AUGUST SKETCH CHALLENGE

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Friday, August 15, 2014

"HBD {2} You" Layout

Happy Friday!!!!
Today I am sharing a layout I created for the August 15th Sketch at
Along with the sketch you are to also include items on your layout with each letter of the word CAMP
To complete the challenge, I added the following items:
C ~ Cupcake * A ~ Alphas * M ~ Magenta (color) * P ~ Party 

My page was further inspired by the following challenges:
Pockets or Envelops
I created a pocket to slide the chipboard frame into)
GDT Challenge ~ Birthdays
I am also entering this layout into 
August Anything Goes Challenge
Supplies:  
Basic Grey "RSVP" Collection
(Patterned paper & Chipboard)
Cosmo Cricket
(Wood Veneer)
Thickers
(Title Work)

Here is the sketch by Kelly Holifield:
You have until August 31st to link up your entries to each of these challenges!
Thank you for stopping by!
Have an awesome weekend!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Creative Blog Tour

Today I am sharing a little bit about myself and my passion, Scrapbooking, as well as introducing you to two amazingly talented friends I met online through scrapbooking. 

Before we get started I would like to thank one my Scrap BFF's, fellow design team member and a very talented and inspiring, scrapper who I also co-own Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog with...

Thank you Rochelle for inviting me to be a part of this tour, I hope that I will inspire someone on the way or that the awesome ladies I tag will be inspiring to someone!

Currently I design for Paper Secrets and The ScrapRoom.  I co-own Scrap Our Stash with Rochelle Spears and I am also a part of Scrappy Friends Challenges, where Rochelle Spears, Kelly Holifield and myself, create a challenge on each of our blogs each month where participants have a chance to win a prize on each blog and by combining the challenges, they are entered into a monthly BONUS prize drawing.  

As part of the tour Rochelle sent me these (4) questions to answer: 

1. What am I working on?
I am mainly working on design team assignments and using those to complete a few albums I am putting together with photos of my grandchildren, and great-nieces and nephews!

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I do not think there is anything that stands out different about my work. I mainly scrap what and how I want to compliment the photos and product I am working with.

 I like straight clean lines and will occasionally get a “little” messy. 

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
Every photo has a story to tell and I have made it my mission to be the family historian. Scrapping allows me to show and tell about the daily lives of myself and other family members. I have a lot of old photos of family members and only know their names and relation to me, but not a whole lot about their lives, what they liked, disliked or their adventures. Through scrapbooking my grandchildren and my great nieces and nephews will know much more about family members than what was left in the boxes for me. 

4. How does your writing/creating process work?
The process varies with each project. If it is a design team project, I first start with whatever it is that is being required and I go from there. 
Sometimes it is a photo, other times it may be a new collection that I want to use. At other times it may be a sketch that inspires me. 

Below are a few of my favorite recent projects:


Enough about me, I am now going to have you meet two more of my favorite scrapbooking friends. One of the most wonderful things about scrapbooking and being a part of various online communities as well as blogging, is the friendships I have developed along the way, in and out of the U.S. 

I would love for you to visit the blogs of both of my talented friends below. 
 On Monday, August 11, they will be sharing a little about themselves and their creative process on their blogs as well as introducing you to some of the creative and talented bloggers they have met on their creative journey. 
Make sure you stop by their blogs, and check out the fabulous inspiration they have to share with you.

Rachelle Olaridge:   Scrapbooking & Crafts 24/7 * 365
"Hi there. My name is Rachelle. 
I am a mother to 2 grown sons and grandmother to 2 beautiful grandchildren.
I was a 6th grade teacher for 7 years. Now I am wheelchair bound and keeping busy is still my goal.
I started scrapbooking in 2008 when I viewed a friends work. My passion quickly turned into addiction for this type of artistry and I never looked back. I am very passionate about this hobby. It's not just about creating albums but it is a work of art. I love taking pictures to use to document life. Thus, here I am today enjoying my passion as therapy and inspiration to others. Now that I am wheelchair bound, each day is filled with being inspired, creating, providing inspiration through my work and treasuring the memories.
My obsession has expanded since 2009 for creating cards, tags, altered art work, mixed media, wood and canvas artwork. I love using a variety of techniques, elegant and fun elements. Yes, I do send out a few cards. My style has been described as detailed, beautiful, and multifaceted. My greatest strength is attention to detail. I like to take the viewer on a visual journey of my inspirational designs." 

Giorgia Rossini:  Jo' In Wonderland Creations
"Hi, I am Giorgia (a.k.a. Jò in Wonderland), I'm Italian, I'm 32, I'm a Radiation Technologist and a bride to be! 
I have a huge passion for creative hobbies: I like painting, making jewels and scrapbooking of course! I love to fix memories playing with paper and all other super funny stuff! Currently I design for Paper House. I also love cats, reading, summer, vintage, fashion, cupcakes, candles, paper lanterns, flowers, picnic, travel, parties, Christmas, sleeping, pizza and watching a lot of tv series" 

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a Scraptabulous Week!

Friday, August 1, 2014

August Sketch Challenge and July Winners Revealed!!!

