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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Design Team

Hey y'all! Hope you're having a good day. I have some exciting news to share with you-I made the first ever design team for The Crafty Pickle !! I am so thrilled and can't wait to get started! Taniesa has some adorable flair buttons & other products in her shop! You must check them out!!
And here are the other ladies on the team
  The Crafty Pickle design team

Be on the look-out in November for my first TCP projects!
Make it a crafty day friends!
~Stephanie

Monday, October 20, 2014

PL with SOUS

Good Monday morning y'all! Fall weather was upon us this weekend & it was wonderful! We spent lots of time outside at baseball games (Ty's team won!) & Leah spent all day Saturday at the barn. They are having a show next weekend, so the kids had a pizza & painting party to get ready! We snuggled together Saturday night & had family movie night.Sunday the kids decorated the outside of the house for Halloween; now I just have to do the inside! Are you ready for Halloween?

Stuck On U Sketches has a new Project Life challenge up today, the second one of the month, & it is a color challenge! Use orange, black & white on your spread. But that doesn't mean it has to be Halloween themed. I created a Fall page.

I went through my stash & first pulled my papers that had orange & black in them. They are older My Mind's Eye from their Indie Chic collection. My black & white journal cards are from MAMBI. 



Then I went searching for embellishments!  I  love shopping my stash!!


  I used some mistables from Studio Calico (misted with orange Heidi Swapp mist); some stickers from Glitz; & some paper flowers from Teresa Collins. And my page came together just like that!
We would love to see what you do with the color combo! Link up here  if you get the chance!!

Thanks for stopping by today. I so appreciate it!
Til next time,
~Stephanie  

Monday, October 13, 2014

Love x2

Hey y'all! Hope this Columbus Day finds you well. Did you have a 3 day weekend? We did & enjoyed it for sure! Dinners out, a movie with friends, a day trip to a favorite apple orchard (even though the apples looked a bit rough this year, we still had a great day!) & non-stop family time made for a fabulous weekend. We didn't let the damp & dreary weather stop us!!
As busy as we were this weekend, I managed to complete a layout! I played along with this sketch from My Creative Sketches:


Sketches always seem to make my pages come together quickly & I love that!
                                                                                                                                                                    I used a kit from Studio Calico. This fun cloud paper was screaming for me to create with!
 Everything here is from SC, with the exception of the alphas, which are AC Thickers; the wooden bird; the scalloped banner which is from Basic Grey & the clouds & hearts were punched from Fancy Pants paper.
This sketch was so much fun to create with & I love the way my page came together! It feels so happy & serene. The photo was taken on Easter day of 2010. My kids were just little bitties here! I miss it so much. 

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Monday night. I am gonna watch HGTV & take it easy.
Til next time~  
                                                                       Stephanie

Monday, October 6, 2014

Keep Calm &.....

Another Monday is upon us & this one brings with it a new PL challenge at Stuck On U Sketches!
This week's challenge is to use a "Keep Calm" card on your project. There are many out there so the possibilities are endless. And if you can't find the perfect one (I printed mine from the web), you can always make one of your own!
Here is my spread:
I  used the "Keep Calm and Call Batman" card knowing it would work perfectly with this picture of Ty from Halloween 2010! He went through a super hero phase at this age and I loved it! 

 The two smaller cards at the bottom are from Simple Stories. The wood veneer heart is from Studio Calico & the yellow alphas that I used to spell out "super" are from Cosmo Cricket.  

The arrow card is from WRMK & the cork telephone (how appropriate!), "love" & 3 tags are all from Crate Paper. The wood arrow is again from SC.

We hope you find the time to play along with this, or any of our monthly challenges, at SOUS. We love seeing what you create!!
Til next time, keep calm!
~Stephanie  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Where Does the Time Go?!

Can you believe it's October 1st already?!!?! I can not, nor can I believe that my sweet niece, Jordan turned 18 yesterday!! And she pointed out to my sister that this will be the last birthday that she celebrates at home! Whaaaa?! Please, someone stop the clock from ticking!
Here is the birthday card I made her. I used this sketch from Cardabilities
   
I used the diamond paper from Studio Calico on top of my cardstock & added some border stickers (from Crate Paper & Studio Calico). Then I added my doily, letting it reach beyond the edge & trimming the excess.  A tag & some label stickers (all from Crate), adorned the doily. The wood veneer hearts are also from Studio Calico. The floral sticker is from Crate & the pom pom trim is from Fancy Pants. The numbers are vinyl Thickers. 
 The pretty ribbon for my bow is from Lovebug Creations. Unfortunately, the store closed in September!! Heartbreaking!

I hope Jo enjoys this card as much as I enjoyed making it for her!!
Have a fabulous night y'all! 
~Stephanie 
  

Monday, September 29, 2014

Lil Baker

Hey everyone! Monday is upon us & it was a rainy & dreary one here. Fall is settling in & I couldn't be happier!
I have a layout share today. This one was created for the September technique challenge at Scrapbook Circle  which is to use sewing or stitching on your project. Here is my page:
I hand stitched the word "yum" on my tag. 
I used the paper's from the 6x6 pad from Crate Paper. The stickers are all from Crate's Notes & Things collection. The "love you " cork tag is from Scrapbook Circle. 
The "enjoy" chippie is from Heidi Swapp.  All the wood veneer hearts, arrows & the small camera are from Studio Calico. 
 The "no. 3" chippie button & enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye's Market Street collection.

My glitter alphas are Thickers. I am also playing along with the challenge at Scraptastic Club to add glitter to your page.
How sweet is this photo of Ty helping me make brownies?!! Love it!  

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful night! (My bed is calling my name!!zzzzzz)
~Stephanie  




 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Another Layout

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend-I know we did!! I hate that it's coming to an end.
But the school week means that I get lots of scrappy time! And I am loving that I have found so many fun challenge sites to play along with!
This layout was created for the current challenge at Scrap & Play, which is to incorporate a top 10 list on your page. Here is what I came up with
I asked my daughter (who just started middle school) to list her top 10 favorites about her elementary school (she is missing it some now). 
I also played along with Scrap Our Stash & stash challenge #18-Back to School. You can read all the details here
I used book paper & lined paper; a pencil (the sticker from Crate); paper clips; alphas & numbers.  


I lvoe the way the tag turned out. I used the small cloud mask from SC & my Tattered Angels blue mist to create the background. The sentiment is from Crate. 

Supplies: cloud mask-Studio Calico
-rumple ribbon-Lovebug Creations
-patterned paper-Crate Paper; My Mind's Eye
-enamel dots-My Mind's Eye
-stickers-Crate Paper
-"favorite things" & "no. 1" chipboard die cuts-Echo Park
-flatback-Jenni Bowlin
-Fiskars star punch 

Thanks for popping into my lil' blog today! I hope you have a great evening. 
~Stephanie