Thursday, September 29, 2016

Joy to the World - Christmas Card

Hello there!!

Today I'm sharing with you my first card for the challenge blog Freshly Made Sketches. It leans towards "clean" styles with very easy sketches to work with every week. I've just started following the challenge blog . . . go check it out!!

I also made this card for the SendASmile4Kids donation. Right now it's challenge blog is featuring Fall themed cards.

As you may know, I love die cuts. I just can't seem to enjoy coloring images no matter how cute they are. The candy cane is a die cut from the Silhouette online store.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

--BoBunny Christmas Collage (background)
Silhouette Online Store
--Candy Cane
--Stitched tags 
My Craft Spot (no longer in business)
--Die Cut circle
Liquid Pearls - White Opal

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Harvest of Blessings - Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello there!

Today I'm am GDT for Die Cuttin' Divas with the challenge being vegetables.

I chose the Shoppies Veggies file from Treasure Box Designs for my die cuts.

I will also be submitting this card for SendASmile4Kids.

Thanks for stopping by today!!


-Light Kraft Paper
-Autumn Colored Paper (various shades)
-Scrappin Mom Stamps
Treasure Box Designs File
Die cut leaves
MFTstamps - square cuts

Monday, September 26, 2016

Hay, there Pumpkin!

Hello there!! I've been busy making critter cards the last few days. All of them will be going to the non-profit organization of Send a Smile 4 Kids.

This is also part of the Kadoodle Bug Fall Challenge on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

--Paper: Doodlebug Designs - Friendly Forest
--AC Cardstock
Spellbinders label
Scrappy Mom's Stamps (no longer available)
Twine (from Target)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Love You to the Core! - SAS4Kids

I made this card for two reasons. I love working with animal eyes and kids need a reason to smile!

The goat and caramel apple are from Kadoodle Bug Designs.

This card will be submitted to the SendASmile4Kids campaign.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Stuck?! Sketches: 3MPH

Once upon a time I saw this really cool photo of a skateboarder going down a hill. The photo really looked like he was "moving" . . . the background was nothing but blur.

I tried to recreate this same effect with my son recently. He was only going about 3MPH, parked cars were in the scene and he was more interested in making funny faces.

So, there you have it folks!

Stuck?! Sketch

Bazzil Basics: Seeing Stars
Bazzil Basics: Color Chaos (title)
EP: All About a Boy (stickers)
Tim Holtz Skull and Crossbones
Creative Embellishments Gears
Chic Tags Rub-ons
Some other random items

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Halloween Cards 4 kids

Hello there!!

I recently discovered a great way to not only be a part of card challenges, but also donate most of those cards to an organization called "Send a Smile 4 Kids".

As most of my followers know, I usually make my own die cuts from various artists. But there's something to be said for the "fast and furious" method too. Like using pre-made die cuts I already have in my stash.

I followed sketches from Freshly Made Sketches for these cards.

All of these cards were made from scraps from October Afternoon's Witch Hazel.

Stamp is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.

Stamp is from My Craft Spot (no longer in business). 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Stuck?! Sketches Blog Hop: TODAY

Hello friends!

For the month of September Stuck?! Sketches has so much to celebrate! Like 3 years of fun challenges with Laura Whitaker's sketches and the Stuck?! Sketches community (YOU).

We hope you decide to play along because 1) you love Stuck?! Sketches, and 2) Clique Kits is providing the blog hop prize.

Stuck?! Sketches is fortunate to be able to offer extra prizes for both of our challenges this month! Clique Kits is offering a prize for our hoppers specifically so be sure to hop to all of the links, leave some love on each blog along the way, and one winner will be chosen from the commenters to receive a September Clique Kits kit! Half of our team and some of the DT from Clique Kits are supplying gorgeous inspiration for you, as you hop! Thank you to Clique Kits for sending our team members a September kit to play with!

We are also offering prizes from the following sponsors, so play along with our sketch challenge for our chance to win!

