Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hot Dog, You Are a Great Dad! ~SOUS Die Cut Challenge~


Hot Dog, You Are a Great Dad!

 Hey all! This is a fun little card I made this year for Father's Day (made and then never gave anyone. LOL!) Funny, huh? 
 This funky card is made for Stuck on U Sketches newest Die Cut Challenge...Nifty Fifties!
 Fun challenge I think. I bit of a thinker for me to get an idea, and though this is a bit more retro then fifties exactly. But close enough? =)



Papers~
Sassafras Lass Me Likey
American Crafts cardstock
DieCuts~
Silhouette Store
Embellies~
Red Stickles
Echo Park letter stickers
brads

  Another quickly blog post for me! We've had some late nights swimming and I am spent! Plus a little family weekend away...how awesome is that going to be? Yay! Just excited for more pictures! There can never be enough! =)

 ~Leah

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hello Happy ~Artful Delightful June Scrapbook Kit~


Hello Happy

 Hey Hey! When I mentioned earlier about the variety of papers in the June scrapbook kit at Artful Delight...this set, this (IMO) country feelin' papers were so different then the others! I knew right away I needed to scrap more fair pictures from last year and these were perfect! Added in a few die cuts using all kit papers and have myself a good ol' country page! =) And the thick textured red rope, perfect too!



 Since you can see details better here...I added some stickers from a sheet included and the super cool wood and cork stick pins, which were a match to some of the cork element papers (that I used as photo mats). I love how it all comes together! I LOVE how the diecuts turned out with the pattern papers! Aren't the hay bales too fun!


 As I'm making this post up I am thinking about the great time we just had at the fair yesterday! So more photos to scrap! Woohoo!

 See ya...

 ~Leah

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Born To Ride ~SOUS Sketch Challenge~


Born To Ride

 Oh...I LOVE scrapbooking! I mean, serious love. Think about it when I go to bed at night and when I wake up in the morning. I love the smell of a stack of paper. The familiarity of a pair of scissors in my hand. The contentment of a page well made. The charm of a stack of embellishments or the gleam in my eye from a pack of bling...ah...happiness!

 So...happiness for you too friends! Another sketch at Stuck on U Sketches! Check it out! 

 And my creation...




Papers~
Echo Park A Boy's Life
print and cut Silhouette 
(using RGB codes for exact match for die cuts)
Embellies~
brads Paper Studio
bling

 Hope you are getting some crafty time as well...thanks for stopping in!

 ~Leah


Monday, June 17, 2013

Friends Forever


Friends Forever

 Oh my goodness! Stuck on U Sketches has made it to our 2nd Project Life Challenge...yay! 
 And I am super thrilled to share this fun layout that I created!
 I am really so far enjoying these challenges and trying something new. I know that I am not totally following a rigid styling for these but will, of course, keep to the main PL sizes! 

 I created all these cards using my Silhouette DE. Adding shapes and numbers where I needed them. And also creating a couple tags as well as the title of course! 




Papers~
white basic card stock
all prints Echo Park Walk in the Park
Embellies~
embroidery floss
puffy stickers
Diecuts~
Silhouette Store and DE

 Today is the first day of Summer...well, no the kids were out last Thursday. But today is the first day of what most of our Summer is going to be. Staying home..hanging out! I've had very little crafty time so I am looking forward to doing some of that, hopefully today! Which means that I will purposely be holding off on doing any house chores...though I'm almost out of room to keep our dirty laundry contained! Oh well! Sometimes fun comes first!
 Oh...I also got big time bit by the Summer reading bug and am just about to finish my 3rd book already! We hit up the library yesterday to join the Summer reading program for the kiddo's and I got a ton of books as well! Excited!
 I will also be making some time to blog hop...so see you soon friends!

 ~Leah

Friday, June 14, 2013

I Love Summer Wall Hanging ~SOUS DieCut Challenge~


I Love Summer

 This is easily one of my favorite projects! Easily! 
 The sad part is, I just don't think these photos do this any justice! Urgh!
 Well moving right along...this fun little end of school project is for the newest Die Cut Challenge at Stuck on U Sketches.

