Friday, January 20, 2017

PDE Linky Party Ch #156

Hello again! This is 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 third Friday of the month, so our new challenge at PDE Linky Party is:

Ch #156 - Tags

I am really liking to make tags at least once a month, and the tag I have made for you today is quick and easy!


For this tag I let my pattern paper scrap do all the work! This paper was already divided into the polka dot/grid paper on the diagonal, so I cut my tag out to get both portions (fairly) centered. The heart I die cut 5 times and stacked it one on top of the other to give it a little bit of dimension. 

The "XOXO" sentiment was an extra that I had stamped for the card from my earlier post today. At first I was going to toss it because I stamped it a little bit crooked on the tab, but I decided to cut it out and add it to my tag. 

A quick and easy tag ready to be added to a Valentine's Day goodie!

Head on over to PDE Linky Party to see the beautiful tags from the rest of the design team. We hope to see you playing along with us! 

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


Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #90

Hello and Happy Friday! I hope you have had a good week and are ready for the weekend. My oldest son headed back to college on Monday, so we are finally back into a regular routine!

We have a great new sketch for you today at Sketch N Scrap, courtesy of Lisa. I can already tell that this is going to be a favorite of mine!






Like I said in yesterday's post, my normal go to color combo is red, white, and kraft, but this year it has changed to black, white, and red. I'm sure before Valentine's Day actually gets here you'll probably be seeing one or two with kraft, but for now I am liking this one!

I stuck pretty close to the sketch - because I liked it - the only thing that I changed is where the sentiment is located.

Head on over to Sketch N Scrap to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. You have until the end of the month to play along with us!

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

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Perfectly Created Chaos Ch #9

Hello everyone! Happy Thursday to you!

We have a new challenge up at Perfectly Created Chaos today. Challenge #9 is to use black, white,and one other color.

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I have chosen to use black, white, and red, and to make a Valentine's Day card. I probably should have made an anniversary card since today is mine and my hubby's 27th wedding anniversary! That might have been more fitting!

For this card I used Bella Blvd's Color Chaos collection for the striped paper, and I cut the lacy circle with a die from Spellbinders. The heart is cut from red glitter paper using a die from Lawn Fawn. My sentiment is from Studio G.

Usually my go to color combo for Valentine's Day/love cards is kraft, red, and white, but this year I have been using black, white, and red more and more. I guess I needed a change!

Head on over to Perfectly Created Chaos to see the lovely projects from the rest of the design team. We do hope that you have a chance to play along with us!

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Paper Play Sketches #31

Hello, hello!

We have a new sketch today at Paper Play Sketches! Why don't you play along with us?



I have a lot of Project Life style cards in my stash. Not only do I have several core kits, but most collections these days come with a sheet or two of cut apart cards in them, so I have a lot that I need to get to using! When I see a sketch like this one with the large panel I immediately think of these cards.

The card that I have used is from Simple Stories - "Life In Color" cut apart sheet. There wasn't really too much else that needed to be done, I did punch out some hearts to add to it, but the card did all of the work for me!

Head on over to Paper Play Sketches to see the fabulous cards from the rest of the design team. We do hope you'll play along with us. We would love to see what you create!

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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Little Hipster - Sketches In Thyme #259

Hello everyone! I hope that your day is off to a good start!

Today is my day to be featured over on the Sketches In Thyme blog using this fabulous sketch from Sara:


I really liked the look of this sketch when I first saw it, and I am sure I will be using it again!



I loved the idea of the squares of paper lined up messily at the bottom of the page. I also had this one photo of Ada that I had taken after I picked her up for the day back in October. She was kind of in a cranky mood, or maybe being a little diva might be a better description, because boy, did she get upset when the wind blew her hood off of her head. She wanted it back on, even though she was getting in the car. To me she just looks like a little hipster with her hood up and looking so sober!

I did do a bit of stamping above the squares, but it is in a light pink and a bit hard to see in the photo, but in person you can see it easier. The "love" clip has been in my stash for quite a while. After I had added it, I wanted to add a couple of hearts, than I went a little crazy and decided to scatter a bunch of hearts and sequins down the side of the page. There wasn't a lot to be said about this layout, so I did not add any journaling to the front, but I will add what little bit I do want to say on the back, or hidden behind the paper layers.

Head on over to Sketches In Thyme for some awesome inspiration every single day of the week! We have an awesome prize up for grabs this month, so play along with any - or all - of our sketches for a chance to win!

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

Monday, January 16, 2017

Make It Monday #80 @ The Memory Nest

Hello everyone! Happy Monday to you! I hope that you had a good weekend! After a weekend of freezing rain, which caused us to lose a big limb on our pear tree, we are now forecast to have thunderstorms and 60 degree weather today! Crazy weather around here!

