Monday, December 5, 2016

Let's Hang Out! GD for Let's Get Sketchy

Hi you and welcome! Today I'm honored with being the Guest Designer over at Let's Get Sketchy! Love their sketches and this week's is a great one too:
Our grandson Avery, can't believe he is about 13 in this picture :) He did turn 13 October 29th. He was hanging out in our maple tree and I got a cool picture of him. Here is this week's sketch from Let's Get Sketchy:
 Not to far off the sketch is the layout :) I used my counterfeit kit last month for the layout. Added some Heidi Swapp teal mist to the layout too. I used 3 papers from my 100 pattern paper challenge, still got a nice stack to work through.
 My journaling
The preteen :) He's a great kid and growing up way to fast :) Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see your creation linked up over at Let's Get Sketchy :)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

She is Fearless! Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge

Good Morning :) and welcome. I apologize for the lax in blogging but it's been a long week at work :) So no time to chat here this past week. Today is Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge blog the challenge this week is:
LM - 322 - Use One Photo
This challenge is from our "All About The Photos" theme from May. Just use one photo on your layout this week.
This is one I created:
 Emily our Great-Grandaughter figured out how to use the dog door after watching the dog do it a few times! LOL this girl is something else so much like her Mom :) It's always special to see pictures like this up on facebook as we live in PA and these great grands live in South Dakota. Some day we'll get there to see them :). So this layout came from LOAD1016 Day 17: Wet your Appetite: Misting
 Pink and Gold Heidi Swapp color shine mist added to the layout. Pink sprayed on and gold in droplets. Our Great Granddaughter being herself :) She is adventurous. This was a fun layout to do and didn't take to long to put together neither :) 1 sheet a pattern paper, a scrap of vellum paper and a scrap of pattern paper too.
 A 3X4 card for the journaling and the circled letters were cut from another pattern paper that had lots of words on it :) Everything came from my October counterfeit kit Flower Power and I used a paper from the 100 paper challenge that I'm working with :) Which is on hold at the moment as I'm working on Christmas craftyness :)
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see your creation over at Lasting Memories too

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Beautiful for the Lasting Memories Layout Challenge

Hello and welcome :) Today is the 1st Challenge for the December challenges over at Lasting Memories Challenge Blog. We are taking on a  "BEST OF 2016" theme to end our year with a bang.  We have picked the most popular challenges and we are duplicating them in hopes you will love to challenge yourself again with these great themes!!
This was based off a challenge we did to honor THE OSCARS.  So show us your sparkling and glittering layouts!!
This was a fun theme when we did it the 1st time around and just as fun this time around. With knowing of this challenge prior to LOAD1016, was able to incorporate some of my layouts to also work with the LM challenges too. So this was one of my favorite layouts that I did during LOAD and was fitting for this challenge theme too:
 This was done for LOAD1016 Day 13 And For Dessert prompt: We we’re joining in on a challenge from Alison’s blog, Alison Day Designs – sharing her passion for papercrafting & showing you how easy it can be! The layout above was one of many in this post: A Sewing & Fabric Challenge. Visit the link, enjoy her tips, and take the challenge to use fabric on a layout. Alison's has a fun blog and well worth checking out. This day she was doing her version of the 20 project (Shimelle's concept and was a fun class)
I Loved this challenge :) Made me remember some really old fabric paper in my stash and got that out, besides the ribbon and tulle. Wasn't sure what pictures I was using till I started to put that border together and then it dawned on me the pictures to use, but as I was going through the fair pictures I came across these 2 of the home and garden exhibit and knew they were the ones to use for this layout :) Just need to add the date and the layout is done :)
 I used my counterfeit kit: Flower Power for this layout and used up that pink fabric paper along with some ribbons and tulle in my stash. Finished off the flowers that was in a cup on my desk :) always glad to get some stash out of my room and on to the page :)
My journaling and more flowers plus and added metal butterfly for more fun texture on the layout. This is not my normal scrapping but it is fun to GLITTER and GLAM it up a bit once in awhile :) Looking forward to seeing your layout linked up to the challenge over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook challenge blog.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Bird Christmas Card for Funday Friday

Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge!!
 This week's Challenge:
"Cut it up"
Use your punches, dies 
and machines
Create a card, layout or 
project of your choice
Our Sponsors this week are:
Limited Runs Digis
  The winner will win 3 digital images of their choice from the Limited Runs Store!

Little Blue Button Stamps
The winner will win 4 digital images of their choice from the LBBS online shop!
 So make sure to play along this week~
    Starts: Friday, Nov. 25th  12:00AM

   Ends:  Friday, Dec. 02nd    6:00PM
(Eastern time)

The card I created using Little Blue Buttons Stamps. I used up more of the scraps from the purple and blue paper, wow you can get alot of cards from 2 pieces of 12 X 12 paper. I used the berry & leaf ribbon from my current counterfeit kit: Falltoberfest.
I used the current sketch over at Mojo Monday for inspiration for the card:
Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world. So now it's your turn
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Dec. 02nd by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Dec. 05th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Dig In! for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge November Blog Hop

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good morning and I wish you all a fantastic day today with family and friends.
 Welcome to the November Member blog hop over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog. I'm following the very inspiring Julene and if you are coming from her blog then your on the right track :) but if not you may want to start at The Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and get on board with the first stop on this month's blog hop. This is always a fun blog hop showing off the ladies creations from their current counterfeit kit. This month, you can choose to share any project you have made with your Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit which you have not shared on your blog yet. Your project could be related to any of the three challenges or maybe just something you made with your kit. As a reminder, here are the three challenges this month: 
You might have been inspired by the challenges this month :

Challenge #1 - Yum!  
Challenge #2 - A Walk In The Woods  
Challenge #3 - Bundle Up!

I followed #3: In cooler weather, we start dressing in layers stay warm. For the third challenge of the month, dress your project for the crisp air by using lots of layers. I layered on the embellishments more than paper layers on this grid style layout:
I took lots of photos the day the kids were over picking pumpkins and with a bit of help for our decorating we got them all to pick another pumpkin out to carve for our yard so let the process begin :) Dig in ! was very appropriate title for this layout of just getting the pumpkins cleaned out first before the carving. Layers of embellishments on this layout from my Falltoberfest kit.
I used the sketch over at Creative Scrappers for the inspiration for this layout:
 My husband took this picture so glad to see myself in one of the pictures when I went through them all to be printed
 The journaling
 A fun middle block full of word stickers of the day.
 Dave sure was keeping an eye on the kids while they were cutting along with Andrea too
 Thanks a bunch for stopping by today and have fun hopping around the blog hop not off you go to see what Lisa has created she does so magnificent creations :) and you can see what she did create at her blog.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Campbell Pumpkin Patch

Good morning and welcome :) Today I have a layout that I created as DT over at Stick It Down. I'm on the double page team and we had quite the sketch to work with this month. So this is my take on the sketch:
 and this is the sketch we got to use:
This was a cool sketch to try to adapt to my style of scrapping, I think I represented it well :) I figured it was up to the individual to decide on the amount of photos we wanted to add to the layout. So I used my current counterfeit kit: Falloberfest and got more of the pumpkin day with the Grandkids scrapped. This is the starting layout of the day where they went and chose their pumpkin. They put those in the car and you'll see in upcoming layouts the ones they chose for us and helped us decorate our yard.
The left hand side of the layout:
The right hand side of the layout:
 I used washi tape and those pumpkin borders for the bottom strips in the sketch
 I used some stickers, finished off those gold brads (finally!), and that fun journaling card for my journaling
 More stickers from the fall sticker sheets to create that title with fun pennants and some gold Heidi Swapp mist.
 I thought I would add some fun with the chevrons pointing to the word go! under the picture where we started moving towards the pumpkins. It was a fun day and I really like the way this layout turned out :) Thank your for stopping by and I hope to see your creation linked up on the Stick It Down blog.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thank God for Small Favors

Good Morning to you :) Today I'm featuring a layout that I created the title card from the sketch over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style. Our sketch creator this week is Susanne Brauer
and this is the title card I created
and the sketch:

The card was in the 4X6paper pad I added to my current counterfeit kit: Falltoberfest along with the Date stickers, the scallop border, the fleur de lis wood pieces and the other stickers. This is the day that Albert's family came over to pick out there pumpkins and then picked out 5 more to carve to decorate our yard. the layout I created was pininspired:
 I found this fun sketch on my board of sketches I wanted to try :) This is also a Grid layout and so for this week's Use Your Stuff challenge is also taken care of :)
 Close up of the action taking place
 The journaling block
 Fun picture of all the pumpkins lined up in a row.
and us adults enjoying the show :) The only one missing from this layout is Astacia, but you will see her in other layouts from the day over the next week. A very enjoyable layout to create ad love creating that fun title card too.
The prize over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style for November is the beautiful Thankful for You stamp set. You have until November 30, 2016 to add your blog or Instagram link up! 
We can't wait to see what you create, 
Happy Scrapping,