Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Gang's All Here ~SOUS Die Cut Challenge, In the Water~

The Gang's All Here!

 Hi guys! Happy Friday!
 Today marks our first Summer camping trip so I am on the road! Too excited! I need the beach! =)
Before I go I'd like to share a layout I created for today's new challenge at Stuck on U Sketches. Our current challenge...In The Water...the design team created the most awesome projects! Make sure you head over! 
 This idea came to me days and days before I actually got to sit and design. And then the design sat around until finally I had time to create...then cuts happened and another day to put this together! Geez! LOL! But I'm happy with the unique way it turned out... =)

We R Memory Keepers Down the Boardwalk
Paper Studio Beach House
DCWV everyday basics
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Store; shark fins, clouds and sun
Stormy Sky, Broken China and Faded Jeans
Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade, yellow =)
twine and gems
white gel pen

 Thanks for popping by!
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

I Love Dad ~Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon~

I Love Dad

 Well Summer is trucking along and this coming weekend we have our first camping trip planned! Super excited...but that may be because we have a new camper to take! Long story short, we had just bought a pop-up tent trailer and on the second time out something broke and we found out that there was a crack in the frame! Dangerous! So the company upgraded us big time! Back to a regular travel trailer! So we come! 
 As if that's not enough, yesterday we had a double birthday party for the June birthday's. My youngest son (turned 5) and my mom (5+) LOL! The party was great fun! And...more then anything. I had all my best girlfriends together, yup for the first time! That alone was enough to balloon my heart for a very long time!
 I'll try my best to come and share some photos but before that...let me share my card today for my Design Team day over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon. This was the card I made for my hubby this year. Cute, without being too cute! Right?

 I wanted to share how I did the floss banner. I started with drawing a line between the screw diver banner poles. I then used that as a guide to run a line of glue. I cut the ends to be hidden under the edges. I then tied a separate bow around the popped poles. That was much easier then tying the ends another way. I always try to do my bows on their own if I can! =)

DCWV The Guy Stack
American Crafts
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Cameo
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon store
White gel pen
Faded Jeans Distress Ink, Pumice Stone
embroidery floss
letter stickers Basic Grey
Thanks so much for visiting! xoxo!
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thar Be a Jolly Good Time ~SOUS June 20 Sketch~

Thar Be a Jolly Good Time!

 Hi friends! Today I am sharing a layout I created using a sketch that Nanne designed for us at Stuck on U Sketches. I swear to gosh, I did use the sketch! The placement of waves, the characters and the large circle ships wheel, all placed based off the sketch. Just saying this cause sometimes you look and can think...where on earth is the sketch in that??? And that sketch, gotta go check out SOUS and see it! Then judge me wether or not the sketch is anywhere in this layout! LOL!

 Well we have been having an awesome Summer so far! Today I head to the fair and see how my paper craft items did in judging! Exciting! And this weekend is the big party for my little guy who turned 5 this week. A double party for him and my momma =) So lots of fun ahead! 

 I love doing these "scene" type scrapbook pages and I had created this and was also working (and setting up doing cuts for both pages) on this page for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon so I wanted to do something different. That is why I went a little crazy with my paint drops. I actually really like it and find it very interesting (and again, something different!)

American Crafts
Die Cuts~
Silhoutte Store; Laura Wambach
pirate sea creatures
palm tree and ships wheel
clouds, seagulls
blue, green, grey and taupe splashes
black pen and goggly eyes

 Have an outstanding weekend everyone! I'll be back to tell you how the party went! =)
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pretty Cute Stamps Are HERE!

Pretty Cute Stamps

 I am so very excited to be sharing with you today that Lisa Norris, of Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon has announced and starting today are available to purchase, her own stamp line! Pretty Cute Stamps! Over the last few days since Lisa announced her stamp line was coming, over at the new Pretty Cute Stamps blog, she has been sharing some sneak peak's with some Design Team projects. So head over and check that out and make sure to follow the PCS blog! 

 Since the stamps are officially being shared today I get to share the set I used for this card! Cute, right! 

 Crazy as I may be, I knew I really wanted to do some paper piecing on the surfboards. Believe it or not, they really were not that difficult to cut apart! Also have it embossed made cutting the edges a little easier and more forgiving when paper piecing. 

 I am telling you, this card is so darn beachy! LOL! Makes me excited for brightly colored towels on the sand…we are practically living at the beach this Summer and can't wait!

Basic Grey Faction and Fiction 6x6
Echo Park
Papertrey Ink kraft
Pretty Cute Stamps, Surf's Up
black and white embossing powder
Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
hemp twine
blue gems

 Hope you all love the stamps as much as we already love Lisa's die cuts and graphics! She's the best and hope her much success with her stamps too! 
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon Vacation Blog Hop

Are We There Yet?

 So from the first day I started on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon Design Team I had been waiting to make a page using Mr. Big Foot. My oldest always being a big Sasquatch fan (yes, he watches and believes the shows! LOL) I knew I'd need to make a page for him. So these photos were from last year's Yosemite trip.

