Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #252

Hello, everyone! I hope you're having a good day. We are getting so much rain today - ugh! Don't get me wrong, it's nice to be getting the rain because we are in a moderate drought around here, but not this much all at once!  Our yard is literally standing in water in areas and we're not supposed to get much of a break until the weekend. 

Today I am sharing the latest card sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:

With all of the rain today and just being tired of winter in general, I decided to make a "hello spring" card. I'll just create my own kind of sunshine!

I've used Echo Park's - Sweet Day - 6x6 paper pad for this card. I am so close to using this paper pad up so you may be seeing it in an upcoming project or two!

I made my own polaroid style die cut by die cutting a square out of the green paper and the cutting around it leaving the bottom edge a little larger than the rest. Then, I put the floral paper behind that. I dug out a super old tiny flower punch for my flowers and added a little pearl to the center of each one. I didn't have any springtime sentiments in my stamps, so I printed the sentiment off of my computer.

The full design team reveal will be up on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog tomorrow along with last week's top 3 picks. We hope you have some time to play along with us this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great evening!

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #116

Hello, hello! Good Tuesday morning to you! I hope that your week is off to a good start.

It's already time for our last sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap. Lisa has created a great sketch for us to work with.

I love this sketch, but for some reason, I struggled with this card. Everything that I tried I just did not like. So, I dug into a new 6x6 BoBunny paper pad that I received in an envelope swap and this card came together so quickly. I guess I just needed some fresh supplies to work with!

I fussy cut the flower that I used from an older Simple Stories collection - A Charmed Life. The yellow matched perfectly with the yellow in the BoBunny - Faith - collection. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the square using my trusty old Hero Arts sentiments stamp set.

I love the colors that I used for this card - they aren't colors that I normally use and it was fun to mix things up and work with something a little different.

Head on over to Sketch N Scrap to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team. We would love to see your take on this fun sketch, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a great day!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Stick It Down February Card Team Reveal

Hello, everyone! Happy Monday to you! I hope that if you are lucky enough to have the day off for President's Day that you are enjoying it! We are having to use today as a make-up snow day, so no day off around here!

Today is the full card design team reveal at Stick It Down. Here is a look at the sketch for February:

I liked the idea of repeated stamping that was shown on the sketch, and since I was sent some coffee themed flair pieces from Cheeky Studio to work with, I decided to use this cute coffee cup stamp that I picked up a couple of months ago.

I stamped the coffee cup stamp several times and then die cut little hearts to go in between each cup. I matted the flair piece several times with foam tape in between each layer for more dimension.

Head on over to Stick It Down to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the card team. We would love to see your take on the sketch.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a great day!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

.HIMCR #340 - Buttons or Bows

Hello and Happy Saturday, scrappy friends! I hope that your weekend is off to a good start. Mine is off to a rainy start, but it's supposed to end sunny and warmer.

We have a new challenge today at Hiding In My Craft Room. This week we want to see buttons or bows on your project.

Our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter and the prize is a $15 gift certificate to their store.

The Paper Shelter provided a couple of images for us to use and I chose to use Enjoy the Spring.

The image I used was pre-colored and I thought it went well with Echo Park's - Sweet Day - papers. It had been a while since I dug out my button box and I was able to find 3 little buttons that matched the papers beautifully!

Head on over to Hiding In My Craft Room to see the beautiful projects from the rest of the design team. We would love it if you played along with our buttons or bows challenge this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Scribbles Designs Challenge #62 - Go For Green

Hello, everyone! Happy Thursday to you! I hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day. We didn't do anything special, but Abby and Ada did stay over for dinner, and that's always fun!

Today is the 15th and that means we have a new challenge for you at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. This month we are "Going for the Green".

With St. Patrick's day coming up and spring not too far away, there will be lots of opportunities for us to use green in our projects. So, in anticipation of all the green to come, create a project that is at least 55% green. It doesn't have to be monochromatic, you can use other colors as accents, but the majority of your project should be green.

I have created a St. Patrick's Day - 6x8 pocket style scrapbook layout for my granddaughter's album. She wasn't too excited about taking pictures and the only decent ones I got were when we were waiting in the car for her Mommy to pick her up!

For this layout, I have used a variety of St. Patrick's Day images from the Scribbles Designs store:

 The shamrock image that I used is a freebie in the store and can be found here -#F81 Shamrock - Free

Be sure to check out the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog to see the gorgeous green projects from the rest of the design team. We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fantastic day!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Pick 3 at Soul Scrappers - Young Love

Hello again! I am back with one more post today. If you are looking for my Counterfeit Kit Challenge, please go here. If you are looking for my Use Your Stuff reveal, please go here.

I have a new challenge posted today over at Soul Scrappers. I started a new challenge at the first of the year called "Pick 3", so this is the second month for me hosting it. Here are the details - I give you a list of items and you need to pick 3 items from the list to use on your layout. You can use other things, but you must use 3 items from the list.

