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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Being Brothers Is The Best!

It's time for Ten Things Tuesday at Practical Scrappers!
This week the Practical Scrappers Designers are featuring "Paper Folding" projects!
For my project I folded patterned paper to create a shirt to use as an embellishment on my layout:
This layout was further inspired by a sketch from the One on One Sketch book from Scrapbook Generation
Patterned Paper and Cardstock Stickers: 
 Echo Park " Brothers" Mini Theme Kit
Kraft Paper:  
The Paper Studio
Wooden Heart:
Studio Calico
Small Alphas:
Jillibean Soup
Twine and Brads:
Misc Stash

Please visit the Practical Scrappers Blog and check out all of the wonderful paper folding projects the Design Team created!!
Thanks for stopping by!  

Friday, April 26, 2013

Be Careful With Your Words...

Happy Friday Everyone!
Just a quick post to share a layout I created inspired by the April Sketch at Practical Scrappers!  I loved working with this sketch and I think it worked well with 
 Pebbles "Seen and Noted" Collection
and here is the awesome Liz Chidester sketch we had to work with
Click HERE to see all of the wonderful layouts the Practical Scrappers Designers created inspired by this month's sketch! 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Practical Scrappers: 10 Things To Do With BURLAP!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

This week for 10 Things Tuesday at Practical Scrappers, the challenge is to use BURLAP! I have been purchasing and adding various burlap items to my scrap stash for the past year, but have not used a lot of it. I love the texture that it adds to layouts, although it makes a mess when cutting.  And... I have discovered I am allergic to it. I itch constantly while working with it. 

For this challenge I adhered a 6 x 12 piece of burlap to a 6 x 12 piece of cardstock that was adhesive on one side.  This made cutting the burlap a lot easier and gave me cleaner edges when I cut my tag and banner piece.   I then sewed around the edges of the banner and tag.  I punched a star in the middle of the small kraft bag so the inserted tag would show through the bag, added a button and twine.
 I layered the burlap banner with a smaller banner cut from a piece patterned paper and also added a punch border, button and twine to create a small bunting for the upper right hand corner of the layout!.  
Supplies:  Badic Grey~ Hey Boy Collection
Simple Stories ~ "Awesome Collection" Bingo Card
Canvas Corp ~ Kraft Bag & Burlap

The design of my layout was inspired by this Susan Stringfellow sketch:
Please stop by the Practical Scrappers blog to see all of the creative and inspiring ways the Design Team used BURLAP!!!

I am also entering this layout in the following challenges:
(Buttons on the bunting and the tag)
(Punches:  MS Border and Star Punches, Cricut Plantin Schoolbook: Circle)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Mother's Love...

Happy Monday!   
My mojo is slowly returning after a few weeks of going AWOL and not being able to focus on anything crafty!   Today I am sharing a layout I created using some of my old October Afternoon "Sassparilla" stash!   When I first saw this collection, I did not really care for it, but after creating a layout with it a couple of months ago, I fell in love with it.  Some of the scraps I had left were perfect for the photos I used in this layout.   For the background, I used a sheet of patterned paper from an old DCWV "Blue Jeans" stack that someone had given me a few years ago. 
This layout was inspired by the sketch below for the April Sketch/Stash Challenge at 
Also entering this layout in the following challenges:
(My sticky items:  banners, small and large alphas, date label)
(Song title:  A Mother's Love)
(OA Sassparilla & DCWV "Blue Jeans" Stack, Cosmo Cricket Paul Bunyan Chipboard Letters)
2 Broke Girls ~ Max & Caroline Challenge #1
(Handmade Embellishment:  Butterfly & Tag)
Use Your Stash ~ Lasting Memories

Thanks for stopping by and take a moment, click on the links above and check out each of the challenges!   I am sure you will find something to inspire you to create!   
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Best Uncle Ever

Good Morning!   Just a quick post to share a layout I created using some of the yummy SN@P collection from Simple Stories, inspired by a Becky Fleck Sketch:.

and here is the PageMaps sketch that I used:
This layout was further inspired by the following challenges
Polka Dots & Stripes ~ Scrap Our Stash
(I used polka dot & a stripe patterned paper and for the twist I added the wood veneer bee)
Patterned Paper Challenge ~ Sketches4All
Make Like A Zebra ~ Southern Girl
(I used striped patterned paper)
Pop it Up ~ XOXO Scrapbooking
(I popped up the photo and cardstock sticker at the bottom by adhering them to chipboard)
Thank you for stopping by!!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Scrappy Friends April Challenges and Winners

Welcome to my April Sketch Challenge!

You can create a page exactly like the sketch, or you can flip it, turn it, or change the sizes of the photos, as long as I can tell your entry was inspired by the sketch!
I am looking forward to seeing how this sketch inspires you to create a wonderful layout!
Here's the sketch you are working with this month:
(My reveal on this sketch is forthcoming)

To be entered into the April prize drawing you must: 
Link your NEWLY created layout below by 
April 29th 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 this month:
Simple Stories SNAP
6x6 Paper Pad
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 - Sketch 
Rochelle Spears ~ Color Combo
Kerys Sharrock ~ Recipe 
Kristi B ~ Something that Flies

Now for the March WINNERS!!!!
Thanks to everyone who played in the March "Keep Calm " Challenge and all of the wonderful entries!
Let's give a big shout out to 
she is the randomly drawn winner of my March Challenge
Lydia Walker
she is the winner of the March BONUS PRIZE
Jo be sure to email me at msbrags@gmail.com with your mailing address and I will get your Echo Park Collection in the  mail to you!!!

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