December SKETCH CHALLENGE

Click HERE for my DECEMBER SKETCH CHALLENGE and links to my Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The ScrapRoom December "Flavor of the Month" and "Double Shot" Kits

Today I am sharing the projects I created using the December kits from 

First up is the wonderful Flavor of the Month Kit
which contains lots of yumminess!!!!

I created the layout below using the Simple Stories "Cozy Christmas" products found in the kit:
"Happy It's Almost Dec 25th"

My second and third projects are the layout and card below created using the 
"Get Happy" Gossamer Blue products found in the kit, inspired by The ScrapRoom
December Sketch by Pagemaps:
"Holiday Happy"

  "Falalalala" Card
My final two products were created using the Fancy Pants "Oh Deer" products from the kit.
December Recipe Layout
"Ho Ho Ho, Have a Holly Jolly Christmas"

Ho Ho Ho Card


The December Double Shot Kit contains two fabulous collections that I just love:
WRMK "Silver & Gold"
 and 
Simple Stories "DIY Christmas"
I created the following two layouts with the awesome 
Simple Stories " DIY Christmas" products found in the Double Shot Kit:
"Spread Joy & Have A Very Merry Christmas"

 "Happy Holidays"

The layout and card below were created using products from the 
Silver and Gold" by WRMK found in the Double Shot Kit:
"Were You Naughty or Nice?"


Thank you for visiting my blog and why not stop by the ScrapRoom and check out all of the kits up for sale this month as well as get the details on signing up for their monthly kits.   
Just an FYI...each month Tammy puts together some wonderful kits!!

Have a Beautiful Day!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"All Bundled Up..." Layout

Hi everyone!!!
I'm up on the Scrap Our Stash blog today with this layout I created inspired by the December
Here is the inspiration photo:
Stop by Scrap Our Stash and check out the challenge!
You have until December 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to link up your entry
for a chance to win this month's prize:
$20 My Scraps and More Gift Card


My layout was further inspired by the following challenge: 
Challenge ends Dec 31st
I completed 2 rows!!!!
Row 1 Across:
Die Cuts:  The Snowflakes and Hot Cocoa 
Punches:  Bow (WRMK  Envelop Punch) ~ Tag (Fiskars Tag w/Eyelet Punch) ~ 
Tab (Teresa Collins Tab Punch)
Charm:  Snowflake attached to twine/tag
Red:  Patterned paper and alphas

Row 3 Diagonal:
Charm, Bling, Snowman

I am also entering my layout in the following challenges:

December Challenge at Clique Kits
Challenge ends December 31st

Snowflakes Galore at Lasting Memories
Challenge ends December 26th

Winter Challenge at Scrapping4Fun Challenges
Challenge ends December 31st

and the 
Winter Mood Board Challenge at S.W.A.T.
Challenge ends Jan 2nd

Frosty Winter Mood Board Challenge at
Challenge ends Dec 31st
Inspired by the Snowflakes, color blue and Baby It's Cold Outside

Thank you for stopping by!
 I know it is a busy month, but I hope you get a chance to play along in all of the above challenges!!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Sketch and Scrappy Friends Challenges

Hello!
Hard to believe December has arrived and we have 30 days before the new year begins!!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and ready to tackle the December Scrappy Friends Challenges before you get into full swing celebrating this holiday season!
Here is the sketch for December:
And...Here are the RULES for this challenge:

Create a layout inspired by the sketch and...

• Your layout must be NEW as of December 1, 2014
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
December 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:
1st Row Down: Flair, Doily, and Metal
(Studio Calico DIY Flair, Pebbles Chipboard Doily, and
Maya Road Speech Bubble Paperclip)
and
(I used the words Angel and Together)

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
FANCY PANTS "OH DEER" PAPER PACK
(12 Sheets of Pattened Paper)

Combine any two or all three of the Scrappy Friends Challenges below:
AND... you will be automatically entered into our
December's BONUS Prize Drawing.

Here is this month's BONUS Prize:
$20 gift card to shop at 
It's now time to announce the November WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Wonderful inspiration and awesome takes on the sketch as well as the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges

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



AND...


is the winner of ther November Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!
Jolane 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 November Winner in the subject line.

Rebecca 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 November Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Thank you for stopping by today to check out the December Scrappy Friends Challenges!
I am looking forward to see all of this month's entries inspired by the sketch.
Have a Scraptabulous Day!!!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

"Love My Life" Layout

Hello Everyone :)
Today I am sharing a layout I created inspired by the
November 'Countdown" Challenge at
Scrap Our Stash 
using  the
"Hello My Name Is" Collection by Teresa Collins:
5 ~ Patterned Papers
(7) Patterned Papers from TC "Hello My Name Is" Collection
4 ~ Stickers/Cardstock Stickers
(4) Phrase stickers, (1) Layered Cardstock Sticker (Butterfly), and (2) Alpha Stickers
3 ~ Numbers
Date
2 ~ Rub-ons or Stamps
Rub-ons:  Hello, My Name Is, 3 Stars
1 ~ Paint or Mists
I am also entering this layout in the following challenges:
Sketches4All ~ Layers Challenge (6 +)
Background, Patterned Paper, Memories Journaling Card, Photo Matting, Photo, 
For The Record Die Cut

Clique Kits ~ November Anything Goes

Scrap It Girl ~ Paint, Gelatos, Water Colors Challenge
I used splattered black acrylic paint on my page.

