Monday, March 20, 2017

Birthday Cake!

Good morning.  Today is another wonderful day for a sketch challenge over at Sketch~N~Scrap. I had fun with this one.  I made a birthday card since my girlfriends birthday just past, it was perfect.

Here is the sketch for your inspiration

Here is my card

And I also decorated the inside.  I like adding a little extra...

All that's left is writing a personal message and giving it away.  That's the best thing about making cards, giving them away! Don't you agree?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Time With You FMS279

I'm loving the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. Once I decided on an image I wanted to use it came together quite fast.  I even got some coloring in!  This sketch has so many different options, you could create a multitude of different cards all using it!

Here is my card.  I kept the color pallet pretty simple and didn't use any patterned paper since I knew I was going to be coloring the image in.  I did use an embossing folder on the yellow cardstock to add some depth and dimention.

Supplies: stamps ~ Unity, carstock, embossing folder and pearls ~ Stampin' Up!

Thank You Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge #313

Good morning! I have been wanting to play in my scrap room for some time now and I finally have a couple of days with no work.  I'm fighting some sort of bug but it's not going to stop me!  I saw this cute sketch over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday and just had to give it a shot.

I did change it up a tad but I wanted to use a stamp set that I've not used before, and truth be told not sure I'll be able to figure out other uses for it.  I really love it though and I know it has so many options, I just need to spend time to figure them out. I also went a little out of my comfort zone with using the ribbon.  I'm not a huge fan of ribbon, but again, I have tons of it!! Gotta use it up!

Supplies: cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!, ribbon, stamp set, ink and patterned paper ~ The Stamps of Life

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Hello again! I've been a little MIA this past few weeks.  Lots going on and just not enough days in the month.  Here is my layout for the Sketch~N~Scrap March 15th layout sketch. I chose to do a two page spread as I had way to many photos of my son playing golf lol.  I just couldn't choose three!!

Here is the sketch for inspiration

Here is what I came up with.  I used the title on my second page to help it flow from one to the other better.  I used mostly paper embellishments on this layout and just a few metal. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Believe in Myself

Good morning everyone.  Today is the 20th and that means another card sketch from over at Sketch~N~Scrap.

This sentiment strikes me deep down.  Most of us don't believe in ourselves enough.  This is just a sweet reminder that you are just as important!!
I used chalking ink from Quick Quotes to color the flowers.  I love this technique and it adds just a bit of pop! 

Have a wonderful day and don't forget to check out everyone's projects and jump on in and create one yourself!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

My Dog (dogs)

 Thanks for joining us for another Sketch~N~Scrap challenge.

I don't know about you but I have so many pictures of my dogs.  It's almost as bad as all the pictures of my kids! They are just so cute and I catch them laying together all the time I just can't help but grab my camera or phone.

Here is the February 15th sketch from over at Sketch~N~Scrap.  Head on over and check the rest of the design team out and join in on the fun!!

This is what I came up with. I've had this title FOREVER! I wasn't sure I wanted to use it at first but it pretty much sums up the page and this is just how my dogs always are lol.

These two almost never let me take their photos.  Every time I grab the camera they move or run away (again, just like my kids).  So it's nice to get these.  Murphy (the white dog) thought he was getting a treat!!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Share My Fries

Good morning! Who loves fries? I do, I do!! I couldn't pass up the chance to use this cute fry set and dies from The Stamps of Life.  When I saw the card sketch for Sketch~N~Scrap this set just jumped out and screamed "Use Me"! Don't forget to head on over to Sketch~N~Scrap to check out the rest of the design team and to upload your own creation!!

This is a fun one this week everyone.  I love the tags (which you could always change to a different shape). I chose to stay with using the tags as the image is so large I don't think anything else would have been visible from behind it.

Here is the sketch for Feb. 5th.

Here is my take on it

I also decorated the inside.  I love adding just a little something that the recipient isn't expecting!

Supplies: frenchfries2stamp, patterns4frenchfries, saying4frenchfries, french fry dies, mustard and cranberry ink~The Stamps of Life, blue, yellow and red cardstock, rhinestones~Stampin' Up!, tag stencils~KiwiLane Designs, happy birthday stack pack patterned paper~Creative Memories