Sunday, February 7, 2016

Park Hotel LO for Lasting Memories challenge

If you are looking for my Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style post you can find it here

Today is also a new week and a new challenge over at Lasting Memories :) This layout came about from LOAD5 prompt which was Landmark and the color challenge for this week over at Lasting Memories.
I used sketch #231 over at Simple Scrappers for inspiration :) as a member I have access to older sketches :) We recently went into this building for a model train expo so I knew this would be the first landmark I would do for our area. One of the oldest building in our are and it covers our lumber era heritage as well as our railroad history. I was surprised at some of the information I researched today about the hotel.

 Lasting Memories Challenge

And to get on with our next challenge this month... we are focusing on "THE BLUES."  Here is our second color combo with a one new color twist.  Love what we are seeing so far!!
LM 279
 This is the color challenge this week :) Thank goodness my Brighter Year Ahead Counterfeit kit had all those blues in it :) That is where I came up with my papers for my layout. Yep :) I'm still working through last month's kit :) Tomorrow is looking to be a fine day to gather up my kit for this month :)
This inspiration picture has such a beachy feel to it and just may be the way you go about doing the challenge, but I went just with the colors for my layout, LOAD takes priority over the subject matter for the layout :)
 The journaling was what I researched on the internet about the Hotel. I did that in Word and printed it out on Lt blue printer paper (looks more blue in person than here in the photo.) I used a scrap of the navy w/white stars paper and my MS punch for the swirly doily edge and added the red stars from the red paper I used on the top of the layout.
I found these 2 photos on the internet of what it looked like in the early days. the other 4 pictures are from what I took when we were there in November 2015. Since this layout is about the Hotel as a Landmark I just used the date of the LOAD prompt (the date I created it) and just noticed I have the wrong year there and just now changed it :) Other than the the missing 2 floors the building hasn't really changed all that much. It's a beautiful old building.
I enjoyed doing this layout and I also learned a bit about my local town history. I have a funny feeling that this month's LOAD is going to be doing a few layouts of my town's history and thinking it just may be a good subject to cover for future generations to see :)
Well I had a great day yesterday at the crop, I did 6 layouts 2 double page layouts and 2 single page layouts. The 1st post I did today was 1 set of the 2 double page layouts :) Lots of blogging this week :) Until then thank you for stopping by and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world.  I hope to see you "The Blues" creations real soon over at Lasting Memories

Scare Up Some Fun Card

Wow it's been a busy weekend! Hi you all, bit late posting today but I got it going on now :) There will be 2 posts today for 2 different challenges. Today is my turn over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style and we got a dandy sketch to work with this week. My card:
This card was so much fun to create :) The base is from an old scrapbook calendar and it had this fun frame. I fussy cut it out and then added the needed details for a sweet title card for my 2 page layout. Old and newer stash was used for the card :) This week's sketch:
Sketch #13 by our wonderful, Shawn Lahr.....
 The 2 page layout I made using the card:
A few close ups of the layout:
 The left side has Sabrina and little Waylon on the layout all decked out and ready to go trick or treating :) I made this fun cricut cut for a swap a few years back :) Really can't remember what cartridge it's on, but with the green of the card I thought it made for a fun spot on the layout :) Arrows stickers, the transparency, sequins and yellow enamel dots from SU seasonal PL cards from 2 years ago :) The shiny purple borders are from a Dazzles monthly club from a few years ago. Lots of old papers from my stash used here for the layout and the splatters well that is Heidi Swapp citron color shine I just got this year for Christmas :) All these papers were together for a older Counterfeit kit thinking November 2014, but the washi tape that was in last month's kit :)
This side holds all the rest of the photos :) Brandon (he did a fantstic job with his costume :), Brandon and Tessa together. Albert's kids: Elias, AJ, Isabelle and a friend of her's, and Avery :) They all look fantastic :) Lots of goodies scattered around the page too.