Accent Scrapbooking Prize = $50.00 gift certificate to their online store! 

A2Z Scraplets Prize = $25.00 Gift certificate to their online store (including shipping)!

Lawn Fawn is a 6x6 paper pad and stamp set of the winners choice! 

Now lets get this party started!  Here is your sketch!

The little blue flair on the yellow frame is from Accent Scrapbooking Etsy shop.

Except for the blue flair accent, everything you see on this
page is from Clique September kit.
And here is your hop order!
Please link up your layouts over in the Stuck?! Sketches sidebar by September 29th 2016 at midnight EST. to be in the running for one of our prizes! All prizes will be drawn randomly using to pick a number.

Thanks for visiting and best of luck!


Friday, September 9, 2016

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Hello there!

Today I'm sharing with you a Halloween/Fall card I made using the sketch from Die Cuttin' Diva challenge.

I used scraps from the Echo Park Arsenic and Lace paper.

The ghost and pumpkins are from Treasure Box Designs.

I will be submitting this to a challenge blog I recently found called Send a Smile 4 Kids. I make a lot of cards for challenges and don't seem to know what to do with them later. I have made "cards for kids" in the past but it's usually one lump sum, not a yearly thing. 

So be prepared for more blog posts to be cards 4 kids!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Funny Face

Scrap the Boys September challenge is to include "you" in the photo. If you are like me, you are always behind the camera, not in front of it.  That blog always has great challenges but somehow I get distracted and don't always participate.

Well, this summer I spent a lot of time with my son and randomly decided to get in one of those cheesy photo booths with him one day. So glad I did!!

The sketch and design was greatly inspired by Ashley Horton.  I just love her work.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

---Light Kraft
---Heidi Swapp - September Skies "Aspen"
---American Crafts - Stitched "Continued"
---American Crafts - Stitched Flora
Chipboard Letters - Life is Beautiful
Fancy Pants - Collecting Moments Button Set
Elle's Studio - Serendipity Tabs
Stitching Circles and Embossing Thread - various colors
Enamel Dots
Other stuff

Monday, September 5, 2016

4th Grade

Hello there! Thank you for stopping by today. I have big plans for September, and this layout is the beginning.

First of all, the sketch is provided by HipKit by Ashley Horton. The sketch is below. Isn't is awesome!?

Secondly, I'm entering this into the Scrap Our Stash challenge for September. I follow a lot of challenge blogs but don't always make the time to join in the fun. This site has great challenges every month. Go check it out!

And lastly, I always take a photo the first day of school. I don't buy school photos cause they are awful. I actually talk about that in a previous post.

I really made a point of taking a photo of him on his bike. One of the perks of moving to Texas is that the school is so close (all of them are actually). He loves that he gets to ride his bike to school.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

I used a black micron pen around the stars to break up
all the "white". 
This specific flair button was used for the
twist in the Scrap Our Stash challenge.

JGL are my son's initials.

--Thick White Cardstock
--Bella Blvd. - Star Student
Maya Road Rub-Ons (these are ancient - been in my stash forever)
Jenni Bowlin Studio - JGL stickers
Prima Flair Buttons
Silhouette Cameo - title and star cut outs
Wooden Embellishments
Micron Pen 08 - dots around stars
Other stuff from stash

Friday, September 2, 2016

Season's Greetings

Both PDE Linky Party and Die Cuttin' Divas have challenges this week for "anything goes".

I'm excited to get back to blogging and working with challenges again as I've really gotten away from it this summer.

There is also a challenge at to get an early start on Christmas cards.

The snowman is from Treasure Box Designs. I used brad buttons and a brad mistletoe in place of cutting tiny pieces.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Stuck?! Sketches

Stuck?! Sketches will be having a blog hop starting September 11th!! Many wonderful prices to be had so mark your calendars for this big event!!!

In the meantime, here is the sketch to get you started today.