Sketches in Thyme - Open Challenge

***I didn't get thos posted before the deadline last night because blogger wasn't working. But I thought I would share it anyway!***

I liked the sketch that Tiffany used this week and since it's an open challenge at Sketches in Thyme this week, I decided to use it too!

Here's my layout...

I love these papers that I got while I was out at Archiver's last week! They are all from My Mind's Eye! Love it!

That piece of tape that says, "I really, really, really, really like this." is part of the new Smash book line from K & Company. So much fun to use! You will see it on a few other layouts I will be showing you soon!

I just love all of the polka dots on this page. So cute!

Sketchy Thursdays 6.23

I just loved this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch. Check out my take on it...

I used a scrapbook kit from Alphabet Soup and the little alphabet and number stickers came from Pink Paislee. So cute!

This layout is all about Noah's ultrasounds at 28 weeks. We are at 31 weeks now and I get an ultrasound every single week...YAY!! More pictures to scrapbook!

We are doing Noah's room with elephants. Don't you just love this elephant?!!

Isn't he such a cutie?!!!

Color Dare #107

This week our color combination at Color Dare is: Marina Mist, Certainly Celery and So Saffron. I did a very simple card this week and I just love it!

It might still need something added to it...not sure. What do you think? I think it would be great for a manly birthday card!

Supplies Used - Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Whisper White (All SU), DSP (My Mind's Eye), Stamp Set: Best Dad Ever (SU), Ink: Marina Mist, Embellishments: Ribbon (SU), Button (SU), Baker's Twine (SU)


Make it with Crumb Cake Monday + Sneak Peek!

Hey...look at this...another Make it with Crumb Cake Monday! Today I have a card for you that I used some of my NEW Stampin Up goodies to create!!

This card was made using a Crumb Cake card base. The other cardstock colors used are: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade (new in color), Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder (new in color)!

I also used the NEW Pennant Punch that punches both the scallop pennant and the straight edge pennant!

And the sentiment "you're the BEST!" comes from the new hostess stamp set "Perfect Words"!

You are going to love all of the new goodies in the catalog!!!

Supplies Used - Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder, Stamp Set: Perfect Words, Ink Colors: Wisteria Wonder, Embellishments: Early Espresso Baker's Twine (SU), Bitty Button (SU), Toothpick.


Color Dare #106

Every week the Color Dare just gets me because I have never thought of putting all these colors together! This week we are on Color Dare #106: Real Red, Peach Parfait and Pear Pizazz! Here's my card...

I started with a Real Red carstock (SU) base. Then I added in a few pieces of DSP (American Crafts) to match up with Peach Parfait and Pear Pizazz. The circle was punched using my 2-1/2" Circle Punch (SU).

I then added on this metal flower embellishment that I have been saving for a long time. I got it at Archiver's a while back in the $1.99 spot (which they don't have any more) and I don't remember who the maker of this cute flower is! The brad in the center is a retired Stampin Up brad, Real Red with white polka dots! So cute!

Then I used the NEW Stamp Set: Perfect Words (WM: #122470 $12 Hostess, CM: #124505 $9 Hostess). I love this set! You can see another card I made using a sentiment from this set here.

Hope you all like my card this week. Can't wait to see what you all create when you play with us!!! Just link up to the Color Dare #106 post before Tuesday of next week!


SIT #50

So I'm finally back to blogging because I actually created something! WOO HOO!

I saw this sketch from Sketches in Thyme and thought it would be perfect for a one picture layout! Here's what I created...

I used the Echo Park Little Boy line! This layout is all about me being 21 weeks pregnant with Noah! Tomorrow I will be 30 weeks...my how the time is flying by!!!

All of the papers on this layout came from the Echo Park kit. I added some Stampin Up satin ribbon and a random button tied with Stampin Up Baker's Twine!

Even those silver brads came from Stampin Up! :)

Supplies Used - Cardstock: Real Red (SU), DSP (Echo Park), Embellishments: Night of Navy Satin Ribbon (SU), White button (Unknown), Chocolate Chip Baker's Twine (SU) and silver brads (SU).


Color Dare #105

Hey There Loyal Followers! Sorry that I've been a bad blogger lately! Just taking a little break I suppose! But here is your card for Color Dare #105: Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizazz, Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand. I loved using this color combo and a NEW stamp set!

This card used the new Hostess Stamp Set: Perfect Words. I love the set and can't wait to show you a few more cards that I've made using it!

I am loving polka dots these days and I love how this stamp that states, "on a scale from one to ten YOU'RE AN 11" using a circle in it's design too!!

Hope to see a lot of you play with us this week at The Color Dare! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used - Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and Blushing Bride (all SU), DSP (American Crafts), Stamp Set: Perfect Words (SU Hostess), Ink: Pear Pizazz and Elegant Eggplant (SU), Ribbon: Pear Pizazz Seam Binding (SU), Linen Thread (SU), Glimmer Brads (SU)


Three Challenges in One!

Hey There...I have a new card for you. These supplies are new to me but not new to Stampin Up. The Playdate line is being retired and it is currently 40% off! So hurry and place your order! http://www.kimryden.stampinup.net/!

I made this card using the Playdate Quick Accents Sheet (#117172, $5.37) and the Playdate DSP (#117168, $5.97)! I guess I should mention that I made this card for my Best Friend and her hubby. They have now been married for 3 years! Congrats Kristin and Adam!

The sketch for this card came from Mojo Monday's Sketch #194.

I also submitted this card for Critter Sketch Challenge Blog #68 - Using Kraft paper, or Crumb Cake if you are from Stampin Up!

The last Challenge I submitted this card for is Pals Paper Arts #97 - Your Signature Style. My crafting style usually involves: Crumb Cake cardstock, bright colors, a simple design and buttons!!!

Hope you enjoyed my card! Come back soon for a sneak peek at the new In Colors from Stampin Up!


Color Dare #104

The Color Dare this week is:

Not Quite Navy

Cajun Craze

Baja Breeze

And here's my card!

I love this little Father's Day card I made for my hubby. He plays guitar and Brooke is really digging it lately. So what is more perfect than my new stamp set: Grunge Rock, which I got on sale last month! YAY!

***Forgot to mention that this card was made from Clean & Simple's Sketch #143!***

Supplies Used - Stamp Sets: Grunge Rock and Best Dad Ever (SU), Cardstock: Crumb Cake and Whisper White (SU), DSP: Sassafras and Echo Park, Sticker Boarder (SU retired), Twine (SU).


Check it out!

I have been an absent blogger for the past week! I think I just needed some new inspiration! Well...it came in the mail today! WOO HOO!

That's right...the new SU catalog! I can't wait to make my wish list! You all are going to love it and I will start playing with my new pre-ordered goodies tomorrow afternoon! YAY!!!

More blog posts to come this week than there were last week...promise!!


Color Dare #103

Hello everyone! I hope that you all are having a great week so far! The holiday weekend really threw me for a loop and I thought today was Monday all day long. But it wasn't!

But I now know that today is Wednesday and I'm bringing you a new Color Dare! The color combination this week is: Pear Pizazz, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. So here's my card...

I used all of the correct colors except Very Vanilla. I have to admit that I have a hard time crafting with Very Vanilla. I prefer to have the crisp Whisper White instead.

But I did love this color combination! So great!!! When I first saw it, I thought of doing a Father's Day card but quickly went away from that because I wanted to use those great chipboard letters!!!

I love the way that seam binding looks when you ruffle it! SO CUTE!

Well I hope you all enjoyed my card and I hope that you will play along with us this week at Color Dare!

Supplies Used
Cardstock (SU): Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Pear Pizazz, Ribbon (SU): Pear Pizazz Seam Binding, Button (Papertrey Ink), Tickets (Unknown), Chipboard Letters (Pressed Petals).