Monday, October 29, 2018

H2H - Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice and everything nice

I can't remember exactly when it happened but pumpkin season has become a big thing, I mean a really BIG thing! You know what I am talking about, before summer is even over people start going gaga for pumpkin everything...pumpkin latte, pancakes, cookies, pie, oatmeal, even pumpkin beer. Whoa...

You guys...I have a confession...

Pumpkin isn't my jam!

I know, I know, how can I live in the Midwest and love fall and not love it? I just don't. Every year I try a bite of pumpkin pie...nope still not a fan. I have tried the pumpkin beer it was ok but I wouldn't drink one again. I do like pumpkin spice bars...those are yummy.

Anyway I want to like it, I try it here and there but it just isn't my thing. I do love to go to the pumpkin patch! This past year we hit up the pumpkin patch really early but my little one went right before Halloween with her grandparents  so this week I decided to feature our pumpkin carving adventure and Halloween. Make sure you head on over to the Heart 2 Heart blog this week to check out Pumpkin Spice challenge.

I am still working up a storm in my 2017 Pocket Page Album. I had so much fun with these pages. I know I mentioned last week that I sometimes use these smaller Pocket Plus Memory Protectors to make a busy week bigger and here is an example of that. 

I pulled out an old favorite the Artbooking Cartridge to make a lot of the details for each pocket. They have a really fun Halloween section. I used it for the round Halloween, the spider web, the film strip, the "trick or treat" the moon and the fence. I love how DS allows me to change the sizes on everything to make it fit to just the right size.

I didn't use it as much here I used it for the web frame and I also used the font from Artistry for "week 44".

I really enjoy making my own cards. I just add a little detail here and there and they all just kind of come together.

Here you can see some of the details a little better.

I also used the new Thin Cut Decorative Borders here with the paper tare at the top of this card.

And here on the little stitched scallop. I hand cut the banners. I also have Thin Cut Decorative Boarder stitching on the orange piece but it is hard to see.

I hope you enjoyed these pages. Make sure you stop on over to the H@H blog and show us what you come up with.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

WCMD #4 pumpkin

I have had this little seed pack printable since forever. I picked it up from Splitcoast Stampers when that was the only place to get card ideas. I have made several fun cards over the years with various seed packs% 

I decided to make a fun little card for our last World Card Making Day sketch #4

We would love to see what you come up with over at Sketch-n-Scrap

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Paper Trufflez Team Blog Hop - Scrapbooking the Everyday

Welcome to the Paper Trufflez Team Blog Hop. The participants in this hop will be highlighting new products from the 2018 Holiday Expressions catalog. If you have come from Lisa's blog, you are on the right path.

The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here. It’s really simple to hop along with us. Simply click on the link at the end of each blog post to move to the next one.

Last year I decided to try Pocket Scrapbooking once again, I tried a few times before and lasted about a week. Well this time I stuck with it! I am so close to being done with my 2017 scrapbook so I have really been focusing on getting my pages done before the end of this year. Week 41 was all about our new little grand-daughter, so we didn't much going on for week 42. I decided to use Design 1 for this week.

I used a cut apart card from the new Boutique collection. I love this paper  the colors are so soft but trendy. I love to use the cut apart paper or our Picture My Life cards but often will just make up my own pocket pages. On a couple of these I used one of the 3 x 4 cut aparts and paired it with some regular paper or sometimes I add to the pre-printed ones to just give them a little something extra. 

Like here I added a few little banners at the top as well as some Loose Sequins.  

Here I did a little journaling often times I like to cut it into strips and then again I added some more Loose Sequins. You can also have a closer look of my little heart if so full. 

Tip: Making your own pocket cards is a great way to up some scraps. 

On week 43 I have fussy cut flowers from some leftover pattern paper, several journaling strips as well as the scallop which was left over from the Decorate Boarders, I combined with a strip of Boutique pattern paper.  

Week 43 was even less exciting so I decided to use our Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 3 for these cards. I often use these to highlight a small week or if I have a big week where I have more to say I will use these as well.  These are also a great way to add a few more photos to your regular layouts. In Make it from Your Heart Volume 3 they include several additional photos on how to use our Pocket Plus Memory Protectors in your scrapbooks.

I have to laugh a little cause even my journal card is a little simple (some weeks are just like that) however I did use our amazing new Decorative Border Thin Cuts on the tag and did some fussy cutting to give this card a little something extra. You will see me use these a lot as they are one of my favorite new products.

Some more fussy cutting and strip journaling here.

Now “hop” on over to Andrea's blog to see her fabulous artwork. Be sure to visit all the Consultants in the hop to get some fun creative ideas. If you get lost along the way, here is a list of participants. Thanks for stopping by!

all CTMH unless otherwise noted

Cardstock - White Daisy, Charcoal, Ballerina, Black
Paper Pack - Boutique Paper
Ink - Charcoal
Other - Thin Cuts Decorative Borders, Silver Loose Sequins

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Sweetest Day SNS WCMD #3

Do you have a sweetie? Do you play into Sweetest Day? I know if it is a random made up holiday but I can't help it, I love it. I love love, I love it more when I am in love but even before I had a sweetie I did always enjoy the day. I also love weddings and sappy love stories (both books and movies) I guess I am a romantic at heart.

Today I am sharing a card I made for my sweetie.

Here is the inside of the card where I added some paper and made some banners-

I popped up the typewriter and added some shimmer and used my new Thin Cuts Decorative Boarders 

Here is another one I made for my card stash.

I used our World Card Making Day Sketch #3 which I hope inspires you to make some cards. I really love this sketch and will probably use it quite a bit in the future.

