Saturday, June 30, 2018

Sketchy Saturday with Pattern Happy and A Flair For Buttons

I'm getting this posted by the skin of my teeth, LOL.  Things have been crazy busy here but now with school out things will slow down a bit.  Anyways here is this week's sketch:

I have used some papers from Pattern Happy (for more details on which ones, please visit the PH blog)

I then used the star dies from Stamplorations, along with the congrats from MFT.

To complete the theme, I added a button from A Flair for Buttons.

Of course... some staples :)

Now I would love to see what your take on the sketch is:

Friday, June 29, 2018

Stand Tall and proud

I am up on the Unity blog today using more upcycled denim.  I have used a few different Unity stamps... be sure to head on over to find out which ones.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Inspired By - let's go camping

The new Inspired By challenge is up.

I took the photo pretty literally and it gave me a good excuse to combine this fun Wander paper from My Mind's Eye with the RV There Yet stamp set by SugarPea Designs.

I stamped and paper pieced the trailer.  Parts of it are mounted on foam squares for some dimension.  I die cut (an Echo Park die) the trees then stitched them on.  

The sentiment is a sticker in the Wander collection, I just cut it apart.

Also playing at:

Little Red Wagon:  Summer Fundays

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Monday, June 25, 2018

Mindful Monday - Music

Welcome to another Mindful Monday.  What is Mindful Monday?  well... it is explained here, but in a nutshell, documenting simple things that just make us happy.  I think it is important to take the time to be mindful and just appreciate what we have, and the simple and amazing things that surround us in our daily lives.  

This week's prompt is... music.

What does that mean to you?  do you have a favorite type? does it stir up memories? perhaps a funny story related to music (e.g. at a dance with friends and your favorite song comes on)...

Music, I love music.  I used to have it on all of the time growing up and really enjoyed it.  I find now as I am older I much prefer a quiet solitude - probably because of my job - so much stimulation - aka - noise pollution all day long 😉 

Anyways, doesn't stop me from enjoying a some loud music while on a car ride by myself. 

I used some SRM Stickers (sad that they are no longer) for my pages.

I really like any type of music - depends on the occasion.  I definitely have a sweet spot for 80s music - lots of fun memories tied to that!

But if I had to choose only one type - it would have to be country.  My dad listened to it and I associate it to many happy memories - camping, fishing (my dad had an 8 track player in his boat) and just living in the country as a child... good old Charly Pride, Merle Haggard, Don Williams and of course Johnny Cash - any of those old songs make my heart happy.  Now I choose country as the new country is like the old rock that I liked as a teenager.  So country music feeds my soul

I would love to see your take on the prompt.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Sketchy Saturday with Pebbles and The Stamps of Life

It is time for another Sketchy Saturday

What do you think? Fun sketch? Those little tabs at the bottom could be tags tucked in as well.

I used some Pebbles paper along with a new stamp from The Stamps of Life (pineapple2stamp) and the coordinating die.

I mounted the pineapple on foam squares as are the glasses for some dimension.

I added a couple of strips of paper at the bottom and then tied on some twine.  

Friday, June 22, 2018

How to create an upcyled denim bookmark

I am up on the Unity Blog today with a fun upcycled denim project. I upcycled some denim to create a bookmark.... perfect summer project don't you think? Yesterday I created an upcycled denim pocket organizer... check it out here.

For more information, please visit the Unity blog.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

An upcycled denim note holder

Thursday means another Inspired By challenge.  I took the photo pretty literally.

I upcycled a denim pocket to be used as a little pocket at my desk to hold some daily reminders.

I used some bits and pieces from Elle's studio along with some Unity stamps.

I love this stamped sentiment from the Living Each Day SMAK kit Definitely a good daily reminder.  

I then tacked on a sentiment from Elle's which I thought fit this butterfly from Moment by Moment rather well. 

Now do head on over to the Inspired By Blog to see what the DT have created.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fudgesicles... yes please

I am up on the Pattern Happy blog today.

I decided to use the Coolest Ever die and create fudgesicles rather than popsicles.... can't pass up anything chocolate.

My card is quick and easy, but right now so many things on the agenda and time is of the essence :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hello Summer....

Oh my, it is hot here!  We went from cold rainy days to hot summer - in the thirties.  Inspired me to create this card (and then... I made myself a lemon matcha frappucino ;) )

I am up on the AFFB blog today.

I combined a number of stamps (SU!, Unity and MFT), of course the button is from A Flair For Buttons

Here is some inspiration for you...

Monday, June 18, 2018

Mindful Monday

Unfortunately there is no Mindful Monday today. I have been having printer issues and was mot able to print photos this weekend 😞

Hopefully will all be back to normal next week.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Great Grandma with Felicity Jane and Technque Tuesday

yay, another layout for Scrappy Sunday.  I didn't think I would get one done as my printer was not cooperating with me today.

Anyways, I used my Brie Collection from Felicity Jane to scrap these photos... which I LOVE.  So happy I captured this moment.  My grand daughter is very lucky to have so many people that love her and she gets to spend a lot of time with my parents.

The sentiment from the Grandma Blessings Stamp set by Technique Tuesday was perfect.  I love this stamp set, and will be using it again shortly!  I used some of the puffy letters from Felicity Jane to add the word great.  

Playing along with a few challenges:

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Sketchy Saturday with Echo Park and Honey Bee Stamps

Time for another Sketchy Saturday.

I just received this fun Honey Bee stamp set (Shine On) and had to play with it.  I paired it up with some Echo Park paper (Fashionista)

The stamp and paper work well together don't you think?  The 'you' die is from PTI.

I would love to see your take on the sketch, I think I may even do another.... :)

Friday, June 15, 2018

CLC and L'il Inker Blog Hop

Hey, happy Friday!  Today on the CLC blog we have a Sponsor Solo

and this time around it is for

And for the occasion, the CLC DT were given this fun stamp set to play with:

For my card, I paired the set up with the A Case of the Blahs by Pinkfresh Studio... seemed appropriate for the stamp set!

I stamped and cut apart the sentiment.  The little mug was paper pieced and mounted on foam squares.

Now for more fun uses of this stamp set, be sure to hop on over to the CLC Blog.

Also... be sure to comment on all of the blogs because....

★Let’s do a little giveaway, shall we?  Leave a comment here and all participating blogs for a chance to win one of two Super Coffee Die & Stamp Bundle
Commenting will close on June 22nd at 11:59 pm pacific and the winner will be announced on Saturday, June 23rd.
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