us at Sketch N Scrap? We will be celebrating all month long!

We will have our regular first of month layout sketch on the blog, so join us on the Sketch N Scrap Facebook page at 6 a.m. for our first ever one day event in honor of World Card Making Day! And that's not all - we will celebrate all month long with a Flashback Friday card sketch and a special surprise every Friday on the blog in October.

Be sure to follow the Sketch N Scrap blog and like the Sketch N Scrap Facebook page to make sure you don't miss a thing! You can also join our event here,

I hope you are able to join us for a whole month of card making fun!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #82

Hello, hello! I hope your day is off to a good start! Tuesday always seems to be my catch up day - around the house and around the internet - so let's get started!

We have a great new card sketch up over at Sketch N Scrap today. This is the final sketch for September, but you still have until the 30th to play along with any of our challenges!

Here's a look at the sketch - created by Lisa:



I went back and forth with several ideas for this sketch - balloons, my favorite little ghosts down the middle, a Christmas theme - then I remembered this old Close To My Heart snowman stamp that I have (and that I love) and decided to go with a winter theme. (It'll be here before we know it!)

The papers I have used on this card are from Pebbles and I don't know just how old they are, but I found a couple of half sheets in my scrap box and thought they would go perfectly with this stamp!

Be sure to stop by Sketch N Scrap to see the cards from the rest of the team. I do hope you have a chance to play along with us!

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

Monday, September 19, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #178

Hi guys! I'm just popping in with a quick card to share with you this afternoon.

The newest sketch has been posted over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge today! Michelle has created another great sketch for us!



I needed a card for my nephew's wedding that is coming up, so I decided to make a "Congratulations" card for him and his new bride! I used Fancy Pants' - Life Is Beautiful - 6x6 paper pad for this card. I added in some silver glittery hearts and some bling from Close To My Heart and called it good!

Check out the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog to see the sketch and read up on the rules. The full design team reveal and last week's Top 3 will be on the blog on Wednesday!

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

Make It Monday #72 @ The Memory Nest

Hello scrappy friends! Are you ready for a new week? Fall officially begins this week here in the US,  but it looks like the summertime heat will be sticking around here for a bit longer. I don't really mind as summer is my favorite season, but 70's instead of almost 90 would be nice!

Today is Make It Monday at The Memory Nest! This week Katie has created a great sketch for us to work with.





If this photo looks familiar it is because it is the last in series of photos that I scrapped about here. I just couldn't resist scrapping this photo, too. Ada is just so adorable in my reading glasses!

I stuck with paper scraps from Bella Blvd again, and the heart paper is from Crate Paper's Love collection. The wood veneer word was in a package of words that I picked up at Michael's in their $1.50 bin. The perfect title for this photo!

Be sure to stop by The Memory Nest to see the layouts from the rest of the design team. I hope you find some time to play along with us! I can't wait to see your take on the sketch!

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

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Lasting Memories #311 - Show The Direction "In"

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! I hope that you are having a good weekend. It has been a nice lazy weekend around here and it's felt so good to sleep a little later!

We have a new challenge posted at Lasting Memories today. For September our theme has been "All About Direction" and this week our challenge is "In". Did you jump "in" a pool, camp "in" a tent, sit "in" a floatie? You get the idea!


For my layout I am using some photos of Ada jumping into Pops' arms. She has become quite the daredevil lately, and jumping off of things - the higher, the better for her - is right up her alley! We had to set some rules really quickly! She is not allowed to jump off of anything unless Pops is there to catch her!

All of the papers that I used on this layout came from my 100 Patterned Paper Challenge stack. Two more completely used up, and only a portion of another one left!

Head on over to the Lasting Memories blog to see the rest of the design team's take on this challenge.

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