Saturday, December 15, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #167

 I'm here to give you some Christmas inspiration with the last regular layout sketch of the year for you from Sketch-N-Scrap.
 Since the kids have been old enough to hang ornaments on the Christmas tree, I've enjoyed taking photos of them decorating and then scrapping them.
I'm including in this post my layout from the SNS 12/1 sketch. I was late getting it done. Just so you  know, you have all month to play along with all of the sketches on the SNS blog!
 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #135

As we dive right into December, I am back today with a card sketch I designed for Sketch-N-Scrap.
I went through my drawer of Basic Grey papers to find all of these wonderful orange sheets. It makes for a fun collage on this card.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #134

Lisa has a super fun card sketch for you all to work on over your holiday break. Check Sketch-N-Scrap out to see what the design team members created based on the sketch.
For my card, I water colored some flower die cuts and them layered them for a eye catching embellishment. The stamp I used is from Ranger, Letter it, Birthday.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #165

I have a sketch for you all today that I designed for Sketch-N-Scrap.
Brileigh got to participate in the schools Cheer Camp. It is always a fun day for her!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #133

I have a card sketch for you today that I designed for Sketch-N-Scrap.
 For my card I used a new Spellbinders Succulents die set I had just picked up. I used copic markers to color the pieces before I assembled the piece.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #164

Can you believe it already November? This year has just flown by! There are a few more sketches yet this year to enjoy over at Sketch-N-Scrap. Here is the first one of the month from Lisa.
We had a lot of fun dress up days for Homecoming this year. One was Disney Dress Up day. We had a lot of fun getting ready for this. We had Oswald the Lucky Rabbit,  Captain Jack Sparrow and Sarah Sanderson from Hocus Pocus.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #163

We are half way through October so that means it is time for my sketch featured over at Sketch-N-Scrap. Make sure you head on over to the SNS blog to see what the design team members did with this sketch.
Continuing our fun with Homecoming week, Brileigh was just waiting for the blue and gold day so she could have her hair colored blue and gold.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #131

I'm back today with a card sketch I designed for Sketch-N-Scrap. The design team has come up with some fun cards based on the sketch, make sure you head on over to the SNS Blog to check them out.
For my card I stuck pretty close to the sketch and used a die for the word happy, coloring it with distress inks.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #162

Welcome to October! Fall has finally come to Nebraska, maybe a little to harsh for some people as temperatures have swung 30 plus degrees from day to day. Now that it is colder it is easier to stay in and work on my scrap booking! Lisa has a fun sketch to work with today over at Sketch-N-Scrap.
This last week the kids got to dress up every day for Homecoming week. One day was called color wars, as every class has their own color. 3rd grade if you can't tell is purple. Brileigh had the most fun with this getting all decked out while her brothers settled for their purple class shirts.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #130

It's time for another card sketch. This one was designed by Lisa at Sketch-N-Scrap.
On a mission to start using the pile of dies I have, I picked out a rose design for this card. Once cut out I ran it through my Xyron Sticker Maker then colored it with Rangers Distress Inks.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #161

Today I have a sketch for you that I designed for Sketch-N-Scrap. Check out what the design team members came up with based on the sketch on the SNS blog.
I have to cherish everyone of these photos that I can get. These 3 getting along, for a few seconds anyways.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #129

It's time for another card sketch over at Sketch-N-Scrap.
For my card I used a couple different dies I had and hand colored the pieces with Ranger Distress Inks.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #160

We've entered into the new school and now with the kids back in school I've had a little more time to spend in the craft room. Just in time to play with the new sketch from Lisa over at Sketch-N-Scrap.
We took our annual first day of school pictures. Along with one getting on the bus. The kids were super excited to get back to school and I was just as happy to be back on a schedule.


Monday, August 20, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #128

Today I have a great card sketch from Lisa over at Sketch-N-Scrap.
This was another sketch I was determined to make a shaker card out of. It's always fun to add the sequins and beads at the end and give it a good shake.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #159

The kids started school today so here we go, back on a schedule! They're pretty excited for school so in my book that's a win! Today I have the second regular layout sketch of the month from Sketch-N-Scrap.
Like I said in my August 1st post, I'm trying to catch up on this summer's photos now that school has started. As with Brett, Brileigh really got the hang of tee ball this year. And being able to coach her the last 3 years, it's been so fun to watch the progress first hand.