 Sun

 I made this sweet little wall hanging as a gift for my daughter's teacher. She is hand's down the most amazing teacher we have yet to have had (and I have indeed loved most the teachers so far!) but I just wanted to do something a bit more. I actually have to say that I may make another one to keep for myself! =)



Papers~
Basic Grey
Bazzill
and mostly all scraps!
Diecuts~
Silhouette Store
(crab and ball, circles, sun. title dafont.com)
Stickles~
too many colors to list!
Ribbon~
stash ribbon and Mrs Grossman's

 So awesome to get to share! See ya back soon...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Adoption ~Artful Delight June Scrapbook Kit~


Adoption

 Hi there! I'm sharing today another layout using the Artful Delights June scrapbook kit! Love this kit! Said it before but it's a very versatile set of papers and I love that! 
 My page today is a pretty special one. Telling, hand's down, part of my life's biggest story! Starting with the adoption of my sister Katie when I was 12 years old. Because that single choice of that young woman to have her baby adopted by a family, 23 years ago. That choice changed my life and put the desire into my heart and because of that...I adopted my first child, Scotti. The fitting part is that these two are really close and have always been. And funny part, is that their age difference is just a couple years more then mine and Katie's! In our family, we're just close, age differences having very little to do with anything! 
 I had a wonderful time layering up some hand cut pieces from the pattern papers and adding in bits here, lots of stickers and there are the included embellies! =)



 Well folks...the countdown has begun! 3 days left of school this year! =)
 Thanks for visiting and letting me share my story...our story! 

 ~Leah

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Trip ~SOUS June 7 Sketch~


Trip

 Hey all! Today is reveal day with another great sketch by your Stuck on U Sketches leader. Hostess this month is Sandi so that sketch is all hers! =)
 Do go by and take a look! The team did incredible things with this neat and fresh sketch!

 Things are busy busy here! We have an impromptu road trip tonight (I post Thursday nights since I'm west coast compared to SOUS going live at midnight on the east side...) anyways, going on a road trip to sign refi papers. There was some glitch so we've got to go sign in person and our loan guy is out of town. So...road trip! Picking up the kids from school, movies and snacks packed and off we go! School is out next week! WHOA! So lots going on the next week for us!




I'm so sorry but I'm so short on time that I'm not even going to get into supplies...sorry if you are just dying to know what I've used! hehe! But seriously...I gotta run! LOL! I can tell you that I did do some background stamping with a wonderful chicken wire background stamp by Papertrey Ink! Love that! The rest are embellies, old ones, from my stash!

 Ok sorry to write and run...LOL!

 ~Leah

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Be Fabulous Everyday ~Artful Delight June Scrapbook Kit~


Be Fabulous Everyday

 Hi all! New kit time at Artful Delight! Yay baby! June's kit is AH-mazing! I seriously love it to pieces, mainly because the papers included all, of course go well together but also because they do have some different vibes going on so you can create extremely unique and different projects but using one kit! Fab!

 This page is something a bit more simple for me, but you know what...after laying it out, I loved it so much that I simply felt it was right just is and didn't need anything else thrown it (well I say that and did indeed pull out some pink ink and stamped that sweet little dandelion puff from the stamp set included!)

 Keep on looking around...I have the kits to share and June sketches to share after the layout pix! =) 




And, let me share with you ALL the goods you'll get! Here is both the scrapbook and card
kit along with our months sketches as well!

SCRAPBOOK KIT
 this kit will include

Simple Stories - 24/Seven Collection 12x12 sheets (1 each)
Take Note
Today
Good Stuff
Hello
Snapshots

Studio Calico - Snippets Collection 12x12 sheets (1 each)
Oh Snap
Me Oh My
Anywho

My Minds Eye - Collectable Collection 12x12 sheets (1 each)
Beautiful Grace
 Beautiful Delightful
Firsts New Paper
Firsts Fresh Paper

Coordinating Cardstock Bazzill 12x12 sheets (2 each)
Rain
Beetle Black
Passionate
Yukon Gold
Avalanche

