Monday, October 15, 2018

Silly Faces

Good morning and welcome to another sketch challenge at Sketch~N~Scrap! This is such a fun layout challenge and has so many different ways you can use the circles.

Here is my finished layout. This came together quite fast for me using the above sketch.  The fastest I've done in a while on a layout.

Now it's your turn.  Head over to Sketch~N~Scrap and join in the fun!!

TSOT Color Challenge #5 All Things

This cards colors was a happy accident. What do I mean, well, I pulled out these colors and stamp set to create the card and happened to look at the design team challenge for this week and the colors matched! Great minds and all I suppose lol. 

This is my favorite time of year and I love playing with these colors.  So many possibilities! 

Here is my finished card.  I fussy cut out the leaves (after I already die cut them, I know, more work right) but I didn't want the white border that was around them.  This way I was able to "distress" them a bit and give them a little more depth.

Here is a closer look at the leaves and twine. Now it's your turn. Head over to TSOT and share your creation with us!

Stamp set: Zen Leaves Bundle,
Accessories: wood grain embossing folder, yellow twine and black pearls

Sunday, October 14, 2018

AHSC #286 Coffee & Friends

Hi everyone! Welcome to another great sketch challenge At Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge.  This was a fun one.  Lots of different ways to use it!

Here is this weeks sketch

Here is what I came up with.  I used a circle punch to cut out the sentiment. I put the cardstock in half way and cut.  I did trim off a bit more in order to get it to fit where I wanted it.

I wanted to use colors you don't usually see together.  I used a light lavender and a terracotta color along with grey and brown.

Now it's your turn.  Join along and upload your creation at Atlantic Hearts!!

Monday, October 1, 2018

AHSC #284 Witchy Pup

I fell in love with this stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle at the Scrapbook Expo.  Sad to say I almost forgot I had it (woops).  I went to the booth 4 or 5 times before I even purchased it lol.  How could I forget it?!

This weeks sketch for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is a really nice one.  I decided to a Halloween card as it's October 1st! Woop! Can you believe that I have a neighbor that's had webs and ghosts in their yard since September 1st! Say what!! I'm all about this time of year and that's even to early for me.

Here is my card.  I used a web die for the background and let me tell you, it was a beast to get all those little pieces out.  No matter what I did it just wouldn't cut all the way through the sparkle paper (and I ran it through 4 TIMES).

Saturday, September 29, 2018

My Heart

Oh my it's been such a fun time going through old photos of my kiddos! I found another great nugget and couldn't wait to get it on paper.  I so miss this cuties smile.  She still smiles but it's all grown up now.

I love this sketch challenge from Let's Get Sketchy.  The page came together quickly and I'm loving how it turned out.

As you can see I used a vertical picture and I used brackets instead of spots. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Fall Girl

Hello.  I am loving that it's finally getting a little cooler out and fall is here.  I found this cute picture of my daughter from 2002 and couldn't help but scrap it. She was such a big helper and really enjoyed raking the leaves (wish she still felt that way).

I used this awesome sketch from Let's Get Sketchy to create my layout.

Here is what I came up with.  I used a cute kit from Echo Park and my Kiwi Lane templates to create this cute fall layout. I love using the templates to cut out titles to get different shapes.  

Monday, September 24, 2018

Dream Believe Gratitude Journal

Hello.  Welcome to another sketch installment at Try Stamping On Tuesday.  I had a bit of a hard time deciding what I wanted to do with sketch.  Sometimes the mojo just takes a bit of a break.  Then I was watching a video from Fun Stamper's Journey and the inspiration hit (actually two videos).

I decided to take my project from a card to a notebook.  I love the idea of a gratitude journal and have wanted to start one for quite some time.  So my project will have a tutorial with it as well for you.

Here is the sketch

I found an old notebook that my kids didn't use for school and it's perfect for this sketch.

Step 1: Start with any size or shape notebook you want.  Make sure to remove any labels that may be on it (as I did here)

Step 2: Cut two pieces of cardstock to fit the cover (mine was 9 3/4x 7 1/2 inches). I also cut two pieces for the inside covers as well.

Step 3: Attach the pieces you cut to the cover of your notebook

Step 4: Open the cover and cut off any excess paper.  Mine had just a bit and rounded corners to remove.

Step 5: Choose a washi tape or ribbon (can also use cardstock, although it may be harder to attach) and run it over the edge of your notebook.  Make sure it's wide enough to go around the binding.  Trim edges after you've wrapped it around the binding.

Step 6: Add another layer of ribbon, cardstock or washi tape to give it a more cohesive look (as you'll see in the finished project I had to change to a different color for this as the black wouldn't stick)

Step 7: Start decorating your notebook as you'd like.  I love the oval with embossing. I used a dauber to add some color to the raised embossing to bring it out a bit more.  I then punched out the flowers and rolled the petals with my bone folder and layered them.

Here is a close up of the flowers. You can also see how I colored the embossing as well.