Thursday, May 29, 2014

Water Fun

Hey Crafters!  Today I am sharing with you a layout I created from a sketch I made for Scrap Our Stash! 

My layout:

The challenge this month was to create a layout based on the sketch below and to create your own background using cardstock, stencils/masks and any type of medium (ink, paint, etc)  from your stash. 

Here's the sketch:

I started with mist sprays. Then used a Crafter's Workshop chevron stencil with ink. After, I added the little triangles with a rolling stamp by Glitz. I added the think black circles using a lid of a sugar jar. For my finishing touch, I doodled around the page. 

I hope you had a chance to do this challenge too. Hurry, it's due tonight by 11:59 pm PST.  Check out the information  HERE.  

Also… they are having a DESIGN TEAM CALL! You can get more information on how to apply, HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

More Layouts Completed!

Hi All! 

I just love scrappin' with my scrap buddy Stacy!!  I get so much done! :)  Here are a couple of layouts I completed today. 

This layout is a lift from Jennifer Haggerty.  She has a Scraplift challenge going on this month over at Sketch~N~Scrap.   I also submitted over at Sketches4All for Libby's Wood challenge. The cute wood bow in the top left is from Recollections. 

Here is Jennifer's layout I lifted:

And here is another layout I completed for the Sketch~N~Scrap's Birthday Bash.  Kelly's Party Poppers challenge was to have some sort of "confetti" on your layout. I went with sequin.  I also combined this layout with Sketches 4 All multi-photo challenge.
Sketch from Laura Whitaker

Thanks for stopping by! :) 

Happy Scrappin'! 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Exciting News!!!

I am so excited to announce that …….

I will be joining the

Design Team!!!

Here are the other super creative ladies who I will be designing with:

I am super excited and can't wait to inspire you all with color!!! :) 

I hope that you join in on the wonderful color challenges coming your way.  

Please check out

Monday, May 19, 2014

Nice Scrappin' Day :)

What are the chances that someone you know in the online scrapbook community that you have never met personally…  lives in the same city as you… and not only does your children go to the same school… but they are in the same class!!!  How cool is that!  That is how I met Stacy from Sketches 4 All.  I invited her daughter to my son's birthday party and she recognized my name! :)   Needless to say, we talked "craft" every minute I could at the party and shortly there after we were scrapping together like we were long time friends! :)   

So here are a couple of layouts I made while scrapping with Stacy the other day:

(sketch from Scrap Africa Blog)

I used  Darcy's Circle Challenge  from Sketch~N~Scrap.  They are having such a great Birthday Bash this month so much sure you check it out!  I also combined this challenge with Sketches for All: Giorgia's Multi Photo challenge.

Face Paint
For this layout, I used a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches:
 I used the "Toe" items - Doily, Tag and Yellow for Kerry's Tic Tac Toe's challenge over at Sketch~N~Scrap:

 and black paper for Stacy's Stash challenge over at Sketches 4 All. 

If you are looking for fun challenges make sure you check out these sites!!  

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping! 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

"Time Flies" Layout

Hey All!!

Have you seen Paper Secrets May 15th Sketch challenge?  If not, make sure you check it out! :) 

Here's my layout:
 I used Teresa Collins Collection from Paper Secrets Store.  Here are the items I used for the challenge word "GARDEN" - G - graphic paper, A - arrows, R - ribbon, D - doily punch, E - enamel dots, N - numbers
Lastly, the cute chipboard polaroid frame is from Creative Embellishments

Here's the sketch:
Created by Kelly Holifield

For more information about this challenge, please click on the Paper Secrets link above. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Scrap-Room Double Shot Layouts

Hello there! Now it's time for me to share with you my layouts and cards I created with the May Double Shot kit from The ScrapRoom:


Here's the Double Shot Kit:

For more inspiration, please visit  The ScrapRoom for more Design Team projects. :)

Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Paper Secrets May 1st Sketch Reveal

Ready for a fun challenge?  Paper Secrets Sketch challenge is not only fun, but it also helps you use up your stash!  The challenge is to use the sketch below along with items that start with each letter of the word - SHOWER.  Here's the sketch: 

and here is my take:
I used the follow items for SHOWERS-Sequin H-hearts, O-Oval, W-Washi, E-Eyelets, R-Ribbon.

