Friday, September 13, 2019

TGIF; Thankful Friday #102

Happy Friday! I missed last week - not that I wasn't thankful for anything, I was just tired. LOL

This week I'm thankful for the cooler weather. It's been in the 80's all week and it's been so nice. I wish I could say that I'm also thankful that we didn't put on the A/C, but yesterday when I got home, it was on.

Oh well. :)

Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

WOYWW #536

Happy Wednesday! Yay, the week is halfway done.

Every Wednesday, Julia at Stamping Ground opens a linkage for others to share their work space. This has been going on for 536 weeks! Be sure to click over to the Stamping Ground blog to read more about the linkage and take a peek into others' work spaces.

Here's my desk today:
I'm on the last layout for 2018. I know what I'm going to do, I just need to adhere everything to the base page.

Short and sweet! Have a great week!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Using My Scraps; Layout

Hi there,
I'm working diligently on party decorations for two upcoming parties that we are hosting but cannot forget to work on some scrapbooking layouts as well. I've joined a couple of scrapbooking FB groups and boy oh boy those members keep me inspired.

This is the latest layout that I made using scraps from a Christmas scrapbooking kit. Leave nothing behind!

I used a circle punch to punch out all these circles for this layout.

I also added some stickers and some pen doodles on a few of them. This was a very simple layout. I'll post the right side of this two pager once it's complete.

I'm almost done with 2018!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Getting Crafty - New DT

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been selected to be on the Love To Craft Challenge Blog design team.  My first project/entry will be on October 1st.

This challenge blog is for all things crafty. Which describes my lifestyle to a “T”. I’m really excited to share my crafty projects with you month at a time!

Be sure to click back here on October 1st to see my first project!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Stick It Down Challenge; Christmas Layouts

I’m using the September 2-page sketch on Stick It Down to help complete my 2018 album. I’m finishing up my Christmas layouts and love the way they are turning out.

One of my scrappy friends also maintains a FB group that is so fun, interactive and very positive. If you’re looking for a fun group, go to Scrapbooking The Day Away and join. You will not be disappointed.

I also used the scraps and some of the kit to create front & back pocket page layouts to place between the 2-page spread.

Click on over to the Stick It Down for some 2-page, 1-page and card sketch inspiration.

Monday, September 2, 2019

BBTB2 Challenge: Go Outside!

The current challenge at Bitten By The Bug (BBTB2) is:

Go Outside!

I've wanted to make one of these for a long time and I finally did it just in time for my daughter and granddaughter's birthday party. Technically, they are called Camping Buckets. You see, you have it lit up so you can find your camping spot out in the darkened wilderness, but of course they can be used anywhere.

I purchased a 5 gallon bucket from Home Depot and the puck light from Amazon. The "relax" sentiment was a freebie from and the "welcome" sentiment I created using an assortment of fonts in Cricut and my system. The beer mug was also from

I put vinyl on both sides of the bucket:

 Here it is on our stage that we call "Le LEAF":

 And all lit up:

It really is just for ambiance and we LOVE it! Fun, right!?!

Now it's your turn...create something with an outside/outdoor theme and link it to the BBTB2 challenge link. Click on over there for some DT inspiration!

(In case you're curious, we came up with Le LEAF because the "stage" was made for our granddaughter, LeAnna.  So...the first three are obvious and the F is her middle name initial. And adding "le" instead of "the" is just fun!)

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Creative With Stamps; September Challenge

Can you believe it's already September? Autumn is just around the corner and hopefully some cooler weather! The monthly challenge at Creative With Stamps is:

For this month's card challenge, I made this:

Some close ups:

I used an old Stampin' Up leaf collection and some FSJ inks in Autumn colors. Have you made these cards before? It is so fun and so easy. I've done this before with three layers but liked it best with two. 

Basically, you cut your cardstock (kraft) into rectangle layers. For this card, the sizes are 4x5.25 and 3x4. Since my card base is white, I only needed to cut one more mat which was cut at 3.25 x 4.25. 

Stack the kraft layers on top of each other and then stamp as if it were one piece. (Use a removeable adhesive to hold them in place) Then you mat the pieces and adhere them as best as you can to line up the stamped images.

I added twine to the top layer and tied a double bow before popping on the sentiment.

The sentiment is one of those $1 stamps at Michaels that I purchased years ago too.

Now it's your turn, add your card to the link at Creative With Stamps. I can't wait to see what you come up with!