Sunday, February 26, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #7

Hello again! I am back with my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Lasting Memories reveal, please scroll down or go here.

We have a new challenge up today at Christmas Card Challenges. Our challenge is always to make a Christmas or holiday card, and we offer up an optional challenge if you need a little inspiration. This week our optional challenge is a color challenge.





I pulled a few different light grey papers from a couple of different 6x6 paper pads and then added in a bit of the red. Looking at this card now, I kind of wish I would have inked the edges of all of the papers and the sentiment to help them stand out a bit more. 

Be sure to stop by Christmas Card Challenges to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. We hope to see you playing along and getting a head start on those holiday cards!

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

Lasting Memories #333

Hello and good Sunday morning to you! I hope that you have had a good weekend.

We have a new challenge for you today over at Lasting Memories. For the month of March DT member Sandy is providing our challenges. Our theme is "Birthday" and our first challenge is to create a birthday layout using this sketch by the talented Laura Whitaker.




I have already scrapped the birthday cake photos of Ada's 3rd birthday, so I thought I would scrap the photos of her opening up her presents. This was her actual birthday - I still have all of the photos from her big birthday party to scrap. Maybe you will see some of those later on this month!

Since I used Pebbles' Birthday Wishes papers for the birthday cake layout, I decided to use them on this layout as well. The colors are a great match and I wanted to get some more of this collection used up!

Head on over to Lasting Memories to see the layouts from the rest of the design team. Sandy is offering up a prize to one lucky winner, so be sure and play along!

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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Paper Play Sketches #36

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Already the middle of the week. The weekend will be here before we know it!

We have a new sketch today at Paper Play Sketches. It's another great sketch to be used for greeting cards, or even a project life style card, which is what I have made for today. Here's a look at the sketch:







This card is going in my Week 1 layout for 2017. I hope to be sharing the full layout a little later this week.

I thought that  the lined paper would be a good place for a bit of journaling if I need some extra space.

I used Echo Park's "Just Be You" 6x6 paper pad, which I will be using throughout the Week 1 layout, and the sentiment is from Close To My Heart - It's Your Day (CC1020) and stamped in Outdoor Denim ink. The heart really does match better than it appears in the photo!

Head on over to Paper Play Sketches to see the cards from the rest of the design team. Remember, you don't have to use the sketch for just a card, it can be used for a layout or any paper crafting project, as long as we can see the sketch!

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday #310

Good Tuesday morning! I hope that your day is off to a good start! We are supposed to have another 70 degree day in February, so I cannot complain!

We have a new sketch for you today at Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday. This fun sketch is courtesy of Vicki, and the optional theme for this week is "Sweet Thoughts".




I have used the oh-so-pretty "Just Be You" 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park. The sentiment is from Close To My Heart (CC1041) Hello Life - card making. Another quick and easy card ready to brighten someone's day.

Head on over to the Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday blog to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. You have 2 weeks to play along, and you can enter either on the Try Stampin' blog or on our Facebook page here. I hope you have some time to play along with us!

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #200

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge has their 200th sketch posted today! 200 sketches - that is quite an accomplishment! Here is a look at this week's sketch:




I love the simplicity of this sketch! It has so many possibilities!

For my card I have used Jen Hadfield's "DIY Home" 6x6 paper pad. There are so many pretty papers in this collection! The sentiment is a stamp from BoBunny's  - Captured stamp set.

A super quick card and I love the way this one turned out.

The full design team reveal and the top 3 will be up on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog on Wednesday. We can't wait to see what you create!

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

Stick It Down February Card Reveal

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.

Today is the full design team reveal for the card sketch team at Stick It Down. Here's a reminder of the fabulous sketch that was posted on the first:




For my card I started out with a pink ombre paper. It's hard to tell that it is ombre in the photo, but it is! I then used a heart stencil from Momenta and some texture paste to add the hearts all over the background. I outlined the edges of the card with a white gel pen. The heart is die cut using a Lawn Fawn heart die, and I stamped and embossed the sentiment and popped it up with some foam tape.

