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!


Monday, July 6, 2015

July Sketches in Thyme

Hello friends!  

Sketches in Thyme has a fun new sketch challenge from Bev Code to inspire you.  

Here is my take on the sketch.  

Yes, I'm afraid it is more baby photos.  I just can't seem to get enough of them! (smile)  I got a comment from a friend saying she was waiting to watch Jurassic World and opened up my post to see the "roaring" baby!  That totally made me laugh!

Remember there are 4 different sketch challenges offered each month at Sketches in Thyme.  You only have to upload one project to be entered to win the monthly prize.  

The winner will receive a $15 Shopping Spree with Chickydoddle!!

So pop on over to Sketches in Thyme and check out all the inspiration!  

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


Monday, June 29, 2015

Ponds Two Week Challenge

Hello everyone!

I recently received a package in the mail that contained products from Ponds to try. Ponds challenged me to a two week Anti-Wrinkle Challenge. 

I have been using products from another company for many, many years and was afraid to try anything else.  But the two week challenge inspired me to step outside of my comfort zone and boy am I glad it did!  I LOVE both of these products.  

I’m particularly enamored with the Clarant B3 Dark Spot Correcting Cream.  If you are anything like me, you were of the generation that loved to sunbathe and are now regretting all that time out there causing sun damage to you skin.  It seemed like I was getting a new dark spot every day.  I’ve been wanting to find a product that would help me get rid of these spots so I was excited to try this product and see if it worked!  And I am happy to say that it does!  I’ve noticed a visible lightening of the dark spots and no new ones have popped up.  

And even though I’m mostly raving about the Clarant B3 Cream I also love the way the Rejuveness Anti Wrinkle Cream makes my face feel.  It makes it feel smooth and soft but it still feels tighter and looks less wrinkled. You can tell I'm definitely a fan! (smile)

For this two week challenge I washed my face in the morning and then layered on the two creams. And then in the evening I did the same steps. That's all, nothing else.  Then I just waited to see what would happen!  I did worry that I might have break outs but I didn’t.  

Here is what the Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream looks like.

And here is what the Clarant B3 Cream looks like.

My only complaint is that I’m not able to tolerate scents very well and I wish that I could have tried products that were scentless.  The scents were not strong enough to stop my from using the products thought.

I will be buying and continuing to use Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream and Clarant B3 Dark Spot Correcting Cream.  I have to keep things going in a positive direction right? (smile)  And I will definitely recommend both of these products to anyone who will listen. (yes, that means you!! lol)

Here is a before photo. 

And here is an after photo.

I was given these products to try for free but my opinions are my own.  Thanks for stopping by today and visiting.  


Family Beauty Secret (shhhhhhhh!)

Hello friends,

I recently had a chance to visit with my aunt who is 85.  She is a beautiful woman (still) and I asked her how she has stayed that way.  She told me her secret was water.  Yes...water.  She said that no matter what is going on in her day she always tries to drink as much water as possible.  It keeps her skin feeling hydrated.  Her hair is still soft and smooth.  It makes her body feel healthier.

It seems crazy that something so simple could be so important.  Guess what I have in my hand right now?   Yep...a glass of water! (smile)

Until next time...happy water drinking!  lol


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Sketches in Thyme June Challenge

Hello friends!!

There is a new sketch up at Sketches in Thyme.  And I couldn't wait to make a layout with it!  

  Here is my take on Bev Code's fun sketch:

Surprise...another baby photo layout!! lol   I just can't help myself.  :-)  I had fun with this one, splattering paint and stitching those circles!

The awesome prize this month is a $25 gift certificate from DIY Crafty Scraps!!  So you are going to want to go check out this challenge!!! 

You have until June 30th to join in on this and the other sketch challenges at Sketches in Thyme.  

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


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Scrap Our Stash - EMBOSS

How about another post today?  I have made a layout for the Scrap our Stash challenge #26.  Create a layout and include an item form your stash for each letter of the word E-M-B-O-S-S.  

I used E-Enamel dots, M-Metal, B-Baby and Black, O-Overlay, S-Splatters, and S-Sequins.

Look at that sweet baby girl!!  How could I not scrap this photo!!?  (smile)  

For more information on this challenge go to the Scrap Our Stash blog.  Challenge is open until May 29th.

I'm off to scrap some more....until next time...happy scrapping!