GCC OCTOBER "ONE WORD TITLE" CHALLENGE

Click HERE for my "ONE WORD TITLE" CHALLENGE and link to my Scrappy Friend's Challenge!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

JOY....

Hello Scrappy Friends!
Today I am sharing a layout I created for Page Drafts "Christmas Cheer" release.
Head on over to the Page Drafts blog to see all of the wonderful sketches Em created for the December release and all of the awesome pages designed using this selection of sketches.
Here is my layout
My layout was inspired by Christmas Cheer Sketch #17.1

 This layout is being entened into the following challenges:
Joy to the World Challenge

Layering Challenge

Bling Challenge

Christmas Layouts

Go Fish Challenge Blog
Anything Goes # 31

Sketches4All 
Anything Goes

12 Days of Christmas (8th Day)
Challenge is to use 8 Brands on your project:
1.  Prima - Bling
2.  Twinery - Twine
3.  Pebbles - Title Work
4.  GCD Studio - Buttons
5.  LilyBee - Small Alphas
6.  Simple Stories - Washi and Ticket Stickers
7.  Echo Park - Ledger Card and Merry Xmas Sticker
8.  WRMK - "Yuletide" Patterned Papers and Embossed Tag

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Paper Secrets December Color Combo #2

Hello Everyone....10 days and counting!!!
Can you believe it is the 15th of December and we will soon have another year behind us?
I am fairly ready for the holidays and hope that you are also, so that you will have time to join us in the 2nd Color Combo Challenge for December at Paper Secrets. 
Paper Secrets will be awarding one randomly selected winner a $10 gift card to the Paper Secrets Store.  

Here is my take on this week's challenge.  My page was created using a sketch from Page Maps, and Echo Park's " Homemade" Mini Collection, which can be purchased at the 
Paper Secrets Store and was  perfect for this photo of my
Aunt Janie, taken sometime in the 60"s.
Note:  The background paper is SEI "Silver Valley ~River Rock"
Paper Secret's color inspiration:
and the PageMaps Sketch that I used:

I am also entering this layout in the following challenges:
Frosted Designs ~ 12 Days of Christmas/4th Day
(4 Patterned Papers)
***You have until the end of December to get all 12 challenges completed
Back Porch Memories ~ All About the Details Challenge
My Sketch World ~ Doily Challenge
Have a GREAT weekend!
Pin and Tack ~ Spark your Creativity Challenge

Monday, December 10, 2012

My First Christmas

Hello Everyone!
It's that JOYFUL time of the year again and I am still scrapping photos from previous years!   LOL
I created the layout below for the Circle Around challenge at Scrap Our Stash!   I used a sketch from Sketch Savvy and one of my older collections.  I decided this year I would not purchase any of the new Christmas themed collections until I have used up the majority of the Christmas collections in my stash!

Here is my layout using a photo of my youngest grandson, Andre
and WRMK's "Peppermint Twist" Collection:
And the sketch from Sketch Savvy
I am also entering this layout in the following challenges:
My Sketch World ~ Close Up Challenge
Childs Play ~ The Night Before Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - HoHoHo Challenge
Go Fish ~ Holiday Challenge #30
Little Scrap Pieces ~ It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

15 more days to Christmas
Happy Holidays
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fun with a Pot of Water!

This months challenge at If It's Groovy is to create your own background!
Creating a background page was totally out of the box for me!  
 I struggle with “getting messy” so as you can see, 
I kept my technique simple. 
So here’s what I did:
  1.  Punched all around a piece of 12 x 12 karft cardstock using a Recollections punch
  2. Using Crafter’s Workshop 12 x 12 Reverse Chicken Wire template, I applied Gesso using a sponge paint brush.   And once it dried…
  3. With the template still in place, I lightly misted the cardstock with Mister Huey’s “Passport” Coloring Mist.   I was going to add a few drops of red paint, but chickened out!
Then it was time for a page design and I chose the sketch below by Em at PageDrafts.  AND…. I was able to use up some old scraps from Echo Park and Jillibean Soup
Here is my layout:
PageDrafts Sketch
Thanks for stopping by!
17  more days to Christmas!
Happy Holidays!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Some Pursue Happiness....

