Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Creative Scrappers sketch #230 (Indoor Smores)

One more quick post today with a page based on this sketch, and inspired by Shimelle's Scrapbook Remix, Prompt 5:
I flipped it on its side, and made this page:
 A closer look at those cute Cosmo Cricket S'more Love embellies:

I started with a Basic Grey Granola CS base, layered on Cosmo Cricket, from Jolly Days, S'more Love, and Garden Variety, and a brown houndstooth print from Making Memories, dripped on some Mr'Huey's Dark Calico, inked the edges of the CS with Walnut Stain Distress ink, and added a sprinkle of hearts from a brown chipboard Thicker sheet, some S'more Love chippies, a title that I stamped from the S'more Love stamp set and cut out/raised with a pop dot, and a S'more Love journaling spot that I attached with stitching and a Making Memories upholstery brad.

Happy Halloween!

One of my favorite days of the year...I love the fall season, the opportunity to dress my kids up and take pictures, and who can forget the candy? For today I am sharing a Halloween page that I made using a sketch from PageMaps:
The sketch:
My page, "Candy Stop":
 And, some close-ups.
Of the title:

And the embellishments:

This page was made with supplies from October Afternoon's Witch Hazel line, Basic Grey Little Black Dress, Martha Stewart layered round stickers, Bazzill black bling, Tim Holtz's Kraft Resist Halloween stack from last year, Hobby Lobby spiderweb stamp, homemade mists, Hobby Lobby black glitter ribbon, Target washi tape, sharpie for journaling, K&Co flair, spider web paper from The Paper Studio, Thickers, and green Studio G pigment ink.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Tuesday!

I have lots to share with you today, so I will get started! Up first, I have a layout that I made for this sketch from ScrapFriends:

Here is the layout that I made for the challenge:

A closer look at the fun details:

The supplies I used were taken from a page kit that I made for next month's CKCB hop, so you'll get to see the kit with a supply list in a few days.
The second layout that I am sharing today is made for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week, which is Fall Leaves:
I used another kit which you will see on November 6th for this page, along with some yummy Jenni Bowlin die-cuts that I won and just had to try out. The photos were taken on one of my daily walks at the beginning of fall.

The last page I am sharing today is one that I made for the Glitter Girl Challenge this week, "A Manly Model".
I also based it on sketch #78 from ScrapFit challenges:

 A closer look:

 Don't you love the gorgeous embossed quatrefoil cardstock? I used some new goodies that I won from the My Mind's Eye blog, from the Lost and Found 3: Ruby collection-the patterned papers are from the 6x6 pad (I just hid the seam under the layered border strip). I was excited at how well the Tin Pin from October Afternoon's Midway collection worked with the photo and theme-I have had this photo for 6 years, and just now was inspired to scrap it!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mixing It Up

This week I have been very inspired by the new class I am taking over at Shimelle's website, Scrapbook Remix:

Here are my pages inspired by the first 3 days of prompts:
Day 1 "Use a monochromatic color palette":
Day 2 "Use the B-sides":

Day 3 (I was inspired by one of Shimelle's layouts in the prompt, so scraplifted it!):

All of these layouts were made from my October CKCB kit, with the exception of some scraps (and it's always good to use up some of those, right?)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Trick Or Treat

Just a quick post to share the page I made for Paper Issues Halloween Harvest challenge that ends tonight:
I based it on this sketch by Basic Grey:
papers are all Basic Grey-Granola, Ambrosia, and Little Black Dress. Chipboard stickers are from Eerie, and the fringe are Doodlebug Paper Frills. I die cut the title and web with my Cricut and SCAL, and added some messy stitching.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Inspired by Jen Gallacher, Days 2&3

I have been following along with Jen Gallacher's free Holiday Card making series, and was inspired to make a few more cards!
Here is my card inspired by her Day 2 Video:
Supplies used: (most papers are from my scrap bin, yay!) red polka dot-MME Miss Caroline, green leaf print-Graphic 45, green tiny chevron-Basic Grey (I think), I die cut the tag from kraft cardstock, and punched a strip of left over woodgrain paper with a Fiskars punch. The Frond stamps are from a Fiskars stamp set, and the Happy Holidays stamp is from Martha Stewart. The red brads were from Chatterbox, and I think the tree brad was picked up from Target's $1 spot a few years ago. The Twine is from the Twinery, and I pulled a scrap of brown satin ribbon to finish off the tag.

