Monday, August 18, 2014

Best of Friends

That's the theme for todays challenge at Cards In Envy!
Since I am not a stamper, I had to think hard on what I could use for this challenge. Finally it hit me! I had some paper from October Afternoon Cakewalk that had some pics of people with friends at a birthday party. I thought this was perfect!

I added some stitching, a journaling card (A Special Day) and a few stickers and walaahh, a quick and easy birthday card!

Lazy Days

Happy Monday!
Where did the weekend go? It went way too fast as usual.
There's a new sketch up at LGS today!

I used Echo Park Sweet Summertime for this layout of us at my friend Bev's cottage in Canada:

I used strips of scraps from this collection along with a journaling card. I added some paint spatters:

some stitching:

and some stickers backed with cardstock and pop dots:
This sketch is perfect if you are trying to use your scraps of papers or ribbons!
Here is the fun sketch by Jenessa:
Hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The BBQ- JI Reveal

Happy Sunday!
It's reveal day up on the Just Imagine Blog today.
This months themes were: outdoors, nature or fun & bright.
I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch #304 and Star Stencil for my doily and the same punch for my border and pennants:

I think I covered all 3 themes ;)

Hope you will stop on over to the Just Imagine Blog and check out what the rest of the DT did.
Have a great day!


Friday, August 15, 2014

You Are Loved: IE August Challenge

It's time for another Inspiration Elevator challenge!

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 our blog and catch us on Facebook .
We are thrilled to welcome back as a guest designer with our team, the uber creative and wonderfully artsy Misty Russell!
This month's challenge is issued by the amazing Jayne Morgan. Jayne mixes classic styling with fun and funky embellishments and artistic mixed media touches. Here is her challenge for us, in her own words:
Time(d) to Change
It's no secret amongst my crafty friends that my biggest hang up when scrapbooking is procrastination. Being a perfectionist can certainly benefit the end result, but quite often, we worry so much about the outcome that we forget to enjoy the process! On a couple of occasions when I've had to complete a tight deadline for DT calls or assignments, I've been forced to throw caution aside and complete a page within an hour. This for me in itself is a miracle, but the most surprising part was that I not only thoroughly enjoyed the carefree process, but the end results have been some of my most favourite pages. Here's lies the inspiration for this months challenge - I'd like you to gather your photo's, papers and a collection of supplies you think you may need, hibernate to your creative space and take 30 minutes to create whatever you like.........not a minute more! Contrary to what you may think, the pressure is off here. Chances are the final result will not be your best ever project as the time constraint is a little extreme (!), but it's a well known saying that creativity flourishes when we are willing to take risks! Enjoy the process.

This was a tough challenge for me because I usually have to let my layout sit once I get it some what laid out and then come back later to see if I still like it. It was also hard not to add some sort of mixed media to it. I did take time to add some of my normal stitching :)
I used My Mind's Eye Collectables for this layout of Sierra:

                                                          Here are a few close ups:


Here's a complete list of this month's participating designers!  We encourage you to check out each designer's creation this month, then come on back and give the challenge a try yourself!
Lisa Moen (I'm so glad you are here!)
Meantime, if you've wanted to participate as a guest designer with Inspiration Elevator, just contact team lead, Ann at ann jobes at bell dot net
Now it's your turn to get creating and you have 30 minutes to do it, and share your blog link at the IE blog. We would love to see what you were inspired to make!

I'm Lovin' It!

Another post for me today...
Scrap & Play has a new challenge up on the blog today!
As soon as I saw the challenge, I knew what pic I was going to use.
Sierra got a car awhile back and takes Bender, our yellow lab, along with her when possible. On this particular day, Bender took his first trip through the McDonald's drive thru with her. Bender barked at the lady in the drive thru until she gave Sierra the food then she was his best friend, LOL!
I used October Afternoon Sidewalks along with a McDonald's sign I printed of the internet:

Here are some close ups:

This has always been my favorite October Afternoon collection and now is my favorite Bender layout!
Here is the challenge:
Hope you will check out the Scrap & Play Blog to see what the rest of the DT did with this fun challenge!

Sea To Shining Sea

Happy Friday!
Who loves sketches? I know I do!
There's a new sketch {#89} up over at My Scraps & More Sketches today. As usual, there is a fabulous prize up for grabs this month-October Afternoon Public Library, YUM!

I used photos of Sierra taken a few years ago on the 4th of July along with Simple Stories Sea To Shining Sea Collection:

Here are a few close ups:
I stayed pretty true to the sketch. I added some stitching and Gelatos:

I also added some of the stickers from this collection and popped them up with foam tape to give some dimension and added some bling:

                                                    Here is the fun sketch by Audrey:

Check out My Scraps & More Sketches Blog to see what the rest of the design team did with this fun sketch!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Places We Go

Hey there!
I had a little bit of free scrappy time the other day and decided to play along with this sketch from Let's Capture Our Memories:

Here is what I came up with using Simple Stories Daily Grind:
Here are a few close ups:

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Go Jump In The Lake!

Hey there!
It's my day to post a challenge over at Turtle Soup. I used a sketch by Bev Code along with some pics of Austin taken at the lake on July 4th and came up with this layout:

                 I used Simple Stories Under the Stars collection and My Mind's Eye enamel dots.

                                                            Here are a few close ups:

Here is Bev's awesome sketch:
Hope you will stop over to the Turtle and join in on the fun!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Time Flies!

Woohoo, it's the weekend!
It's my day to post a project up on the Just Imagine Blog today.
I used the Kreaxions Punch # 916 and Star Stencil to create my doily. This is one of my favorite things to do with these punches. You can get lots of different doilies using these punches and the Star Stencil.
Here is my layout using Heidi Swapp Dreamy:

Here are some close ups:

Here are the tools I used:
I was a little skeptical about adding a pink doily to this guy layout, but I love the extra kick it gave it!
Thanks for sharing your day with me!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Happy Thursday!

Good afternoon!
Just wanted to share a layout I created with Sketchabilities sketch #120 before I head to Kohl's to do a little shopping.
I used Elle's Penelope collection along with the sketch and combined Missy's stamp embellishment challenge at My Scraps & More. I added some old book pages to my white cardstock and then applies Gesso over the top of them.

I used the Kreaxions Circle Cutter to cut my circle.

I stamped the chevrons, circles

sun and cloud and then painted them with watercolors.

I popped the frame off the photo with pop dots.

                                                                   Here is the fun sketch:

Now I am off to do some shopping!
Enjoy your day!