Hello Everyone!!!
Just a quick post to share a layout of my cute great-nephews that I just completed using some scraps from my
Simple Stories " Awesome" collection and a PageMaps Sketch.
Here is the sketch:
I am entering this layout in the following challenges:
Frosted Designs ~ Buttons Challenge
The Paper Girls ~ Multi Photo Challenge
Bird is the Word ~ Create Challenge
Scrap It Girl ~ Tick Tock I Used A clock

Have a Great Day!!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Color Combo Challenge at Paper Secrets

Happy Sunday Everyone!
Sharing a layout I completed for our first challenge this month at Paper Secrets.
The challenge is to create a project using the color palette below as inspiration.
I chose Basic Grey's "Oxford Collection, Basic Grey Basics and a splash of kraft cardstock to create this layout.  I used my MS All Over Star Punch to punch the star into my page then outlined and added pop dots and a piece of the same patterned paper used to cut the the large circle:
Other products used:   Ruby rocket Twine, Thickers
Click HERE to visit the Paper Secrets Blog for details on this challenge and how you can win a $10 gift card to the Paper Secrets Store.   You have until December 14th to get your entries uploaded.

Also entering this layout in the following challenges:
Red Carpet Studio ~ Travel Challenge
Mema's Crafts ~ December Anything Goes Challenge
Scrapbook.Com ~ Negative Space Challenge
Paper Issues ~ 50 Shades of Grey Challenge

Happy Holidays!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Challenge and a WINNER

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 
Just for the month of December, me and my scrappy friends are changing our challenges up.   Each one of us will have a challenge on our blog using one of the letters in the word 
NOEL

My challenge for December is the letter L.  All you have to do is create a LAYOUT
(any theme or design , your choice)
 include a LIST of 3 or more things AND/OR use LINED paper!
That's it!
Here is my layout
I included a List of (5) items, Lined paper, (5) Eyelets as the bullets points for the list, the Number 2012, and my Oval shape is the 0 in 2012

My layout was inspired by a Susan Stringfellow sketch.
To be entered into the prize drawing:
You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
Your LAYOUT must be NEW as of December 1, 2012
(NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS)
When you upload your layout to your gallery or blog, you must post a link back to my blog.
All entries must be linked below no later than
December 30, 2012 11:59 PM (PST)
Here is the prize you are playing for:
Echo Park Winter Wishes Collection Kit

Combine or Complete any are all of  following challenges and receive an entry into the
BONUS PRIZE DRAWING
 for each completed or combined challenge:
N - Kerys (Use a NUMBER in your title or sentiment)
O - Kristi B ( Use something OVAL on your layout)
E - Rochelle (Use 5 or more EYELETS on your layout)
L - My Challenge (Include a LIST of 3 or more items AND/OR use LINED paper)
December's BONUS PRIZE is a $20 Gift Card 
to one of the following stores
Michaels, JoAnns, or Hobby Lobby
or to any online papercrafting store
(WINNERS CHOICE)


CONGRATULATIONS to the 
NOVEMBER WINNERS!!!

GCC November Sketch Challenge
#14 - Rachelle Olaridge
Please email your mailing addy to me at:  msbrags@gmail.com

Bonus Challenge
Katryn Hanson
Please email your mailing addy to Kristi at mekristib@gmail.com
You have until Dec. 15th to claim your prize.

I am also entering this layout in the following challenge:
Paper Issues ~ 50 Shades of Grey

 Thank you to all who played along this month!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Ship Ahoy It's A Boy!!!

