Monday, September 28, 2015

What a fun file.

A few months ago, SVG Cutting Files held a Minions blog hop and this is one of the free files that was gifted to all of us hoppers. Isn't this the cutest Dracula file ever! I smile every time that I look at it. The look of the card was created using my DT take on the sketch challenge at Let's Capture Our Memories. You will find the great PageMaps sketch below. I am going to enter this fun card in SVG Cutting Files fall challenge. My papers that I used are from My Minds Eye along with some Stampin' Up! punches to create my banner. 

I hope that you will have time this month to join in the fun.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 21, 2015

One Crazy Time in Life.

Until now, Aug. and Sept. have personally been pretty challenging. I cannot wait for the calm to present itself before the next series of storms. Each day, I just need to be thankful for being able to handle all of life's curve balls that were thrown my way and to appreciate all the help that I received from my family and friends. Having an amazing support system really helps. With this being said, I am super late at posting the two Let's Capture Our Memories card sketch challenges
from Aug, 29 and Sept. 12.

Here is the Aug, 29 sketch challenge:
I cased the stamped part of this card from my amazing friend Barbra Smith. Check out her 
Stampin' Up! blog for so many more ideas, She is the stamping Queen!

and here is my take on the Sept, 12 challenge:

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Time to Relax

Happy Saturday everyone. Today, for my Let's Capture Our Memories DT sketch challenge, I decided to use some of my punches and SVG cut files to create this under the sea card. My papers are a mixture of scraps that came out of my scrap bin. I even used Christmas paper for the gold background and the silver fishes. The SVG files is one of Mary's from svgcuts called Wet and Wild.

I hope that you will have some time to play along with this month sketch challenge. It is always a joy to see what others in the scrapping world create. 

Product list:
Let's Capture Our Memories: sketch challenge #130
Stampin' Up! and Martha Stewart: punches
svgcuts: svg files
Dollar Store: bling
Cardstock from my scrap bin

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Let's Capture Our Memories sketch 129

Wow, it's August and it's hot. It is the perfect day to stay inside and scrap. This card was an easy one to make...some layering and some fussy cutting along with a little stamping. In no time, I had this card in hand to give to my friend. Be sure to hop on over to Let's Capture our Memories to see what the others on the Design Team have created.

Here is Shirley's sketch to play with.

Product list:
Let's Capture Our Memories: Sketch 129
K&Company: printed cardstock
Stampin'Up!: gray cardstock

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Happy Saturday, which means it is time for the Let's Capture Our Memories sketch reveal. Today's sketch was created by Nicole Nowosad. It is a simple sketch that you can let your imagination runaway with. Wanting so badly to use this awesome SVG file that I got a while back from a SVG Cutting Files hop, I started creating this adorable Birthday card for my friend's son. The Happy Day collection by Simple Stories made this card so fun and festive. I hope that he will like it. 

Here is the sketch if you would like to play along for a chance to win a great prize. Also, be sure to take a look at all the eye candy that the LCOM design team created from the layout and card sketch. They will be sure to wow you.

On a quick note, SVG Cutting Files is have a Wonderland Blog Hop and they are giving away some free files along the way. I posted a link just in case you would like to hop along.

Product list:
Let's Capture our Memories: Card sketch 128
SVG Cutting Files: SVG file
Simple Stories:Printed cardstck and stickers

As always, thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Christmas in July

I can not believe that it is already July...where does the time go??? With that said, I could not resist to do a Christmas in July card with the new Let's Capture Our Memories Sketch challenge. Looking through my Christmas stash to find the perfect color combo and printed images, I decided to go with an Echo Park's collection called, "Happy Holidays". The fun tinsel ribbon is from Flomo. I think that it compliments this card nicely giving it a festive feel.

This fantastic sketch #127 was created by Nicole Nowosad

Be sure to play along this month. I would like to see your take on this sketch.

