Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Alum Bank Tractor Ride

Good Morning if you are looking for the Sketch N Scrap post you'll find it here.

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style has a new challenge sketch this week:






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Great little sketch, I used it for the date card on my layout:
I used alot of bits from both the Simple Stories 24/7 collection and from my counterfeit kit last month: Geometric Splatter, I used a few of the 6X6 papers that I had in the kit. Lots of stickers from the 24/7 collection too.
This is the layout I created:
 This is the beginning page to the Tractor Ride we took with the Alum Bank Tractor Show. As you can see I'm with one of my friends Jack Horner on his tractor taking in the sights and getting pictures. But this layout was focus more around me as I'm not usually in the pictures but behind the camera taking pictures for the newsletter.
 I was a fun ride seeing the area and glad I could spend it seeing it from Jack's tractor instead of the wagon :)
My journaling pot I used the same paper that I used for my date card. This layout was also created for LOAD817Mini: Show us the fun that puts a smile on your face and makes you laugh, well the Turkey surely made me LOL that days.
Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation linked up over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style




Make Today Ridiculously Amazing LO for a Sketch n Scrap sketch challenge

Good morning and welcome to today's sketch challenge over at Sketch N Scrap. We have a fun sketch from Heather Hall:
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So much you can do with this fun layout. I created this layout:
 This layout came about from a crazy situation that happened last month when I purchased my new laptop. I used last month's counterfeit kit: Geometric Splatter for the background paper and the scattered embellishments. Went with Simple Stories 24/7 for the rest of the layout.
 A downsize journaling of the events that took place about this laptop, I could have wrote a whole 12X12 page about it :)
Included the packing slip I got with the computer, a picture of the laptop and the 1st picture I took with the web camera in the computer.
Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation linked up over at Sketch N Scrap
Also:

Sketch N Scrap's End Of Summer Crop



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Monday, August 14, 2017

So Cute Playing Together for a Use Your Stuff Challenge

This week's challenge over at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog is Challenge #275:  For the Love of Children: Got lots of pictures of the Grandkids to scrap, doing it one layout at a time

Our youngest grandsons, brothers they are, they do enjoy playing together.

This layout was made during Calvinball 2016. What makes Calvinball so fun is that there is rules to use to count the points for a layout, during the month the one with the most points will win bragging rights :) This is what I used for this layout. Using 15 different elements on a page, Use something in your stash that is at least two years old, Use patterned paper only on your page, Use your own handwriting - title or journaling, Using more than 5 pieces of patterned paper, Using 3 different fonts on one project, Use something shiny on your page - bling: silver triangle studs and star sequins, Use a dark background,
Points: 8 March 2016
 The journaling it was a facebook conversation I was having with Katherine
 Closeup of the middle sechion of the layout. I made this layout from the Demystifying Clustering Class from

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sketch N Scrap End of Summer Online Crop

Sketch N Scrap's End Of Summer Crop



Hello :) Are you ready for the weekend! Mine has finally begun and I plan to enjoy a bit of it in my scrap corner. What better way to have fun than to have it at a crop and your still have access to all your goodies in your room than at an online crop. It started today with a sketch and another sketch will be posted tomorrow. We'll have 2 more sketches posted next weekend.

Head on over to our Facebook events page here and join the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend, I plan too!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Hot Diggity Dog-Birthday Card for Funday Friday Challenge

Hello :) Thank goodness it's the weekend! Today is Funday Friday over at Jo's Scrap Shack and the theme is Anything Goes. Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo. I'm using their digi stamp: Big Puppy Love for my Birthday card:
 The inside of the card
How about this card for my big sister :) We both share love of animals and I'm thinking this may be a great card to give to her :) Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation linked up over at Jo's Scrap Shack
 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, August 11th  12:00AM

 Ends: Friday, August 18th    6:00PM
(Eastern time)
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your
challenge entry project, 
using the linky tool below. 
2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into
3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes
5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Aug. 18th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Aug.21st
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Summer Day for a Stick It Down Double Page Challenge

