Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Are You Interested In Joining a Design Team?

There is a Design Team Call over at Use Your Stuff

Hey Everyone!

I wanted to post this for any of my bloggy friends would be interested in joining the Design Team over at Use Your Stuff. It's a fun bunch of girls and each girl hosts a challenge so there is always a different challenge going on and your using your stuff!

Here's what you need to know~

You don't have to have DT experience!  Newbies are always welcome!  You can be a scrapbooker, mixed media artist, ATC creator, card maker, bible journaler, project lifer, or anything in between....if you love to create and can make our challenges work within your medium then please apply!

We do need you to have a blog or FB page where you can highlight our challenges to others!  Our whole purpose is to motivate and inspire others so we want to get the word out there!  We need you to be a FB member as our communication, challenges, etc are discussed in a FB group.

Your DT term would be from April until September with the option to return for a following term creating a minimum of 2 projects a month (ever other week)!  You will also be hosting a challenge about once or twice a term depending on the rotation.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in then please email Tammy at tampatha01@gmail.com with the subject line UYS DT Call.   Be sure to include a little blurb about yourself and your crafting as well as a link to your work or some examples!

The DT call will be open until Feb 28th and I will announce the newest members on March 3rd.

Good luck and we hope to hear from you soon.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Thank You Card for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome. Today is Card Sketch #92 over at Sketch~N~Scrap  Here is our last sketch of the month by Lisa:
 and this is what I created with this sketch:
 I had fun creating this card using past and present counterfeit kits (scraps from each) and grab the sentiment from my 'BASH'kit
The inside of the card is ready for the message to write when the time takes place that I need it.
Thank you for stopping by today and hope to see your creation from this sketch up on the Sketch~N~Scrap blog.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Delightful Free Show LO for a Lasting Memories Photo Challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) Been creating a layout each day so far this month with LOAD but for today's challenge over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook challenge blog I went to an old layout that for some odd reason I thought I posted but never did. It's from the Music Mayhem LOAD515 Day4. The challenge for this week is:
 "Color/Photo Challenge" - anything to inspire!!

This layout just fit the color scheme of the challenge perfectly:
LOAD515 Day 14: Prompt was Being On Stage, how about the stage itself? The venues for concerts and other events can be layout inspiring. Some arenas are very linear, and others are old, curvy and architecturally interesting. From opera hall to a county fair, venues are part of the story. Sometimes, the venue creates the story. Let a venue inspire your layout.
            I went with the venue for a county fair and used pictures from the fair we went to in 2014, the free show. I had a blast creating this layout. I don't use plain cardstock for a background to often but love how the red misting comes peeking out from behind the pattern paper to give the cardstock a fun pattern. Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation over at Lasting Memories for this fun last challenge of the month :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bride LO for LOAD

If you are looking for the Sketch~N~Scrap layout today you can find it here

Hello and welcome back to my blog. This layout was created Scrap Happy and for today's prompt for LOAD217:
Today is Day 15. Beauty/Helen of Troy
Remember that contest of which goddess was the fairest? Paris was awarded Helen of Troy, the most beautiful woman in the world and the face that launched a thousand ships. Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda (a human).
Share a photo of yourself that makes you feel beautiful. When was it taken? Who took it? Why do you love it? Share a list of things that you find beautiful.
This is a picture of me on my Wedding Day. This is probably one of the few days in my life that I felt most beautiful, being pregnant and carrying my children is another day. My journaling centers around me feeling beautiful that day.
The sketch I used for the layout:
It was a fun sketch to play with :) for this layout. Close ups of the layout:

I dug into some old stickers for the title for this layout and the flower came from my 'Bash'kit.
 Another flower and the rhinstones was in my stash awhile too. The sticker border came from that bashkit too. The papers came from counterfeit kit: Glacially Toasted
The journaling.
Thanks for stopping by once more today :) LOAD has been a blast this month with the Greek Mythology theme and it's been fun to wrap a story around each god and goddess of that time period :)

Then & Now layout for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) Today is the 15th and that is the day for a layout sketch over at Sketch N Scrap.
Isn't this a fun sketch! I had a blast using it for this layout:
 It was cool to come across these pictures of the grandkids from North Dakota on Facebook and knew it would make a fantastic layout. We just don't get to see them as a group like this anymore and for us as Grandparents and the miles in-between we don't get to see them much at all. I used my current counterfeit kit: A Few of My Favorite Things for the alphas and the embellishments as well as the journaling card. 'Bash'kit for the blue flower and I bashed all those blue pearls too :) Always nice to see an embellishment pack finished up and thrown out :)
 Close up of the photos
Close up of the journaling.
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation with this fun sketch over at Sketch ~N~Scrap

