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