Saturday, April 20, 2019

Flowery Birthday Card for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome to today's card sketch over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog.
This is the sweetest sketch that we got to use today:
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 and this is what I created with it:
A lovely Birthday card for one of the girls in the family :) Using my current counterfeit kit: Spring Break and some scraps from my desk too creating this sweet card. Now it's your turn to play along :) I look forward to seeing what you create :)
Oh yes and Birthdays to speak of, Sketch N Scrap is celebrating their Birthday during the month of may with a fun scrappy challenge and you can find it all here:
There is NO LINK to this scrappy party as it's a closed group on Facebook, so you will need to request to join and then we will let you in. So that won't be until the day prior on April 30th. Make plans to join in on April 30 and play along with us throughout the month of May!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Blessed LO for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good morning and welcome :) to the 2nd layout challenge over at Sketch N Scrap. Here is the sketch:
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This is what I did with it:
 Using one of those framed out scrapbook pattern papers for the background. I added and extra photo and used the pink with gold polka dots pattern paper from my current counterfeit kit: Spring break to get the separation for the photos. I used a cut-apart sheet to cut the pennants out and the journaling spot. Some die cuts from to bring the spring vibe to the layout.
 My journaling and title. I used a sequins pack I got from the retreat I went on in March to decorate the layout.
The pennants and more sequins. Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I'm creating :) and I look forward to seeing your creation over at Sketch N Scrap.

Friday, April 12, 2019

#Snapped LO-Counterfeit Kit Challenge April Showers

Good Morning and welcome to Counterfeit Kit Challenge's first challenge of the month, a very interesting challenge it is:
 Challenge #1: When we think of April, we often think of April Showers and the inspiration kit has a lot of weather elements included - rainbows, umbrellas, sunglasses, sun parasols. Let's be inspired by  weather for this challenge!
So I gathered just the few things I had in my kit that was weather related and some flowery pattern papers and this is what I did with it:
 A storm that happened in 2017 in the Spring, a late night storm brought down many limbs and snapped a few trees too. Perfect pictures to scrap for this prompt.
 My journaling and some fun weather related die cuts and stickers
 another journaling spot and a wood veneer cloud
More die cuts and stickers for this section of the layout. I was glad I cam across these photos while looking though my printed photos cause they were perfect for this prompt :) Another story in the books.
Please join us in this fun challenge and create something exciting about the weather :)

Monday, April 8, 2019

Graduation Day LO for Stick It Down challenge

Hello and welcome :) Today's double page sketch was a fun one to play with over at Stick It Down blog, but 1st let's hear abit about this month's sponsor:
SpiegelMom Scraps is a specialty sequin mix shop based in Racine, Wisconsin (US).   SMS's owner, Jody, began her love of crafting as a child with her Nana and making coasters with yarn and plastic canvas.  From then on she never looked back and has always been creative.  She's been scrapbooking nearly 20 years and has always loved to sprinkle pretty little details throughout her scrapbook pages.  Jody's love of creating, adding tiny details and sparkle led her to start her business in 2010.  Since then SpiegelMom Scraps has grown, along with Jody's busy family, to a one woman small business with a fabulous design team called the Sparklers.   Jody and the Sparklers enjoy teaming up with other small businesses to swap products to create with and hosting fun events on social media.  Jody would love you to join them on their creative journey by following SMS on social media.  There's LOTS of inspiration and a wonderful community in the Spread the Sparkle Facebook group also.  Please stop by and leave a comment telling us where you heard about SMS!  

You can find SMS inspiration on the BLOG, Instagram, You Tube channel, and the Facebook group.

This is the layout I created using this sketch:

Using some fun tie-dye paper I have to create this layout using the colors from Brandon's Graduation gown and tassel which include the colors of the Green and Yellow :) The added pink I didn't have a choice with.
Close ups of the layout

Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create with this fun sketch over at Stick It Down.

At The Hive LO for Use Your Stuff challenge

Welcome to this week's challenge over at Use Your Stuff.  We are finally seeing the seasons starting to change her in PA, and it was great to do a fun layout like this creating a project featuring flora and fauna.  In other words, create a project that includes plants and animals. I guess insects fall under animals :)
This was a bee hive we found in our yard in the tree out at the end of the yard. You can see it just barely but the flutter of the bee inside the hive in the 1st picture. There are black raspberries there by the tree a good source of getting what they need to put in their hive without going far. It'll be interesting if they are back again this year using that hive.
This was a great scraps layout as I used scraps for all the layout other than than the background paper. Thanks  for stopping by and I look forward to seeing what you create with this fun challenge over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Happy Birthday using the Mothering Frame

Hello and Happy Friday :) It's Funday Friday around here and over at Jo's Scrap Shack. Our Sponsor this week are Digital Delights by Louby Lou!

I got to use the Mothering Frame a Digital Delights Digital Stamp form a set of Mother Day stamps that I'm using today on my card:
 I colored in the frame and added some yellow stickles in spots of the flower. Added some dazzles stickers for some bling to the card and added more stickles to the center of those flowers too and the Happy Birthday sentiment.
 Thought it turned out really great for one of the Birthdays this month in the family :) Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I'm creating. I look forward to seeing your creation soon :

Our Sponsor this week

Digital Delights by Louby Lou 
  The winner will win a $5 gift card to their online store!
 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, April 05th  12:00AM

   Ends:  Friday, April 12th   12:00AM
(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 April 12th by 12:00AM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of April 15th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 1, 2019

CKC - April 2019 Kit Reveal - Spring Break

Good Morning and welcome :) No this is not an April Fool's Day joke, yep I'm posting the new month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog's April inspiration from the March 2019 Hip Kit Club that Lisa has chosen:
Isn't this a fantastic looking kit!
You can find the link to the main kit here:

There are also some other kits available if you wanted to take inspiration from those:
Unboxing video: 

Please join us in welcoming Debbie Stemper to our little family this month as our Guest Forger.
First you should have reached me from the creative Lori's blog so excited to see what she pulled together for this inspiration.
I loved the vibe of this kit with it being mainly Maggie Holmes I went in a different direction this month for my inspiration by locating some Maggie Holmes Flourish that I have:
This pattern paper has just about the same color scheme as the inspirational kit. So let me introduce 

My April counterfeit kit is Spring Break:

The Maggie Holmes part of the kit:
A really fun way to start the kit building. Then I added papers to the kit while looking for some things that matched some of the patterns in the inspirational kit too:
Lots of pinks, blues, greens and yellows. Lots of florals, stripes, stars, hearts too.
I added some travel paper too as I plan on working on some vacation photos with the Easter Egg Hunt photos this month. Pinkfresh Studio Out & About, Joyful Day and Everyday Musings. Really loving this company's lines lately clean and fun. 
and if I run out of that throughtout the month then I will be using this:
Simple Stories Travel Notes for my vacation photos. figuring this line should match up well with Simple Stores Vintage Traveler collection that I'm using this month too with certain trip photos I'm creating with. 
Yes a large selection but something I will use throughout the month.
Now off you go and see what fun kit Laura came up with over on her Instagram page. Thanks for stopping by today and if you want a fun month of crafting give the challenge a try :)
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