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.

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.

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 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! 

  1. delay or postpone action; put off doing something.

Nope I am not sure I will ever 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. 

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

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 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