Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Live Simply

Live Simply, that is such a great way to live. I love how dogs have such a simple life.  All they need is food, water and lots and lots of love. 

I found this great picture of one of my dogs and just had to use it.  I can't believe I hadn't yet!  I took this during the winter but love how it turned out using this summer paper pack I found. 

I used the sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap to create this.


Here is the finished project.  How can you resist that face?!



Saturday, August 5, 2017

Amazing

Good morning! Time for another amazing card sketch challenge from Sketch~N~Scrap! This was a bit of a challenge for me. I couldn't figure out how to get the sentiment to work for me.  Then I remembered I have TONS of paper punches!

Here is the sketch


And here is my card.  All the cardstock and papers I used came out of my scrap stash.  I have way to many so it was nice to get to use a "few" up.



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Happy Summer

I can't believe it's already August 1st! Where has the time gone?  My youngest will soon be starting his sophomore year and he's my last to finish up school.  So not ready!!  What better way to "prolong" summer than with a great challenge from Try Stampin' On Tuesday!! Not only do they have a great sketch but they have a optional theme of "Dog Days of Summer". Perfect.


I chose to use a watermelon stamp set from The Stamps of Life.  This set is just to cute and I love the step stamping it has to create multiple colors.





Wild 2

Well, I finally had time to get the second page done for the Wild layout I did a bit ago that you can see HERE. I really love scrapping in two page spreads and when I still had tons of these rock climbing photos left over I knew I'd have to find another sketch so I could finish it.

I decided to use the sketch challenge from Sketch~N~Scrap to compete this! It came together so fast I think this was my quickest layout yet (in under 30 minutes)!!

Here is the sketch


As you can see I did change it up by flipping it.  This works best with the first half of the layout


I decided not to add any embellishments as the paper is pretty busy already and it keeps it simple.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Joy

Okay, I couldn't resist! I had to do it!!  I've been seeing so many advertisements for Christmas in July and when I saw these stamps from Stamps By Judith and Heather I knew I'd be using them asap!!

I love anything to do with the time between October 1st and December 31st! If I could craft fall and holiday all year I SO would.  I loved using it for this sketch from the Sketch~N~Scrap Sizzlin' Summer Crop. 


Here is my card. This came together so quickly that I think I may have found my Christmas card this year.  Even the cutting out didn't take that long!






Wild

I found these cute pictures of my oldest and thought instantly of using the new paper stack I found.  He's now 20, but I remember this day so clearly.  He wasn't to fond of trying many of the activities that were planned that day but for some reason the rock wall really caught his eye.

Here is the sketch I used from Sketch~N~Scrap Sizzlin' Summer Crop!


And here is my finished layout.  I actually have enough pictures that I'm most likely going to create a second page for this. 



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Happy Birthday!

Hello! Back again with another great card sketch challenge from Sketch~N~Scrap. Lately I've been making a lot of birthday cards.  Not sure why, just seem to pop right out of me.

Here is the sketch


And here is my card


Loving how bright this card is! I used the birthday hat and versamark to create the background and a birthday themed embossing folder to add a little pop.








Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Celebrate!

Hello everyone!  Here with another wonderful card sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap!  I recently got some new items for organizing my scrap room and it has made me use items I haven't used in forever! I used paper punches that I've had lovingly tucked away in a dresser and a stamp set that was in a nice cubed storage bin.  You can check out what I did here!!

Anyway, enough about my storage issues lol and on to the wonderful June 5th sketch


I really enjoyed this one.  It came together super quick and turned out really cute.  I even pulled out some old stickles that I had and used them! Say what?! My husband is so happy I'm actually using the items I've been purchasing lol.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Organization Heaven!

My husband and I recently took a trip to our local Ikea (by local I mean and hour away lol) to get some shelving I had seen in a video.  I wanted to get all my stamps out of bins and put up where I could see them and therefore be able to actually use them.

We walked around the entire store only to realize they no longer sell the piece I saw (sad face).  I did find a wall plate rack that I made into a ribbon holder as well as a nice tall shelf for my stamps (yay)!!

I also was able to get two slim line ink pad holders, two punch holders and a marker holder from Stampnstorage.  Loving these!!


Here is where I sit and find all my inspiration as well as uploading projects to my blog


The awesome wall plate holder from Ikea


The shelving unit I found at Ikea as well


A view of the other half of the room


The rest of my work space


My Ikea shelving with my new ink holders and punch holders


Roll top desk hubby found me. I finally got it organized to hold my big shot and dies.  The unit next to it holds all my paper scraps.  Awesome!!!

Summer

Hello and welcome to another installment of Sketch~N~Scrap layout challenge.  This layout worked great with these cute pictures of my youngest blowing bubbles on the 4th a few years ago. He had such a blast and wanted everyone to join in!

