Thursday, August 15, 2019

SNS Layout #183

Last year we went to Florida to see my in-laws for Thanksgiving, sounds terrible doesn't it? Take me back!!!

I love going to my in-laws anytime but going in November is a real treat. We were lucky enough to be able to go out on a date-night while we were there. 



The last time we went we tried to catch a sunset and wouldn't you know it we had a cloudy day!  This time around we had a gorgeous night. It may have been even sweeter because we knew the weather back in Northern Illinois was insane! I believe we got over a foot of snow and it was so COLD on top of that. We knew we should enjoy every moment of this beautiful evening away.


I used up some old thickers and was impressed that I only had to piece together the "e" and the "t's" with a C+L and an F. I am not sure if you can see it but I did some faux stitching up top as well as in the lower right hand corner.


Here is my stitching. I added some starfish and some gold nuggets into the circles.


Just another view. I really adore how each it was to use Sketch #183 to capture this special night.

Here is the sketch I used SNS #183 we would love to have you show us what you have come up with using this or one of our other sketches featured this month.


Come and see us soon! 


Monday, August 5, 2019

SNS Card Sketch #151

Hello Dear Readers Happy August! Yes, I actually said August!! Can you believe it is already August I don't know about you but in our neck of the woods (Northern Illinois) we wait and wait and wait for summer and then it gets started and you blink and it is August and you are prepping for school to start back up. Yikes

Anyway, I hope you are having a fun summer. Ours has been busier than ever and we have made a lot of memories that I will be able to scrapbook soon. In the mean time I have been making cards. Some of them have been very elaborate and some of them have been quick and simple.

Today I am sharing a simple monochromatic card that I made using Sketch #151


I have had this stamp set for a very long time. Like many of them I had to have it! I have used it one time...here in this project. One of my goals is to start using them. If I can't figure out why I loved it enough to buy it I need to pass it on, sell it, donate it, something rather than letting it sit in my drawer.

Cardstock - White Daisy, Raspberry
Ink - Raspberry, Charcole
Stamps - So Many Smiles
Other - Hot Pink Crystal Gems




Thursday, August 1, 2019

SNS Card Sketch #150

Have you noticed we have a new format for our online monthly crops yet? We now have a new Sketch N Scrap's Monthly Facebook Challenges Group this group is replacing our old crop events allowing us to manage entries and be more interactive. We hope you can join us.

Here is a card I made using the card sketch from earlier this month SNS Card Sketch #150. I tried something new and only colored in the heart and the hair clip on the little girl and love the way it looked. I got those cute little wooden accents and those papers in a swap that I was recently in. They were all so adorable and went so well together. 




Monday, July 15, 2019

SNS Layout #181

Chemistry is fun!  Last year we went to a Chemistry Demonstration at NIU. They did all sorts of fun things for us on the stage these demos involved Balloons, Liquids, Fruit, Race-cars, Fire, and Maizies favorite part Ice Cream. When I saw this sketch I knew it would be perfect for this fun event. Here is how my page turned out. 


We would LOVE to see what you come up with using Sketch #181 over at the Sketch N Scrap blog 


Friday, July 5, 2019

SNS Card Sketch #149

Well I have a cute card share for you today using a versatile sketch that i see myself using again and again. I was invited to a baby shower for one of my daughters oldest friends (months ago?) and had all sorts of ideas on what to make. I happened to not be able to make it so my daughter asked me if I was going to stop by. I said, I can but why? She said to drop off that gift...wait what?!?!

You would think that I know better by now to procrastinate! 

pro·cras·ti·nate
/prəˈkrastəˌnāt/
verb
  1. delay or postpone action; put off doing something.

Nope I am not sure I will ever learn...so sketch to the rescue.

I made up this quick card using that adorable paper pack from my Hello card


Then I had to figure out what in the world I was going to make her...I decided to make up some Holiday Onsies that she can use as the holidays approach. Now had I thought this through a lot more I could have made these shirts on different color shirts but a procrastinator can only do so much when they hardly have any time!!! Anyway for the most part I like how they turned out (spoiler alert - she loved them). 


Here is another angle on the card you can see I popped the hearts up and added some bling.


So here is the adorable Sketch #149 we would LOVE to see what you do with it...ehem...sooner rather than later.


Monday, June 24, 2019

H2H You Are My Sunshine

Today over at Heart2Heart we are are incorporating some sunshine on our projects! We can't wait to see what you come up with for this one. 


When I saw this stamp set I knew right away I had to have it as I love vintage campers and it is on my list to one day own one. 


