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!
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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
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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".

My Weekend PL page

I had a great weekend with my daughter, SIL, granddaughter, brother and Dad this past weekend so I decided to make one full PL page about it.      Sketch #88 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"  was perfect for my journaling card.

And then here is my full PL page that I used it on.

Here is the sketch and link for the challenge at   "SKETCHES IN THYME PROJECT LIFE STYLE"

Monday, October 16, 2017

My Pumpkin

I had a great weekend with my granddaughter and family.   We took her to her first pumpkin patch and had many photo ops.   We had fun and took pumpkins home to cook with dinner that night and also to decorate.

I'm going to enter this layout in four different challenges, a sketch challenge, color challenge and two theme challenges.

I'll start with the sketch challenge.   Challenge #139 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"   It was perfect for two of the picture of me holding Elle and one of the pumpkins out in the patch.
Here is the sketch and the link is in the name above.

Next is the color palette challenge at   "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES"   it coved all the colors I used in my layout with the different patterned papers and my card stock matting plus my title color and the embellishments.   The link is in the name and here is the color Palette.

Moving right along I went to  "RUBBER BUGGY CHALLENGE BLOG"    This is challenge #4 and I have to say I'm really having fun playing along with the challenge here.   So glad I found out about it.     I love all the fall activities of festivals, pumpkin patches, apple picking.    So much fun for everyone.     Challenge #4 theme is......

Finally the challenge at   "USE YOUR STUFF"    Challenge #284  is Tis the Season for Pumpkin Spice, you could use orange, a little or a lot on your project or add a pumpkin to your project.   I have done both some pumpkins and some orange in my papers.   I really used my stuff on this, lots of paper pieces and card stock scraps for matting and some embellishments I've had for awhile and the poem that I've hoarded forever.

Challenge #284 - Tis The Season For Pumpkin Spice

Happy Halloween witch

Yes I'm still making Halloween cards and having a blast.   The bonus is I'm using up a lot of paper I've been stocking and embellishments for the season, because I have a lot.

This card is for Challenge #132 - Halloween at  "FANTABULOUS CRICUT".
The challenge is to make a project about anything Halloween.   Well this witch streaking across the moon sure says Halloween to me.

I used the Celebrate with a Flourish cartridge.   I've had this cartridge for ions and I absolutely love it.

So happy Monday and happy creating at "FANTABULOUS CRICUT"


I've been making a lot of Halloween cards and fall layouts lately so I've been weeding through all these seasonal papers and embellishments for a couple of weeks now at least.   I have a couple of challenges I will enter this card into.   First when I saw the new sketch #179 at   "FEELING SKETCHY" this morning I immediately knew what embellishments I had for the perfect card to go with the sketch.   Then I found this starry paper, used it for my background and inked all the edges in black to make it a little more night like and added my cobweb, sentiment and some 3D spiders and viola another Halloween card made.   I love this season and I love using up what I've been collecting over the years.

Here is the sketch and the link to the challenge #179 at   "FEELING SKETCHY"  You have 12 days left from today to enter this challenge.

The second challenge I am going to enter my card in is  "THE PAPER PLAYERS"  Challenge #PP366 is Clean and simple Spooky.     This card is basically black and white with a spot of purple so I consider it pretty clean and simple and the Spooky part has to be the cobwebs, thats spooky when you get caught in there with all the spiders.     Here is the link to "THE PAPER PLAYERS"  for all the details.

A Fall card

Today is card making day and I started off with the Fall card using the "TIC-TAC-TOE" Challenge.
Then I'm also playing along with the "RUBBER BUGGY CHALLENGE"

This was challenge 19 and there is a new Tic-Tac-Toe challenge every week.

Here is the board to play with.   I did the right hand vertical row.   Geometric shapes, layers and Autumn.    It was hard to decide which row to use, so many ways to go.   I think I'm next going to write a note inside and send it to my Dad.   I was with him yesterday but I still think he would like to get happy mail.

Play along here every week at  "TIC-TAC-TOE CHALLENGE"

The challenge #4 at  "THE RUBBER BUGGY"   is   Fall/Autumn and/or Halloween.      So my Fall card is perfect for this challenge.    Plus you can enter as many projects as you like.

8 months old

I can't believe my youngest grandchild is growing so fast.   Why can't babies stay little for a couple of years and hold them the whole time and then learn to walk at two years.   That would be my choice.

This layout is for my reveal for Sketch #98 at "THE MEMORY NEST"   I hope you are all playing along.   Only two more reveals until we get to #100 and a $25 Gift Card for the winner from all entries in Sept. Oct and Nov.

Here is the sketch and I hope you play along with it at   "THE MEMORY NEST"

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Love this baby girl

I took a bunch of pictures of Elle a couple of weeks ago when they were all here with us at the lake for the weekend.   She is just growing way to fast.    That is why I used the number paper with this layout, just showing how the weeks and months are flying by.    She turned 8 months old a week later.

Since I used the number paper I am entering this layout at   "COLORFUL CREATIONS"
The Oct. 1st challenge is called 'By the Numbers'

Next I used the sketch challenge #3 at "THE RUBBER BUGGY"  to make my layout.       It was perfect for two pictures.    The problem was I had to pick just two from probably the 10 I took of Elle sitting there.

Here are the links and info............


By The Numbers

Hey all, welcome to our first challenge of the Fall!  For this challenge we want you to create a project using numbers! It can be in the form of your papers, titles, photos, whatever, let your imagination be your guide!

