Monday, November 26, 2012

Acorn Avenue for Week Four!

Week four already! I can’t believe November is almost over. Well let’s not rush it we have another great sketch for you over at Let’s GetSketchy!  Don’t miss out we have a great prize from Paper Issues up for grabs this month.
This month’s Sketch is from the talented Laura Whitaker:

Here is my take on it, I used my Kit from Scrappy Chic and added lots of stitching and stamping.

Products Used: Crate Paper Acorn Avenue Collection, Studio Calico Stamps & Wood Veneer, AC Thickers, MME Washi Tape.
Happy Scrapping!



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

$15 Paper Issues Winner

It’s time for my random prize winner and it is:
Hi Lanette, great card! A mustache always reminds me of my dad. He had a mustache - a red one even though his hair was dark brown!
Please email me your contact information at so that I can get your credit set up for you at Paper Issues!
Congratulations and I hope you have fun shopping!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

ScrapFIT Color Inspiration Blog Hop!

Welcome to the ScrapFIT
Color Inspiration Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from Ann-Katrin’s blog. If you’ve gotten lost somewhere along the way, begin HERE at the ScrapFIT blog. 
We hope you’re enjoying visiting the FITGirls’ blogs and seeing all of the beautiful fall-colored cards. 
I used the warm colors of Crate Paper's Acorn Avenue Collection to create a fun mustache card they always make me think of my daddy..... 
My Word is ....IS!
 Now remember to be eligible for the prize:
  1. You mus collect all the words from every blog.
  2. Leave a comment on each blog.  (I'm last on your HOP)
  3. Lastly send the unscrambled sentence to Missy. Here is her address:
What is the prize for hopping along with us? One lucky girl will win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store
But don't skip the workout for your chance to win this months great Low Cal FITKit that was created by our very own Diana Fisher!  

Thank you so much for hopping along with us, I hope you had fun! Remember that you have until Monday November 19th at 8PM EST to send your answer over to Missy. Her email is :

But don’t run away just yet there is one prize left on this hop, become a follower of mine and leave me a comment telling me who a mustache reminds you of and you will be entered into a random drawing for another 
to spend over at PaperIssues, because let’s face it we all have paper issues.. LOL!

Thanks Again, I hope you Had Fun! So now its time to head back on over to ScrapFit for your workout!
Good Luck!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Once Upon a Christmas

Another great sketch over at my Creative Sketches:
I used Little Yellow Bicycles Once Upon a Christmas Collection for this LO.

But I wasn’t done there because I need pages to match in my books; yes I am really that crazy. So here is my second page:
And together:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, November 12, 2012

My First Canvas

So who hasn’t found themselves stuck in the world of Pinterest? I mean really you promise yourself just a quick peek and an hour and a half later… well you know.
So today over at Practical Scrappers we decided we should put all that research to use, hop on over and see what we came up with here is what I did with my research.
I was inspired to make a mixed media canvas for the first time ever, after seeing this canvas by Jenniferat Craft Test Dummies.
I used Heidi Swapp’s Vintage Chic Collection to make this canvas of my daughters taking a stroll hand and hand in the park.

Picture By: ParisProductions
Thanks for stopping by today!

LGS Week 2 Challenge!

I hope everyone has had a chance to check out our Blog Hop at Let’s Get Sketchy this week, if not no worries you have until Wednesday to upload your entry for a chance to win a great Prima Collection!
But Today is Monday and you know what that means! Yep that’s right it’s time for another great sketch at Let's Get Sketchy.

I used Bazzill Basics –Miss Teagen Sue Collection, which I was lucky enough to get in my kit from Scrappy Chic this month! I love these bright cheerful colors they just made me so happy I had to put them with the happiest pictures I could find, so here is what I came up with it’s a bit far from the sketch but it is where I started.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

DT Call at Practical Scrappers!

If you are looking for a great group of ladies to work with look no further, this is the team you want!

