Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hello Dear Friend

Hello again! I'm here with another great sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap.  As soon as I saw this layout I knew exactly what stamp set I wanted to use.  I just recently "found" it again lol.  Hiding in my stash.  Crazy right?!

Here is the fabulous sketch...

 And this is what I came up with.  All the products are things I've had for quite some time and just never got around to using.

Supplies: cardstock, ribbon and dsp~Stampin' Up!, stamps and dies~My Favorite Things, ink~The Stamps of Life

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Believe Shine

Good morning! Here is another great layout challenge for the design team over at Sketch~N~Scrap.  I was originally just going to create the layout and come up with pictures later but then I remembered I had these selfies that I've been taking during my life style change. 

I have been up and down a roller coaster with my weight over the years.  The worst being I topped out at 248 lbs.  A friend thought I was pregnant and that was the beginning of me losing the weight. I got to a comfortable weight of 155 and was happy but still having issues with bouncing back and forth to 200 and back down. 

Back in October I found a great company called 310 and have never looked back. I've not only learned that I don't need so many of the things I was putting into my body and that I LOVE to cook!! Who knew?!  I'm down now to a weight and size I never thought I'd be at, EVER and am very happy with my body, mind and spirit. 

The page I created is only half the story, I still have pictures I haven't printed that are the ending.  I'll create that at a later time and share it. 

Here is the sketch

And here is my layout
I used a lot of patterns and colors to share how good I've felt as I took these pictures.  I've never been one to want my picture taken, now I want my husband to take the camera and include me in on everything!!

Supplies: chalkboard paper pack~We Are Memory Keepers, rings, lacy trims and adventure sten

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!!