Sketches In Thyme #116

I just love Sketches in Thyme!  Their sketches are so much fun.  I almost forgot about this one!  I created it at my last 12 hour crop.
Here is the sketch that I worked with...
And here is my layout...

I used some of the papers from the new Honey Edition of Project Life!  I love this edition for my little boy!!
Please head on over to Sketches in Thyme to see what other sketches can inspire you!  Thanks for stopping by!


Hiding In My Craft Room #108: Christmas in July

Merry Christmas in July!  Challenge #108 at HIMCR is to create a project with a Christmas theme. 
I was lucky that my Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog preorder just came in!  I got to use a lot of NEW stuff! 
New Stampin' Up! Items: Season of Style DSP, A Banner Christmas Stamp Set and Chevron Border Punch.
You can order all of this for yourself on August 1st!  It's coming soon!
Be sure to head on over to the HIMCR blog to see what the other Design Team Members came up with for today's challenge.
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Season of Style (NEW)
Stamp Set: A Banner Christmas (NEW)
Ink: Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Punches: 2-1/2" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, Chevron Border (NEW)
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals
Purchase these products HERE!


Pracitcal Scrappers: Specialty Team Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  So excited that you are going on the Practial Scrappers Specialty Team Blog Hop.  We are showing you our Chevron today.  Hope you like it! 

Scrapbook Pal has graciously offered to sponsor this hop and we are going to be giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store!

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Here is my Chevron project...

I love the new Chevron Background Stamp by Stampin' Up!  It's awesome for card bases!  For this card I stamped it on Crumb Cake paper using Crumb Cake ink.  Then I used a sponge to add a little Crumb Cake ink around the edges!  I love this look...one of my favorites!
Supplies Used (All SU)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Yippie-Skippie, Chevron Background
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake
Punch: 1-3/4" Circle
Tools: Paper Snips, Sponge
Embellishments: Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Witches Brew Washi Tape, Designer Buttons - Brights and Subtles, Baker's Twine - Whisper White, This & That Epic Day Stickers
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Purchase these products HERE!

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Practical Scrappers: July Layout Sketch

It's time for another Layout Sketch over at Practical Scrappers.  This sketch was SO much fun to play with!  I know that you all will love it too!
And here is my layout...

I took this picture of my little girl on the day that I finally figured out what was wrong with my camera (or my uncle did) and it was fixed!  YAY!  She was laying on the ground...on a white pillow, right under a window that was giving LOTS of wonderful light at the moment!
All of the papers on this layout at from the Project Life: Blush Edition.  These are such fun papers for a girls!  LOVE THEM!
And can you spot a sneek peek from Stampin' Up!???  It's the new Chevron Border Punch that will be available on August 1st!
Make sure you head on over to the Practical Scrappers blog to see what the other Design Team Members did with this sketch.  You are gonna love it!



Hiding In My Craft Room #107: Freestyle

It's Freestyle week over at HIMCR!  Meaning that you can come up with any project you want!  They all count this week! 
I wanted to show you the invites for my son's 2nd Birthday Party!  Noah will be 2 on August 11th and he is in love with all things trucks!  The construction theme is so much fun to work with!
Be sure to head over the HIMCR blog to check out what the other design team members were working on this week!


Practical Scrappers: It's How Old?

Our assignment over at Practical Scrappers today was to create a projects using an item from our craft room that was over a year old.  Let me tell you...I have plenty of items that would have worked for this assignment!  Don't we all?!
Anyway...my item that was over a year old was that CUTE Tangerine Tango grid paper that I cut into a circle for this layout.  I have been saving that piece for quite a while...just waiting for the perfect project to use it on!
I finally put it to good use on a layout about my son and his giraffe named Henry!  Aren't they just so cute together?!
Be sure to hop on over to the Practical Scrappers blog to see what the other Design Team Member did with their older items!  And don't be afraid to break some of your own out and actually USE THEM!  :)


Practical Scrappers: Pinspiration!

It's time for another "Inspired by Pinterest" post with Practical Scrappers!
Here is the pin that inspired me...
I love the idea of the gift of a mug that has a handmade design on it.  But as I was sitting down, thinking of what inspires me from Pinterest, I thought that this would make a cute card design too!
And I had a ton of sequins sitting in front of me because I wanted to try them out on a few projects.  So, this card was born...

I found this cute little stamp on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack for under $3! 

