Friday, March 13, 2015

A quick birthday card

Hello my scrappy friends!  It's Friday night and I'm ready to veg out on the couch.  It's been a tough week and a half with my kids and husband being sick then I was sick...missed 4 days of school.  Went back today and that lunch room was LOUD!  But it was nice to have a few kids welcome me back and ask how I was feeling...impressive for first and second graders.

So, my quick birthday card for my brother-in-law.  I took on the card sketch challenge at STAMPlorations #29.  Here is my card using CTMH Dotty for You paper that I've had for well over one year and I just opened it!  Great papers, I'm sure to use some again this weekend when I'm creating something!  I also used spray inks from my collection and The Crafter's Workshop Circle Explosion 12x12 stencil.  It's VERY hard to see the circles since I sprayed ink over them but I assure you they are there!

Here is the sketch I used...

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, March 8, 2015


Welcome to daylight savings my scrappy friends!  So far so good with the hour time change...tomorrow I'm sure will be another least for the rest of the family.  The time change never seems to bother me...could be since I'm really not a good sleeper to begin with.

Today I worked on a LO for my daughter during last summer.  Ahhh, warmer weather at the lake! 

I got my inspiration from two challenges.  Soul Scrappers tic-tac-toe board using sticker-you are my sunshine-spray or paint.  I used spray on the title die cut letters.  The LO I pretty much lifted since I loved it so much from XoXo Scrapbooking March challenge....  As you can tell I didn't use doodling on the edges of the background paper nor did I use any banners or embellishments.  It was taking too much out of me to search for more supplies since I'm feeling so run down today.  My husband and kids are feeling better though so mission accomplished as wife and mother :)

Thanks for stopping by and go to bed early tonight so you're not so tired tomorrow!!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Love That Face

Hello my scrappy friends! 

A quick layout I created today.  My inspiration comes from Soul Scrappers challenge, LIFT23.  This is the LO we needed to lift:

Here is what I made:

I love the banners, the flower clusters although I used some circles and the layers.

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, March 6, 2015

Making IceCream

Hello my scrappy friends!  

Another day off from school due to snow and ice!  I'm not complaining...we all needed it here at home.  Everyone is sick but me so you know what that means....I'm able to clean, cook, shovel, do dishes and sever everyone all by myself.  I don't mean to complain but I'm getting tired since this has been going on all week!  Good thing the couch in the basement is comfy for me to sleep on!  But, I think there is hope...I'm hearing more talking and laughing as I post.  Perhaps health is on it's way!

I did get to scrap a layout yesterday for a few challenges. My daughter is making ice cream while at my sister's house a few years ago for the 4th of July.   I used CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge for the circle mat in the background and CTMH letter stamps for the title.

I'm entering my layout in... 
> Soul Scrappers STP1 challenge, Stirring the Pot where something is being made!  Some yummy ice cream!  
> A new challenge blog from The Royal Castle Shoppe challenge using stamped words...hope my letters making words count for this challenge! 
> Red Carpet Studios using a distressing technique.  I used spray ink and an edge distressor on the the photo mat.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting...time to make another LO before someone needs me!

Monday, March 2, 2015


Hello my scrappy friends!  I'm determined to make this month the month of my scrapping!  So far so good...of course it's only the 2nd of the month!  I have posted here on my blog in the past few days and it feels good and is a good start!  

Today, I just finished a layout for a Soul Scrappers layout challenge. It ends in 13 minutes...nothing like just making it!  I also am going to enter this layout into the Scrap Our Stash challenge for the beginning of this month, the stash challenge #24 using the word STENCIL.  On my layout I used S-stencil; T-twine, tag; E-edging; N-Novmber die cut title; C-circle, compass; I-inks; L-letters.  I'm also entering this into Bitten by the Bug2 challenge site for using a Cricut cartridge that you have't used in at least 6 months.  I used my Camp Out and Country Life carts which haven't been used in more then 6 months!

Thanks for stopping by ~ have a fabulous evening!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Little Note

Hello my scrappy friends!  

I misplaced a gift card that was meant for my grandmother for Christmas.  Well, I've found it!  So, in order to mail it to her, I made a card.  Better late then never, right?!?

I grabbed my inspiration from STAMPlorations blog challenge...its new this year, called CASEplorations.  During certain weeks, you get to choose one, or more, posted cards you'd like to "copy" or "lift".  You have a few more days, till the 5th, to enter your submission for this challenge.  I chose this card made by Corneila since I loved the colors!  I was also inspired by Kamlia's card by slanting the rainbow ink colors.

My lift incorporated the colors and three word sentiment.   I used STAMPlorations leaf print stencil for my background using a rainbow of colors.

Thanks for stopping by tonight!