Sunday, October 31, 2010

Scrabooking challenges sketch challenge

Scrapbook Challenges is celebrating their 1st anniversary on ning with a blog hop and birthday bash.

If you want to participate in the blog hop start at Pamela's blog to begin the hop. Once you've finished with the Design Team hop, check out the Scrapbook Challenges members creations with this same sketch here.

Here is the sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch, sorry it's a little dark - the clouds are heavy and looks like a storm is brewing.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

not so Spooky

Design Dollies Sketch, color challenge (purple, white and black) and the element challenge - mixed media.

Most items are from the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking kit from last year. I generally pick and choose my own items, but how could you go wrong with a fabulous Halloween kit.

Pink Paislee and Cosmo Cricket - pp
Dream Street alphas
Adornit mini alphas
Maya Road trinket pin - colored with Ranger alcohol ink "eggplant"
Maya Road clock
journaling spot unknown
DMC thread
twill tape from my sewing box

Pictures of DH and DGD checking out the Halloween decorations at WDW Magic Kingdom.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rain, Rain, Don't Go Away

I completed this layout for the Scrap Within Reach contest over at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking.

I used 3 different collections from Scrap Within Reach:
Cambridge “Chesterfield”
Georgia Rain “Journaling cards”, “Splish Splash”. “Pitter Patter” and “Memory Lane”
The District 406 “Ninth & Elm”

Other supplies:
Stampin Up! cardstock
Making Memories brads
dew drops from kit
Pink Paislee - cork
American Crafts flowers
unknown clear flower stamped

old McDonald

Used sketch 20 at Sketches In Thyme to do this layout. Pictures of my Mom and Katie at Story Book Island, Rapid City, SD.

supplies used:
Stampin Up! cardstock sprayed Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
My Minds Eye and unknown (blue) pp
My Minds Eye die-cuts
Stampin Up! butterfly rub-on
Basic Grey alphas
ribbon and buttons from stash
date stamp on canvas - prize from Southern Lens Etsy store

room #2641

Pictures are from our trip to Disneyland, California last July.
Sketch is Creative Scrappers #126
Crate Paper pp, alphas, die-cuts and chipboard
Disney bookmark
Distress stickles
Fancy Pants felt flower
Sakura metallic pen

Friday, October 15, 2010

POW experience

This month's Croppy Cat (lift) is Krystle. I lifted her 2 page France layout and created a single page.

Stampin Up! cardstock - sprayed with Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist "Black Magic"
Scenic Route pp and chipboard "experience"
3 Bugs in a Rug rub-on alphas
Rusty Pickle chipboard star painted white then sprayed with Shimmerz Spritz "Tuscan Sun" edged with Stickles
fussy cut stars highlighted with Stickles centers are a variety of gems
black ribbon from stash

Scrap Pink Mini Crop

SAS - Scrap Attack Scrapbookers is having an annual Scrap Pink Mini Crop October 16 and 17. They have posted 2 "pre-crop" challenges and this layout is from a sketch for challenge #2. I changed the circles into hearts, misting the white heart and doodling around the edges. I'll add the journaling when DGD is here to help me with the names of the girls in her class.

Dream Street pp, Scrap Works "girl friends", Heidi Grace floral sticker, everything else has been taken out of the packaging so brands unknown.

Please join us for a fun week-end of games and challenges.

Monday, October 11, 2010

125 Sketches with Creative Scrappers

I turned the sketch on it's side.
Products used were Crate Paper Brook PP, journaling sticker, die-cut shapes and chipboard;
alphas Basic Grey; gems from kits; stamps Kelly Panacci; cardstock Stampin Up! sprayed with Tattered Angels glimmer mist "Patina" and Shimmerz Spritz "seafoam"; eyelets from stash; chipboard unknown and ribbon RAK.

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking is excited to be one of the sponsors at Creative Scrappers for their 125th Sketch Celebration. All you have to do for this challenge is complete a layout with SKETCH 125 - post it on to the Creative Scrappers blog - Link it with Mr Linky at the bottom of their 125th reveal and also post a picture of your layout here by the deadline October 16th at 11pm.

If you participate in this challenge and also the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking crop you will earn a ticket into the Scrap Pink Crop Prize Bucket! To be eligible for prizes, you simply have to participate. Deadline for all entries on this challenge ONLY is 11PM on October 16, 2010. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Merry & Bright

Design Dollies provided the perfect sketch, colors (red, blue, ivory & brown) and element (holiday) challenge for these pictures. That's a Trifecta for me!

