Monday, October 15, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Challenge #163

It's October 15th and that means a new sketch challenge has been posted at Sketch N Scrap! I really enjoyed creating this page of my son with a picture of him from 2004
Here is the sketch #163 created by Heather Hall that I used, it's sure to inspire you!
I decided to use one photo and in place of the second I used some layered die cuts & a puffy sticker. For the large circle element I used a Paper Issues free cut file that I converted to an SVG for my Cricut.  I love the little circles on the large circle and decided to place some buttons, puffy stickers & enamel dots sporadically around.  The papers are from my August Flavors of the Month Kit at The Scraproom using Simple Stories Lil' Dude papers, die cuts & puffy stickers.  I also used a Carta Bella 6x6 stencil & texture paste tinted black to place a few "x's" on the background, complementing the patterned paper used in the large banner:
Come join us at Sketch N Scrap to play along with this challenge and the others running this month.  You're sure to be inspired and might win a prize if you play along. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sketches in Thyme Sketch #344

I'm up on the blog at Sketches In Thyme with Sketch #344 by Bev Code!  Here is the beautiful sketch she created:
I periodically will work on my heritage albums, I have one for my father's side and one for my mother's side of the family.  They have been a work in progress for many, many years.  When I saw this sketch, I knew it would be perfect for photos I have for a set of paternal great-grandparents:
I am very fortunate to have so many heritage photos from both sides of my family.  I love that I have a photo of them when they were younger (I believe it was approximately 1880's) and also that they lived long lives and I have a second picture of them older (from the 1940's).  Even more special on this page is that I was able to use 3 buttons that used to be on a dress worn by her.  My mom was kind enough to label a little box of buttons & lace that were given to her by my father's older sister.  She passed them on to me, knowing I'd eventually find a use for them...and I did!  More information will be documented about them in a pocket page next to this page in my album.

Thanks for stopping by, and please jump over to Sketches In Thyme to play along with this sketch and the other fabulous sketch challenges running this month!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Sketch #2 for World Card Making Day at Sketch N Scrap

The card making inspiration continues this month for World Card Making Day at Sketch N Scrap! The next sketch was created by Heather Hall:
I turned the ovals into chevrons for my card.  Loved the stitching through the middle!
Thanks for stopping by, please come join us at Sketch N Scrap for lots of cardmaking inspiration this month!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

World Card Making Day Celebration at Sketch N Scrap

We're celebrating World Card Making Day at Sketch N Scrap this month! There will be a fun, inspirational sketch posted each week. Here's WCMD Sketch #1 created by Lisa Hidy:
I really enjoyed playing with this sketch!  I dug out one of my Sizzix Movers & Shapers dies for the label & wondered why I don't get it out & use it more!?  It's so cute & the perfect size for a card.  
I pulled out some Jen Hadfield Warm & Cozy 6x6 papers, and added a little twine & machine stitching.  Such a versatile design, I know I'll use it again & again!  Come on over to Sketch N Scrap and celebrate World Card Making Day with us, hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

September Blend A Sketch challenge at Scrap Our Stash

Scrap Our Stash has another fun Blend a Sketch challenge this month.  I really enjoyed playing along with last month's for the first time.  I like taking a bit of this and a bit of that and creating something with my own blended "sketch." Here's what I did for their September challenge:
And here's the challenge:
I used the oversized label element, and banners at the top from the sketch on the right, but used the photo placement and viewfinder element from the sketch on the left.  I also really loved the strip of glasses at the bottom of the left sketch and chose to incorporate a title cluster and paper strips there that includes the required flair for the challenge.

The "Love" I used for my title is a cut file from Lori Whitlock's SVG shop.  There are SO many SVG file images, I could just browse for hours!  Thanks for stopping by & looking!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Card Sketch #130 at Sketch N Scrap

There's a new sketch up on the blog over at Sketch N Scrap that is sure to inspire all of you creative card makers out there!
Here's the sketch I used to create this card, Sketch N Scrap #130 designed by Lisa Hidy:
  What a FUN sketch to work with, those strips are just perfect for using up scraps, or a 6x6 pad, and the placement of the floral elements is so eye-catching!
I decided to use up some scraps left over from a layout I made about a scrapbooking retreat.  There were just too many cute little embellies left over on the EP I'd Rather Be Crafting sticker sheet.  This will make a great birthday card for one of my crafty friends, with the sentiment stamped inside.  I also used a CTMH stamp called Created to Create as the background for the square element.  Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to join us at Sketch N Scrap to play along.  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Sketch Challenge #161

It's September 15th and that means the mid-month sketch challenge is up on the Sketch N Scrap blog!
I've met an incredible group of people in the past year with the Scrap N Roll scrapbooking retreats.  One of my long-time scrappy friends and I have enjoyed getting away and scrapping, participating in the fun and games, and just relaxing.  We've met some of the nicest ladies, it's always good to meet like-minded crafty ladies who "get it" when it comes to crafting! LOL  I used the Sketch N Scrap #161 sketch to document one of our get-aways:
Here's Heather Hall's awesome sketch that I used for this page, I was immediately drawn to the circle design:

This sketch was a lot of fun to work with because the circles in Heather's design created a perfect opportunity to layer embellishments and cluster....and if you know me, you know I LOVE a good cluster!
I decided to use my Wonky Circle die for the circle elements in the sketch design, I just love the stitched look on the edges. I mixed several different manufacturers on this page, starting with the floral base from Echo Park's I'd Rather Be Crafting line.  The blue background is a random sheet of Close to My Heart paper from my stash & I machine stitched a double border around the edge, in keeping with the "crafty" theme.  The chipboard embellies are from Simple Stories' Crafty Girl line, I just love those chipboard girls, so cute! I added some cardstock stickers from the EP line, the flowers and this adorable tape runner I layered under my title:
Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to go to Sketch N Scrap and play along with this sketch challenge and the others running this month!  You can win a terrific prize, but you have to play along for a chance to win, hope to see you there!