Saturday, March 21, 2015

No. 1- A Card

Happy Saturday y'all! Hope the weather is good where you are today. It's absolutely perfect here! Sunny & 60*!! Unfortunately it rained mot of the day yesterday so Ty's first baseball game that was scheduled for today was canceled. Bummer!
Leah had her last gymnastics meet on Thursday. She had a great experience & loved being on the team. We were super proud of her for taking the risk of trying out & then making the team! I made her this card using a friend's Silhouette Cameo (I seriously need my own now)!

My alphas are AC Thickers & the flair button is from The Crafty Pickle. It's from their "Watercolor Hearts" set.
I used the circles & diamond shapes that were cut out of the light grey cardstock to adorn my envelope.
My birthday  is next month & I know what I'll be asking for!!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hi There-MSAM & Basic Grey

Happy Friday friends!!
Today is reveal day at Mt Scraps & More Sketches. The newest sketch, #102, was designed by guest designer, Ashley Horton! She is super talented & her sketch is oh-so-fun! Take a look:

Love the circles here! This is what I created:
I used Basic Grey's Remember When paper & circle stickers from their Capture collection. 
I love the colors & the polka dots on this paper but wanted to tone it down a bit, so I added some white paint before layering my photo & stickers.
The fringe trim under my photo is from Studio calico.

My alphas are from AC Thickers.

Make sure to visit the MSAMS blog to see all the fabulous creations from the designers! Also, if you link up by March 31, you could win a great prize!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Good Times-SOUS Sketch

Hey y'all! Hope this Thursday finds you well (& ready for the weekend)! I know I am ready to relax this weekend & do nothing (aside from attend Ty's first baseball game-weather permitting-& Leah's end of the season gymnastics lunch)!! I am wiped out from the last few weeks & want to hang low, enjoy time together & maybe watch some movies.

Today I am sharing my layout using the latest sketch over at Stuck On U Sketches . This fun & funky sketch was created by the fabulous Leah!  

Here is what I created:

I used the same placement for my photo & papers as the sketch. Everything shifted to the right side of the page & I love the look! I started with a spattering of gold mist on the white cardstock.
I grabbed my Notes & Things  6x6 paper pad from Crate Paper & layered a few pieces under my photo. I decided to place a heart shaped doily under my picture to replicate the heart from the sketch.
The camera is also from Crate Paper, the Close Knit collection, as is the dimensional heart.
The feathers are from Studio Calico and the "love this" arrow is also from Crate Paper.
We hope you find the time to play along with this fun sketch! Link up here if  you do. We love seeing your creations!
Thanks for stopping by today!!   
 Stay crafty xo

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Use It Up Tuesday-Bella Blvd.

Hey y'all!
It's Tuesday again & I am sorry I have been so absent around here. We have been busy! We hosted a 40th surprise party for a friend over the weekend & that kept us running around. Ty started baseball & Leah is continuing with gymnastics. Her last meet is tomorrow evening. She said she'll be sad when it ends! It has been a great experience for her!!

Two weeks ago, my husband & I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary! Wow-talk about time flying....  I made these two cards & used a lot of Bella Blvd products from my stash.

Simple, but that's the kind of man he is.
That's it for me tonight. I am in dire need of some good sleep!
Stay crafty, friends!! 

Friday, March 6, 2015

MSAM Sketch DT


Hey y'all! Happy Friday-I guess?! We got some snow AGAIN yesterday & the kids didn't go to school. I can't even tell  you how done I am with this winter weather!!! I am longing to see the sun & warm weather & to be able to get outside again. Hopefully soon!

I am excited to announce that I was chosen for the My Scraps & More Sketches design team! I am thrilled to work with some very talented ladies & such awesome sketches!! You can read the entire post here.
Today I am sharing my first layout with MSAM. This sketch is from Audrey:

And here is my layout:
I started by splattering gold mist around my page. The feather roller stamp is from Glitz Design. I used My Mind's Eye Market Street collection to create this page about my daughter's soccer team from when she was little.
The cork arrows from Jillibean Soup. I love the flow they lend to my layout! The cork hearts & stars are also from Jillibean Soup. The chipboard stars that I used here are from Studio Calico. They were very lightly misted with a red mist.

The wooden crown is old from my stash. As I'm getting older, my memory is failing me & I can't remember who made it!
This large paper doily is from My Mind's Eye & because I love it so, I have been holding on to it for some time!! My alphas & the asterisks are from AC Thickers.
I loved how this sketch used so many different shapes & bits & pieces! I hope you get the chance to play along. Link up here for a chance at  this month's prize!
Thanks for stopping by.
Get your craft on!         

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Carry Me Away-SOUS Sketch

Hey y'all! Hope this Thursday finds you well & surviving winter. We are expected to get more sleet & snow today-ugh!!

Today I want to share my latest layout using the February 27 SOUS sketch from the wonderful Nanne!
I used photos of my kids on the carousel at a local amusement park from almost four years ago! Yes they are old, but I never scrapped them & I was looking for some pictures that were NOT winter themed!!! I am so ready for Spring to get here! 
Here is a look at the fun sketch:

I went with the overall design & placement of the sketch, but I substituted a doily for the larger circle in the sketch.
All of my papers are from Bella Blvd. The "Carry Me Away" tag, the wooden ticket & the pink twine are from My Mind's Eye. The "Love Ya" flair & pink acrylic buttons are from Heidi Swapp. The lovely fringe trim below my pictures is from Studio Calico.
The blue feathers were an old pair of earrings that I just snipped the chain & post off of! I love repurposing & recycling household items on my projects!!  
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you get a chance to play along with this fun sketch from Stuck On U Sketches!! If you do, please link up so that we can see your creations!
Have a wonderful Thursday!!
Hugs xo  

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Use It Up Tuesday (on Wednesday!)

Hey friends!! I know I am a day late sharing my UIUT post but yesterday was busy around here!

My daughter made the middle school gymnastics team & they FINALLY got to compete in their first meet yesterday evening! 3 meets were canceled due to snow & missed school days! What a way to start an already short season. But last's night meet was a tri-meet that lasted for 3 hours!!! The girls did great (even though their team came in third) & all worked well together & were fabulous supporters for each other. It's so great to see Leah as a part of a team & bonding with some new friends. She only competes in beam, & while she was so nervous, she placed third last night! We were so proud of her!!  

So, on to my layout! Last Monday night I attended my once a month scrap club (with a group of friends that I always look forward to seeing) & we began this page. I had to finish it up at home & this is what I created:
The papers were supplied by a friend in our group (I think they are from recollections?). I added some gold mist splatters to the white cardstock & placed some white tissue paper behind my photo.
I pulled out some older embellishments from my stash & started layering & adding!! The "party" chippie is from a pack of birthday-themed chipboard & is so old that I can not remember  the manufacturer! The silver doily is from Studio calico. I bent the edges of the banner pieces to give the page more dimension.
The flowers are from Prima & are, again, so old!! The date sticker is from Jenni Bowlin (a classic).
The cork tags above are from Scrapbook Circle & the flair is from Heidi Swapp. I placed a 9 (AC Thickers) on top of the star to note my daughter's ninth birthday. Her wish was to go to Great Wolf Lodge, so we took her best friend & my sister, brother-in-law & nephew went with us. It was a fun weekend getaway & she said it was "the best birthday ever"! That made it all worthwhile, even the fact that we got sick when we arrived home! Sweet memories were made for sure.
Thanks for visiting y'all!
Stay scrappy....