Holiday papers are Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses which I won as a crop prize from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking.
Brown polka dot paper is Stampin Up!
Rhinestone corner flourish is Prima
Buttons are Basic Grey
Chipboard title piece is Autumn Leaves A Rhonna Christmas
& is AC Thickers
"Bright" is Glitz teeny alpha
Merry bingo card is from the Jenni Bowlin packaging
stickers are Crate Paper North Pole

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sketchy Thursday

I won several prizes at Sketchy Thursday.

How about these adorable stitched felt embellies? They are made by Amanda and found in another Etsy shop Crafty Paper Girl.

Don't you just love the texture of the canvas journey notes and felt/fabric flower set? I will be adding these to layouts very soon. These are from Jessi's Southern Lens Etsy shop.

I received these beautiful Berry Watercolor Notecards from Angela Fehr. They are almost to pretty to use, maybe I'll admire them for a while, then use them. :)

The mixed media flowers and map flowers are from an Etsy shop called Design by Diana. Those map flowers are perfect with some travel pictures I have laying here - LOVE them. With a very girly DGD to scrap for I won't have any trouble using those purple flowers.

The School Rules embellishment kit is from another Etsy shop Green Horned Unicorn. I love the collection of layered primary colored flowers and buttons and the beautiful trims. These will go perfectly with some school pictures I have yet to scrap.

I am so lucky to have received these awesome prizes - check out their shops for more fabulous embellies for your scrapbook and card needs.

Dragonflies & Daisies

I won the prize over at Sketch Inspiration with sketch 142. My prize was the Amber Road kit from Dragonflies and Daisies. WOW, that was an amazing prize. I LOVE Pink Paislee papers and these are paired up with some wonderful embellies from Prima, Pink Paisley, Basic Grey and Bo Bunny.

I'll dig into these after I get a card made for Katie's birthday.

Take 2

The Scrappiest sketch #84; loved working with this one.

Papers are Sassafras Lass and Colorbok. Cardstock Stampin Up! Rub-on alphas Arctic Frog. Tim Holtz grungeboard #2. Rub-on flower vine Stampin Up! Butterfly sticker EK Success. Bling trail Prima. Journaling card Sassafras Lass. Gel flower Heidi Swapp. Felt flower American Crafts. Brad Making Memories. Blue flower, gel corner sticker and "be silly" unknown.

The first picture is our youngest DD in 1983, the second picture is her again with our DGD in August of this year. Same place, different centuries.

Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


When you think of the colors brown, burgundy and orange you generally think of fall pictures. But, living in Florida, I don't have many fall pictures. I could go dig out some older ones to scrap, but um.....that means I'd have to get up and spend time looking for them. LOL Instead I decided to do the color challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking with pictures of DD's cat (we were cat sitting) when she fell in the pool and I was drying her off.

BG Archaic pp and chipboard anchor
Chatterbox date card
Glitz rub-on journaling piece
Stampin Up! felt flowers
AC felt Thickers
misc. brads and buttons

Hop you are having a fabulous day.

Autumn ...

I think the quote on this card says it all for Autumn. There is something about the rich colors of fall - rust, orange, brown, deep reds. We don't get a real feel of fall here in Florida, so I enjoy using these colors when I make my fall and Thanksgiving cards.

This card was made for the "All Year Cheer" card challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking, we were to use vellum on our card. I don't remember where I got this vellum quote, but I was happy for this challenge to push me to use it. The papers are Scenic Route - just have small scraps left as they are so pretty. The felt leaf is Queen & Company.

Happy fall ya' all.

Friday, October 1, 2010

scrappy mail

I received a package in the mail today with some Christmas and summer themed Maya Road chipboard pieces. I'd won these playing a "Fill in the Blanks" game over at Scrapbooking Challenges. Aren't they fun, thank you Sookie!!!

g - Happiness is grandchildren

I did the "trifecta" at Design Dollies. Used the color challenge of lavender, tan and navy; a recipe challenge using a ticket, yellow, polkadots, paint and journaling or wordy statement and last the sketch.

This is a fun sketch and great way to use up some small pieces.

Stampin Up! cardstock
sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist "Coffee Shop"
Sassafras Lass papers and paper flowers with button.
Memories Complete - playing card
Queen and Co - felt flourish
ticket stamp - Maya road (I think)
twill tape was stamped with a Stampin Up! wheel called Baroque Border
rick rack is from my stash
love heart charm was a RAK

Thank you for stopping by.