Friday, January 20, 2023

Masculine Sympathy card for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

Hello and welcome to the 2nd card sketch of January over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog. A fantastic sketch from Lori

This is the card I created:

I used a rectangle instead of a circle.Using scraps from my scrap pile this month. Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created and can't wait to see what you create from this cool sketch over at Sketch N Scrap blog.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Weekend Getaway LO for Sketch N Scrap challenge

 

Good Morning and welcome. Here we are in the middle of January already! It's been quite the month so far, 2023 started a bit rough for me, but I'm working through it.. So glad to be able to scrap this layout

We got a fun challenge over at Sketch N Scrap for the day. This sketch was created by Lori

This is the layout I created I rotated the sketch for my photos

Heading out for the weekend to a tractor show. I used my current counterfeit kit for my layout. I enjoyed creating with this sketch. 

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created and can't wait to see what you create from this cool sketch over at Sketch N Scrap blog.

 

Sunday, January 1, 2023

CKC - January 2023 Kit Reveal - Optimism

Spring brings hope after winter and many of us look forward to a new year with optimism. Let us use each new year to make the most of every day. I thought this was a good place to start this post as I'm ready for Spring even though we are in the early part of Winter! Welcome to my blog and to a new year! 2023 starts us off with a New Year of Counterfeit Kit Challenge kits to challenge us to look through our own stash and choose a it to play with. 1st you should have arrived here from Tara's blog I'm looking forward to checking out her kit and see what inspired her. We are thrilled to have Anandi join us as Guest Forger.
Lisa is our host this month and she chose Hip Kit Club and decided it was time to head there again even though it's only exclusive products.  I've gone for the December 2022 kit as it seems a winter kit with the slightest touch of Christmas which can be totally ignored if need be. I like the idea of something brighter and fresher for the new year but also hanging on a little for the recent festivities!
 
So, here's the kit and details: 

Inspiration Kit: Hip Kit Club - December 2022

The inspiration had me thinking of Pinkfresh Studio as soon as I saw it. So that is where I started to pull my kit from. Here is my kit for January:

Optimisum

The 1st thing I saw was the female cardinal paper, that golden yellow color and then the pink squirrels, the blue leaves where a nice touch. So that is where I went with my kit Pink, Yellow and Blue (few shades of blue)
The papers:
I pulled in the pinks and blues with majority of Pinkfresh Studio paper and that pop of yellow is one of theirs too. Brought in some paper from my paper drawers that include specific designs and colors so I easily found the diamonds, plaid and florals and I added the pink/blue stripe too. I did bring in a paper from Graphic 45 Birdwatcher for that bird paper, I certainly have a story to tell about a bird I saw in December.
The alphas
I brought in a pack of pocket cards too as that is a goal for this year is to use more pocket cards/pages in my scrapping so if I use have the package I'll be a happy camper.

closeup of the embellishments
Stickers, chipboard flair, die cuts, florals
Puffy stickers, frames, regular flair (not shown here) and enamel dots too. I've not scrap much in December so I think I'm making up for that lost time with this kit :) Thanks for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world.

So if you missed the beginning of the blog hop.

1st January - Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal and Hop




 
 

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Merry Christmas Cardinal card for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

 Hello and welcome to the 2nd card sketch of December over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog. A fantastic sketch from Lori 

This is the card I created :)

I had fun creating this card :) using a 6x6 paper for both the outside layer, used a scrap of glitter paper for the center box and fussy cut out the tree for a tag I had. A scrap of paper and some stickers for the sentiment section.

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created and can't wait to see what you create from this cool sketch over at Sketch N Scrap blog.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

This is Magical LO for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome. Here we are in the middle of December already! It's been a busy month so far with all the Christmas preparations. So glad to take a few moments for myself and scrap this layout

We got a fun challenge over at Sketch N Scrap for the day. This sketch was created by Lori

This is the layout I created:

 This is the 1st stop I did on the Victorian Christmas this year I was so excited to see this place :) It's just gorgeous on the outside. The history behind these house are very interesting too. I use a kit I pulled together for this month from Some Christmas Simple Stories collections, joining in with the 14 Days of Christmas hop. The background paper is a dry embossed paper from a paper pad I got from Micheals a few years ago

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created and can't wait to see what you create from this cool sketch over at Sketch N Scrap blog.


 

Friday, November 18, 2022

 Good morning and welcome :) Here's the 2nd challenge of the month over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Lisa is the host this month and she has this to say for this challenge:

At this time of year with the US holiday of Thanksgiving or more generally Harvest Festival in other parts of the world where we’ve moved from summer to autumn, November is often a time when people take the opportunity to count their blessings or think about gratitude. Find a way to reflect thanksgiving or gratitude on your project today.

 This was an easy challenge as our youngest son Brad has been sharing his knowledge of home construction with us, mainly Dave, since Dave has retired and been making changes to the house. We are very grateful for Brad and all the kids, but this layout is focused on him.


Using my current kit Keep It Real helped put this layout together and the current sketch over at Sketches in Thyme | Facebook certainly enjoying the grid sketches this month :)

Thank you for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world. I hope you join us over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for this fun challenge.



Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Heart & Soul LO for Sketch N Scrap challenge

 Good Morning and welcome. Here we are in the middle of November already! This year has gone by way to fast.... This past weekend we got hit with the late fall colder blues! My husband and I both despise the winter months because of being inside the house so much I think we need to figure out something to do each week just to get out and about :) Speaking of my husband he is the center of attention on this layout.

We got a fun challenge over at Sketch N Scrap for the day. This sketch was created by Lori

Really great looking grid sketch for the midmonth challenge. This is the layout I created with this inspiration:
This was a fun day of camera shooting as I don't get the opportunities to take pictures of the hubby just having fun. I used my current counterfeit kit Keep it Real for my paper and embellishment selections :)

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created and can't wait to see what you create from this cool sketch over at Sketch N Scrap blog.