Thank you for stopping by and make sure you check out each of the challenges mentioned above!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The ScrapRoom November "Flavor of the Month" and "Double Shot" Kits

Hello all!
On the blog today sharing with you the beautiful
 November ScrapRoom
"Flavor of the Month" and Double Shot" kits 
and the projects I created with them.

First the November "Flavors of the Month Kit"
This kit includes:  Crate Paper "Open Book", Gossamer Blue "On My Desk"
Bella Blvd  "Hello Autumn & Simple Stories "Sweater Weather"

I used Crate Paper's Open Book products to create my first layout.  I love the variety of fun and cool patterns in this collection as well as the embellishments, which matched well with this photo of my granddaughter. 
"Shine Bright Like a Diamond"

 I have been wanting to scrap these photos of my great niece, Dominique, but I have had a problem finding paper I wanted to use because her cheer uniform is red, black gold and white.   Problem solved:  I really liked the wood veneer words that came in this month's kit which were perfect for using in the title work for my photos, so I turned them to black and white so I could use the words and these very pretty "Hello Autumn" papers by Bella Blvd:
"You Want To Know Who is Lovely, Amazing, and...."

 The cute photos of my great nephews and the Simple Stories " Sweater Weather" paper and embellishments in the FOTM really worked well together:
"Piles of Autumn Smiles"

 My next layout was created using the Simple Stories "Sweater Weather" products in the kit,
The ScrapRoom November Sketch by Page Maps
and photos of my beautiful friends Avis and Kenny taken one afternoon while we were all out enjoying happy hour in Portland.  
"Together"

 LOVE LOVE LOVE the beautiful papers from the Crate Paper "Open Book" in the FOTM Kit and I was asked to complete a double page (TSR Recipe Card).  The gold glittered Thickers are from the TSR November Extra Embellishment kit and and the black Thickers and twine are from my personal stash.
The butterfly and tabs are from a previous TSR kit:
"Hello, You Are Toadlly Awesome"

More loveliness found in the November Double Shot Kit:
The November kit includes 
This kit includes WRMK "Shine" and Heidi Swapps "September Skies"

This first layout created with the super cute Heidi Swapp, September Skies" which had the perfect paper and embellishments for this photo of my 3 year old granddaughter removing the training wheels from her bicycle:
"Lovely Powder Puff Mechanic"

And for my last layout I used the WRMK's " Shine" products found in the kit whicho complimented this fall photo of my nephew and his beautiful family:
"Our Blessed Family"

Thank you for stopping by and make sure you stop by 
and check out their awesome kits 
and other items in the store. 
  


Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Sketch Challenge and October Winners!!!

Hello All!
Time to announce this month's challenge and the October winners!
As you can see I doubled up for the challenge this month.
Ror those of you who do not create double layouts, check out the rules before you get excited...LOL!
Here is the sketch:
This sketch was inspired by the awesome layout below, created by 
And...Here are the RULES for this challenge:
You can create a double layout OR a single layout using either side of the sketch!

• Your layout must be NEW as of November 1, 2014
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
November 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is a look at what I created inspired by the sketch and the other 
Scrappy Friends Challenges:
1st Row Down:  Fall Theme, Arrows, Journal Card
!st Row Across:  Fall Theme, Punches, Alphas
3rd Row Across: Journal Card, 4 Patterned Papers, Buttons
and
Kelly's Color Challenge
Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
Teresa Collins "Hello My Name Is"
(6 x 6 Designer Pad ~ Alpha & Label Stickers ~ Chipboard Buttons ~ Ephemera)

Combine any two or all three of the Scrappy Friends Challenges below:
AND... you will be automatically entered into our November BONUS Prize Drawing.
Here is this month's BONUS Prize:
$20 gift card to shop at The ScrapRoom

And now for the OCTOBER WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Wonderful inspiration and fantastic takes on the sketch as well as the other Scrappy Friends Challenges!

The randomly drawn WINNER of my 
October Sketch Challenge is....
#12 ~ Becky S

AND... 

Heather Robertson
is the winner of the
October Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!
Becky 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 October Winner in the subject line.

Heather 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 October Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Thanks to everyone who participated in my October Sketch Challenge and/or any of the other two Scrappy Friends Challenges!
I am looking forward to see all of this month's entries inspired by the sketch!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

"First Day of School" Layout

Good morning everyone!
Today I am sharing the layout I created inspired by the  
October Sketch/Color Challenge at Scrap Our Stash

The Challenge:   
Create a layout inspired by the sketch, AND...
(4) or more colors for the 2014 Fall color palette provided.
The only other colors you can use are Black, White and Kraft!

Here is the sketch:
 And here is the color palette:

Here's my take on the challenge:
I was inspired by the colors:
 Royal Blue, Cypress Aurora Red, Misted Yellow and Aluminum

 I combined Bo Bunny's "Pop Quiz" Collection with:
 Simple Stories "Smarty Pants" Collection
(Cypress graph paper, brads, tennis shoe and push pin sticker)
Fancy Pants "Off To School" Collection
(Eyeglasses and Star)
Echo Park " Paper & Glue" 6 x 6 Pad
Numbered patterned paper
Lawn Fawn
Twine

I am also entering this layout in the following challenges: