Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!


Patrotic Fun!

Why not go and check out my fun project on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog today!?

Here's a little sneak peek for you....

Today's the last day to enter my June Blog Candy giveaway. Just click the banner above and it will take you to the details! Good luck!


Some June Fun!

As most of you know, I give away a stamp set by myStamp BOX every month and every month you, my readers, get a chance or two... or three... at winning a set of your choice!

So with June coming to an end rather quickly, I'm giving you the chance to earn a few more ballots into my June Blog Candy giveaway. Remember.... if you haven't left your details in the June Blog Candy comment section, none of your comments count towards ballots.

So to earn FIVE extra ballots for this month's draw, all you have to do is email me (sosketchy@live.com) the answers to the following questions:

1. What set of stamps is Bettina, the owner of the myStamp BOX company giving away on the myStamp BOX blog this month?
2. Who is being featured as the guest Creative Chick on the Creative Crafts and Stickers blog this week (first name is fine)?
3. What's the name of the company that the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog is giving away goodies by for this past Freebie Friday (June 26th) ?
4. What is the name of the June kit for sale at the weScrap.com site?
5. For the last Random Chaos challenge, what was Renee's layout titled?
6. Name one of the three manufacturers in the kits for sale for June at A Page in Time Scrapbooking.

***Please put "Bonus Ballots for June" in your subject line.***

All the answers can be found using links found on the right hand side of my blog. Good luck!


Papertrey Ink: June Blog Hop

Howdy all! Here's this month's challenge for the Papertrey Blog Hop this month:

For the list of participant links, see here.

This month I was inspired by the multitudes of gorgeous different coloured blooms but my favourite is the beautiful orangey-yellow ones!

Here's my summertime inspired card:


Here's a close up of my popped flower and button detail:

Thanks for visiting tonight!


Today's THE Day!

It's release day for the newest and MOST amazing issue yet of the Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine!

You can find your copy of this FREE magazine at your local scrapbook store and if you are super impatient like I am, you can download a copy for FREE on your computer right here!

Make sure you check out my So Sketchy! article on page 46! It's stars my very own little "Beach Bum", Spencer! You can also check out all the So Sketchy! sketches in the sketch gallery on the SCT website and some amazing layouts submitted by creative scrappers just like you!


Teddy Bear Wishes

A few weeks back, I purchased a new stamp set called Beary Special by Taylored Expressions. I just couldn't resist all the teddy bears on the stamp set and a BONUS.... by purchasing this special edition set, I donated $7 of the price to Toronto Sick Kids Hospital.

So over the past week or so I have been playing with set making all kinds of cards to put in my stash.

Kind Teddy

Angel Bear

A close up of the above card......

Tattered Teddy

Camo Teddy

Which one is your favourite?


Graphic45 Fun!

I received the GORGEOUS Playtimes Past line from Graphic45. And I just love the vintage feel of all these papers and all the fun tags and elements to this collection.

Here's a page I made using the papers and tags from this line....

Here's a fun card I made from some of my scraps for this page....

I can't wait to get my hands on some more Graphic45 papers!


A Page in Time - June Reveal [part 2]

The second part of the A Page in Time kit is the bundle of Fancy Pants - Summer Soiree line. This kit is packed with fun and bright papers and a cut "Summer" title.

Here is my 2 page layout...

Dive in...

Some close ups of the 2 pager....

Here's the fun summer themed card I made with my scraps....


Hope you enjoyed your A Page in Time tour. If you'd like to purchase this kit, you better get it quick! It's going fast!


A Page in Time - June Reveal [part 1]

A Page in Time scrapbook kits have 3 parts to them. Today's the reveal for part one.

Here's part one of the June APIT kit, Cosmo Cricket's "Early Bird" kit.

We always create one 2 page layout and then use our scraps to create another project or two to showcase.

Here's my 2 page layout...

Best Ride
A close up of each page....

A close up of my folded paper....

Here are the two cards that I made with my scraps...

You're My Cuppa Tea

Just Poppn' In to Say Hi!

Hope you enjoyed your A Page in Time tour. Part two is coming soon! If you'd like to purchase this kit, you better get it quick! It's going fast!

Happy scrapping!


Roses are Red!

My scrappy pal Melanie Muenchinger, designer/illustrator and Senior Design Team Member for Gina K Designs and also one of my So Sketchy! Sistas is having a fun challenge to use one of her beautiful rubber stamp sets called "A Year of Flowers".

I also wanted to make a card for my best friend's anniversary coming up next week so I decided to combine the challenge with my card. Here's what I came up with using the "A Year in Flowers" stamp set....

Happy Anniversary

To colour my roses, I actually stamped my roses on white cardstock and then took my Copic Sketch markers and used my airbrush to colour them. I used RV42 (Salmon Pink) as a base colour and then R24 (Prawn), R46 (Strong Red), R59 (Cardinal) and even a little bit of Y17 (Golden Yellow) for a touch of yellowy orange.

Here's a close up of the tag and the popped up rose image.

Make sure you check out the rest of the challenge participants creations on Mel's blog, right here.

Have a great Friday night everyone!

supplies: cardstock, Bazzill, Prism; patterned paper, Making Memories; stamps, Gina K. Designs (rose), Papertrey Ink (greeting); twine, Stampin' Up!; pearls, Hero Arts; ink, Copic airbrush & markers, Memento, Stampin' Up!; tools, Spellbinder's Nestabilities; other, thread.


Random Chaos [57]

We had a really fun challenge this week for Random Chaos! For this week's challenge we had to use:
  • ribbon
  • blue & brown
  • a tag
Here's my page....

Postal Pals

This page was created using the A Page in Time's "My Mind's Eye - Breaking Free" kit for June.

Stay tuned tomorrow for my A Page in Time's June reveal; part one.


Cake and Candles

It was my day on the myStamp BOX blog to share something fun this past week! So I chose to create and showcase some fun birthday cards.

Here's one fun card I created....

To see the remaining 3 cards I created click here.

June Blog Candy BONUS...
Go and take a peek at my 4 birthday cards and leave me a comment on the myStamp BOX blog entry telling me which birthday card is your favourite and then come back to this post and tell me one item you got for your last birthday. You will earn TWO more ballots towards a FREE set of stamps! See here for details. Good luck!


The Scrapping Bug - June Reveal

A little late... but late is better than nothing!

The Scrapping Bug's June kit contained yummy patterned papers and goodies from the Crate Paper line, Little Sprout. To see more about the kit's contents, see here.

Here are my 3 pages and one card using the kit.

Finding Lost lake

Additional supplies: letter stickers, Jenni Bowlin, American Crafts.

Gone Fishin'

Additional supplies: letter stickers, Scenic Route; stamps, Papertrey Ink.

Little Cutie

Additional supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX, Gina K. Designs.

Tree Card

Additional supplies: buttons, BasicGrey.

Hope you give this great kit a try!


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