Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sketches In Thyme Challenge...

Here is a page I completed for Sketches In Thyme challenge:

The flowers I used are from the same die cut I used for my daughter's head band.  I also played with the letters in my title - meaning using upside down "V's" for my "A's" and cutting the letter "Q" to make my "E's."  I need to simply throw away my stash of alphabets but I can never seem to be able to do so.

Here is the sketch:

This challenge ends on May 31st.

Materials Used:  Darice papers, Tim Holtz'/Sizzix Tattered Flowers Die, brads, fun wire, Thickers Rockabye alphabet, and super old and unknown manufacturer of boarder sticker.

Saturday, May 11, 2019


Well, I'm trying to get back into the grove so hopefully, I will be back to posting on a more regular basis.

Today, I found some crafty time and created a layout following the challenge over at Scrap Our Bash.  The challenge was to use rainbows or rainbow colors and follow the sketch below.

This is what I created:

Materials Used: cardstock, Pink Paislee Hello Sunshine collection (papers, sticker, and embellishments), acrylic letters, doily, and unknown manufacturer journaling block.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mid-month Reveal For Sketch N Scrap!

Time flies!  I must be having a blast (or something).  It seems like I just did the mid-month reveal yesterday!  LOL.

In any case, I am happy to help introduce the new sketch challenge over at Sketch N Scrap!  It is a simple but classic design.  Check it out!

This is what I created:

Lots of fussy cutting.  Every time I dare to fussy cut, I think of my dear friend Kerry.  Her fussy cutting is to die for!  I can't wait to see your work!  Be sure to link up by April 30th!

Materials Used:  card stock, Echo Park - Getaway Papers, Kaisercraft - Lady Rose Collection, and Imaginarium Design chipboard title.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hard To Believe It Is Mid-March

BUT it is and it is time for me to help reveal the new sketch challenge at Sketch N Scrap!  Layering papers can be tricky but a lot of fun - check out this great sketch by the talented Heather Hall!

Here is my example:

I feel that by simply layering different papers - you create a visually interesting page!  I added a ribbon and some ink to my journaling.  I also was a little creative with my headline by taking a "bite" out of my "C" - which is simply cut by hand.

I hope you can join me on this fun challenge.  Links ae due March 31st!

Materials Used:  American Crafts - DIY Shop papers, Echo Park - Getaway paper, cardstock, ribbon, Close To My Heart cocoa ink, and Cricut Bernard MT Condensed font.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

My Webelo...

I am pleased to help Sketch N Scrap reveal their new challenge today.  Here is the sketch and my work:

This was truly an easy layout to put together and I have to admit - I really like it.  I simply added the braided twine and the ink edging.  Simple.  Love it!  I can't wait to see your work - be sure to link up by February 28th.

Materials Used: Authentique - Accomplished Paper, Thickers - Rockabye alphabet, K&Co Boy Scout papers, cardstock, Sizzix Original Die - File Folder, Celebrate It - Braided Twine, Stampin-Up Basic Black Ink, and date stamp.

Sunday, February 11, 2018


Who doesn't love animals?  I found a challenge blog that focuses on animals - Crafty Animals!  How cool is that?  The current challenge is Anything Goes - as long as the project relates to animals.  So, how perfect is this layout for the challenge?

If you have an animal crafty project to share, why not link it up by February 27th?

Materials Used: unknown manufacturer of paper, Cloud9 Girl Epoxy stickers, Doodlebug Design Inc - Flower Sequins, Bo Bunny flower, cardstock, and Thickers - Rockabye alphabet.

For DT Eyes Only

I found a blog that offers challenges for anyone on a Design Team - the name - Classic Design Team Challenge Blog.  How perfect for me!  The current challenge is Anything Goes.  I created this page using watercolors and I think it goes perfectly with the theme of the layout - RAIN!  Check it out...

If you are on a Design Team - anywhere - feel free to join me here!  This months entries are due by February 27th.

Materials Used: cardstock, brads, watercolors, and Thickers - Amy Tangerine/Everyday.

Anything Goes

Found a new challenge site (at least new to me) called Your Scrapbook Place.  The current challenge is easy - it is "Anything Goes."  I have mentioned this before, but I love including my children's artwork into my albums.  So this is a perfect page to submit to this challenge.  Here is Elizabeth's masterpiece:

If you would like to join me in this challenge, be sure to link up by February 27th.

Materials Used:  Krylon Acid-Free spray, cardstock, Crayola Die Cut title, and Thickers - Rockabye alphabet.

It's All About Love

To me, there is nothing more that scream love - than a Father/Daughter Dance.  Even more so, when Dad needs to be a pirate!  I created this layout for the challenge over at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges.  The current challenge is to create a layout, card, canvas, album, mixed media, or even "off the page" creation about Love, Valentine, Wedding, or Friendship.

This is my layout:

To join this challenge - hurry the links close on February 15th.

Materials Used:  Pink Paislee - Cottage Farms paper and rub-on, Sizzix Original Die - File Folder, cardstock, Tim Holtz/Idea-ology - Film Strip Ribbon, Cloud9 Design - Girl Epoxy Sticker, and Thickers - Rockabye alphabet.

Let's Get Sketchy

Let's Get Sketchy has another great sketch challenge up!  Here is the sketch and my layout:

I made some minor adjustments to accommodate the materials at hand.  I wanted to use up my Girl Scout papers but as you can see I only had strips left.  So my background is about the same size but just strips of paper.  I also moved my embellishment cluster up on the page so that they could be seen better.  

I hope you can join me on this challenge - links are due February 28th.

Materials Used: cardstock, K&Co Girl Scout papers and embellishments, and ribbon.