Monday, January 20, 2014

Pinecone Pizazz {PGCB #48}

Challenge #48 Pinecone Pizzazz

Good morning!  Our challenge at Paper Girls Challenge Blog is to use pinecones somewhere, somehow on your card, layout or other project.  There is quite the variety of projects on our main blog page - so go check them out.  Don't forget, we give away prizes there, too!!!  

For Challenge #48 Pinecone Pizzazz, I created a layout of the kids with these amazingly huge pinecones.  We were tent camping in Idyllwild, CA and went hiking on several different trails.  The kids were amazed at how large these pinecones were - the pinecones are so heavy that they are nick-named "Widow Makers".

Have a scrappy-happy Monday - and don't forget to enter the challenge!

Adore {Nuts About Sketches}

Happy Monday Morning!!

This week’s sketch from Nuts About Sketches is AWESOME!!  Using an 8 x 10" photo and a few embellishments makes for an astounding layout (if I do say so myself).

Very rarely do I get a photo of my honey AND me!

Here's sketch #301:
I decided to rotate the sketch and I really didn't want to put a title on it -or journal just yet - sometimes I need a while to study the photo before I really have the right words.

Have a scrappy happy Monday!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Side Out {S.W.A.T #24}

Happy Saturday!  At SWAT, we have a great new challenge for you - use the sketch provided from Page Maps and add buttons.  Be sure to link up your take the on the challenge ... here’s what I did with the sketch:

Materials used:  Adrianne Looman's "Plum Seed" from Webster's Pages

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January Card Sketch {Practical Scrappers}

This month at Practical Scrappers, we have two sketches for you to "do your thing" with!  I had a great time with the second sketch because after having a garage sale, I found my doilies!!!

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

Have a scrappy-happy day!!!

Scrappin Our Stash Blog Hop Winner!!

Good morning - Hope you had fun this weekend on the blog hop!

The randomly selected winner for my blog is:

"Nice layout. I am a new follower - Yvonne"

Yvonne, please email me at scrappin {@} q {dot} com and I will mail out your prize package!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Band - Day and Night {Nuts About Sketches}

Happy Monday Morning!!

This week’s sketch from Nuts About Sketches is a two-pager.  I don’t remember the last time I worked on a two-pager - but this one was truly fun.  The great thing about a two page layout is that you can load up several photos for a beautiful look.

These photos were taken between July, which was the beginning of the marching band season, and November, which was the conclusion of the season.

Here’s the sketch:

Here’s the layout:

Have a scrappy-happy day!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Scrappin Our Stash Blog Hop {Practical Scrappers}

Practical Scrappers - Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

where we are Scrapping our Stash.

CHA is this weekend and that means the industry is putting out all kinds of fabulous new product.  So what better time to kick off our new monthly series of Scrapping our Stash!  A special shout out to the sponsor of today's hop: Kiwi Lane Designs!

I used KLD templates on this layout of my best friend and husband!!! I also used Authentique and several gears from Creative Embellishments.  Have fun hopping and be sure to leave a comment - I have some blog candy to give away!!!

Lissa Mitchell (previous stop)
Deborah Johnson  (you are here!)
Jessica Arrant (next stop)

Now, how to get in on that prize! You can do any or all of the following for up to three entries! 

1) Become a follower here

2) Become a fan on our facebook page

3) Become a fan on the Kiwi Lane facebook page and make sure to tell them we sent ya!

Leave us a comment so that we know what you did!  Entries will close at 11:59 PM EST on Monday night!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Wishful Thinking {PGCB}

Challenge #47 - Wishful Thinking (a start for 2014)

Happy New Year!!!  
Hi Everyone - Deborah here for PGCB in our first challenge of 2014.  I gotta tell you that the Paper Girls are back at it!  They are busy creating amazing artwork while working on a theme.  This challenge is asking you to think about "Wishful Thinking".  That's it!  Your challenge is to interpret our theme of "Wishful Thinking".  Is it a resolution?  Is it a goal you have for the next month or so?  Is it just a bit of daydreaming for you?  Check out what our designers have been wishfully thinking about as we start this new year and enter to win a prize!

Materials:  Creative Embellishments, Kiwi Lane Designs templates, from Wester's Pages - Adrienne Looman's "Plant the Seeds"