Saturday, November 29, 2014

November 15 Sketch Challenge over at Stuck?!

Today, I wanted to play along with one of Laura's Sketch. Her designs are always amazing.

Here is may take on her sketch. I am also going to through it into the hat for a chance to be a guest designer for her January 15th challenge. My papers, stickers and embellishments are from Fancy Pants Designs, True Friends collection. I am so loving the color combos of this collection.

 Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Scrap & Play Challenge #13/ Thankful

Here is the recipe challenge that I wanted to take on this morning.

Doesn't my Mom look great at 90 years of age? I can't wait to show her this layout because I really think that she is going to like it. I came across an old Stampin' Up! collection that included all of her favorite colors and I had just enough scraps paper to create my layers with.

T-3 flowers
H-Heart Boarder
A-AC Cardstock is my white paper
N-The number 90 on her cake
K-Knot in the center of the flowers
U-Upper Case Alphabet stickers

Products List:
Challenge: Scrap & Play
Cardstock and Twine: Stampin' Up!
Frame: MME
Punch: Martha Stewart
Alphabet Stickers: the girl's paperie

Thanks for looking!

Scrapping my Heart Away!

I am so behind with all the layouts and cards that I wanted to get done. Having an unstable internet for the past month did not help either. So today, I decided to work on some challenges.

The first challenge that did was The Paper Girl Challenge # 68. The challenge was to make and mail out a thank you card. I made this cute card for my friend Kel. I used this beautiful Brenda Walton swan die that I bought at the Sizzix parking lot sale.

Product List:
Sizzix: Die
AC Cardstock: White Cardstock
Daiso: Bling
Stampin' up!: Punch, Chalk and Stamp
DCWV: Card and Printed Paper
Recollections: Blue Flowers

The second challenge for today is a fall die cut challenge host by Stuck On U Sketches

I made is adorable pumpkin. You can find the file at SVGCUTS.

Product List:
DCWV: Paper for pumpkin and stem
AC Cardstock: Yellow cardstock 
Stampin' Up!: Paper for the green leaves

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

LCOM Sketch 99

I am so sorry that I am posting this so late. We were having an on going internet issues. Hopefully now, our internet connection will be fast and reliable because we switched to DSL Extreme.

 LCOM Sketch 99. Here is the wonderful card sketch created by Shirley Mascarina. Her sketches are always a lot of fun to play with.

Here is my take on this sketch. I am so loving Echo Parks color combo for this card. It really screams Christmas in July, doesn't it? My gold stars are confetti that I found in my stash. Each little star is hand glued. Boy did that take forever, but I really do like the look.. 

Product List:
Challenge: LCOM
Stampin' Up!: Circle punches and White Cardstock
Echo Park: Stickers and Printed Cards Stock from their Dear Santa Collection
Dollar Store: Pearls
My Stash: Gold Confetti Starts

I hope that I inspired you join in the fun and play along at Let's Capture Our Memories. The November prize is a $10.00 Gift Card to the Let's Capture Our Memories store.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Better late than never.

By now, everyone can see how I love to join in the die cut challenges at StuckOnUSketches. Even though this one is a Halloween challenge, it was still a lot of fun to create.

Wanting something fast and easy to make, I found this adorable Spiderweb Rosette at SVGCUTS. I added a spider to the center of the web that can be found in the extra files of that kit. 

Product info:
AC Cardstock: Black Cardstock
MME: Printed Cardstock
Dollar Store: Bling
From my stash: Yarn 

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

My First DT Reveal!

I am so excited to share with you my first DT card. It was inspired by the beautiful sketch that was created by Laura Whitaker at Let's Capture Our Memories. Her amazing sketches are always great to play with.

Can you believe that this card has over 70 punched leaves on it? Fall really must have been on my mind. I hand cut my chevrons and then sewed the vellum over the top to mute the green. I really like the finished result.

So, now it is you turn to play along. The November prize is a $10.00 gift certificate to Let's Capture Our Memories store

Product List:

Challenge Site: Let's Capture Our Memories.
Sketch Designer: Laura Whitaker
Stampin' Up!: White cardstock, tag punch, ink and doily.
Simple Stories: Green cardstock
Teresa Collins: Patterned paper
Recollection: Leaf punch
Sizzix: Vine Die
Dollar Store: Pearls
My Scrap bin: Vellum

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Love this!

Here is the beautiful sketch from Laura Whitaker that I took inspiration from. She always amazes me with her incredible sketch designs. She is also hosting a guest designer call for January. It would be a dream come true to be able to work with her and her amazing design team. Be sure to visit her blog Stuck?! Sketches to check out all of the eye candy!

I love this photo of my fur babies. Mia's little chicken legs just crack me up and B. Atty who put his paw to his face while he sleeps is simple adorable. Bonding the pair was so easy, 

My layout is also entered in the Child's Play Crossover Challenge. The photo inspiration came from the bear on the Jack-in the-Box with the blue sweater.

My list of items used for the recipe challenge was as follows:
Gold: Butterflies
Animal: My Rabbits in the photo
Something older than a year: My gold foil paper that is about 20 years old.
3 patterned paper: I used MME from the Indie Chic collection.
Bling: From Daiso

I also used Stampin' Up! punches and a blue Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Giving Thanks!

I wanted to take the time to give thanks to all the people who have created so many fun challenges each and every month. September seemed to be my lucky month. Look at how much loot I won.

Shirley, one of the DT members at Let's Get Sketchy sent me a $25.00 gift card to one of my favorite on-store. I won this for joining their blog hop.

I also won this from Valerie another DT member at Let's Get Sketchy. This was also from joining in the blog hop.

From Shirley, I received these adorable cards just for playing in her own blog sketch challenge. You should play along this month because everyone is a winner. Today, I found out that I won her October sketch challenge. How awesome for me! Thanks Shirley! 

 From Authentic, I won a bunch of brand new Life Cards for just leaving a comment on their blog.

From the Stuck On U Sketches blog hop I won me some new Fancy Pants.

From My Scraps & More Sketch, I won this cool paper collection by Studio Calico.

and from Let's Capture Our Memories, I won their September prize of  Scrapbook & Cards today. The best news of all is that I was asked to be part of their DT. Yippie for me!

So, I guess as the saying goes, It pays to play. It's a win win. You get to complete some scrapbook layouts, cards, decorations and gifts for yourself while having a chance to win an awesome prize.  I hope that you can join me in some of this months challenges.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

I found another great place to play.

I hope that everyone had a Happy Halloween. Even my rabbit got in the holiday spirit. He really spooked out his girl. It was very funny.

Wanting to play in the Paper Girl challenge #66 Anything Goes, I created this fun page from my new stash that I won from a challenge last month. The sketch that I created it from can be found at Creative Scrappers.   

My papers are from Simple Stories Say Cheese collection. My circle punches are Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking!