Saturday, December 15, 2018

SNS #167 Sick Day

I have had these photos laying around for a few years. I was stuck on them I just didn't' have a plan. The other day when I was looking at this sketch I originally had planned on doing some super cute Christmas page and when I was digging around in my photos I saw these and I knew just the direction I wanted to to. Do you ever have one plan and end up with a completely other one? 

I pulled out some of this retired Sugar Rush Kit...one of my favorites! I also mounted my photos, have not done that in a while. This page would also very easily turn into a double if you wanted. You could either carry the photos on to the next page or do a little 9 photo spread. Either would look fabulous.



Here is a close up of my title and my little swag at the top. I was originally going to do a banner and add some little tassels but decided to use the little gold gems instead.


Here is the sketch for you to use - Sketch N Scrap #167


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Oh my goodness - 10 Years ya'all!

Hello hello hello -

We have some BIG things going on with this post! December 2018 marks my TENTH year blogging!!! Whoa...can you believe it?

I can't.

I remember when I started this blog 10 years ago. My stamping friend Patricia told me I should start a blog and I told her nooooo I couldn't do that and she said sure you can it is easy.

The rest is history...I have to say some blogging years I have been a better blogger than others but I really do love it. It sometimes make me a little sad that the blogging world is not the same as it once was with the onset of social media and the loss of the reader programs where you could get your blog fix in one sitting reading, what 200, blogs at once. How I miss that.

I have to share a top 10 list in my 10th year right? Here are 10 of my favorite projects (in no particular order) it was really hard to narrow it down. I must say I am so happy that I have kept this blog because even though I may not have blogged about every project I have ever done I have a huge record of my projects and for the most part if I blogged about them I loved them.

....don't tell anyone but I do have a few doozies out here in blog land that I am not sure why I felt the need to share them but...anyway back to some of my favs.

Summer Sweetness - I have always always loved this stamp set. I just cannot get over how adorable it is and so quick and easy to use. I just used the last of these little seed packet templates but he watermelon one was always my favorite.

Christmas card set - This set just sort of came together with stuff I had forever in my stash and it ended up being one of my favorite Christmas sets I have ever come up with.

That one time my MOM commented on a post - As I was researching this post looking at some of my favorites I saw that somehow someway my mom who doesn't even know a thing about the internet loved and commented on this post. I had totally forgotten this even ever happened. This also does happen to be one of my favorite scrapbook pages still to this day.

A Clear Favorite mini album - I still enjoy flipping through this mini album, it sits on a shelf and I love that it is clear. It is playful, it is fun and it brings back great memories.

Love & Marriage - It only took my daughter 4 years to compete her wedding album I made her but boy was it worth the wait!!!

Fun Flip Card with tons of details - this card is sort of simple but I see it has a lot of cool stuff going on, random stamping, the rock and roll technique, it features the Art Philosophy card and it has some great deminsion. All the workings of a great card. 

Christmas gift - I love the way this simple give turned out. It is really amazing how a little something extra can make some thing simple turn into something amazing!

Bike Trio - I love making 3 x 3 cards they are perfect for gift bags or just to leave out for someone special.

A fish story - my mom wanted me to make an album for her and so I created this one of her and her friends on a fishing adventure. She loved it!!!

Way to go - I don't know what it is about this card but it is one of my favorites and I have used this pattern again and again!!!

Bonus - a post about why I love scrapbooking



Monday, December 10, 2018

H2H - Shake it up



This week we are shaking things up a bit over at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog - I decided to make a fun card using our new Season of Joy Cricut collection and some beautiful gold sequins.


To make this card I used some edit features in Design Space and added a box around a snow flake to create a box. From there I added another box and then I sliced the image out so I could use it as a shaker card. 

We would love to see what you come up with.Shake It Up






Wednesday, December 5, 2018

SNS Card Sketch #135


I did end up changing this out a bit with a few embellishments instead of a sentiment but I love the overall simplicity of this card. Masculine cards are so hard to come by. I plan on using this sketch time and time again as I really love banners. 


I pulled out this long ago Cruisin' WOTG stamp set. I really just cannot get enough of this buffalo plaid from the Hello Pumpkin line. 

We would LOVE to see what you come up with using this Card Sketch #135 so make sure to link in over at the Sketch N Scrap blog.