Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Nuts About Sketches 275 and 276

Hello.  What is new & exciting with you?  I hope that you are enjoying what is left of this summer.  I know we only have a few weeks left, & then it is back to a schedule/routine of school, work, & everything else in between.
 
I, again, am late in getting these layouts posted, but that is just an indication of how awesome our summer is going.  Full of things to do & places to see!  In the midst of it, my parents were here for a visit as well.  So much fun!!
 
Here are my 2 layouts for Nuts About Sketches.  Starting with #275


 
These are pics of my girls hanging out in my dad's boat & just goofing around.  I gave him this layout to put in his ongoing album.
 
& #276
 
 
This pictures make me giggle every time I see them!  This is a typical Emma moment when she was just over a year old. Happy, & loving to be naked.
 
Thank you for looking today.  I hope you aren't too thrown off by my posting days.  I hope to be back on track soon, & posting normally again soon.  (about 3-4 weeks maybe?).
 
Have a great day!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Red Carpet Studio - The Hangover Challenge

Hello there!  I am a few days late in posting this, but better late than never.  The newest challenge was posted at Red Carpet Studio on Sunday.  Honestly, this is a such a fun challenge!  I loved creating the card this week!  You'll see why below!
 
Inspired by "The Hangover," this week RCS is challenging you to create a card featuring a drink/cocktail!


The challenge runs from July 28th - August 3rd, so be sure to head over to RCS & link up your creation. 
 
The sponsor this week is Squigglefly! One lucky, randomly chosen winner will receive 3 digital stamps of their choice!  & let me tell you, there are some awesome stamps to chose from!! 
 
Here is the card that I created for the challenge!  I used digital images from Squigglefly.  How fun is this image? lol. 
 
 
& this is the inside of the card:
 
I now need to figure out the perfect person to send this card to. 

Thank you for looking today!  I hope you enjoyed my card as much as I enjoyed creating it.  Please stop back in a day or so, I have some catching up to do for Nuts About Sketches as well.

Have a great day!!!
 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Red Carpet Studio Christmas in July Blog Hop

Just because there's not snow on the ground, doesn't mean Christmas can't be celebrated a few months early! Happy Christmas in July, everyone, and welcome to Red Carpet Studio's Christmas in July blog hop!


If you're unfamiliar with Red Carpet Studio, we're a challenge blog that challenges crafters to create projects inspired by movies! Right now we offer alternating weekly card and layout challenges, but starting in September we'll be opening up our challenges to any types of projects that fit our theme, as well as extending the duration of the challenges to biweekly to give you awesome crafters more time to create and play along! We're also having a design team call!

Now onto my project..

I recently bought a kit at Archiver's, & I have been busy making my Christmas cards.  Of course I've added my own personal touches & tweeks, but here is what I have created so far:






 
My favorite Christmas movie of all times is A Christmas Story.  It has become a tradtion to watch it every Christmas eve.  TBS runs it all night long.  We will start watching it early evening on Chrtistmas eve, & every year, with out fail, the next morning when we get up the movie will be at the same place as when we left off the night before.  Classic movie, & so much fun!! 
 
And of course we have some wonderful sponsors giving away gifts to those who are a follower of Red Carpet Studio (either through Google Reader or Blog Lovin') and comment on EVERY stop of the hop!

I do believe that you have come the end of your hop!  I hope that you had a wonderful time browsing & we hop that you play along at the RCS weekly!! 

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Red Carpet Studios Blog Hop Announcement

Woo Hoo!!  Look at what is coming up this weekend!  I am so excited!  & the funny thing is that I have been working on my Christmas cards while I have been working each night!  Yay!  So, mark your calendar & be sure to join the design team of RCS this weekend for the fabulous Blog Hop!!


Made this a few days ago and totally forgot to post it - sorry! I'll have a write-up ready early next week. If you're not participating please let me know ASAP!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Nuts About Sketches #274

Good morning! 
 
With everything that is going on this summer, I totally missed last weeks sketch.  I normally have all my layouts done months in advance, but with the summer here, & all the activities we have been doing, I haven't been getting them done until the very last minute.  (Sorry Shawn!!).  Now, this week, I had it done in plenty of time, but didn't get my blog post scheduled!  I am hoping for a regular schedule soon!  ;o)
 
In any case, here is the layout that I created using Shawn's latest & greatest sketch at Nuts About Sketches!  Love it!!
 
 
 

 
 
I used scraps from a very old kit, & the pictures are of Emma & her oldest friend, Jack.  Look at how little they are!  Emma is 11 months old here, & Jack is 10.  Now they are both entering 3rd grade!  Boy how time flies.  Since moving to TX, we don't get to see or talk to them often, but Emma does talk about him almost every day, so he has definitely not been forgotten!  We miss them so much!!
 
Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you like what I have created.  Please stop back in the next day or so to find out some details on the Red Carpet Studio blog hop coming up this weekend! 
 
Have a great day!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Red Carpet Studios Action Movies Challenge

With how crazy busy we have been this summer, I am a little late in posting this, but better late than never, right?  Yesterday a new challenge was posted at Red Carpet Studios & is a great one!!   

Inspired by the all the wonderful action movies out there, this week the Red Carpet Studio is having an "action" challenge by asking you to use Action Wobbles on your cards!

The fabulous sponsor this week is Treasure Box Designs! One lucky, randomly chosen winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to their store!

 


I figured with Christmas just 5 months away, I should start in on my cards!  What a better way than to start out wobbly!  I made this card using some paper from a daily scrapbooking calendar that I picked up at a dollar store!!  I fussy cut the gingerbread men, wobbled the middle one, added some doodles, ribbon, & a bling brad, layered them all together, & viola!! 


 
 
Since I posted this one late, please stop by tomorrow for my "late" Nuts About Sketches post. Oops! 
Have a great day & see you soon!!
 


Monday, July 1, 2013

Nuts About Sketches #272

Happy Monday!  & Happy 1st day of July!  This summer is flying on by, that's for sure, but I must say, that today, is the first day of the summer that we do not have a single thing planned.  I am not sure what I am going to do with myself. 
 
Today a new sketch is posted at Nuts About Sketches.  It is a double page layout, & another great one!  This is what I created with it:
 
 

 
I made a layout of the girls with my father on Easter in 2010.  They look so small here!  They were out back at my parents house & they were just goofing around with Paw-paw & having a great time!  They love their Paw-paw!  Speaking of which, Paw-paw, act surprised when you get this page, it is for you to add to your album, (for father's day).  You will get it when you arrive in a few weeks.
 
Thanks for looking today!  I hope that you have a fabulous July 4th weekend!!