GCC CHALLENGE

Click HERE for my APRIL "REWIND SKETCH" CHALLENGE and link to my Scrappy Friend's Challenge!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December 2016 Sketch Challenge and November Winners Announced!!!

Hello!
Thank you for stopping by!
It's reveal day for my
December Sketch Challenge 
THE CHALLENGE:
Your challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch, and you are allowed to flip it, turn it, etc as long as I can tell your layout was inspired by the sketch. 

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  December 1, 2016
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• 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.

The prize you are playing for this month is:

Below is the layout I created inspired by the sketch
using the
My Minds Eye "Sugar Plum" Page Kit
one of (4) page kits included in
The ScrapRoom's
December Flavors of the Month Kit
My layout was further inspired by
Rochelle's This or That Challenge

BONUS CHALLENGE...
Combine my challenge with Rochelle's challenge and your name will automatically be entered into our monthly prize drawing for the this month's
Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE:
$15 "Winner's Choice" Gift Card
(The winner may choose a gift card from
any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

Now for the November WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Another month of incredible inspiration and various takes on the sketch as well as
Rochelle's This or That Challenge!!!

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

AND...

Tracee is the winner of the
November Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!

Amelia be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
 and I will get your Memory Nest Gift Card purchase and emailed out to you. 
Please add GCC November Winner in the subject line.

Tracee be sure to comment below or on Rochelle's Blog
then email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
with your choice of gift card and we will get it out to you.
Please add November Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Have a great weekend and I am looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful
layouts everyone creates using this months sketch!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The ScrapRoom November Recipe Card "Month In Review" Layout

Hey there!
Just on the blog today sharing the layout I created using 
Simple Stories " Hello Fall" Page Kit
on of (4) awesome kits included in the 

"November Month In Review"
All items used to create this layout is from the kit with the exception
of the Thickers I used for the title work and the jute. 
The tags were cut using a tag punch and Kraft cardstock. 

For those of you who do not know, the "recipe cards" are step-by-step instructions 
to create (4) double page layouts 
(one from each page kit within the Flavors of the Month Kit.

If you are a subscriber of the TSR Flavors of the Month Kit, you receive access
each month to the  recipe cards which are posted each month on the 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you take some time out and visit
and check out the amazing kits that are offered each month.  

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The ScrapRoom ~ November Flavors of the Month Inspiration

Hello and thank you for stopping by.
Today I am sharing two layouts I created using (2) of the (4) page kits included in 
The ScrapRoom's
November Flavors of the Month Kit

First up is a layout I created using the 
Jillibean Soup "Chit Chat Chowder" Page Kit

"Things To Do Today"
"Love, love, love this page kit. I knew I would have photos of my granddaughter to match the beautiful color palette, but when I saw the eyeglasses and happy face die cuts I knew exactly what photo I would use! This kit was perfect for this fun photo of my granddaughter...don't you agree? 
Such fun colors and designs.

All items included on this page are from the page kit with the exception of the 
wood veneer tack included in this month's Embellishment Add On Kit."

My next layout was created using the
American Crafts "Go Now Go" Page Kit 

"2016 Missions Trip"
What an amazing, fun travel collection! I love the bright bold colors and all of the fun
designs and embellishments in this kit. 
Everything used to create this layout is from the kit with the exception of
a few stickers from the Embellishment Add On Kit and the Thickers that I added from my stash!

The ScrapRoom Kit Club is currently accepting new subscriptions,
Purchasing and subscription information can be found on our website:
Why not stop by The ScrapRoom and check out this month's amazing kits as well as
all of the creative projects the Designers created using the kits.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

"Whale of a Day" Layout ~The ScrapRoom November "JumpStart" Sketch Inspiration

Hello and thank you for stopping by.
Today I am up on The ScrapRoom Blog sharing a layout I created inspired by 
The ScrapRoom's

To create my layout I used the amazing WRMK "Hgh Five" Page Kit
one of (4) kits included in the 
November Flavors of the Month Kit
combined with the
November Embellishment Add-On Kit

Here's the sketch.   
You have until November 30th, 11:59 PM (PST) to play along
for a chance to win a $10 ScrapRoom Gift Card
And here is a look at 

Interested in playing along with the sketch challenge this month, click HERE
for challenge details and rules.

While you are checking out the sketch challenge, why not take some time and
check out the wonderful November Kits.   You can find them HERE

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November 2016 Sketch Challenge and October Winners Announced!!!

Happy Tuesday and thank you for stopping by to check out 
this month's sketch challenge:
THE CHALLENGE:
Your challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch, and you are allowed to flip it, turn it, etc as long as I can tell your layout was inspired by the sketch. 

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  November 1, 2016
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• 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.

The prize you are playing for this month is:
$10 Gift Card to shop at the
Memory Nest

Below is the layout I created inspired by the sketch
FORTHCOMING

My layout was further inspired by
Rochelle's This or That Challenge

BONUS CHALLENGE...
Combine my challenge with Rochelle's challenge and your name will automatically be entered into our monthly prize drawing for the this month's
Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE:
$15 "Winner's Choice" Gift Card
(The winner may choose a gift card from any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

Now for the October WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Another month of awesome inspiration and various takes on the sketch as well as the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!

The randomly drawn WINNER of my
October Sketch Challenge is....
#16 ~ Sherri Caramico

AND...

Judy W
is the winner of the
October Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!
Sherri be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
with your snail mail address and I will get your prize mailed out to you. 
Please add GCC October Winner in the subject line.

Judy be sure to comment below or on Rochelle's Blog
then email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
with your choice of gift card and we will get it out to you.
Please add October Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Have a great week and I am looking forward to seeing all of the amazing
creations everyone creates using this months sketch!

Friday, October 21, 2016

"Happy Candy Day" The ScrapRoom Flavors of the Month Inspiration

Hello!
Each month one of The ScrapRoom's Designers creates a formula for the purpose of
encouraging you to create a layout in a short period of time, when you have little
or no time to scrap!

Today I am up on The ScrapRoom Blog sharing the layout I created 
using the  October Formula and the
Bella Blvd "Spooktacular" Page Kit
one of four amazing page kits included in the October


Here is the October Formula that inspired by page:

You have until October 31st to create a layout using this formula for a chance to win a $10 gift card from The ScrapRoom. You are not required to be a ScrapRoom Subscriber nor or you required to use a ScrapRoom Kit to play along!
Click on the link below for complete challenge details and rules:

Also, remember to visit
to check out all of the amazing October Kits.

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

" I Love My Girl;" Layout ~ The ScrapRoom Flavors of the Month Kit Inspiration

Hello everyone!
Today I am up on The ScrapRoom Blog sharing a layout I created using the 
Crate Paper "Cute Girl" Page Kit 
included in the 
"I really like the beautiful colors in this kit and my first thought was to use it to scrap photos of my oldest granddaughter, but then I saw that I had these adorable photos of my youngest granddaughter Phoenix and had to create a page for her because as the tag says, she is a "Sweetheart"
Everything used to create my layout is from the 'Cute Girl" Page Kit with the exception of the 
wood veneer pieces included in this month's Embellishment Add On Kit and the arrow is from
the Simple Stories "Posh" Page Kit."

Here's a look at the "Cute Girl" Page Kit one of four page kits included in the 
October Flavors of the Month Kit:
Love this kit? 
Why not take a moment to visit 
and check out this kit as well as the other amazing October kits.

The ScrapRoom Kit Club is currently accepting new subscriptions,
Subscription information can be found HERE

Thank you fro stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October 2016 Sketch and Scrappy Friends Challenges

Hi there!
Here is the sketch for October:
THE CHALLENGE:
Your challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch, and you are allowed to flip it, turn it, etc as long as I can tell your layout was inspired by the sketch. 

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  October 1, 2016
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by October 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

The prize you are playing for this month is:
May DoubleShot Kit from
The ScrapRoom

Below is the layout I created inspired by the sketch using the
Simple Stories " Posh" Page Kit... 
 one of (4) kits included in
The ScrapRoom's October Flavors of the Month Kit
My layout was further inspired by
Rochelle's This or That Challenge
BONUS CHALLENGE...
Combine my challenge with Rochelle's challenge and your name will automatically be entered into our monthly prize drawing for the this month's
Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE:
($15 "Winner's Choice" Gift Card)
(The winner gets to choose a gift card from ANY ONLINE SCRAPBOOKING STORE or KIT CLUB, or your choice of one of the following:stores Michaels, JoAnns, or Hobby Lobby!!!)

Now for the September WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Another month of awesome inspiration and various takes on the sketch as well as the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!

The randomly drawn WINNER of my
September Sketch Challenge is....
#10 Stacy Harper-Watson

AND...

Cynthia B
is the winner of the
September Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!
Stacy be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
with your contact/email info and I will get your gift card out to you. 
Please add GCC September Winner in the subject line.

Cynthia be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs
then email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com 
with your choice of gift card and we will get it out to you.
Please add September Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Have a great weekend and I am looking forward to seeing all of the amazing
creations everyone creates using this months sketch!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September 2016 Sketch and Scrappy Friends Challenges

Good morning scrappy friends!
Here is the sketch for September:
THE CHALLENGE:
Your challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch, and you are allowed to flip it, turn it, etc as long as I can tell your layout was inspired by the sketch. 

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  September 1, 2016
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by September 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

The prize you are playing for this month is:
$10 Gift Card 
Feltie Creations by Jess

Below is the layout I created inspired by the sketch:
FORTHCOMING


My layout was further inspired by
Rochelle's This or That Challenge

BONUS CHALLENGE...
Combine my challenge with Rochelle's challenge and your name will automatically be entered into our monthly prize drawing for the this month's
Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE:
($15 "Winner's Choice" Gift Card)

(The winner gets to choose a gift card from ANY ONLINE SCRAPBOOKING STORE or KIT CLUB, or your choice of one of the following:stores Michaels, JoAnns, or Hobby Lobby!!!)

Now for the August WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Another month of awesome inspiration and various takes on the sketch as well as the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!

The randomly drawn WINNER of my
August Sketch Challenge is....
#5 Julene Matthews

AND...

Giorgia Rossini

is the winner of the
August Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!
Julene be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
with your contact/email info and I will get your gift card  out to you. 
Please add GCC August Winner in the subject line.

Goirgia be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs
then email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com 
with your choice of gift card and we will get it out to you.
Please add August Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Have a great week and I am looking forward to seeing all of the beautiful
creations everyone creates using this months sketch!

Monday, August 1, 2016

August 2016 Sketch and Scrappy Friends Challenges

Happy Monday!
Here is the sketch for August:
THE CHALLENGE:
Your challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch, and you are allowed to flip it, turn it, etc as long as I can tell your layout was inspired by the sketch. 

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  August 1, 2016
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• 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.

The prize you are playing for this month is:
$10 Gift Card to shop at
THE SCRAPROOM

Below is the layout I created inspired by the sketch using
Photoplay's "This Guy" Collection

My layout was further inspired by
Rochelle's This or That Challenge
I used a border strip
Combine my challenge with Rochelle's challenge and your name will automatically be entered into our monthly prize drawing for the this month's
Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE:
($15 "Winner's Choice" Gift Card)

(The winner gets to choose a gift card from ANY ONLINE SCRAPBOOKING STORE or KIT CLUB, or your choice of one of the following:stores Michaels, JoAnns, or Hobby Lobby!!!)

Now for the July WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Another month of awesome inspiration and various takes on the sketch as well as the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!

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

AND...

Jamie Larson
is the winner of the
July Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!
Sandy be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
with your contact/email info and I will get your gift card  out to you. 
Please add GCC July Winner in the subject line.

Jamie be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs
then email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com 
with your choice of gift card and we will get it out to you.
Please add July Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Have a great week and I am looking forward to seeing all of the beautiful
creations everyone creates using this months sketch!

Friday, July 1, 2016

July 2016 Sketch and Scrappy Friends Challenges

Hello crafty people, it's reveal day for the July Sketch Challenge:
Your challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch, and you are allowed to flip it, turn it, etc as long as I can tell your layout was inspired by the sketch. 

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  July 1, 2016
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• 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.

The prize you are playing for this month is:
(A $10 Gift Card to The Cut Shoppe)

Below is the layout I created inspired by the sketch using the following June kits from:
 Echo Park " Petticoats & Pinstripes" Page Kit 
Patterned Paper Add-On Kit
Embellishment Add-On Kit

My layout was further inspired by
Rochelle's This or That Challenge
I included a (heart) stick pin

Combine my challenge with Rochelle's challenge and your name will automatically be entered into our monthly prize drawing for the this month's
Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE:
($15 "Winner's Choice" Gift Card)

(The winner gets to choose a gift card from ANY ONLINE SCRAPBOOKING STORE or KIT CLUB, or your choice of one of the following:stores Michaels, JoAnns, or Hobby Lobby!!!)

NOTE: Kelly  has had a family emergency and is very sorry that she will not be able to participate in the Scrappy Friends Challenges until further notice. Rochelle and I will continue to post our monthly challenges as always. To be eligible for the BONUS prize drawing ($15 GC each month) you will only have to complete and/or combine my Sketch Challenge with 
Rochelle's This or That Challenge.

Now for the June WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Another month of awesome inspiration and various takes on the sketch as well as the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!

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

AND...

Super Slick Chick
is the winner of the
June Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!
 be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
with your contact/email info and I will get your gift card  out to you. 
Please add GCC June Winner in the subject line.

Super Slick Chick be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs
then email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com 
with your choice of gift card and we will get it out to you.
Please add June Bonus Winner in the subject line.

I am looking forward to seeing what everyone creates inspired by one of this month's sketches as well as the other Scrappy Friends Challenges!

Monday, June 20, 2016

The ScrapRoom Doubleshot ~ AC "Better Together" Page Kit Layouts

Today I am sharing two layouts I created using the awesome
American Crafts "Better Together" Page Kit
included in 

"My Three Heartbeats"
This page kit was a perfect choice to use with these “happy” photos of my niece and three great-nephews. The bright vibrant colors scream happiness and I love the fun patterns as well as the versatility of this kit. I had a lot of fun creating with this kit. 
All items used to create my layout are from the kit with the exception of the following: title work from my personal stash, twine from the June FOTM Kit, and the phrase stickers are from a previous TSR kit.

My second layout was inspired by The ScrapRoom's
June Freaky Fast Formula
"Loyalty Is Everything"
I was able to quickly put this layout together using the formula and the awesome vibrant colored papers and super fun embellishments in this kit. I wasn't sure what photos I was going to use with this kit but when I read a post on FB my niece had posted about something her daughter said to her, which is the journaling I typed on the upper right journaling card, I knew this was the perfect kit to 
document this memory for my niece. 
All I added from my stash was the twine, title work and the butterfly was from a previous 
ScrapRoom kit. Everything else you see is included in the kit.

Here is the formula
Why not whip up a layout using the formul and share it with us at The ScrapRoom.
We would love to see what you create!   
You can also scraplift one of the layouts created by any of the designers based on this formula. 
 Once your layout is completed, upload it to

If you complete a layout for this challenge as well as any of the other June challenges posted in the TSR Subscriber's and Fan Group, 
you will be entered into our June prize drawing for some scrap goodies. 

Loving this kit? 
Why not take a moment to visit The ScrapRoom Store and check out this kit as well as the other amazing June kits.
Thank you for stopping by and make sure you stop by The ScrapRoom 
and check out the kits and all of the amazing ideas the team
created using this month's awesome kits.  

Saturday, June 11, 2016

"June Month In Review" Layout ~ The ScrapRoom Recipe Card


Today on The ScrapRoom Blog my June Month In Review layout is being featured along with the other three June Recipe Card layouts.

Here's the layout I created using the Echo Park "Petticoats and Pinstripes" Page Kit.
The papers and embellishments in the kit are masculine themed but I was able to create a non-masculine themed layout with kit and I love the result.
All items used to create my page are from the kit with the exception of the twine, from my personal stash.   The cardstock stickers are from the June Embellishment Add-On kit.
The doily and the title work were cut us the Silhouette and the Cricut:

Each month at The ScrapRoom the customers receive exclusive access to four Recipe Cards, complete with a full-color photo and step-by-step instructions for completing a double page layout  with each of the four layout kits included din the Flavors of the Month Kit.   With The ScrapRoom’s “Flavors of the Month” Kit, you’ll enjoy the scrapbooking products that you crave, along with ideas and instructions to help you “get more pages done…”

Visit The ScrapRoom Blog to check out the other Recipe Card layouts created by the talented TSR team and while you are there check out the June kits.

The ScrapRoom Kit Club is currently accepting new subscriptions,
Subscription information can be found HERE

Thursday, June 9, 2016

"Hello Summer Fun" Layout ~ The ScrapRoom Flavors of the Month Kit

Hello there!
Back on the blog today sharing a fun layout I created using 
The ScrapRoom's
PhotoPlay "Summer DayDreams" Page Kit
included in the 
"This page kit just screams FUN! The patterns, colors and embellishments are just so bright and playful. to create my background, I used a large WRMK circle punch and backed the punched base with yellow cardstock (to add a little sunshine)! And to add a little dimension to my page, I adhered raw chipboard to the back of all of the cardstock stickers. 
I have more photos just waiting to get scrapped with the rest of this yummy page kit! 
A simple quick page, but I love how it turned out! 
All items used to create my page are found in the page kit."

June Page Kit featuring PhotoPlay " Summer Day Dreams" 

(Includes (4) Page Kits)

As always this month's FOTM is AWESOME!   Stop by The ScrapRoom and check out this kit as well as the other kits available at The ScrapRoom!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

'Girly Girl" Layout ~ The ScrapRoom Flavors of the Month Kit

One of the wonderful things about being a designer for The ScrapRoom is that I get to design each month with the 
which includes (4) different page kits of latest and greatest paper products in the industry.
Today I am up on The ScrapRoom Blog sharing a layout I created using the gorgeous page kit below
featuring products from Pink Paislee's "Fancy Free" collection:

Here's the layout I created:
"I love all of the wonderful soft colors and wonderful designs in this page kit which highlights this lovely photo of my granddaughter. 
I fussy cut the flowers and leaves from the 07 paper and die cut “girl” from the 02 paper for my title work. All items are from the page kit with the exception of the cardstock sticker in the upper left hand corner which is from the June Embellishment Add-On Lit and the following items were pulled from my personal stash: twine, sequins, and Thickers." 

Flavors of the Month Kit

 Embellishment Add-On Kit

Thank you for stopping by!   make sure you visit The ScrapRoom and check out what the other TST Designers created using this page kit and while you are there, pick up your June Kits before they are all sold out!
Enjoy the rest of your day!