Practical Scrappers Design Team Call
We are having a design team call for the January 2013-June 2013 term. Practical Scrappers has been an online source of inspiration for 3 1/2 years and has been a jumping off point for many great designers.

  • On Trend Monday Team: This team will focus on trendier topics, tools, etc. Cards and layouts will be the primary focus.
  • Ten Things Tuesday: This team will focus on bringing fresh and creative ideas to our readers thru our Ten Things article.
  • Specialty Team: This team will focus on our regular Frugal Finds Feature, a new Pinterest inspired feature, tutorials, altered projects, mini albums, and individual posts.

Design Team members are expected to contribute three projects a month.

How to Apply:
1: Send an email to with the subject: DT Application 2013

2: Send your name, what state or country you live in, your blog address, and a brief paragraph about yourself.

3: Identify which of the three teams listed above you are interested in applying for. If you are interested in more than one please rank accordingly.

Deadline to Apply is November 15th at midnight EST. We look forward to your applications!

Good Luck!!!


Friday, November 9, 2012

LGS Blog Hop Challenge-Fall into Fall


Welcome to the very 1st Let’s Get Sketchy blog hop!! We at LGS are so very excited about our first blog hop! If you have arrived here from Debbie's blog welcome to the LGS blog hop!! If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then you can head back to the Let’s Get Sketchy site to start at the beginning and to start collecting your Fall challenge words. These words should be bolded on each DT member’s pages.

Fall is such a beautiful time of the year, its when the leaves start changing colors and everything around us is beautiful. It is also the season of Thanksgiving, which reminds us to take a moment to reflect on all the things we are most thankful for.

So in celebration of the fall we are hosting a Fall Color Combo challenge. You are to use the colors below and create ANY project related to the Fall. It can be a layout, card, mixed media project or altered item. The sky is the limit! Once your project is completed, please return to LGS an upload your project using Mr. Linky.

Please use the color combo below:

Here is my 2 pager!


As you hop along the way you will find clue words on each of the Design Team member’s blogs. Once you have gathered all the words they will form a quote related to Fall, Once you unscramble the quote send your answer to us at for an extra RAK of scrap goodies

My Word is :


The winner of the hop will be randomly selected and will win the beautiful Prima collection below. As always there are rules for playing!

Here are the rules for playing and winning:
1. You MUST be a follower of each LGS team members blog and leave a comment on each blog.
2. You MUST also be a follower of the LGS blog.

Please make sure you visit the entire team today as some members are hosting additional blog challenges during the hop and offering their own extra goodies for you so the more you play the more chances you win!

All blog hop entries are due by midnight, November 15, 2012. 

Now hop on over to Carla's  blog to see what she has in store for you!

Have Fun!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

11/1 ScrapFit Washi Tape

When in doubt, tape it up! A new and exciting product in the scrappy world is Washi Tape and other tapes like it. That’s why today’s focus at ScrapFIT is the ever trendy Washi Tape so I put together this fun layout of my little Peyton.

She just loves to say Cheese can you tell?
Products used: American Crafts Amy Tangerine – 6x6 Sketchbook Pad, Studio Calico Wood Veneer Cameras, Spellbinders –Hexagons, Ranger Ink Dylusions, Glimmer Mist, Crafters Workshop Chevron Template, Bling and Washi tape by: Hedi Swapp, SMASH, Bella Blvd and Queen & Co.
I used tape for accents and for journaling the date. 


Also I made several of the small hexagons using tape.

Our awesome friends at Paper Issues have created another FITkit that is going to knock your socks off! Remember if you can’t wait to win it you can buy it and much more! But don’t forget your discount code FITKIT for 20% off your total purchase!

Washi tape is quickly becoming one of my favorite things to play with, I hope you will show your stuff and create a layout or a card show casing fun and unique ways to use these fun new tapes! Link up your layout or card by November 30th for a chance at winning this month’s FITkit!