Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday Card Share

It is Friday crafty friends and I am so looking forward to getting time at my desk this weekend! Today I have another card to share with you that I created using my May Simon Says Stamp Card Kit!  These card kits are fabulous and you get so much product for a great price!!  If you have been thinking of subscribing to a card kit I highly recommend SSS card kits!  Here is a look at my card 
Everything I used to make this card came  from the May SSS card kit.  I love the colors in this kit and the stamp is simply adorable!! This month the kit came with some liquid pearls which I added to my card and some lovely trim from Websters Pages that I can not wait to use!! I hope you enjoyed my card share and I appreciate all your sweet comments on my posts!! I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Watch out Washington..

This week is flying by and tonight I am sending my oldest off to Washington D.C. for a world strides trip!  He and about 25 other classmates will be boarding a bus to Washington and they have a jam packed itinerary!  I will miss him so very much but so happy he has this opportunity to go!  I created this card to stick in his suitcase for him to find when he arrives in Washington!  Just a little note to tell him how much I love him and how proud he makes me!  I used the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit to create this card.  This kit comes with an exclusive Kelly Purkey stamp set that is just to cute and perfect for masculine cards!  Here is a look at my card...
I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge "Anything Goes"!  I hope you can also join me with this challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog  for your chance to win a $50.00 voucher to their amazing shop! 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Let's Scrap 5-29-13

It is Wednesday and time for another Let's Scrap sketch!  Here is a look at this weeks sketch...
I decided to scrap some photos from my oldest son's 13th birthday!  He went to Florida with his dad last year for his birthday and he took a bunch of photos with his iPhone and I printed a few out to add to my layout!  I used papers and stamps from Close to My Heart and I actually created a two page layout!!  I kept this layout pretty basic and clean and did not add to many layers or embellishments like I normally would do but I think it turned out nice!
This weeks sketch is sponsored by..

And they have a mystery prize for one lucky winner

I hope you all get a chance to play along with us at Let's Scrap this week!  Make sure to stop over at Let's Scrap to see what the rest of the design team came up with!!  Thanks so much for stopping and have a wonderful day!!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Red Carpet Studio Challenge

I am here today with another challenge from Red Carpet Studio.  This challenge is inspired by the movie Sixteen Candles and our challenge is to create a birthday themed card.

Challenge Guidelines are as follows
  • Project must be posted during the week of the challenge, no backlinking
  • Please link to the DIRECT post on your blog featuring your card
  • Must be a card, any size or shape is okay
  • Link up by Saturday June 1st at 11:00 PM US CST
  • Card must follow the challenge theme
    The Sponsor this week is Paper Pretties!  One lucky winner will receive 6 digi sets of their choice!
    Here is my card I created using two digi stamps from Paper Pretties!!
    I used papers from my May Heartstring Designs kit and colored my image with some copics and some Close to My Heart alcohol  markers.  The inside of my card reads "Cherry on Top" and I think the sentiment is super cute!  I hope you get a chance to play along with us at Red Carpet Studio and link up your birthday themed card! 

    Saturday, May 25, 2013

    RCS#37 Girl With A Pearl Earing

    On Friday I shared a tutorial over at Let's Scrap using distress inks, water and water color paper.  I used my finished product to punch out some butterflies with my Stampin Up punch and added them to my layout!  Here is my finished layout
    I am entering my layout into the Red Carpet Studio challenge this week!  The challenge this week is to add pearls to your layout so I added tiny pearls to each one of my butterflies!  The sponsor this week is Get Inky! Stamps by Blue Moon Creation and they have a fabulous prize!  Thanks so much for stopping today!!

