January SKETCH CHALLENGE

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

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!!!!

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!!!!