Thursday, June 25, 2015

LAST SOUS sketch

Hey there friends! I hope summer is treating you all well so far!
 It is with a heavy heart that I share my layout with you all today, as it's my last post for SOUS!
After more than 5 years, the girls have decided to close the challenge site. I, along with many others, will miss it deeply!!

I want to thank Leah & Nanne for having my on their team for the past year and a half. Their support and kindness have been beyond measure and I have had an amazing  time here. The team has been wonderful to work with and I will miss being a part of this fantastic group of ladies. Thank you to all of YOU for your support and friendship!!

Take a look at the fun sketch by Nanne:

 

Here is what I created with the final sketch

 
All of my papers are from Basic Grey. The script paper is from their Capture collection. The pink & floral papers are older from my stash.
 
 
The "lovely" sticker & pennant flag stickers are also from BG's Capture collection.
The floral sticker is from Crate Paper & my glitter alphas are from American Crafts Thickers.
The wood veneer heart is from Simple Stories.
 
 
We really hope you find the time to play along with this LAST sketch with us!! Link up here so we can leave you some love!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
~Stephanie

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Loving My Life

Hey y'all. Is it hot where you are? It's supposed to reach 102* here today! That means that even the pool won't be refreshing. The oppressive heat is the one thing that I can't stand about summer! We will get through it, though. And next week we'll be at the beach so it will be fine!
We do  love to travel in the summertime & have many wonderful memories of fun family trips!
I have created a PL page to share some of  those memories.

 
This was a trip from 2010 when we went to Chincoteague. It was very relaxing & fun. We went on a dolphin tour, saw wild horses & as always, enjoyed time together!
 
All of my journal/PL cards are from We R Memory Keepers. And all of my flair buttons are from The Crafty Pickle.  I used the dragonfly from the Cute Bugs set and the bee, butterfly & bird from the Spring season collection.
 
 
 
The "travel often" wood frame is from Studio Calico.
The large flower is from Basic Grey. 
 
I love the flat back flair buttons! They are less bulky than most & fit nicely in my albums. And they are so darn cute!!
You an check out all the flair, & more, in the shop
 
Have a great day & stay cool!
~Stephanie
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Finding Wings

Hey y'all! Hope this Monday finds you well. It is a hot one here & we are doing our best to stay cool.

I want to share with you my latest layout, created using the most recent sketch from My Scraps & More. 
Katrina Hunt is the guest sketch designer & did she ever come up with a fun one!


Here is my layout:

 
I used papers from my stash for this page. The grey feather paper is from Studio Calico & the pink papers are so old I forgot who the manufacturer is!
 
 
My chipboard pieces here are from Crate Paper & are also from older collections. Love that I was able to finally use them!
The small alphas are from Tim Holtz. The arrow sticker is from Glitz & the white feathers are from Studio Calico. 
 
 
More chipboard from Crate Paper.
 
I love these pictures form Ty's first day of kindergarten. He was so nervous & upset, but Leah was an amazing big sister & comforted him & even sat with him on the bus (for the first 2 weeks of school)! I love that she takes care of him (when she really needs to). I hope their bond only grows stronger as they get older.
 
We love seeing your creations, so if you are able to play along, link up here! 
Thanks for stopping in today!
   
~Stephanie
 
 
 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Full of Wonder

Hey y'all. Happy Hump Day! I will say, when the kids are out of school, I almost never know what day of the week it is!! LOL!

I am pretty late in sharing this layout that I created using the fun sketch from My Scraps and More. Here is a look at sketch #107 created by Audrey:
 

Isn't this awesome?!!!!
And here is my page:
 
I love the strip here & stuck pretty close to the original sketch.
My paper strips are all from my scrap stash. I love when I can use them up!!
 

I honestly get so excited when I can rummage through my stash & pull together pieces to use on my projects! That is exactly what I did here. The "explore" sticker is from Crate Paper. The cork stars & hearts are from Jillibean Soup.


The flower in the center of my doily is from Basic Grey & is old, from their Serenade collection

 
The "sunshine day" sticker & enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye, Market Street.


The "wonder" & "love life" epoxy stickers are from Heidi Swapp.

 
I had a heyday pulling things together on this page!!
 
 
You have until the end of the month to play along at a chance at this month's prize.
 
 
 
Link up your layout here! We love seeing your creations!
~Stephanie  
 

Monday, June 15, 2015

End of the School Year!

So our kids' last day of school was Friday & I am still in utter shock that the summer is upon us! This year flew by faster than any in my memory. I am excited for the kids as they both had amazing years. Leah got straight As all year & Ty received honor roll all year (all As & one B). Ty had perfect attendance & Leah was a member of the SCA, wrestling manager, gymnastics team & made the cheerleading squad for next year! Both of them made the year fabulous!! I we just found out that Ty made the Little League All-Stars team!

My niece graduated from high school this year so I made some cards.
I have use flair & sequins/confetti from The Crafty Pickle.

 
This card uses the ConGRADulations confetti. I made the cap from black carstock & created a tassel from twine  that I sprayed with black mist.
 
 
The next card I made is a general "Congratulations" card.
 
 
I used the stack of books flair button from the I Love Books set.  I also used some of the star confetti from the Cinema confetti set.
TCP just recently had a huge shop update so be sure to check out all the great products here!!! 
Thanks  so much for stopping by today!
 
Stay crafty!
~Stephanie
 
 
    

Thursday, June 11, 2015

SOUS Sketch & News

Hey y'all!
I'm here today to share my layout using the latest sketch from Stuck On U Sketches. This great sketch was created by Nanne, I am so sad to say that this will be the next to last sketch for SOUS. This site has been a wonderful point of inspiration for so many, and I have been more than lucky to design with these amazing sketches! I will definitely miss the site and the ladies that I now call friends!
Here is a look at the sketch:
 





I loved the many layers in the sketch & the "beach bum" title inspired me to create a summer page. The title comes from a line from a favorite song at the time being, "The One" from Kodaline.
 
The photo is an old one from 6 years ago at my brother's pool. I love the happiness on both the kids' faces!!
 
 
The chipboard banner is from Heidi Swapp, as is the flair button.
 



 
I hope you find the chance to play along with us this month, especially since there are only a few sketches left!! Be sure to link up here so we can see your layouts.
 
Thanks for visiting!
~Stephanie     

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Two Cards

Hey y'all! I have two cards to share that I made using the latest sketch from Cardabilities, #124.
Here is a picture of the sketch


And here is my first card

 
I used some paper scraps from my stash. The chipboard flowers & stamp are older too, from Crate Paper.
I made this card for my daughter who just recently tried out for her school's cheerleading team & made it! We are so proud of her!! She also just received awards for Honor Roll all year, recognition in the A Club & she received an award called the "Stellar Senator" that is given to those 6th graders who exhibit compassion, respect, attitude, outstanding effort & responsibility. It is the highest accolade they can receive & they have to be nominated for the award by at least 4 of their teachers. To say we were proud is quite an understatement! She rocked her first year of middle school!!
   
Here is my next card
 
 
I again used paper scraps for this one. The star sequins & small paper stars are from Pretty Little Studios. 
 
This card was made for my son. He also got honor roll all year & had perfect attendance. He is trying out for All-Stars this weekend! His 2nd grade year has been pretty awesome too!!
 
Thanks for stopping by tonight.
Stay crafty!
~Stephanie