Supplies
all CTMH unless otherwise noted

Cardstock - White Daisy, Lemon
Paper - Mix in Paper Packet
Ink - Black, Pixie
Stamps - Happy Trails
 ShinHan Touch Twin Markers - Turquoise Blue, Leaf Green, Light Orange, Clay, Pastel Green
Other - Happy Trails Thin Cut, Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, Clear Gems



Please join us and share your challenge over at H2H by June 30.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

SNS Card Sketch #148 - Hello

Hello I hope you had a lovely spring ours was WET tomorrow is the first day of summer. Do you have any fun plans? We are planning on a lot of camping adventures this year.

Today I thought I would share this little card with you - I won this cute little 6" x 8" paper pad somewhere and completely for got I had it until a few days ago. As I was flipping through it I noticed how pretty the papers where and have been wanting to make a card with it ever since.

I added a few dies and some gems and ended up with a sweet quick card with zero stamping.



I always like to add some coordinating papers inside the card.


 I colored the hello with my copics and rolled that little flower with an old MFT die that I got many moons ago at a craft show.



We would love to see what you come up with using this adorable sketch from Sketch N Scrap, Card Sketch #148


Here is that paper pad I was talking about up above. 




Monday, June 10, 2019

H2H Woodwork

Today over at Heart2Heart we are are incorporating some woodwork on our projects! We can't wait to see what you come up with for this one. 

I was flipping through the new idea book and ran across a card on page 36 that I really liked. I changed it up a bit but can I just tell you how much I love how this turned out? The little bit of green behind the wood tree is not something I would have ever done, had I not seen it in the idea book...I guess that is why they call it that! Do you use the idea book to jump start your creative process?

Here is my card

Supplies
all CTMH unless otherwise noted

Cardstock - White Daisy, Fern, Sapphire
Paper - Into the Wild
Ink - Sapphire
Stamps - Sweet Girl - Cardmaking
Other - Into the Wild Wood Shapes, White Burlap Ribbon, Fancy Tags Thin Cuts



Please join us and share your challenge over at H2H by June 30.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

SNS Layout #178 Grand-babies in Bloom

Oh grand-babies...here I am over here still not even believe I have them (FIVE of them) and they wont stop growing! My oldest daughter Danielle love to work with a local photographer and she was able to get in on a Mother's Day shoot. The weather here has been terrible nothing but rain rain rain. I realize it is spring but for real it won't stop. So in between the rain drops she took her two littles and go these adorable photos taken. 

I am so in love!

I used these gorgeous papers from Carta Bella Flower Market I just love everything about these papers. 

If you are looking for a kit club to join may I recommend The ScrapRoom. Each month I get a little sample of the newest paper lines along with some embellishments....oh and a little pouch of coffee to enjoy while scrapping. I have loved everything so far and I love getting a little bit of this and that that is adorable right now.

Here is the sketch if you would like to join us over at Sketch N Scrap this month. Sketch #178 (one of my favorites...I will be using this one again in the future)



Friday, May 31, 2019

SNS Bingo Results!

How did you fair in BINGO this month? Here is my final card I did not get the blackout I was going for! boo hoo. I do have all of my sketches pulled for the rest of the card so I might continue to work though it...but best laid plans...


I thought I would do a recap of all of the squares I was able to finish up.

May 4
May 11
May 18
May 25

Here are my final projects for the month I did not get a blackout but I got a lot of cards done and several scrapbook pages. Yay me!

Row I: Banner - Card Sketch #13



Row I: 2013 Sketch - Card Sketch #10



Row N: 2016 Sketch - Card Sketch #87




Monday, May 27, 2019

H2H Besties

Today over at Heart2Heart we are focusing on our Besties! Now we have the most adorable Stamp of the Month featuring Besties too but that does not have to be the focus of your project. We would love to see a page with your bestie or a fun card you made for your bestie or even just a special project you made for them. 




I made this fun card using our new Craft On papers. Aren't they delightful? The colors are so fun and playful. I fussy cut the flowers. I also got to use our Fancy Tag and Decorative Boarder Thin Cuts...both are a tie for favorite thin cuts right now. Lastly I used my Copics and colored each of the girls. I was really trying to work on their hair as it has just been so long since I have colored. I was afraid I lost my touch but mainly it made me realize I need some more colors. 

As always I decorated the inside of the card in a simple way.



Please join us and share your challenge over at H2H by May 31st and stop over at the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Bingo Update #4

Have you been able to join us over at Sketch N Scrap's Birthday Bash?

