Monday, November 26, 2012

365 Cards Blog

I am really enjoying being off of work and being a SAHM because it means more scrappy time! I am trying to get my Christmas cards done and decided to visit a site my friend Wendi is on the DT for, 365 Cards and it just so happened that she had a sketch of hers up on their blog, so I decided to play along!

Here is Wendi's fun sketch:

I added the sketch along with a member challenge at My Scraps & More and created these 4 cards:

Here is a close up picture of one of them:

Now I am 4 Christmas cards closer to being done:)
Thanks for popping in today!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Happy Saturday!

Hello and happy Saturday!
It's my turn to share on the Just Imagine Blog today!  I made a sports layout using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch #310 for my border with no insert:
Team (1024x1020)
I added lots of distressing and ink to this page and also added the throw away pieces to my photos in the corner. Here is a close up of the border:
Team close up (1024x683)

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!


Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Black Friday and a New Sketch!

Did you do any shopping today? Greg and I went last night and got a few things that were on the kids' wish lists and then Greg went out this morning to get a few more fun things! Can't really say what they are because my DD may read this:)

It's Friday, so that means a new sketch is up at My Scraps & More Sketches! If you love sketches, you will love this one!

Here is my layout:

                                               You can check out the sketch HERE

Thanks for stopping by and hope you had a chance to shop today whether it be online or in store:)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My Scraps & More Member Crop and Kits

Hello and happy Wednesday!

Fun things are happening at My Scraps & More Message Board, Facebook page and in the store!

Tammi has started monthly kits and they are reasonably priced and packed full of goodies! She is  giving away the "Classic Christmas" kit on the My Scraps & More Facebook page. You can check it out HERE. She is also allowing my blog readers a 20% discount on either of the kits, how EXCITING is that?! Use code LISA20 to receive your discount.

We have a MEMBERS CROP going on now on the message board and have lots of fun challenges posted by the members. I had a chance to do some of these challenges and would like to share my layouts.

Bev's Challenge was to use a sketch, cardstock background and a cluster:

Ginni's Challenge was to use 4 photos inside a circle:

a close up using a Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch:

Celeste's Challenge was to create a layout about a pet or animal. Here is a layout about Bender:
For my Digger layout I used Week 3's Let's Get Sketchy sketch by Bev Code.
My last layout is for a kit swap we did at My Scraps & More. this was so much fun! Here is the kit I received from Karrie:

and my layout:

Before I go today, I would like to share another layout I made using the LGS sketch week 2:

                                     and a close up of my ribbon and twine work:
                                         Thanks for stopping by today to see what I have been up to and don't forget to use the code: LISA20 to receive 20% off your My Scraps & More December kits!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Inspiration Elevator

You may recall from last month's challenge that the purpose of this challenge group was to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow.  You can view all of the challenges on my blog Please join me in welcoming Katherine Sutton.  She is a very talented designer and we are excited to be working with her!  You can see more of her work on her blog, Fruits of my Scraps. This month, our challenger was the super talented Cathy Harper. Here is her challenge, in her words:  "I have been thinking about my challenge for months now. This is such an amazing team, I am thrilled and humbled to be a part of IE...each of you are amazing designers. I often wonder what I am doing here amongst you. I scrapbook for the joy of it, the creativity part of it, the love of paper part of it....I hardly ever bare any of my feelings in any of my work! I often tell my kids that they can make up there own stories to their pages..I am that terrible about journaling. I guess it is a bit superficial or a whole lot superficial. So here is my challenge. I want you to create a page about REGRET. “No regrets”…they say we should live our lives without regrets… if it were only that easy, right? Most of us hold onto 1 or 2 (or a mountain full) of things we feel regretful for in our lifetimes. A lost love, those words you WISH you had said, the weight you wish you had lost….you know them, right? I encourage you to confront them….take those suckers on and scrap about them… or just one. This can be something superficial to something serious and painful… it’s up to you how far you want to dig. I DO encourage you to use this as an opportunity to really stretch yourself. Journaling is very powerful and you might be surprised by how you feel afterward. This is going to be super tough for me (I may already regret it, lol ) I am one who lives with a mountain of regrets and know in my head that I should move on, let it go. I am hoping this challenge will help me actually "let go" of some of these things. Maybe by putting in down in 12x12 form, creating it, seeing it and feeling it, that I can put some of it to rest! It's worth a shot! Pictures, no pictures...that is all up to you!" I had to really think long and hard on this challenge and finally came up with one thing I wish I would have done differently in my life.  My only regret in life is what I chose to do after high school. I debated whether to go on to school for cosmetology or to be an architect. I really wanted to be an architect, but it was involoved more schooling, more money and I would have had to move out of the area. In the end, I chose cosmetology. I have never actually done hair in a salon, but have worked as a receptionist in a couple after waitressing for a few more years.  You see, when I graduated, the salons around here wanted experience. Well, it's hard to get experience when no one wanted graduates.  Here is my layout:  
I hope you will stop by and see what the designers on this adventure have created:
Katherine Sutton, Guest Designer
We would love to see what you are inspired to create.   Add a comment below and we will be sure to drop by and say hello!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Have you heard the news?