Head on over to Sketch N Scrap, we would love to see what you come up with!

all CTMH unless otherwise noted

Cardstock - White Daisy, Charcoal, Ballerina
Paper Pack - Boutique Paper
Stamps - My Type of Note 
Ink - Charcoal, Ballerina, Peacock
Other - Gold Shimmer Brush, Gold-flecked Gems, Pop Dots, Small Water-brush

Monday, October 15, 2018

Scrapbooking scrapbooking scrapbooking!

I have been scrap-booking up a storm lately. I typically try to keep current or somewhat current...ya know in this decade.

My go to starting point is to use sketches! It is how I start almost every page. Mainly because after I have decided what photos and what papers I want to use I just want to get it down on the paper. Not to mention that is just how I roll. Even before I was a paper crafter I would work like that. If I had a project that I needed to draw or paint. I always did much better if I could just look at an example first and then work from there. Still life, an assignment, a pattern. I am creative I just need to be pointed in the right direction.

I love using our Close to my Heart pattern books. I also love using sketches from sketch favorite being Sketch N Scrap's sketches.

Today I have TWO projects to show you. The first one is for our Heart 2 Heart challenge using the FREE Magic Sketch that Jeanette Lynton shared on her blog not long ago.

My second project is using this adorable sketch from Sketch N Scrap SNS #163 I have been wanting to scrapbook these photos from a few years ago for a while and I thought that the You Are Here collection would be just perfect for our road trip.

I hope you can come and play along with us you have until the end of the month both challenges are open through the end of the month. Good luck!!

Supplies:  ATV Adventiure
all CTMH unless otherwise noted

Cardstock - White Daisy, Fern
Paper Pack - Grateful Heart
Ink - Black
Other - Gold-flecked Gems

Supplies: The Adventure Begins
all CTMH unless otherwise noted

Cardstock - White Daisy, Eggplant, Fern
Paper Pack - Grateful Heart
Stamps - You Are Here - cricut collection, Grateful Heart - Cardmaking 
Ink -  Fern, Charcoal
Other - You Are Here Cricut Digital Collection, Gold-flecked Gems

Saturday, October 13, 2018

SNS WCMD #2 - Hi There

Another card using up my Jillybean Soup kit. I just love how playful it is. I did some die cutting using the Close to my Heart stitched circles and some fussy cutting adding that little owl into the tree. 

I added another little owl inside the card but I left it blank because I am not sure if I want to go with "hang in there" or "lets hang out". 

I hope you have been making some cards. I have been enjoying WCMD and all the card making that goes along with it! We would love to see what you come up with for WCMD Sketch #2

Stop over at our blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has been up to or over to our Facebook Page where we have a On-Line Crop happening. Link up your project by October 31st at 9:55 pm CST.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Peaceful Blooms Postcard with SNS Card #73

Have you been able to join in with us over at the Sketch N Scrap Pumpkin Spice Crop?  Today I wanted to show you another one of my postcards that I made this past summer for the Reset Girl's Camp Reset Postcard Swap...I love a good swap!!

/This will be my last postcard that I share I hope you like it I didn't do much stamping with this one I used some more of my card bases that I have pre-cut to 4-6 so I can use it on cards or pocket scrapbook pages. I used a lot of cut apart flowers on this post card.

Pumpkin Spice Crop Challenge #4

Here is card sketch #73.

I hope you have a chance to play along at our crop going on now over at the Sketch N Scrap Facebook page.

Monday, October 8, 2018

There is still so much to see...SNS #61

Welcome to our Pumpkin Spice Crop I have another postcard for you, and this one was my favorite one that I made. It just all came together and I used up quite a few scraps from my bin. I have had those US cut outs for a while. I made this last winter when I was trying to bash even more of my stash. I also used a stamp set that I have had for at least 6 years.

Here is the sketch for Challenge #3 I hope you can play along with Card Sketch #61 we would love to see what you come up with.

I hope you can join in we would love to see your projects over at the Pumpkin Spice crop!!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Thinking of You - WCMD #1

Have you made any cards today for World Card Making Day? Do you have a fun event that you are planning on going to? Hope on over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to play along with us!

I made this card using up some of my left over Chelsea Gardens papers, that paper is just so pretty and perfect for Thinking of You cards.

I did something I have never done on this card and put a little bit of fiber on the inside of the card too. I like it and I might try it again.

Here is the sketch for Challenge #1 I hope you can play along with WCMD Card Sketch #1 we would love to see what you come up with.

all CTMH unless otherwise noted

Cardstock - Sweet Leaf, White Daisy
Paper Pack - Chelsea Cardens
Stamps - Card Chatter - Sympathy 
Ink - Charcoal 
Other - Crochet Flower, Brad, Scallop  and Oval Spellbinders Die, Green DNC Floss 

Friday, October 5, 2018

SNS Card 131 - Hello

Have you been crafting? I have been doing a lot of organizing and a squeezing in crafting here and there. I did manage to make several cards and a project for my grand-daughters 1st birthday coming up real soon.

I decided that I have had this paper from Jillybean Soup  for long enough. I got it in a kit in 2011 and have always loved it cause it is just so cute and playful.

I used this fun sketch from SNS Card Sketch #131

Hop on over to our blog and see what the other designers came up with.

Link up your projects by October 31st at 9:55 CST

Monday, October 1, 2018

H2H Color Challenge -

Today over at Heart2Heart we are doing a color challenge.

We also had a pretty photo to inspire us...

Here is what I came up with. 

Card stock - Ruby, White Daisy, Black
Ink - Ruby, Charcoal; Black, Mink
Stamps - Perfect Picture Cricut Collection 
Other - black dots