Monday, October 23, 2017

Petting Zoo

Along with the Pumpkin Patch we took Elle too there was a small petting zoo with small horse, sheep, donkeys, chickens.   So I got a few pictures of Elle with the animals.   Including Uncle Bruce probably breaking the rules by lifting her over the fence.  
I used the October 15th sketch at   "LET'S GET SKETCHY"      A totally different design for layouts than what I've done in awhile so it was fun for working with it.

Here is the sketch

Fall Colors Challenge

I'm entering this at the "SCRAPPING 4 FUN CHALLENGE BLOG"  for their challenge #101  ---
Autumn Colors.    I have, red, orange, yellow, green and brown.   So I think I've pretty well covered the Autumn Colors of the trees around here that are so beautiful right now.

Here is the link to the challenge, there are still a few days to enter.

Challenge 101 - Autumn Colours

This post will remain on the top of the blog until 26th of October 2017 when this Challenge is over!
Please scroll down to see our LAYOUT CHALLENGE - Challenge 1 or click on the link.

13 to 26th of October

Challenge 101 - Autumn Colours
  1. You can create a - Layout, Card, Canvas, Mini Album, Mixed media, "Off the Page" Creations
  2. Only new creations from 13th of October 2017 onwards
  3. Enter a direct link to your creations into the link tool, not only to the main page of your blog. This makes it easy for the Design Team to find your creations to leave comments
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  6. If your Challenge entries does not meet the above requirements your entry will be disqualified!
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Pumpkins not just for dessert

A couple of weekends when I was visiting my daughter and my son-in-law (the cook of the family) described what he wanted to make for dinner Saturday night, to say I was skeptical would be an understatement.     But WOW it was so good.   I told all my scrappy on-line friends about it after I got home and they wanted the recipe so while I was typing it out I thought I would make a layout about it.    I'm even going to suggest to my son-in-law that he should make it again for Thanksgiving as a side dish, you can leave out the sausage and add spinach or peas or something and make it strictly vegetarian.     I have two challenges to use this for.

I had the challenge #138  at  "THE PAPER GIRL CHALLENGE"   I decided it would work for that challenge as the challenge is Pumpkin Spice and what that means to me.   Well let me tell you now I can still smell that spicy aroma of the pumpkin cooking and then the great taste.   YUM.

Here is the link to "THE PAPER GIRL CHALLENGE"

Challenge #138 - Pumpkin Spice

Hello Karrie  here again.  Happy Fall!
I am not exactly sure what the precise meaning of "pumpkin spice" is, but it seems to be a pretty mainstream fall term these days.  Is it a colour? That dark warm orange?  A flavor?
Like baking with cinnamon and cloves?   A scent? Like sitting by the woodstove breathing in your favourite hot beverage?   Show us!

My second challenge is at  "PAPER ISSUES (FRIENDS & FANS)     I used the Scrap Soup
recipe while making this layout.   It was fun to get everything to work together.   My two squares are behind the corners of my two pictures, and I have two pumpkins, a die cut and a sticker.   Then plenty of cooking related stickers for the 4 embellishments and 8 sequins around the layout.   Believe it or not the first time I've used sequins.

Here is the link to "PAPER ISSUES (FRIENDS & FANS)"

Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween Ghost

I've had this big white ghost sitting on my desk for about 5 days now just calling out to me and saying "use me, use me"  so today I did.   I have two challenge that I know this card will be great for.

I saw the challenge at  "4 CRAFTY CHICKS"  and knew that the two would work perfectly together and I could use up more Halloween scraps of paper again.

Here is the link to  "4 CRAFTY CHICKS"   and the challenge


Next is an always fun challenge at  "CRAFTAHOLICS R US"    It's challenge #41 Anything Goes.
So my Ghosty Halloween card will be great for it too.

Here is the link and the challenge at  "SCRAPAHOLICS R US" 

Challenge #41 Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sketch #107

I just keep making Halloween cards but then I just keep finding these great sketches that let me use up my stash of Halloween embellishments.

For this card I used sketch #107 at   "SKETCH N SCRAP".     Here is the sketch.


I got to see the preview of my Granddaughter in her Halloween costume for this year while I was visiting last weekend.    She is going to be a cute little elephant, or at least that is the plan now.   She was not impressed with having the trunk hanging there on her.

I will enter this layout at   "PAPER PLAYER SKETCHES"   This week is a color challenge.
Orange, Black and Grey,   I have orange and black in the paper I used and then the grey is in the elephant costume.

Here is a link to  "PAPER PLAYER SKETCHES"  and the color example.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Total Cuteness

I might be a tad prejudiced but I think she is just the cutest ever.      The crawling has begun and in another week you won't be able to keep up with her.   But while I had the chance I did get this picture.
She had on the cutest little outfit and those ears on the hood when you pulled it up was just adorable.
She was certainly covered in hug and kisses this day while visiting her great grandfather and 4 generations together, thus the name.

I did my take on the October 15th sketch at   "Colorful Creations"   and used an old collection
Bo Bunny - Love Letters to make the layout.   Matted the picture in black, matted all the triangle patterned papers with black ink, added the date and my wood veneer title XOXOXO and viola I had my layout complete.

Here is the sketch and the link to  "COLORFUL CREATIONS".