Friday, June 21, 2013

I Made a Card!

So I am still playing along at My Scraps and More  Got Talent III.  The latest mini challenge was released on Tuesday, they provided a sketch to make a card with.  I haven't made a card in along time, probably a good couple of years.  But that didn't mean I wasn't going to try!  Here's the birthday card I made using October Afternoon's Cakewalk line with a little Jillibean Soup thrown in.

I have to admit I like how it turned out, I should probably make cards more often.  It sure is less expensive than buying them, and really doesn't take all that long.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sketch with Stash #4

The Sketch for Stash challenge for June is going on now at Scrap our Stash.  We used the following sketch and the challenge was to use only scraps along with a premade tag or journaling card AND twine or jute.  

Here's how my take on the sketch turned out. 

 (Supplies used:  Bazzill cardstock; Echo Park patterned paper, cardstock stickers and journaling card; The Twinery twine; misc. buttons)  

 I have a little secret to share with y'all, I do not keep most scraps anymore.  When we moved last summer and I was packing up my scrappy stuff I realized I had a lot of scraps and I never used them.  Nowadays I just give my leftovers to my kids to make stuff with.  Luckily I found some scraps in my Echo Park collection pack that survived my purge.  So check out Scrap our Stash, you have until June 29th to link up your creation for a great prize.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mini Challenge #1

I am still playing along with My Scraps and More's Got Talent III and I'm having a blast!  Last Tuesday they issued Mini Challenge #1 which was to use at least 3 stamps on your layout.  I have a ton of stamps, but it has been forever and a day since I've even looked at them.  I found some cute little bug stamps and came up with this layout of my youngest daughter.

 (Supplies used:  DCWV cardstock;  Echo Park patterned paper and cardstock stickers; Bella Blvd cardstock stickers, flowers and flag; misc. stamps)

I really love this summertime paper line from Echo Park, and the cute little buggy stamps seemed to fit right into the summery feel of the layout.  Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to go check out My Scraps and More!

(ETA: I used a sketch from Scrapbook Generation by Debbie Sanders for inspiration!)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

My Scraps Got Talent III!

So I found an awesome place of scrappy inspiration called My Scraps and More.   I am so glad I found them!  They have a great blog, forum, gallery and store!  Last week they started their "Got Talent III" event which runs through August 20th.  Each week they post a couple of challenges that will surely get your scrappy mojo flowing!  The first challenge was to create a layout using no patterned paper.  WHAT????  NO PATTERNED PAPER?  I don't think I've done that since I started scrapbooking 9+ years ago, lol!  Anyway, after almost giving up I remembered a layout I saw in a scrapbooking magazine a few years ago, I wish I could remember the designer so I could give her credit but I can't.  She had scrapped an awesome grid layout, so I decided to give it a try and came up with this:

  (Products used:  Cardstock--Bazzill and Coredinations; bling--My Mind's Eye; chipboard--Prima and Bella Blvd; puffies--Sassafras Lass; cardstock stickers--Echo Park and Bella Blvd; misc. butons, butterfly and epoxy letters)

I think it turned out pretty good for no patterned paper, just a lot of embellishments to make if cute and fun.  So go check out My Scraps and More, it's not too late to join in!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Scrap Our Stash Challenge #4--All About Our Guys!

Scrap Our Stash has their first challenge for June up, and it's All About Our Guys!  The challenge is to scrap a male layout and use 5 or more brads on that layout.  Here's my take on the challenge:

 (Products used:  cardstock--Bazzill; patterned paper, cardstock stickers, brads--Basic Grey Lime Rickey collection; journaling spot--October Afternoon; sketch for inspiration--Scrapbook Generation)

For this challenge I used my completely unopened Basic Grey Lime Rickey collection with matching brads.  I just had to have that collection when it came out and then I never even opened it until this challenge, lol!  The colors of the collection worked perfectly with the colors in the photo of my son.  I used the brads in the center of the cardstock stickers and then used pop dots to add dimension to the page.

You're playing for a fantastic prize this month, the Authentique "Glory" Collection, perfect for those 4th of July photos you'll be taking next month!

So go check out Scrap Our Stash and get working on those guy pages, I can't wait to see what you create.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop!

Welcome to the very first Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop! I am such a fan of SG and their sketches I just had to be a part of the inaugural blog hop, and I hope you are having fun too!  If this is your first stop, you might want to start back at the Scrapbook Generation blog and then hop through each link. Here is the list in case you get lost:

Scrapbook Generation blog -
Tammy - You are here

As you know each blog will share a project using one of the SG sketches as a starting point. You can find the sketches in their books and downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out.  Here's the layout I've created:

  (Products used: Pebbles patterned paper and cardstock stickers, October Afternoon journaling label, and My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots)

For my layout I used Sketch #2 from the new One on One Sketch Book by the fabulous Debbie Sanders.  It seems like I take a lot of single photos of my kidlets so when I saw that SG was coming out with the One on One sketch book I knew I had to have it, and it does not disappoint!  It has 24 fantastic sketches of single photo layouts along with color examples.  I love love love this sketch book and it has quickly become my fave of all the SG sketch books.  Anyhoo, the photo is of my son several years ago with his garbage truck collection--he was obsessed with garbage trucks and actually accumulated several more after the photo was taken!  The colors in the photo matched perfectly with the Pebbles Love You More Line, and I love the whimsical feel of the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by, next on the hop is Steffanie.  Leave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store, totally worth it in my opinion! The winner will be drawn on June 10th, so you have one week to leave a comment.  Good luck, and happy hopping!