Click HERE for the Scrappy Friends January "This Month In History" Challenge!!!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sketches4All Spring Blog Hop and Announcement!

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the Sketches4All Blog Hop and Scrap-A-Thon!!!
First I am excited to announce that I have joined design team at Sketches4All and really looking forward to working with this awesome group of ladies!   
Now on to the FUN stuff...

The Sketches4all Spring Blog Hop and Scrap-A-Thon starts today Monday, April 1, 2013 and ends on Sunday, April 7, 2013.  You should have arrived here from blog. If not, you should start HERE and visit all the blogs on the hop, comment along the way and then head over to Sketches4All and join in on as many of the Scrap-a-Thon challenges as you can. 

There will be inspiration, challenges and PRIZES!
Our Grand Prize winner will be crowned “Queen of The Hop” and will win this fabulous prize:
(24 pack of Spectrum Noir Markers in Pastel, Ultra Smooth Premium White Card stock for Alcohol Markers - 20 Sheets, a Spectrum Noir 36 Pen Zipper Bag and a Mulberry Wood –Gone Fishing stamp set.)

Sketches4All is also giving away a $25.00 {US} gift certificate to the 2nd Place winner!

You are entered to win the Grand and 2nd Place prizes based on how many challenges you complete. 

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. You will have until April 17, 2013 to claim your prize. After that you will forfeit your prize.

Each design team member is hosting a challenge with a prize for the Scrap-a-Thon in the Forum of Sketches4all.

My challenge is a Sketch Challenge
Here is the sketch:
And here is the prize that I am offering one randomly selected winner of my Scrap-A-Thon Challenge:
 You can find the CHALLENGE  and all the DETAILS HERE

Sketches4All is also excited to have Rachelle Olaridge as our April Guest Designer . Rachelle will be offering a challenge for us this month that you will not want to miss out on!!

After visitng each of the blogs, make sure you head on over to Sketches4all and check out the Scrap-A-Thon.
Thanks for stopping by!
Be sure to leave a comment and if you are not a follower, I would love to have you join my blog and start following me!!!  
Happy Hopping and have FUN!!!!

To help guide you along the way, here is the Design Team lineup for our blog hop:
Brenda...Your Are HERE

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

It's A Great Day

Hello Everyone and I hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday!
Today I am sharing a layout I created inspired by the awesome sketch below by Rochelle Spears for the Scrap Our Stash March Sketch Challenge.  The STASH twist on the challenge was to add mixed alphas, which I used to create my title work.  
My page was further inspired by the following challenges:
Spring Flowers ~ Sketches4All
The Kids Are Alright ~ Southern Girls Challenges

Happiness is:
A new haircut
and spending the day with Nana!!
Other supplies:
MME Indie Chic Collection
Zva: Bling
Studio Calico: Wood Veneer Butterfly
and here's Rochelle's sketch:
Thank you for stopping by.  
You still have time to get in on all of these challenges, so please take time out and stop by each of the blogs!  

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sharing a few layouts....

Happy Friday!  
Today I am sharing two layouts I created for DT assignments:
My first layout was created for the second March Sketch Challenge at Paper Secrets...the twist was to use chipboard.   My chipboard items, Thickers, photo corner, buttons and I also mounted some cardstock stickers on raw chipboard.  This layout is of my oldest son at age 2 with his first puppy!
Sketch by Liz Chidester
Echo Park This & That Charming Collection
Thickers ~ Amy Tan
Studio Calico - Wooden Arrow

This layout was futher inspired by the:
Make It Green Challenge at Sketches4All
In Like A Lion Challenge at Back Porch Memories

My second layout was created for Practical Scrappers Two Page Layouts!
I used a sketch by Laura Whitaker and MME Indie Chic Collection to complete my layout:
Sketch by Laura Whitaker
MME Indie Chic Collection
Tim Holtz ~ Ticket
Ruby Rocket ~ Twine
LillyBee ~ Small Alphas

This layout was further inspired by the:
Playing With Mists ~ S.W.A.T
Cook 2 Challenge ~ Sketches4All

Sunday, March 10, 2013

March Guest Designer at Sketches4All!!!!

