Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April's Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom!

Today's my day to share my final layout using the April Flavor's of the Month kit!  Today I am using the Echo Park Imagine That mini kit included the bigger Flavor's of the Month kit!  Here is the entire kit:
 Here is the Echo Park Imagine That mini kit, so cute!

Here is the double page layout I created with the kit:
 Supplies Used:  Cardstock: kraft- from the kit, white, blue & lime- Stampin' Up- from my stash; Patterned Paper: Echo Park Imagine That- from the kit; ephemera: Echo Park Imagine That- from the kit; twine: Maya Road- from the kit; enamel dots: Echo Park (blue)- from the kit & My Mind's Eye orange and navy - from my stash; letter stickers: American Crafts Thickers (blue) & Jillibean Soup (small black)- from my stash; punches: Stampin' Up (star)- from my stash; chipboard letters: Echo Park Imagine That- embellishment kit

I loved these pictures of my nephew playing at the park, the colors were perfect for such sweet boy pictures!  This line is super fun and I know you will enjoy working with it as much as I did! I used the word "IMAGINE" from the chipboard accents included in the embellishment kit but you could easily just add the word using letter stickers from your stash, but I really love these colorful chipboard alphas, so perfect for my long title!!  Here is the fun embellishment kit I used:

I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have done with this fun kit from The ScrapRoom, I believe there are some kits left so go check out all the fun goodies available at the ScrapRoom store!  Happy creating!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Pink Fresh Let your Heart Decide- April Flavors of the Month kit

I had so much fun with the April Flavors of the Month kit!!  Can you believe I have never used a paper line by Pink Fresh????!!  Me either!  I can't believe I waited this long! The Let Your Heart Decide line is spectacular! 
Here is the April Flavors of the Month kit:
And here is the Pink Fresh Let Your Heart Decide mini kit:
Isn't it gorgeous???  Here is my layout using this kit:
Supplies Used: Card stock- white- from the kit; Patterned Paper: Pink Fresh Let your Heart Decide- from the kit; ephemera: Pink Fresh Let Your Heart Decide- from the kit; frame: Pink Fresh Let Your Heart Decide- from the kit; title- American Crafts Thickers- from my stash; wood veneers: Pink Fresh- from the embellishment kit
My good friend LOVES hummingbirds, so when I saw this sweet little hummingbird in my kit I knew I had to use this picture of her and her sweet daughter!  I loved the frame included in the kit as well but I always have a hard time using them, so I decided to treat it as a second picture, but because I didn't have second picture to frame I cut apart one of the many quote boxes which is one of the papers that comes in the kit and framed it!! I love the way it turned out!  These quote boxes are just to cute!!  Make sure and hop on over to the ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members did with this kit, there are some SUPER cute layouts using it!!  I also used the amazing embellishment kit on my layout - the wood veneer shapes included in this kit are awesome!

You can find the embellishment kit HERE at the ScrapRoom store!  I hope you will enjoy using this kit as much as I did!  Happy creating friends!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

AC Shimelle Box of Crayons- April Flavors of the Month kit

Time for another layout using the ScrapRoom April Flavors of the Month kit!
Here is the kit:
Here is the mini kit featuring American Crafts Shimelle Box of Crayons paper line:

Here is my layout using this super fun and bright line
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Shimelle Box of Crayons- from the kit; card stock: black & white - from my stash; ephemera: Shimelle box of Crayons - from the kit; letter stickers: pink small stickers-from the kit; black & white letters & small black letters- from my stash; shaker (toucan)- Shimelle Box of Crayons- from the kit; stickers (lizard & crayons): Shimelle Box of Crayons- embellishment kit; dies: circle & scallop circle- from my stash
I had so much fun with this kit!! I went outside of my comfort zone and did a really fun long title with my pictures offset and not as linear as I usually do!  I figured a line this fun and crazy called for it! I knew right away the title I wanted to use and the pictures I wanted to use!! I love these pictures of my son and my BFF's son from way back in 2009 at one of our many trips to the waterpark!  They were horsing around and being silly when they didn't know we were looking....giving in to tween boy humor as boys love to do at that age! I just love the expressions on their faces, captures both their personalities so well!! This line is just perfect for any type of pictures and I just love the bright colors and funky ephemera that goes with this line! I did use the embellishment kit as well, here is that kit:
I hope you will enjoy this kit as much as I did!! Make sure and head over to the ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members created using this fun kit!  Happy creating friends!

Monday, April 2, 2018

April Flavor of the Month kit~ SS I Am

Time to reveal another amazing kit from The ScrapRoom!!  I know I say this every month but this one is filled with such amazing goodness I just loved it!!
Here is the kit:
Today I am sharing my layout using the Simple Stories I Am part of the kit.
Here is the mini kit:
Of course I haven't found a Simple Stories line I don't care for yet but this one is my ALL TIME favorite!!! The patterns and colors are just beautiful!  I used this month's Jump start sketch to complete my layout.  Here is this awesome sketch by Brenda Ragsdale:

Here is my layout using the sketch:
Supplies Used: card stock: Vanilla- from the kit & Black- from my stash ; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories I Am- from the kit; die cuts: Simple Stories I Am- from the kit; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye- from my stash; chipboard pieces (heart & quotes): Simple Stories I Am- from the embellishment kit
I had so much fun using this sketch and this kit to document these fun pictures of me and my son way back from 2003 at Easter!  I made my own tags using the floral and striped papers and then using my circle punches and black cardstock from my stash I made hole reinforcers for the tags instead of using twine or ribbon.  I also used black cardstock from my stash to back a few of the pattern paper layers to have them "pop" more.  I love the way this layout turned out and when using this this fun sketch that I stuck pretty close to it was super fast and easy to create!  Make sure and hop over to the ScrapRoom blog to check out what the other DT members did with the kit and don't forget to play along with the April Jump Start sketch challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to the ScrapRoom store! You can link up your entries HERE.  If you are interested in the Flavors of the Month kit or the embellishment kit you can purchase either of them from the ScrapRoom store HERE!  Here is the amazing embellishment kit for April- I just loved it!!
Happy creating friends!  I can't wait to see what you create with this fun kit!!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Sketch N Scrap's Lucky Charms Crop!

