Monday, April 24, 2017

I Love Sweets for the Circles challenge over at Use Your Stuff

Hello and welcome :) I'm adding my layout for this DT challenge a bit late today :) Chris C. has our challenge this week over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog. she has challenged us to use circles, For this week's challenge, I would like to see some circles (at least one) on  your project.
I did a layout for LOAD217 that fits this challenge well cause it has embellishments that are circles with in the rubons and a fussy cut die cut:
 The candy rubons, the fussy cut mallo cup (memories of my childhood with that one :), in the journaling card and the cookies in the picture are circles :) This layout was created for LOAD217 Day 13:
DAY 13: Achilles
What is your weakness? Chocolate? Shoes? Time with a good book? New scrappy supplies?
I have so many of these weaknesses but Sweets has to be my strongest weakness!
A couple of pictures from December 2016, a day we were making cookies, actually Dave was making the cookies and I was helping when I got up from my nap that Saturday :) Plans to bake cookies were on my agenda, just not these but I was glad to help and I was glad that Dave wanted to make cookies this year.

My Weakness? Gotta be sweets. Cookies, Cakes, Candy, Pies, Ice Cream and so on :) I've had a love affair with sweets which leaves me with a love affair with my weight too. Lots of fun elements on this layout and my journaling about my weakness. I used actual candy wrappers for embellishments too.
 fussy cut part of a project life card for the tab above the photo. Lots of the papers came from the collection Simple Stories So Fancy that was in my counterfeit kit that month: A Few of My Favorite Things which is so fitting for this layout :) Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation linked up to Use Your Stuff challenge blog.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Celebrate Spring for a Lasting Memories Layout Challenge

Hello :) We have been enjoying some great weather lately and Spring has finally arrived in North Central PA. Some days it even feels like Summer has arrived, yes the weather in PA can jump up and down quite a bit.
This is the last challenge for this month theme of Spring over at Lasting Memories. Haven challenged us this week with a color palette.
It wouldn't be spring without daffodils and we have a bunch this year. I took these pictures on April 6, 2017 while I was out and about taking pictures. These were the first of the daffodils to come up being out front of the house it gets the most sun:

and this is the color palette for the challenge:
I found so many of the colors in my 100 Pattern Paper stack that I worked off 3 papers. I also broke open a new punch (one that was purchased before Christmas! me bad waiting that long to use it.) One that I think I'll be using quite often.
I used the No. 85 sketch over at The Memory Nest for my layout:
 A fun sketch to use too :)
 For the larger photo in the sketch I matted my photo with the Polaroid look and that gave me a spot to add some journaling. A fun cluster using pieces from this month's counterfeit kit: Spring Garden and some embellishments from previous kits.
 Another fun cluster using a chipboard bird in the right color combination for the palette. Added the pearls too that are from my stash, not sure how I by past these when I put my kit together this month.
 The bottom cluster and that pot of daffodils is from a sticker sheet that is just about finished
The only neutrals things added to the layout the word strips and that wood veneer title. thank you for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up too. I look forward to seeing your creation over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges
 All Challenges for the month end 04/28/17.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Happy Birthday Jar card for Funday Friday

Good morning and welcome. today I have a card I made for Funday Friday over at Jo's Scrap Shack. Our sponsors this week are The Cutting Cafe and Di's Digi's
I made this card from The Cutting Cafe's Mason Jar set:
I have a Mason Jar cut on my card. This set is super cute and comes with all you need to make a variety of different Mason Jar cards, even a shape card. I cut out the hearts and balloons too. I used both chalks and stickles to color my pieces. I used my current counterfeit kit: Spring Garden for the fun red pattern paper for the card mat and the chipboard bow.
 What you get with the set. In a variety of files to choose from for a variety of cutting machines.
 Lots of fun details on the card.
The inside I did another mason jar and added flowers coming out of it with the birthday sentiment. The stickers are part of a sticker challenge over in the 100 Pattern Paper Challenge Facebook group.
Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your creation linked up over at Jo's Scrap Shack.

