Sketch Time Times Two!

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Yesterday was my day to post a sketch and challenge over at Let's Capture These Sketches!

Here the sketch I created for the Sketch Team this week...

I also asked the team to use a minimum of THREE things on their pages that started with "B". For example, I used buttons, brads, the colours blue & black,black ink and I have a little birdie too!

Tough Day at School

supplies: patterned paper, Studio Calico; cardstock, Bazzill; chipboard tree, Magistical Memories; buttons, stick pins, My Little Bit of Whimsy; alphabet stickers, Scenic Route; leaves, Prima; ink, Ranger, Versamark; edge punch, EK Success; stamps, G Studio; brads, My Mind's Eye; other, thread.

Here's a close up my little chipboard tree by Magistical Memories. I inked the raw chipboard up using a variety of chalk inks and then backed it with some fun patterned papers. I added some shiny pearl brads and a cute little Whimsy bird stick pin!

I also used a few more Whimsy products... like the big textured buttons and a cute little apple pin...

I my haste last week I forgot to share my layout using last week's sketch and challenge.

You can see last week's sketch HERE.

Last week's sketch was designed by Guylaine. She challenges us to use either rik-rak ribbon or zig-zag stitching on our pages. I chose to go with the stitching... d'uh... sewing addict here!

Chemistry Captured

supplies: patterned papers, Jillibean Soup; cardstock, Bazzill; edge punch, EK Success; twine, The Twinery; die cutting machine, Klic N'Kut; alphabet stickers, Scenic Route; brad, button, Basic Grey; mist, ClearSnap; other, thread.

The quote on the page reads...I incorporated my page to fit in with a challenge posted by one of my best friend's on her blog... Tara. You see the challenge here.

I made some fun twine flowers with glossy brad centers...

I just adored the camera patterned paper by Jillibean Soup!

Come and check out the sketches and challenges at Let's Capture These Sketches blog!

The October prize is still up for grabs and we have a Bella Blvd prize package to be won for November... ooh la la!

Get Fall Inspired with WeScrap!!

Welcome to the Fall Inspired Blog Hop for!

We are pleased to have you along this fine fall week. As you hop from one iTeam member to the next you will be inspired by all things fall related.

We have some prizes to offer and possibly some RAKs to offer up too! To be eligible for any of the prizes or RAKs please leave a comment for each designer as you go along your journey today. All prizes will be announced in the WeScrap forum on Friday November 5th. Prizes must be claimed no later than Friday November 12th.

Let’s hop along with our Inspiration Team from today…

Tara Thynne
Sue Sykes
Sarah Nolan
Fleur Smith
Allison Cope
One final stop in the WeScrap forums, here.

And here’s my Fall Inspired project that I’d like to share with you….

I am in love with all thing Halloween right now. So I thought I would create and showcase two of my Halloween cards with you today.

For my first card, I used some fabulous myStamp BOX stamps sets, BOO! for the sentiment, Wishing You Sunshine for the funky clouds and the houses are from the No Place Like Home set. I created a fun scene with some Basic Grey paper and a fun die cut shape from my Klic N'Kut library.

My second cards today also uses the BOO! stamp set from myStamp BOX. It's simple, bright and fun!

I hope my 2 little cards inspire you today!

To be entered in a draw for a gift certificate to the myStamp BOX shop, please answer the following question...
What inspires you to create?
Is it crafting blogs? Maybe it's magazine ads? Sketches?

Don't forget to leave a comment to win and then off you go to WeScrap forums HERE to leave one final comment. Good luck and I hope you've enjoyed the blog hop!


Guest Designer

This month I was invited to be a guest designer at A Page in Time.

I received the beautiful October kit, Fancy Pants - It's Your Day to play with.

Here is what I created with this super, fun kit:

Sleepy Pals

*clouds are a stamp from myStamp BOX (Wishing You Sunshine!)

Self Portrait

Here's a close up of the details...

I left some fussy cut items unglued and sticking up...

I had a blast with this aspect of this month's kit! You can check out the full October kits here. You can also check out my little interview here too!

Be Inspired... Autumn Inspired!

Coming this Friday....

The WeScrap iTeam will be showcasing some fabulous Autumn Inspired projects.
Come and join the iTeam and check out all the wonderful projects, tips and techniques that they are going to share!

Just for leaving comments on all of the team members blog projects, you could win some fun scrappy prizes!

Have fun and we'll see you on Friday!


Mission 028: Celebrate!

Our challenge this week for Mission to Create was to use:

: use denim
Jocelyn: use 2 stick pins
Nicole: splats
Vanessa: rhinestones
Melissa: orange

This was the hardest challenge for me so far... I just couldn't find any denim to use. So for me, I used the last 4 concepts of the mission this week...

