Monday, December 16, 2013

December Sneak Preview!

We do not officially launch until January 7th with our first single page sketch, but everyone was so excited to get started that they let us share a few sketches and creations to show you what we are all about!

So the wait is over, here's a sneak preview of the sketches we will be sharing with you in hopes to inspire you!

Our Single Page sketch courtesy of Smellykat
Card Sketch courtesy of Cathy

Double page sketch courtesy of Shelby
You will have until 8pm EST on January 6th to link up with us for the chance at a future guest designer spot!

Make it Monday No. 7

Hello and welcome to another Make it Monday challenge.  
This week we used these fun colors to create a Winter or Christmas layout.  
The twist is to use texture.  
We would love for you to play along and join in the creating fun.  
All who link up to the Make It Monday Challenge will be entered into 
our monthly prize giveaway.  If you are a winner outside of the US, 
you will be invited to guest design with us for one of the challenges.  

I made a fun card with Bo Bunny.

Friday, December 13, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Day 10

I'm back again to bring you Day 10 of 12 days of Christmas from The Scrapping Nook.  I got to create with this gorgeous paper and embellishment from - A Christmas Story – Collection Pack.  Today it's all about these super cute mini envelopes, ribbon, stickers and oh man this paper is just gorgeous.  


Friday, December 6, 2013

12 days of Christmas - Day 5

I'm here today to bring you Day 5 of 12 days of Christmas from The Scrapping Nook.  I got to create with this gorgeous paper and embellishment from - A Christmas Story – Collection Pack.

Stop on over and see what all of the other 12 Days include. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Stick It Down - Announcement

I have exciting news!!!  I've been dabbling with the idea of joining a Card Design Team.  I love creating cards because they are quick and easy especially when you have a great sketch as your starting point.  That is when I came across a new Challenge Blog that will begin in January, Stick it Down. Even better is it's a multi-challenge blog with a new challenge posted each Tuesday.

There will be 4 Teams total:
Single Page Team 1 (new sketch revealed the first Tuesday of each month)
Sketch and Layout Designer: Cecile

Card Team (new sketch revealed the second Tuesday of each month)

Sketch and Card Designer: Cathy
Jessica - That's Me. :)

Single Page Team 2 (new sketch revealed the third Tuesday of each month)
Sketch and Layout Designer:  Brenshevia

Double Page Team (new sketch revealed the fourth Tuesday of each month)
Sketch Designer:  Shelby

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Jingle Bells Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Sketches4all
Jingle Bells Blog Hop!!

So glad you could join us on the first day of our blog hop!  You will have 9 days to hop around and to complete any and all of the challenges that will be offered by each design team member.  We hope to inspire you this holiday season!  The Hop starts today, December 3rd and ends on December 9th at midnight (PST).  Winners will be announced on December 13th in the Winner's Circle at Sketches4all.

The Grand Prize winner will receive the glorious November Kit from Frosted Designs!!  Look at all of the gorgeousness!

There will be a second place winner of a $20 gift certificate to the Cutting Cafe!
AND each Design Team member will offer a challenge at Sketches4all some with an individual prize!
So how do you participate??

1.  Hop around to all of the blog's of the design team members.  Follow them and leave a comment.
Right away that will get your name in the hat to win the second place prize!!
2.  Join the Design Team's Jingle Bells Blog Hop challenges at Sketches4all.
These challenges will be posted in the Forum under Special Events.  (HERE)  This will get your name thrown in the hat to win the individual prizes.
3.  And to win the Grand Prize you will need to complete the hop AND find our mystery sentence.  
Each Design team member will have a word hidden on their blog. (mine is CHRISTMAS)  When you collect all eight words you will have the mystery sentence.  After you find it, you will then just personal message it to FIA at Sketches4all.  
That's it!  Just complete the blog hop and find the mystery sentence and your name will be in the hat to win that awesome kit from Frosted Designs!!!
Here is the order of the hop so you don't get lost along the way:
Stacy -
Cheryl -
Libby -
Rachelle -
Jessica - (you are here)
Brandi -
Giorgia - Guest Designer for December -
Fia -

Here is a CARD I have made to help inspire you to participate!

As you can see there are lots of ways to win on the Jingle Bells Blog Hop!! 
Now it is time to hop on over to see Brandi.

Thanks for joining in on the fun!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Smile * Enjoy Life

Welcome back to another Make It Monday.  I hope your Thanksgiving went well.  Ours was wonderful!!  It was the first time I've hosted Thanksgiving and we had wonderful get together with family.  Can't wait to scrap some of those pictures. 

