Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #148

Hi everybody! Thanks for stopping by, I have a new card sketch to share with you designed by Lisa Hidy for Sketch N Scrap!
I really like the design of this sketch, especially the large layer that is split and decided to pull out an old Movers and Shapers large postage stamp die to use:
I cut two dies, one with patterned paper and the other white, then simply layered them on top of each other to achieve the split design.  I separated them with a piece of washi backed by white cardstock.  Papers and die cuts are from Jillibean Soup's Spoonful of Soul collection. The sentiment stamp is one of my favorites from Close to My Heart & I also used CTMH Juniper ink with it.
Hope you are as inspired by this sketch as I was and that you come by and play along with us at Sketch N Scrap!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sketch N Scrap Layout Sketch #179

Hi there scrappy friends! There's a brand new sketch up at Sketch N Scrap today and I had SO much fun creating with it:
And here's the fabulous sketch, designed by Heather Hall for Sketch N Scrap:
There's so much I love about this sketch, first the use of 3 photos.  For the large photo I decided to use a square because this particular picture just looked better as a square.  I just love these pics I took of my son in our back yard many years ago.  I'm feeling nostalgic now that he's just graduated from high school and scrapping some old pics LOL

I also love the use of the large element on the left. I immediately thought "CLUSTER" when I saw it & pulled out some of my favorite embellishments to create my cluster.  I'm really trying to challenge myself lately to do 2 things when I create a layout...1. pull out stash! The camera is from an old SS line and the chipboard is EP Pinstripes.  I initially planned to use enamel dots but pulled the Studio Calico tiny wood stars out & used them where I normally would put dots. #STASHBUSTING  The other thing I'm trying to challenge myself to do on each layout is to use something I just HAD to have and yet it sits in my craft room unused like a tool, die, stamp, etc.  On this layout I pulled out a set of CTMH border stamps and used the arrows on the tag.  I'm SO glad I did!

Yet another thing I love about this sketch is the use of patterned paper.  I had one full sheet from the Simple Stories Lil' Dude collection left and it was all I needed for this layout.  After cutting the large layer with the arrows side I was able to cut two strips of the polka dot side.  By tucking them in on each side it looks like another large layer.

I hope you find this sketch as inspiring to work with as I did and that you come on over to Sketch N Scrap and play along. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #505

Hi there! Today I'm sharing a card with you that I made with this week's card sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
And here's the sketch, #505:
You can see that I turned the sketch on it's side. One of the TMS designers turned it this direction and I really liked how her card turned out, so I did the same. I also was able to use the Photoplay phrase ticket for my sentiment by turning the sketch.

This one was a challenge for sure, as evidenced by all of the containers of scrappy stuff opened and scattered throughout my room!   I was trying to find just the right item for the fun half circle pattern on the sketch, and settled on the two leaf die cuts from an old Fancy Pants die cut pack.  I also used two layered flower die cuts from the same pack, popping up the smaller one with a piece of foam.  I wanted to add some additional little touches by using my white pen on the leaves and a few Robin's Nest dew drops.
The patterned papers are from Photoplay's Belle Fleur line.  Glad I was able to take time on this rainy Saturday morning to play along with Tuesday Morning Sketches! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Sketch N Scrap Layout Sketch #177

Hi scrappy friends! Thanks for stopping by to check out the latest Sketch N Scrap sketch up on the blog!  Heather Hall designed this fantastic sketch for us this month:
And here's my take on it:
The "blank slate" look to Heather's sketch really appealed to me.  I love the clean lines & banners, and also decided to add a tag/embellishment cluster at the top for balance since my title is much smaller.

I really dug out some old papers and pictures for this one! One of my favorite EP lines is hands down their Pinstripes boys line.  I snagged some marked down chipboard at last years Expo & have only bits of scraps left. I used a scrap of grid paper from an old SS summer line, too, and dug into my stash of journal cards (Maya Road) and wood veneer (Studio Calico & Kaisercraft).  Feels good to use up some stash on this!

Hope you are as inspired to use this sketch as I was, come on over to Sketch N Scrap & join in on the challenges! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Sketches In Thyme Challenge #372

Hi everybody! It's the 14th of the month, and that means I'm up on the Sketches In Thyme blog.  Here's my creation for this week's challenge:
And here's the sketch, designed by Miyuki Kawakami:
I used Carta Bella's new Baseball line on this, with an OLD piece of Kaisercraft grid for the background. When I first saw this sketch, I knew I wanted to use baseballs for those large circles. I cut 3 with my Cricut, then used so many of the fun elements from Carta Bella's sticker sheet and some old Prima All Star brads to add some finishing touches:

Hope you come on over to the Sketches In Thyme blog and check out this and the other challenges we have running in May! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #145

Hi everybody! There's a fantastic new card sketch up on the Sketch N Scrap blog, designed by Heather Hall:
This sketch was so much fun to work with! I love the scallop border and fun banners and decided to make a thank you card with it:

I pulled out some scraps from Pebbles' Along The Way line and cut the pretty scallop using an old Sizzix border die.  The stamp is from CTMH and the cute little butterfly is a Waffle Flower die.  Just a few Kaisercraft black pearls & it all came together so quickly! This is a versatile sketch that I know I'll use again & again!  

Hope you find this sketch to be as inspirational as I did and that you join us over at Sketch N Scrap to play along!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

National Scrapbook Day 2019 at Sketch N Scrap!

HAPPY National Scrapbook Day to all of my fellow crafters out there!!   I try to plan ahead and "block out" NSD every year and hide in my craft room....some years it works, others not so much LOL  Hope you find time to celebrate with some crafting today, and if so please come check out all of the inspiration at Sketch N Scrap!  I created a layout using a sketch designed by Lisa Hidy especially for NSD 2019:
And here's Lisa's sketch, don't you love it!?:
I used Simple Stories' new Spring Farmhouse line on this page, with a piece of wood grain from Ella & Viv.  Photos are of my Mom and sweet little grand-niece.  I don't often get a chance to make a "girly" layout, so I was so excited to scrap pics of this precious little sweetheart! There are so many fun elements on the Spring Farmhouse sticker sheet, perfect for layering. I also added a little machine stitching around the borders:
This sketch is only one of the challenges running all month long over at Sketch N Scrap, there are more layout and card sketches....come on over and play along!  Don't forget about our Facebook Birthday Bash, too!  Hope to see you there!