    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    Memory Works Studio May Challenge

    This month Cathie has a fabulous challenge for us over at the Memory Works Studio!  We needed to step out of our box a little and look for inspiration in newspapers, magazines, advertising flyers, ect.  I received this in the mail awhile back and have had it sitting in my craft space!  I was drawn to the colors of this ad and I knew I wanted to do something with it and when I read what the challenge for May was I knew this was the ad I was going to draw my inspiration from.  Here is a look at the ad...
    I love the pink and aqua in this ad and the polka dots!  Here is a look at the card i created using this ad as my inspiration.
    I used papers from Heidi Swap Sugar Chic and I stamped out the telephone from The Stamps of Lifestamp set for the month of May called phone4you!  I cut a word bubble with my Cricut and used some Thickers to spell out the word hello!  Since the ad was for clothing I decided to add some stitching around my card to finish it off!  Please stop over at the Memory Works Blog to check out some more inspiration!  Thanks so much for stopping today and I hope you enjoyed my card!

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    Let's Scrap

    Its Wednesday and that means it is time for a new sketch challenge over at Let's Scrap!  Here is this weeks sketch
    I created a one page layout using my new Heartstring Designs May Housecalls Kit!  I am so in love with this kit!  Please check out Heartstring Designs because each month they come out with an amazing kit!  Here is the layout I created using Let's Scrap sketch 5-22-13

    I scrapped photos I took of my babies on Mother's Day!  It was a very windy day so we did a very quick little photo session at an old abandoned building and I think the photos came out great!  I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week for your chance to win a fabulous prize from Scrap Collections

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    May Housecalls Kit-Flea Market

    Hello!!  I received my Heartstring Designs May Housecalls Kit the other day and I could not wait to tear into it and start creating!  Today I would like to share one of the layouts I created using this kit!  I scrapped one of my favorite pictures of Michael and I!  I used everything from the kit to create this layout except some washi tape and a stamp!  Here is my layout....
    I am so in love with this months Housecalls Kit!  This kit is jam packed full of all kinds of amazing product!  I love the vintage look to this kit and love the pack of Jinger Adams cards that are included in this months kit!  Make sure to check back tomorrow to see another layout created with this fabulous kit!!!  Here is a look at this months Heartstring Designs May Kit!

    Monday, May 20, 2013

    White Cardstock Challenge

    Happy Monday everyone!!!!  We have had some amazing challenges and fun games this month over at Let's Scrap!  Today I am here to share with you the challenge I posted in the Let's Scrap forum for NSD! My challenge is to create a layout using only WHITE cardstock so put the colored and patterned cardstock away for this cause in order to add color and patterns you must create them yourself using inks, stamps, mists, sprays, paint, gelatos, washi, ribbon, ect. as long as you start with a piece of WHITE cardstock! Its time to get a little messy ladies and create something fabulous!! My main rule is to just start with WHITE cardstock! Here are a few other things to remember
    • Use any of the Let’s Scrap Sketches.
    • This challenge cannot be combined with the weekly main page sketch, the BAM (Book about Me) challenges or the Scrap our Stash challenge.
    • The layout must be something new you scrapped for this challenge not something that you have previously made.
    • For this challenge please upload your page photo to the gallery by 5-31-13, 11:59pm (using the main page clock time).
    • Be sure to tag your layout/card correctly. For my challenge, please tag as : NSD13#17 (all one word), followed by a comma, a space, and the sketch number you used. My tag will read: NSD13#9, 8-20-09
    Here is my layout
    I started with a WHITE 12x12 and used my roller arrow stamp to add some pattern and then stitched all the way around my layout with black thread. I took two different sized pieces of WHITE cardstock to use as my photo mats and covered one with Washi Tape and the other one i used distress ink and water to color my paper. For my journaling strip I started with WHITE cardstock and covered it in black ink and them added lines with my chalkboard marker from Close To My Heart. After I had everything layed out I added some Color Shine splats around the layout!  I sure hope you can join in on my challenge over at Let's Scrap!  Thanks so much for stopping today and I hope you all have a fabulous day!!

