Friday, November 14, 2014

Sketches4all Anniversary Party Blog Hop



Welcome to the Sketches4all
5th Year Anniversary Party!!!


I’m so glad you could join us on the first day of our 5th Year Anniversary Party blog hop!  You will have until December 31, 2014 to hop around and comment on all the awesome projects our Design Team made with gorgeous Christmas digi’s from The Cutting Cafe

We hope hopping around will inspire you to then come to Sketches4all and join in on all of our 5th Year Anniversary Party Blog Hop Challenges!   We will be offering a new challenge every Monday and Friday until December 12th.  

You will have from November 14th – December 31st at midnight (PST) to complete the Anniversary Party Blog Hop and the Anniversary Party Blog Hop Challenges and upload your projects on the individual challenges in the Special Events section of the Forum and in the Photo Gallery at Sketches4all to qualify to win  There will be a First Place Prize, Second Place Prize and a Grand Prize.  Winners will be announced on January 3rd in the Winner's Circle at Sketches4all.  


The 2nd place winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to   The Cutting Cafe 


To qualify for this prize you must EITHER take part in the blog hop OR do 1 or more of the challenges



The first place winner will receive:

 1- 4pack of Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pads
1 - MME Sleigh Bells Ring Paper Accessory Pack
1- package MME Decorative Tape

To qualify to win the first place prizes you must comment on all the blogs on the blog hop AND complete at leastof the Anniversary Party Challenges.


And what is the Grand Prize you ask?!  How about a $50 gift certificate 
to the awesome online scrap store, 
A Cherry On Top!!!!

and
The title and bragging rights:
Queen of the Sketches4all
2014 Anniversary Party!!!!



Now I know you are asking, "How do I win the Grand Prize?!?!"  Here is how:


1.  Hop around to all of the blogs of our design team members.  Follow them and leave a comment.  

Right away that will get your name in the hat to win this awesome prize!!  

2.  Join ALL the Anniversary Party blog Hop challenges at Sketches4all.  

These challenges will be posted in the Forum under Special Events.  (HERE) every Monday and Friday until December 12th.  Participating in all of these challenges will get your name thrown in the hat to win the Grand prize.

Here is the order of the hop so you don't get lost along the way:

Stacy - http://scrapwithstacy.blogspot.com (you are here)
Cheryl - http://cherylndesignscreate.blogspot.com  
Rochelle - http://rochellespears.blogspot.com  
Angela - http://heartedlyhandcrafted.blogspot.com 
Karen - http://karenismyangel.blogspot.com  
Sharon -http://seaviewscrapping.blogspot.com/ 

Now here is a layout have made to help get you inspired!  I used a sentiment digi from the Cutting Cafe as the title for my layout.

And since I'm a little bit crazy, I am going to give away a prize here on my blog too!!  To qualify to win you just need to:

1.  Follow my blog.
2.  Leave a comment telling me what your favorite holiday is and why.  
3.  Link back to this post from your blog or Facebook.

If you do that your name will be thrown in the hat to win a $20 gift certificate to A Cherry on Top!! (International winners will get a prize of equal value mailed to them)

Now it is time to hop on over to see Cheryl.  

Thanks for joining in today!!  Until next time...happy scrapping!

Stacy 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

The winner of my personal giveaway for the Sketches4all Halloween/Fall Blog Hop is....

Donna Brousard!

Congratulations Donna!!  Please email your EMAIL ADDRESS to scrapwithstacy(at)gmail(dot)com.  You will have until November 10, 2014 to do so if you do not do so by that time you will forfeit the prize.

Thanks to all who hopped along!!!  Be sure and go to Sketches4all and check out the winner circle to see if you have won a prize!!

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

Stacy

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sketches4all Halloween/Fall Blog Hop


Welcome to the Sketches4all
Halloween/Fall Blog Hop!!


I’m so glad you could join us on the first day of our Halloween/Fall blog hop!  You will have 3 days to hop around and comment on all the awesome projects our Design Team made with gorgeous fall digi’s from The Cutting Cafe


We hope hopping around will inspire you to then come to Sketches4all and join in on our Halloween/Fall Blog Hop Card Challenge!  You will have from October 27th – October 31st at midnight (PST) to complete the challenge and upload your project at Sketches4all to qualify to win the Grand prize.

The Hop starts today, October 27th and ends on October 29th at midnight (PST).  Winners will be announced on November 3rd in the Winner's Circle at Sketches4all.  

The 1st place winner will receive one set of Cutting Cafe imagees and this fun fall 12 x12 chipboard sheet.




And what is the Grand Prize you ask?!  How about all this yummy goodness?



This prize includes 9 double sided 12 x12 sheets of MME - Joyous patterned paper.   11 - MME gift label stickers, 1 - 12 x12 Pink Paislee Alpha Stickers sheet, 1 Pink Paislee chipboard word sticker sheet, 1 floral embellishment from Petaloo, 4 lengths of ribbon (1 yard each), 5 yards of green bakers twine, 5 yards of red bakers twine, 1 set of Pink Paislee holiday stamps, 3 crocheted flowers, 1 pkg of green enamel dots from Teresa Collins, 1 pkg of Ivory Chevrons bling, 1 small sheet of random colored bling, some random buttons and some holiday themed wooden embellishments. WOW!!!!  I know you have to be excited now!  So how do you participate?

1.  Hop around to all of the blogs of our design team members.  Follow them and leave a comment.  

Right away that will get your name in the hat to win a prize!!  

2.  Join the Halloween/Fall blog Hop challenge at Sketches4all.  

This challenge will be posted in the Forum under Special Events.  (HERE)  This will get your name thrown in the hat to win the Grand prize.

Here is the order of the hop so you don't get lost along the way:

Stacy - http://scrapwithstacy.blogspot.com (you are here)
Jenessa – Guest Designer for October - http://www.jenessafranco.blogspot.com/

Here is a card I have made to help inspire you!  I used the jar of pumpkins digi and a sentiments digi from the Cutting Cafe.  I colored the image with my Copic markers and my Spectrum Noir markers and then I added glossy accents to the jar to make it look like it was glass.  


Just to be crazy, I am going to give away a prize here on my blog too!!  To qualify to win you just need to:

1.  Follow my blog.
2.  Leave a comment telling me what your favorite scrappy challenges are.  
3.  Link back to this post from your blog or Facebook.

If you do that your name will be thrown in the hat to win a $20 gift certificate to A Cherry on Top!! (International winners will get a prize of equal value mailed to them)

Now it is time to hop on over to see Cheryl.  

Thanks for joining in today!!  Until next time...happy scrapping!

Stacy 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Back Porch Memories

Happy Monday!!  I'm super excited because tomorrow I leave to go on my annual Arts and Crafts festival trip to Arkansas with my Mom and Aunt!!  I still need to pack so this with be short and sweet! ha 

I have a layout to share for the November Guest Designer Challenge at Back Porch Memories.  Here is the awesome Becky Fleck sketch I was required to use:


 
Here is the layout I came up with for this challenge:
 
 
I'm never happy with my photos lately.  I have my fingers crossed that I will be getting a new camera for Christmas! 
 
I love this photo of my daughter that I took yesterday on her 7th birthday.  That big happy grin just makes my heart smile.  She was super excited because we were getting ready to go to her birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's.  But honestly, she is always good at happily giving me a pretty smile when I take her photo.  She is definitely the child of a scrapbooker!!  LOL
 
Thanks so much for stopping and looking today!!  Until next time...happy scrapping!
 
Stacy
 
 


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy Nat'l Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day!!  How did you spend your day?  Did you make any cards???  I was happy to have my friend, Rochelle Spears, come over and scrap with me all day.  Our kids played and we scrapped....could it get any better than that?



Here is the layout I made.  I was inspired by several things.  The first was the color challenge at Color Me Scrappy.  The second was the gorgeous sketch from Stuck? Sketches. They are teaming up this month.


 

And third from the You're Sew Cute, You Keep Me In Stitches linky party at Paper Issues.  (this inspired the machine stitching on my layout)


And finally I was inspired by Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Through the Eye's of Rochelle Spears. (diagonal - 4+ patterned papers, Orange and Die Cut)


How about looking at a couple of cards I made??  The first one I made for Cheryl's Christmas Card Anything Goes Challenge at Sketches4all.  I'm entering it at We do Doobadoo in their Christmas challenge too.

(outside)

(inside)


(outside)

(inside)

Well, that seems like enough for now.  I hope you were able to get some scrapping done today.  I know I enjoyed Nat'l Card Making Day!  Until next time... happy scrapping!!

Stacy

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Last Day of September

Hello!!

I have a couple of layouts to share today.  On Saturday I got a crazy idea and rearranged my scrap room.  Everything isn't back in place yet but I am LOVING it so far!!  It seems much roomier in my new configuration.  I will share a photo but only positive feedback please!! LOL


Anyway, the new configuration has me itching to scrap even though I haven't got things put up yet.  So, this morning I finished up two layouts that I started when I was at the Scrap Society Dr. Seuss Crop a couple of Saturdays ago.

I was inspired to make the first one after seeing the 1, 2, 3, A, B, C Challenge at Scrap Our Stash.  I used 1 journaling card, 2 photos, 3 patterned papers and for "A" I used an arrow, for "B" I used a balloon and for "C" I used chevrons.


I also had a ton of fun stamping and splattering paint on the background!



The second layout was inspired by two challenges.  The sketch challenge at Sketches in Thyme.  I loved the gorgeous sketch by Bev Code!!

September 1 Sketch

And I was also inspired by Paula's "Wacky Holidays" Guest Designer Challenge at Sketches4all.  I decided to celebrate Grandparents Day.  The layout is my children's grandmother....my mother.


That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping and looking today!!  Until next time...happy scrapping!

Stacy

Monday, September 22, 2014

Scrappy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!   Have you been scrappy lately?  I have and I have a few things to share today. Let's start with a card I made for Fia' September Sketch Challenge with a twist (add orange) at Sketches4all.


Definitely added the orange didn't I?! ha  I used the new Graphic 45 collection "An Eerie Tale Collection".  I love that there is always a side of the paper that is "neutral" with G45.  Meaning that you wouldn't realize that this was Halloween paper would you?

Last Saturday, my friend Rochelle and I went to the Scrap Society Dr. Seuss all-day Crop.  Boy was it fun!!  We scrapped all day, there were games and prizes and yummy snacks.  Everyone was fun and it really was just a total blast!  Here is one of the layouts I made while I was there.  I made it for the Scrappy Friends Challenges.  Brenda's sketch challenge, Kelly's Color Combo Challenge and Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  (I picked the TAC row down - Stitching, Numbers and Jewels)









Here is a layout I made in July while I was on vacation in St. Barths and have never shared!  Look!  Here is my hubby sitting at the table where all my scrap stuff is out.

And here is the view I had while scrapping:



Anyway, I put it aside to journal on it and then promptly forgot about it... ha  (The journaling is on the back.  My son wanted it to be private)  


Yesterday, I spent most of the day making Christmas cards.  Yes, I know it is only September but I recently bought a few new Christmas Paper collections and have been eager to make something with them.  Are you as obsessed with Christmas paper packs as I am?!  I know it is crazy to buy so many but I just can't resist!! ha

A few of the cards are gift card holders too.  I will be sharing these cards soon with a little tutorial on how to make the gift card holder cards.  I squeezed in a couple of Halloween cards too!  One if for a DT Challenge for October so you will have to wait to see it too!

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

Stacy