Thursday, April 16, 2015

Nellie-SOUS Sketch

Hi y'all! Happy Thursday!! I'm popping in today amidst the busyness to share my layout using the April 10th sketch from Stuck On U Sketches. This wonderful sketch was created by the talented Nanne. Here is a look at the sketch
 
Don't you love it! All the layers & fun elements are amazing! Here is what I created:
 
I started with a sheet of white cardstock then added papers from Basic Grey's Capture collection. I also mixed in some paper from Simple Stories I Am collection. I cut a piece of patterned paper to 8x8 & then started adding layers on top of that.
 
The tags behind the speech bubble paper (from BG) at the top of the page were used to record all the nicknames we have for our dog, Nellie. The label sticker is from BG & my alphas used to spell her name are from American Crafts. The smaller alpha stickers are from Tim Holtz.
   

The "I am" stickers are from Simple Stories. I can not get enough of this collection! I placed them on top of a pink doily with a few star stickers. All products were purchased at the My Scraps & More store.    

I love the soft pastel colors here. This photo is of our sweet dog who was only 6 months old at the time. She is now 5 & is quite the moose!

 
I hope you have found some inspiration here and that you can find the chance to play along!! Link up here if you play along so we can see your creations!
 
Thanks for visiting!
~Stephanie

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Better Late Than Never?!

Hey y'all! Sorry I have been MIA around here. It has been a hectic & busy few weeks with Easter (we had the family dinner & egg hunt at our house), Spring break (we traveled  to the beach for two days) & other things that are going on that have kept me away from my blog!
I want to share here the latest sketch from My Scraps & More Sketches, #103: 



I love the slanted design here! Audrey always creates such great sketches!!
Here is what I created:
 
Everything here is from Simple Stories "I Am" collection & was purchased in the My Scraps & More store. 
 
 
I used a few layers & placed some white tissue paper under my photo for more dimension. The journal cards in this collection are to die for!!

 
I always love feathers & use them any chance I get.

 
Some wood veneer embellishments add more dimension. I love that picture of my sweet-faced little boy having a blast at our local park!


                                 I added pop dots to some of the stickers for more interest.

 
We hope you get the chance to play along with this awesome sketch! Here is a look at this month's prize
April Prize!
 
Link up here for your chance to win!!
 
Thanks for visiting y'all! Have a great Sunday! (We are going to enjoy every last minute before the kids head back to school tomorrow!)
xo~Stephanie  
 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

You Make Me Smile

Hi friends!! Happy Thursday!
I'm sharing my latest layout using the March 27th sketch from Stuck On U Sketches. This awesome sketch was created by Leah & I had a blast creating with it!! Here is a picture of the sketch
   
And here is my layout
 
I used papers from the Saturday Morning collection by October Afternoon. These went well with the picture of my daughter on a summer trip to Great Wolf Lodge, one of her then favorite destinations!
 
 
I layered some white tissue paper under my photo and added some die cuts that coordinated well. The "My fave" die cut is also from OA, all others are from Fancy Pants.
 
 
I used the tag layered under the papers to write a quick couple of sentences for my journaling. I added a brad from the Saturday Morning collection to the end.
 

 
Thanks for stopping by today! We hope you get the chance to join us in creating with this fun sketch! If you do, be sure to link up. We love seeing your creations!!
Have a great Thursday, y'all!  

Saturday, March 21, 2015

No. 1- A Card

Happy Saturday y'all! Hope the weather is good where you are today. It's absolutely perfect here! Sunny & 60*!! Unfortunately it rained mot of the day yesterday so Ty's first baseball game that was scheduled for today was canceled. Bummer!
Leah had her last gymnastics meet on Thursday. She had a great experience & loved being on the team. We were super proud of her for taking the risk of trying out & then making the team! I made her this card using a friend's Silhouette Cameo (I seriously need my own now)!

 
My alphas are AC Thickers & the flair button is from The Crafty Pickle. It's from their "Watercolor Hearts" set.
 
I used the circles & diamond shapes that were cut out of the light grey cardstock to adorn my envelope.
 
 
My birthday  is next month & I know what I'll be asking for!!
Have a fabulous weekend!
~Stephanie
 
 
  

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hi There-MSAM & Basic Grey

Happy Friday friends!!
Today is reveal day at Mt Scraps & More Sketches. The newest sketch, #102, was designed by guest designer, Ashley Horton! She is super talented & her sketch is oh-so-fun! Take a look:

 
Love the circles here! This is what I created:
 
 
I used Basic Grey's Remember When paper & circle stickers from their Capture collection. 
 
 
I love the colors & the polka dots on this paper but wanted to tone it down a bit, so I added some white paint before layering my photo & stickers.
 
 
The fringe trim under my photo is from Studio calico.

 
My alphas are from AC Thickers.

 
Make sure to visit the MSAMS blog to see all the fabulous creations from the designers! Also, if you link up by March 31, you could win a great prize!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
~Stephanie
 
 
 
   

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Good Times-SOUS Sketch

Hey y'all! Hope this Thursday finds you well (& ready for the weekend)! I know I am ready to relax this weekend & do nothing (aside from attend Ty's first baseball game-weather permitting-& Leah's end of the season gymnastics lunch)!! I am wiped out from the last few weeks & want to hang low, enjoy time together & maybe watch some movies.

Today I am sharing my layout using the latest sketch over at Stuck On U Sketches . This fun & funky sketch was created by the fabulous Leah!  



Here is what I created:

 
I used the same placement for my photo & papers as the sketch. Everything shifted to the right side of the page & I love the look! I started with a spattering of gold mist on the white cardstock.
 
 
I grabbed my Notes & Things  6x6 paper pad from Crate Paper & layered a few pieces under my photo. I decided to place a heart shaped doily under my picture to replicate the heart from the sketch.
 
 
The camera is also from Crate Paper, the Close Knit collection, as is the dimensional heart.
 
 
The feathers are from Studio Calico and the "love this" arrow is also from Crate Paper.
 
We hope you find the time to play along with this fun sketch! Link up here if  you do. We love seeing your creations!
Thanks for stopping by today!!   
 Stay crafty xo
~Stephanie

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Use It Up Tuesday-Bella Blvd.

Hey y'all!
It's Tuesday again & I am sorry I have been so absent around here. We have been busy! We hosted a 40th surprise party for a friend over the weekend & that kept us running around. Ty started baseball & Leah is continuing with gymnastics. Her last meet is tomorrow evening. She said she'll be sad when it ends! It has been a great experience for her!!

Two weeks ago, my husband & I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary! Wow-talk about time flying....  I made these two cards & used a lot of Bella Blvd products from my stash.
 



 
Simple, but that's the kind of man he is.
 
That's it for me tonight. I am in dire need of some good sleep!
Stay crafty, friends!! 
~Stephanie