Happy Birthday
supplies: stamp, myStampBOX; patterned paper, Lucky 7 Factory; cardstock, Prism; edge punch, Martha Stewart; twine, The Twinery; shaped label, Pretty Little Studio; rose lace, Maya Road; mists, Tattered Angels; gem pin, Making Memories; cupcake pin, My Little Bit of Whimsy; other, ribbon, thread.

I love the end result of this card. It's so bright but kinda pretty too!

For your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Pretty Little Studio link us up with your card or layout using at least 3 of the concepts listed above on the Mission to Create blog here.

This is really a wonderful prize worth playing for!!

Butterfly Dreams

This week over at Creative Prompts 4U is what Debbi's turn to share a prompt. This week she chose to inspire us using a beautiful ad photo. You can see the photo here.

Here's the card I created using this week's prompt... I took inspiration from the colours, the overall design and the butterflies of course!

Miss You

For my card I used some fun myStampBOX stamps. For the circles, I used the set Funky Circles and the sentiment in the center is from the Small Greeting set. I also used one of the butterfly images from the Colorful Companions sets and backed them with a Spellbinder's die cut shape.
If you join us this month and create a project using one of this month's prompts, you could win a gift certificate to the My Little Bit of Whimsy store!


I saw the newest card sketch and challenge at Let's Capture Our Memories blog go up the other day and I knew I needed a special birthday card so I thought I would give it a go this week.

You can see this week's sketch by Sandi here and her challenge was to include some kind of leaves on your card... easy!

May Your Wish Come True

I used some of my fabulous myStampBOX stamps on my card this week. I just adore the landscapes on the Neighbourhoods stamp set and the card sentiments in Oval Office are awesome! I also used one of the fun flower shapes from Funky Flowers to create the fun star burst effect on the oval.

supplies: stamps, myStampBOX; patterned paper, paper ribbon, Basic Grey; leaves, Prima; ink, Memento, Ranger, Stampin' Up!; cardstock, Bazzill; other, thread.

Come and join the card team and make a card using their fun sketch this week! Make sure to check out the myStampBOX blog too! The new Design team has been posting some AMAZING projects this month!



It's Friday and we have a new challenge and sketch up at Let's Capture These Sketches!

This week's sketch was designed by Guylaine and her challenge was to create a layout that had a vintage or a heritage feel to it. You can see Guylaine's sketch HERE.

There's what I came up with this week...


supplies: patterned paper, My Mind's Eye; lace, flowers, Prima Marketing; trim, Maya Road; buttons, Basic Grey; letter stickers, Making Memories; other, thread, twine.

Come and join the Sketch Team for their final sketch and challenge. Our new Sketch Team starts next week.


Winner... Winner! Chicken Dinner!

And the winner of the one year subscription to the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine goes to....

scrappin_in_AK said...
  • gorgeous wreath Ally - I would probably add skulls and spiders - since we're into gruesome here right now

Congrats Heather!
Please email me with your full name and mailing address so I can get your subscription off to you!

Thanks for checking out my projects at Scrapbook & Cards Today everyone!

Journeys.... at WeScrap

The October for WeScrap has debuted! And so has our NEWLY designed website! Come and check out both the "Journeys" kit AND our new site!

Here is what I created using this beautiful kit...


Created using Sarah Nolan, our Vice President's Sketchy Saturday sketch this past weekend, found here.

Ready 2 Go

A close up of the fussy cut planes...

Tourist Trap

Lots of fun emellies in this kit...

Two fun cards...

Come and check out this amazing kit!

Mission 027: Oh Happy Day!

Our challenges this week at Mission to Create:

Deborah: use a cupcake liner
Jocie: use pink, blue, yellow
Nicole: use a bow
Vanessa: use the word, Happy, Birthday, or Celebrate
Sasha: stamping

We all used products from our October sponsor,
If you want a chance to win a
$20 gift certificate for Pretty Little Studio
show us your mission 027 creation by Nov. 7th.

Happy Day

Here's a close up of the little tag I used from our sponsor, Pretty Little Studio. I used use the "happy day" sentiment from myStampBOX set "Mention It!".

I wanted to also get a close up of how I used my cupcake liner... I stamped the butterflies image from my stamp on it and then coloured and cut it out.

supplies: stamps, myStampBOX, Stampavie; patterned papers, My Mind's Eye; tag, Pretty Little Studio; gems, Crafts; cardstock, Bazzill; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; ink, Copic; other, ribbon, thread.

Make sure you check out what my fellow card team did with this mission this week; here!

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