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Thursday, May 15, 2014

"Smile, It's Your Birthday" Layout

Hi there!
Today Paper Secrets is revealing it's 2nd sketch challenge for May and the twist is the word:
Below is my take on the challenge using the following items:
G - Green ~ A - Authentique "Suave" Collection ~ R- Recollections "Chevron" Punch
D - Date Stamp (CTMH) ~ E - Enamel Dots ~ N - Number (5)
Here is the sketch by Kelly Holifield:
Stop by Paper Secrets to see the full Design Team reveal and all the creative ways the team interpreted this challenge.   While you are there get the details of the challenge and if you like the
Authentique "Suave" Collection I used, you can find it in the Paper Secrets Online Shop

I am also entering this layout into the following challenges:

Sketch N Scrap 2nd Birthday Bash 

Sketches 4 All

Monday, May 12, 2014

The ScrapRoom May Double Shot Kit

Happy Monday!
Have you checked out the awesome goodies in May Double Shot Kit from
 The ScrapRoom

I love the delightful, happy Pink Paislee "Hello Sunshine" line found in the kit and how perfect this complimented this super cute summer photo of my great-nephew, Caleb.  This layout was future inspired by TSR May Sketch by PageMaps:
And...I had a lot of fun designing a page using the 
MME's Chalk Studio 2
product also found in the kit:
I cut the large tag, title, hearts and paperclip from the patterned papers using my Cricut and the was made using my WRMK Envelop Punch!

Head on over to The ScrapRoom's May Gallery and you can view all of the creative ideas the TSR Design Team shared using this kit and the other May Kits.  

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The ScrapRoom May Flavors of the Month Kit

Today I have several projects to share with you using the fabulous May Flavors of the Month Kit from the ScrapRoom!
I am always so excited to receive this kit because it is always filled with awesome goodies!!!
Here is a look at this month's kit:

My first layout "Oh Snap" was created using Basic Grey's "Capture" collection which I loved how well the color pallette worked with these super cute photos of my great-nephews!
My second layout "The Love of a Family..." was created using more yummy goodness from the kit, Simple Stories "Homespun" collection:
The Basic Grey, "Mon Ami" collection found in the kit is very versatile.  For my third design team assignment I used it to scrap some photos taken in 2008 at the
Gettysburg Battlefield:
More yummy goodness in this kit is from My Minds Eye "Now & Then Mildred" collection, which I used to create a double page layout of my granddaughter!  
I LOVE the patterns and girly colors in this collection!
I also created a couple of cards:

Friday, May 2, 2014

"We Love Baltimore" Layout ~ May Guest Designer Scrap and Play

Happy Friday Everyone!!!
So excited to share with you a layout I created as Guest Designer the first challenge on a new challenge site:
The challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch below:
This sketch was perfect for creating a companion page for a layout I just recently completed,
"The Sun is Always Shining..."

Now it is your turn! You have until May 28th to link up your entries.  

Reminder: Scrap & Play is looking for some talented ladies to be on our design team! If you think you may be interested, you can read all of the information about it on this post
The call ends May 10th.

Also entering this layout in the Something Trendy Challenge at
Challenge YOUrself
The photo is of my and my granddaughter and my trendy items are:
Corkboard ~ Paperclip ~Frame ~ Arrows ~ Enamel Dots~ Newsprint
*You have until May 5th to link up your entries at Challenge Yourself

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to play along with Scrap & Play this month and if not, you can still stop by and check it out!

Practical Scrappers April Blog Hop Winner Announced!!!!

Happy Friday!
I totally forgot on Tuesday to draw and post a winner from the 
Sorry for the delay!
Thank you for all of you who hopped by and took the time to leave a comment!

The randomly chosen winner of the 
$10 Gift Card to 
 is comment #5...

Beautiful beautiful layout! Love the mix of bright patterns against the dotted background and those awesome cork elements! Following on Bloglovin' and pinned this ...WOW!

Congratulations Karen
Please leave a comment below and email me at:  msbrags@gmail.com with Blog Hop Winner in the subject line and I will get your prize to you!!!

You have until May 15th to claim your prize!!!

Have a Scraptabulous day everyone!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Sketch Challenge and April Winners!!!!

Hello there!!
 Today is reveal day for my May Sketch Challenge!
Here is the sketch:
And...Here are the RULES for this challenge:
• Your layout must be NEW as of May 1, 2014
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
May 30th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

My layout inspired by the sketch:
The prize you are playing for this month is:
WE R Memory Keepers 
Gift Bag Punch Board
I combined my sketch challenge with the following Scrappy Friends Challenges:
Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe Challenge:
I used the 2nd Row Across:  Punche (MS Butterfly Punch), Leaves (Patterned Paper)  Bling

And Kelly's Color Inspired Challenge:

Combine my challenge with, and/or complete or combine TWO or more of the 
Scrappy Friends Challenges above, and you will be automatically entered into the 
Scrappy Friends Bonus Prize Drawing!

Mays BONUS Prize:
And now for the April WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Lots of  inspiration and wonderful takes on the sketch as well as the other Scrappy Friends Challenges!

The randomly drawn WINNER of my 
April Sketch Challenge is....
Angela A


Lynn L
is the winner of the
April Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE


Angela 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 April Winner in the subject line. 

Lynn be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs then
send us your mailing address to
to claim your prize.
Please add April Bonus Winner in the subject line.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone's lovely takes on this month's sketch challenge as well as the other Scrappy Friends Challenges!

Thank you for stopping by!

Enjoy the rest of your week!