I just had a blast creating this layout. I used a sketch from my Page Maps book, I was a crop and I made sure to take it along :) and just about all the layouts I did at the crop is Halloween related :)
Thank you for stopping by and we hope to see your creativity over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style a challenge site dedicated to PL style cards with weekly sketches you got a chance to win this:
Join us this month and you could win this fabulous Instalife album!
You have until February 29, 2016 to enter! 

Friday, February 5, 2016

HO HO HO Sketch Challenge for Funday Friday :)

Hi You All :) and welcome to my blog :) Today's challenge over at Funday Friday over at Jo's Scrap Shack is a Sketch Challenge. Today we welcome a brand new sponsor, Scrappers Delights ! We are pleased to have you as our sponsor and are excited to work with your stamps! Thank you for sponsoring Jo's Scrap Shack!  So I chose a Christmas stamp for my card:
I cut the stamp down just a wee bit to match with the sketch:

I also turned the sketch to work with the stamp :) Love how the card worked out this way and gave it a nice vintage style took with coloring it with glittery gel pens :) Found out they don't last forever and get them used up!
http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=110_127&products_id=795
Here is the original stamp
 A close up of the stamp :)
 The inside of the card :) I used some of the Christmas products from my December counterfeit kit :) Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your weekend :) I've got a crop that I'm going to tomorrow so thinking it'll be a good weekend :)
Our Sponsor this week is:
Scrapper's Delights
  The winner will win 3 digital stamps of their choice!

 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, Feb. 05th 12:00AM

Ends:  Friday, Feb. 12th  6:00PM
(Eastern time)
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Feb. 12th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Feb. 15th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Let LOAD216 Begin :)

Good Morning to you :) This is my first layout for LOAD216, it will be a very scrappy month for me :) The prompt for this layout was a Color challenge and the colors came from the Neitherlands flag which is Red/ White/Blue. (Yesterday) When I heard the prompt today and the colors the 1st thing I thought of was the colors of our flag and that made me think of men in my family that have served, that lead me to my cousin :) I just recently printed this picture with the anticipation of scrapping it and this 1st prompt is the perfect time to do so :) Very proud of my cousin and to all the men, women and dogs that serve our country :)
The creative inspiration of this layout came from the current sketch over at Memory Nest:




I knew this would be a great sketch for the layout :)
 My cousin Mike (Mikey as I remember calling him growing up :) He is my favorite Aunt's middle son, a year? or 2 younger than me :) his older brother and I are he same age. You know that saying your first friends are your cousins and that is so true! Tommy, Mike's older brother also served, but today and this layout is dedicated to Mikey :) I found the patriotic paper for this layout fairly quickly and just happen across the branding strip I used for the border that I though fit well with the layout. I cut off 2 of the other words and used it about the layout.
 To me Mikey is a hero as is all the Men, Women and Dogs that serve out country so it was the right title for the layout and these red with white stars chipboard letters were perfect for the title
Now this journal spot came from one of the cut apart sheets from last month's counterfeit kit, Brighter Year Ahead. With it being LOAD month I just carried over what was left of the kit to be finished off this month :) and as for my goals last month, I was just a bit short: I did  Layouts: 9  Cards: 12 (My goal was: 15 layouts and a goal to make 13 cards:) Not to bad though :) This month I don't think I'll have any trouble reaching my goal of 29 layouts :) Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I'm up too in my little corner of the world :)




Sunday, January 31, 2016

Good Eats Layout for Lasting Memories challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) I hope your weekend has been going well :) I've had another successful organizing day in my craftroom yesterday :) I got through 3 more boxes of stuff! Lots of future layouts seem to have been in the box that I now have in my future projects box. I have a box and a bag of memorabilia that I'm not sure where I'm going to put them or how to organize them :) Guess an hour or 2 of looking on the internet might help. But anyways.... This month's theme over at Lasting Memories is The Blues and each week's challenge is based off the mood board. Here is the layout I created from that mood board
It's getting harder to find 1 page sketch challenges that include alot of photos, so glad when I came across this one over at Scrapbook Challenges: Sketch :466


