Friday, December 20, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #16

If you are looking for some last minute inspiration for Christmas cards this season, look no further. I have the latest Sketch-N-Scrap card sketch for you. Make sure you upload your card to the blog!
 My card is very festive, sporting the traditional red and green Christmas colors.  The tag was a fun piece to make, I might have to do more for package tags!
Products used in this card:
Card Stock • Red
PaperTrey Ink • Friendship Jar Stamp Set
PaperTrey Ink • Jar and Lid Die
PaperTrey Ink • Fillable Frames #8 Stamp Set
PaperTrey Ink • Fillable Frames Die #5
Ranger • Adirondack Alcohol Ink • Silver

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #47

We are doing something fun at Sketch-N-Scrap for our latest sketch. We are teaming up with Scrap Our Stash. So not only are you to put together a fabulous layout based off of this sketch, you also must use 1 punch and 2 different border punches in your layout.
I stayed away from pattern paper for this layout and went with primary solids. A touch of color mist and the use of the various punches was enough to spice it up.

Products used in this layout:
Card Stock • White
Card Stock • Red
Card Stock • Yellow
Card Stock • Blue
Echo Park • Little Boy • Element Stickers
Echo Park • Little Boy • Journaling Cards
The Paper Studio • 2" Banner Punch
Fiskers • Scallop Punch
EK Success • Binding Punch

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #15

Here is a card I made using the sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap. With the holidays surrounding us this time of year, it's nice to sit down for a quiet hour or two putting together cards for friends and family.
 I have an obsession with washi tape, but I don't use it that often. I've vowed to get better about that and have promised myself not to buy anymore until I've used some that I already have! For the paper strips in the center, I used my Ranger Distress Inks to dye white card stock to match the washi tape colors. The inks make for endless color combinations!
The embellishment in the middle is made using a die from PaperTrey Ink. Their fillable frames are the perfect sizes for cards, and they have an endless supply of stamps that work with them.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Layout Sketch #46

Here is today's sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap. Another great 4 photo sketch, I can't wait to see what everyone does with it. Don't forget to post yours on the SNS blog!
For my layout, I chose 4 photos of Brett from last Christmas. He had gotten a remote control plane and was so excited. On the way home he refused to set it down even though he was very tired. He fell asleep right away in the car but kept a hold on his new prize the whole way home.

Products I used in this layout:
Card Stock • White
Card Stock • Red
Echo Park • Little Boy • In the Clouds
Echo Park • Little Boy • Journaling Cards
Echo Park • Little Boy • Element Stickers
Bella Boulevard • Mr. Boy • Borders & Blocks

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #14

I hope everyone is all set for Thanksgiving next week! If you are looking for something to do this holiday weekend, here is another great card sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap.
 For my card I paired some fun papers from My Minds Eye and American Crafts. I picked up some We R Memory Keepers albums made easy pads and they work great for cards.
Products used in this layout:
My Minds Eye • Black Bird • Spiders
My Minds Eye • Black Bird • Crows
American Crafts • Campy Trails • Evergreen Point
PaperTrey Ink • Border Die • Simple Circles
PaperTrey Ink • Border Die • Pinking Shears
Tim Holtz • Playful Journey Stamp Set
We R Memory Keepers • Albums Made Easy • 2x4 Journal Cards
Archival Ink • Jet Black
Ranger • Distress Ink • Walnut Stain

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Layout Sketch #45

Today I have a great 4 photo sketch for you. Make sure link your take on this sketch to the Sketch-N-Scrap blog. We've got a great prize this month!
 I had a lot of fun with this layout. The kids have been going to preschool this year and are absolutely loving it. I'm not sure how long I had that chalk board paper, but I bought it a long time ago, knowing I would use it for a school layout. Do you ever buy supplies way in advance?
Products used in this layout:
Fancy Pants Designs • Road Show • Grocery List
October Afternoon • School house • Workbook
October Afternoon • School House • Shape Stickers
October Afternoon • 5 & Dime • Found Alpha
October Afternoon • 8x8 Paper Pad • Boarding Pass
Elles Studio • Handmade Layers • Tiny Tags

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sketch-N-Scrap Holiday Hop Winner Winner!

Today I get to announce the winner of the Spring/Easter mini album! (the cute one on the left!) Yay!
I went to and generated our winner. Congratulations Janis!!! Send me your address and I'll get this album in the mail to you right away! And thank you to everyone who commented on my post and followed along with SNS Holiday Hop, hope you found lots of inspiration along the way.

Sketch-N-Scrap Guest Designer Call

Are you a fan of Sketch-N-Scrap? Would you like to be a guest designer?
We are looking for a Guest Designer for both Layout & Card Sketches. Your requirements will be to send a photo and short biography of yourself and complete two layouts or cards using provided sketches within a time frame. 
Sound like fun? 
To apply for the job of being a Guest Designer with Sketch-N-Scrap, please send the following to :
1. 3 Examples of your work either cards or layout
2. Your name & email address
3. Your Blog address
Deadline for this Guest Designer call is Nov. 30th
Thanks in advance for your entries! ~Heather

Friday, November 8, 2013

Last Day to Win!

Today is the Last Day to enter for a chance to win a handmade Spring/Easter mini album. Simply leave a comment on the Sketch-N-Scrap Holiday Hop Blog Post to be entered!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #13

Are you ready for another card sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap? The latest one is full of fun possibilities.
For my card I dug through my scrap paper and came up with some fun papers from
Authentique, My Minds Eye & Bella Boulevard. I also used some stamps and a dies from PaperTrey Ink.

Brads are often neglected in my craft room. I have a ton, every color, size... But somehow they end up forgotten. I did get them out for this card though. The top piece is embellished with some green brads for extra texture.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Layout Sketch #44

How can it be November already? So much to do! The Handmade'ns show is right around the corner, and this is the triplets birthday month! Busy as we all may be with the holidays creeping around the corner, there is nothing more relaxing then spending some time at the craft table. Today I have a new sketch for you from Sketch-N-Scrap. Play along with us and upload your layout to the blog for a chance to win!
For my layout, I dug through some summer pictures. During our town celebration there were some kid games. The boys participated in the races. They didn't know what was going on but had a blast!

Products used in this layout:
The Paper Studios • Textured Cardstock • Darks
Fancy Pants Designs • To The Moon • Constellation
Fancy Pants Designs • To The Moon • Solar
Fancy Pants Designs • To The Moon • Astroid
Fancy Pants Designs • To The Moon • Strips
Fancy Pants Designs • To The Moon • Journal Embellishments
Fancy Pants Designs • To The Moon • Glitter Cuts

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Holiday Hop

Today I've put together two Easter Mini Albums using papers from Bella Boulevard Spring Flings and Easter Things Collection
Here are the two albums I've done. Keep reading for a chance to win one of them...
 The base of these mini albums are made from one sheet of 12x12 paper. I used a slightly altered template based on two from these blogs. Paper Craft Scissors and Scundy Scrap & Handmade
 Once I had the album cut out and scored, I cut out my "mat" pieces and adhered them to both sides of the album.
I then used my patterned papers and coordinating stickers to cover and embellish the album.

 I added a piece ribbon under the front and back cover pieces to tie the album shut.
 NOW! For the second album I made. This one is for a giveaway! Yay! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post and you'll be entered to win this album.
 Ready for your photos and journaling!
 Thanks so much for coming to check out my Holiday Hop Post! Don't forget to hop on over to Kelly's blog tomorrow for her Holiday Hop Post.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sketch-N-Scrap Card Challenge #12

Today I have a new Card Sketch for you from Sketch-N-Scrap. Check out the SNS blog and upload your card for a chance to win!
 For my card I played around with some fun paper and embellishments. I am a stamp/die addict. If there is a stamp set with a coordinating die, I want it.  I am also a firm believer that every stamp should have a matching die. Wouldn't that be nice?
Here is a close up of my stamp/die work. Also you can see the stitch detail around the floral paper.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Challenge #43