Our challenge for you this time is a Sketch - Choose One.
Choose one of these sayings.  I picked 2; smile and enjoy life.

Use something from your office supplies.  I picked colored staples. You can see the staples better in both of my close ups.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'm looking forward to what everyone else comes up with. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Sketches4all Anniversary Party

The Sketches4all Anniversary Party is from Nov. 22nd until December 2nd.

My challenge to you is to create a card that includes circles.  Here is the card that I created for the Party.  Go over to Sketches4all to participate.

I used this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Coming Soon...

 Grand Prize

 2nd Place Prize

Monday, November 18, 2013

Thankful For Hiking Friends & Firefighters That Let Kids Explore

This layout was so much fun to create.  We meet our new friends at the beginning of the year and have had great nature adventures together.  I am very thankful for our explorations.  Meeting another mom that likes to get her kids out and explore has been so much fun. 

Close Up

I also have been trying to find a few new sketch sites lately.  Some of my go to places have to closing down.  Here are a few challenges that I have entered this layout into My Scraps & More Sketches and The Studio Challenge - Chipboard, Triangles and Gold.

Monday, November 4, 2013

My New Ride

Today is a all new Make It Monday at The Memory Nest.  This week is a sketch challenge with a twit to use a selfie. 

I thought this challenge was going to be super hard for me since I only scrap about my kiddos.  But, it turned out a lot easier than I had thought.  I had the perfect paper to go with a photo of myself just taken last month.  To be honest if not for this challenge I never would have scrapped this photo of myself.   

Here is the example that I created.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Autumn Love

I was searching around for a sketch to create my example for the November Color Challenge at Sketches4All.  I saw this sketch over at Retro sketches and it was perfect! 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can play along too. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

10 More Spots Open On My List

I haven't been paying very much attention to my 101 in 1001.  Here is an update.  I still have 10 items open on my list.  I really need to finish writing my list so I can complete it.

11. Pay off credit cards.
Finally complete.  Although I just replaced it with 2 new car payments.  :)

43. Get a watering can.
It's not a pretty metal one like I had hoped but at least I finally picked one up.

84. Take a real family vacation.  Far enough to get on a plane.
Hello Tennessee.  The kiddos love the plane and we had an amazing time.  Makes me want to do more traveling.

80. Make brownies from scratch.
These turned out ok.  I thought I posted about this already but I can't find it anywhere.  

90. Take Trinity to get a pedicure(toes painted).
Trin and I went to a place on Father's Day while my Hubby and Son went to the car show.

88. Get a facial.
I just went and did this a few weeks ago.  Amazing!!!

87. Do zumba, at least once.
My SIL finally convienced me to go to a Zumba class with her.  Fun but not my cup of tea.

7. Take 10 hikes at various locations. (8/10)
We hiked on two trails both only about 20 minutes from the house.  After the second trail we ended at a fire station and the fire men let the kiddos honk the horn, look at equipment, etc...

While in TN we did  a few walks. I wouldn't call it hiking but it was walks outdoors up some hills and what-not.


Monday, October 21, 2013

An Apple Day

Hello and welcome back for the beginning of another week.  We are going to start out this week with a Make it Monday from The Memory Nest.

We go apple picking every year with my sister.  I scrapped this double to show off all of the photos from our trip last year.  The large one on the left of the kiddos and I is my favorite photo. 

Have a Happy Monday!!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fall Blog Hop

Hello Everyone and Welcome to the Fall Blog Hop Hosted by  
Jessica @ Finding Sunshine.

You should have come here from Tammy @ Creatively Me.  If you just stumbled upon the hop you should start from the beginning Jessica @ Finding Sunshine.

Here is the project that I created for the hop. I used the Bella Blvd Collection - Trick or Treat.   My son attends Pre-K twice a week.  He has made a new little friend which is very exciting!!  He asked me if we could have a playdate with his friend.  I told Luke why don't we put a note in his cubby.  So I made this Halloween card with a note and our number.  We hope to hear back soon. 

Giveaway! Comment on each blog and you will be entered into the drawing for an Echo Park Fall Reflection Paper Pack.

I'm the last stop on your hop.  Here is the line up if you missed any of the other ladies.

Jessica @ Finding Sunshine
Erica @ Designs by Erica
Kelli @ Use It Scrapbooking
Leslie @ The Memory Nest
Nicole @ She Zigs Zags
Jennifer @ My Reilly Boys and Me
Crystal @ Capture the Moment
Tracy @ Scrappy Chick Designs
Tammy @ Creatively Me
Jessica @ My Scrappy Corner

Thanks for hoping along with us.