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    Let's Scrap 5-15-13

    It is time for another sketch from Let's Scrap!  Have you all had a chance to stop over and check out all the great challenges going on this month for NSD?  There are a ton of great things going on this month at Let's Scrap so stop on over and check it out!  I will be posting a challenge up on Thursday and you will not want to miss it!  Now for this weeks sketch...
    Great sketch this week and it can be used for a card or a layout!  I created a card this week and I used papers from the Glitz Design Color My happy 8x8 paper pad!  I love this collection so much and I created a sweet and simple card!
    Very simple but still a very sweet card!  It reminds me so much of my husband I just had to use this little cut apart card from the paper pad as my card sentiment!  This week our sponsor is Paper Crafting World and here is the prize they are giving away to one lucky winner..
    All you have to do is create a card or layout using this weeks sketch and upload it to the Let's Scrap gallery for your chance to win!  Make sure you head on over to Let's Scrap and check out what the rest of the Design Team has created!

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    Embellish Me Happy May Challenge

    Hello Everyone!  Happy Tuesday and it is time for the May Challenge from Embellish Me Happy!  This month our challenge is Using Circles and Texture!  So get out all your circular embellishments, circle punches and dies and lets get creating!!  Here are a few other things to go along with this months challenge to add to your projects!
    1.  Using Texture! There are so many ways to use texture other than using cardstock that is textured.  Using glitter, paints, crumbled paper, tearing paper, feathers, twine, stitching, flocking, you name it!
    2.  In light of Mother's Day I know you all will have plenty of photo's to scrap so make this your focus for this challenge. Anything that will represent this day.
    3. Use the colors red and Pink or Just Red or just Pink but you must use one of the two colors!
    4.  Have fun!
    Challenges are due to Embellish Me Happy May 25th by 11:59 EST  Please upload your projects via InLinkz on the sidebar to be eligible for this months prize 
    Our sponsor for May is My Wise Designs and she has a fabulous prize for our winner!  Please check her out HERE and here is a little bit about our sponsor! 
    My name is Tarynne Wise and I live in sunny Southern California. I started scrapbooking 10+ years ago but when a medical problem kept me from sitting up for long periods of time, I went to cards. This year is my first year doing Project Life and I'm obsessed with it! My album is full of my nieces, my family, my dog Scruffy and the best boyfriend ever made, Joey.
    Here is the layout I created for this months Embellish Me Happy challenge

    I used papers from Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic paper pad, a couple date stamps, a Close to My Heart stamp, and some brads and sequins and this is what I came up with!  I just love this paper line from Heidi Swapp!  I hope you all get a chance to play along with this Challenge!!  I can not wait to see what you ladies can come up with!  Please head on over to Embellish Me Happy and check out the rest of the design team projects!!  Thanks for stopping to day!

    Sunday, May 12, 2013

    Red Carpet Studio

    Happy Mother's Day!  Today I am here as Guest Designer for Red Carpet Studio!  Red Carpet Studio is a movie-inspired challenge blog featuring alternating card and layout challenges!  Inspired by the movie "Baby Mama" this weeks challenge is to create a baby-themed card!
    Here are the challenge guidelines:

  • Project must be posted during the week of the challenge, no backlinking
  • Please link to the DIRECT post on your blog featuring your card
  • Must be a card, any size or shape is okay
  • Link up by Saturday May 18th at 11:00 PM US CST
  • Card must follow the challenge theme

    The sponsor this week is Eureka Stamps.  One lucky, randomly chosen winner will receive five digis of their choice!!
    Here is my card I created with a digi from Eureka Stamps!
    I hope you can play along with us over at Red Carpet Studio!  I can not wait to see what you create for this challenge!!  Please take a moment and head over to Red Carpet Studio and check out some more fabulous inspiration!  Thanks for stopping today!

    Friday, May 10, 2013

    Let's Scrap 5-8-13

    Hello!  I am a little late posting my layout this week for Let's Scrap!  I have been so busy this week and things are just keep piling up on me!  I had fun creating this layout using Let's Scrap sketch 5-8-13. 
    Our sponsor this week is FabScraps and they have a fabulous prize to offer!  All you have to do to be entered into the draw is create a layout using the sketch above and post it in the Let's Scrap gallery by May 14.  Here is this weeks prize

    I choose to do a one page layout and used papers from the Romance Collection from Prima!!  The papers in this collection are just gorgeous!  I scrapped two of my favorite photos of myself and Mike and printed them in black and white. 
    This is a little different from my normal bright layouts but I like the look and feel of how it all came out!  I plan on having Mike do some hand journaling on the other journal card but I figured I would keep that part private;)  I hope you all enjoy my layout and I hope you have had a chance to check us out and play along with us over at Let's Scrap!