The next card was inspired by Jen's Day 3 card and video:

Supplies used: (again, most papers are from my scrap bin!) Papers from Hobby Lobby Greetings of the Season stack, Graphic 45, and maybe GCD studios (not sure about the music notes scrap). Labe sticker-Martha Stewart, tree sticker-Jolee's, Merry Christmas sticker-Mary Engelbright, and twine from The Twinery. I cut the shaped card base and the photo corners with my Cricut, so I am entering this card into Simon Says Stamps' weekly Challenge-Dies and Punches.
Thanks for looking at my cards, and be sure to check out Jen's blog for some holiday cardmaking inspiration!

Monday, October 15, 2012

CKCB Challenge #1

For our first challenge over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog this month, we were told:
Quilt Challenge: Let quilts inspire your next project! Warm, cozy and every pattern/color you can think of! Have fun with this one!
 When I saw the current "Designer Drafts" sketch challenge over at the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge blog, it reminded me of quilting, so I decided to combine the two. 
 The sketch:

My card, using a free digistamp from Paper Smooches:

Supplies used:
I printed the doily paper from my Everyday Eclectic digital kit on a transparency and stitched it to a white cardstock base, for the triangles on the left side of the card, I punched squares from scraps of hot pink and aqua cs, and cut them in half, added a double bow made from some sheer pink ribbon from Offray , a Paper Smooches digistamp that I printed on white cs and colored with my Copics, then die cut with my Cuttlebug and the scalloped circle Spellbinders die, mounted on a hot pink scalloped circle.
I am also sharing another card that I made from my October CKCB kit. I made this card for a challenge over at the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog, but since my internet was down, am too late to enter in the drawing. I used this sketch:
And I made this card:

Supplies used: Everyday Eclectic digital paper, light aqua cs scrap, printed Everyday Eclectic digital border strip (the green, printed on sticker paper). Colorbok white glitter chipboard, October Afternoon rub-on, green glitter brads, orange washi tape from Target, Martha Stewart aqua baker's twine, and Tim Holtz Distress stain (on the outer glittered frame). Happy Birthday was stamped over the rub-on rose with Staz-On.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Inspired by Jen Gallacher

Earlier today, I saw a new video series, Seasonal Cards by Jen Gallacher, and I was inspired to make this card:
Supplies used: I cut out the file folder shape with my Cricut and SCAL, ribbon from WM, punched circle that I corrugated myself, stamped the inside with a Glitz Designs grid stamp, Tim Holtz journaling tag stamped with a stamp from Inkadinkado, paper scrap from Cloud9 Designs that I machine stitched, stickers from Heidi Grace, Thickers holly leaves, gems from the Paper Studio and K&Co.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Joys Of Living in The Country...

Normally, I absolutely love it...and you can't beat the views...but when it really rains hard, you lose electricity...and the internet sometimes. I am so sorry that I was not up with the other girls when the Morph/Telephone challenge posted earlier today! My internet was out for a day and a half! Anyway, I am back and posting. Better late than never, right? This was a really fun challenge, and it was interesting to see how the pages progressed! Milissa was before me, so here is her page:
And here is my page:
I was very inspired by Milissa's vintage prints, the single photo, polka dot washi, and the embellishments scattered and layered on the diagonal. Supplies used: Jenni Bowlin and Jillibean Soup patterned paper, stamped, embossed kraft journaling spot, polka dot and ticket washi tapes, Jenni Bowlin and Graphic 45 buttons, handmade layered pinked circle, baker's twine, Jenni Bowlin stickers, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type letters, and a vintage embroidery floss wrapper. That's all for me, now head over and see how the lovely Lisa was inspired by my page!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Honeydukes Candy Shop *Inspired by Glitter Girl and October Afternoon

I used this week's sketch from October Afternoon:
Here is my layout:

Close-ups of the embellies:

