Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Color Us Lucky week #4!!!

We've reached our last week of Color Us Lucky month on the Scrapy Land blog!
This week's inspiration comes to us from Kathy in the form of PINK/BLACK/KRAFT&CREAM!!!
I'm not really a 'pink' girl, but I dug through my stash and came up with this card.
You can find more details on my SL blog post here.
I hope you'll play along with any of our challenges this month! Link up your project to our Scrapy Land FB page for your chance to win an awesome prize!!!
Have a great week!
p.s. I used Unity Stamps on this card so I'll also be submitting it for Friends with Flair Friday!!!
p.p.s. WHOOPS! With the long Easter weekend I forgot to submit this card to Friends with Flair so I'm doing it this week :)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Making introductions...

EEK! I'm being introduced on the Fancy Pants Designs blog today!!!
Here's a little sneaky peek...

You can check out my whole layout and fellow BC gal Laura Craigie's layout on the FPD blog.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Color Us Lucky: Turquoise/Lime Challenge

I'm on double duty today, so if you are looking for my Stuck on U Sketches card post just scroll down, or click here.
It's week 3 of Color Us Lucky month on the Scrapy Land blog.
This week, Amber has given us a challenge to play with Turquoise and Lime!!!
Turquoise, Aqua, there a difference? I can never tell, I think I mix these colors up all the time!
Anyways, I had fun using my new Greeting Farm stamp and these bright colors on my card today.
I've got a sneak peek to share with you today. If you would like to see the whole card and all the details please head on over to my post on the Scrapy Land blog.
Thanks for stopping by,

SOUS card sketch: March 20-April 2

We on the SOUS design team have a new card sketch challenge to share with you today.
First take a look at my card...
And here is the sketch we are playing with; designed  by Sandi Clarkson.
As you can see I altered the sketch somewhat. I used one pattern down the sides of my card and another down the middle, similar to the sketch but I made them stripes instead of triangles. I interpreted the criss-cross shape with my twine by wrapping it and criss-crossing it around the center of my card.

I also switched around the sentiment and the flower from what the sketch shows too. I think that is the great thing about sketches...your final product doesn't need to look exactly like the sketch, the sketch is just there to inspire you to get creating!

Papers, stickers are from Echo Park. Stamp from Echo Park/Unity Stamps. Twine from The Twinery. Misc flowers and buttons.
I hope you are ready to get creating and will play along with our challenge for your chance to be featured on the SOUS blog as one of our Top 3! For all the details and to link up your card head on over to the SOUS blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by,
reading your kind comments makes my day.
p.s. whoops! I forgot to share this on Friends with Flair Friday at Unity I'm sharing it this week :)


Saturday, March 16, 2013

My Creative Sketches: March Sketch Challenge

Happy Weekend everyone! Are you as happy that it has arrived as I am? It's been a bit of a rough week so I'm glad for the break.
I hope you are relaxing with a yummy beverage in your hand and taking a peek at what the My Creative Sketches team has to inspire you with this month.
Here is the layout I created for this month's sketch. I scrapped one of my favorite photos of my son and me. I know this is probably bad to say, but I think that I like the picture because you can't really see much of me in it. I don't like to be in the photos...I'm usually the one taking them ;)
This is the sketch that my layout is based on, and the challenge for you this month.
I've got a few close ups of the details to share with you as well...

A mommy bird and a baby bird, just like me and my boy!
The 'hello there, handsome' title is a die cut from My Minds Eye.
As a matter of fact all the product on this layout is from My Minds Eye.

Well, that is all for me today. I hope you will play along with our sketch challenge for your chance to be featured on the My Creative Sketches blog and to win the fabulous prize that Pam has put together! To enter, just link up your layout HERE

By the by...I am also going to be submitting this layout for the My Minds Eye die cut challenge!
Thanks for stopping by,
reading your kind comments makes my day :)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Color Us Lucky: Navy/Yellow/Grey Challenge

Sara has a new challenge for us this week at Scrapy Land. This time the challenge is to use Navy, Yellow and Grey on your project! Let me tell you I just loooove this combo!
Here is a sneak of the project I made. For the full project and all the details you can head over to the Scrapy Land blog.

I'm the Thursday post this week so make sure you check out all of the other color inspiration from my fellow Fab 4 members on the SL blog!
Have a great day

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Scrapy Land cards

I have a few cards to share with you today that I made for my Scrapy Land design team.
The first is this card I made with the Chalkboard Stamping Technique. I have a great tutorial on the blog about how to achieve this look and you can find it HERE.
I made this second card during We {heart} Stamps month on the Scrapy Land blog. For all the details on this card including products used, you can find my post HERE.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day :)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Big BIG news!!!

