Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #60

Today I have my first ever card sketch for you! I love making cards, digging through my drawer of scraps, pulling out different pattern papers to layer up. So designing the sketches is just as much fun! Head over to the Sketch-N-Scrap blog to see what the other designers came up with!
On this card, I have layered papers from My Minds Eye, Dear Lizzy, Fancy Pants and Crate Paper. The sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #91

October is just flying by! I have the last layout challenge of the month for you from Sketch-N-Scrap.
When I saw this layout I knew the perfect photos for it. Way back when my babies were babies, I snapped these fun photos of them wearing their first pair of sunglasses.
Items I used in this layout:
Crate Paper • Neighborhood Collection • Home
Crate Paper • Paper Doll Collection • Ashley
Crate Paper • Neighborhood Collection • Block Party
Crate Paper • Blue Hill • Die Cuts
Cosmo Cricket • Little Girl Kit • Alpha Stickers
Ranger • Distress Ink • Walnut Stain
Ranger • Tonic • Distress Tool
Scotch ATG

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Show is Over!

I haven't done a show on my own for many years. I forgotten what a long day it is. Getting up super early, driving over an hour, setting everything up... It was fun though. I think I actually brought too much stuff, I didn't even get to put everything out!
 As you can see in the photos, I'm pretty packed. I had a lot of compliments on the set up and the fact that everything was handmade. It's sad to me that shows are going more to the mass produced made in China crafts. I take pride in selling handcrafted items.

I brought along a helper for the show. She wasn't clear on what we were doing until we got there. She thought we were going to "craft" all day. Not sell things. It was a very long day for her. Luckily Nana came and took her shopping for a while to break up her day.
On Sunday after I unpacked the car I started putting away the left overs and listing things on eBay. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and the kids spent the day outside. Brileigh did however come down to my room to bring me a bouquet she put together outside.
This is my scene yesterday and today, taking photos, listing things on my site and eBay and packaging up orders.
I have a ton of stuff online so head over to my website or eBay to see what's available!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Twist Back Sketch #10

AACK!! I am late with this post! My craft show this weekend is reeking havoc on my scheduling. Back to the FACTS. Here is the twist back sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap this month. This is a vintage sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap and the twist is to have a Fall Theme.
For my sketch I used photos from last years trip to the pumpkin patch. Flash forward a year and we just had a field trip to the same patch last week. What do you want to bet those photos show up in a future layout??
Items I used in this layout:
Bella Boulevard • One Fall Day • Needle in a Haystack
Bella Boulevard • One Fall Day • Cute Cuts
Bella Boulevard • One Fall Day • Borders N' Blocks
October Afternoon • Daily Flash Alpha • Mason Jar Storybook 
October Afternoon • Daily Flash Alpha • EArly American Shop Front
Authentique • Honeycomb • Yellow
Brown Card Stock
We R Memory Keepers • Albums Made Easy • 2x4 Journal Cards
Scotch ATG

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #59

Ready for another card sketch? I have this fun one from Mandy over at Sketch-N-Scrap.
To put my card together I took two project life cards and layered them. I stamped the sentiment in the cream stripe of the top card. The flower embellishment was made with a cupcake liner that I stained and a couple flower punches.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

World Card Making Day Sketch

Happy World Card Making Day! Due to the holiday, we have a special card sketch for you over at Sketch-N-Scrap. Check out what the rest of the design team came up with on the blog.
For my card, I played with an embossing folder and some inks. The red ink really makes the dot pattern from the embossing folder stick out. I mounted that piece on top of some fun red, white and black papers. The sentiment is made up of a journal card and a stamped and embossed piece on the red card stock.
I hope you have time to make a card from this sketch and share it on the SNS blog!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #90

Sooooo this news came out on the Sketch-N-Scrap blog a few days back... I have officially been added as a sketch artist for the site. Yay! And today I have my first sketch for you to play with!
 This sketch worked perfect for all of my back to school "mug shots" I took of the kids!
Items I used in this layout:
October Afternoon • School House • Workbook
October Afternoon • Sidewalks • Jump Rope
October Afternoon • Fly a Kite • Sprinklers
October Afternoon • School House • Shape Stickers
October Afternoon • Sidewalks • Journal Cards
Ranger • Distress Ink • Walnut Stain
Ranger • Glossy Accents
My Stash • Blue & White Twine
Scotch ATG