April SKETCH CHALLENGE

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"Fly" Layout ~ April ScrapRoom Flavor of the Month Kit

Good morning!
have you had a chance to check out 
Below is a layout I created using product from Fancy Pant's "Flutter" Collection
found in this month's kit:
I love the colors with the gold accents, Tammy added in this month's kit which I feel works well with this photo of my oldest granddaughter, Tyra and how the colors pop against the black background!
Here's this month's kit:
For the details on the kit visit 

Want to check more inspirational projects using this kit, created by TSR Design Team:
visit the 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"We (Heart) School" Layout

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!
Today I am sharing a layout I created inspired by two April challenges
Product:   Simple Stories "Smarty Pants" Collection

The first challenge inspired the design of my page....
April Sketch Challenge  ~ Team 2:
(I rotated the sketch 90° to the left to accommodate my photo)

And...the second challenge that inspired my layout is the
April Stash Challenge at 
I used the following stash items to complete the challenge requirements:
S ~ Sinple Stories, School, Stickers
T ~ Tab , Twine
A ~ Arrows, Apples
M - Mini Alphas (Numbers)
P ~ Punch (Fiskars Banner Punch)
Also entering this layout in the April Rewind and What's On TV Challenges at 

The Stash Challenge at Scrap Our Stash ends on April 29th and this month's sponsor,
 Creative Embellishments, is awarding one lucky randomly drawn winner:
$25 Creative Embellishments Gift Card
And...the sketch challenge at Sketches In Thyme, ends on April 30th and this month's prize is:
A $25 Michaels Gift Card:
Stop by both blogs and check out the challenges and complete details.
Thank you for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your day!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 2015 Sketch and Scrappy Friends Challenges

Hello!!!
I have a new sketch to share with you:

And...Here are the RULES for this challenge:
Create a layout inspired by the sketch and...
• Your layout must be NEW as of  April 1, 2015
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
April 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.
No Digital Layouts

Here is a look at the layout I created inspired by the sketch and the other Scrappy Friends Challenges:

For Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe Challenge:
I used row 3 diagnonally...
Chevrons (Patterned Paper)
Spring Colors
Date Stamp

And... for Kelly's Word Challenge:
I used the word... LIFE
(Sticker and journaling)

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
Carta Bella's 12 x 12 Moments & Memories Collection Kit

Combine any two or all three of the Scrappy Friends Challenges
AND... you will be automatically entered into our
January's BONUS Prize Drawing.
Here is this month's BONUS Prize:
A $20 Gift Card to shop at
Frosted Designs

Now for the March WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Fantastic inspiration and awesome takes on the sketch as well as the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges

The randomly drawn WINNER of my 
February Sketch Challenge is....
#16 Sandi Pressley

AND...

Tracee Provis
is the winner of the March Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!
Stacey be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
with your mailing address and I will get your prize out to you. 
Please add GCC March Winner in the subject line.

Tracee be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs then 
email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com 
to claim your gift card.
Please add March Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Thank you for stopping by today to check out my April Sketch challenge and the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!
I am looking forward to seeing all of this month's entries inspired by the sketch.

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 2015 Sketch and Scrappy Friends Challenges

Hello Everyone!
It's reveal day for my March Sketch Challenge!
Here's this month's Sketch:
And...Here are the RULES for this challenge:
Create a layout inspired by the sketch and...
• Your layout must be NEW as of  March 1, 2015
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
March 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.
No Digital Layouts

Here is a look at the layout I created inspired by the sketch and the other Scrappy Friends Challenges:
For Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe Challenge:
I used Row 1 diagonal:  Stitching (faux), Green and Stars)
and Row 1 down:  Stitching, Triangles and Mini Alphas
I used all 5 colors

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
American Crafts Pebbles Paper Pad, 12 x 12-Inch, Homemade, 48-Pack


Combine any two or all three of the Scrappy Friends Challenges
AND... you will be automatically entered into our
January's BONUS Prize Drawing.
Here is this month's BONUS Prize:
A $20 Gift Card to shop at
A Cherry On Top

It's now time to announce the February WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Fantastic inspiration and awesome takes on the sketch as well as the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges

The randomly drawn WINNER of my 
February Sketch Challenge is....
#11 Tracey Gordon

AND...

Jackie Edwards
is the winner of the February Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!
Tracey be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
with your mailing address and I will get your prize out to you. 
Please add GCC February Winner in the subject line.

Jackie be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs then 
email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com 
to claim your gift card.
Please add February Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Thank you for stopping by today to check out my March Sketch challenge and the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!
I am looking forward to seeing all of this month's entries inspired by the sketch.

Enjoy your week!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

"Puppy Love" Layout

Hello everuone@
Just a quick post to share a layout I created inspired by the
The challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch provided by the 
February Guest Sketch Artist 
Lisa Hidy
 And...You must use (3) or more colors from the color palette below and the ONLY other colors you can use are, BLACK, WHITE or KRAFT

Lisa Hidy's Sketch:
And here is the color palette:
Loved the sketch which worked well for the photos of my granddaughter and her fur baby!

Thank you for stopping by!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February 2015 Sketch and Scrappy Friends Challenges

Happy Sunday Everyone!
I hope you've had a great weekend and ready for some new challenges!
Here is my February Sketch:
And...Here are the RULES for this challenge:
Create a layout inspired by the sketch and...
• Your layout must be NEW as of  February 1, 2015
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
February 27th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.
No Digital Layouts

Here is a look at the layout I created inspired by the sketch and the other Scrappy Friends Challenges:
I turned the sketch 90° to the left to accommodate my photos:

** I used items from the second row down:  2 Word title, Love theme, and Tag(s)

Kelly's Color Challenge


* I used the word Love (Give Love Sticker and Title Work)

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
Echo Park " We Are Family" Collection Kit
(12) Sheets Patterned Paper, (1) Alphabet Stickers, (1) Element Stickers
Combine any two or all three of the Scrappy Friends Challenges
AND... you will be automatically entered into our
January's BONUS Prize Drawing.
Here is this month's BONUS Prize:
$20 gift certificate to shop at
Scraptures Kit Club
It's now time to announce the January WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Fantastic inspiration and awesome takes on the sketch as well as the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges

The randomly drawn WINNER of my 
January Sketch Challenge is....

#9 ~ Jean Marmo

AND...

Jo' 
is the winner of the January Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!
Jean marmo be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
with your mailing address and I will get your prize out to you. 
Please add GCC January Winner in the subject line.

Jo' be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs then 
email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com 
to claim your gift card.
Please add January Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Thank you for stopping by today to check out my February Sketch challenge and the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!
I am looking forward to seeing all of this month's entries inspired by the sketch.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"Happy Birthday Andre" Layout

Hello!
So happy to finally complete this layout of my grandson celebrating his 5th birthday!
I am even more excited that I was able to use up some more  of my older stash from 2011!
Supplies:
MME "Hip Hooray ~ Boys" Collection
Studio Calico ~ Wood Veneer Stars
American Craft Thickers ~ Number 5
Recollections ~ Celebrate Wood Veneer

inspired by the following challenge
Celebration Challenge ~ Sketches4All 
Create a celebration themed layout and use a border punch

Also entering this page into the following challenges
Captured Moments ~ Lasting Memories

3 in a Row Challenge ~ A Cherry On Top
5+ Patterned Papers, Tag(s), Color Blue

Thank you for stopping by and make sure you click on the links above and check out the challenges, you still have time to link up your entries!!!!

Have a Scraptabulous Day!!!!

KS365 (3)