Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tic Tac Toe Challenge

I made this layout for a Tic Tac Toe Challenge with Soul Scrappers
I chose the middle column- 2 photos, boys theme, and 3+ buttons. The paper and title is from Echo Park Magic Kingdom 12" x 12" Paper Collection. The photo mats are from Colorbok Light Bright 6" x 6" Designer Paper that I trimmed down to fit the photos. The buttons- I used 4- are from my stash. I spaced them out, but they do kind of blend in with the layout. The journaling card is from my stash. I chose the title You and Me since both pictures are of BG being held. I wrote on the journaling card that Mama was giving BG a bottle and he wanted to see what was going on. He liked Dustin's Carolina Hurricanes hat. Emily, his mom. is watching and eating birthday cake. Both pictures were taken after his 1st birthday party. I didn't want to add anything else to this layout since the paper is so busy. I will be working on more birthday layouts soon so please become a follower if you aren't already to see my future projects. TFL!

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Start The Day With A Cup of Love

I made the following card following Sketch 389 from Freshly Made Sketches.

I decided to make a coffee themed card to go with the stamped image. The stamped image and sentiment are Cup of Love from Unity Stamp Company. I stamped the images with Gina K Designs Amalgam Jet Black ink and colored in the girl image with ColorIn Twist watercolor colored pencils. Both the card base and patterned paper in the middle are from Craft Smith Love U A Latte 12" x 12" scrapbook pad. The twine is Chocolate Truffle from Trendy Twine. Looking at the card now, I should have put some paper behind the stamped image so the coffee cup wouldn't look like it's coming out of her head, oh well, but that would have messed up the sketch and flow of the card.  TFL!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

SIT Sketch #373

I followed the above Sketch #373 from Sketches in Thyme.

This past Saturday was BG, my nephew's, 1st birthday party. I used Echo Park Paper Magical Adventure 12" x 12" paper kit for the background paper and the title- Love This Moment. The photo mat is from my stash. The Mickey Mouse head was a decoration on one of the tables. The party theme was Mickey Mouse and I'll be working on more layouts soon. The journaling paper is from Simple Stories Say Cheese Snapshots Journaling Page. I wrote with a black Glitter Gelz pen-  BG loves riding in his hot rod. This was after his 1st Birthday Party & he's one worn out birthday boy! I decided not to add anything else since the paper is so busy with the stars.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Tea Time Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
The Tea Time BLOG HOP

This is a blog hop featuring projects based on a hot cup of tea.
So grab a nice cup of tea and sip along while you hop!
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this hop! But you should have arrived from EK (https://ekgormandesigns.com)
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 5/15/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I decided to make a Mother's Day card for this hop. The card base is from an 8.5" x 11" piece of bright pink cardstock from The Stamps of Life. The gems are from a random act of kindness from Helen Gullett. The Mother's Day stamped sentiment is from Studio G I clear stamp and gems set and I used Catherine Pooler Designs Party Dress Premium Dye Ink Pad to stamp it on typing paper and then I fussy cut it out with decorative scissors. The mouse hanging over the tea cup stamped image is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Cocoa's Cups Clear Stamp Set. I stamped it with Gina K Amalgam Jet Black ink pad on typing paper and I colored it in with Color In water color twist colored pencils. The floral patterned paper is a piece from Recollections Wood Planks Floral 12" x 12" Scrapbook Paper, well just the bottom corner. I loved the bird so much that I thought this sheet would be great for a Mother's Day card! I almost added paper behind Cocoa, but decided the paper would take away too much from the flowers so I decided to leave it as is. That's all I have to share today. Please stop by the other posts on my blog- Cherish, coffee, and National Scrapbook Day to see what I've been working on this past week. Happy Mother's Day to all mom's! I can't wait to give this card and Paparazzi necklace/earring set to my mom. If you don't know anything about Paparazzi, check them out! Ginger Miller is my consultant, but I just recently bought this set from Connie's party. I'm glad I was able to help you receive some free jewelry, Connie!

I'm the last stop on this hop and hope you have enjoyed it!

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Be sure to join us next month for our
Love Sports Blog hop!

I can't thank you enough for checking out my blog today. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!   Scrappy Hugs!  


