Friday, March 16, 2018

Arriving in London

I've spent several days this week scrapping pictures from our family vacation to London and Amsterdam back in 2006.   This layout I put together with the Scrapbook Bingo challenge at

These are pictures I took on our trip from airport to the hotel, tram, train and walking.  I have two pictures of me, which is always part of the challenge,  top left and my back in bottom right.
Then I went with the middle row across the Scrap Bingo card.   I have  six buttons as my embellishments and then washi tap,  two strips of this awesome travel style washi tape I had in my stash.

Here is the link to  "CHALLENGE YOURSELF"   and the Scrap Bingo card.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Explore London

I checked out the new March 15th sketch at "LET'S SKETCH" this morning and this has pretty much been my project for the day working on this double page layout.  

One of my goals this year was to go back to old vacation albums and see what pictures I hadn't scrapped and fill in the album.   So that means I also get to enter this double page layout at
"THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE"  This trip was back in 2006 and a good year before I started scrapping so a lot of the pages I did early on and I totally had no idea what I was doing, so it has been fun going back and filling in these pages.    So this double page let me really incorporate a lot of different pictures I took during a couple of days of walking around London.

Here is the link to  "LET'S SKETCH"  challenge and the sketch.

Here is the link and info for  "THE PAPERS GIRL CHALLENGE"

Challenge #147 - Travel/ Vacation Fun

Karrie here in the midst of a crazy winter with blizzards, rainstorms, ice buildup and mud puddles!  Dreaming of getting away from it all again, I have chosen this fortnight's theme of 
 "Travel / Vacation fun"
So whether you've gone on vacation or had a staycation or enjoy making 
Bon Voyage cards, we want to see it!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

O.M.G. Food

I made this layout for the Scrappy Friends double challenge.   First I used the sketch for March at
I had to rotate it to work the horizontal pictures I wanted to use.    Then I used the March 'This Month
in History' challenge at  " GRAND DIVA'S CREATIVE CORNER"   The part I used was Fact #2 that  Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone and the challenge was to use SMS language in your title or on your patterned paper.   I have O.M.G. for part of my title

Here are the links and more details.....

For this challenge, you will need to create a new layout inspired by this sketch AND use graph paper on your layout. 

 Select one of the history facts below, create a layout and include the challenge requirement
listed below the fact that you select.

Fact #1~ March 2, 1962 ~ Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scores 100 points in a basketball game.

Create a layout and you must include a circle and use the number 100 in your title.

Fact #2 ~ March 7, 1876 ~ Alexander Graham Bell patents the Telephone. 

Create a layout and you must add SMS language as part of your title, an embellishment or use patterned paper printed with SMS language.
Example of SMS language: 2DAY, LOL, BFF

Fact #3 ~ March 12, 1888 ~ The Great Blizzard of '88 struck the northeastern U.S.
The storm lasted 36 hours with snowfall totaling over 40 inches in New York City.

Create a layout based on one of the four seasons and you 
must include the color, AND...the item listed with that season:
Winter: The color BLUE and SNOWFLAKE embellishments and/or patterned paper
Spring: The color GREEN and a RAINBOW embellishment and/or patterned paper
Summer: The color RED and a SUN embellishment and/or patterned paper.
Fall: The color ORANGE and LEAF embellishments and/or patterned paper.

Fact #4 ~ March 17th ~ It's Saint Patricks Day!!! On this day everyone is a little bit Irish!

Create a St Patrick's Day themed layout 
any other themed layout but you must include
the following colors: 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Another Easter Card

I've had fun today using my embossing folders again and stamping images and sentiments.   I didn't make any cards last month so with both St. Patricks Day this month and Easter on the first I've been busy with cards.

For this card I am entering it at  "TRY STAMPIN' ON TUESDAY"   for their  March technique challenge, which is embossing.   I used dry embossing.   Above is the link to the challenge and
here are more details.

March Technique Challenge 

This month Chris is featuring both dry and heat embossing. She has put together a great PDF Tutorial on how to do it, different features, and how to make her cards. So please check it out. There are lots of ways to join in the technique challenge this month. You can even use your score board to emboss lines on your paper. We cant wait to see how you like to emboss!

Easter Card

I made this Easter card today.   I will be sending it to one of my Granddaughters.
I used the sketch challenge at  "TRY STAMPIN' ON TUESDAY"   I also used the optional theme of Green,  then added the March technique challenge  of embossing.   I used one embossing folder on the green patterned background paper and another one on the tan square where I added the Easter Basket sticker.

Here is the link to "TRY STAMPIN' ON TUESDAY" and the sketch that I used.

Today has been all about making Easter cards.    I will be entering this one into two different challenges.     First is card sketch  for week #504 at  "SKETCH SATURDAY"
Here is the sketch.

Then the 2nd challenge I'll enter is at  "AUD SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE BLOG"
Here is the information on that challenge.

#198 Anything Goes + A Sentiment

 Welcome to Challenge #198

The theme for this challenge is Anything Goes + A Sentiment

You can make any type of project you want for this challenge such as a card, tag, scrapbook layout, altered item, pocket letter, box, etc.  Just make sure you follow the theme and include a sentiment.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sympathy Card

One card I don't keep in my stash is Sympathy cards because I hope I never need them.   But a week ago a friend from my old neighborhood lost her husband.    We didn't do a lot together but were together on our Home Association board, in fact she was the one that first recruited me to join the board.    Even though I moved from this town last fall I still wanted to get a card out to her and let her know she was in my thoughts.

I used the card sketch #117 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  to make this card.     It worked perfectly for this sketch.

Here is the sketch and link to all the challenges at   "SKETCH N SCRAP"  this month.   Check them out, 2 layouts and 2 card sketches per month are here to use.