Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Scraps & More New Year Resolutions Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Scraps & More first blog hop!
The arrival of a new year always brings resolutions along with it. We at My Scraps & More are focusing on these resolutions all through the month of January with a crop on the forum and we are starting it off with a blog hop!

This is the order of the hop:

My Scraps & More blog (start here)
Lisa (you are here)
Shawna (go here next)
My Scraps & More Blog

As you hop along to each of the Design Team's blogs you will be collecting "ingredients" to our New Year's recipe. After you have collected all the ingredients, create a layout using those "ingredients". Post a comment on the My Scraps & More blog with a link to your layout.

Layouts are due Sunday, January 8, 11:59 pm.

Tammi will randomly select a winner for the grand prize of Fancy Pants Winterland paper collection.

Watch along the way, some of the design team members are giving away RAKs with their own requirements.

Happy Hopping!
For my resolution, I choose to quit a bad habit. I started smoking back in my senior year of highschool and have been smoking ever since, twenty some years. I have tried to quit a few times (New Years Resolutions) with no success. When I went in for my yearly checkup in September, I talked to my doctor about it and he prescribed me Chantix. I started taking it and have been smoke free since October 8th! Now if I could only give up the chocolate, lol!
Anyway, here is my layout using some JilliBean Soup:

For my "ingredient", I would like you to use some twine on your layout. If you don't have any twine, you may use string or fibers. Also, for anyone who leaves me a comment, I will enter your name in a random drawing to win a RAK from me. I would love for you to become a follower, but it is not necessary to win the RAK.
Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the hop!
Ok, now off you go to see what Shawna's been up to.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Blog hop

The arrival of a new year always brings resolutions along with it. We at My Scraps & More are focusing on these resolutions all through the month of January with a crop on the forum and we are starting it off with a blog hop! The blog hop will start on December 31st. You will collect ”ingredients” along the way to use in creating your own layout. A winner will be chosen from all of those playing along to win the new Fancy Pants ”Winterland” collection! We hope that you will ”hop” on over and join in the fun!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I made...

Something other than a Christmas card! lol! It seems that's all I have been making lately.

I took the last challenge of the week at 365 Cards, Day 292, used the Sidewalks Collection from October Afternoon, a lot of fussy cuttin' and came up with this cute card:
The challenge was to use soothing colors and images on your card.
There is nothing more soothing to me than being outside on a summer day, light breeze blowing, birds singing and the kids laughing. Oh gosh, I miss summer already!

Christmas Preparations...

I am almost ready for Christmas, I think I finished the shopping last night and made my last card this morning. All I have left to do is the baking and a little wrapping.
I wanted to share the last of the cards I made using challenges at 365 Cards. I just found this blog recently and have been loving the challenges!
My first card is for Day 289, pretty petals. I handmade the poinsettia for this challenge.
My second card was for Day 290, base challenge. I used chipboard as my base for the card.
For Day 291, diamonds and pearls challenge, I came up with this this:
Now off to get that baking done. lol
Thanks for stopping by! Make it a happy day!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A few more cards!

Just finished up a few more cards and wanted to post them before I turn on Survivor. I am having a blast with the JilliBean Christmas Chowder line and challenges from 365 cards!
This first card is for Day 287 Feeling blue-green challenge:
and my second card is for Day 288 Triple It. I used 3 circles: 2 punched buttons and 1 JilliBean PeaPod, 3 squares: 3 epoxy stickers from my stash and 3 triangles: my banner.

365 Cards

I found a cool blog that posts card challenges daily, it's called 365 Cards and played with a few of their challenges while making a few more Christmas cards, hey, I thought I had enough made, but used every last one of them and still have a few more friends to mail them to. Any who, this first card is for day 286, super sketchy Sunday. I love banners so this sketch jumped at me!
For my second card, I used day 285 Touchy Feely challenge. For this challenge you needed to add 3 textures to a card. I used: dry embossing on my turquiose cardstock, glitter on my snowflake and felt trim:
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I would like to thank everyone for taking the time out of your busy schedules and stopping by my blog during the My Sketch World blog hop! I appreciate each and every one of you!
For my RAK, I had Sierra choose a number between 1 and 31 and she choose the number 28:

toni-n-tn said...
absolutely gorgeous, girl! love the vintag-y layers, and the way everything
just pops!

Congrats Toni!

Friday, December 9, 2011

My Sketch World Blog Hop

Calling all card sketch lovers! We’ve asked our designers to choose their favourite Lucy Chesna card sketch and challenge their partner to show you ways to create wonderfully inspiring cards, each with their very own a twist! Our international designers on this hop are:

Lisa Moen (you are here)

Lucy Chesna (go here next)

The details:

1. Visit each blog and leave a comment. Read carefully, there maye be individual requirements as some desingers are offering little prizes of their own!

2. After you have visited each Designers blog come back to My Sketch World blog and let us know what you thought. Part Two of the hop ends Monday, December 12th, 11:59 EST.

3. Everyone who posts a comment on each blog will be entered to win ! Winners will be randomly chosen.

4. To receive an additional entry, scraplift a card and link it back to the My Sketch World blog and tell us in your comment what inspired you!

5. Have fun! Be inspired!

Nicole challenged me to use this card sketch and also to add some distressing to my card.

I took my distressing tool to all the edges of my papers and then inked them. Here is what I came up with:

and a close up:

I would love if you would follow along with my blog. For everyone that leaves me a comment I will throw your name in a hat to win a random RAK from me. Just remember to leave me an email addy so I can let you know if you win.
Now you are off to Lucy's blog for her beautiful card!
Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

MS&M Design Team Reveal

This month at My Scraps & More, Tammi sent the design team My Minds Eye Lost and Found 2 collection. It's gorgeous! When I first saw this collection, it screamed heritage to me, so I choose some old pics my Mom had given me to scan in a few years back and created 2 layouts, the first one of my Mom and my uncle dancing at a wedding and the second one is of my grandparents:

I also created this card:

You can check out what the other design team did on the blog. You can also check out the 12 days of Christmas contest that started today at the forum.

Also, if you have some free time, My Sketch World Blog is having a blog hop this weekend, Dec. 3! Hope you will join in on the fun with lots of prizes along the way!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!