Monday, July 25, 2022

Creative Memories Cheerful Power Palette with Sketches in Thyme sketch

Welcome to my month Sketches in Thyme inspiration.  This time around I am scrapping my January 2022 vacation to Jamaica.  This is us with our besties.  The story behind the photos is a fun one.  Would you like to know more about Lance in the Pants?

First, here is the sketch from Sketches in Thyme.

So another friend of ours, found these lovely crocheted pants.  She decided it would be a hoot to get Lance to wear the pants for charity.  He had no idea she had purchased the pants and brought them on vacation. He was floored when he discovered the plot his wife and friends had planned.  He had no choice but to go along.  We took donations and for enough money, one could have their photo with "Lance in the Pants".  I believe we raised over $1000 for Jamaican charities. All in all it was fun day except for poor Lance who had to wear the pants for hours.  He did rock them well!


Creative Memories Cheerful Power Palette including paper, stickers and die cuts

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to play along at Sketches in Thyme until the end of the month.


Thursday, July 21, 2022

Miss Kate Cuttables Summer Day layout

Happy Summer! I can't believe it's been 4 years since we took this trip.  This is a pretty simple layout and really focuses on the photo. My husband was so happy in this moment. I used a subtle chevron patterned paper. The grass is also a subtle print of green polka dots.  

I haven't used my Cricut in 6 months but I have turned it on once again!

Cricut cuts:
Miss Kate Cuttable title image
grass cut
stitched circle

other ingredients:
Little Yellow Bicycle paper
misc papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Tim Holtz Simple Plaid and Kindred Stamps Make Limoncello for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog today.  I was in a bright and cheery mood when I created this card.  I have a friend who makes limoncello regularly.  This would be perfect for her. I had yet to use my Tim Holtz Plaid die and I thought it would be a great twist on the sketch.  I cut this out of white paper which set the way for a small print pattern paper.  I found this lovely lemon paper in my stash.  I have no idea what brand it is.  I searched my stash (on Evernote) and found the lemon's in this Close to my Heart set.

Here is the sketch:

Here's a close up of the details. I stamped the lemons with Stampin Up pens to keep the yellow and green separate.  I used the green to stamp the Kindred Stamps sentiment.  I then die cut it with a stitched sentiment strip. 

Sizzix Tim Holtz Simple Plaid die
Close to My Heart One in a Melon
Stampin Up Daffodil Delight and Call me Clover ink
Kindred Stamps Sea Monster's sentiment
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Sentiment Strips
papers from stash

I would like to enter this in the following this card in the following challenges:

Play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until Sunday.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, July 4, 2022

Happy Fourth with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Good day and welcome to my blog on this American Holiday.  This morning I am using the latest sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge. I am fond of making two-fer's but this sketch was a no brainer to create two considering the diagonal cut in the papers.

Here is the sketch.

Here's card number two.  I have to say how impressed I was with myself for using some extremely old paper...I mean this has to be close to 20 years old. Ya, I am a hoarder but it feels so good to use it up!!!

It's hard to determine in the photo but the white fiber has some shiny elements.

Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Old Glory and Movers and Shapers Mini Old Glory
My Favorite Things Double Stitched Ovals
EK Success Fiber Adornments
misc papers and card stock

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:

Don't forget to play along with this great sketch until Sunday at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Thanks for reading my blog today.