Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #38

So I'm not even going to mention how many days it is until Christmas today. (Mostly because I really don't want to know!) But incase any of you are counting down the days, you know it is getting close to the time to send out your Holiday cards. Well I have a wonderful sketch for you today to get you on your way if you need any extra nudging. (Like me) Add your take on this sketch to the Sketch-N-Scrap blog for a chance to win prizes!
I pulled out my drawer of scrap paper and these pieces caught my eye. Red is a traditional Christmas color, but yellow not so much. However I thought a little punch of yellow was just what this piece needed.

Monday, November 17, 2014


I'm back at it! I've been crafting away on some new designs. These are my Belsnickle that come in two sizes and an array of fabrics. These will be available at The Country Nest downtown Kearney later this week.
I do have a couple that will be listed on ebay, etsy and of course they are added to my website.
Off to more holiday creating!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #69

I have a beautiful sketch for you all today from Sketch-N-Scrap
I started with the photos of Brileigh and Rylan climbing a tree from this summer. The papers I had had for some time and I pulled them out knowing they would be perfect for this layout. The strip of green paper is the back of the lighter tan paper, so I only used the two pieces of cardstock for this layout. And of course the cream that frames the photos and makes for the title piece.
The leaf banner was very easy to put together, I simply glued Amy Tangerines paper leaves onto a piece of jute with my hot glue gun. I attached it to the layout using glue dots. For the photo frames I lightly stamped the cream card stock with a script stamp. I was watching a Tim Holtz video the other day and he showed the swiping technique. Before when I wanted a light stamped effect I would first stamp the image on a scrap piece of paper then on the actual piece. He showed in the video instead of pushing your stamp into the ink pad, simply swipe the stamp over the ink pad to achieve a lighter look. Amazing! Glad I know that tip now, and I hope I was able to pass that knowledge on!
Items I used in this layout:
American Crafts • Bookshelf • L'Amour
American Crafts • Bookshelf • Faulkner
Card Stock • Cream
My Stash • Script Font Stamp
Ranger • Archival Ink Pad • Black
Ranger • Distress Ink • Walnut Stain
Amy Tangerine • Field House • Paper Leaves Shapes
Thermogrip Glue Gun
Adobe Illustrator
Cricut Expression

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Work Tray Wednesday

Yes I know.... It's Thursday. But I've been without Internet all week so I know you'll forgive me. Working on a new design this week, stay tuned!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sketch N Scrap Inspired By Challenge #11

Today I have a fun layout for you from Sketch-N-Scrap. Play along with this sketch and upload your layout to the blog for a chance to win!
For my layout, I chose a picture of the boys from this summer's trip to Kansas City. I took them to Lego land and they had an absolute blast. They especially loved the large characters that were placed all over. The colors in my photo were so bright, it worked well with the Fancy Pants Designs paper line To The Moon.
Product I used in this layout:
Fancy Pants Designs • To The Moon • Aliens
Fancy Pants Designs • To The Moon • Solar
Fancy Pants Designs • To The Moon • Strips
Fancy Pants Designs • To The Moon • Asteroid
Fancy Pants Designs • To The Moon • Glitter Cuts
Fancy Pants Designs • To The Moon • Elements
EK Success • 1.75" Circle Punch
Ranger • Glossy Accents
Scotch ATG

Friday, November 7, 2014

Holiday Shopping

I've had some time to get some items online for sale, and I have a lot more started. If you are looking for some unique items to decorate your home or for gifts, check out my website, etsy or ebay, the links are above.

This fun piece is listed on etsy:
These pieces are listed on ebay:

I also have some of my paper cone wreath kits listed if you would like to make gifts for friends and family this year, they are fun to make and give! I have more items in the works, stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Work Tray Wednesday

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #37

Check out this wonderful sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap! So many sentiments you can use with this sketch.
For my card, I was asked to design some anniversary party invites and I thought this sketch was a wonderful design for them. I used a beautiful paper line from Authentique called Loyal to make the cards. The circle "Our 60th" was designed using InDesign and printed out with my color printer.
Thanks for checking in and don't forget to upload your take on the sketch to the Sketch-N-Scrap blog for a chance to win!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challeng #68

Hard to believe we are already into November! Because it is the 1st of the month, I have another sketch for you from Sketch-N-Scrap.
For my layout I pulled out 3 photos of the kids from this summer. I had the base paper for some time. Not only do my kids love the Cars movies, my dad races. Any time the kids can sneak into his shop and "help" him work on his race car they are there. So I knew I would have an opportunity to use that paper, and this was the perfect sketch for it.
Items I used in this layout:
EK Success • Disney Pixar • McQueen 1st to the Finish
Crate Paper • Toy Box Collection • Games
Paper Studios • Black & Cream Diamonds
Paper Studios • Red Stars
White Cardstock
Adobe Illustrator
Cricut Expression
Scotch ATG
Ranger Glossy Accents