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Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Spring Hello There card for Sketch~N~Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome to today's sketch challenge over at Sketch~N~Scrap. Today we have this fun sketch from Lisa to play with:
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 It really does have a spring feel to it and so as I was doing my own spring cleaning this month I came across some fun frames and these cute rubons and some how came up with the idea to put them together for this card:
the beginning of the card while I was playing with the frame:
 I added the rubons before adding the frame layer to it.
A closer look to the frame and the sentiment. I added a butterfly and some brads for the spots on the sketch. I used my current counterfeit kit: Spring Garden and a butterfly from last month's kit Social Butterfly. Just need to add a little note to the inside of the card and it's ready to be sent off in the mail :)
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation linked up over at Sketch~N~Scrap too.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter 2016 for a Use Your Stuff challenge

Happy Easter to all my blogger friends, I hope your day was special.
This week's challenge over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog comes from our DT sis Heather and her challenge for us is: I thought it would be fun to try and use some of them up.  And not just one or two here an there, but I would really love to see you guys use eyelets or brads or both to make a shape on your layout.
So this is what I created for this challenge:
 Our Great Granddaughter Emily last year after receiving her Easter Basket. Looks like she was enjoying all her gifts from the Easter Bunny. I used Eyelets in 3 different spots on my layout creating circle embellishments.
 One for the Journaling spot and the Title on that layout. Emily certainly enjoys chocolate :) I used paper from my 100 Pattern Paper challenge. Used ribbon from the ribbon challenge in the same group and the eyelets were from last month's challenge in the same group. The word sticker and Alpha letters and numbers came from my current counterfeit kit: Spring Garden. I put together 4 different page kits yesterday from my kit but this wasn't one of them and went another direction for this layout.
 Fun Easter bunny stickers used with the circles for a fun embellishment clusters
This layout is also for the challenge over at Lasting Memories. This week challenge is:
  We are asking you to create a layout using Bunnies, chicks or eggs.
To kick off this weeks challenge we are asking you to create a layout using Bunnies, chicks or eggs.
Also don't forget there is plenty of time for  you to play along with our first two spring challenges as well (use flowers, use the word spring)
LM #340 - Use bunnies, chicks, or eggs on your layout.
I look forward to seeing your creations at both Use Your Stuff challenge and over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook challenge :) Have a fantastic day....

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Farm Show Fresh for a Sketches in Thyme PL Style challenge

My 2nd post for the day, if you are looking for Sketch N Scrap you can find it here.
This layout comes from the sketch challenge over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style and the card I made with the sketch:
 and the sketch I used is Sketch #67 by the lovely and talented, Susanne Brauer.....
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I used the sketch for my journaling card on my layout:
 Some of the vegetable displays we saw at the PA Farm Show in January. I used my current counterfeit kit: Spring Garden for this layout too. Using the kraft paper that we have for our challenge in the 100 Pattern Paper challenge Facebook group and the puffy stickers
 The alphas are from last month's counterfeit kit and a close up of the finished journaling card
This is also for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 Feelin' Fresh (getting part of my title from the Fresh :)
  At the time a very fresh display for vegetables :)
We welcome you to come and join in the sketch challenges over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style
Thanks for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up to over in my little corner of the world :) 

7 Weeks LO for Sketch N Scrap Challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) Hope your Easter Weekend is going well :) Myself I got an extra day to enjoy so will probably be cleaning the craftroom a bit more this weekend.
Today over at Sketch N Scrap we a sketch by Heather Hall and just love what my DT sisters did with this sketch:
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and this is the layout I created with the sketch:
I like to work on some old photos occasionally and these ones of Zachary sure are fun to scrap brings back fond memories for me. I love seeing photos like these come across facebook during his 1st year. At 7 weeks he was really starting to notice his surrounds more and the cute smiles just love seeing those.
I used my current counterfeit kit: Spring Garden and also the alphas came from my March kit. My journaling on some paper I got at a yardsale last year and really trying to work through the large stack.
Close up of the smile...
We look forward to seeing your creation linked up to Sketch N Scrap

Don't forget about the big bash next month for Sketch~N~Scrap's 5th Birthday it will be a month long celebration with an online crop too.