Sunday, October 22, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #24

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 for you today at Christmas Card Challenges. Our rules are pretty simple - create a Christmas/holiday card. If you need a little extra inspiration then we offer up an optional challenge for you. This week is an inspiration photo.




When I first saw the inspiration photo I immediately thought of the Close To My Heart - Very Merry - stamp set. The writing is almost exactly the same and I thought the little pine sprigs and berries matched pretty well, too.

The paper that I have used is from a Paper Studio 6x6 paper pad. The cover is now missing, so I'm not sure what the name of it is. I really thought it would be a paper that went into a giveaway pile or the throw-away pile, but I really love how this turned out!. I just may have to make another card like this one to get it used up!

The red bow I picked up at Dollar Tree last week. I thought they might come in handy in my December Daily this year and I really think it is the perfect accent! It does make the card a little on the bulky side, so this card will be given with a gift or sent in a bubble envelope!

Head on over to Christmas Card Challenges to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. We hope to see you playing along with us!

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

LM #367 - Stamping With Something Other Than A Stamp

Hello, everyone! Good Sunday morning to you. I hope that you are enjoying your weekend. Ours has been very quiet, which is really nice once in a while!

We have a new challenge at Lasting Memories today. Our theme for October has been "Around the House" and the last challenge of the month is - Stamp with something other than a stamp.

I have used a jar lid to stamp my circles and a pencil eraser to stamp my dots.


I knew I wanted to use these photos of Shane and when I saw this sketch I thought it would be perfect for what I wanted to do.


I did add in the stamped circles to go around the title and the journaling, and my elements are more on a diagonal than up and down, but I think it works.

Here's a close up of some of the stamping. 


Since my photos were pretty neutral I wanted  to add in a few pops of color. I had these papers in my new 100 Patterned Paper Challenge box, and they are what determined the color combo of this layout. Since I only used little strips of each paper they will all go back into my box to be used again. I will have more on my new 100 Patterned Paper Challenge a little later this week.

Head on over to Lasting Memories to see the awesome inspiration from the Design Team. They have some very creative was to stamp with something other than a stamp!

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017

HIMCR #323 - Lots of Layers!

Hello, everyone! Happy Saturday to you! I hope your weekend is off to a good start and maybe, just maybe, you're finding some time to get scrappy! After a quick trip to the grocery store (if there is such a thing!) I plan on spending the majority of my time in my scrap room.

We have a new challenge posted today at Hiding In My Craft Room. This week our challenge is - Lots Of Layers - we want to see lots of layers on your projects.


Our sponsor this week is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and I got to work with the cute Country Pumpkins digital set.


I have used Echo Parks - A Perfect Autumn - 6x6 paper pad for this card. I have several layers - the gold, the brown, the brown floral, and the yellow plaid, then the layered circles. I colored the pumpkin with colored pencils.

Head on over to HIMCR to see the projects from the rest of the design team. If you like to use lots of layers on your projects, then this challenge is for you! I hope to see you playing along with us!

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

Friday, October 20, 2017

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #108

Hello and Happy Friday! We have once again made it to the weekend. It's looking like it is going to be a quiet weekend around our house, so I have high hopes of getting lots of scrapping done!

Sketch N Scrap has posted a new card sketch today and I can't wait to see what you create with it! Lisa has outdone herself once again!




So, a little story about this card...I had it all made - scalloped border included - and then I could not find my scalloped circle die, and I had just used it that morning! I have looked high and low in my scrap room and I still cannot find it. I am sure the package was probably in amongst papers that I have put away, but that was three days ago and I still haven't found it! The pinked circle looked a little off with the scalloped border, so I just added another paper strip instead. I hope I find my scalloped circle dies soon...

I couldn't let the Halloween holiday go by without using my cute little ghost die and I thought this sketch was a good time to get him out and use him! I've used more of the Doodlebug Designs - Boos and Brews - 6x6 paper pad. The black enamel stars are from Close To My Heart.

Head on over to Sketch N Scrap to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. I would love it if you played along with us! We will have our fourth and final exclusive card sketch for WCMD on the blog tomorrow, so be sure to check back. Our Fall Fun Crop is still going on over on our Facebook Events page, and we have a special sketch posted over there a chance to be picked for a guest designer, so head on over there and check it out! Deadline to play along with our crop challenges is October 31st (October 30th for the Guest Designer challenge).

