Sunday, June 30, 2013

Feeling Sketchy Part II | My Favorite Things

Hello crafters another wonderful week has gone by and now I am fully settled into summer. I am struggling with finding the perfect balance of life, kids and craft. This generally means my blog takes a back seat to my life. I am going to try to set a goal of blogging at least 2-3 times a week. I know have yet to settle into this pattern but have faith I am can do it.

I am starting out this week with another layout for My Favorite Things. I am using the same sketch as last week (see below). This week I decided to add more photos to the sketch.



(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper American Crafts/Bo Bunny, Wood Veneers Studio Calico/Freckled Fawn, Gemstone Prima, Alphas Jillibean Soup, Ink VersaFine Black, Corner Rounder, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, MFT Metal Dies, MFT Clear Stamps, and font Veteran Typewriter)


Make sure you check out the My Favorite Things Blog and take the sketch challenge to get your change to win 20$.

If you love sketches as much as I do make sure you come back tomorrow for my July PageMaps layout. Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!



Sunday, June 23, 2013

Feeling Sketchy | My Favorite Things

Hello crafters I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I am starting out this week with a little something from My Favorite Things. I was asked guest for MFT and I couldn't resist the allure of clear stamps and metal dies. It's one of my weaknesses. 

I was given the sketch below to follow. I feel like I kind of cheated with this sketch it was tailor made for my style.


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Pattered Paper Heidi Swapp, Alphas Jenni Bowlin, Tiny Attachher Tim Holtz, Stamps MFT, Dies MFT, White Embossing Powder, Top Boss Ink, VersaFine Ink, Black Sharpie, Resin Flower Jillibean Soup and font Veteran Typwwriter downloaded from the internet) 





Make sure you check out the My Favorite Things Blog and take the sketch challenge to get your change to win 20$.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget I will have another take on this sketch up in a week. Happy crafting!


Friday, June 21, 2013

Available Today | Scrapbook & Cards Today

Good Morning crafters run don't walk to get your free down-loadable copy of the summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today. If you didn't already know Scrapbook & Cards Today is a free downloaded publication. You can access the current issue and past issues at their website.



We at Scrapbook & Cards Today are so excited about this issue we thought it deserved a celebration. So while you are making your way to the Scrapbook & Cards Today website don't forget to check out our blog too. We are celebrating our biggest issue and welcoming the talented Ali Edwards as a contributing writer. Don't forget to check out the freebies and all the fabulous give aways.

Enjoy the first day of summer!

Summer signature

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June Spellbinders | PageMaps

Good Morning crafters I am playing mean game of catch up here in blog-land. I am now just getting around to posting my June PageMaps project. Normally this goes up on the first of the month I am just slightly behind.


If this sketch looks familiar it should it is the same sketch I used in May for the PageMaps 7th Birthday Celebration. If you missed my first take on using this sketch make sure you check it out the link provided. My first pass at using this sketch was super literal I made sure to vary how I used the sketch when I did my second layout.

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Lily Bee Patterned Paper/Stickers/Labels/Chipboard/Twine/Brad, My Minds Eye Enamel Dots, Silhouette Cutting System/Image, Spellbinders Dies, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and font Veteran Typewriter downloaded from the internet)




If you follow my posts about my PageMaps I talk a lot about always taking such a literal approach to Becky's sketches. I recently decided it was simply my nature to follow the sketch. Imagine my surprise when I finished up this layout and it was so very different from the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy crafting!


Monday, June 17, 2013

Coming Friday the summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today

Summer vacation has officially started in my house and with the end of the school year stresses behind me I am finally getting back on my game.

I am super excited about the summer issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today and I hope you will be too.


Make sure you join my friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today for their launch party Friday.

Happy Crafting


Friday, June 14, 2013

June Colour Suite

Welcome to the June Colour Suite a monthly colour challenge I put together for my friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today. Each month when I pick the colors I always start with a colour and build from there but this month I started with an inspiration photo instead.I thought you might want to see what inspired our challenge this month ...

Colour suite inpiration


(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper My Minds Eye/Bella Blvd/Lily Bee, Brads My Minds Eye, Pebbles clothes Pins, Wood Veneer Studio Calico, Washi Tape, Punches EK Success/Martha Stewart/Fiskars, Sticker label Simple Stories, Silhouette Cutting System/Image and font Veteran Typewriter)


To read more about this challenge and to see all the past challenges make sure to check out the Scrapbook & Cards Today website & blog.

Happy Crafting