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Wednesday, December 19, 2012


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

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 

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
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
 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


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!