07 February 2016


We hope you enjoyed our projects with the new Valentine's Day digis this week!  Our new challenge at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog is Valentine cards!  Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish, and the prize is three images of the winner's choice from the Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More Store.

The Design Team members were provided with an image from the Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More Store for our projects.  I used a combination of some of the new Valentine's Day digis in my project:  "My Valentine Boy Bear," "My Valentine Girl Bear," and "Bunch of Balloons."

I used this sketch from the 52 Week Card Challenge Week #4 in the Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' Yahoo group:

 and came up with this finished product:

As you can see, I turned my card base horizontal but still used the sketch in its original format.

Challenges Entered
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' 52 Week Card Challenge Week #4
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' February Monthly Card Challenge--Stitching (real or faux)

Supplies Used
~Bella Creationz White Frost sequins
~Colored pencils in black, brown, bubble gum, green, lemon yellow, navy blue, red, and taupe
~Roses of Red patterned paper
~The Rubber Cafe Scraphappy Sheer Glue
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' 52 Week Card Challenge Week #4 card sketch
~The {Stamps} of Life hearts2love sentiment
~Stickles in Christmas Red and Silver
~Timeless Twine in Cherry Red
~Versamark watermark stamp pad
~ZING! glitter finish embossing powder in Silver

We look forward to seeing your Valentine cards this week!  Be sure to get them linked up at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog before Saturday.  Good luck, and happy scrapping!

05 February 2016


My intent was to post my layouts for the LOAD 2016 challenge as I got them finished, so I have to apologize that I'm a couple of days late with this one!  The prompt for Day 3 was music.  My first thought IMMEDIATELY went to photos I had of a Jesuit church I visited in Lucerne, Switzerland.  I found this sketch at Let's Scrap:

and flipped the left side of the sketch to fit one of the monthly challenges in the Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' Yahoo group.  

This church is so much more beautiful than the pictures show!  I absolutely love the colors inside; I only wish I could have heard music coming out of the organ.  

Challenges Entered
~Let's Scrap February Sketch Challenge
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' February Layout Challenges--Bonus Topsy-Turvy

Supplies Used
~Cardstock from stash
~Let's Scrap February sketch

Thanks for stopping by!  

02 February 2016

World Travellers

Welcome back for LOAD2!  Today's prompt dealt with transportation, specifically planes.  I chose to use a picture of the student group I took to Europe in 2005.  This was the last group photo taken of us before we left Europe, as we wanted a group photo with our tour guide, so this was taken at the airport in Munich, Germany.

I used the sketch from the February Sketch Challenge in the Yahoo group Scrappin' 'n' Chattin'.

I had such a great time on this trip (Well, except for the trip to the emergency room in Paris.)!  It was wonderful to be able to travel with this wonderful group of young women and give them the opportunity to experience other countries and cultures they may never be able to see again.  

Challenges Entered
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' February Monthly Layout Challenges--Anything Goes #2
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' Monthly Sketch Challenge

Supplies Used
~Bo Bunny Detour Destination patterned paper
~Cardstock from stash
~Inkadinkado "World Traveller" rubber stamp
~Martha Stewart Arch Lattice edger punch
~Pop dots
~Sharpie in gold metallic (to add an 'S' on to the title!)
~Stampin' Up stampin' emboss powder--gold (First time I've ever used.  NEW FAVE!!!)
~Teresa Collins World Traveler 6x6 designer paper pad
~Versamark watermark stamp pad
~Washi tape from stash

Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to stop back by for LOAD3!

Mona Lisa

I decided to participate in the Layout a Day Challenge this year.  Two days into it, I am SO GLAD I did!!!  The theme of this year's challenge is "Around the World in 29 Days," so I've vowed that all of my layouts for this month will be travel related.  I really want to scrap photos of my international travels, so I should have PLENTY of topics, as I've been out of the country several times.

For LOAD1 (Layout a Day--Day 1), the prompt was Colors, specifically the colors of red, white, and blue for the flag from The Netherlands.  You could use the colors in the prompt, or you could take inspiration from the sample layout.  I chose to focus on the color of blue and to scrap a photo of the Mona Lisa.  I used the February single page sketch from Stick It Down to get started.

