March SKETCH CHALLENGE

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

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)

Monday, January 19, 2015

"Look At Me...I'm 3" Layout

Today I am sharing a layout I created of my youngest granddaughter on her third birthday last year.   I am challenging myself to use up as much as my old stash as possible this year, so I pulled out a My Mind's Eye collection that has been in my stash since 2011!  Hopefully I will get a chance this week to complete a companion page and use up more of this collection!
Supplies:
My Minds Eye "Hip - Hooray/Girl" ~ Patterned Papers and Die Cuts
Basic Grey "RSVP" ~ Chipboard Frame
Echo Park "Birthday Girl" ~ Cardstock Stickers
Teresa Collins "Hello My Name Is" ~ Journaling Stickers
Thickers ~ Title Work
A Cherry On Top

My layout was inspired by the following challenges:
"A New..." Challenge ~ Frosted Designs
(Quote:  Each birthday is a new beginning....)

Something New or Blue Challenge  ~ Sketches4All
(Prominent color of layout ~ Blue)

3 in a Row Challenge ~ A Cherry On Top
(Chipboard, Frame, Color Blue)

"Frozen" Challenge ~ Red Carpet Studios
(Bling)

AND...
the January 15th sketch at Stuck?!
 Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great week!

KS365 (2)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 2015 Sketch and Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!

May every day of the new year 
glow with good cheer and happiness
for you and your family
Have a Blessed 2015!!!

With the new year, comes new challenges!!!! 
Here is the sketch for my January challenge:
And...Here are the RULES for this challenge:
Create a layout inspired by the sketch and...
• Your layout must be NEW as of January 1, 2015
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
January 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:
Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe Challenge
Row 3 Down:
DieCut (Ticket, 6 cents diecut , Orange/white Journaling diecut)
3+ Patterned Papers,
Gold Color (Star Paperclip)
and
Kelly's Color Challenge
I used all (5) colors

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
FANCY PANTS AS YOU WISH KIT:

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

It's now time to announce the December 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 
December Sketch Challenge is....

#8 ~ Sherri P

AND...

Janine
is the winner of the December Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!
Sherri 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 December Winner in the subject line.

Janine 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 December Bonus Winner in the subject line.

My layout was further inspired by the January Stash Challenge @
Scrap Our Stash
Here how I complete the elements of the challenges:
T ~ Twine, Ticket, Thickers ~ Travel Girl Collection (OA)
W- Wood Veeners 
I ~ Ink (Pen used to outline patterned paper)
N ~ Notebook Punch
E ~ Ephemera 

Thank you for stopping by today to check out the Janaury Scrappy Friends Challenges!
I am looking forward to see all of this month's entries inspired by the sketch.
And if you need to get your scrap on...check out the Stash Challenge at
Scrap Our Stash!!!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday, December 29, 2014

"Merry Christmas 2013" Layout

Happy Monday everyone!!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends!

Today I am up on the 
sharing a layout I created inspired by this month's
Sketch Challenge
Loved that the "Stash" element of the Sketch Challenge for this month was to use up some of the older product in your stash. 
Well, it's that time of year to make room for some of the upcoming CHA releases and the scraps and papers I had left from WRMK's "Peppermint Twist" 2011 collection, were perfect for these sweet photos of my great-nephews. 
I had to scale down the elements of the sketch to enable me to use the large 12 x 12 die cut, which worked out just fine. 
Of course I loved working with the sketch, mainly because it was quick and easy and the other reason, I designed it! LOL

The challenge ends tonight, but make sure you stop by for our sketch challenge next month at 
Scrap Our Stash.   Each month starting in January we will be featuring a Guest Sketch Artist along with a sketch created by the artist, exclusively for Scrap Our Stash!   
And...the first of each month we also host a Stash Challenge!

Also entering this layout in to the following challenge:
December Color Combo Challenge  ~ S4All
Wrap It Up Challenge ~ Scrap it Girl

Have a Safe and Happy New Year Celebration!!!!