 I made the following layout based on the sketch above from Let's Get Sketchy
I decided to switch up the corners, but stayed true to the rest of the sketch. The background paper is from Colorbok Holiday Extravaganza 12 x 12" Scrapbook Paper Pad. The purple bunny paper corners and the bottom layer until the picture is from an Easter swap. The green paper, that can barely be seen, is from Colorbok 12 x 12" Homemade Paper Plus, the next 2 layers are from Recollections Backyard Table 12 x 12" Paper Pad, as is the journaling square where I wrote Brian, Emily, & BG with Easter Bunny. The title- Cherish- and sequin stickers are from Heidi Swapp Memory Files Scrapbook Kit. The cupcake magazine cut-out is from the same Easter swap as are the chicks and Happy Easter sticker. The photo mat is from The Stamps of Life. My nephew will be a year old on May 21 and his birthday party is the 18th- I can't wait. Pictures of the party we most definitely be coming after! 
Please join me tomorrow for a Tea Time Blog Hop. You can find details in the side bar for the starting point. I'll be the last stop of the hop, but it will be worth the wait! TFL! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Happiness Is A Cup of Hot Coffee

I decided to join in on the coffee fun with Coffee Loving Cardmakers before the hop ends tomorrow.
I folded a hot pink 8.5 x 11" paper from The Stamps of Life in half and then folded the half and cut it in half to make this card. I then folded that half in half again to become the card. I embossed the front of my card using my Cuttlebug with Kaiser Craft Distressed Dots Embossing Folder, because it kinda looks like rings that coffee from a mug leaves on the table. The patterned/foil paper and beans fussy cut pieces are from Craft Smith Love U A Latte 12 x 12" scrapbook paper pad. I cut the edges of the patterned paper with decorative scissors so that the title- Happiness is a cup of hot coffee- is visible down the middle of the card. The floral button is from Amy Royce's shop that no longer exists. I cut the 3 coffee cups and coffee collars with Spellbinders Hipster 1 Cut Emboss Stencil set. The yellow and blue coffee cups/coffee collar are also from the same Stamps of Life paper pack. The floral coffee cup/ pink coffee collar is from Simple Stories I Am 6 x 8" paper pad. I drew over the lines on the cups and the tan coffee collar- paper from my stash- with Gelz glitter pens. I was gonna use some of my coffee stamps, but I decided to use this patterned paper instead. It's kind of a different style card for me, but it's growing on me. Please join me Saturday for a Tea Time Blog Hop. See the right side bar for more information and where to start. TFL!

National Scrapbooking Month

I've made the following cards and layouts starting National Scrapbook Day up until now. I have one more to share in a Tea Time Blog Hop on Saturday see the side bar for more information and the starting point.
I made this layout for a Random Word Challenge- RW31 with Soul Scrappers. The random word is water so I chose Pamlico River as my subject of the page. The title- Warm Tropical Sun- is from Authentique Utopia 12 x 12" Scrapbook and Sticker set. The background paper is from K& Company Que Sera Sera 12 x 12" Scrapbook Pad. I tore it too fast out of the pad, but that's what makes the layout unique! I typed the journaling out on my computer- Ducks and boats along the boardwalk downtown Washington along the Pamlico River The Christmas decorations were taken off the boat soon after I took the picture. These pictures were taken at the end of December 2018 so Christmas was over.

I used Simple Stories I AM 6 x 6" pad for the background on this card. I just folded 2 different sheets diagonally and cut them down to fit the front of this card. The card base is paper from The Stamps of Life. The stamped image is an Itty Bitty Love One Another from Unity Stamp Company. I stamped the image with Gina K Designs Jet Black Amalgam Ink Pad and colored them in with Color In Water Twist colored pencils and matted it on paper from The Stamps of Life. The washi tape down the middle is from Studio G.

The paper for this card is from The Stamps of Life. I must admit I don't measure my cards, I just use another card to go by as my pattern. The blue green paper is from my stash. The sentiment, mermaid, and water stamped images are all from Spirit of A Mermaid also from Unity Stamp Company. The washi tape is Scotch washi tape that I found at Staples. I colored in the images again with the Color In watercolor pencils. The bling is from my stash.

The background paper is from Creative Memories Hockey 12 x 12" scrapbook pack. I know the layout has nothing to do with hockey, but I don't have many baby or masculine papers. All of the embellishments- the title- Toadally Cute, the love this kid frame, #cute sticker, and let them be little sticker are from Bella Blvd Tiny Tots except the you make me smile sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company Lil' Smartie Pants. The photo mats are from a swap- Elle Studio Family Fun 6 x 6 Loose Paper Pack. The pictures are of my nephew, BG, and me holding him- all taken the last few months of 2018. He will be 1 on May 21 and I'm helping with his birthday party- making cupcakes- on the 18th. He brings so much joy to me and my family!
The paper on this card base is from The Stamps of Life. The stamped images are from The Stamps of Life garden2stamp. I stamped them with Gina K Designs Amalgam Jet Black ink and colored them in with glitter ink pens from my stash. The patterned paper is from Simple Stories I Am 6 x 6" paper pad and the butterfly is from the same sheet it's just the back side. I decided to put it on an angle and only glued half of it down. I'll fold the butterfly down when I mail it or give it away. The twine on the side is Cherry Limeade from Trendy Twine. I distressed the floral patterned paper with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Tea Dye. I also forgot that I did cut the "water" out from another sheet of Simple Stories I Am. Please join me Saturday for a Tea Time Blog Hop to see my latest card and other Tea Time creations along the hop. I'll be the last stop on the hop, but my blog will be worth the wait! Have a great Thursday!