I've been keeping a little secret for the past week and today I finally get to share it...
I have been chosen to be on the 2013 Fancy Pants Design Team!!!!
To say I'm excited would be a major understatement! I still can't even really believe that this is happening!
You should head on over to the Fancy Pants blog to see all the other amazingly talented ladies who I get to work with.
Here is a layout I submitted for the call. I used the line called Country Boutique ...

I can't wait to get started playing with the new FP collections: Parkbench, Swagger, Etcetera, Down by the Shore, and Trend Setter.
Check back soon for some Fancy Pants Inspiration!
Have a great week!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

SOUS card sketch: Mar 6-19

Happy Wednesday!
It is sketch release day at Stuck on U Sketches. I am excited to share my card with you this time because I have been on a creative roll lately and got ahead on a bunch of DT assignments so this card has been done for awhile and I am happy to finally get to share it with you.
Before I get to the sketch let me share my take on it...
 This time around our sketch was created by the lovely Sandi Clarkson.
I colored this precious cupcake from Unity Stamps with my Copic markers. I have been dying to try this dotty technique around the image that I have seen on so many stamped images lately, and I LOVE the's super easy too!
I added some Stickles to the cupcake to make it sparkle, and Glossy Accents to the cherry to make it shiny.

I finished off the card with some buttons, punched some hearts out of corrugated paper (I love the dimension and texture this gives) and tied the bow around my sentiment since there is a bow in the sketch. I used a copic marker to trace around the word 'cupcakes' in my sentiment to make it stand out.
Well, that is it for me today. If you just came across my post I hope you'll head on over to the SOUS blog to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch.
I will also be submitting this card for Friends with Flair Friday at Unity Stamps.
If you want to play along for your chance at being featured on the SOUS blog as on of our TOP 3, link up your project here by March 19th.
Thanks for stopping by,
I love to read your kind comments

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Color Us Lucky: Blue & Orange Challenge

It's Color Us Lucky month over at Scrapy Land and each week the DT has a different color combo challenge to share with you as well as tons of daily inspiration so check back every day!!!
Every time you participate in one of the challenges your name gets entered into a draw to win a fabulous prize at the end of the month!!! And if you add the bonus challenge to your project you get an extra's easy right?!?
This week's challenge is...
I kicked off the week with these two projects...

For more information and details check out my blog post over at Scrapy Land
I hope you'll play along with us, and maybe you'll end up being the lucky one!
Have a great day!

Monday, March 4, 2013

New at the Nook!

Happy Monday!!
Today is my first post as part of the Scrapping Nook Design Team and I get to share with you our new monthly Sketch Challenge! A new sketch with be posted on the first Monday of each month so check back regularly.  If you just happened across this post today, pleas head over to the Scrapping Nook blog to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch.
Before I share the sketch with you, here is my take on it. I love this photo of my daughter kissing my pregnant belly. She was 8 years old at the time, and you can see by the look on her face she was uncomfortable doing it! ;)
Here is the fun sketch that we get to play along with this month.
I've got some close ups to better show off the details...
I made a Polaroid frame on my Silhouette. I took a basic frame and welded the word 'family' to it. The 'new arrival' arrow was also cut from the silhouette.
I cut a strip of hearts out of vellum on the silhouette as well. I used the negative space as a layer under my photo, and I used the hearts as embellishments throughout the layout.
I rubbed some pink ink on my craft mat and spritzed it with water. I then loaded a paint brush up with the inky water and flicked it on my mist required!
So that is it for me today. I hope you will join us and play along with our challenge for your chance to win 'Nook Prize!!'

You can submit your layout in one of three ways...

1. Upload your layout to our facebook page.
2. In the comment section of this post- add a link to your blog or gallery where we can see your take on the sketch.
3. Upload your take of the sketch to our Gallery on the Nook Message Board.
You have until 11:59 pm on March 31st to upload your entry.
Thanks for stopping by
Your kind comments make my day!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Catching up...

I must admit, I have gotten terribly far behind on my posts just keeps getting in the way. To catch up I decided to do a quick post to share a bunch of my cards I've been meaning to post.
First up cards using The Sweet Life tags from Elle's Studio... 
And the next 4 cards I created with my kit from My Creative Scrapbook.

Well there you little stash of cards I had yet to post! Hope you enjoyed! I know I feel much better! LOL
Have a great day!