After trying out a couple of different things, I turned to my WONDERFUL husband for assistance!  He has great ideas and many times sees things I don't.  Thanks to his idea, my layout turned out like this:


My husband had the idea of creating a pyramid where the diamonds are on the sketch, since there is a crystal pyramid in the courtyard of The Louvre.  I didn't want to cover up the background paper, as I really love the images that are on it, so I cut squares from transparency sheets and placed them together like a pyramid.

Challenges Entered
~Layout a Day LOAD1
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' February Monthly Layout Challenges--Anything Goes #1
~Stick It Down February Single Page Sketch

Supplies Used
~Cardstock from stash
~Making Memories Passport chipboard alpha stickers
~The Paper Studio transparency sheets
~Ribbon from stash
~Wubie Prints France 2

I'll be posting my layout each day for LOAD, so be sure to stop by to what part of the world I'm going to showcase next!  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy scrapping, everyone!

01 February 2016


If you're looking for my post for Sketches in Thyme--Project Life Style, please click here!


There are new Valentine's Day digital stamps in The Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More Store, and today is Reveal Day!!!

The Design Team members were provided with some of the new images for our projects, and my image is "Heart with Tulips."

I created this lovely, VERY glittery Valentine card:

I used the current sketch at CAS(E) this sketch!

and will be entering this card in their current challenge.

Supplies Used
Stop by the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog to check out all of the Design Team projects and to see all of the new Valentine's Day digis!  Be sure to check out this week's challenge, too, at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and get them linked up  before Saturday.  Happy scrapping, everyone!

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style--Sketch #13

Welcome to February and a new sketch for Week 1 at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style!  The first sketch for February comes from the lovely Maven Shawn:

I used the sketch to make my title card for the Week 23 page in my 2014 album.  Unless I SERIOUSLY get busy, I think I am going to be working on my 2014 album FOREVER!!!

The photo printer in my craft room is still on the fritz, but I was able to get our downstairs printer working correctly with my computer in order to print the pics so I could show you a finished PL page!  Yay!!!

I matted my 4x6 photos, because once I trimmed the edges off the prints they were a little small for the sections.  I printed the center photos on 4x6 photo paper, too, then just trimmed them down to 3x4 for the center section.  I really like writing directly on the photos when I do PL pages.  I think it looks neat!

Supplies Used
~Becky Higgins Project Life Journaling Pen (I really love these pens for writing on photos!)
~Bella Creationz Clearly Beautiful sequins
~Gelly Roll Pen--white (I'd never used this pen on my photos before, but it worked quite well!)
~Me and My Big Ideas Chipboard Embellishments--Sassy Alphabets
~Washi tape (turquoise) from stash

We can't wait to see the PL cards you create with this new sketch!  Be sure to get your creation linked up at the Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style challenge blog before the end of the month.  Good luck, and happy scrapping!

31 January 2016


Tomorrow is the big Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More Store's Valentine's Day digis reveal!

Be sure to stop back by to see my card with one of the new digis!

In the meantime, this week's challenge at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog is to create winter cards with glitter!  Please be sure we can see the glitter on your card!  Our sponsor this week is Fred, She Said Designs, and the prize is a $10 voucher from the Fred, She Said Designs store.

The Design Team members were provided with an image from Fred, She Said Designs for our projects, and my chosen image is "Catchin' Flakes."  I decided to get a jump on Christmas cards for later this year, since I couldn't find any real winter-related sentiments in my sentiment stash.  Guess that means it's time to go shopping!

I used Sketch #217 from Sketch Saturday 

and will be entering my card there for their Week #397 Challenge.

Supplies Used
~Barbara Trombley's Art Glitter in Angel Dust
~Cardstock from stash
~Colored pencils in black, blue, brown, bubble gum, lemon yellow, light blue, magenta, mahogany, peach, and red
~Crafty Sprouts "Have a Cool Yule" sentiment
~Fred, She Said Designs "Catchin' Flakes" digital image
~Memento Dew Drop Ink in Nautical Blue
~Pop dots
~Recollections Adhesive Faux Pearls
~Sketch Saturday Sketch #217
~Stickles in Black Diamond, Christmas Red, and Crystal
~Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Faded Jeans

We look forward to seeing your glittery projects this week!  Be sure to get them linked up at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog before Saturday.  Good luck, and happy scrapping!