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 :)



Friday, July 14, 2017

Joy Card for a Funday Friday Challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) It's been a bit crazy this week with work, we've had the line I work on got modified and we are getting use to the pace and the issues that fall into that :) But chugging right along I did get a chance to get crafty a bit this week and this is one of the things I created. A Christmas Card for this week's Anything Goes challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack for Funday Friday. Our sponsors this week is Bugaboo and Little Blue Button Stamps. I created this card using the BUGSPLJANGEL peace love joy angel digital stamp
  Love this overall stamp for the front of the card. Using my markers and some Gold and Silver wink of stella pens to give it some glitter :)
 Another angle of the card
 The inside of the card :) Ready to go in the mail in December.
Thank you for stopping by today and there is 2 weeks left in the month just enough time yet to work on my Christmas in July goals :)
Looking forward to seeing what you create for this fun challenge.
 So make sure to play along this week~
    Starts: Friday, July 14th    12:00AM

   Ends:  Friday, July 21st    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 July 21st by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of July 24th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Nothern Flicker-UYS challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) This week's challenge over at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog is All Creatures Great and Small - Create a project with an animal on it...it could be the photo, the DP that you use, or some sort of embellishment. I have created alot of Bird layouts since I love Bird Watching and this is one I made during LOAD:
 From LOAD517 Day 3:
Prompt:
The Jazz Singer (talkies) – 1927
All the words! Tell a big story with lots of words in the journaling OR tell the story of a sound or quote you often hear.
I used alot of words in a variety of ways on my layout to tell the story.
I had used my April counterfeit kit: Spring Garden for this layout :) I think I found the inspiration for this layout on pinterest. Grabbing a piece of Cardstock (don't use often enough anymore) from my stash. I had fun creating the layout in a grid format with pictures and cutapart cards.
My journaling:
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation of All Creatures Great and Small over at Use Your Stuff Blog


Sunday, July 9, 2017

July 4 2017 Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to a new challenge week over at Lasting Memories. Our theme for July is - Summer Adventures - and for this week's challenge, Natalie is challenging us to scrap our 4th Of July adventures!

LM #352 - Scrap that 4th of July adventure!

We want you to show us your 4th of July adventure! If you didn't have an adventurous American holiday or are not American, show some red, white, and blue. or show some sparkle in your layout.
This is just a bit of this 4th of July:
I got to use a fun project life card that I found online a long time ago on my layout, I try to use this same card for a facebook post each year. I make sure to get a photo of the flag and a photo of myself in front of the flag. This year Buddy found some shade under the flag so a nice photo op for his picture.
I used the current sketch from Let's Get Sketchy for my layout inspiration:
 from their mood board I used the flag part of the board for my inspiration for this layout.
 This is my journaling for the layout, handwritten which is a normal for me on a layout made for an easy challenge entry over at Challenge YOUrself. for challenge #43.
 Had fun adding some twine to the layout, the number for the year and the red, white and blue matches the Tic Tac Toe challenge using the top row over at Scrap Our Stash challenge blog
Our Buddy enjoying a bit of the shade under the flag. Love using the red, white, blue ribbon on the layout and the little cluster as in the sketch. I've got a few more photos from the 4th to scrap yet this month.
Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your layout to this fun challenge linked up over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook challenge.


Friday, June 30, 2017

Whimsy Flower Happy Birthday

Good Morning and WOW the last day of June! Where the heck did June go! Been quiet this month and most of my plans for crafting this month has fizzled out, but I did get a few accomplished. Summer seems to do that for me, making more memories than scrapping them I guess. But looking towards July and some Christmas in July stuff and getting some cards done and working on past Christmas' Dec Dailys is planned when time lets me :) Just a heads up on what you might see next month. But we still have one final day in June and it's a Funday Friday!
This week is Always Anything Goes over at Jos Scrap Shack and our Sponsors are Little Blue Button Stamps and Bugaboo Stamps. I had this cool Whimsy Flower Digi Stamp for my creation from Little Blue Button Stamps:
 I colored it with Bic markers and some glaze pens too. I used the sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for my card, really cute sketch:
Just a cool card to play with. I used scraps from last month's counterfeit kit: Nature's Party for my card.The inside of the card:
Thank you for stopping by today and I wish you a fantastic day today :)
    Starts: Friday, June 30th   12:00AM
   Ends:  Friday, July 7th     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 July 7th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of July 10th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Unavailable Today - Road Trip LO for a Use Your Stuff Challenge