Autumn Boat Ride

I used the Fall Mood Board at  "CHALLENGE YOURSELF"  in mind while I made this layout.
I know the picture doesn't look like fall but this was taken Sunday when we had a beautiful 85 degree day here at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.   We can have nice days in October here in Missouri but very rare for it to be in the 80's and we had two days in a row  and then suppose to be 84 again on Friday.   Hopefully another boat ride day.   Have to take advantage of them all we can while its nice out.    But even though the picture doesn't scream Fall I wanted to use fall colors and title and embellishments.

Here is the link to this challenge #46 at "CHALLENGE YOURSELF"  and  the Mood Board for your inspiration.   Obviously I went with the fall colors and then sprinkled leaf stickers around the layout to go with the leaves in the mood board.    As always you have to have a picture of yourself on your layout and for a change I have a picture of just me.  


Nothing is better than Caramel Apples, my all time favorite.    So when I saw these pictures of the
grandkids, Gibson and Addisyn I knew I had to make a layout of them.   Plus had to run out and find somewhere selling caramel apples.    :) :) :)

I used sketch #138 at   "SKETCH N SCRAP"  for this layout.     Thats the link to the blog and here is the sketch.

Then I also linking my layout to "THE SCRAP ROOM GROUP"  for their Taste of Color Challenge for October.   You had to use at least 3 of the 5 colors, I have the two shade of green, black and orange.     Use the link above and here is colors

Monday, October 9, 2017

Another Halloween card monster

I'm really enjoying making Halloween cards this year.   I've really been digging into my stash and using scraps and full pieces of papers and embellishments I've been hoarding.   Fun, fun, fun putting everything together on the cards.

This card I made for the Monster Mash challenge at  "STINKIN INKERS"   
This is my first time entering this challenge but I'm looking forward to joining the fun more often not that I have found the blog.   Thanks Ashley Walker for the link.

I loved playing along with the October Jump Start sketch challenge at "THE SCRAP ROOM"
It certainly did give me a feeling of jumping into the fall season while making this layout.
I used pictures of the decorations this year at my Grandkids home in St. Louis.

Here is the sketch and the link to   "THE SCRAP ROOM BLOG"


After living in the suburbs of Kansas City and then moving to the Lake of the Ozarks under two months ago I am amazed at the beautiful sunsets I can see almost every night from our windows.
Just a whole different view of nature here and we LOVE it.    I'm entering this layout in 4 challenges, one being a double.     So here are what they are.

I made this layout using the October rewind sketch at  "ROCHELLE SPEARS BLOGSPOT"   It was perfect for this picture and then I combined it for the Scrappy Friends challenge with
"GRAND DIVA'S CREATIVE CORNER"  to use a one word title.    My title is "Amazing"
I love when I can combine these two challenges together for the Scrappy Friends.

 I was a day late last week getting my layout in at  "USE YOUR STUFF" so I wasn't going to miss it this week.  Challenge #283-Breast Cancer Awareness.    You must use PINK on your project.   I have three strips of pink patterned paper and the pink in my sunset picture.

I will also enter this layout as my 2nd entry at "THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE" to use wooden elements on your project.   My title is wood.    Every time I go to Michaels I stock up on these as I love using them for a simple title that tells the story of my layout.

Here are the links to the challenges.




Challenge #283: Breast Cancer Awareness


Challenge #137 - Wooden Element Challenge

Boat Ride

I love adding little wood veneer pieces to my layout.   This one I have four pieces, 2 arrows and two hearts.     I'll be entering this layout at   "THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE"   as challenge #137 is
'Wood Element' challenge.   You could use little wood pieces like I did, or something larger like wooden letters for a title (I have a big collection of those too)  or wood grain paper.

Here is the link to this challenge at  "THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE"   you still have 5 days to enter before the next challenge is announced.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Just Add Ink #380

I've had this stamped image for a few years now just waiting till I would finally color it.
I'm not a big coloring person, but I used a combo of markers, color pens and color pencils to
color this image.    Then I got to the really hard part.   Fussy cutting all around it.

I wasn't sure how I was going to use it but I had the sketch from  "JUST ADD INK"  #380
sitting at the side of my desk and I also had this orange card base sitting out just calling me to use.
So I decided to put them all together and make a fall card and leave it as is with no sentiment on the front, but I can write inside of it and decide how I will use it.

Here is the sketch and the link to   "JUST ADD INK"

WCMD Card - 2 Challenges

Here is one of the cards I've made today for World Card Making Day.     Started the day with rainy and windy weather so got all of my card making supplies out.   But then the weather cleared and we went to a nearby Fall Craft festival,  walked around and had lunch and then came home.     So now back to card making.    This card is from sketch #1 for World Card Making Day 2017 at
"SKETCH N SCRAP"    I used this sketch to make a colorful Thanksgiving card.

Here is the sketch and this is the link to  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  there will be 3 more extra card sketches this month and you have till October 31st to enter.

I am also entering this card in the   "CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES"  BLOG    This is challenge
#406 and since its World Card Making Day they have an easy challenge.    It is...............
wait for it..................       Drum Roll..................   Make a card, any card, any shape, any design.
So here it is my Thanksgiving card with not your ordinary Thanksgiving colors but I think it works.

Here is the link for  "CRAZY 4  CHALLENGES"

Friday, October 6, 2017

October PL page

I worked on my first week of October PL page today.    I once again used a sketch at
"SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"   for my monthly title page.   I always get great sketches and inspiration to use here.    I did have to rotate the sketch to fit my first pocket but still worked out great.  Here it is  sketch #87.    You can click on the name above to go to the challenge.      After the sketch I have included my full PL page I made to start the month.