Sunday, November 23, 2014

Home For the Holidays

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
With the guys out hunting this weekend, I had a little free scrappy time and decided to make some Christmas cards using Turtle Soup's November Mini Crop challenges. I got 3 done yesterday and am sharing one today and will share the other 2 tomorrow and Tuesday.

For my first card, I used Joan's Family challenge along with Echo Park Merry Christmas:

I used mini alphas for the word family, sorry it's kind of hard to see.
Hope you will play along with us!
Enjoy your Sunday!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Best Friends

Woohoo it's Friday!
Over on the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog there is a new sketch to play with.
I used Fancy Pants True Friend collection for this layout of Sierra and her BFF:

I used a Hero Arts Stencil along with light modeling paste along with some of the flowers from the Ephemera Pack. My first intention was to use water colors to color the paste, but once it dried, I loved the look of the white and left it.
Here are some close ups:

I used a black pen to outline the papers, love the look!

Here is the sketch:
Isn't it fun?
Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Thankful for You

There is a new challenge up on the Cards In Envy Blog today.
Today's challenge is to create an A2 thanksgiving or thank you card.
I chose to do a thank you card and used Pebbles From Me To You:

Hope you will stop on over to the blog and play along!

Here's Looking at You!

Happy Monday Scrappy Friends!
There's a new sketch up at LGS today!
I used My Mind's Eye Kate & Co for this layout of Sierra:

Here are a few close ups:
I fussy cut the glasses and used pop dots to give them some dimension:

I backed this sticker on cardstock and then used pop dots for more dimension:

Here is this weeks fun sketch by :
Hope you will check out what the rest of the design team did and play along with us!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Inspiration Elevator November Challenge- Layers

Our main purpose here at IE is to challenge ourselves, each other and YOU to take the creative process to the next level;  to inspire growth and change in our scrapbooking beyond the mundane.
You can see all of Inspiration Elevator's previous challenges at on Facebook .

 This month's challenge is issued by the creative Katherine Sutton. Katharine has a fabulous, eclectic style where she showcases all kinds of mediums and keeps the focus on her great photos. This month she has a warm seasonal challenge for us. Here it is in her own words:

" 'cos Autumn is all about layers of leaves and layers of jumpers (in the northern hemisphere) I would like to challenge you to add lots of layers to your page....this could be layers of paints, inks, stamps, papers, glassine paper, acetate....lots of lovely layers."

I loved this challenge, it gave me a reason to take time and get dirty, LOL! I played with lots of fun techniques. I applied Gesso to my background. Then I used a stencil and a black marker to add circles and added Gelatos and water inside them. I sprayed with mist, added some stamping. Then piled on 5 layers of paper, some mesh, some thread and embellies. I love the fun and messy look of this page! Thanks for the challenge Katherine!

Here are some close ups:

We encourage you to check out each designer's creation this month: here's a complete list of this month's participating designers!
Why not give the challenge a try yourself? Then pop by our Facebook page and share with us what you created!

Summer Time!

Happy Saturday!
With the cold weather here, I am longing for a summer day, LOL! Guess I am going to have awhile to wait.
Scrap & Play has a new challenge today!
So with my yearning of summer, I dug out my Echo Park Sweet Summertime collection. I have had this in my stash for quite some time, so it felt good to use it!

Here are a few close ups:

Here is todays challenge (#14)
My layout was inspired by this layout of Wendi's:
Thanks Wendi for the inspiration!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Banner

Happy Hump Day!
It's my day up on the My Scraps & More Blog with a project to share. I received the Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas Embellishment Kit to play with. I am a huge fan of Fancy Pants, so this kit was right up my alley. I love this kit!
For my first project, I created a Christmas banner:

For the base of my pennants, I used Spellbinder dies- Lacey Pennants for the white and Pennants with the kraft paper and ran them through my Cuttlebug to cut them. You could use your Cricut, any other diecut machine, or cut them by hand. I stitched them together and then just started laying the embellishments from the kit on the pennants and arranged them until I was happy with the placement. I added some distressing and ink and then I strung them together using ribbon from my stash.
Here are some close ups:

Easy peasy and a great way to decorate your mantle for the holidays.
I will be sharing a few tags I made with this kit in a few weeks. Hope you will go check out this fun kit Audrey has put together!


Monday, November 10, 2014

Oh Dear!

Hey there!
As most of you know, I am a huge fan of Fancy Pants and love all of their lines!
They posted a sketch and I finally finished my layout this morning, it took me about 4 days of scrappy time here and there, but I finally finished and love the results!

I used Fancy Pants Oh Dear for this layout:

Here are some close ups:

and here is their fun sketch:
Hope you have a wonderful night!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Enjoy the Small Things

Happy Sunday!
It's my last day to post a challenge at My Scraps & More for the Pinspiration Crop going on.
I used Crate Paper Notes & Things for this layout of Sierra at one of Austin's baseball games this summer:

A few close ups:

                                                  This collection is so soft and pretty!
                         My challenge today is a lift. Be sure to check it out over on the board!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Good Day Sunshine!

Hope your weekend id going great so far!
I have a new challenge up at My Scraps & More for the Pinspiration Crop going on over there.
For my page, I used Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine collection along with a recipe for spaghetti and meatballs and came up with this fun page:

I love this collection! I think it is my favorite from Simple Stories so far!
Here are a few close ups:

Pop on over to the board and check out the recipe I used!