    Monday, May 6, 2013

    Scraputante's Round Robin Challenge

    Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and got a chance to celebrate National Scrapbooking day doing what we all love to do!!  Today I have a layout to share with you that I created for Scraputante's Round Robin Challenge!  This month there are 3 groups of 4 very talented ladies.  The rules are as follows

    1. Layouts should be 12x12 paper layouts
    2. You will draw inspiration or "scraplift" from the person who is assigned the week before you in your Group. Week 1 participants can post any layout!
    3. You must lift at least 3 elements from the previous persons layout and list what 3 items you lifted. Some examples are: colors, number of photos, embellishments, placement of photos, title placement, twine, distressing, inking, etc..if you have questions dont be afraid to ask I am more than willing to answer.
    4. Post your layout in the group on your Assigned Monday by 8 pm EST (even though some of our players get impatient LOL)
    5. HAVE FUN!!

    Sounds fun right!?  Well week 1 ladies get to create anything they want!   They start it out for us and then we start lifting from there!  It is so fun to see how every layout turns out and to see the elements that are lifted from the previous week!  Here is the layout posted for week 1 that I lifted my inspiration from
    Fabulous right!!??  Tons of amazing elements to lift from this great layout from Jean!  I am in week 2 so today is my day to share my layout with everyone..

    I lifted the word Celebrate,  brads, and vellum and I went along with the birthday theme of Jeans layout.  The pictures I used are from my birthday and how I spent my day and night!  Spending the day with my babies and  I spent my night with my best friend!  We had a great dinner, drinks and lots of dancing!   I am really looking forward to week 3 and what they will left from my layout!!  I hope you enjoyed my layout today please leave some bloggy love below and thanks for stopping today!

    Friday, May 3, 2013

    Scrap Your Stash Layout Share

    I finally have my scrap your stash layout to share with you!  I created this layout with specific pictures in my head and completed the layout before printing the photos.  I used a sketch from The Paper Bakery Sketch Challenge .  Well after it was completed and I went to look for the photos on my computer I could not find them!  So I had to go through all the computers and finally last night I found the photos on our old laptop!  Of coarse our old computer is slower than a snail so I had to go  through and clean it up, restart it, and was then able to print my photos and here is my finished product!

    Everything I used in this layout was found in my stash of stuff!  I found a mixture of goodies that all went well together and I went with darker colors because I knew I would be scrapping an old photo from my son's pre-school graduation.  I hope you enjoyed my scrap your stash layout and I hope you will share what you have created with your stash of goodies on my Facebook page for your chance to win some goodies from me!  I have had one layout shared on my page so far and it is an amazing scrap your stash layout make sure to check it out I will choose a winner in a couple weeks!  There is still one day left to enter your layout at The Paper Bakery!  Here is a look at the sketch and thanks for stopping today!

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    Let's Scrap

    How is everyone doing today!?  Today I am here with another sketch from Let's Scrap.  I love this sketch and thought it would be great to use what I had left over from my Jillibean Placemat! 
    I used some older fall photos of my daughter playing in the leaves.  The paper collection I used is from Close To My Heart and one of my favorites called Dotty for You.  I created a one page layout (one day I will create a two page layout I promise) for this weeks sketch and this is what I came up with..
    This week our sponsor is Fresh Brewed Designs and the prize they are giving away is 3 digi stamps of your choice!  I hope you can play along with us over at Let's Scrap  and do not forget that National Scrapbooking Day is coming up and Let's Scrap is celebrating all month with sketches, challenges and tutorials so you do not want to miss it!