Hello and welcome :) It was a very busy but a very relaxing weekend too :) We went to a tractor show in Stoystown, PA, a small show but a fun show too :) We spent alot of Saturday checking out the area and seeing a couple of the local sites. We went and saw the Quecreek Mine Rescue Site, but we ended up missing quite a bit of it cause we didn't realized that we could walk around the actual grounds and there is a building that we didn't get to see. So I may take a jaunt down there on my own one day or we'll check it out next year when we're at Alum Bank Tractor Show. We also went to the Somerset Historical Center which was fantastic seeing the museum and the living history part of it too :) We had a great tour of the building by Jacob one of the tour guides so future layouts to come from this past weekend.
So this is the Double Page Sketch for this month at Stick It Down:
and this is the layout I created for this sketch:
These pictures have been around my craft desk a bit trying to decide how to scrap them and then I realized this layout is perfect for these pictures :) I used doilies for the circles in the sketch and some misting on my background paper. Our Great-Grandkids: the twins Reyn and Quinn and Waylon if a fantastic set of photos from last summer. The person that did the photo shoot really brought out some sweet facial expressions from the kids.
 The left side of the page is the girls :) I used last month's counterfeit kit: Geometric Splatter for my background paper and the project life card. I also used the glitter stars from that same kit. The rubons I used have been with the pictures since I decided to scrap them. The enamel dots are from a previous kit that I still have on my craft desk (which is in need a good clean off :)
 A project life card for the journaling. Sweet Quinn in the Salmon bow
 and cute little Reyn in the Pink bow ( a change of pace for her as she is usually in purple :)
 The right side of the layout has a picture of Waylon and a picture of all 3 together. I added the title of the layout to one of the doilies and some journaling about the one photo on the one doily.
 OMgosh this photo is so cute and so special too :)
A great picture of Waylon he is the best little Big Brother for these girls always helping out Mom with them :).
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation for the Double Page layout this month linked up over at Stick It Down.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sleepy Buddy for a Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to a new week's challenge over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook challenges
All About Animals - In The House. You are to Include a house pet/animal on your layout (dogs, cats, rabbit, hamster, snake, turtle, etc.) This can be in the photos, stickers/embellishments, or in the paper. Well our house is home to our Buddy dog :) Buddy gives me all kinds of reasons to scrap about him there a few coming up soon, but this is one of my favorites of Buddy the way he sleeps. To me it looks uncomfortable for him he likes it:
Sleepy Buddy: I really don't know how that is comfortable but he seems to like to sleep that way :) I think I woke him up with the flash of the camera.
This layout was created last year for Calvinball :) I didn't get a chance to play this year got a cold and just never was able to get caught up. My points that I had earned for the layout during Calvinball 2016: Scrap with scraps, Use something in your stash that is at least two years old, Use patterned paper only on your page, Create a monochromatic page (everything has orange), Use your own handwriting - title or journaling, Scrapbook your pet, Using 3 different fonts on one project, Use something shiny on your page - micro-beads in the 2 flowers, Use a dark background. points: 10
It's an interesting way to scrap and gets you using your old stash.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Merry and Bright Plaid card for Funday Friday Challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) Today is Funday Friday over at Jo's Scrap Shack and with the theme of Anything Goes with a Twist to use Vellum on your project some where. Our sponsor for this week's challenge is Little Blue Button Stamps. I created this cute Christmas card using Little Blue Button Stamps digital Christmas Sentiments – printable art tiles designs
A perfect addition to your Christmas Cards and they are cool for printing out when you want to do lots of cards to send out at Christmas time :)There is a set of 5 different sentiments in this set.
 My vellum is the blue snowflake print behind the blue doily using the blue of the print of the digi stamp for my inspiration. Bring out the bowl of poinsettias with the plaid background mat and the red and greed snowflakes
Another view of the card. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see your creation linked up over at Jo's Scrap Shack
    Starts: Friday, July 28th   12:00AM
   Ends:  Friday, Aug. 04th     6:00PM
(Eastern time)
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your
challenge entry project, 
using the linky tool below. 
2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into
3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes
5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Aug. 04th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Aug. 07th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Warm Wishes for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good morning and welcome to today's Sketch N Scrap's card sketch challenge:
 
Isn't this just a cool sketch :)
This is the card I created using the sketch:
A fun Christmas card :) Thanks for stopping by. I got part of the inside of the card done but not completely.
Don't for get the party going on over at the crop over on Facebook
Sketch N Scrap Facebook Events page. Sketch N Scrap's Sizzlin' Summer Crop starts this Saturday, July 15th over on our Facebook Events page and you have until August 2nd to join in the fun! Another great prize giveaway here too for one lucky winner you got to play along to have a chance to win :)

Monday, July 17, 2017

My July Counterfeit Kit for the Challenge

Hello :) I guess if I'm going to play along with this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge I had better get it put together and posted. My goal this month was Christmas in July, but I also want to do some other layouts too besides Christmas so this kit is perfect for those layouts :)

Here is Geometric Splatter

Our inspiration came from the Walden Pond kit from August 2016 at Cocoa Daisy.
 
