Thursday, December 5, 2019

SNS Card Sketch #159

Hello everyone! Are you ready for the end of the year to happen? 

We had an exciting thing happen. My husband and I bought our first home. We have been working on getting everything packed and ready to go for quite some time. We both have moved a lot in the past so this time I thought I would be strategic and keep out a couple of cards I needed to mail as well as a few items to be able to make some cards or scrapbook pages if I wanted to. 

I was so proud of myself and then I needed one of the said cards....wouldn't you know I couldn't find it anywhere! It is ok right? I have a few inks out and some of my favorite stamps most of which have cute matching dies. Did I also mention they need to be colored. Ok, welp I packed up my die machine as well as my markers, colored pencils and brushes (if I wanted to use an ink pool from a pad). 

Hahaha oh my. So I started digging around my stash and found this cute little Snoopy that I was given this summer at the Expo (they had a snoopy theme night) and wouldn't you know Snoopy is holding a gift. Awww Snoopy to the rescue! 

So I made this cute card and I was ready to assemble. Adhesive check, pop dots....hmmm nope. Ok I dig around and then I dig around some more and finally I just dig for something anything I can pop this up with. Since I apparently packed my pop dots I moved on to my glue dots while i try to figure something out. I am sure you have guessed by now I can't find them either and I am pretty sure they are packed at the bottom of a stack of heavy boxes. So I found some chipboard and picked out a couple that I have had forever and still have not used and popped up Snoopy. made my regular adhesive work where I needed the glue dots and wala birthday card ready to go.

Yay I was able to make a card. I used card sketch #159. I was able to use this cute die circle Planner Pocket - 2 Die  from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

My MIL loved the card and when I find the one I was planning on sending her. I will set it aside for next year.

Here is the adorable card sketch #159 we would love to see what you come up with. Be sure to link up with us over at the blog.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Back again with SNS Card Sketch #158

Hi I made a couple more cards with this sketch that I love so much.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

SNS Card Sketch #158

I am not sure what exactly it is about this sketch but when I saw it I totally fell in love with it. I can just envision using it time and time again. I came up with a set of cards within minutes. I used up a bunch of old stash (flowers from a PersonalScrapper Kit) and scraps. Here is the first one I came up with.

I love to also add some banners or some other simple thing to bring some color to the inside of the card as well. This card seriously came together in no time and I already know who I am going to send it to. 

Friday, November 1, 2019

SNS Layout # 188

Hello everyone - I hope you are having a nice fall.  The leaves in the Midwest have been beautiful this year. 

I decided to work a little bit more on some photos from 2014 when I made my first trip down to Mississippi. I am normally so on top of photos but didn't think of any group shots until we were about to make the long drive home. An early morning photo shoot is probably not one of my best ideas and even though we all look a little rough this page still just makes me smile.

I used Sketch N Scrap Layout Sketch #188. We would love to see what you come up with so make sure you link up your page over at our blog.

Monday, October 21, 2019

SNS Layout Sketch #187

I have been trying to get back to scrapping just for fun. I was a CTMH consultant for quite a while and while I LOVE CTMH and I really enjoy being a consultant sometimes I lose my focus in trying to use only certain products or make super cute classes. It makes me lose site of what I really should be doing which is making pages.

I decided that I just didn't have the time or the space currently to run my business as I really saw it being run and so I decided to step away for a bit. I may end up signing back up sometime int he future for CTMH or maybe some other fun venture but for now I am just going to enjoy making things. 

So making pretty things is what I have been doing. I grabbed this sketch from SNS as they are my go to for sketches.

Way back in 2014 I went down to Mississippi for the very first time. I have been back several times now as my some of my hubby's (and now my) family lives down there. Anyway we went down there for Thanksgiving. I have quite few fun photos and sweet photos to scrap in the near future but this set always makes me giggle. Kenny is trying to give his sister a kiss on the cheek and she wants no part of it. I love that I snapped that photo at just the right moment.

Here is Sketch #187 

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.