Sunday, September 17, 2017

Back to School Crop!!

How has your weekend been so far?  I got a lot of things checked off my "TO DO" list yesterday and plan to spend today "cropping" with a few of my favorite friends over at Sketch N Scrap! Our Back to School Crop kicked off yesterday with an amazing layout sketch challenge and today I am bringing you our second challenge!!  

Today's challenge is a card challenge.  The challenge is to create a card using card sketch #86 by me.  Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up- Pumpkin Pie, Kraft, Chocolate Chip; Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Designs-  Flea Market;  Tag: Recollections; Twine- Stampin' Up; Scallop Circle- Jillibean Soup

I love the way this card turned out! I punched out the little fox from a piece of the Flea Market paper and mounted it on a really old journal spot from Jillibean Soup!  Our crop is going on until September 29th but you have until October 2nd to get your entries submitted for a chance to win a fabulous prize!  I hope to see you at the crop!  Happy creating!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style sketch #86

TGIF!!  Aren't you glad it's Friday?  I know I am! That means that I can take some time to catch up and get stuff done that I have neglected this past week and then head into my craft space to do some fun creating!!  Today we have a fun sketch for you over at the Sketches in Thyme PL Style blog!  Here is the sketch by Emma:

Here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin Up Strawberry Slush; Patterned Paper (dot)- Bella Blvd and (pink for butterfly) Bo Bunny; PL card- premade card used for base by We R Memory Keepers; sticker: Bella Blvd; arrow- Recollections, pearls: Recollections; punch: butterfly by Martha Stewart; Die: Lawn Fawn- Hello.

I just had so much fun with this sketch! I can see so many possibilities for it! I know I will use it again soon.  I used a premade PL card that was just blank for my base, then I followed the sketch pretty close just adding a butterfly and arrow to embellish it a bit.  Since I don't have a layout to use this card on just yet I decided against using the embellishment to add my date and instead used it to add a little quote sticker.  This card is so versatile I know it will find it's way onto a layout soon!  Make sure and head over the the Sketches in Thyme Project Lifestyle blog and see what all the other DT members did with this fun sketch!  Happy creating!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The ScrapRoom September Doubleshot kit!

The September Doubleshot kit has arrived!  I am so excited to share this fun kit with you!  Here is the amazing kit!

And here is a close up of the Simple Stories Cabin Fever part of the kit I created my double page spread with:

Here is my layout using Simple Stories Cabin Fever:
Cardstock: ivory from the kit and brown from my stash; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Cabin Fever; Stickers: Simple Stories Cabin Fever; Enamel dots: from my stash (My Mind's Eye); Letter Stickers: Thickers- Dear Lizzy glitter.

These lines are so fun! I really love the colors in Simple Stories Cabin Fever line and I cant' decide if the plaid or floral paper is my favorite, love them both!  I also like how you get a full sheet of stickers to use in this kit, so awesome!  These pictures are of my friend's daughter's Summer Camp adventure this year!  I still have plenty left over from this line so stay tuned for more cards and another layout to show up soon!  Make sure and head over to The ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members did with this amazing kit!  And if you would like to purchase a kit you can get one HERE, make sure and tell them Lisa sent you!  Happy creating friends! 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style Sketch #83

Good morning!  I almost forgot to share with you my latest layout using a fun sketch I created for the Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style blog!  I am a newbie at Project Life layouts but find they are pretty fun to do and I am really loving getting caught up on some of my older albums more quickly by doing these Project life spreads!  Here is the sketch:

Here is my card based on the sketch:
 Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper & stickers: Simple Stories 100 days of Summer

I decided to use this fun sticker that coordinated with my papers instead of a calendar on my card!  I didn't have a calendar for that year and decided to use the year under my "Summer" pre-made card!
Here is the entire layout I made to go with the card I made from the sketch:
Supplies Used:  Sticker & Patterned Paper from Simple Stories 100 days of Summer line; die cuts (journal box)- Simple Stories Summer Days line

I loved using up some more of the papers from my 100 paper challenge on this layout!  It has been a year now and I have only put a "slight" dent in my 100 paper stack, I think I was a bit ambitious on this challenge, I am going to revamp it a bit in September and make my stack a "short stack" instead of such a large one and see if I can knock off a "Short stack" by next year!  So stay tuned for a fun new challenge!  I still love this older line from Simple Stories and it combined great with the newer line from Simple Stories called Summer Days!  These pictures were taken on our vacation to Coco Beach, Florida way back in 2009!  It was my son's first time to see the ocean and we had a blast!!  Glad to have this trip and it's pictures finally complete in my album!  Now we can take a new trip lol!  Make sure and hop on over to the Sketches In Thyme Project Life Style blog and see all the fun sketches as well as the other DT member's take on my sketch!  There is LOADS of inspiration on this one little blog!  Plus there is a chance to win a fun prize if you play along!  

