Monday, December 30, 2019

Wreck it Ralph layout

Another layout of my adorable in laws.  This one uses only plain card stock. This family always comes up with the most awesome Halloween costumes!

I turned the sketch from The Studio Challenges for my purposes.

misc card stock 
Creative Memories alpha stickers and circle cutter
Spellbinders die to create the pointed edge

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

Thanks for stopping by today.


Friday, December 27, 2019

Bubbles at Swim School! Stick it Down December sketch

I hope you all (y'all where I am from) think my nephew is adorable as I do, I love scrapping that adorable smile and he gets to do the most wonderful things!  These bubble photos are amazing!  In using up my stash I found some old Storytellers Club die cuts in my summer container.  I found some wacky alpha stickers that may have been from a STC kit as well.

Here is the sketch I used from Stick it Down

I found some chipboard bubbles that I thought would look great embossed with an iridescent sheen.


The Storytellers Club die cuts
misc sticker letters
chipboard bubbles
Versamark ink
embossing powder

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by


Thursday, December 26, 2019

Creative Memories Be Merry layout with Sketch N Scrap sketch

I found these Creative Memories papers in my stash, they are not nearly as old as most of my CM stash.  They actually proved perfect for this play date layout from December when the decorations were already out.  I just love the assortment of trees on the piano.  Amazing pic!  (not mine)  If you are a regular reader you know I scrapped my nephew a bunch of pages for his album.  And...I have a few more prior to the end of the year.

I used this sketch from Sketch N Scrap for my layout.

Creative Memories Be Merry papers
Creative Memories alpha stickers
Stampin Up tree punch

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Lasting Memories

Prize Winner!

If you are a participant grab our button!

Happy Holidays!


Mizzou Football layout with Sketch N Scrap

Still scrapping my nephew.  He has had so many great experiences this year.  I haven't gotten around to his cruise but those will be great.  Here is a college football game he attended.

Here is the sketch I used from Sketch N Scrap

misc card stock
Creative Memories football stickers and alpha stickers

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

Thank you


Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Freaky Fast Formula from The Scraproom

I love the Freaky Fast Formula on the Scraproom blog they are so fun with which to work.  Here's another layout of my nephew.  I don't remember the brands of products.  I have my stash organized according to the Totally Tiffany system.  As such, I have a summer container that had all of these products but I don't remember the brands.

Here is the formula.

A closer look.

misc papers and die cuts from my stash
Creative Memories sticker letters

Thanks for checking our my share


The Storytellers Club Summer layout

More of this precious little man and using up old stash.  I couldn't even tell you what year these Storytellers Club papers are from, I think I belonged to the autoship program in 2008-9?  I KNOW the pics are from 2019 though, as these are a part of my 2019 album for my nephew.  

N=Navy Blueberry sequins from Jillibean (the exact name!)
A=Alpha stickers

The Storytellers Club papers and die cuts
Jillibean Navy Blueberry sequins
Creative Memories sticker letters
Quick Quotes chalking ink

Thanks for taking a look today.


Creative Memories Nordic Christmas layout

Another nephew layout~using a sketch from The Scraproom's Facebook Groups December challenges.  I am also continuing my goal of using my stash!  This is all old Creative Memories product and scraps of Cricut cuts.  I am please with using up stuff without compromising quality.   

Here is the Throwback Sketch from the The Scraproom.

Creative Memories Nordic Christmas collection including papers and adhesive ribbon
Creative Memories sticker letters
leftover Cricut cuts (banner and tag)

Thanks for stopping by today.


Pool Time layout with The Scraproom Jumpstart Sketch

This has to be the most un-Christmas Christmas Day post EVER!  But not really, every year I scrap pages for my SIL of my nephew for her to add to the album I gave her.  So this is really an Xmas gift. I didn't get a whole year scrapped this time but you are gonna see a dozen or so layouts over the next few days.  My wonderful nephew is actually under the weather so sending healing vibes to him and I hope his Christmas is a good one.

Here is the sketch I used from The Scraproom blog

A close up of this cool dude just chillin'.  Love him!

The Storytellers Club papers
misc card stock mostly Bazzill
Creative Memories Cutting system-circles and circle punches
misc star punch
Jillibean Navy Blueberry sequins
Creative Memories sticker letters
Kiwi Lane template 
Quick Quotes chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

Thank you for stopping by today


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Woodland Noel and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Can you believe it is Christmas Eve?  May I share one last card?  I am using the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge as a starting point for this one.  I feel I haven't been "inking" as much lately so although this card incorporates my "use up my stash" focus these days, I finally did some stamping.  The focal image and lower cluster are from the same sticker collection from my stash.

Here is the sketch this week.