March is winding down and our Lucky Charms Crop is winding down as well!  There is still ONE more day to play along!  The crop ends tomorrow!  I had a bit of free time today and decided to play along with Challenge #4 in Sketch N Scrap's Lucky Charms Crop!  The challenge is to create a card based on card sketch #94.  Here is the sketch:

Here is my card using the sketch:
Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up- Whisper White & Basic Black; Pattern Paper: CTMH (Blue), Stampin' Up (gold) & Elle's Studio (stripe); Sticker: Faith Paper Shop (quote); hearts: KI Memories

This card was easy peasy to make but it makes a BIG impact don't you think?  I used up 3 old scrap pieces from my scraps bag too!  I love how these patterned papers are from 3 different manufacturers but go so well together and with this sticker!  I found the BEST little sticker shop!!  I met a wonderfully amazing lady while Glamping last month and she runs an adorable sticker shop called Faith Paper Shop!  Check it out, Donna has fast shipping and adorable quality stickers that are gorgeous!   I know you won't be disappointed!! I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month, if not we will be revealing a new sketch on April 1st!  Happy creating friends!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #118

This month is flying by!  Heck, the whole year is flying by!! We have our last sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap and it's a simple but useful sketch created by yours truly!  Here is the sketch:
And here is my card created using the sketch:

Supplies Used: card base: CTMH; Cardstock: CTMH; Patterned Paper: CTMH Chelsea's Garden; Ink: CTMH charcoal & Glacier; Stamp set: CTMH Chelsea's Garden (butterflies) & Sunny Thoughts (sentiment); die: scallop border & Chelsea's Garden (butterflies)
I just love this stamp set and paper pack from Close to My Heart! The colors just scream Spring don't you think?  I am trying to work on my coloring skills and found that if I start out practicing on smaller things I can get a better look right now, so this sketch was perfect for that and since I made 4 of these cards I got in some much needed practice!  Coloring sounds so easy and looks easy but heck, there is more to it then meets the eye!  This line is soon to be retiring from the current Close to my Heart Seasonal Expressions catalog but you have until the end of April to order it then it's gone! To order you can visit my website: CREATED BY LISA  This sketch is pretty straightforward and simple but I think it is one I will use over and over again!  Remember you have until March 31st at 9:55 pm CST to play along for a chance to win our amazing prize this month! Happy creating, I can't wait to see what you create!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Let's go Glamping!

A few weeks ago I was so blessed to be able to share an amazing weekend with a wonderful group of ladies!  My BFF and I went GLAMPING!!  So you have never glamped before?  Well, you are missing out! We stayed at a unique and amazing venue called the Lone Star Glamp Inn...here are some pictures of this unique and amazing place:
 Scout- the party girl
 Nora- Blue Eyes
 Debra's Vintage Rose
 Punkie's Place
 The Outlaw
 The Hen House
 Peekabo Pinkie
 The view looking down towards our glamper the Lazy Daisy
Our glamper The Lazy Daisy!
This place is spectacular and words cannot adequately describe it's vintage vibe, unique feel and just plain coziness!  You have to see it in person to believe it!  They have not only glampers (vintage campers) but also they have these adorable wigwams (teepees)!  It was a random drawing when we arrived to see what glamper or wigwam we would get and we were super thrilled to get the Lazy Daisy!!! Here we are in our new home away from home

Here is a peek at the inside:
 As you can see it is nice and COZY!!

Here we are enjoying the outside of our glamper, relaxing on a beautiful indoor evening!

Besides great food, making new friends and relaxing and unwinding we enjoyed an amazing faithful weekend learning and being inspired by a beautiful faith filled sister in Christ.....THE RESET GIRL,  Cori Spieker!!  I had met Cori in person once prior to this event and I loved her sweet soul and I could tell she loved the Lord from the minute I met her, but it was beyond amazing to spend a WHOLE WEEKEND with her! She inspired me to grow in my faith and not only was my soul fed by her sharing her crafting talent with us but I was also blessed to hear her encouraging message to us and see her work her crafty magic in person!  It truly was inspiring! I am not lying when I say it was  faithful food for my tired/hungry soul! Here we are with Cori in front of the Lazy Daisy:
And here I am with Cori and my commonplace notebook I made.
This event was put on by Crafty Destinations and while I did not get my picture taken with Paula the owner and operator of Crafty Destinations and head Glamper Girl I cannot say enough about her servant's heart!  You must attend one of her events, you won't be sorry!!  Next time I will get my picture taken with this sweet lady!! For those of you who are wondering what is a faithful girl retreat...well it's hard to describe but it's a bunch of Jesus loving ladies who love to get crafty!  We shared encouragement, crafty supplies, crafty techniques and so much more! In the 2 classes we learned how to make dividers and subdividers for our planners, we made a commonplace notebook and learned how to use the awesome faith planner inserts we got as part of our class kit!  To learn more about Cori's faithful girl workshops go HERE.  You can see the faithful girl planner inserts HERE.  I will share my commonplace book and my planner soon! I feel so blessed to have been able to take part in such an inspirational weekend as this and plan to go glamping again soon!  I met some amazing ladies who continue to inspire me with their creativity and love of the Lord! Happy crafting and if your a planner girl stay tuned for more planner stuff!!