I have has computer issues this past week and unable to blog or post much of anything.   I have a little access to a computer right now and just want to let everyone know how excited I am to be the March Guest Designer at
This month as Guest Designer I am hosting a challenge and would love for all of my scrappy friends to come by Sketches4All and join in the challenge.  All you have to do is create a layout with a polaroid photo or instagram photo, layer 3 or more patterned papers and/or embellies and use mixed alphas.
Here is my take on the challenge:
Layout #2
I also participated in the March Master Challenge (SPRING) at Sketches4 All!
And here is my take on the challenge:
S - Simple Stories, Santa, Sketch (Page Drafts)
P - Polka Dots, Punch, Patterned Paper
R - Red
I - Inking
N - Nana
G - Graph Paper, Green

This layout was also inspired by the LOVE Word Prompt Challenge at WHOGAS!  

Friday, March 1, 2013

Scrappy Friends March Challenge and...a Winner!!!

Hello, and welcome to my March challenge!
I am changing my challenge up a bit this month.  Kerys will be hosting the sketch challenge on her blog and my challenge for March is:
KEEP CALM and....

You are to create a LAYOUT and include the phrase,
 Keep Calm and....the second part of the phrase is your choice.   
You can use it as part of your journaling, the title or include an embellishment that has the phrase on it.   
(Click HERE for ideas using this phrase, the possibilities are endless)

Here is my take on the challenge combined with Rochelle's Color Combo Challenge, Kerys' Sketch Challenge and Kristi B's Masking/Stencil Challenge:

To be entered into the March prize drawing you must: 
Link your NEWLY created layout below by 
March 30th 11:59 PM (PST)

Be a follower of my blog

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's the prize you are playing for:
Echo Park 'For Record 2 Collection Kit'
And there is a BONUS PRIZE:
Combine or complete at least two of the challenges below and you will be entered into the Scrappy Friends Bonus Prize Drawing:
Brenda - Keep Calm and...
Rochelle Spears ~ Color Combo
Kerys Sharrock ~ Sketch 
Kristi B ~ Masking/Stencil 

Now for the February WINNERS!!!!
Thanks to everyone who played in the February Sketch Challenge and all of the wonderful entries!
Let's give a big shout out to 
she is the randomly drawn winner of my February Sketch Challenge
she is the winner of the February BONUS PRIZE
Wendy be sure to email me at msbrags@gmail.com with your mailing address and I will get your twine in the  mail to you!!!

Sue email your mailing address to Kristi @ mekristib@gmail.com to claim your prize.

I am also entering this layout in the following challenges:
Catered Crop ~ Star Bright Challenge
Southern Girls ~ Waving In the Breeze Challenge

Have a beautiful weekend everyone!!!!

More Layouts to Share!!!!

Hello and Happy Friday!!!
Sharing two more layouts with you today!
Scrap Our Stash revealed their first challenge today under the new challenge format.
The challenge is Kraft It Up and you are to create a layout and at least 50% of your layout must be Kraft paper and/or embellies.   And...you have to dig further into your stash and pull out 3 + metal pieces to include on your layout:
Here is the page I created using MME Kraft Funday Collection, 6 eyelets, a metal rosette which I used on the tag to run the twine through and then I added a paper clip that originally had ribbon on it that I replaced with a chipboard button from MME.   I added a little misting, some washi tape, twine and here is the result:
 Sketch by ScrapFriends
Click HERE for details on the challenge and how you can enter the drawing to win an awesome scrapping packet !  I hope to see some of you take the challenge!  

I am also entering this layout in the following challenge:
 The Paper Girls~  #26 Washi Tape Challenge
Paper Secret's  first sketch challenge for the month of March has been posted.
The twist this week is THICKERS!!                         
Here is the layout I created for the DT reveal using Carta Bella's Alphabet Junction Collection, Thickers, and this week's sketch from Page Maps:
Click HERE to check out all of the wonderful examples created by the design team and the details on entering the challenge for your chance to win a $10 gift card to the Paper Secrets Store!
Have a wonderful weekend!