Thursday, June 6, 2019

TN: Journey Joy

     We have been so very busy traveling in our RV. We are only home 2 days this week from a 5 day trip to Round Rock, TX (for Triple A baseball games) and off again today to Shiner, TX (to  tour the brewery and all) for 4 days. I used the sketch to construct the background for this before the Round Rock trip. I didn't even know what pics I would be using. 

TN Sketch #5 by Lisa Hidy

     When I got back from Round Rock, I decided to use these pics from that trip. We were originally planning to stay in a RV park right across the street from Dell Diamond, but when we got there we were sorely disappointed. Even thought there were full hookups, it was not very well-kept. Thankfully Huey had a plan B. We ended up at few miles down the road at Berry Springs RV Park in Georgetown, TX and it was wonderful. There was a secret entrance across the road from the park into the Berry Springs Park and Preserve. It had miles of paths lined with wildflowers for walking, running, or biking. We were able to sneak in two long bike rides.

     I placed back-to-back pics of Huey and I on our bikes into the pocket. You can see my hidden element below. If you tug on the yellow velvet heart brad, you can read the secret message: "I Can and I Will". 
     I just noticed that I do not have a title. Hmmmm I guess that is just going to have to be OK. We are out the door to Shiner!

Materials List:      
     Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny - Calendar Girl (May)
    Card Stock: My Colors - Queen Fern
                                       Tropical Surf
                      Bazzil - Sugar Wafer
    Embellies: Doodlebug - Bumblebee Boutique Brads (Velvet Hearts)
                    Yellow Flowers with gem centers


TN Time with Lori - Use Washi Tape - #3- *
TN Time with Lisa - Sketch #5 - #4 - Random Winner!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Autumn Seasons

     Here is the 3rd of the four Graphic 45 Season's layouts, I am creating. Still working on those leftovers from my 2018 card class. I am very happy with the way this one turned out, but I am not liking the Halloween costume pictures on it. I feel like the pictures should be Pumpkin Patch or other pics with Autumn backgrounds. Anyway here it is:

Sketch #178 by Lisa Hidy
     I can't believe with Lisa Hidy's super busy May schedule, that she was able to take the time to come up with this amazing sketch. I would have expected something with a hurried look. But no, here is a fabulous sketch with tons of opportunity - a banner, journaling spot, and a place made for a pocket. I will definitely be using this one again. 

Here is a pic of it before I put the pictures on it.

How about these cute little bows? You know you pic this stuff up on a whim (Tuesday Morning) and they sit in your craft room for years. You pull them out periodically only to place them back in the drawer, because they just aren't what you are looking for at that moment. Then one day you are so thankful that you picked them up. This is that day for these bows.

     I made a couple of mini folders for additional pictures, which I placed in the pocket.

Inside the mini folders.

The back of the mini folders.

     The fun thing is that 2 of my crafting buddies are coming over to my house in a couple of  weeks to make this layout for their own use. I have soooooo much of this paper left and this will be a good way to use up some more of it.

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Seasons
                                                     Autumn & Autumn Collective
     Card Stock: My Colors - Brown Eyes
                                        Desert Cactus
                                        Harvest Orange
                                        Tuscan Sun
     Ink: Inking - Frayed Burlap
     Embellies: Brown Pearls (7mm)
                     Burlap Bows


Monday, May 20, 2019

Keller's Sunshine Quote

    Sketch N Scrap is turning 7!  For this momentous occasion, we have a true Birthday Bash! We will be celebrating with a month-long paper crafting BINGO game. You can get all of the info as well as participate by clicking on the picture below. 

     All of the fun goes all month. Using this link, you can join the group. Using old and new sketches you will be able to fill in your BINGO card. Every bingo gets you closer to winning prizes. Head on over and check out the details!!!!
     Even though I am unable to win those fab prizes, I will be participating. Here is my entry for my seventh BINGO square . . . 

     I am really rooting through my old unused stamps this month. I have had both of these sets for quite some time.
Sketch 176 by Lisa Hidy
     Helen Keller quotes are some of my very favorite. I have several stamps of her quotes. The "Sunflower Sweetheart" by My Favorite Things has a darling girl holding a sunflower. I will have to get this set out again very soon. I would love to color her.