Who's ready for another great sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap!? This sketch reminds us what holiday is right around the corner! This is the first year the triplets will go trick or treating so I can't wait!! There will be plenty of photos... Trust me! Back to the layout, don't forget to put yours on the SNS blog for a chance to win prizes!
I dug through this summer's photos for this layout. The kids got their first bikes this summer and boy were they exited! They haven't mastered riding them yet, but hey we'll get there! I had a lot of fun playing with Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer collection in this layout. There are so many stickers and other elements to choose from you can't go wrong when using their products.
After I designed and cut my title piece out, I covered it in Diamond Stickles. It added just the right touch of bling to the layout and makes the title stick out.
Products used in this layout:
Simple Stories • 100 Days of Summer • 4x6 Vertical Journaling Card Elements
Simple Stories • 100 Days of Summer • 100% Summer Fun
Simple Stories • 100 Days of Summer • 2x12 Title Strip Elements
Simple Stories • 100 Days of Summer • Expressions Card Stock Stickers
Simple Stories • 100 Days of Summer • Fundamentals Card Stock Stickers
Red Card Stock

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #11

So tell me, have you all been playing along with Sketch-N-Scraps card sketches? I have been and I tell you what, it is wonderful to be able to give people cards again. With everyone being online these days it is so easy to email or facebook someone a Birthday wish or a thank you, but how much nicer is it to send a card. Something physical? That is why I'm loving these challenges!

Here is the latest sketch:
And my card:
The center embellishment is made from using two PaperTrey Ink dies to cut a window out.

Head on over to the site to check out the design teams take on the sketches and to upload yours!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Challenge #42

Hello Everyone, Happy October! This year has been flying right by. I'm here today with a fun sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap. It's a new month, so there is a new prize to win. Make sure you add your layout to the SNS Blog!
For my layout today, I chose 3 photos of the triplets putting together some craft kits I picked up at Target. They love getting their hands on my crafts, so it was high time they got their own. The photos feature a lot of color, so I chose papers that followed the same colorful scheme.
For the most part, once I've found my photos and the papers I want to use for a sketch, it comes together pretty easy. There are times though, I'm held up by one MAJOR part of the layout. THE TITLE! Sometimes, it just doesn't come to me. Does that happen to any of you? You just can't come up with a title that speaks for the page? That is how this page was for me. I had the it all done, except for a title. I just couldn't come up with one. How did I solve my problem? I took a photo of the layout and messaged a friend. In no time I had my title. Don't be afraid to ask for help. I would've never come up with this one on my own, and I think it is perfect. To make the title I designed it in Adobe Illustrator and cut it out with my cricut. I cut it out of white card stock then colored it using the same technique as on my August 1st post.
Products used in this layout:
Fancy Pants • It's Your Day • My Day
My Minds Eye • Wild Asparagus • Orange
Paper Studios • Denim
Basic Grey • Paper Labels • Wander
Sassafras • Count • Flag Banners
Sassafras • Count • Journal Tags

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall Card

Okay first off I have to say, what a HUGE fan I am of PaperTrey Ink. I have to limit my time on their site because seriously, I would buy it all! I have quite a few of their items, but my "want" list is much greater than the "have" list. 
They have a September Blog Hop Challenge going on right now and I decided to play along! This is the card I made for the challenge. I walk you through the steps for creating the leaves below. The center embellishment is a Stamp&Die set from PaperTrey Ink.
I used a gate fold style card for this project.

Okay for the leaves.... Gather your supplies. Ranger Distress Ink in various fall leaf colors, white card stock (I've cut mine in 2x2 squares), archival ink, stamp and die.
Next I stamped the fall leaf colors, aka Red, Yellow, Green & Brown onto my craft sheet. Next I spritzed them with a little water.
I take my squares of white card stock and drag them through the ink to get a different effect on every piece.
You can let your paper dry or use a heat gun to speed the process.
When dry, I used my Technique Tuesday leaf die and cut leaves out of each square of dyed paper.
Here is what a leaf looks like once cut out.
Now that I have all of my leaves cut out I'm ready to stamp.
Using the coordinating leaf stamp I've finished off my leaves and they are ready for embellishing.