Today is Make It Monday #80 over at The Memory Nest. Leslie has created a fun collage type sketch for us to work with.



I have used Simple Stories "Winter Wonderland" collection on this layout of Ada enjoying the first snow of the season. We didn't get a lot back in December, but enough that she could go out and walk around in it. Oh how she wanted to build a snowman, but there wasn't enough to do that! She kept on about it until Abby finally took her out and they built a tiny snowman.

The only thing that is not from the Simple Stories collection is the little snowman stamp that says, "Baby It's Cold Outside". That is from a Studio G $1 stamp set. When I finally decided I "needed" this collection, it was mostly sold out, and about all I could get was a few sheets of paper and the enamel dots, so I had to get a little creative with what I had, but I love the way it turned out.

I added in a couple of snowflake die cuts and buttons for embellishments. I will add in a little bit of journaling on the "I {heart} winter" block when I figure out what to say in that little space!

Head on over to The Memory Nest to see the fabulous layouts from the rest of the design team. You have until the end of the month to play along with us!

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

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #4

Hello again! This is my fourth post 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 go here. For my Lasting Memories reveal, please go here.

We have a new challenge up over at Christmas Card Challenges today. As always, our rules are to create a holiday or Christmas card. We offer up an optional challenge if you need a little help with inspiration and this week it is a photo challenge.



I was inspired by the presents in the photo for my card. I used Echo Park's "Christmas Delivery" 6x6 paper pad for it. I thought this present paper was perfect for this challenge. The sticker sentiment is from Echo Park's "Tis the Season" sticker sheet. The colors in that older collection matched perfectly with the colors in this new collection.

Stop by the Christmas Card Challenges blog to see how the rest of the design team was inspired by the photo. 

We hope you have a chance to play along with us! Don't forget, our challenges are now open for two weeks!

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

Lasting Memories #327 - Ribbon, Washi Tape, Or Paper Strips

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

Lasting Memories has a new challenge posted today. In January we are focusing on using up some of that forgotten stash, and this week's challenge is to use ribbon, washi tape, or paper strips.

For my layout I chose to use lots and lots of washi tape!


First of all, I started with a light grey background paper matted on a piece of black cardstock. Since the photo I wanted to use didn't have a lot of color in it, I wanted to go nice and bright and colorful with the washi tape. There were several times when I almost went with paper strips instead of the washi tape, but I kept working with it and I like the end result.

The photo had some extra space at the bottom, so I decided to just add my title directly onto the photo - something I don't do very often, but I really like the look.

The journaling says - Oh my word - I LOVE this photo of Ada! It has got to be one of my all time favorites. Her carefree attitude is contagious. Not a worry in the world - just enjoying being outside, going on a walk with the dogs!

Head on over to the Lasting Memories blog to see the beautiful layouts from the rest of the design team. We do hope you get a chance to play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be back with one more project to share with you a little later!

LTSCB #93 - Anything Goes

Hello again! This is my second post of the day, so if you are looking for my Christmas Cards All Year Round reveal, please scroll down or go here.

I am back to share my mid month inspiration for the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. We are now a once monthly challenge blog with more design team inspiration for you on the 15th! We do have a few rules for you to follow, so check them out on the blog on the right sidebar.

Our challenge for January is "Anything Goes".

I am part of Team A and we got to work with images from DRS Designs. I picked Snowman Bird Buddies and Snow Better Friend greeting.



For my card I used up some more scraps from Echo Park's "I Love Winter" 6x6 paper pad. I thought it was a great match for this little snowman and his little birdie friend!

Stop by the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. You have until the end of the month to play along with us!

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

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Christmas Cards All Year Round - January Mid Month Inspiration

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a good weekend! We did get the ice that was forecast for Friday - about a quarter of an inch - and thankfully we only lost power for a couple of hours early on Saturday morning. The temps are staying above freezing now, so it looks like we are done with the ice for a while!

Since it's the middle of the month, we are sharing some mid month inspiration with you over at Christmas Cards All Year Round today. Our January challenge is to add "Snowflakes" to your project. I would have rather been seeing snowflakes instead of ice this weekend!


For my card I have kept it pretty clean and simple. I am still trying to keep my cards a little flatter for mailing, but I think a few added sequins or some bling would really add to this one.

I used the inlaid die technique for this card. I die cut the lacy circle die and the snow flake die at the same time in white, then die cut another snowflake in the mint green color, and pieced it back together. I embossed the mint green square with my swiss dot embossing folder and matted it on white. The sentiment is from a Studio G $1 bin stamp set that I got ages ago. Another quick and easy card!

Head on over to Christmas Cards All Year Round to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. We have a fun prize being offered up, and you have until the end of the month to play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! It's going to be a busy day around here, so I will be back soon with another project to share!