We have so much fun inspiration going on and we are playing BINGO yay



Here is what I have done so far: 

Row G: Seven - Card Sketch #7 (see what I did there)





Monday, May 20, 2019

SNS Card Sketch #146

When I saw the sketch for today with the really long quote. I instantly thought of this stamp set. Now it isn't a really long quote but one that makes me laugh every time I read it. It also make my friend laugh so I think I am going to send this one to her. I mean who doesn't love to get some random happy mail? Here is my  project using a card sketch from Sketch N Scrap #146


I also finally used my Stamparatus that I have had for several months and used only a few times (SU's version of the Misti). I wanted to get her hair super dark and so I stamped this image 3 times. After that I colored her dress wtih Copics and went over the top of it with some Wink of Stella. The dress looks very silky and has a beautiful sheen to it. I also added some Wink of Stella to the bow. The stamp set is an old one from Stampin' Up and that lovely paper is the fun Zoe paper that is only available as part of the bring back my pack until the end of the month.

Here is Card Sketch #146


We would love to see what you come up with so please link up over at our blog by the end of the month (exact dates and times can also be found over there)

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Bingo Update #3

Have you been able to join us over at Sketch N Scrap's Birthday Bash?

We have so much fun inspiration going on and we are playing BINGO yay



Here is what I have done so far: 

Row I: Cathy's Challenge Card Sketch #56 ...with a twist (monochromatic)


Row O: May 15th Sketch #177


I know I am going soooo slow on my Bingo's. I also realized I never showed you my bow card either so here that one is from last weeks Bingo card.

Row G - Bow - Card Sketch #90



Wednesday, May 15, 2019

SNS Layout Sketch #177

Hello everyone have you been scrapping like there is no tomorrow? I have been trying my best to get in lots of time to scrap. Today I am sharing a project using Sketch N Scrap #177

I had a lot of fun with this sketch. I got to use some more of my fun new The Scraproom kits featuring Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes Sunny Days Parasol papers and using these photos reminded me of when my girls were a few years younger and it also reminded me of when I was a little girl and my dad would play superman with me. Memories..so fun.


Sketch #177



We would love to see what you come up with so please link up over at our blog by the end of the month (exact dates and times can also be found over there)

Monday, May 13, 2019

H2H Minty Fresh

Today over at Heart2Heart we are challenging all of you to use some Mint on your projects. It is also National Scrapbooking Month.  Have you gotten to do any scrapbooking? I have been trying my best to find some time to enjoy the craft that I have loved for so long. I hope you have managed to find some scrappy time as well. Now lets get to this weeks challenge:

Minty Fresh...I really adore this color and was happy to be able to use it. I decided to go full on monocromatic here although I did add a bit of color to the hair of each of the girls and I also used a light grey for the shape, though I don't feel it distracts at all from all the minty freshness in this card.





Please join us and share your challenge over at H2H by May 31st.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Bingo Update #2

Have you been able to join us over at Sketch N Scrap's Birthday Bash?

We have so much fun inspiration going on and we are playing BINGO yay

Here is what I have done so far:

Row B: Meena's challenge...with a twist (pastel colors) Sketch #16


Row G: Bow Sketch #

As you can see this week I was a lot less crafty. I have some fun stuff coming up next week for you though. I hope you are playing along! If you are have you been able to get a bingo yet? I am getting close.


Monday, May 6, 2019

H2H National Scrapbook Month - Sweet Girl

Today over at Heart2Heart we are celebrating National Scrapbooking Month.  Have you done any scrapbooking yet ? We would love to see it if you have and if you have not found the time we would love to inspire you with our newest  challenge which is, well to scrapbook!  Close to my Heart has the most beautiful collection -The World is Yours it is perfect for any project or adventure.

When I got this Sweet Girl Workshop Your Way collection I just fell in love. I have a family full of girls. I was going to do a page about my littlest granddaughter but then I decided i wanted to capture my youngest instead. She is such a sweet sweet girl and I just love her great big smile in this photo. I didn't change much from the guide just a little here and there with the Sapphire Crochet Threat and the fact that I turned it into a single page, though I might go back in and add some more journaling below or add a second page with some photos of what was making her smile this big...hint it was dolphins jumping next to our boat.





I hope you enjoyed scrapping your heart out this past weekend. Now we would love to see some projects from you!  Please join us and share your challenge over at H2H by May 31st.


Saturday, May 4, 2019

Bingo Update #1

Have you been able to join us over at Sketch N Scrap's Birthday Bash? I hope you are enjoying National Scrapbook Day!!! 

We have so much fun inspiration going on over at the Sketch N Scrap Bingo Bash I hope you can join us. I thought I would give a little update each week on my progress. Here is what I have done so far:



Row I: May 1st Sketch #176



Row N: 2017 Sketch - Card Sketch #106




Row B - 2015 Sketch - Card Sketch #64


Make sure you come and join the fun!!