Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook Sketch For September

Hello scrappy friends!  It's been a little crazy around my home as my husband has had surgery and we are all getting used to the new routine.  Today is the reveal of the September sketch over at My Creative Scrapbook and here is my layout that I created with the lovely sketch designed by Liz Chidester.

 and here are some detailed closeups

My niece loves her horse and loves competing in rodeo events so I created this layout featuring her and one of her special accomplishments.  I used the Archived Collection from We R Memory Keepers and stayed true to the sketch.  

Here is the sketch 

I hope you find some time to play along with the sketch.  You have an entire month to upload your take on the sketch over at My Creative Sketches for a chance to win an amazing prize from My Creative Scrapbook.  Have a great day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Stuck?! Sketches September 15 Sketch

Hello friends!

Today there is a new sketch up at Stuck?! Sketches and for this particular sketch, I decided to turn the sketch one turn to the left and also wanted to hold onto the last bit of summer and scrap a layout of my love for pedicures and how relaxing they are.

Finally, here is the sketch designed by Laura Whitaker, the owner of Stuck?! Sketches…

I hope you are inspired with the sketch to play along and upload your layout for the September 15 sketch at Stuck?! Sketches for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.  Also, come see what the entire design team created with the sketch.  It's always interesting how everyone creates something unique with the same sketch.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

You're The One For Me

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share a layout to celebrate my 15th wedding anniversary that my husband and I celebrated on September 5.

Here are some more closeups of my layout…

I put a mixed media spin on my layout and also used the "You're The Rock To My Roll" from the Printables Love Notes

and the heart border below from the Borderlines Too Cut Files 

and also the phrase "You're The One For Me" from the So In Love Cut File for my title that I separated after it was cut and adhered it to the top and bottom of my layout.

These are all available in The Cut Shoppe Store as well as many more and also there are new cut files added every Thursday.  So what are you waiting for? It's time to go shopping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Stuck?! Sketches September 1 Sketch

Hello friends! Can you believe it's September 1?  The summer went so fast and tomorrow my youngest son is going to be starting high school so it's going to be a new routine for our home.

Today I am sharing my layout for the September 1 sketch at Stuck?! Sketches and Scrapmatts was kind enough to supply the beautiful word tiles and chipboard for my layout.

I created my layout with the new Fancy Pants Designs "Burlap and Bouquets" Collection. I love the bright bold colors in this collection. Scrapmatts, a company from Australia, provided the amazing chipboard clock pieces and butterflies that you see on this layout as well as the black little word tiles on the photos.

To finish the layout, I heat embossed the chipboard butterflies with some gold and black embossing powders and painted the clock piece  chipboard items with some Tim Holtz Distress Paint.  The title was die cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  I also matted the photos with black Fancy Pants Corrugated Paper to give more texture and dimension.  I am loving their corrugated papers.

Now for everyone that wants to play along for an awesome prize at Stuck? Sketches, here is the sketch:

There is a huge celebration this month that is happening at Stuck?! Sketches.  It's the first anniversary since Laura Whitaker took over the challenge blog and I am honored to have been part of this awesome design team for the past year.  There is some extremely generous prizes from the sponsors so….

Now it's your turn to play along and link up your wonderful creation with the above sketch to Stuck?! Sketches for a chance to win a fabulous prize.  All the details are here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Practical Scrappers August Blog Hop

Hello friends! Happy Friday!  You should have arrived here from Kerri's blog but if not you can start at the beginning.

Today is also the last Friday of the month and that means it's the monthly use our stash blog hop at Practical Scrappers.  For this month the theme is "anything goes" and I pulled out some papers that have been in my stash for two years that I have been hoarding.  I love all of Fancy Pants Designs paper collections and I'm pretty sure I have most of their collections.  This one is the Trendsetter Collection.

For my layout I added some clear gesso to the white card stock and "painted" on some mist.  I love stars on masculine layouts so I thought I would add a star die cut background from The Cut Shoppe and add random pieces of patterned paper to the middle of each star.  I then added some mist splatters and some wood stars and some handwritten journaling and a flair button that I had in my stash.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and now it's time to hop over to Marcia's blog.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Last Week For The August Challenge!

I hope you all had a good weekend.  I just wanted to let you know that this is the last week to play along for the Cut It Out August Challenge at The Cut Shoppe.  The details for playing along are easy, and this month The Cut Shoppe has a little something extra...a Sketch for you to use created by Ashley Horton!

*Create a layout using AT LEAST ONE of the Cut Files, that can be purchased from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store, based on the following Sketch:

Once you have created your layout, link it up by using the linky tool on The Cut Shoppe's blog 
*Make sure you leave your link, by midnight CST on Sunday, August 31st.

One random Winner will be chosen to receive a $10 Shopping Spree to The Cut Shoppe!

I hope you will play along! Have a great day!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Cut Shoppe And Creative Scrappers Team Up Layout And Sketch

Happy Sunday everyone! Today the design team members from Creative Scrappers and The Cut Shoppe are teaming up and creating with the Creative Scrappers Sketch #276.

It has been a very long time since I have created a baby layout but the photo spoke to me of my eldest son holding my youngest son, his baby brother. They are 15 years apart in age. I had the perfect papers from the Webster's Pages Hello World Collection by Alison Kreft Designs.  I especially love the soft colors, the little onesies, the hot air balloons and the cute foxes in this collection. 

 Here are a few more closeups of my page

Creative Scrappers  has provided the Sketch #276

For the digital cut files, I used the Captured On Camera Cut Files for the word "click" and "smile" from The Cut Shoppe.

and some Love Notes Printables from The Cut Shoppe

Also, if you link up at Creative Scrappers from now until the end of August  using Sketch #276, there is a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from The Cut Shoppe.  How cool is that?  Lots of cut files to choose from.

The cut files and print and cut files are available in The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store and also many more designs so come and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day! Hugs and smiles!