For February my list is:
washi tape
embellishment cluster
word/phrase stickers
border punch
Simple Stories

And here is my layout using Simple Stories - Love and Adore - collection, word/phrase stickers, and a border punch.

This photo is of Abby and Shawn the summer before they got married. We were camping at Pomme de Terre Lake and I just happened to capture this moment from a distance. It is one of my favorite photos of the two of them - Abby sitting on the jungle gym bars and Shawn leaning against them - there's just something about it that I love.

Head on over and check out all of the challenges at Soul Scrappers. We would love to have you play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Use Your Stuff #299 - Love Is All Around

Hello, everyone! I am back with my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Counterfeit Kit Challenge reveal, please scroll down or go here.

"Love Is All Around" this week at Use Your Stuff. Valentine's Day is just a couple of days away, so it's only fitting that our challenge is all about the love.

I have created a Valentine for someone special!

For this card, I have used the super cute "Valentine" 6x6 paper pad from American Crafts. There are so many cute patterns in this paper pad!

I used this week's sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping - FTL #55:

I embossed the white piece with my swiss dot embossing folder and the sentiment I printed off of my computer. I popped up the heart on some foam tape and added a few red gems, as well. I really love the way this card turned out!

Head on over to Use Your Stuff to see how the rest of the design team interpreted this week's challenge. We would love to see your love projects this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!

CKC - February Challenge #1 - I Love Paris

Hello and Happy Monday! We are having a snow day - or more like an ice day -today. We had freezing drizzle and rain on Saturday and got a nice layer of ice on everything and it's been too cold to do any melting, so no school today.

We have our first challenge of the month at Counterfeit Kit Challenge today. "I love Paris" is the theme for this challenge, so we want you to capture the mood of Paris in your projects. Use the iconic buildings, use hearts, lace, whatever you would like. This challenge is quite fitting for the inspiration kit that we had to work with. Here is a reminder of the inspiration kit:

And this is my kit for the month:

This challenge was a bit of a challenge for  me. I have never been to Paris and I don't have a lot of Paris themed items in my stash, but when I think of Paris, I think of love and all things pretty and girly - like hearts, butterflies, and pink - this is what I drew my inspiration from.

I have created a layout of Miss Ada - one of the loves of my life - and, of course, we had to use lots of girly things on here - butterflies, doilies, hearts, and pink!

All of the papers came from my kit and all of them are from Maggie Holmes' Bloom and Open Book collections. I knew this would be the perfect time for me to use that bow paper that I put in my kit. The green paper was a little more green than what I wanted, so I layered a piece of vellum over it to tone it down a bit. 

The "A" in the top left corner was from a scrap of paper and thought it was fitting since Ada starts with an "A" and since I adore her! I used one of the paper clip bows to highlight the word "adore".

I'm not sure I captured the real feel of Paris, but it works for me!

Stop by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to see the beautiful projects from the rest of the team. We would love to see your take on our challenge!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

HIMCR #339 - Super Scraps Saturday

Hello and Happy Saturday! We have made it around to the weekend again - thank goodness! This past week seemed extra long to me and I am ready for some do-nothing days. We are supposed to get a little freezing rain today, so that is the perfect excuse to stay in and scrap!

We have a new challenge for you today at Hiding In My Craft Room. This week is Super Scraps Saturday - so get those scraps out and use them on your project.

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments Designs and the prize is 3 digital images from their store.

I had the pleasure of working with the Lola - Basket of Hearts image this week.

There's something about those big eyes that just makes me smile!

I had a scrap of red paper out on my desk and the blue piece I found in my scrap pile and it was a good match to the color I made Lola's dress. I embossed the background with a big dot embossing folder because I can't seem to leave anything white plain these days.

Head on over to Hiding In My Craft Room to see the projects from the rest of the design team. We hope you find some time to play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

AHSC #250 - Thinking of You

Hello, everyone! Happy Tuesday to you! I hope your week is off to a good start!

It's a big week for us over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. We are celebrating our 250th sketch this week! I cannot believe that I have been on the design team for 2 years now! They are such a great group of ladies to work with and I always love the sketches that Michelle creates. Here is this weeks great sketch:

For my card, I have used Jen Hadfield's - Everyday - 6x6 paper pad. The sentiment is from Close To My Heart - M1187 Thinking of You - and I think it was a perfect fit for this card. I felt like my card needed a little something more so I added a few enamel dots.

I think this sketch would make a super cute project life style card and I have put it on my to-do list for an upcoming project life spread.

Tomorrow will be the full design team reveal and last week's Top 3, so be sure stop by Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge tomorrow to check it out. We hope to see you playing along with this week's sketch. To celebrate the Top 3 will be awarded prizes this week! We can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!