Happy August everyone!
It's reveal day for the August Scrappy Friends Challenges!
Here's my sketch for this month:
And...Here are the RULES for this challenge:
• Your layout must be NEW as of Aug 1, 2014
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
August 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 my layout inspired by the sketch, 
Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe Challenge
(One Photo, Circle, Treat Bag)
and
Kelly's Color Challenge:
Starting this month I am challenging myself to complete as many layouts using as much of my older stash as possible.  For this layout I used all old product:
Studio Calico ~ Darling Dear. Snippets & Classic Calico
(Patterned Paper & Background)
WRMK ~ Geo Hectic
(Patterned Paper)
October Afternoon ~ Woodland Park
(Patterned Paper & Stickers)
Echo Park ~ A Boy's Life
(Stickers and Alphas)
The prize you are playing for this month is:
Combine my sketch challenge with one or both of the following Scrappy Friends challenges
and you will be automatically entered into our August BONUS Prize Drawing:
August BONUS Prize:
$20 Frosted Designs Gift Card

It's now time to reveal the July WINNERS....
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Tons of  inspiration and awesome interpretations of the sketch as well as the other 
Scrappy Friends Challenges!

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

AND... 
is the winner of the
July Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!

Kim 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 July Winner in the subject line.

Kathleen be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs then 
email us your mailing address to:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
to claim your prize.
Please add July Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!
As always I am looking forward to seeing what everyone does with this month's challenges!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The ScrapRoom July "Double Shot" Kit

Hello!!!
Today I am sharing two projects I created using the 
Here is a look at this month's yummy kit:

I love the bright, cheerful and fun papers found in the 
Bella Blvd's "Summer Squeeze"
What a perfect collection for these super cute photos of my youngest grandson:
My next layout was created using product from 
Simple Stories "Under The Stars" Collection.
I do not camp and was so happy to find these photos of my granddaughter while on a camping trip, because I really wanted to use this awesome collection:
Inspired by the July ScrapRoom Sketch from Pagemaps:

Head on over to The ScrapRoom to check out all of this month's kits and while you are there check out what all the lovely projects created by the Design Team using this kit as well as the Flavors of the Month and Project Life Kits.  

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a Scraptabulous day!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The ScrapRoom July "Flavors of the Month" Kit

Hello All!
I am back today to share the projects I created using this month's 
Flavor of the Month Kit 
from
As always, I am in love with the awesome products packed in this month's kit, which are from some of my favorite manufactures!
Here is a look at the kit:
The July kit contains product from the following collections:
Simple Stories "DIY", Teresa Collins "Daily Story", Bella Blvd "Family Forever and
My Mind's Eye "Ashbury Heights"

The Simple Stories "DIY"
"2 Weeks...Seizure Free!"

Teresa Collins "Daily Stories"
"My First Selfie Photo Shoot"

"Hello" Card

 Bella Blvd
"Family Forever"

My Mind's Eye "Ashbury Heights"
"So Happy Together"

"Thank You" Card

If you like what's in this month's kit as well as I do, head on over to The ScrapRoom and pick one up and/or sign up to receive a kit monthly!

Thank you for stopping by!   
Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Happiness Is...YOU Layout

Happy Tuesday!
Sharing a Design Team project I created using recent photos of me and my youngest granddaughter, KateLyn, inspired by the mid month
Sketch Challenge at Paper Secrets
The elements I used for the twist word TRAVEL are:
T - Tag, Tickets
R - Recollections Polaroid Frame
A - Adorable 
V - Vellum, Vintage Bliss by Simple Stories
E - Enamel Dots
L - Lined Paper, Loved
And her is the sketch created by Kelly Holifield:
My layout was further inspired by the following challenges:

Scrap Our Stash
Let's Go Shopping
The challenge provided a shopping list from which you are to shop your stash for 5 or more items and include on your layout.
From the shopping list I used the following items:
Striped Paper, Enamel Dots (3 or more), Polaroid Frame, 
Punches (2 or more) & a Dimensional Sticker

Three or More Challenges
July Challenge
Include FRAMES on your layout

Sketches for All
Black and White Photos

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you get a chance to play along in one or all of the challenges!

Have a scraptabulous week!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Sketch Challenge and June Winners Revealed!!!

Hello Everyone!
Here's this month's sketch:
And...Here are the RULES for this challenge:
• Your layout must be NEW as of July 1, 2014
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
July 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 my layout inspired by the sketch (turned 90° right)
Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe Challenge
(2nd Row across ~ Brads, Stars, Tag)
Kelly's Word Challenge
(America(n))
The prize you are playing for this month is:
Authentique's "Pride" 12 x 12 Collection Kit

Combine my sketch challenge with one or both of the following Scrappy Friends challenges
and you will be automatically entered into our June BONUS Prize Drawing:



And here is the July BONUS Prize:


And now for the jUNE 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 
June Sketch Challenge is....
ROSEY RODRIQUEZ

AND... 
DARCY
is the winner of the
June Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!

Rosey 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 June Winner in the subject line.

Darcy be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs then 
email us your mailing address to:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
to claim your prize.
Please add June Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Have a wonderful day and I am looking forward to seeing what everyone does with this month's challenges!