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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


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,

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
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)

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.....
(Please email me at msbrags@gmail.com)
to claim your prize

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

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!!!