Monday, October 29, 2018

Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas

Hello and welcome :) to a late posting of Funday Friday challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack. A busy work week and weekend didn't get time to post till today.

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I had a stamp from Just Me Digital Stamps to play with and created this fun card for the upcoming holiday season:
 Colored in the stamp with my markers and adding sequin stars and snowflakes. Using scraps of Christmas paper, still lots of scraps to get through yet :)
Did use some wink of stella on the star and the horns, but not easy to capture with a camera :) This comes as a tag set from the store and would make some fun easy tags for your Christmas gifts :) Thank you for stopping by today and I wish you a great week ahead :) Stay Crafty!
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Saturday, October 20, 2018

PARTY Happy Birthday Card for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

Hello and welcome to a special additional challenge over at Sketch N Scrap. We hope you are enjoying the exclusive bonus sketches every Saturday in October as we celebrate World Card Making Day all month long over in Sketch N Scrap!  Today we kick off World Card Making Day sketch #3 by sketch artist Lisa
 Here is the sketch:
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The card I created for the Grandson's upcoming Birthday:
I had fun using a variety of patterns to make the card :) Project life cards come in handy for card making too so if you have lots of them this is a good way to use some up :) 
Check out what the others have created from this sketch over at Sketch N Scrap

Friday, October 19, 2018

Fairway Fun layout for a SITPLS challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the 2nd challenge sketch of the month over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style and this is the sketch That Emma created for this month:

 This is what I created with the sketch:
My title block for my layout :)
Another fun layout from our day at Knoebels, it was great to be able to incorporate this larger print pattern paper for my layout. Yes these type of pattern papers can be a little rough to work with but was able to use the main part of the paper with my pictures. Adding the scorecard for that day to my layout too just completed the whole look around that fun title block.
Used this layout for my LOAD1018 prompt for the 18th too. Just say I was off prompt that day as the Play was Annie: Annie shows that bad things happen. Look back in your life and tell the story of a time when things were tough but you or someone you trusted said "the sun will come out tomorrow". or Use antiquing or distressing techniques for an old look on Throwback Thursday. I've done my fair share of layouts on that subject and really didn't have a chance to go that way with the layout last night :) So went the opposite and went sunny as the sun did come out that day! One of the few we had this past summer :)
 The title card and our scorecard, I used that for my journaling spot too.
Close up of the photos. We sure did have fun playing mini golf :) Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your creation with this fun sketch over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Homegrown layout for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome to today's challenge over at Sketch N Scrap blog. Today with have this fun sketch:
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Lots of space on here to play with :) and this is what I created with it:
For that big circle on the sketch I used a large doily! A yard sale find a few years ago that I'm still trying to get through them.
Created using this LOAD1018 Day 10 prompt: Show of the Day: The Music Man (1957)
Whether you grew up in a small town like River City, Iowa (the town from the musical) or a large city, your environment helped shape the person you are today. Write about the place you grew up & the special memories you have from that place.
 The self-guided tour through Downtown Williamsport was such a joy to do because it brought back so many memories of my childhood downtown. A town that you walk to and not worry about anything happening to you along the way. Times have changed and so has Downtown. But I love the addition of the information of the building that I can add to the layouts besides my own memories.
 Using speech bubbles too for telling of these memories just like I was talking and telling the story.
 I had fun telling of memories through the pictures and journaling.
 With and additional photo of Capital Records another favorite place I went growing up, especially on Saturdays after American Bandstand was on and I would go down to see if they had the latest 45 in :) Also using my current counterfeit kit: Tainted Love. Really did love growing up in a small town, miss that old town too as growing up so has the town and it isn't quite the way it was, but here and there you ca see bits and pieces of the past with in the present.

Don't forget to check out this month's crop over at the facebook group event:

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Lots of fun sketches to play with over there too. Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create for this fun challenge.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Good Stuff - Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge

Hello and Welcome :) to today's challenge over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges. We have a fun theme for October and today's challenge is one that anyone could join in on:
Our theme for October is - October Events - and this week our challenge is:
LM # 417 - Breast Cancer Awareness.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Show us a way that you help out this worthwhile cause or just use lots of pink on your layout.
Here is the layout I created with this challenge in mind because of the pink used:

This was completed during the LOAD Mini: Out of this World over the summer where we do 1 week of LOAD. I used paper from my Perfect Collection Class for this very quick layout. The prompt was: LOAD Mini: Out of this World: Day 1: SPACE: Scrap about a physical space you love or something that requires a lot of your mental space. How do you make space for yourself? or you could created a layout with white space.
I would have to say I love to be out in the yard this time of the year to enjoy seeing God's creation through the flowers we have about the yard. Summer 2018. Between the beginning of Spring and throughout the summer I love to see the flowers we have growing around the yard. 

My title work coming from my counterfeit kit in August 2018: Summer Life. The title definitely came from the kit and so did the embellishments.

 The journaling block is a bit hard to read and I darken up the image so it's a bit easier to read.
Love to be out in the yard this time of the year, especially when the flowers are in full bloom. Summer 2018
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create for this fun challenge over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Make Time To Smile layout for CKC challenge #1

Good Morning and welcome, our hostess this month over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge is Leslie and she has challenge us with:

What is Your Scrappy Superpower? Time to use a selfie! Are you the Fussy-Cutting Queen, the Layering Lady, the Digi Diva? Time to show off & strut your stuff.

 Challenge accepted! My scrappy superpowers has to be a Layering Lady! 