Inside of Card

     Looks like I finally have a BINGO. I am going over to FaceBook to put this in the appropriate folder, so I may be awarded my BINGO points.

Bingo Card So Far

Materials List:      
     Patterned Paper: Close to My Heart - Grateful Heart
    Card Stock: Gina K - Prickly Pear
    Stamps: My Favorite Things - Sunflower Sweetheart
                 Elizabeth Craft Designs - Keep You Face to the Sunshine
    Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
           Distress - Vintage Photo
    Copics: Sunflowers - YR20, 21, 23
                                   E23, 25, 27
               Leaves - YG61, 63, 67
               Birds - R56, 59
                          E23, 25, 27
                          E000, 1, 2
   Marker: UniBall Signo - White


AUD Sentiments Challenge - Sentiment + Summer - #16  - *
Little Red Wagon - Happy Bird Day - #20 - *

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Rockin' in the Jungle

     I went back to a 2015 sketch for this card. What a fun stamp set this is! It is "Jungle Vibes" from My Favorite Things. I let the sketch and this Echo Park patterned paper drive the making of this card. I color-match Copics to color the money and tree.
WCMD 2015 Sketch by Mandy Reedyk
     I did try something kind of new here. I used Gina K's new card stock color - Skeleton Leaves. The fun part is that I stamped and colored the images on this paper. It gave a wonderful antiqued feel. It reminds me of the illustrations in an old Dick and Jane text book. This card looks like a relic from the 1960's.

     For the inside of the card, I repeated the paper and musical notes, but used a different image. Can you see the mistake I made on the sentiment? I decided to leave it; as is. In order to fix it, I would have had to take the whole inside of the card apart. I think my nephew will get the idea of what was intended.

Inside of Card

Bingo Card So Far

Materials List:      
     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Jungle Safari - Jungle Fun, Canopy Leaves, Jungle Plaid
    Card Stock: Gina K - Skeleton Leaves
    Stamps: My Favorite Things - Jungle Vibes
    Dies: My Favorite Things - Jungle Vibes
    Copics: Tree & Grass - G20, 21, 24, 28
                Maracas - E33, YR18, Y17, G24
                Shirt - BG11, 13, 15
                Lion - Y11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 26
                Saxophone - C4, 6


Color Crazy Craft Challenge - Colored Image - #12 - *
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Anything Goes - #23 - *
Sweet Stampers Challenge - Animal - #35 - *

Friday, May 17, 2019

Just Beakause

     This card is driven by two challenges. One is the sketch you see below and the other is for Stamp TV's Monthly Mix. The mix for this month is wings with optional gold.
Sketch #16 by Lisa Hidy
     This toucan has a history. When I color an image for a card, I almost always color an extra. Two years ago, I made a Noah's Ark Circle Step Card with a toucan instead of a seagull. As usual I made an extra toucan. A few days ago my husband handed this toucan to me and said that he found it on the floor. Hmmmmm . . . I decided to use him for my "wing" requirement. He comes from a Beth Salaika stamp set called "Xavier Zebra". This wonderful toucan did not get top billing.

     Inside the card, I used the same patterned paper and leaf vine stamp from the front of the card. I have been working on a data base for my dies and stamps (and soon to add embossing folders and stencils). I was able to put in a search for "it's your birthday" and Gina K's "Happy Spring" stamp set came up. Even though it is not yet complete, I have used this data base several times to determine if I already own a stamp or die or to locate one in my craft room.
Inside of Card
Bingo Card So Far

Materials List:      
     Patterned Paper: Gina K - Bold & Blooming
    Card Stock: Gina K - Black Onyx
                                   Ocean Mist
    Stamps: Gina K - Xavier Zebra
                              Happy Spring
    Copics: Leaves - YG17
               Toucan - RV55, BG45, Y08, YG17, R08, C1, 5, 9
    Embellies: Echo Park - Enamel Dots
                    Pen - Signo UniBall - White


A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes - #33 - Random Winner
Cardz for Galz - Follow the Recipe - #8 - *
(1 topper - 1 sentiment - 2 patterned papers - *
Gina K Designs - Wing It - #22 - *
Little Red Wagon - Happy Bird Day - #19 - *
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critter - #114 - *