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #127

Today I have a sketch I created for Sketch-N-Scrap.
I have been making quite a few shaker cards lately and this was another sketch that seemed to work great for a shaker card.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #158

As we head into August we are gearing up for "back to school" in our house. So I am trying to catch up scrapping all of our summer photos. Having great sketches like this one from Lisa at Sketch-N-Scrap make it easy.
Brett has come a long way in tball and he really improved this year. It's so much fun to watch. For my layout I turned the sketch on the side to work with the photos I had. My title piece is a mix of stickers and wire that I shaped with my new Memory Keepers Happy Jig. 
Talking about my new jig, I have to say I wasn't completely aware of what I was getting. I had assumed it would come with a "map" for creating every letter in the alphabet. Instead it came with a book to make a few words and more shapes. So it has been a learning experience creating the words I want to create with it.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #157

Life has gotten kind of crazy in our house with all of the kids activities. I feel like I'm always running somewhere. It's nice at the end of the day to get some quiet time in the craft room. I finally had just enough time to compete the layout inspired by my latest sketch for Sketch-N-Scrap.
Tball is over, so our recent run abouts are due to Rylan being on the swim team this year. This is a whole new experience for us, and we are learning the ropes. He has come so far and his swimming has improved immensely.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #125

I hope everyone here in the US had a wonderful (and safe) Independence day yesterday.

I'm back today with another card sketch I designed for Sketch-N-Scrap. 
I had fun working with some different angles on this sketch.
 I decided to turn my card into a shaker card. I had the fun new bubble gum stamp set from Jillibean Soup and I used that to create the shaker.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #124

Here is a great sketch from Lisa at Sketch-N-Scrap.
There is a great prize this month at SNS so make sure you upload your take on the sketch above to the SNS blog.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #155

Today I have a sketch for you that I designed for Sketch-N-Scrap.
 So while in Florida at Lego land, we found a lego car in the middle of the park with a sign depicting 4 locations and the distance to each point. One of those was in Nebraska! Ainsworth to be precise and that small town is a small jump away from home.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #123

Today I have a sketch for you that I designed for Sketch-N-Scrap.
Head to the SNS blog to to see what the design team came up with using the sketch.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #154

Summer has finally began! Most kids are out of school and if you're like my family, ball and swim teams have started. Making these days more busy than school days! I have however carved out some time to work on my scrapbooking and I encourage you all to do the same. If you need some inspiration head on over to the Sketch-N-Scrap sight to see what the design team came up with using Lisa's latest sketch.
 I know... yet another vacation photo. But I tell you we had so much fun going to multiple parks I just have to document it all! These photos are from Sea World in Orlando, where you could go behind a sharks jaw and really realize how easily they could swallow you whole!
Items I used in this layout:
Basic Grey • Picadilly • Flap Jack Breakfast
Basic Grey • Picadilly • Eggs & Bacon
Basic Grey • Zachary • Oh Baby! Boy
Basic Grey • Life of the Party • Decorative Clips
Sizzix • Sizzlits • Night & Day Alphas
Sizzix • Thinlits • Tim Holtz ABC123
Scotch ATG

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Just a quick post...

So yesterday I posted about some items I had just got in from blitzy.com (link to the left).
One of the items was from American Crafts Creative Devotion line, the watercolor tabs. I spent yesterday and today hand coloring the tags with a watercolor set by Nicole, that I had purchased previously on Blitzy, and putting them on the chapters in my bible. 
Okay seriously, how beautiful does that look??

Monday, May 28, 2018

Blitzy Haul and Ebay Listings

So if you haven't checked out Blitzy.com (link to the left) yet you need to! It's a wonderful online shop full of supplies for your scrapping, fine arts and mixed media projects. I just received a package this week full of American Crafts Creative Devotion items from Blitzy. They were on sale and a great deal. I can't wait to use them!
If you head over to the site yet tonight there are some great Memorial Day sales going on. Click the Blitzy link to the left or the bottom of this page to get to their sight.

 I have also added some of my one-of-a-kind canvas's on eBay today, along with some other items. Check my eBay listings out HERE.