Saturday, October 5, 2019

2019 WCMD SNS #1

Hello are you ready for a fun busy month of making lots of beautiful cards? We are kicking off the week with World Card Making Day Sketch #1

I have been trying to use my stamps that have never seen ink before. I decided to make something with these adorable little Hedge Hogs from 2010! Yikes, look for me to do a series using stamps that haven't seen ink next year while at the same time using up older adorable papers that I have also had for years.

I went in a different direction with this sketch but it was a ton of fun making this Birthday Card. When I first saw this sketch I was picturing fall leaves or a gorgeous flower and instead I went fun and colorful from the balloons to the little bling gems. I was also able to use some of my NEW Copic Markers. I ran into a great sale and picked up several new colors. Do you like to color? What is your favorite coloring medium? It is probably not fair for me to ask as I am not sure I could pick a favorite. I love them all, watercolors, pencils, crayons, ink.


Here is the inside of my card as well.



Here is the sketch WCMD SNS #1 We would love to see what you created for World Card Making Day over at Sketch N Scrap.


SNS Card Sketch #155

Hello everyone! How is your month going? Are you ready for October? Trips to the apple orchard, pumpkin everything (shhhhhh I am not a fan), the leaves are turning...oh and rain. Lots of rain. Rain means that you could spend some time in your craft room since you can't really get outside and do stuff. 

A few weeks ago my dad turned 70! Wow, I first remember him turning 29, now mind you I though that was old and since I have passed that long ago I realize just how young he was. He still seems young to me maybe because he doesn't look it, or he doesn't act it, or most of my friends parents are hovering around 80. Anyway I am not hear to talk about his age just that I got to celebrate with him. We went out to dinner and wouldn't you know it, I forgot this card at home. haha. 

I thought this card sketch #155 was just adorable and perfect for a birthday card. Originally I was going to put a 7 and a 0 where the car is. Then I thought I might add a motorcycle there since he loves to ride. In the end I went with a car as he has taken up a habit of buying and selling cars lately. I can't even tell you what he is currently driving. I was able to use this fun new circle Planner Pocket - 2 Die  from Elizabeth Craft Designs...I ran into their booth at the Expo and fell in love so just know you will see more fun dies and stamps from them featured here in the near future.

I was also able to use up some more of my stash that I had leave over from what I think was a Simple Stories line. It was the last sheet of this paper I had, yeah!


I also like to decorate the inside of my cards.


Here is the adorable card sketch #155 we would love to see what you come up with. Be sure to link up with us over at the blog.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

SNS Layout Sketch 186

I will let you in on a little secret, I have not been doing any traditional scrapbooking lately. I have been focusing on organizing my supplies and on getting my 2018 Happy Planner Scrapbook done. It uses little 2 x 2 and 2 x 3 photos and I do a weekly spread. I have been enjoying it. I have however missed just grabbing a set of photos and working with them to create a cute page. This is one of the reasons I LOVE sketches. I can grab and go pretty quick and come up with an adorable page featuring two of my little grands 

Here is my take on Sketch #186

I used up some super old papers from a PersonalScrapper Kit, I sure do miss that club. The papers are mainly just cardstock but there is also some JillyBean Soup in there as well.


I used some stickers and some chipboard to indicate the fun things they did at the apple orchard.


I also mixed some fonts to make the title. 

We would love to see what you come up with using the sketch below!





Tuesday, September 24, 2019

SNS Card Sketch #154

Quick card using card sketch #154 I love this one and I love this paper line too (Shimelle Sparkle City). It was featured in my Flavor of the Month Kit from The Scraproom





Friday, September 20, 2019

SNS Card Sketch #154


Happy Happy Birthday to my first baby girl. I wanted to make my oldest daughter a card for her 29th birthday and so I again grabbed this fun paper from American Crafts called Along the Way. It is just so playful and sweet. I also used it here and here. When I saw the sketches for this month I knew I wanted to do something with it because it has one of my go to styles of one paper on the bottom and another on the top. I also just adore anything with banners.

I did minimal stamping on this card as I wanted to keep it sweet and simple. I fussy cut one of the girls out and popped her up with pop dots and added some little gold balls.


Here is the card from another angle


Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #154


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

SNS Card Sketch #153

We have this fun bonus card using this sketch from the beginning of the month. Again I love all things banners so this was a quick and simple card for me to put together.


I think I will do another version of this one in the near future. It is a great sketch. Lots of possibilities with different paper and sentiments. 


We would love to see what you come up with! Come and join us at Sketch N Scrap.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

SNS Layout #184

I have a very special page for you today about a special lady. My grandma was to turn 100 years old in a few days on September 5th. Sadly she passed away a few weeks ago in late July. I knew when I saw this sketch I would want to feature her. I took a copy of this photo a while ago of her and her mom on the side of the mountain and she told me about this car and retold me the story of getting her license by sending just $1.00 to Nashville, no test or anything. 

I am looking forward to savoring my many many memories that I have of my grandma and putting them down on paper while they are still relatively fresh in my memories. I should have done better recording them. 


I cut the journaling into strips and added little metallic pearls to the flowers. I also fussy cut several sets of flowers and popped them up.


I also used a doily which I love but never ever use. So happy to try new thing in my pages. 


I used paper from Photo Play from the Free Bird line. It is so pretty and vintage but also very bright and cheerful. Perfect for older photos. We hope you can join us over at Sketch N Scrap.