Here is the layout...
Here is my layout...
I have a ton more photos of this day so I will have lots of summer crafting in my future lol. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Live The Life...

I've recently been going through old photos and found this one from my daughter's bridging ceremony (years ago) of my grandma, mom, me and my daughter.  It's rare to get a 4 generation photo and since my grandma has since passed this is extra special. 

I'm using a sketch challenge from Let's Get Sketchy.  It's such a cheerful sketch and I have the perfect paper for it (since the photo is a bit washed out).  I love hexagons so this was perfect and I even have hexagon shaped thin dies!!

Here is the sketch...
This is what I came up with...
Not the best picture as it's rainy and dark here.


Monday, June 5, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone.  Time for another card sketch challenge over at Sketch~N~Scrap. Come and play along!

Here is today's sketch






And here is my creation.  This card came together pretty quickly.  I used scraps from a layout I created earlier in the month (may look familiar huh?)


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Adventure Joy Fun

I found this old picture of my now 18 year old daughter and couldn't wait to create a layout using it.  You sometimes forget how sweet and adorable they were before the "teen" years arrive lol.

I found this great sketch challenge over at Let's Get Sketchy and it is perfect for this photo.

Here is the sketch





And this is what I came up with
I used a distress ink on the edges of all the patterned paper and ran it across the background cardstock to add some depth.  It's so bright in my house right now (problems right?) that you can't really see that.

Dream

Hello! I am in the graduation mode at the moment.  My daughter just graduated high school and we are getting everything ready for a big party!  C an't wait.  So when I found this challenge over at Moving Along With The Times I couldn't wait to pull out my one and only graduation stamp and get crafting!! I paired it with a great sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday

Here is the sketch...
The challenge over at Moving Along With The Times is GRADUATION


This is what I came up with
I used an embossing folder on the background to create the caps and added a little sparkle with glitter washi tape and a little glitter cap.  Wish I would have thought of this when I was trying to come up with invites to the party!!

Shine Bright

Good morning! Welcome to another great sketch for Sketch~N~Scrap! I really enjoyed this one.  I searched for a photo and found this one of my son from when he graduated and couldn't wait to use it. 
Here is the sketch






And here is what I came up with.  It's hard to believe this was two years ago! He's going to be 20 soon and his sister just graduated.  Time goes by so fast!!




Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Turning 40

So, I'm a bit behind scrapping these photos of my hubby's 40th birthday dinner (he's going to be 42 this year) but truth be told I forgot I had them until today!! Oops.  Better late than never.

I found this great two page sketch challenge over at Let's Scrap and it's perfect for these photos.  Since I took them on my phone they are all facing the same way (not sure how that happened).

I love the simplicity of this layout.  So many different options!

Here is my layout






Thursday, May 25, 2017

HI Hottie!

Finally! Some much needed time in my craft room!  I've gotten two challenges for the design team I'm on done already and now to enjoy some challenges.  I used these two challenges for the card below.  What fun. I'm loving the colors from "Just Us Girls".  So summery and bright.  Maybe it'll bring some summery weather our way! The sketch I got from Freshly Made Sketches.



Here is what I came up with



Saturday, May 6, 2017

October 97 NSD5 5th bday bash

Hello! I hope you are enjoying the Sketch~N~Scrap Birthday bash!! This is our second installment in the sketch fun!  This layout came together quite easily for me.  It just poured out of me!!





Here is what I created.  I found these pictures from my oldest son's baptism (he'll be 20 in June!).  The lovely lady on the right is his Great Grandma, who we just lost last year so it makes finding these pictures bitter sweet.


Now it's your turn! Create your layout and load it to Sketch~N~Scrap!!



Friday, May 5, 2017

Your Invited

Good morning crafters! Here is another installment for the Sketch~N~Scrap design team.  This sketch was a lot of fun.  I think I finished this whole card in about 25 minutes.  The idea just flew out of my head. 


Here is what I came up with.  I showed it to my daughter and these are now going to be her invites to her high school graduation party! Thankfully I don't have to make to many as there was a lot of hand cutting and die cutting on this lol.

Supplies: cardstock, lacy border punch, lacy embossing folder, leaf dies, regarding dahlias stamp set~Stampin' Up!, ink~The Stamps of Life

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Here Comes Santa Claus NSD5 5th Bday bash

Welcome to our first NSD5 5th birthday bash sketch! So happy your here and I hope you'll play along through the whole month!!  I found this cute picture of my kids from long ago and just couldn't pass up the chance to use it with this great sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap. This was a fun layout to do. I love the circles in the background and love being able to pull out my circle stencils from Kiwi Lanes and create with them.


This is what I came up with