Friday, October 2, 2015

CAS-UAL Chic Challenge

Hey y'all & happy Friday! We are all preparing for the effects of hurricane Joaquin. I pray we are not hit too hard & that we don't lose power! Hope you all are safe where you are too.

It's the beginning of October (so hard to believe) & that means a new challenge at CAS-UAL Chic!

It's a tic-tac-to challenge!! What fun! Here is the card I created:

I went with "stitching", "coloring" & "distressing".
There is stitching on the die cut circles at  the bottom of the card; I distressed the edges of my papers & colored some of the circles on the white paper.
I used the star Fri Dies & the twinkle stamp set to stamp my sentiment.
Thanks for visiting! I hope you find some time this month to play along!!
Stay crafty!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sweet Birthday Card

Hey y'all!
I am going to keep this post short as I am not feeling well today. My whole weekend was spent laying around the house trying to beat a very nasty cold! YUCK!

I have a card to share that is up on The Crafty Pickle blog today.
My sweet friend from high school (yep, we've been friends a LONG time!) had a birthday a week ago and I made her this card:

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It's a pretty simple card, using scrap papers from  my stash, some rumpled ribbon, foam alphas and this very cute elephant flair button! She adores elephants and when I first saw this button from TCP, she came to mind!


Isn't the flair button the cutest?! I just love it and hope she enjoys this sweet card as well.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope it's a crafty one for you!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

My Latest Layouts

Hey y'all! Hope this Wednesday is a great one! My kids didn't have school today (the UCI bike race is being held in our town this week, so schools in our county are closed today due to traffic).  We met some friends for lunch & then went to the mall (the kids got frappuccinos from Starbuck's). The weather too was great here-a perfect fall day!

I haven't had the opportunity to share my layout using the latest sketch challenge at My Scraps And More yet. The guest designer this moth is Melissa Mann. Here is the awesome sketch she created:

And here is what I came up with:
I loved all  the squares & the grid design on the sketch. I went with that for my page.
I used a mix of papers from my stash. The die cuts are from October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup & My Mind's Eye.  

You can win this fabulous prize for entering the challenge this month-perfect for Fall & Halloween!

Enter here for your chance to win!

I also played along with Scrapbook Circle's sketch this month:



I used Studio Calico papers here along with chipboard pieces from My Mind's Eye. The butterflies were cut from a piece of laser cut paper. The "hello" tag is from Maggie Holmes.

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay crafty!!

Monday, September 14, 2015

1st Day-PL Style Layout

Hi Crafty friends! Sorry things have been a bit quiet around here lately. We have been busy with back to school; a trip to the beach to visit my sister who moved to SC two weeks ago; and the normal busyness of life in the summertime!!

  I'm popping in today to share a layout that I created in the PL style. My kids just went back to school last week, so in honor of the big day, I made a 1st day of school page! (Granted, the photos are from two years ago-but they're now scrapped!)

1st day

I used several flair buttons from The Crafty Pickle as well as some small stamps from Close To My Heart that work great for Project Life projects!! 

I used a big mix of PL & journal cards from WRMK; Crate Paper; My Mind's Eye & Glitz.



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Now is a great time to buy some stamps from CTMH. I am hosting an online party through my friend Taniesa who is a consultant! Click here to view all of the wonderful stamps!!
Thanks for visiting today!!
Supplies used:
LOL stamp set
Love This flair button
I Love Books flair buttons
Documented flair button


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Cards with Flair

Hey guys!
So I created some cards recently that I totally forgot to share! They all feature flair buttons from The Crafty Pickle.

The first one was made for my niece's 16tth birthday:
The second one was made for my other niece who is currently in South Africa on a mission trip:
The third card is a general celebration card using TCP flair & sequins:
That rounds out some of my most recent card creations. Thanks for taking a peek!
Have a wonderful Saturday.

Friday, September 4, 2015

CAS-UAL Chic Challenge #3

Hey y'all! Happy Friday. It's a bittersweet day around here. My niece is flying to South Africa today & will be there for a month & a half on a mission trip. I am so very proud of her, but we will all miss her bunches & I am a bit worried about her too. We will be counting down the days 'til she returns!

Today the newest challenge is up over at CAS-UAL Chic and it is to include something musical on your project.

 Here is my card:

I used the Cupid's Arrows stamp set from the store & the Heart Board Fri-Dies.

I also used some scrap sheet music paper along with a sentiment regarding music!

Be sure to play along with this challenge and link up on the blog for a chance at a fabulous prize!! 

Have a great weekend. I hope to be back soon!
Keep crafting!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Use It Up Tuesday-Travel Often

Hey guys!
So baseball is behind us (Ty's team lost their first single elimination game Wednesday night) and now we have lots of free time to enjoy the rest of the summer!! And boy is it zooming by too quickly! I can not believe it is almost the middle of August! Ty's All Star team played amazingly well & most of the boys were heartbroken when they lost, but Ty seemed nonplussed! Glad he can take the wins &  the losses with dignity!

Before it is the middle of the month, I have to share the current sketch challenge at My Scraps & More Sketches, #111. This amazing sketch was created by Audrey:  

Here is what I created:

I used larger paper scraps from my stash. The blue/circle paper reminded me of the circles from the sketch so I figured it was a great way to duplicate the circles & use up some scraps!
The wood veneer globe is probably my favorite embellishment here! It is from Simple Stories' I Am collection. The "relax" chippie is from Crate Paper's On the Road collection.  My foam alphas are AC Thickers.
The "you are here" chippie is also from Crate Paper. The flower & "hey there" chipboard pieces are from My Mind's Eye and are very old! I have been hoarding them for years!! But, it's "Use It Up Tuesday" so I made sure to use some older supplies!
Bes ure to play along with this sketch & link up at the blog.  Here is what you could win for playing along:
August Sketch Prize!    
Thanks for stopping by! I hope to be back soon. Tomorrow we are headed to a water park with family & friends!!