Monday, August 21, 2017

August Cafe Card Kit!

Good Monday morning friends!!!  Usually I am like everyone else dreading Monday morning but not I am thrilled to share the AMAZING August Cafe Card kit from The ScrapRoom with you today!!  I was so blessed to be able to work with this beautiful kit this month!
 Here is the kit:

Here are my cards created using this kit:

These cards came to together so quickly using this kit! Everything coordinated so well together!  Plus I have scraps left over to create at least another 4-5 cards!  I would just need to add more card bases! The only things I used from my stash were white and black pearls for the 1st 3rd and 4th cards and my butterfly and scallop circle punches for the 1st card!! Everything else you see came in the kit including the card bases, envelopes and card stock!!  Plus I can use that adorable stamp and mini ink pad over and over again! This is my new favorite sentiment stamp, it is just perfect for so many occasions!  Make sure and stop by The ScrapRoom blog to see what the other card designer, Dee created with her kit!  If you would like to purchase your own kit go HERE, you won't be sorry you did!  Plus you get step by step directions to MANY of the cards created by the DT using this kit!  What a fun, fast and easy way to create a bunch of cards to have in your stash!!!!  Make sure and share here what you create with your kit, I would love to see!!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sketch N Scrap Card sketch #104

August is winding down, my baby went back to school on Friday to start his second year of college.  It was a whirlwind week as we got him ready for marching band camp and move in on Friday, it's still SUPER hot here in Texas so you have to be prepared when spending all day outside! Today time in my craft room was just what the doctor ordered for this Momma missing her boy!  I had fun playing with the August 20th sketch at Sketch N Scrap, created by me!  Here is the sketch:

And here are my cards created with the sketch:
Supplies Used: Card stock: CTMH White Daisy, Thistle, Bashful; Ink: CTMH: Thistle, Sea Glass, & Bashful; Patterned Paper: Little Dreamer Paper Pack; Stamps:  Little Dreamer ; Dies: Little Dreamer Thin Cuts & Stampin' Up Circle & Scallop Framelits; Enamel Heart: Recollections

Supplies: Cardstock: CTMH White Daisy, Stampin' Up- Basic Black & Tempting Turquoise; Patterned Paper: Photo Play Summer Bucket List & Simple Stories Domestic Bliss; Sticker: Photo Play Summer Bucket List; Ink: Memento Black; Stamps: CTMH Little Dreamer; Dies: CTMH Little Dreamer & Stampin' Up Circle & Starburst 

I had so much fun creating both cards!!  The first card I made for a friend who loves unicorns...I think she will enjoy it, her birthday is Monday!! Here is a peek at the inside:
Truth be told I bought this whole set for that darn saying LOL!  I know it's crazy but I LOVE it!!! If you are interested in this stamp set it is retiring at the end of August, you can see it on my website HERE.  I don't always decorate the inside of my cards but thought this one needed it plus I had these scraps left over so what a good way to use them up!! Don't you just love these colors? Thistle is my newest favorite color, such a pretty shade of purple!
The second card I made from some scraps I had left over from my July ScrapRoom kit!  I have just a VERY small amount of scraps left from this kit and hope to make at least 1-2 more cards with them! It was a really fun kit!  I think it is sold out but you can see the current kits for August at The ScrapRoom store!  I hope you will hop on over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to check out all the amazing examples created by the DT!!  Make sure and play along with us, you have until August 31st at midnight CST to enter our challenge for a chance to win a fantastic prize!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, August 18, 2017

The ScrapRoom August Doubleshot kit

Good morning!!   Just popping in at the start of the day to show off my double page layout using the August Doubleshop kit from The ScrapRoom!!  This layout is made using the Fancy Pants Hello Sunshine part of the kit!  Here is the kit:

And here is my double page layout using this super fun kit!!
Supplies Used:  Cardstock- White from kit & black- from my stash; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Hello Sunshine from kit; Die Cuts/Tags: Fancy Pants Hello Sunshine from the kit; Twine: From the kit; Rhinestones: From the kit; White pen

The colors in this line went so well with the fun pictures of my niece and nephew hunting for sea shells on the beach in Pensacola, Florida one summer!! I think these striking colors look great with pops of black and then to make it stand out even more I added some white pen doodling! I had so much fun with this layout, and the only thing I added from my stash was black card stock and a white pen! As you can see the kit is packed with the perfect amount of embellishments and papers! Make sure and pop on over to The ScrapRoom blog to check out the amazing layouts created by the other DT members!!!  Happy creating friends!