Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Halloween card for Funday Friday

Good morning :) today is Funday Friday over at Jo's Scrap Shack :) Today our sponsor is The Cutting Cafe and we got some fun Fall and Halloween digi cuts/stamps to play with. This is what I created with mine:
The challenge this week is Always Anything Goes with a twist to use lots of layers. Well I found this fun sketch over at the crop event over at Sketch N Scrap:
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You can join in on the fun over at the crop too just click on the above sketch and it will take you to the facebook page :)
I used a variety of fall papers on my card and fussy cut out the digi stamp and the sentiment too.
  Starts: Friday, Sept. 22nd  12:00AM
 Ends:  Friday,  Sept. 29th    6:00PM
(Eastern time)
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your
challenge entry project, 
using the linky tool below. 
2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into
3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes
5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Sept. 29th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Oct. 2nd
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Super Star for Sketch N Scrap

Good Morning :) I have a fantastic birthday card that I made using today's card challenge sketch over at Sketch N Scrap. Here is the sketch that Lisa created:
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There is so many ways you can use this sketch and for so many different holidays too. Here is the card I made with it:
 A birthday card for a super star :O I brought the same sketch int the inside too
I used my July counterfeit kit: Geometric Splatter for the papers for my card all were scraps and a 4X6 mat paper for the sentiment papers. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing what you create with this fun sketch.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Scenic Cruising for a Sketches In Thyme Project Life Style challenge

If you are looking for the Sketch N Scrap post you can find it here

Hello again :) My 2nd post of the day is using this fun sketch over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style. We are changing things up just a bit over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style starting this month. We will now be posting sketches on the 1st and the 15th.
The mid month sketch for September is courtesy of the talented Emma Pescott:
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 This is the card I created with this sketch:
I used my current counterfeit kit for part of my card and an old counterfeit kit for the road trip theme items on my card. A 3X4 card that I used to create my title block for my Double page layout:
I created this fun layout using 5 photos and 5 project life cards :) Nothing like bashing the project pife card stash a bit :) I used alot of old counterfeit kit for the road trip theme items on my layout. The cards came from Me & My Big Ideas pocket pages collection of theme cards that are vacation/road trip related. I also used My Mind's Eye Hello World decorative brads and Tim Holtz word phrases for my embellishing.
 The left side of the double page layout. I used 2 Project Life cards on it. I used the sketch over at Sketches in Thyme for this layout:
 I just loved this sketch when I seen it
The Project Life card used for the title on the left side page of the layout.
The top corner embellishment and under the green paper I did one of my fav techniques smooshing with packaging, used 3 different Heidi Swapp's color shine inks in the Tea, Citron and Sweet Mint. Cause I used my fav technique this falls under the Scrappy Sisters Scrap September challenge Day #14-Fav Technique. It was fun playing with the inks on both pages of the layout.
Interesting sign that explains a bit about the bridge.
Right side of the layout has 3 Project Life cards on it so a total of 5 Project Life cards on the Double Page layout :) I also did the package smooshing technique on this page too. You can see more of it in the below photo.
My journaling about not finding the right turn but lead us to this magnificent sight :)

Found this fun road map paper in my stash and knew that I had to use it :)
Fun Project Life card to add some extra details. I added journaling in various spots on this 2 page layout. I had fun creating this layout :) and looking forward to creating a few more layouts from that fun day :)

#RoadTrip for Sketch N Scrap sketch challenge

Good Morning :) Today is the 2nd layout sketch over at Sketch N Scrap for the month:
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Isn't this a cool sketch! I used it for the title page for a day trip we took to Honesdale, PA:
 This was us leaving Williamsport, PA at 6:30 AM the sun was just starting to rise. For the one layer on the sketch I used the tickets that I got online when I purchased my tickets even though I didn't need them for the trip I printed them out anyway cause all the information needed was on them.
 I used part of a past counterfeit kit and part of my kit this month too. Used stamps and brads to embellish the page. This layout is also for Day #3-No People of the Scrappy Sisters Scrap September challenge.
My journaling is of when I started investigating Honesdale, PA to see what was all there, buying the tickets online and then the plan for the day. It was a fun day and lots of layouts to come from that day :) 
Thanks for stopping by today and if you want to have some scrappy please join us over at 
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Doodling Around for Use Your Stuff challenge

Good Morning and welcome to this week's challenge over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog. This week I host the challenge and I challenged the girls to a color challenge:
Fall is in the air! Use fall colors : Red, Gold and Orange 
This is what I created for this challenge:
 This is a layout that was when the Grandkids were marking their faces on the pumpkins before carving them out, Pap suggested they do this first. This has been a fun series of layout that I created from this event last year and I have one more to do yet to finish it up.
I used the current sketch over at Let's Scrap Sketches for my layout. So glad to see them still doing Double page sketches:
 
I used circles in place of the gears on my layout.
 The Left side of the layout. Holds 3 of the 7 pictures I had. Some how I missed getting a picture of Isabelle marking the face on her pumpkin. I used a couple of pieces of cardstock from my background, then pattern papers (lots of scrap papers) used the 6X6 paper that was in my counterfeit kit from July: Geometric Splatter, used 2 papers from my 100 pattern paper pile. I used alot of circles on my layout compared to the gears that were in the sketch challenge. The circles then fall into the Scrappy Sisters Scrap September challenge Day 8: Circles.
 My title (which I have now corrected as I figured out I was missing the L in Doodling) and my journaling (done in red pen to match the challenge)
The right side of the layout. Used two circles for the photo mat vs their sketch having the one. With the title being about doodling I thought I should also add some to my layout. 
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing what you create for this fun color challenge over at  Use Your Stuff challenge blog

Sunday, September 10, 2017

JR Prom for a Lasting Memories Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to a new week's challenge over at Lasting Memories. This month's challenge is All About Patterns and this week's challenge pattern is florals. I actually struggle using floral pattern paper for some odd reason. But I try to use it when I can and this layout used floral paper and floral embellishments:
This layout came out of LOAD517 Day 31
Prompt:
The Martian – 2015
Give yourself some credit! What ingenious idea or creative solution to a problem have you come up with?
 I went Off Prompt :) Just couldn't come up with anything today for the prompt :) So I did a couple of photos that have been sitting on my desk ready to be scrapped :)             
Tammy's youngest son Bradley and his girl Courtney looking very stunning for the JR Prom. As they go to separate schools they actually attend each others proms.
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation for this week's challenge posted over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge blog

Friday, September 8, 2017

Believe card for a Funday Friday challenge

Hello :) Today over at Jo's Scrap Shack for the Always Anything Goes challenge our sponsors this challenge are DigiStamps 4 Joy and Little Blue Button Stamps. I got to use a sweet Christmas stamp from DigiStamps 4 Joy for my card:
 I had fun coloring the stamp in with my Bic markers and then used a bit of Wink of Stella pen to add a little glitter to the stamp. Added some Christmas scrap paper and a scrap of cardstock for the card background finished it off with a chipboard die cut for my sentiment.
The inside of the card. Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you created for this week's challenge.
Starts: Friday, Sept. 08th  12:00AM
   Ends:  Friday, Sept. 15th    6:00PM
(Eastern time)
 
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your
challenge entry project, 
using the linky tool below. 
2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into
3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes
5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Sept. 15th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Sept. 18th.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Today A New Roof for the Stick It Down Double Page Challenge

Hello and Happy Labor Day! Enjoying a nice day at home today with some planned shopping over at Michaels too, good coupon today for their sale :)
Today is Stick It Down Double Page Challenge and the sketch that we were challenged with is:
I had more photos than what the sketch had in mind so I stretched out the photos across the layout:
 I stretch some of the elements over and shifted the title down for my layout to include the photos of the day. Our old red shed is getting a new roof. The last storm pretty well took it off. Dave and Brad working on it most of the day to get it completed and I say they did a fantastic job on it :)
 These are the layouts that I like to try to add the photo style pattern paper to the layouts and this one in the paper pad seem to match the mood of the day, so that was my bottom border. Still working through some left over cardstock I had on my desk from the challenge last month over at the 100 Pattern Paper FBgroup. I used the green with my favorite masculine punch and a strip of the reddish brown color.
 My journaling spot and some fun spare parts brads glad to use those a bit plus some yellow word stickers to round out the cluster.
 The right side of the layout included a project life card I found with the photos for part of my title with the yellow alphas for the rest of my title. Used some of the caution washi tape I have and more of the brads. The background paper is from my 100 paper pattern challenge pile.
 My title block
 The date cluster
A close up of the finished roof.
There is also a 30 day challenge going on over at Scrappy Sisters YouTube channel. #ssscrapseptember challenge they are doing a video a day with a specific challenge:
Looks like a really fun challenge and excited to give it a go this month with them. So this layout is for Day 2 Punch/Die Challenge. If you want to check out the challenge you can find it here
I've got lots of photos scattered about my desk and my area that will fit this challenge very well.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day today :)


Sunday, September 3, 2017

My 1st Ride for a Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the new week's challenge over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge blog. This month's theme is All About Patterns and this week's challenge is stripes.
 This layout was created for LOAD517 Legends of Hollywood Day 20  
Grease – 1978
What kind of car do you drive now, or what was your first car, or what car did your parents drive wen you were young, or how do you get around without a car?
I went with a story of my youth for this prompt and about my parents too. It was cool to see this bus at the local Transportation Museum it brought back alot of memories from me but that is a story for another time, this is the story I told for this prompt.This was my very 1st ride growing up :) Buses I remember the most, but Taxis too. My parents (era:1967) they didn't drive. Not sure why, but they never did so for me this was my normal. Till I started going places with my Aunt.
 I don't use stripes very often but I do try to get them into my counterfeit kit each month when I can. I used a picture of my parents I found while looking through slides, there isn't many with them together :) Also a picture of the bus that was at the museum.
Thank you for stopping by today and have a great holiday tomorrow to all my USA bloggers :) I look forward to seeing what you create for this fun challenge over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook challenge.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Best Day Ever

LOAD817mini Day 6 was a double page layout for this prompt: In Now and Then Roberta pretends that she drowns to play a joke on her friends. Chrissy isn’t impressed, and lets her know with a right hook! Scrap about a joke or surprise. You can feature a happier surprise… and not one that ends with a right hook!
We do like to have fun preparing for the annual Easter Egg hunt and it's interesting what Dave comes up with for tricks to play on the kids :) Really isn't that what an hunt is for to hunt for the objects :)
 These were some pictures that I took during the prep work for the Easter Egg Hunt this past year. Some of the hidden things were the packs of twizzlers and this one was hidden in the tree, there were 4 packs all together that was hidden :)
 The left side of t he layout has Dave placing around the eggs and some of the  spots we added eggs.
 The right side a selfie of me and the broom corn field that was from last year's growing season :) It made for a great place to hide the eggs :) and our usually chip/snack tree :)
 I had fun with the journaling in strips. I used alot of Close to My Heart Hopscotch workshop for the layout and that teal ribbon :) I still have some of the left.
A close up of the flowering bush and the twizzlers hidden inside it :) 1 more layout to document for LOAD817 mini and I'm done posting for the day :)

200 Years

LOAD817mini Day 7 prompt: Now and Then shows us that adventures out in the sun are a great way to make memories. Show us what you’ve been enjoying out in the beautiful sunshine!
This was one of our Summer Adventures this summer:
 This was a few hours that we were in Milton, PA for their 200 year festivies :) Milton is a great old tow and lots to see but Dave wasn't feeling it that day and we got there when it was just ending so another walk through the town another day for me.
 My journaling
 I had fun using one of the pictures for an embellishment and that included the date that it was incorporated for the 200th year :)
Close up of the pictures. The top row is of the old Train Station what it looks like Now and Then :) Fitting for the title of this LOAD :) the bottom row was a few other sites during our walk. I used more of the Close to My Heart Hopscotch workshop for this layout too. It was nice to have the collection available to do up the layout quickly :) I used my last month's counterfeit kit: Geometric Splatter for the layout.

Playtime Memories

Another layout, another sketch challenge :) This came from day 4 of LOAD817mini. In Now and Then  the girls work together to buy a treehouse, a true symbol of childhood. What iconic symbols of childhood have untold stories in your life?
 Barbie dolls were very iconic in my childhood :) Some of my favorite memories of my childhood was around playing with my Barbie dolls. I also had the little Dawn dolls too :) I'm thinking these photos are from around 1973 when I was around 11 years old.
I used the Jump Start sketch over at the ScrapRoom blog
 
 This was a funs sketch and so many layers :) I used an old paper pad for a few of my papers and I used buttons and stickers from my counterfeit kit last month: Geometric Splatter
 Close up of the layers and photos
 The journaling:
Thanks for stopping by again today :)