I used some very old Stampin Up stamps that I purchased from my awesome little crafty thrift store down the street.  It is hard not to go crazy there!  I do try to restrain primarily reminding myself that I remove the stamps from the wood blocks.  It is too much time and energy to waste on images I would never use but I just knew these tiny pine cones and pine branches would be very useful.  

I stamped the branch 4 or 5 times in Distress Peeled Paint.  I stamped the pinecones on the same kraft card stock as the base and fussy cut them.  I found a K & Co acetate embellishment that kind of matches the rest of the stickers, but if I recall correctly they were not the same brand.

Creative Memories paper
Kraft card stock
embellished stickers from my stash
K & Co acetate embellishment
Stampin Up stamps
Distress Peeled Paint
Quick Quotes Mocha Mama Powderpuff chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. 

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thank you for stopping by today


Monday, December 23, 2019

First Day of School for Bitten By the Bug's Use a Number challenge

Good day readers, it's time for a new challenge at BBTB2.  The challenge is to Use a Number.  This one should be easy.  You still have Christmas (25), the New Year (2020), a birthday card or anniversary.  So many ideas for numbers.  Mine is a little off season but I always scrap pages for my SIL/nephew to add to an album I gifted them.  This year was his first year at preschool.  I found the cutest strip of numbers to use.  Then I added the "first day of school" image for a title.

Here is a close up of the Locker Talk First Day of School image.

These numbers are actually the negatives of the image with is numbers in a bubble type strip.  I inked the edges before adhering to the page.

Technically this is the first page.  I left the journal card for my SIL to complete. I cut the title with my Cricut Maker using the Cricut Sans font.

Cricut carts:  Locker Talk, Cricut Sans font and Close to My Heart-Artbooking
Creative Memories Primary and High School Kits
misc card stock

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along for the next two weeks at BBTB2.


Sunday, December 22, 2019

Merriest Wishes card set

I decided to sit down at my desk and create an easy batch of holiday cards.  I perused Pinterest Card Sketch board for some ideas.  I found some great sketches posted on Janice's blog, she has a post that includes all the Paper Player sketches in one place.  It was a great resource.  Of course, with such a quantity of cards, I was liberal with the interpretation. This first one is one that is a bit different.  I used some intricately cut glitter tape and layer some old stickers on paper circles.  Since I used patterned paper for the background, I stamped the sentiment on a piece of paper and used a decorative punch.

Here is the sketch I used for this batch.

 For this card I used some small stickers on punched card stock.  They were so small I fit 5 instead of 3.  For the rest of the batch I used my MISTI to stamp the same sentiment over and over.  What a time savor for production.

Here I used only 3 stickers and another fancy punch. This was the fancy square punch from Creative Memories.

These stickers were square so I simply cut larger card stock squares to layer.  I switched up the color of the sentiment.

This one doesn't really follow the sketch but I used the MISTI and the same sentiment.  For all of these cards I used old Creative Memories stickers and paper.

Creative Memories stickers and paper kits
Creative Memories and Stampin Up punches
Stampin Up sentiment from To You & Yours
misc sentiment stamp from my stash
Stampin Up Baroque Burgundy and Forest Foliage
Our Daily Bread Designs pierced circles

I would like to enter these in the following challenges:

I have a few more from this day's work to show be on the look out!


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Joy to All! Pink & Gold Holiday Glam Challenge

Joy to All!  I have another project for the current Bitten By the Bug 2's Pink & Gold Holiday Glam challenge.  This was a super easy one but I think it still turned out very elegant.  I found some metallic embellishments in my stash that worked perfect for the inside of the poinsettias.  

Here is a close up of my cut.

Cricut Simple Holiday Cards
Gold metallic card stock
Pink shimmer card stock
Metallic gems

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget you have until December 23 to play along at Bitten By the Bug 2's Pink & Gold Holiday Glam challenge.

Thanks for stopping by


Friday, December 13, 2019

Holiday Gift Tags Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
The Holiday Gift Tags BLOG HOP

This is a blog hop featuring tons of fun and different Holiday Tags that we hope will inspire you for all your gift giving ideas.

You should have arrived from Liz if not,
 Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

Our awesome sponsors for this hop are!!
Sunflower Holli is offering one lucky winner this awesome Christmas Scrapbooking Kit by Simple Stories.

And our other sponsor is

Liz is offering one lucky winner an adorable mini set!!

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 12/18/19 at
 Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I kind of went wild with the Distress Oxide inks.  I pulled out my new glass mat and lots of pretty inks.  I also used a little shimmer mist.

I found some super old stickers in my stash and chose inks to compliment.

I found some cool evergreen and snowflake stamps to ink and emboss.

Stampin Up stamps to & from
TPC Studio Winter Blues snowflake stamps
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks
Creative Memories stickers
Recollections stickers
Versamark ink 
Recollections Snow white and metallic olive embossing powder
Sparkle N Sprinkle Iridescent embossing powder

Be sure to hop over to Kim!

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.