Hello and happy Wednesday!

Have you heard the news?

Tammi at My Scraps & More has put together some amazing kits and I had the chance to play with one of them this month! I am so excited for her!

Just want to share with you what I did with the wonderful December Kit #2 "Classic Christmas". This kit is chocked full of amazing scrappy goodies! Take a look for yourself:

This kit includes:
patterned paper -
Simple Stories Handmade Holiday "Page Elements"
Simple Stories Handmade Holiday "Calendar/Grid"
Echo Park Very Merry Christmas "Poinsettia"
Echo Park Very Merry Christmas "Snowman"
Pink Paislee City Sidewalks "Santa's Workshop"
Pink Paislee City Sidewalks "City Shoppers"
Echo Park This & That Christmas "Journaling Cards"
Echo Park This & That Christmas "Stripes"
Echo Park This & That Christmas "Christmas Wooden Nickels"
My Mind's Eye Indie Chic "Hanging Out"

Echo Park Solid Paper Brown/Lt. Green
Echo Park Solid Paper Green/Cream
Echo Park Solid Paper Red/Tan
Echo Park Solid Paper Brown/Cream


Echo Park This & That Christmas Alpha Sticker Sheet
Pink Paislee City Sidewalks Collage Sheets
Bella Blvd Designer Tape "Pickle Juice Dot"
(1) Bella Blvd Button Pack Merlot Flowers
Colorbox Cat's eye ink pad Dark Brown
(4) Echo Park This & That Chistmas Brads (varies per kit)
(1) Christmas Subway art card
(1) foot of My Mind's Eye Trim
(1) Exclusive Sketch by Jenny Evans (not pictured)

Here is a layout I created of my daughter decorating the tree last Christmas:

I fussy cut the poinsettia and doilies from two of the patterned papers, made a pennant out of the tape and did lots of distressing, stitching and inking.

I also made this cute card using the papers and the Christmas Subway Art Card:

Hope you have a wonderful day and I hope I have gotten you into the Christmas spirit!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Let's Get Sketchy

Hello and happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a great start!
Just wanted to share a few layouts I made this weekend for a few challenges at Let's Get Sketchy.
The first one is for their blog hop. The challenge was to create a fall project using these colors:

 I chose to do a fall themed layout using Simple Stories Harvest Lane Collection. Yes, it's been awhile, but I did a 2 pager!

Page 1:

                                                                             Page 2:

My next layout I used week 1 sketch:
and here is my layout:

I am hoping to play along with their sketches again. They are fabulous!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Have you checked it out?

There's a new sketch site called My Scraps & More Sketches, have you checked it out yet?
 If you like sketches, you will love this site!

The first sketch went up on Friday and I had the chance to play with it. Here is my layout:

                                              Hope you will play along with us this month!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

One Hour Sketch Challenge

Yes, it CAN be done!!! And it's SUPER easy!

Please join us for the November One Hour Sketch Challenge at My Sketch World at 9 PM Eastern time on Saturday, November 10, 2012
We will be using one of Lucy Chesna's FABULOUS sketches as our idea base. The sketch will be posted at 9 PM ET November 10th. Participants will have one hour to complete their layout version of that sketch and 20 minutes to upload into the gallery. The first person to complete their layout and post it will win an extra draw for the main prize!
Here's the link to the announcement and all pertinent information
If you are not already registered with My Sketch World, please send an email to and place "OHSC Registration" in the subject line

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED to two random players!!!!
Hope to see you there!!!