 Today is a hop day for PPPR, our theme...vacation! I am crazy in love with the new Are We There Yet? Cutting File, I can't wait to play more with it too! This is my current favorite layout so hope you all enjoy it!

 You should be visiting from Kathy's blog, but in case you need to start from the start (LOL) you can head here.

 For a chance to win $15 credit to the PPPR store, please become a follower and comment on EACH blog. For an extra chance to win...please "like" us on FB and/or sign up for the PPPR newsletter! A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, June 17. For anther chance to get some cash for the shop, please see below and join our monthly challenge. 

 Now onto the layout...

 (the tiny bird cuts were leftover from another project, not PPPR but I didn't want to waste them or have to think I could hold onto them without loosing them!)

 Now I did do some light inking on the edges of a few things but decided to do something different and played with my Spectrum Noir markers on things like the mountains, sun and clouds. Easiest to spot are the mountains below. And yes...I gave Mr. Big Foot rosy cheeks (it was a long walk!)

 Can you tell the little bits of stamping on the suitcases and tags?

 Next hoppy stop...Melisa! Thanks for stopping in! 

American Crafts
Die Cuts~
Are We There Yet? (luggage)
Big Foot  (big foot, mountains and trees)
Forest Critters (mushrooms)
Rain or Shine (clouds)

 If you'd like to join our current Vacation challenge you can find more info here
1.  The theme of this challenge is create anything vacation themed. Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the FOCUS of the project.
2.  Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Vacation Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group (link this to
3.  You can enter as many different projects as you want for more chances to win.
4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, July 5 , 2014.
5.  One random winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

June 13 SOUS Die Cut Challenge~ Animals

 I stamped the inside...I love you, just the way you are. But forgot to photograph that! Darn!
 I'm sharing this fun little shaped card today for the new Die Cut Challenge for Stuck on U Sketches... we want to see your wild side by using ANY, Die Cut...ANIMAL! Grrrrrrr....or glub, glub as in my case =)
 This darling cut is my Miss Kate's Cuttables. Made only cuter by choosing some cool printed papers! For sure more interesting then having done this with all solids. Then again, you all know by now I am not much for non printed paper! =)

 I used a couple shades of green Stickles for the kelp and oh my gosh...insanely awesome in person! Can't wait to do that again! Use multiples colors, that is! This card is a stunner with all the glitter, I tell you!

Basic Grey
October Afternoon
Papertrey Ink card base
Walmart card stock
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Store, Miss Kate- Fish in Bowl
Stickles Diamond, 2 greens, blue, and orange. 
bakers twine
Distress Ink Broken China and Spiced Marmalade 

 We also have an awesome sponsor at SOUS this dear friend Regina from The Cutting Cafe! 

 Yesterday was the last day of school! It is OFFICIALLY Summer, people! Yahoo! Can't wait for all the activities and all the photos to scrap! It will be a busy scrappy Fall for me! =)
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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mr. Coffee June 9 ~PPPR Design Team~

Mr. Coffee
 Oh my gosh! Monday! This Monday is here...the LAST Monday of the school year! GULP! The next Monday school mooring means I'll have a 3rd grader, 4th grader AND a kindergartener! All 3 of my babies in school!

 W H A T!?!

 Crazy, time goes by crazy fast! It does! 

 So fast honestly that I barely have time to put together this post! But I will share pictures of these kinda cute, kinda quickie Father's Day cards for my daddy's in my life. Today is my Design Team post day for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon, so you'll find these photos shared there today (well on the blog). 
 Shoot! I cracked the glasses! LOL! I simply couldn't seem to get a good photo of the Glossy Accent liquid glue used as "glass" in the glasses. When I thought this was dry and had laid them under a book to flatten out a bit and when I pulled it off...I "broke" the glass. Too late to go backwards though so my father in law will still be getting this! =)
Autumn Leaves Fathers Day print
American Crafts
and Walmart cardstock
Papertrey Ink kraft card base
Die Cuts~
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon Store
Java Great Day Cutting File
Old Chap Cutting File
Glossy Accents
computer generated sentiment
Distress Ink Stone

 Have a great week everyone!!!!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

In The Trees ~SOUS June 6 Sketch~

In The Trees

 Oh my gosh!!!! ONE week left of school and my babies are out for the Summer!!!! Whoa!!!!
 I hope that means more scrapping then I could possibly handle =)
 Well today at Stuck on U Sketches we have a new sketch by our hostess, Nanne! Love the sketch girl! You'll have to head over there and check it out but before you do...hope you'll stay to enjoy my layout today! I created this layout a bit ago over my scrapbook retreat weekend on Mothers Day so I've been anxious to share! This layout was a blast to create!

Paper Studio Woodland Retreat
Basic Grey
Walmart card stock
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Store; fox, hedgehog, tree, 
orange circle background and label
Sizzix flourish
wood veneer
Distress Ink
 Sorry for the short post! But getting ready for a field trip to the zoo with second grade! Yay, more photo ops! Have a great weekend loves!
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