Monday, October 30, 2017

UYS # 286 - Halloween!!

Ghosts and Goblins, Princesses and Fairies!
Of course we're in the spirit !!  Show us your Halloween projects

Beware  pumpkin carvers, ZOMBIE jack-o-lanterns want REVENGE!

A two page layout using Echo Park's Arsenic and Lace paper.  

Happy Halloween!  For this project, I decided to feature my favorite Trick-or-Treaters and with their favorite furry friends.

I've got my eyes on you!  Used up a little of my Echo Park Halloween stash.  Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween! My layout features my cute little dinosaur from a  couple years ago!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Highlights for UYS #285 - Sketch

Thank you Barbara Greenberg for playing along with our sketch challenge this week :) Just a wonderful layout featuring your sweet Granddaughter Elle :)
Such cute photos of Elle :) just love seeing the 2 teeth in the last one too. Looks like she is enjoying it very much. Love your choice of colors for this layout :) and how you combined the title with the journaling :)
Thanks for playing along!
See you all tomorrow with another great challenge for you!

Monday, October 23, 2017

UYS # 285 - Sketch

Hello :) Tina here with this week's challenge. I'm challenging you to use Sketch for your layout, or you can use for a card too :)

This is what I created with some pictures of some new Lawn Art that we got over the summer:

Head over to my blog for close up shots of the layout.

My DT sisters created some awesome projects for this challenge :)

 I came up with this...  got rid of some older Halloween stash that I have
so much of because it's just the best holiday ever imo.

For this sketch, I decided to feature pictures of my daughter and her friends before going to their Homecoming dance.

I turned the sketch into an ATC using my new RubberMoon stamps. The stamp in the background is from Darkroom Door.

I rotated the sketch to the right and used it to scrap these photos of my son from a few years ago.

I used photos from my younger daughter's recent birthday celebration at a local restaurant.

We look forward to seeing what you create with this fun challenge :)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Highlights For Challenge #284 - Tis The Season For Pumpkin Spice

Hello and Happy Sunday to you! I want to thank everyone for playing along with my Tis The Season For Pumpkin Spice challenge! We had 21 gorgeous entries for this challenge and I wish I could pick every single one of them! Since I couldn't narrow it down to just 3, I have a Top 5 for you this week!

Here they are in no particular order:

Billie had several beautiful entries this week, but this one is my favorite!

The little mice on Larissa's card are so stinkin' cute and I just love the overall design of her card.

I loved the overall design of this card and that button is the perfect touch!

I love the three little panels on this card and the mulberry paper peeking out.

I love the CAS look of this fun card and that owl is super cute!

Congratulations to all of you! Your creations are beautiful!

Thanks again to everyone that played along!

We will be back tomorrow with another great challenge for you!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Highights for Challenge #283 - Use Pink / Breast Cancer Aweness Month

Thanks to everyone who participating in last week's challenge. 

There were lots of wonderful projects but since I can only pick three, here are my favorites.

I loved this beautiful Breast Cancer Hope card from Treva's Craft Corner.
I loved this gorgeous layout from Ashley H with the touches of pink.
And finally, who can resist a cute little pink unicorn from by stempelomi.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Challenge #284 - Tis The Season For Pumpkin Spice

Hello, scrappy friends! Happy Monday to you! I hope that you enjoyed your weekend and are ready to get this week started.

It's Lori here today bringing you this week's challenge - Tis The Season For Pumpkin Spice - Use orange - a little or a lot - on your project - OR - add a pumpkin to your project.

For my card this week, I have used a little bit of orange;


Here's a look at what our talented design team has created:


A Halloween card with orange and a pumpkin.


I made a cute little Halloween tag to use on a layout at a later time.

For this challenge, I did a planner spread using various shades of orange.

Being in Australia we don't a big Halloween (unfortunately), so I have done an art journal page with some of the colours I associate with Halloween as well as some pictures. 
There will be a process video and blog post on this later in the week. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you have a chance to play along with us this week!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Challenge #283: Breast Cancer Awareness

Hello - Chris C. here to bring you a new challenge.  Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month I would like to see PINK in your project. 

My mother had breast cancer twice but she survived and passed away peacefully at 99 years of age on December 23, 2015. So I did this layout about her and how at 17 (when this photo was taken) she had no idea what life had in store for her.

For this project, I used pink as the background color for two reasons.  One it is the foundation of the paper layering on this project.  Two it's a tribute to all the warriors out there who have looked cancer in the face and said, "You are not going to win!"  Your strength is humbling. 

I used a texture stamps from Darkroom Door with Distress Oxide in *Picked Raspberry*. I stamped a banksy girl from Viva LasVega Stamps also with Distress Oxides and adhered some words from Art Journey

While Breast cancer is of course a serious issue in women's health, I have decided to focus
my pink page on a positive in a woman's life, a new baby girl.


I used some pink as an accent in this layout to bring a pop of color to it!


I used pink for some of the layering and some of the accents

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Highlights for Challenge 282 - The BLUES

Happy Sunday everyone! And for you people celebrating a long weekend (in Canada - Thanksgiving; in the U.S. - Columbus Day), I hope it's a safe and happy one.

I loved all the blue projects that were posted this week, but since I can only pick three, these are my faves.

I love a great multi-photo layout and this one is fabulous from crafty sahm I am (great blog name by the way).

Onions and Paper created this stunning card.  I have this paper and totally want to lift this idea.

And from Red Obsession Cards comes this adorable image on a snowy card. Her colouring is awesome.

Stay tuned for a new challenge tomorrow.  

Monday, October 2, 2017

Highlights for challenge #281 - Old & New

Thanks to all the fabulous people who entered the challenge last week.

In no particular order, here are a few standouts!

7. DebiB
This "moose" be the cutest popup card ever!

11. Plony
This incredibly detailed and incredibly precious frame.

30. Made In Borgo: Cover mini album
A popsicle stick fence for a summer mini album?
Outrageously creative!

Check out this week's challenge   Challenge #282: The Blues

Challenge #282: The Blues

Hello - Gail here and it's my turn to host this week's challenge.  I love BLUES music and my favourite colour of clothing is blue (navy, teal, turquoise...all shades of blue).  So this week, I'd like to see the colour blue predominantly used on your projects.

Here's my layout using a PageMaps sketch and a KaiserCraft paper kit called Indigo Skies.  The background may look black and white but it's actually navy and white.  To see what other products I used please check my blog here.


My son's dinosaur themed birthday party was this past weekend so I created this 
fun banner to display at the party!


I created a layout using lots of blue! Blue acrylic paint as the main feature in the background then used various ephemera pieces to embellish the page. There will be a process video over on my channel for this layout during the week as well as a blog post with more detailed pics.

For this challenge, I colored a copic scene image using the Art Impressions Crafty Girls Set.  My card uses four different blue color combos as well as three different patterned papers containing blue and blue gems. 

Using lots of blues on my layout

Used lots of blues on my LO of my husband and our oldest.