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!