Product List:
Let's Capture Our Memories: Sketch #127 challenge
AC Cardstock: Solid cardstock
Echo Park: Pinted cardstock
Flomo: Tinsel ribbon

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Let's Capture Our Memories Challenge #126

I just graduated from a Cricut Expression to a Silhouette Cameo...Yippee for me! I was so excited to start cutting that I went on-line and found a free cutting files to make my Niece her graduation card. You can find this awesome file here. Oh my, what a difference between machines. I can't not wait to master the Cameo because the possibilities are endless.

Here is the playful sketch created by Lynn Lefebvre: I would love to see your take on it so, come join in the fun! 

Product List:
Let's Capture Our Memories: Challenge #126
Clever Someday: SVG file 
AC Cardstock: Cardstock
Stampin' Up!: ink, stamp, punch and die cut

Thanks for Looking!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Getting Ready for Father's Day!

Who is ready to join in the fun and play along with us at Let's Capture Our Memories??? 
I had a creative blast making this Father's Day card. My printed papers are from Fancy Pants, "Like Father, Like Son" collection. My circle was created by masking out a circle and then stamping the top in white on the black portion of the card and black on the gray. I then added some blue Stickles to make it pop.

Here is the sketch that was created by Lynn.

Remember, you can not win if you do not play!

Product list:
Let's Capture Our Memories: Challenge #125
Fancy Pants: Printed Cardstock
AC Cardstock: Black cardstock
Stampin' Up!: Punches, inks and stamps
Stickles: Glitter glue

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Are you ready for another Let's Capture Our Memories sketch challenge?...I am!
 I created this playful birthday card in honor of my son's birthday month. 
Not having a lot of down time, I grabbed my Simple Stories cardstock, some Sn@p! birthday cards and went to work. In no time, I had completed this challenge and now have a fun Birthday card in hand all ready to be gifted. 

Here is the sketch to play with,
The prize this month is a $10.00 shopping spree at The Let's Capture Our Memories on-line shop.

Product List:
Let's Capture Our Memories: Sketch #127
Simple Stories: Printed cardstock and Sn@p! birthday cards
AC  Cardstock: Brown cardstock
Misc: Bling from my stash

Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Team A May Week 1

Here is another winning sketch from Let's Get Sketchy. My papers and stickers that I used are from Echo Park. I fussy cut the flowers and bird. I then popped them up to give them some dimension. I am very pleased with the look.

Here is the great sketch created by Brenshevia Team A May Week 1

Product List:
Let's Get Sketchy: Team A May Week 1 challenge
Echo Park: Cardstock and stickers

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

LGS Team B May Week 2

I love how my layout turned out. It helps to have a great Let's Get Sketchy sketch to play with along with some fun Echo Park papers. It all came together rather quickly. 

Here is Shirley's Sketch:

Product list:
Echo Park: Printed cardstock
AC Cardstock: White cardstock

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

LCOM Sketch 123

It's time again, for a Let's Capture Our Memories sketch challenge. I found some old vintage cards that my Mom had saved so many years ago. As a little girl, I remember my Mother and her friend sitting at the table cutting apart cards like these and then paper piecing certain parts back together for a 2D effect. They would then frame the card and hang them on the wall for decoration. I thought that it would be fun to create a Mother's Day card using a few of them. At 92 years young, I wonder if my Mom will remember that this was one of  her cards from her craft stash. It will be interesting to see. 

Here is Shirley's fun card sketch 123.
 The May's prize is a $10.00 Let's Capture Our Memories store gift certificate. 

Product List:
Quality Crest: Vintage Cards
Stampin' Up!: Cardstock
Martha Stewart: Butterfly punch
Misc: Bling from my stash.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sketch-N-Scrap NSD Sketch

Sketch-N-Scrap is celebrating their 3rd Birthday. To celebrate, they are having a full month of challenges along with some prizes. My layout below is my take on their NSD sketch challenge. You have all month to play along if you would like to join in the fun!. For my page, I used used some cute papers the stickers from Echo Park. This sketch was so easy to work with.

Here is the sketch that was designed by Lisa.

For completing this challenge, you will get one entry to win the NSD prize as well as the monthly prize.
Please check their blog for details.

