TMS # 639 Debbie’s Favorite

Another favorite sketch of mine is up on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog! I think this is such a great one!

I used up the last little bit of my May SCT 2019 Sampler for this card. I only had a few bits of paper left (although a lot of embellishments). It’s the Kaleidoscope collection by Vicki Boutin for American Crafts.

It’s a pretty bold pattern on the right, so I paired it with a more subtle solid on the left. The flower is from the collection as are the leaves. I added a Paper Smooches sentiment and just a few bling from my stash.

A simple card, but perfect to say hello to a friend! Come on over to the blog and see how the rest of the DT made this sketch work this time around!

Last time, I did another Doodlebug card! With I’m sure some items from a Sampler! LOL

TMS # 638

Happy New Year one and all!

Well, looks like this is my first post of the 2022 year! I’m hoping that there will be a lot more this year then last. I’ve stepped down from a few of my DTs as these last few months were having me feel overwhelmed. I’m hoping to play a lot of catch up this year with various subscriptions, classes, challenges etc (I’m sure that I say that every year but I’m really going to try and do more for me!)

That being said, here is my first DT assignment for 2022! Our new challenge is up and as per usual, we are highlighting the Design Team’s favorite sketches over the last year.

We are highlighting Andrea’s favorite out the gate! Sketch #612

This is a favorite of mine as well. A simple sketch that is great with some scraps and a fun focal point.

So, using up the last little bit of Doodlebug from my latest card class I created this fun winter birthday card. I did have to add in just a bit of Photoplay Paper for the inner circle as I didn’t have a piece of DB that would fit. This stamp and die set is called Deck the Halls and I think it might be an exclusive set that we got for the class (designed by the ever talented Vicki Boutin).

Funny thing, when this sketch first was posted, I used Doodlebug Hello Spring collection for my card that week! Who knew!

I hope that you will head over to the blog to play along with our sketch this week and to check out the great projects the DT has for you as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

TMS #627

It’s Tuesday so you have got to be here for this week’s sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

It’s a great sketch for quick and easy cards that you can do in no time at all and with minimal supplies!

I did a Doodlebug class with Vicki Boutin last weekend for my Crop & Create event and I had some pieces left over. This card sketch is perfect for little bits! If you had one piece of double sided paper and some cardstock, a couple of embellishments and you could make a lovely card.

Grab what’s on your table, head over to the blog and show us what you can create!

TMS # 622

Happy Tuesday everyone! Our first one in September at Tuesday Morning Sketches and we have a great sketch for you this week.

Here we go with my card!

I used some of the last bits of my Wildflower and Honey Collection from my August 2019 sampler. You can see for my card rather than going with a circular centre image, I went with a tag. I added some white wink of stella on the flower to add a bit more interest. Some Neuvo drops for those corners.

Be sure to stop by the blog and check out the rest of the DT has created.

WCD 2017 Week 3

Here we are on week 3 from the 2017 World Cardmaking Day Online Class with Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine.

I went with the inspiration from Cathy Zielske’s card for mine.

This was Cathy’s card

This is the one that I made

I used the Vicki Boutin Wildflower and Honey collection from my August 2017 SCT Sampler. I used a Mama Elephant sentiment on the focal point, which I cut out of a 3×4 card. I also added a little Nuvo drops .

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

UYS #422 Stencil

Have a stencil that you’ve never used before or one that is a go to favorite? We want to see it over on the Use Your Stuff blog! That’s the challenge theme for the next two weeks….stencils!

I dug out a Vicki Boutin butterfly stencil that I’ve had forever but never used. I’m pretty sure that it came in one of my SCT samplers at some point and so I figured this was as good a time as any to pull it out.

I decided to go with a rainbow and used a few colors from the Tim Holtz distress inks as well as some Lawn Fawn. I added a few enamel dots from Echo Park and then the sentiment is from Avery Elle and I realized one of the few that actually have a Mother’s Day sentiment on it in my collection!

I hope that you will join and play along in our challenge. You can find all the deets on the blog here! You can also stop by and see the great projects others on the DT have created for you!

Crop Projects

Hey there…I wanted to share with you today some of the projects that I had been working on for the last week.  These were for the challenges on the Scrap Shotz Facebook page for our online crop for International Scrapbooking Day which was on the 2nd.  You can find the Scrap Shotz store here if you want to look around

 

The crop was Music themed, so our projects corresponded with songs!