Make sure you check out Paper Secret's Blog for more information on this challenge and visit Paper Secrets Store for your next scrapbook shopping experience!

Happy Scrappin'! 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Scrap-Room Flavor of the Month Layouts

Hey Crafters!  If you haven't already checked out The ScrapRoom's May Flavor of the Month kit, make sure you do because it is awesome!

Here are my layouts and cards I created with the kit:

And here is the Flavor of the Month kit:
Simple Stories Homespun, BasicGrey Capture, My Minds Eye Mildred, BasicGrey Mon Ami

So make sure you check it out! :)

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, May 5, 2014

"All My Love" Layout

Hey Crafters! I hope you all had a very crafty National Scrapbooking Day!  I spent my day in my craft room and was able to knock out some Design Team assignments along with some other challenges! 
Here's one of the layout I created on NSD:
Purple is not a color I like very much! lol  I realized that I don't have much purple in my stash.  I only had this one older collection from Pink Paislee. It worked perfect for the challenges I created this layout for:

Scrap Our Stash - Stash challenge #14: The challenge is to use something older than 6 months (Pink Paislee paper), something new within 6 months (Enamel Dots), fussy cut (title and flowers) and something blue (baby blue in patterned paper).

Challenge YOUrself #5: Create a layout with a photo of yourself and 3 trendy things.  My 3 trendy items things are twine, wood veneers and washi tape.

Sketches 4 All: use black on your layout.

Color Me Scrappy: color combo #61

Creative Scrappers: Sketch #267

If you love challenging yourself, make sure you check out these wonderful challenge sites!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Another Great New Challenge Blog….

Don't you just love scrapbook challenges!!  Please check out this new FUN challenge site:

Just what we LOVE to do..
I am so EXCITED to announce that I was asked to be a Guest Designer for the
 launch of Scrap and Play's first challenge!!!

Here's the first challenge - Sketch challenge:

And here is my layout:
I rotated the sketch and used just 1 vertical photo instead of 2. 
I used Carta Bella's Beach Boardwalk Collection
Stickers - Carta Bella
Wood Veneers (Triangles & Quote) - Studio Calico
Wood Veneers (Boat Wheel) - Creative Embellishments
Twine - Queen & Co.
Photo Frame - Recollections
Paint, Staples and tag - Misc.

So come on over and play along with  Scrap and Play!!! 
I can't wait to see how this sketch inspires you! :)

Happy Scrappin'! 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Tic Tac Toe Challenge & April Winners!

Hey! Happy Thursday!!!
As always, my Scrap Friends and I get together monthly and give you all an individual challenge and a group bonus challenge.  This month we only have 3 Scappy Friends hosting challenges, so that is 4 chances to win with just 1 layout!  Woohoo!
Now it's time to reveal my
May Tic Tac Toe Challenge 2014:
My challenge for you this month is to pick 3 in a row (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) and use those items on your layout.  Remember when you post on your blog to note which row you picked. 

And here is the prize I will be giving away:
RULES (to be entered into drawing):
• Create a new layout (one entry only) following the criteria above
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• Traditional layouts only (no digital please) 
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by May 29th 11:59 pm (PST) 
• Please add a link back to this challenge post when posting your layout on blog/galleries etc. 

Here's my layout:
I did the "TIC" column: Doily, Punches & Chipboard.  I also combined my layout with the other two Scrappy Friends challenges  - sketch and color challenges (See Below).

Here are the other SCRAPPY FRIENDS CHALLENGES that you can combined with my challenge for MORE chances to win:

COMBINE any of my Scrappy Friends challenges above with my challenge OR complete 2 or more of the challenges above and you are automatically entered into the BONUS PRIZE Drawing:

~~~~~Congratulations to the ~~~~~


April TIC TAC TOE Challenge winner is….
Buffy Burnside
Please email me your address at

April Bonus Challenge winner is.
Lynn L.! 
Please send email to to claim your prize