There is nothing more precious than a new baby boy!  
I love creating pages that announce the arrival of the new babies in our family...although the children are several years old before I get to the layout!  LOL  
For my November DT assignment at If It's Groovy, I created this layout of my youngest great-nephew Isaiah,  which was inspired by the Heather Leopard sketch below:
Heather's Sketch
I am also entering this layout in the following challenge:
Sketches4All ~ Corner's Challenge

Monday, November 19, 2012

Celebrate

The product feature this month at Paper Secret's is October Afternoon.   For the 2nd Paper Secrets sketch challenge I used OA's "Cakewalk" collection which as you will see, was perfect the for the sketch we had to work with.   Because this collection included a sunburst patterned paper, I did not have to go through the trouble of "creating" a sunburst.
Here is the sketch by Liz Chidester
So if this sketch inspires you and you would like a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Paper Secret Shop, create a layout inspired by this sketch and upload it to the PS sketch challenge HERE, no later than November 29th...11:59 PM (PST)
There is also a BONUS PRIZE being offered for creating a layout using 75% of any October Afternoon product.
AND.... here is a coupon good for 30% off  at the Paper Secrets Shop!!!

I am also entering this layout in the following challenge:
Moving Along with the Times ~ Seeing Stars Challenge

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Game Time

Hello Everyone!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using MOB's November "Got Craft" Kit and the 
This kit contains a lot of yummy masculine goodies and is perfect when creating layouts for the guys in any age group!
Here is the layout I created:

I am also entering this layout in the following challenges:
Lisa Rae's November Mayhem Challenge at Sketches 4 All
Antyhing Goes Challenge at Mema's Crafts

Thank you for stopping by!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day

Honoring and remembering all those who have served and those who are presently serving.
To each and everyone of you,
THANK YOU!

Monday, November 5, 2012

All Star...

Hello and Happy Monday!!!!
Today I am sharing a CLEAN and SIMPLE layout with a HAND CUT WORD.   I created my layout using Jillibean Soup's Macho Nacho collection from the Paper Secret's Shop and the sketch below from Scrapbook Steals  

Create a layout this month with a handwritten word or words and join the 
If it's Groovy DT in our Hand Cut Words Challenge.  
I am also entering this layout in the 
Red Carpet Studio's Clean and Simple Challenge
Seriously Creative Challenge's Wonderful Wood Challenge
and
Craft Your Passion ~ Hexagon Challenge

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful
scrap filled week!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

All Bones and No Muscle!!!

Just a quick post to share a layout I created for the "Tear It" challenge at Scrap Our Stash
This layout is a companion page to a layout I completed earlier this week, Bad to the Bone.  
I used Echo Park's Apothecary Collection, some Recollections embellies and the sketch below by 
Nathale at An Ounce of Creativity 
Also entering this layout into the following challenge:
Sketches4All:  Corners Challenge
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Sketch Challenge and a WINNER!!!!

Hello everyone!   
I hope you all had an enjoyable and safe Halloween!
My challenge for you this month is to create a layout inspired by this awesome sketch created by my talented friend 

To be entered into the November prize drawing you must: 
Link your NEWLY created layout below by 
November 29th 11:59 PM (PST)
NO DIGITAL ENTRIES ALLOWED

You must be a follower of my blog
All entries must be NEW as of November 1, 2012

When posting your entry on your blog or gallery,
you must include a link back to my blog.
                                                                                      
If you upload your entries to an online gallery that requires you to sign in, I may or may not be able to leave you a comment.

Here is the prize you are playing for:
As always, there is a BONUS prize:

You will receive one entry into the BONUS PRIZE DRAWING for each challenge listed below that you combine with my sketch challenge OR complete in addition to my challenge:
Rochelle Spears ~ Stash Challenge
Kristi B's ~ Technique Challenge
Scrappin Happy ~ Color Combo Challenge
**Make sure you leave a comment below if you combine and/or complete any of the challenges above in addition to my sketch challenge.

Here is my take on the sketch and the other 3 challenges:

....and now to announce the October WINNERS!!!!!
Thanks to everyone who played along in my October challenge and also in my scrappy friends challenges.

The WINNER of my blog challenge is.....
WENDY CROWE
(Please email me at msbrags@gmail.com)
to claim your prize

and the WINNER of the Grand Prize Drawing is:
ANDREA E
(Please email Kristi at mekristib@gmail.com)
to claim your prize
CONGRATULATIONS ladies!!!!





Cowboy Up!

It is the first day of the month and that means a new sketch challenge at Paper Secrets.  
This week's  sketch is by Liz Chidester at The Scrappiest , and here is my take on the sketch using October Afternoon's Sassparilla Collection found in the Paper Secrets Shop:
and here is the sketch:
Please visit the Paper Secrets blog for details on how you can win a $10 gift card to the Paper Secrets Shop and also a chance to enter into an additional prize drawing if you complete your page using  products by
October Afternoon, the product spotlight this month at 
Paper Secrets.
I am also entering this layout in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Circle - Challenge #31 Woodgrain
Child's Play ~ My Little Pony Challenge

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Bad to the Bone!!!

This week at If It's Groovy we are celebrating Halloween.   Stop by daily to see all of the 'SPOOKY" projects the design team has created.   

For my project I created the layout below using a card sketch (#149 ) by Valarie Salmon at Got Sketch, Echo Park's "Apothecary" Collection, Pebbles Corrugated Alphas and a few Recollection embellies.   
Also entering this layout in the following challenges:
Little Scrap Pieces ~ Halloween Challenge
Childs Play ~ Googly Eyes Challenge (Bat Eyes)
Southern Girls ~ Animal Crackers (Bat)
Frosted Designs ~ Paints/Inks/Mist Challenge 
(Inked corrugated matting, alphas, and journaling strips)

Thanks for stopping by and 
Happy Halloween!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Puppy Love

Hello!
Today I am sharing a layout I created for the MOB NO SCHOOL Challenge using 
MOB's October ""3R's" Kit,a sketch from PageMaps and a photo of my adorable great-nephew Gavin with his puppy Brooklyn.
MOB 3R's Kit products:
Authentique "Curiosity" Patterned Papers and Die Cut Stickers
Prima Chalk Fluid "Farmer Jeans" Ink Pad
The Twinery "Ocean" Twine
Misc Items Used:
Recollections Chevron Stripe Border Punch
Cricut "Plantin Schoolbook" Cartridge (stars)

Entering this layout in the following challenges:
Let's Craft and Create ~ Dimension Challenge
ScrapFit ~ Warm-up #32 -Buttons & Bows

Friday, October 12, 2012

Just Sitting Here Chillin' on the Corner of.....

Hello Everyone
Today I am sharing with you a layout I created for the
Hot Chocolate Challenge at Scrap Our Stash! 
I did not have any photos of or relating to hot chocolate, so I chose to use the color brown as inspiration for my project.
Sketch by Diana Fisher
Supplies:
Echo Park This & That "Charming"
Bazzill "Bitter Chocolate" Carstock
LillyBee Alphas
MS "Flourish Lace" Punch Set
Misc Buttons and Twine

Also entering this layout in the following challenges:
Southern Girls "Tie A Ribbon Around It"
Memorable Seasons - Carol's Sketch Challenge
My Sketch World - Odd-Size Photo Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!  

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Ready (4) School ~ MOB October Sketch

Still working and catching up on school layouts of the little people in my family.  
The MOB October Kit  and the sketch below created by Rochelle Spears were a perfect combination to get this photo scrapped of my great-nephew starting out on his first day of Pre K!!!
Sketch by Rochelle Spears
How would you like a chance to win a Fancy Pants "Like Father Like Son" Collection Kit?
Well, click HERE to check out this month's sketch challenge and the details at MOB 

I am also entering this layout into the following challenges:
S J Crafts ~School/Learning Challenge
For the Luv of Art ~ School Days Challenge
My Sketch World - October Number Challenge

Have a great weekend!   

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Baseball, Football, Soccer Anyone?

Oops!  I created this page last month for MOB Scrapbook Club using the September kit "Game On" and totally forgot to post it on my blog!   

The layout is in the form of a birth announcement for my Goddaughter's baby boy.
I found the saying on the internet and how perfect for the sports theme of the "Game On" Kit.

I cut the star with my Cricut, stamped it with white paint, then layered it with a die cut piece, button and twine from the kit.   The banner is a die cut from the kit that I cut in half and layered under the photo.  
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Yet Another...Self Portrait!!!

Happy Thursday!!!
Got Ribbons?   It's Ribbon Palooza at If It's Groovy this month!
The challenge is to create a layout using ribbon and here is my take on the challenge using the sketch below as my inspiration:
Sketch by Liz Chidester ~ The Scrappiest
Supplies:
Scenic Route Graph Paper
Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Patterned Paper & Embellies
Bo Bunny Lime Green Double Dot Ribbon
Thickers
Echo Park "For The Record" Cardstock Sticker (Bee)
Twinery Twine

Also entering this layout in the following challenges:
Child's Play "Green Slime" Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out  more creations using "ribbon" by the If It's Groovy  Design Team this month!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Paper Secrets Sketch Challenge

Hey Everyone the first October Sketch Challenge at Paper Secrets has been posted.  
Here is my take on the sketch using 
Jillibean's Macho Nacho Collection found in the PS Shop

And here is the sketch this week:
Click HERE to go to the challenge and to get details on your chance to win a $10 gift card to the Paper Secret Shop

This month PS is spotlighting Jillibean Soup! You are  encouraged  to use ANY Jillibean Soup product 
(must be at least 75% of your layout) 
 along with the PS sketch challenges this month and you will be entered to win an additional $10 GC to 
Paper Secrets Shop! 
Also, all Jillibean Soup product at Paper Secrets Shop will be 30% or MORE off the entire month!!!

Also entering this layout in the following challenges:
Southern Girls ~ Spots & Stripes
ScrapFit ~ Workout #77 

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Sketch Challenge and a WINNER!!!!

Hi Everyone!!!
Thanks for stopping by today. 
My sketch challenge for you this month, is to create a LAYOUT using the sketch below by Liz Qualman at 

RULES
To be entered into the prize drawing:
You must be a follower or become a follower of my blog
Your layout must be NEW as of October 1, 2012
You must link your entry below by October 30th , 11:59 PM (PST) 

This month's prize is a $15 gift card to


As always, there is a BONUS prize:


You will receive one entry into the BONUS PRIZE DRAWING for each challenge listed below that you combine with my sketch challenge OR complete in addition to my challenge:
Rochelle Spears ~ Stash Challenge
Kristi B's ~ Technique Challenge
Scrappin Happy ~ One Word Challenge
**Make sure you leave a comment below if you combine and/or complete any of the challenges above in addition to my sketch challenge.

Here is my take on the sketch and the other 3 challenges:
Rochelles:  Butterfly, Border Punch, Punched Tab and Transparent Family Sticker
Kristi B's:  Rick Rack Flower
Kerys:  One Word Title (Cousins)

Now for the September WINNERS!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS
to
Angela S 
You are the randomly selected winner of my September Sketch Challenge
Please email your mailing addy to me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
and to
Nicole Doiron
You are the randomly selected winner of the September BONUS Prize Drawing!!!!
Please email your mailing addy to Kristi B at:
mekristib@gmail.com
**You have until October 15 2012 to claim your prize

Thank you everyone for participating and looking forward to seeing your takes on the October challenges!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Nana's #1 Star Player

Hello Everyone!!
The September "Game On" Kit from MOB Scrapbook Club is all about Fancy Pants "Lil Sports" and today I am sharing my second layout I created using this kit.   The baseball papers and embellies were perfect to scrap this photo of my grandson Jayson wearing his Seattle Mariners outfit!
MOB is having a Grand Opening GIVEAWAY and a SKETCH challenge with awesome prizes up for grabs.  The deadline to post your entries is September 29th!!! 
Head on over to MOB for details