This was a layout for the the challenge You’ve got a Friend In Me…a project about friendship.  Taken a few years ago at a bucket list concert I attended, were these pictures of my friend Amy and I at Rob Thomas (one of my very favorite singers)

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This layout was a bit of a stretch for me because it involved mixed media – not my forte.  The song was Leaving on a Jet Plane…it was the last challenge of the day and it was to use some mixed media and the sketch provided that Brande created…a really great one!  i was actually surprised at how well this turned out for me.

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This one was  Eye of the Tiger….the challenge was to use a stencil!  I found this old stamp set when I was cleaning up my scrap space and the stencil is actually from Emerald Creek Crafts.

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Circles by Post Malone was this challenge – use circles on your project!  I broke out my Taylored Expressions die for this one, which was perfect!  I also did a bit of circle stenciling in this one.

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For ‘the Final Countdown” we had needed to complete an old project…I chose this layout that I had created in a Vicki Boutin class for Crop and Create probably about 3 or so years ago, I think the first one that came to Calgary,  that I hadn’t added pictures to yet.  Love this! (excuse that black line in the bottom right…it’s my headphones cord)

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So that’s an idea of some of the challenges and projects that we worked on….if you get a chance to participate in an online crop, go for it…it’s great fun and it really gets the creative juices flowing….

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

80s Lady – Southern Girls Challenge

Hey everyone! I’m happy to be doing my first post for the Southern Girls Challenge! I recently made the Design Team and am super excited to be a part of such a wonderful group.

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Our challenge for you this week is called ” We All Love a Little Metal Now and Then”.  In case you didn’t guess, the challenge is to use metal on your project!

Here’s mine

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These photos were from the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival from 2016.  It’s was an 80s theme – right up my alley!  I used a bunch of different papers from my stash, as well as a ticket that I created at Crop & Create 3 years ago from Vicki Boutins Layers class! I thought the colors worked with this layout!.  My metal component are some metal brads in my clusters, as well as a cute little metal clip!  I’ve not used brads in awhile, so it was nice to break them out again!

This layout was also created for my August SCT 365 Class!  I’ve missed a few months so I’m going to be working  backward a bit to catch up!

I hope you like the layout.  Don’t forget to stop by the blog here to play along with this week’s challenge.

If you are interested in the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine’s 356 Class you can check out the deets here. 

Sending Hugs

It’s another Monday and that means another fun challenge over at Use Your Stuff…our theme….Monochromatic.  Break out all those shades of your favorite color, or better yet, your challenging color, and see what you can create.

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For me, the challenge color is PINK…I’m not a pink fan.  I had some pieces left over from my very first Scrapbook & Cards Today Sampler Pack from January!  That’s what I used for today’s card.

I ran some pink cardstock through a polka dot embossing folder and then added a sheet of the vellum that came in the pack.  Next was my CC designs die to cut the oval out of some of the DP from the pack which is Simple Stories Romance collection.  The die cuts are actually paper clips from the Vicki Boutin All the Good Things line.  I just cut the little clip part off.

I used MFT sentiment die to cut out the Sending Hugs.

I hope you like it and hop over to the blog and play along with us!  Can’t wait to see what you create!

 

Butterflies and Smiles

Is that another sampler card? Yep, sure is!   I really think it is a pretty one from Simple Stories …the Romance Collection.  I was getting down to the nitty gritty by this card and so the turquoise DP is just from my stash.  I loved the glittery aspect and it’s a bit thicker than the other paper, so I thought it added some great dimension.  I added a cardstock strip border punched and then the stickers from the pack.  I thought the butterflies looked so pretty with the flowers.  I took and popped up one of the flower bouquets, again for some dimension and then just added some of the sequins from the pack are from CTMH and then the sentiment is from MFT.    I actually cut it out three times and then layered them to raise it up a little bit.

 

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Enjoy!

Entered into these challenges:

Alphabet Challenge Blog: G for the great outdoors

Creative Fingers: Anything Goes

Crafty Friends: Anything Goes

Crafting by Design: Flowers

Double D Challenges: Butterflies

Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge: use a die cutting machine  (my sentiment is a MFT die)

Cardz 4 Galz: Summer Sunny Days