I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray on Whisper White cardstock and then used my Tombow glue to stick on all the sequins that I purchased at a local craft store.  I love how it turned out!
Now hop on over to the Practical Scrappers blog to check out what the other designers did today!
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Whisper White (SU)
Stamp: Thanks a Million (SU)
Ink: Basic Gray (SU)
Embellishments: Sequins (Local Craft Store)
Adhesive: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (SU)
Purchase these products HERE!


Hiding In My Craft Room #106: Super Scraps Saturday

Happy Saturday Everyone!  It's time for another Super Scraps Saturday Challenge at HIMCR!  Have I told you lately that I LOVE this challenge?!  It's so much fun to take what you have on your craft table and just limit yourself to that and create!
Sometimes that means that you get a really tiny card!  But that's ok!
SNEAK PEEK ALERT!!!  The little Chevron Arrow stamp can be found in a NEW stamp set, A Banner Christmas, from the Holiday Catalog that comes out on August 1st!!
This card ended up being 3" x 2.75".  I think it's the perfect size thank you note to leave on hubby's pillow...I just might do that before he gets home from work on Monday!  :)  Shhhh....
Can't wait to see what you create with your scraps!  Make sure to check out what the other designers created AND link up so we can see your projects too!
Supplies Used (All Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White
DSP: Afternoon Picnic
Stamp Sets: Chalk Talk, A Banner Christmas (NEW: Available August 1st)
Inks: Strawberry Slush, Basic Gray
Tools: Paper Snips
Embellishments: Designer Buttons - Subtles, Baker's Twine - Whisper White
Adhsives: Snail, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Purchase these products HERE!


Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop July: Happy Birthday

 This month the Stylin' Stampin' Squad is focusing on Birthday ideas.  Thanks for joining us on our Blog Hop!  There are so many great stamps for birthdays in the NEW catalog!  One of my favorites is the Birthday Cake Single Stamp.
Here is my birthday card...
Perfect for a man or a woman!
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Smokey Slate Core'dinations
DSP: Neutrals Stack, In Color 2013-2015 Stack
Stamp: Birthday Cake Single Stamp
Ink: Real Red
Tool: Sanding Block
Embellishments: Designer Buttons - Neutrals, Baker's Twine - Whisper White
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Purchase these products HERE!
A DAILY inspiration blog for you by our monthly Blog Hop Demonstrators! You are going to love it! This site will go live the day of our August Blog Hop, August 8th.
Continue on the hop...

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  2. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  3. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  4. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  5. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  6. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  7. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  8. Jennifer B. of NW Stamper
  9. Bree R. of Craft-somnia
  10. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  11. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  12. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  13. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
I used Mojo Monday's Sketch #301 for the above card.  Don't you just LOVE IT?!


Practical Scrappers: July Card Sketch

It's time for another card sketch over at Practical Scrappers.  It's a pretty fun one!  See...
Here is my take on it...
I got to use some fun new things that just came in the mail yesterday!  One of them is a sneak peek from the NEW Holiday Catalog. 
See those cute Chevron Arrows in Smokey Slate?  That is from the new Chevron Border Punch!  You can order yours on August 1st!  You are going to LOVE IT!
Make sure you stop by Practical Scrappers today to see all of the creations from the Design Team.
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate
DSP: Afternoon Picnic
Stamp Set: Lots of Thanks
Ink: Basic Gray
Punch: Chevron Border (NEW: Available August 1st)
Big Shot: Circles Collection Framelits Dies, Top Note Die
Embellishments: Paper Doilies, Designer Buttons - Brights
Purchase these products HERE!


Hiding In My Craft Room #105: Red and Green

Merry Christmas in July!  This week at HIMCR we are back on our Color Challenge!  And the colors this week are here to inspire you to create a fun Christmas card in July! 
Red & Green
Here is my card...
I love the new Stampin' Up! Tape It stamp set!  It is perfect for creating a washi tape tree!
Be sure you go and check out what the other girls on the Design Team came up with today!  These projects are SO CUTE!
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Tape It
Ink: Real Red, Pistachio Pudding, Early Espresso
Tools: Paper Snips
Embellishments: Designer Buttons - Brights, Linen Thread
Adhesives: Snail, Glue Dots
Purchase these products HERE!


Practical Scrappers: Patriotic

Happy 4th of July!  At Practical Scrappers today we are focusing on patriotic projects.
My project this week isn't all tht patriotic in it's colors by it is our July calendar page at home and it does have the picture from last year's 4th of July on it!  Being all patriotic in our navy blue!
Now you all can keep track of my schedule for the next few weeks!
Please have a fun and safe 4th of July!  And don't forget to check out what the other Design Team Members have created today at the Practical Scrappers Blog!