Thursday, April 27, 2017

Happy Easter 2011

I only had one Easter picture from this year to scrap and I did it early in the month.   So I had to go back and find old pictures to scrap for the challenge #340 at  "LASTING MEMORIES"    The
challenge was Easter Sunday - used Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs on your layout.    I have Eggs and a
Bunny stamp and a "real" Easter Bunny in this layout.      We took my grandson to Bass Pro Shop to get this picture taken with the Easter Bunny.   He really loved it.

Click here on   "LASTING MEMORIES"   to go to the challenge.

CAS(E) Birthday Card

When I saw the new challenge this morning at  "CAS(E) THIS SKETCH"  this morning I knew it
would be perfect for a nice birthday card.   Which I always need to have on hand.     I found my background paper in an old 6x6 pad I had.  Bob Bunny - Key Lime collection.    I just inked the edges of my sentiment in a light green to go with the colors and then used bright yellow card stock as my flag piece under the sentiment.

Here is the sketch and link to sketch #219 at  "CASE(E) THIS SKETCH"

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2 cards today

I got up this morning and decided since I had made several layouts the last couple of days I wanted to concentrate on cards today.   So I started looking for sketches.   I found two I really wanted to use.

This is the card I made using a PL card with the sketch #341 at  "THE PAPER PLAYERS"     
I'm making and saving cards to send to my grandkids for no reason at all but to say hello and that they are on my mind.    So this PL card was perfect, I just inked it in red, found the patterned paper with red in it to use behind the card and a strip of red cardstock behind it.  To finish the card I just inked the edges in red.   Here is the sketch & click on the name above to go to the blog site.

Then here is my second card for the day.

This card I made using the new sketch #41 just starting today at  "PAPER PLAY SKETCHES"
I thought it was perfect for an all occasion card that didn't need a sentiment.   I just found some patterned paper I liked and double matted it, then I had this hummingbird stamped image in my stash and I just used colored pencils to go with the colors in the patterned paper and double matted it also.
Used a double strip of yellow washi tape to pull more of the yellow and then inked the edges of the card in green.   Below is the sketch and click on the blog name above to go to the challenge.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Life is Sweet

Challenge #341 - Colorful Inspiration  at   "LASTING MEMORIES"  was perfect to use with this layout because the colors in the inspiration photo were the exact ones of what Addisyn was wearing and her tricycle.     So I pulled out a new paper pad that I had never used because it had all the perfect colors.

Here is the color photo inspiration and link to the challenge at  "LASTING MEMORIES"

End of month PL card

The last card in my PL page each month is a recap of my month.    The main thing I always
want to do is give a count of my scrapping I got done for the month.     I will go back and fill
in the #'s for each on the last day of the month.    But when I saw this card sketch for the last week of
April at "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"  I knew it would be perfect for my month end
journaling.   As I said my main goal is keep track of my scrapping, that is why I added a picture of
a stack of layouts I have made this month.       I don't have any other pictures on my PL page for the last week yet so can't share my completed page, but wanted to show this for the challenge #68.

Here is the link for  "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"   challenge #68 and also the sketch.

Anniversary Card

I needed to make an Anniversary card today for my daughter and son-in-law to have ready to mail to them the first of next week.   So I went to   "TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES"   to see if they
had a new sketch I could use and sure enough,  todays sketch was perfect.     But then I couldn't find
an anniversary stamp to use but I did have this clear sticker and thought it would work well for my
card to them.

Here is the sketch and the link to this weeks challenge #400 at  "TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES"

After I found my sketch I checked out other card challenges.   Todays new challenge #340 at
"TUESDAY THROWDOWN"    is to do Embossing on your card.     So that is what I did with my floral patterned paper that is the main part of my Anniversary card.    I think the embossing made a 
really nice effect to the paper and the flowers.

Here is the link to the challenge at   "TUESDAY THROWDOWN"

Monday, April 24, 2017

Another all occasion card

You can never have too many any occasion cards and this one will now go in my stash for use at any given time.
I will be entering it in two different challenges.  

First  I used the sketch #96  at   "SKETCH N SCRAP"

Then the second challenge is   "4 CRAFTY CHICKS"    Challenge #347 is BUTTERFLIES
I love this stamped butterfly image and it went perfect with this card.