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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"Happy Birthday Andre" Layout

So happy to finally complete this layout of my grandson celebrating his 5th birthday!
I am even more excited that I was able to use up some more  of my older stash from 2011!
MME "Hip Hooray ~ Boys" Collection
Studio Calico ~ Wood Veneer Stars
American Craft Thickers ~ Number 5
Recollections ~ Celebrate Wood Veneer

inspired by the following challenge
Celebration Challenge ~ Sketches4All 
Create a celebration themed layout and use a border punch

Also entering this page into the following challenges
Captured Moments ~ Lasting Memories

3 in a Row Challenge ~ A Cherry On Top
5+ Patterned Papers, Tag(s), Color Blue

Thank you for stopping by and make sure you click on the links above and check out the challenges, you still have time to link up your entries!!!!

Have a Scraptabulous Day!!!!

KS365 (3)

Monday, January 19, 2015

"Look At Me...I'm 3" Layout

Today I am sharing a layout I created of my youngest granddaughter on her third birthday last year.   I am challenging myself to use up as much as my old stash as possible this year, so I pulled out a My Mind's Eye collection that has been in my stash since 2011!  Hopefully I will get a chance this week to complete a companion page and use up more of this collection!
My Minds Eye "Hip - Hooray/Girl" ~ Patterned Papers and Die Cuts
Basic Grey "RSVP" ~ Chipboard Frame
Echo Park "Birthday Girl" ~ Cardstock Stickers
Teresa Collins "Hello My Name Is" ~ Journaling Stickers
Thickers ~ Title Work
A Cherry On Top

My layout was inspired by the following challenges:
"A New..." Challenge ~ Frosted Designs
(Quote:  Each birthday is a new beginning....)

Something New or Blue Challenge  ~ Sketches4All
(Prominent color of layout ~ Blue)

3 in a Row Challenge ~ A Cherry On Top
(Chipboard, Frame, Color Blue)

"Frozen" Challenge ~ Red Carpet Studios

the January 15th sketch at Stuck?!
 Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great week!

KS365 (2)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 2015 Sketch and Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!

May every day of the new year 
glow with good cheer and happiness
for you and your family
Have a Blessed 2015!!!

With the new year, comes new challenges!!!! 
Here is the sketch for my January challenge:
And...Here are the RULES for this challenge:
Create a layout inspired by the sketch and...
• Your layout must be NEW as of January 1, 2015
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
January 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.
No Digital Layouts

Here is a look at the layout I created inspired by the sketch and the other 
Scrappy Friends Challenges:
Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe Challenge
Row 3 Down:
DieCut (Ticket, 6 cents diecut , Orange/white Journaling diecut)
3+ Patterned Papers,
Gold Color (Star Paperclip)
Kelly's Color Challenge
I used all (5) colors

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:

Combine any two or all three of the Scrappy Friends Challenges below:
AND... you will be automatically entered into our
January BONUS Prize Drawing.
Here is this month's BONUS Prize:
$20 gift certificate to shop at 
The Memory Nest

It's now time to announce the December WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Fantastic inspiration and awesome takes on the sketch as well as the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges

The randomly drawn WINNER of my 
December Sketch Challenge is....

#8 ~ Sherri P


is the winner of the December Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

Sherri 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 December Winner in the subject line.

Janine be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs then 
email us at:
to claim your gift card.
Please add December Bonus Winner in the subject line.

My layout was further inspired by the January Stash Challenge @
Scrap Our Stash
Here how I complete the elements of the challenges:
T ~ Twine, Ticket, Thickers ~ Travel Girl Collection (OA)
W- Wood Veeners 
I ~ Ink (Pen used to outline patterned paper)
N ~ Notebook Punch
E ~ Ephemera 

Thank you for stopping by today to check out the Janaury Scrappy Friends Challenges!
I am looking forward to see all of this month's entries inspired by the sketch.
And if you need to get your scrap on...check out the Stash Challenge at
Scrap Our Stash!!!

Enjoy the rest of your day!