Good Day :) today I'm the hostess of this week's challenge over at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog. My husband and I often take Road Trips, some times close to home and other times a few hours from home. MY challenge is layout or a card of A Road Trip! Vacation layout or card. For the card I'm pretty easy and would let it be a vehicle on it too for the meaning of road or trip :) or and Home sweet Home card for getting home from a trip. Just have fun with it. Here is my layout from one of Road Trips my hubby and I took most recently:
We did have a blast this trip :) Thought we were going to get rained on but it did stay away most of the trip. After visiting the Vistor's Center in the area, Dave thought we had a bit of extra time, thinking we were going to see everything we wanted to see in just a few hours, so suggested seeing this Flea Market. Wow was it huge! We spent a couple of hours there. In the long run we did miss a few of the things I wanted to see, but glad we took in the flea market and now we have a reason to go back down next year.
I used my current counterfeit kit: Sweet Summertime and the foundation page came from my 100 Pattern Paper Challenge pile. I also went to Scrap Our Stash challenge for some help getting my layout together using their current sketch challenge and word challenge:
 
 S-Striped Paper, U-Unavailable Today (title starting whit a U), M-Martha Stewart border punch. M-Mist, E-Enamel Dots, R-Ric Rac. Love the triangles on the layout pointing your eye throught the layout and the fun neutral paper I used in the pattern has arrows pointing all 4 directions like the way you walk around a flea market :)
 Journaling
 Fun cluster and a cool selfie of us
That title a bit low key but the only alphas in my kit that had lots of  'a' in it. I had fun adding alot of word stickers and cuts to the layout too :) A cool place to check out if your ever in the Altoona, PA area.
So I look forward to seeing your Road Trip project over at the linky over at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog.




Sunday, June 25, 2017

Great Grandpa layout for a Lasting Memories challenge

Welcome to the last challenge for this month of challenges over at Lasting Memories. The theme this month was June Holiday Insights and it's been fun seeing those weird holidays that aren't the normal. Here is another one for this week's challenge is June 25th is Log Cabin Day - Log Cabin Day brings us back to a quieter, simpler, more rugged era. Life was rustic and simple. Make your layout a bit rustic and simple. Maybe add some torn edges to your layout, use neutral colors, or a woodsy look to your layout.
I did a torn edge on my layout of my husband seeing his Great-Grandson for the 1st time :) The layout itself wasn't to rustic, but the plaid background is my husband as most of the time he is wearing flannels shirts other than these pictures :)
 The 3 photos were from Waylon's 1st Birthday party and it was great to see such great interaction with Dave and Waylon. The pictures were taken outside and the location was the Grandaughter's house that looked like a log cabin inside.
 This layout also came about from LOAD517 Day 18:
Prompt:
The Godfather – 1972
Although there are many unsavoury actions taking place in this film, the one thing the mafia holds dear is the sentiment surrounding family. How is your family important to you?
As you can see in alot of the layouts I do they usually have family in them, family is very important to us :) This weekend we are up in NY celebrating our Grandson's Graduation. The 1st time my husband got to see his 1st Great-Grandchild. The interaction was great that day. Yes this is our family legacy we see it through the kids, grandkids and Greatgrandkids
 Love this photo of Waylon and Dave together. I used last month's counterfeit kit: Nature's Party for my layout
 Title of the layout
 Lots of word stickers to help with the journaling. Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge blog.