(Buttons, rub-on candy machine that I inked, and a cut-out from the patterned paper)
(Stamped washi, stamped and inked candies, and Elle's Studio Tags)
 I was inspired to stamp on my layout by this week's Glitter Girl video! Stamps used are from TPC Studios, Inkdadinkado, and Hampton Art, using black Staz-on to stamp on the washi. I stamped the candy on a scrap of white cardstock, and inked over it with Old Paper Distress Ink. All of the papers, buttons, and rub-ons are from October Afternoon (mostly the 5&Dime collection), and tags are from Elle's Studios. The title is a cut out picture of the sign I made for my son's party, and I added Thickers to spell it out the rest of the way.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A couple more cards...

that I made for World Card Making Day (Weekend):
Card #1:
 It was made for
WCMD 2012 Challenge 5: Trend Watch Challenge by Julia Stainton, using Kimber's Saturday Card Sketch on 2Peas


This one was created for Just Lulu's WCMD Challenge on 2Peas: use a sticker, a brad, and a stamp. The stickers, brads, and papers are all from My Mind's Eye Sweetest Thing:Lavender collection. The doily stamps are from My Mind's Eye, the sentiment is from TPC Studios, twin is from Martha Stewart.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day, Part 3

Ok, one more quick post before I head to bed! Here is a fun fallish thank you card:

light green cardstock base,Basic Grey patterned paper, Smore Love by Cosmo Cricket journaling spot, leaves from Target dollar spot (I stamped them with a grid stamp Distressing stamp from Glitz), and a stamped sentiment from Fiskars. Linking this one up to Simon Says Stamp.
I am linking this card up to the Fall Challenge on Jen Gallacher's blog.

World Card Making Day, part 2

Another fun card that I made today for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, the Studio Calico Use Your Scraps Challenge, and the
WCMD 2012 Challenge 2: Pinterest Inspired Challenge by Chari Moss .

Here is the pin that we were to be inspired by:
And Here is the card I made:

Supplies used: ancient scrap of floral paper from Hot Off The Press, Basic Grey paper, Prima flowers, a die cut flower from my Cricut and Mother's Day Bouquet cart, hand dyed shabby seam binding, and a stamp from Unity.

Happy World Cardmaking Day! (Part 1)

I know, it's almost over! But I have been working on a few cards, so I thought I would share. I started with some challenges (and combined them, 'cause I love to do that!). The first card was for :
WCMD 2012 Challenge 1: Holiday Greetings with Julie Ebersole
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes for WCMD
Studio Calico: Use a Die-Cut Or Punch

Here is my Card:

Patterned paper is by Webster's Pages, Stamps by Inkadinkado, washi tape, baker's twine, Fiskars punches

October Counterfeit Kit

It's that time again! Time for the Master Forger's blog hop to reveal our kits! This month, we were inspired by the stunning September kit from Gossamer Blue Kit Club:
My itchy fingers really wanted to just buy it, but I have so much stash, I decided to see what I could pull together from that. Here is the kit I came up with:
 I have papers from My Minds Eye, Basic Grey, Echo Park, and Nikki Sivils. Embellishments
are from October Afternoon, American Crafts Thickers, Making Memories, Pretty Little Studio, Elle's Studio, and Prima (and of course  I had to put some washi tape in there!).
My Add-On Kit:

 More Thickers, October Afternoon, some vintage mailing labels for journaling, and some stamps.
I had my kit all together, and then Jessica Sprague put some of the Everyday Eclectic digitals on sale this past Wednesday, so I decided it was fate and added them into my kit:

I LOVE this collection, so I am sure I will get a lot of use out of the digi kit-my favorite part of digital scrapbook elements is the ability to print them over and over!

I already made one page with my kit, inspired by this week's Glitter Girl episode:
I used Tea Dye and Frayed Burlap Distress inks to really "muddy it up", and the background pp is the B-side of the Basic Grey blue floral print from my kit. I die cut the cameras and "Memories" word jumble with my Cricut, using the Graphically Speaking and Cricut Sampler Cartridges. I used the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo border punch, lots of digital papers and embellishments from my digital kits, a Tin Pin from the OA set, backed with a small scalloped circle punch by Martha Stewart, and the journaling spot is a piece of patterned cardstock from the 5&Dime pad that I trimmed down.
Close-ups of the page details:

Thanks for dropping by my blog today, now be sure to drop by the rest of the Master Forgers' blogs today for lots more kit inspiration!
*Edited to add: I posted this early on accident, the other girls won't be up until midnight tonight or tomorrow morning
Here is the list: