Sunday, July 27, 2014

Retrosketches #125

Hey Everyone!  I am back with a new sketch and card from Retrosketches!  This sketch is fabulous and so many possibilities!  Here is a look at the sketch and my card!

I am loving the white on white look right now so that is what I went for with this card!  I used a white card base and used two stamp sets.  To create the rays I used the stamp set Patterned Pennants from Close to my Heart and heat embossed in white embossing powder.  The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink stamp set called We Go Together and is stamped out in Close to my Heart Slate ink.

I hope you will join us this week and link up your card using this sketch!  A little shout out to Scrappin Madge for linking up using last weeks sketch!!  Thanks for playing along Madge!  Enjoy your day everyone!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Clique Kits July Blog Share

Hey Everyone!  Welcome to the Clique Kits July Blog Share featuring products using the July 2014 kit A Midsummer Nights Dream.  This months kit features Echo Parks Capture Life collection designed by the fabulous Allison Kreft!  You should have made your way here from Jody's blog but in case you did not please CLICK HERE to start the blog share from the beginning!  I have a few projects to share with you today so lets get stated!

First up I have two layouts to share and the first one is of my youngest Eli James!  His favorite movie was on and as you can see in the photo he was very much into it!  We were having a lazy movie day so I had to capture his little self on the couch!
Earlier this month I shared a layout using a sketch from Life.Paper.Scrapbook and I wanted to create a layout with the 2 photos I did not use in that layout.  I did not want to add to many embellishment to this layout so the focus would mainly be on the photos!
For my last projects I have 3 cards to share using the last bits and pieces of this kit!

Thanks for stopping today and I hope you enjoyed my projects this month!  Your next stop is the one and only Shayne!  Don't forget to comment along the way for your chance to win this months giveaway!  For an extra entry sign up for the Clique Kits newsletter and share the hop on Facebook!  Please leave a separate comment for each entry!  Here is the complete line-up in case you get lost along the way!
Clique Kits

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Retrosketches #124

Happy Saturday!  I am back with a new sketch and card for Retrosketches!  This weeks sketch is based off of one of my past cards!  You can see the card and blog post HERE!  Shaker cards are so much fun and I just received some fun brand new sequins in the mail from Stampin Up so I had to create another shaker card!  This pack of sequins includes star, circle and heart shaped sequins!  So much fun in one pack!  You can get them at my Stampin Up website HERE!

Here is a look at this weeks sketch and my take on the sketch! 

I love this sweet koala bear from Sweet Stamp Shop's stamp set Koala so I had to inculde him in this shaker card!  I hope you enjoyed my card and that you will give this sketch a shot and link up to Retrosketches!  You never know, you could be the next Retrosketches Headliner! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cardmaking with my Clique Kit

I love to create scrapbook layouts and mini albums but I also am a huge fan of cardmaking!  Today I am using my July Clique Kit and a digital cute file from the Clique Kits shop to create two quick and easy cards!  You can find the Diagonal Stripe cut file in the Clique Kits shop for only $0.99 and it can used with so many projects!  Head on over to the Clique Kits blog to see my full blog post and another example of how this cut file was used by one of the Clique Kits subscribers!
Here are my two cards using this Diagonal Stripe Cut File from Clique Kits.  I re-sized the cut file on both cards.  The first card also uses one of the Allison Kreft Heart Charms that you can find in the shop and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Wish You Were Here stamp set that is also available in the Clique Kits shop. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my cards and will give this Diagonal Stripe Cut File a try!  For only $0.99 it sure is a bargain to help you create something fun and unique!  I hope you all enjoy your day and get some time to be creative today!

Challenges Entered
CAS-ual Fridays-Summer Lovin

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stick it Down Sketch Challenge

Hey everyone!  Erica here to bring you a new single page layout sketch from Stick it Down!  This week I pulled out some bits and pieces I had left over from my June 2014 Clique Kit to create my layout and I love how it turned out!  This kit features paper collections from Heidi Swapp and Simple Stories and I love all the black and white with the pops of color!  There are still a couple of these kits available for single purchase in the Clique Kits store.  Here is a look at this weeks sketch and my completed layout.

I would love for you to join us this week and link up your projects using this sketch!  Winner of this sketch challenge will be asked to join us next month as Guest Designer at Stick it Down!  Thanks so much for stopping today I hope you all enjoyed my layout!  Have a great rest of your day!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Life.Paper.Scrapbook Sketch and My Clique Kit

Hello Everyone!  I wanted to drop in quick and share the layout I created for my post on Clique Kits this past Thursday!  I used the current sketch challenge over at Life.Paper.Scrapbook. 

I used the July 2014 Clique Kit to create my layout along with the Pinkfresh Stuido exclusive kit and a few July add-ons from the Clique Kits store.!  I love the Bokeh Teal paper from Allison Kreft's Capture Life collection!  I love how it looks with the pink pattern paper and pink embellishments.  The photos I used are of my husband Michael and I and were taking by my high school friend who is an amazing photographer Anna Wight.  We were so blessed to have her take our family photos for us.

The July Clique Kit is available for purchase in the Clique Kits shop along with the Echo Park view finder die and Studio Calico enamel dots I used in my layout!  I hope you enjoyed my layout using this sketch!  Head on over to Clique Kits to view some close up photos and read my blog post HERE.

Challenges Entered
Scrap Our Stash-Polaroid Frame, Enamel Dots, Journal Card

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Retrosketches #123

Happy Saturday!  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far!  Here in Illinois it is muggy and raining so I have been on my couch watching the first season of True Blood and prepping for a workshop I am doing tomorrow!  Today I also want to share with you the new sketch from Retrosketches!

I love all the little banners and they are perfect to use up some of my scraps from my Serendipity paper pad from Heidi Swapp!  I used the Scripty Thanks from Lawn Fawn and a few white enamel dots from Teresa Collins!  Here is my take on this weeks sketch!
I hope you will join us this week and link up your take on the sketch!  I really enjoyed seeing your cards for sketch #122!  Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed my card!