Embellishments - size and color may vary per kit
 2 - Maya Road - Kraft Camera Die Cuts 
1 sheet - Jillibean Soup Yellow Happy Wise Words - Cardstock Stickers
1 sheet - Simple Stories 24/Seven Collection - Expressions Cardstock Stickers
2 - Studio 112 Clips - Yellow Sun Clips
2 - Studio 112 Clips - Blue Heart Clips
3 - Simple Stories 24/Seven Collection - Sn@p! Cards
1- Teresa Collins stamp set - Summer Stories
9 - Maya Road Kraft Chipboard Numbers
2 - Queen & Co Pinwheel Stickers - Black
2 - Queen & Co Pinwheel Stickers - Lemon Drop
3 - K&Co Smash Flag Smash Clips
1 package - Canvas Corp Red Hemp Rope
2 - Little Yellow Bicycle Naturals Stick Pins - Cork Hearts
2- Little Yellow Bicycle Naturals Stick Pins - Wood Words
3 - Little Yellow Bicycle Naturals Burlap Circles

CARD KIT
 this kit will include

Simple Stories - 24/Seven Collection 6x6 sheets (2 each)
Take Note
Today
Good Stuff
Hello
Snapshots

Studio Calico - Snippets Collection 6x6 sheets (2 each)
Oh Snap
Me Oh My
Anywho

My Minds Eye - Collectable Collection 6x6 sheets (2 each)
Beautiful Grace
 Beautiful Delightful
Firsts New Paper
Firsts Fresh Paper

Coordinating Cardstock Bazzill Cardshoppe Cardstock 8 1/2x11 sheets (2 each)
Wax Lips
Banana Split
Marshmellow
Candy Necklace
Licorice

Embellishments - size and color may vary per kit
 2 - Maya Road - Kraft Camera Die Cuts 
1 sheet - Simple Stories 24/Seven Collection - Expressions Cardstock Stickers
2 - Studio 112 Clips - Yellow Sun Clips
2 - Studio 112 Clips - Blue Heart Clips
2 - Simple Stories 24/Seven Collection - Sn@p! Cards
1- Hero Arts stamp set - Typewriter Notes
9 - Maya Road Kraft Chipboard Numbers
1 - Queen & Co Pinwheel Stickers - Black
1 - Queen & Co Pinwheel Stickers - Lemon Drop
3 - K&Co Smash Flag Smash Clips
1 package - Canvas Corp Red Hemp Rope (not pictured)
2 - Little Yellow Bicyle Naturals Stick Pins - Cork Hearts
2- Little Yellow Bicycle Naturals Stick Pins - Wood Words
2 - Little Yellow Bicycle Naturals Burlap Circles
6 - Simple Stories 24/Seven Collection - Decorative Brads
And now for our new sketches for this months challenge.

JUNE Layout Sketch ASC #33


JUNE Card Sketch ASC #33
 


 Yes, I'm in love! Makes me excited for each month! =)
 Looking forward to seeing what you all create! See you back over at Artful Delight...

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pucker Up ~SOUS First Project Life Challenge!~


Pucker Up

 WHAT!!!!!!
 A new Stuck on U Sketches Challenge....AND new Design Team members! Wowza, what a combo!
We are thrilled to be sharing our very first Project Life Challenge with you all and with that some wonderful new friends to join our team! 
 So our first challenge is to use buttons. These can be diecut images, stamped, digi or whatever! A bit different from our strictly die cut challenges that are for die cuts ONLY that match our challenge. Ya know? But still fun, fun! 
 We know this will take some time to get the word out on these new challenges and hope that this will be a great inspiration for many of you!
 We know that this is true for our team as this is the first Project Life experience for many of us but we were all pretty darn excited for this new adventure! =)




Papers~
American Crafts card stock
DCWV Guys Stack and Hello Sunshine
Bo Bunny (orange square and orange dot)
Die Cuts~
Silhouette; fruits and arrows
dafont.com
Silhouette DE for word creation and 3x4 designs
Embellies~
buttons, twine, sticker, brads
Inks~
Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Broken China
Stamps~
Hero Arts cling stars

 Well I can't wait to share more with you!
 With these new challenges I'll be posting a bit more here...and every Tuesday about you can expect layouts featuring Artful Delight scrapbook kits...so see you there as well!