Friday, April 24, 2015

Happy Friday!!

Howdy Friends and Family!

I know that today is going to be a GREAT day!!!!

My daughter is in a production of  Mary Poppins, and tonight is opening night.  I just know she will be wonderful (as always) and we are all going to be in for a real treat.

Also, I am submitting some creations to Maya Road, to try for their design team.  I know you must think I am silly...always trying to get on a design team.  But scrapping really is my passion, and I have been told by some pretty wonderful people to NEVER GIVE UP!!  :o)

Here are a couple of my submissions.

Here is my honey.  He can surprise us and be silly too!!  I love him so much

Here is a card using Maya Road Chipboard.

Have a happy Friday and a creative Weekend!!!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Let's Get Sketchy

Howdy Friends and Family!

I had fun creating this weekend.  :o)

I worked on a layout to apply for a design team position on the blog, "Let's Get Sketchy".  They are a great blog that provides sketches for inspiration, especially when you are getting scrapper's block. :o) A scrappy friend of mine sent me their link, thinking I would enjoy being part of their team.
(  I would LOVE to be!)

Here is a link to their blog:

Here is their Design Team call:

Design Team Call

Hello everyone!

Lets Get Sketchy is looking to add 2-4 more members to our already fabulous Design Team.  The DT term will run from April 15 through July 15 and  could very well be extended after that time. You will be responsible for at least 2 layouts a month as well as commenting on entries each week.  I am only looking for dedicated members.  If you are interested and would like to be considered for a position then here is what you need to do:
Why apply for our team? 
  • To be inspired and to inspire others 
  • To be on the ground floor of an up and coming blog 
  • You will be a part of an amazing group of women and develop lifelong friendships with women from all over the world. 
  • Your work will be featured on Facebook and Pinterest. 
What is expected of our Design Team? 
  • You MUST be a follower of our blog
  • Complete 2 projects a month (you will be given challenges at least a month in advance). 
  • Comment on participants entries (THIS IS A MUST!).  Any team member not adhering to this rule will be promptly removed from the team so please make sure you can do this before applying. 
  • Commit to a 3 month term (Beginning  April 15th thru July 15th.) 
  • Keep an active blog that is updated frequently 
  • Post our challenge and your project on your blog on reveal day and link back to the LGS blog.
How to apply:
  • Leave a comment below indicating you would like to apply 
  • Add our link and DT call to your blog
  • Provide links to your blog and any online galleries. 
  • Create a layout from either of the the sketches below
  • Place our DT call on your blog to help get the word out.
  • You MUST have a Facebook account as we will have a private DT group on Facebook
Design Team Call Sketch

Anyone interested in applying please send your application to letsgetsketchy@gmail.comMake sure you put DT call in the subject line.

We are accepting applications through April 8th.  New design team members will be notified by April 9th.    This is an open call, what that means is, I have the right to close this call at any time if I feel all the positions have been filled.    The first reveal will be April 15th. . I know this is a short turn around however; the first challenge will be easy. I promise you!

No previous DT experience needed.

I can't wait to see what you come up with!  International members ARE welcome to apply!

I used the first sketch for my entry.  I enjoyed using the sketch very much.  

I used the new Marion Smith "Gypsy" line on this layout of my husband and myself on one of our dates.  Love the Vintage feel of this line.  I did some distressing and inking.  Love this sketch!

Wish me luck...and go take a look at the "Let's get Sketchy" Blog.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Friends and Family!!!

I hope everyone is having a super wonderful day.  :o)

I had a good week.  I was very surprised to find out I won a challenge with the layout I shared with you in the challenge with Paper Issues.  I was very excited about that, which only spurred me on to creating more!  Hooray!!  

Paper Issues has a "Sketchy Saturday" challenge, which was such a lot of fun to make.  Here is the copy of the sketch.  I would encourage everyone that can, take a look at their blog...they have some AMAZING layouts over there!

Here is my take on the sketch, which I am entering in the challenge.  This is a picture of when I went to see my son Justin, when he picked me up at the airport.  I was so happy to see him.  As soon as we get together it is like we have never been apart.  :o)
I used the  Kaisercraft "Bonjour" Collection.  I covered some chipboard, and did a little distressing.  VERY FUN!

They also had a bonus card sketch, which I did too!  I used scraps from the same collection.

Again, I encourage everyone to take a look at Paper Issues.  They have some great products, the crew is super encouraging, and everyone in general is just friendly and nice.

Happy Easter to one and all.