The one thing I did change up on the sketch was the one picture being closer, just to me Buddy needs to be closer to the food that is the way he is in the kitchen and there is no blocking this dog's view :)
So the challenge this month our theme is
"The Blues"
Each week we will give you a colour pallette to use but the main colour will be blue. We can't wait to see what you do this month!! Here's your first challenge pallette
My layout was created from the variety of blues and some neutrals to that was in the picture leading up to the white in the icing of the cake.
This is the process of my husband making Chinese :) While he is cutting the meat he has ample protection if any of them attach him :) Buddy is always close on hand.
A picture of the final dish :) I did some fussy cutting for this layout the blue foil heart came from a PL card.
The journaling :) Dave has never used a recipe for his cooking and so there is never a same meal twice. 'Good Eatin'
It's going to be an interesting month to scrap with the mood boards, it's not something I'm accustom to the way I scrap so I get to stretch myself a bit this coming month. Just gotta hope that there is some blues in next month's Counterfeit kit :) But then I can finish out this month's kit next month and not worry about it :) I used most of my current kit for my layout and a few things I found while organizing/cleaning my room :) Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world :) We would love to see your creation this month too :)










Friday, January 29, 2016

A Butterfly Happy Birthday Card for Funday Friday

Hi you all :) Yay for Friday! Today is the first day for a long weekend and hoping to get some crafting done besides some organizing too :) I've got a few pictures separated out for layouts to do and want to make a few quick cards also :)  But first we need to address:
It's Funday Friday! Today the theme is Anything Goes over at Jo's Scrap Shack
and the sponsors for this week's challenge  are Sami Stamps Shop she is a new sponsor so lets give her a warm welcome and visit her store :) &  Little Blue Button Stamps.
I got to do one of Sami Stamps Shop stamp's. I chose the Butterfly 3 for my card
The card base and lots of the elements on the card comes from my current counterfeit kit.
This beautiful stamp from Sami's is so cute I heat embossed some of the detail spots in the butterfly and added the Wink of Stella brushes Glitter Blue and Glitter Silver to color up the butterfly. Dirtied up the edges with Mustard Seed Distressed Ink. So glittery in person really hard to see it on the photo :)
I brought alot of the same elements to the inside of the card, with a cute sentiment from CTMH Card Chatter (Birthday) and inked with Indian Corn Blue. Used up the scraps of this pink paper on this card :) Thanks for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up too and I hope to see what you created real soon :)
    Starts: Friday, Jan. 29 12:00AM

Ends:  Friday, Feb. 05  6:00PM
(Eastern time)
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Feb. 05th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Feb. 08th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
 
 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Heart Shape Cards

Hello :) I had an order to do a couple cards from one of my coworkers. One for his fiancée and one for his daughter. He wanted them both personalized so I had fun once again with the sketch pens :) May have to start using these for some fun details on other projects :) I used a heart file for my cameo and in the software I duplicated the heart and welded together to make the card base. So both card bases came from my current counterfeit kit and worked out well for the cards:
His fiancée's was in the purplish and pink card and added some glittery pink hearts :)
 The inside of the card, with the chosen sentiment that I got to work with in the heart. This came about from me trying to draw freehand in my silhouette software and use the heart shape for a cutout to cut the printed paper by hand in the right spot. So glad it worked out as well as it did :)
For his daughter I went with the blue tones:
 I really like the way the blues of the cardstock, the pattern paper and the sketch pen worked together. I found these 3 glittery clear stars on a sticker set that I may be able to finish up real soon when I come across the pictures I want to use with it first :) Thinking I already have them printed.
The inside sentiment, I did the same technique as I did for the above heart. Yep an enjoyable project and my counterfeit kit had just the right paper for the cards. 

As we are getting down to the end of the month, I have been working really hard on my goals for January and getting so close on some and so faraway on others, that I'll be crafting quite a bit over the next few days :) This also gives me insight to what I can do and can't for my crafty goals in the near future. The craft room well that may need another month to finish it up, but I had made some excellent headway last weekend and working on it Saturday again may get it just that much closer to getting finished up :) Have an enjoyable rest of the day and thank you for stopping by and seeing the view from my little corner of the world :)