Very bright colors and very summer colors too plus lots of shapes.
I grabbed most of my 12 X 12 papers from my 100 pattern paper pile (trying to whittling through that). I also went to my 6X6 paper pads and my 4X6 paper pads for papers that resembled some of the inspirational kit. Lots of scraps and the cardstock and word stickers is CTMH that are in the same colors as the kit.
 I just grabbed my buttons container, some thread that I want to get used, my container of miscellaneous pieces that get thrown in occasionally, some glitter stickers in the same color and some tags I had out from last month's kit.
 My alphas & words: Some vellum or close to vellum, a sticker sheet with words and letters, 2 more fun alphas and Tim Holtz  Chit Chat stickers
 Washi tape and ribbon
 and I also added a pack of project life cards as I have lots and lots of these and should start using them up :) Clearance sales always draws me into these things :)
 Thanks for stopping by today to see what I'm up too and it would be cool of you wanted to join in and play along :)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Wander for a Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) Worked the night shift last night a mandatory thing so a short weekend for me :) We have a new challenge for you this week over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook challenges, Lauren has asked us to Use a BIG title to document our BIG adventure.
This is a glittery big title for a big adventure around our Historic Downtown, a fun adventure for me down memory lane where I grew up and to learn more about my home town. I'll be on another walking tour next week too done by our local library so another fun adventure.
I used a fun title from Shimelle's line Go Now Go. This was created from LOAD517 Day 23:
Prompt:
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – 1986
What would you do with a whole day off?
This is what I did:
I don't get to many Saturdays off so I took advantage of the day and did somethings in the morning with Dave, but in the afternoon I went off on my own for awhile. A walking tour of out local Downtown. We have a rich history in Williamsport, PA and it was cool to take a day off and check out the walking tour of the old buildings that are Downtown. Growing up here I certainly appreciate seeing glimpses of my childhood with in the buildings that in itself could tell a story of a memory from the buildings. Old buildings and some new fixtures with in Downtown Williamsport made the tour very interesting. A lot more layouts from this tour to come as I scrap it.
 My tour guide, a self guided tour through Historic Downtown Williamsport, PA
 My journaling
       This was cool to find along the way and a story to tell in another layout. The building across the street had that fun mural on it too. There is alot more to this adventure to come lots of photos to scrap.
I look forward to seeing what you create for this fun challenge over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge blog.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

GrandPa's Helpers for a Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style Sketch Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the 2nd post of the day today :) This is for Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style and the sketch we are working with this week is:
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The card I created with this sketch is:
 Since adding it to the layout I modified it just a bit adding thread and a gold glitter heart to replace one of the round stickers.
 A photo op with Grandpa and the grandkids :) As they each got their pumpkin done I got a picture of them with Dave. A fun family layout. This is one of a series of layouts I've done for the pictures of that day. I've got 2 more to do to finish them off :) The layouts for this series of photos I've been working with my counterfeit kit: Falltoberfest.
 Pap with Astacia (the oldest and was a Junior in this photo)
 Avery with Pap OMgosh he was just turning 13 almost as tall as Pap who is 6'4". I think he may get as tall as his Dad who is 6'7".
 Pap with the youngest of the group AJ (Albert Jr.) See the modifications with the thread and the glittery heart. That circle sticker just wasn't working for me.
Elias with Pap and Isabelle with Pap. Love that they all got a picture with Dave, Grandpa's Helpers :)
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation with this fun sketch over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style.

Good Eats for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good morning and welcome to the mid-month sketch layout challenge over at Sketch ~N~ Scrap :) Today we have a really interesting sketch that could go many different ways depending on how you scrap :)
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This is the layout I created with this fun sketch:
 A night out with the hubby going to Sam's Club and hitting the Mall for the JC Penney closing sale we thought we would go down on Third Street and eat at the Mexican Restaurant, but when I seen this restaurant I said lets try this tonight :) We haven't ate there before, why? I have no idea but we know we'll be going back sometime the food was great :) I used 3 pieces of paper from my 100 Pattern Paper Pile.
 I used one of the circles for my journaling
I used lots of memorbilia from the resturant, grabbing a business card, the fortune cookie package I got and Dave and I's fortune. With being a scrapper I thought mine was very fitting and Dave had a fun one too.  I hope to see your creation linked up over at Sketch N Scrap, there is a really cool prize this month up for grabs :)
Another announcement is that we are going to have more crops and fun things happening over at the Sketch N Scrap Facebook Events page. Sketch N Scrap's Sizzlin' Summer Crop starts this Saturday, July 15th over on our Facebook Events page and you have until August 2nd to join in the fun! Another great prize giveaway here too for one lucky winner you got to play along to have a chance to win :)