Tuesday, October 6, 2015

October Sketches in Thyme

Hi guys!  How about a new layout from me?  I made this layout for the Sketches in Thyme sketch challenge that is up right now.  I'm so excited to get to do the cool sketch by Rochelle Spears!!  LOVE IT!

Here is my layout:

I used some fun selfie photos that my mom, daughter and I took this summer.  We were playing around and acting foolish.  It was a blast! lol 

Here is that awesome sketch by Rochelle:

This month at Sketches in Thyme you are playing for this spooky stamp set:

It is called Steampunk Scoundrels.  You have until October 31st to enter your project in the challenge.

Thanks for checking out my blog today!!  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Scrappy Friends October

Hello friends!  I have a project to share with you today!  It is always fun to do the Scrappy Friends Challenges by Rochelle, Kelly, and Brenda.  You can do one challenge or all three of them.  If you do them all you get your name in the hat for the grand prize.  I combined all three challenges on this layout:

I did the sketch challenge by Brenda over at GrandDiva's Creative Corner.

I did Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe challenge at Through the Eye's of Rochelle Spears.  I used "Toe" down - Diamond shape, Mixed Alphas and Pearls.

And finally I was inspired by the diamonds on Kelly's Inspiration board at Creating with Paper and More.

I love how my layout turned out and I hope you like it too!  Thanks for looking!  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Scrappy Friends September

Hello people!
What's up?  I've spent the morning scanning in my layouts so that I can upload them and enter them in some challenges.  It's my first time using my scanner and I must admit I was a bit challenged! lol  But I did finally figure things out and here is my first attempt to use one of them.  This is a layout I made for The Scrappy Friends Challenges.
The photos are from the first day of school of course.  My kids always want to do a regular photo and a crazy face photo. 
I used this cool sketch by Brenda at Granddiva's Creative Corner
Here is the color challenge that Kelly has on her blog, Creating with Paper and More.
For the Tic Tac Toe challenge on Rochelle's blog, Through the Eyes of Rochelle Spears, I used the top row across, Pennants, Washi Tape and Notebook Paper.
Thanks for stopping and looking today!  Until next time...happy scrapping!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

September Sketches in Thyme X2

Hi there guys!

I love the sketch at Sketches in Thyme from Bev Code so much that I had to use it again!!! Here is a second layout from me.  I turned and flipped the sketch.  I used a photo of me and my kids from Mother's Day.  I had fun making those pin wheels!

You should definitely go check out the challenges at Sketches in Thyme this month!  You could win  three of the stamp sets from the CTMH Hello Life National Stamping Month collection!

Thanks for stopping and looking!  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Sunday, September 6, 2015

September Sketches in Thyme Challenge

Hello friends!  There is a new sketch challenge up at Sketches in Thyme!  Woo hoo!  Here is my take on the fun sketch from Bev Code.

I was lucky to get a goodie bag of awesomeness in the mail to work with from Kimberly, the owner of Sketches in Thyme.  Almost everything I used on this project is Close to my Heart goodies!!  They were so fun to work with!  I used patterned paper from the Zoe line and a ton of fun embellies from the same collection.  

I am friends with some girls and we have named ourselves the Design Divas.  We have started getting together once a month to scrap together.   These photos is from the crop in August that we had at Hobby Lobby.  It was a total blast!  I can't wait for the next one at the end of the month.

This is the first sketch challenge of the month but remember there are a total of 4 sketch challenges posted throughout the month.  You only have to do one of the challenges to be in to win the prize for the month but you get extra entries with each project you do!  And the sketches are all so cute that you will want to do them all!!  So go on over to Sketches in Thyme and check out this first challenge!  

The prize this month is three of the stamp sets from the CTMH Hello Life National Stamping Month collection.

Thanks for stopping by today and looking!  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Thursday, August 6, 2015

August Sketches in Thyme

Hello friends!

It's time for a new sketch challenge at Sketches in Thyme.  Here is my takes on Bev Code's fun sketch.

Yes....again it's another baby photo.  Look how cute it is!  How could I not scrap it??  I had fun making this l layout at a crop at my house.  Lots of gold and paint splatters.

There will be 3 more sketch challenges this month.  Each time you play along your name is put in the hat to win the monthly prize.  

The prize this month is this awesome Marker Roll Up Bag from Close To My Heart!!  It's a perfect way to get your pens organized.

So go check out the challenge at Sketches in Thyme!!

Until next time...Happy scrapping!


Monday, July 27, 2015

Smushing Ink

Hi everyone!  

I have a card to share today that I made using the "smushing" technique.  I'm taking the Background Check class at Online Card Classes.  Today one of the things they shared was "smushing" ink.  

I've actually been doing this already and love how it looks.  Basically you just put water color ink (like distress ink) onto a piece of acetate or directly onto your acrylic block, spritz with water and "smush" onto your background paper.  (I usually use watercolor paper)  I also use it on layouts too.

For this card I put the ink around the edges of my acrylic block and left a space in the center so I could stamp the sentiment.

This is such an easy and fun technique for a beautiful background!

Thanks for stopping and looking today!  Until next time...happy scrapping!