Layers of Pattern Papers is not the only thing I love to layer on my layouts, not this scrappy super hero I like to layer clusters of embellishments too :)
 I had fun gathering my supplies for this layout from my kit: Tainted Love! I thought this would be a good time and a good layout to use that blocky stripe paper for my background layer. Then added 5 more pattern papers plus 1 scrap piece for the pennant on the layout. Layering for me gives me the variety I love to see on a layout.
 I also add variety by layering various embellishments on my layouts in clusters of usually 3 spots on the layout to draw your eye to the photos. Enjoying the day out at the Little League complex, for some me time. I wanted to see the Beach Boys and it was free! So decide to go up and see the 2pm game too so I would have a good seat. It was fun just to go up and enjoy the day.
 Adding more layering with the use of doilies, die cuts and puffy stickers around the layout.
 Well atleast a few good things came out of a wet summer :) usually I'm home during this particuliar time of the year canning tomatoes, but this year due to the rain, the yield was awful, but that left extra time to enjoy the simpler things in life.

So What is Your Scrappy Superpower? We would love to see your take on this fun challenge over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Up----Up-----and away! Have a great day!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Getting Lost in a Good Series - Stick It Down Double Page Layout

Hello :) I'm here today with the current challenge over at Stick It Down challenge blog. Our sponsor for October is Tanya Leigh Designz based out of Auckland, New Zealand, with her digital kits and embellishments! You can view more on her Facebook and Instagram page.
This month we teamed up with their challenge blog: White... With One. Their color this month is elephant grey. They're using our sketches and we're using 75% white on our pages with a touch of grey. How fun!

Here's the double page sketch for this month:

This is what I created for this challenge (updated version than from the team page, I added more journaling to the layout) :
 I loved this sketch and loved the spatter spots behind the pictures too. The rules of the challenge over at White....with 1 is: your layout does need to be at least  70% white  PLUS the specified challenge colour. You can use black (or dark brown) as an accent colour on your layout but it must not be the dominant colour on your layout. The gray that I had in my counterfeit kit this month was planned for this challenge in mind. So the only addition was the chocolate color mist I used to bring in some brown.
The Left side of the layout holds the TV series pictures I got off the internet and part of the movie pictures I got off the internet too. It also holds 2 of the embellishing clusters and my journaling.
 The journling
 a little bit of extra journaling
 One of my favorite pictures that came of the series with all the characters from the book too

 The Right hand side of the layout has the rest of the pictures from the movie and the pictures of the books that I purchased and that I got through the 1st one. Now starting the 2nd book in the series.

close up of the title work and the 3rd cluster.
This was also created from the prompt from LOAD 1018 Day 3 Show of the Day: Brigadoon (1947)
Brigadoon is a whole world that's been hidden away. Tell about a book, a play or film that created a whole world you got lost in. Why did it make you feel that way? 
So it was easy for me to use this series for this prompt as I love the whole world being hidden away like the Shawdowhunters were hidden from the human world, so cool and just love a series that is about demons, werewolves and vamps too :)  #saveshadowhunters

Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create with this fun challenge over at Stick It Down challenge blog and if you really want to challenge yourself you might want to give White... With One challenge a try too.

Friday, October 5, 2018

For You card for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the 1st card sketch of this month over at Sketch N Scrap. We have an interesting sketch to use with a fun textured edge to it:
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I created this card:

Using my current counterfeit kit: Tainted Love for the paper inspiration for the card.
We got a few treats in store for the month of October. With Saturday being Cardmaking Day, we will celebrate all month long with a new card sketch every Saturday over at Sketch N Scrap.

Don't for get to check out this month's crop over at the facebook group event:

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Lots of fun sketches to play with over there too. Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create for this fun challenge.

Monday, October 1, 2018

CKC - October Kit Reveal - Tainted Love

Good Morning and welcome to a new month of Counterfeit Kit Challenge :) You should have reached me from the creative Lori's blog so excited to see what she pulled together for this inspiration.This month Leslie has challenged us with something a bit different a specific kit made for a specific person. This month we are counterfeiting a kit from The Wild Hare Kits. You can read all about them over on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog today. They are a very unique company - creating hand curated paper crafting kits just for you!

AND - The Wild Hare Kits owner, Alison Girling, has generously offered 10% off of a Deluxe Kit for our group with the coupon code CKC1018 at checkout!

The KIT to be counterfeited - Wild Hare Kit September curated kit for Guest Designer Mandi Holmes, unboxing video HERE
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 Not something that is my own style I guess as I struggled with this kit a bit getting it together, but I got it together thinking of things I have that are similar in some way. I pulled both the A and B sides of the paper for my kit. The Hawthrone paper was my starting point for my kit and I seen that in the kit and knew I had some.

My October counterfeit kit is Tainted Love:

I must be on a song kick right now for titling my kits :) The Love comes from the soft colors of the papers and the Tainted comes from the bold multicolor papers just seem to to break the feel of the kit like it should be 2 kits instead of one. My Papers:
 Soft colors, stripes, blocks, cut-aparts, large florals, words and I did find some bicycle paper too. A mix of colors with some black and white too. Should create some interesting layouts.
Now the bibs and bobs of the kit: The inspiration:
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This is what I gathered for my kit:
 The alphas in black, brown, blue and kraft small and large
 I pulled some ephemera from the Hawthorne collection as well as the Twilight collection from oneCanoetwo which had some of the large words like the inspiration kit and it has matching color tones to my kit so a perfect addition :)
 Also added the 6X6 paper pad too, lots of word stickers also.
 Puffy stickers, doilies, bakers twine in yellow and
sequins in colors that will work for my kit, wood veneer and a stamp set that looks like a 2 step set so that will be fun to try. A small kit for me this month as I have lots left from last month that I want to use up too.
Thanks for stopping by and off you go to see what my Cindy has crafted up for her it this month. 

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