Sunday, December 18, 2016

Studio Challenges: No Peeking

Hello and welcome! Today is a new challenge over at The Studio Challenges. The challenge is to make a layout based on this wonderful, festive table setting. Get out those Christmas papers and have fun!!!

The Studio Challenges

I was trying to be creative with taking photos of my son around our 
tree. Looks like he's got a tree bulb nearly up his nose right? My son
seems to always do this quirky movement with his eyes and mouth when I want
to take photos. Needless to say, he was still an excited 7 year old!!!

'No Peeking' is not your "normal" page title. In fact, I couldn't
find it at all in my usual places to look so I had to make my own
using SCAL3 and some fancy font.

I love stitching - the end!


Paper - Teresa Collins - Tinsel & Company
Stickers from various places
Sequins and Candy Cane - Hobby Lobby
Arrow punch and cork board 
Silhouette and SCAL3 - title
Red Thread and circle template
Poinsettia from somewhere

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge: Cookies for Santa

We have a new challenge this week at "Give a Crafter a Cookie". 
Here is the image we are working with. Beautiful!

I wanted to do something fun and adorable for two sets of people. One being my husband's coworkers and the second being for SAS4Kids. I made enough of these gingerbread face cards for both! The best part was using up scraps and using Christmas/Winter embellishments that were trapped in a drawer somewhere. 

The face is two files combined from My Scrap Chick.  I used
the smile from a snowman face to brighten up the card. I didn't want to
send a "sad" face to kids in hospitals.

I did alter the smile and eyes by using the shadow feature on SCAL3.
Bigger eyes are easier to work with. Also, I cut the smile out once and
traced it with a black pen to save me the headache of working
with a thin cut (and using a bunch of extra black card stock).

-AC Brown Sugar Cardstock
-AC White Cardstock
-Various Winter and Christmas scrap paper
-EP Holidays solid paper
-Various Christmas embellishments from Hobby Lobby
-Recollections Glitter Glue (on the white)
-White Gel Pen
-Charcoal Grey ink (I didn't want to shade with black = too harsh)
-Stamp from My Craft Spot
-Embossing powder (on the stamp)

Tools for the eyes - top secret!

Our sponsor for this week.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Candy Cane Treat Boxes

Stopping by to share with you the treat boxes I made for my son's 
4th grade teachers.

They are a free file provided by Dreaming Tree!

Paper is Graphic 45 - 12 Days of Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Studio Challenges: Together

Oh boy did I positively drool over this year's Doodlebug Design's - Flea Market. I even bought extra embellishments from the collection cause I simply loved it all.

I seem to be going back in time these past few months scrapping about the year that Alvaro, an exchange student from Spain, stayed with us. This photo is one of my favorites with these two playing "bull fighting" at the Homestead, Ky. What I don't have a photo of is Alvaro holding his ribs after my son head butted him. It's all good though!

This layout is part of this week's challenge at The Studio Challenges. The challenge is a sketch so hop on over there to view the sketch as well as the other fabulous layouts by our design team.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I so miss my sewing machine. I wanted stitching so
I went with hand-stitching on this layout.

Up close photo of clustering embellishments.

-Doodlebug Designs - Flea Market
-Hobby Lobby - Wooden Leaves
-Silhouette Online Store - Large Circle Leaf Wreath

Friday, December 2, 2016

New Design Team and Card

 Hello and welcome!! Today I would like to announce that I'm part of a new design team called "If You Give a Crafter a Cookie".

Cute, right?!

It's simple really . . . be inspired by the image of cookies for that week's challenge. This is a great opportunity to also show off any other type of projects we can come up with because it's not just a card challenge.


Without further ado, here is this week's cookie challenge!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Give a Crafter a Cookie

Well, I guess my first project is a card. LOL This is a
3-D pop dot card that I got from the online
Silhouette store.

-AC White Cardstock
-BoBunny Altitude Collection
-Silver Ribbon from HL
-AC Coffee Cardstock (deer)
-Silhouette Cameo

Before I forget, they do have a weekly sponsor for their challenges. Since most of the sponsors are all about stamping and coloring, I will most likely be doing my own thing.  I must say though that Beccy's images are awesome!!! Enjoy!

Beccy's Place

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Creative Scrappers: Brrrrrr

Creative Scrappers is hosting a BLOG HOP today in conjunction with Spiegelmom Scraps. I hope you take a few minutes of your busy day to join us!

Spiegelmom Scraps sent me a wonderful mix of blue sequins, cork stars and gold doilies. I used them all on my layout! I will also be giving away a prize for THIS BLOG STOP! It will be a grab bag consisting of coordinating goodies for one of YOUR layouts!! Please be a follower of this blog for a chance to win that grab bag!!

Here's the order for today's hop!
Vivian Lake - YOU ARE HERE

Please take advantage of this coupon on your next purchase from Spiegelmom Scraps.

Enjoy our reveal this month and please join us on December 15th for a
another blog hop with design team members from SMS!
Tag us using #Creatingwithsketches and #spiegelmomscraps.
We will also have a great prize for one of our participants as
well as a copy of the new Creating with Sketches V4!!

Your next stop is at Yvette's!!

---BoBunny's Sleigh Ride
Goodies were provided by Spieglemom Scraps.
---Doily, Sequins and snowflakes, Corkstars
Title from another of BoBunny's previous winter line
Wooden Snowflake
Acrylic snowflake