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Saturday, October 26, 2013

"Single Moments Make Great Memories" Layout

Hi everyone!   
I hope you are enjoying your weekend!
Today I am sharing a layout I created inspired by the October Sketch with Stash Challenge at 
The stash part of the challenge is to use: paint, mists, watercolors, etc
and here is the sketch:
Fancy Pants " Swagger":
Patterned Paper & Paper Clip
Basic Grey "Hipster":
Polka Dot Patterned Paper
Scenic Route Graph Paper:
Background Paper
Simple Stories "24/7":
Alpha Stickers, Arrows
Cardstock Alphas
Paint, Watercolors, Twine, Journal Card

This layout was further inspired by the following challenges:
Back Porch Memories:  Rule of Three Challenge
Show Us Your Stuff:  October Challenge ~ Arrows & Multiple Photos
Handmade Item:  Chevrons
Sketches 4All:  Word Prompt "Together" Challenge

You still have time to complete the Sketch with Stash challenge at Scrap Our Stash for a chance to enter into the monthly prize drawing and/or your layout may be selected by the design team as one of the October Top 3 Picks! 

The challenges at Back Porch Memories and Sketches 4All end October 31st and the challenge at
Show Us Your Stuff ends October 30th!!!

Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"Dem Rib Bonz" Layout

Hello Everyone!
Today I am sharing a layout I created of my grandson and his first encounter with a bone!
 This layout was inspired by the
"October 15th Sketch" Challenge at Paper Secrets 
AND the
"Tic Tac Toe" Challenge at Scrap Our Stash
Also entering this layout into the
"Anything Goes" Challenge at S4All
Basic Grey " Hipster" ~ Patterned Paper 
Basic Grey " Hey Boy" ~ Small Alpha Stickers
Studio Calico ~ Background Paper
Studio Calico ~ Wood Veneer
LYB ~ Stickpin
Simple Stories ~ Alpha Stickers
Pebbles ~ Corrugated Alphas

Here is the sketch by Kelly Holifield and the twist is:
Sticker Alphas
AND... the "Tic Tac Toe" Board at Scrap Our Stash
I used Row 2 Across
Click HERE for the full reveal and challenge details at Paper  Secrets
You have until October 31st to link up your entry for your chance to win a $10 gift card to the Paper Secrets On-Line Store.

You also have until October 29th to complete and link up your entry for the
"Tic Tac Toe" Challenge at Scrap Our Stash
Click HERE for the challenge and details to enter into the
October Monthly Prize Drawing

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Sketch Challenge

It is that time of the month when me and my Scrappy Friends each post a challenge on our individual blogs.  Challenge participants have the option to complete and or combine at least 2 of the challenges for an entry into our Bonus Prize Drawing!  Each of us also offer a prize on our individual blogs, so you have (4) chances of winning each month!

So on to this month's challenge...
Create a layout inspired by the sketch below:
(to be entered into drawing):
• Your layout must be NEW as of October 1, 2013
• 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. 

Here's my layout:
I combined with Rochelle's Color Inspiration Challenge 
Kristi B's Stash Challenge
(Polaroid frame ~ Date Stamp ~ Cut a piece from Crate Paper "Farmhouse decorative border and layered at bottom of frame)
Also entering this layout in the
 Frames Challenge at
And here is the prize you are playing for this month:
(My Mind's Eye  6x6 "Wicked" Paper Pad, and matching Chipboard Decorative Pieces
Recollections Halloween Washi Tape)

Combine my challenge or any two of the SCRAPPY FRIENDS CHALLENGES below
Rochelle Spears: Color Inspiration Challenge
Kristi B's: Stash Challenge
 and you will be automatically entered into our combined drawing for this month's 
(Authentique 12 x12 "Thrilling" Collection, Zva Crystals, Petaloo Flowers, Prima Bat Vine and May Arts Striped Ribbon)

And now time to announce the September WINNERS!!!
Thanks to all of you who linked up and shared your wonderful pages inspired by my Pick 3 Challenge!!!

Okay....let's give a big shout out to 
#1 ~ Rachelle
she is the randomly drawn winner of my 
Pick 3 Challenge
Tracy Rhodes
she is the winner of the 
September Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

Rachelle be sure to comment below and then email me at:
with your mailing address and I will get your prize out to you. 
Please add GCC Septembere Winner in the subject line. 

Tracy be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs and then email your mailing address to: 
to claim your prize.
Please add September Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Have a great week and I am looking forward to all of your wonderful takes on this month's sketch challenge!

"Little Man, Big Hattitude" Layout

Today is reveal day for the first sketch challenge for October at 
Below is the layout I created inspired by the sketch:
Little Yellow Bicycle:  fern & Forest Patterned Papers
Little Yellow Bicycle:  Wood Veneer Stick Pins
Simple Stories: SN@P Polka Dot Paper
Simple Stories: Sticker Alphas and Calendar
Studio Calico:  Wood Veneer Stars
Recollections:  Wood Veneer Firefly

 and here is the sketch by Kelly Holifield:
You have until Due October 14th to link up your entry to Paper Secrets for a chance to win a 
$10 GC to the Paper Secrets Shop.

I am also entering this layout into the
Anything Goes Challenge at Sketches4All