Here is what you are playing for: 

NSD Prize

May Prize

Products list:
Sketch-N-Sketch: challenge
Echo Park:cardstock and stickers
Bling: from my stash

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

LGS Team B April Week 2

I love my fun loving boys. I smile every time that I look at these playful photos. When I saw Shirley's sketch at Let's Get Sketchy, I knew right away that I needed to set aside some scrappy time today, I grabbed some cool Echo Park stickers and papers and started creating.

Here is a side view of my embellishments.

I also embossed some thin steel and then cut it apart and added some of the pieces to my page. I really like the cool effect.

 I glued the smaller steel pieces to the paper and stapled the larger ones in place.

Here is the great sketch created by Shirley if you would like to play along. 

Product List:
Echo Park: stickers and printed cardstock
AC Cardstock: white cardstock
Dollar Store: Bling
Stampin' Up!: stamp, embossing folder and ink

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

LGS Week 3

I had some time today to play with this great sketch that can be found at Let's Get Sketchy for the Team A Week 3 challenge. I always wanted to do a layout with a rainbow of color. I am loving the look so much, do not be surprised if  that is all you will see on my blog for a while. My paper collection is Beautiful Life by Echo Park and my butterflies were punched from a Martha Stewart punch.

Here is the great sketch by Laura Whitaker.

Product list:
Echo Park: printed cardstock and stickers
Martha Stewart: butterfly punch

Thank for looking!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

LCOM Sketch 121

Well, I have some exciting news to share with you today, I was asked to continue on as part of the Let's Capture Our Memories Design Team for another term, They are such an awesome group to design for. For this card, I made my banner using flowers, leaves and butterflies. My circle was stamped first and then cut out. I really love the pops of color in this card.

Here is Becky's Sketch to play with. I hope that you will get a chance to play along. 

Product List:
Stampin' Up!: stamps, punches, ink and paper
AC Cardstock: black cardstock
Me & My Big Idea: printed cardstock
Recollections: flowers

I also want to thank Becky from PageMaps for the Technique Tuesday stamps that I won. This set is awesome!!!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

My Goodness, How Time Flies When You Are Having Fun.

Can you believe that this is my last DT challenge for this term at LCOM. It was such a blast creating so many fun cards from all the great sketches that were provided. My card has a lot of fussy cutting going on...from the popped up flowers to the cool looking border. 

I hope that my card inspires you to play along with this great Laura Whitaker sketch. The prize this month is for a $10 gift certificate to Let's Capture Our Memories Store!

I am entering my card in two different challenges:
The Paper Girls ChallengePastel "EGGstravaganza"!!! I love the bright pastel colors in my card. 
It really makes my flowers pop.
Paper Issues Challenge: Eggs-cellent Add-ventures! This card was inspired by my spring garden. 
I love to plant pink and orange flowers. It is such a wonderful color combo.

Product List:
MME: Printed cardstock
AC Cardstock: Pink cardstock
Stampin' Up!: Stamp and punch
Dollar Store: Bling and yarn

Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 10, 2015

A Let's Get Sketchy Challenge.

It has been a while since I played in a Let's Get Sketchy Challenge. This was a great sketch to play with. I found this sweet Mother's Day card that my son made for me 20 something years ago. I felt that since it was my card, I could not resist but to flower and bling this page out. The Indie Chic paper collection from MME could not have been any more perfect too. I really love the beautiful color combo of this collection. I did a lot of fussy cutting with this page...the flowers, border and even the top and bottom edges.

Here is the Team A April Week 1 sketch if you would like to play along.

Product list:
MME: Cardstock, alpha stickers and embellishments
From my stash: Bling

Thanks for Looking!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

This morning, I think that I spotted the Easter Bunny hiding some eggs in my backyard!

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Better Late Than Never

It's time once again to sketch along at LCOM. 
Here is my take on the amazing sketch that was created by our own DT member, Shirley. I made this card for the family of one of my co-workers. My papers and all of the cut out embellishments are from DCWV, 

I hope that your will have time to create with us. Be sure to hop on over to the LCOM blog to be inspired by the other DT takes on this sketch too. 

Product List:
DCWV: cardstock
Martha Stewart: butterfly punch
All Night Media: stamp

Thanks for looking!