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

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch #195 - Spooky Cute

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope your week is going well. We are already at the midway point and the weekend will be here before we know it.

There's a new challenge posted today at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges and this week our challenge is spooky cute.


I had this cute little mummy left over from a cut apart sheet and thought that he was pretty spooky and pretty cute! I used Doodlebug Designs - Boos and Brews - 6x6 paper pad for this card. I just have a few sheets left and that is about it. I used the last of the scraps that I had for this collection on this card. Now next year I won't feel so bad about buying a new Halloween collection!

Stop by the Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges blog to see the spooky-cute projects from the rest of the design team. I hope to see you playing along with us this week!

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

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #234

Hello, everyone!  I am back with one more project to share with you today!


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge has a new sketch for this week posted over on the blog. Here is a look at what Michelle has created for us:




The little turquoise piece with the sentiment I had made up a while ago and then never went ahead and used it on a card. When I saw this sketch I thought it would be the perfect time to use it. 

I've used Echo Park's - The Story Of Our Family - 6x6 paper pad for this card. I added a few turquoise enamel dots to finish it off.

Be sure to stop by Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge tomorrow to see the full design team reveal and our top picks from last week.

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

Sketches In Thyme #297

Hello again! I am back with my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday reveal, please scroll down or go here.

Today is my day to be featured on the Sketches In Thyme blog with my take on sketch #297, courtesy of Shawn:




I decided to use a single photo in place of the two 3x3 photos and I made the layers behind the photo a little bigger. I used Close To My Heart's - Some Kind Of Wonderful - collection (the black and white papers for the background) and the 6x6 papers are from American Crafts - Everyday - 6x6 paper pad. The stickers are also from American Crafts.

I did something that I don't normally do and that is I didn't really add a big title to my layout. I figured the "love you" sticker said all I needed to say about this photo of Abby and Ada.

Be sure to check out Sketches In Thyme. We have design team inspiration every single day of the week! I am offering up the prize this month, so come on over and play along!

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

Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday #344

Hello, everyone! Good Tuesday morning to you! It's feeling a little more like fall these days and really starting to look like it. The trees are starting to turn and the mornings are definitely cooler.

We have a new sketch posted at Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday, courtesy of Kaylin, and our optional theme is "autumn".




I didn't stick completely to the sketch, but close enough that you can still see it.

I used up a little more of the Pink Paislee - Prairie Hill -  papers and while I had my "hello" die out for my card from yesterday, I thought I would show it a little more love and use it again.

Head over to Try Stampin' to see how the rest of the design team interpreted this sketch. I would love to see your take on it, so I hope that you play along! You have two weeks to enter and you can enter over on the blog or on our Facebook page here.

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

Monday, October 16, 2017

Use Your Stuff #284 - Tis The Season For Pumpkin Spice

Hello, everyone! Good Monday morning to you! I hope that you had a good weekend. Mine went by way too fast, but it was filled with lots of great family time.

We have a new challenge for you at Use Your Stuff and yours truly is the hostess for this week's challenge! The challenge is "Tis the season for pumpkin spice - use orange (a little or a lot) on your project OR use a pumpkin on your project".


I have used a little bit of orange on my card for this week. I used up some more scraps from the Pink Paislee - Prairie Hill - papers that I had used for this card earlier in the month. I am really trying to use the scraps from the papers that I cut into instead of just adding them to my scrap box. So far I've done pretty well!

It's a little hard to see in the photo, but I did emboss the bottom half of my card with my swiss dot embossing folder.

I based this card off of this sketch that Creative Scrappers posted for WCMD.


Head on over to Use Your Stuff to see how the rest of the design team interpreted my challenge. I hope you can find some time to play along with us this week!

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


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sketches In Thyme PL Style #88

Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend has been a good one so far.

The mid-month sketch is posted over at Sketches In Thyme PL Style today. Emma has created another great journaling card for us to use:


I have created a journaling card to go with the card that I made using the October 1st sketch:




This layout is of  Ada's trip to the pumpkin patch last year and will go in her 6x8 album. This trip to the pumpkin patch was filled with visiting a petting zoo, picking out pumpkins, and playing on their playground so there will be a few more layouts to share!

I've used Simple Stories - Hello Fall - collection, along with a few random scraps that matched, for these pages.

Head on over to Sketches In Thyme PL Style to see the projects from the rest of the design team. We would love it if you played along with us!

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