I love the way this card turned out - I acutally had a hard time giving it away as a Valentine!

Stop by the Stick It Down blog to see how the rest of the design team interpreted this sketch. We hope to see you playing along with us! You have until the end of the month to play along.

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

Sketch N Scrap #92

Hello, hello! Good Monday morning to you! I hope that you had a good weekend and are ready for the new week!

We have our last card sketch for February posted today at Sketch N Scrap today. This fabulous sketch is courtesy of Lisa, and I love it!




For my card I have used Pink Paislee's "Switchboard" 6x6 paper pad and ephemera pack.  I love all of the layers on this sketch, and that made it perfect to use up some of those scraps that I've been saving from this paper pad. Since the reds in this collection are more on the red-orange side, and the only enamel hearts or dots that I have are real red, I opted to go with the light pink in this collection.

Be sure to stop by Sketch N Scrap to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the team. You have until the end of the month to play along with our challenges.

Just a reminder - our "Love Is In The Air" online crop is still going on. You have until tomorrow, February 21st to play along over on our Facebook Events page here.

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


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lasting Memories #332 - Color/Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hello and Happy Sunday to you! I hope that you are having a fabulous weekend! We, once again, are experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures and I love it!

We have a new challenge for you today at Lasting Memories. I can't believe that this is our final challenge of the month! I know February is a short month, but wow, has it gone by fast! Anyway, our theme for February has been "All In The Name Of LOVE" and our final challenge of the month is a color/photo inspiration challenge. Use the photo below for inspiration for your layout.



I went with the black, white, and red colors, and I added in a few hearts, too!

For the top and bottom border pieces I had originally started with just plain white cardstock, and that was too plain for me, so I have a little stamp from Close To My Heart called "On The Plus Side" (M1135) and I stamped the top and bottom borders with it. I love the way it turned out and I know I will be using it again and again!

I also pulled out a bunch of my roller style stamps to stamp the random phrases on this layout. I used stamps from October Afternoon, Shimelle, Maggie Holmes, Dear Lizzy, and Close To My Heart. I love these little phrase stamps and need to make it a point to use them more often.

In our 100 Pattern Paper Facebook group I posted a challenge to go to your scrap bin and pull at least 5 scraps off of the top and use those scraps up in some projects. They don't have to all be used on one thing, but try to use them up before the end of the month. Here is a photo of the scraps that I pulled to get used up before the end of February:


I am happy to say that I used up all of the red chevron piece and most of the red cardstock. I think I had a piece that is about a 4x4 size left. I am always needing red cardstock, so I know it will get used up before the end of the month.

Be sure to stop by Lasting Memories to see the beautiful layouts from the rest of the design team. We hope to see you playing along with us! Our February challenges are due by February 24th, so time is running out!

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Stay Awesome With Paper Play Sketches #35

Hello again! I am back with my third project of the day. If you are looking for my Christmas Cards All Year Round reveal, please scroll down or go here. If you are looking for my Love To Scrap Challenge Blog reveal, please scroll down or go here.

I am back to share my take on the latest sketch from Paper Play Sketches. It is another great sketch tp work with!

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For my card I have used Dear Lizzy's Fine and Dandy collection. That cute "Stay Awesome" flamingo card is actually one of the 3x4 cards from the Fine and Dandy Project Life core kit. This sketch is a great one to use up some of those Project Life Style cards!

Be sure to stop by Paper Play Sketches to see the projects from the rest of the design team.

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

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog #94 - Who Loves You Baby

Hello again! I am back with my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Christmas Cards All Year Round reveal, please scroll down or go here.

I am back to share my card for the mid month inspiration at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. Our theme for February is "Who Loves You Baby", and this time around I got to work with digital stamps from Gracielle Design. I am working with the super cute Love Ya! digital stamp set.


I changed the color of the digital stamp to red and printed it off on a piece of vellum. I then backed the vellum with white cardstock to help it stand out against the red background. I kept this card pretty simple because I wanted that stamp to really be the focus.

Be sure to stop by the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog to see the beautiful projects from the rest of the design team. I can't wait to see what you create!

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