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!!





Wednesday, May 1, 2019

SNS Layout Sketch #176 - all dolled up

Hello everyone are you ready to get your scrap on this month??? It is our (scrapbookers) month to party it up! Whoop whoop!! I am sharing a project today featuring a fabulous sketch from Sketch N Scrap #176


A few months ago I joined The ScrapRoom which is a fun kit club where they do "Flavors of the Month" I think it is great because you get a little bit of this and a little bit of that but plenty to make you feel like you have the super cute current scrapbook goodies without having to go shop for all of it and spend way to much. It is a the perfect amount to make a couple of pages and some cards and maybe still have a little left. I have loved what I have gotten so far though you would never know because this is the first time I have used it! Anyway this paper was in my first kit. The papers are from Crate Paper and it is called Main Squeeze. It was so fun to work with and it is so cute. Anyway if you are looking for a cute kit club that won't break the bank give them a try.


Sketch #176 is wonderful because it has several photos and I always love a lot of photos on a page.



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)



Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Birthday Bash Bingo - COMING SOON

You guys! Sketch N Scrap is turning 7! I can't even believe it has been up and running for so many years. That is so many fantastic sketches and so much inspiration all rolled into one place!

To celebrate SNS 7th birthday we are pulling out all the stops and celebrating all month long with a super fun game of scrappy BINGO!



There is going to be a closed group on Facebook to play BINGO so make sure you like our Sketch N Scrap Facebook Page so you will be in the loop. All of this fun will be starting on May 1st and Bingo Hall will open up on April 30 so we can all get to know one another and be ready to go with the first challenge which will launch on May 1st.

Play along all month long and make sure to let us know when you have a bingo....or even a black out!

I am shooting for a bingo black out and will be doing a weekly wrap up on Saturdays with all I was able to get done each week.

Good luck and we hope to see you there!

Monday, April 15, 2019

SNS Layout Sketch #175

This past summer two of my girls went on the trip of a lifetime with their grandma to Hawaii. I have not really scrapbooked any of the photos yet but when I saw this sketch I came up with an idea for one that they sent me of them at a luau. 


Here is a close up of the island and the flowers. I also have a little x on the island they were on. 


I did something I have not done if forever and that is journal with a white pen. I knew exactly how I wanted this layout to look and had to go and purchase a new pen just so I could complete this one. I do love how it turned out. 


Here is the original sketch, I hope you can join us over at Sketch n Scrap. We would love to see what you came up with.


H2H Weather - April Calendar

Today over at Heart2Heart we are doing a "Weather" or Not challenge. April Showers bring May Flowers...right?? We had such a brutal winter this past season and so I was so ready for spring this year. 



At the beginning of the year I decided I wanted to scrapbook a calendar page each month and then if I found events or fun things throughout the month I wanted to do a page on I would do that. so far it is going good and I have been having a lot of fun with it. I thought this months challenge for H2H would be perfect since April Showers bring May Flowers.


I only have a couple photos on it now because the month just started. I was lucky enough to receive a cannon selphy for Christmas and I have the ability to print little photos that fit into my calendar pages. I also will print out some larger ones that are my favorites.

Here is a close up of the title

and the pages by themselves




This month my calendar features the beautiful Feels Like Home paper kit from Close to my Heart. Please make sure you show us what you come up with for the Weather Challenge over at the Heart 2 Heart blog. Also take some time to check out what the other designers came up with.


Friday, April 5, 2019

SNS Card Sketch #143

Hi everyone back again sharing another card with you. I was making a project and came across this cute cut in Cricut Design Space. My mom got remarried last year and just had her first anniversary. I thought this image would just make the cutest anniversary card and so I used it with this fun sketch from Sketch n Scrap.


We would love to see how you use the sketch so please join us over at the Sketch n Scrap blog.



Monday, April 1, 2019

H2H Challenge - You are my sunshine

Today over at Heart2Heart we are doing a color challenge.  Emerald, Smoothie, Canary, Peach, and Glacier.



Here is what I came up with.  

I ended up using Smoothie, Canary, Peach and Glacier for my card. Here is another look.


Don't you love the little hearts? They are a puffy sticker. When I was little I had a sticker collection featuring puffy stickers. We stuck them to sandwich baggies and would trade them at recess in grade school. How I wish I still had that.

Here is a peek at the inside. 



Does this paper look familiar? I have exciting news for you! Close to my Heart has a new special this month called Bring Back My Pack and they brought one of my favorite papers back Zoe from 2015. They have updated to colors and have a brand new coordinating 12 x 12 sticker sheet.


We would love to see what you come up with over at the Heart 2 Heart Blog and be sure to check out what the other designers did this week. See you soon!