Monday, February 13, 2017

FUNshine layout for a UYS challenge

Good Morning to you :) Today is a new week's challenge over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog, challenge #251. Tammy is hosting this week's challenge and it's a bingo challenge. She thought it might be fun to play a bit of Bingo as we scrap.  So her challenge is to use the BINGO card below as you create your project....you need to use any line horizontal, vertical or diagonal or you can use the 4 corners! Be sure to tell us which line you used in your project!
I used the bottom row: Journal Card (2), wood veneer (2 hearts and an arrow), Ribbon (used up that blue ribbon) Embossing (dry embossing on the circles):

This is also a layout that was created for LOAD217 Day11: Scrapbooking Olympics: We were challenged to 1. Use a Title, 2: Use for colors, 3. Use some type of wood, 4. Use a circle (or 5), 5. Use a number in your journaling. So this was cool that both challenges played off each other :)
Challenge: Use a title: Funshine Use 4 colors: Pink, Black, Blue and Yellow (White as a neutral), Use some type of wood: Wood veneer in 3 places (hearts and arrow), Use a circle (or 5) 5 circles on my layout, but the pattern paper has lots of circles on them :) Use a number in your journaling. The ages of both girls at various times with in the time span of the pictures.
Our Great-Granddaughters, from South Dakota, enjoying a bit of the summer. Were to far away to visit them at this time in our lives with working and all but it's nice to see these kinds of photos of the grands on facebook                   
I was able to use both last month's counterfeit kit: Glacially Toasted (that pink flower background and the black/white polka dot paper; I used my current kit: A Few of My Favorite Things: the PL cards, the pink dotted paper, the yellow paper and the circles came from various papers from the 6X6 paper pad. I used up the blue ribbon too that I had for both my kit and my challenge over at the 100 Pattern Paper Challenge facebook group.With the leftover papers lots of cute cards are on the way this week for up coming birthdays in April.
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see your creation to this fun challenge linked up this week over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Not Your Momma's Cooking for a Lasting Memories Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the blog today, it's a bit chilly and rainy here in PA today. A typical winter were having this year, one day it's hot and the next it's chilly and then you have the snow mixing in once in a while too. We ended up with 6" of snow on Thursday, today it has all just about washed away and it is rainy, prayers that the water stays in the banks of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Something we do quite often is keep an eye on the river during times like this. So that is it in my life at the moment, we celebrated the Great Granddaughter's birthday yesterday, Sabrina had a fantastic birthday party for them and was fun to be there to celebrate with them. I've been staying busy with LOAD217 so that is why it's been a bit quiet here on the blog. Will catch you up soon with the layouts I've been scrapping, some are for challenges around blogland so I need to get them posted soon don't want to try to do them all up at the end of the month like I normally do :)
So today is Lasting Memories new week's challenge Celebration of Love So many possibilities here.  Don't be afraid to branch out.  Have fun with this one.
LM 331
 "Celebration of Love" - Layout showing a moment, celebration, favorite hobby, family anything you LOVE!

Love of this wonderful hobby is where I was dicided to go this time for this challenge, as it is LOAD month for me I thought a LOAD layout would be appropriate and one of the fun things about a membership at ScrapHappy.org is that there is a members only LOAD in October and this past October was a fun one. At the end of most of the LOADs some of us do a round up page and that is my layout for today is the round up page for the October LOAD1016:
 I love how this came together and added as many specifics as I could. I used my October counterfeit kit: Falltoberfest which had some of the Simple Stories Home Spun little cutaparts on the layout that is in my current kit this month. 
 I used journaling in a vary of places on this layout. This one has my statistics for the month of scrapping
 The rest of the project life cards was used here for the daily themes of the LOAD month.
 My own journaling about the month here.
 I found this fun apron brad in my stash with those hearts thought that it worked out well for this layout as it had a cooking flair about the theme of the layout and the hearts are for my love of scrapping.
 A fun little cluster in this section of the layout
and finished it off with this fun title. May need to outline that 'your' part of the title when I come across the layout when I'm sorting the pile of layouts this week? maybe!!? So you can see it better against the paper that it sits on.
Thank you for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up too in my little corner of the world and check out Sketch N Scrap's facebook page they are having a fun crop this weekend with lots of fun challenges too. Looking forward to seeing what you create for this fun challenge of Celebration of Love (so many sometimes it's hard to choose, but choose something and get it on that scrapbook paper :)