Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A New Sketch Site Is Coming!

Tammi at My Scraps & More has started a new sketch blog and I am excited to be on the Design Team! The first sketch will be up this Friday! Go check it out!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Hello and happy Tuesday!
I have the winner of the Studio Calico 6x6 pad of paper from the blog hop. But first I would like to thank you for taking the time to hop along with us and for the sweet comments you left! Ok, now onto the winner:

BloggerStephanie said...
Cute card! I love the scale!
October 27, 2012 9:57 PM

Congrats Stephanie! Please email me your address at:

Friday, October 26, 2012

Just Imagine Blog Hop!

Hi and welcome everyone to Just Imagine Crafts / Kreaxions Punches
Haunted Blog Hop

We're giving away a Kreaxions 4 - in 1 punch and circle cutter to one lucky
blog hop participant. To be entered into the drawing for this prize simply
visit each DT blog, leaving a comment on each one. Leave one final comment on
the Just Imagine Blog. We'll announce the lucky winner on Monday!

In support of the Blog Hop all Kreaxions products will be 25% off
from Oct 26th through Oct. 28th!!

We hope you'll join us this weekend!!
Discount good online only and CAN NOT be combined with any other offers.
For international shipping rates please contact customer service at

Be sure to start off at Just Imagine Crafts

From there the Hop starts with:

Lisa M You are here!

and after Lucy back to Just Imagine Crafts to leave a comment about the blog hop.

I am so excited to share my project today.

For my card, I used the Kreaxions 4 In 1 Punch #304 and punched both sides of my paper with no insert. I added layers of patterned papers on top and then stitched with my sewing machine. I added some stickers and twine for a beautiful Halloween card for my niece:

Here's a close-up:

I will be giving away a Studio Calico Take Note 6x6 Paper Pad to one lucky commenter who is a follower of my blog.

Thanks for hopping with me today!
Now off you go to Joan's Blog to see what she has been up to!

Friday, October 19, 2012


Hello and happy Friday!
My Sketch World has a crop going on until tomorrow night. We are still celebrating World Card Making Day and I am happy to say, I got all 10 challenges done!!! WOOHOO!! and one good thing about it is, they were almost all Christmas cards! I make all my cards every year so this is a big accomplishment for me!

Just wanted to share a few of the cards I made:

If you have a little card making time, go check out the fun challenges over there!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Inspiration Elevator Challenge #6

You may recall from last month's challenge that the purpose of this challenge group was to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. We love to have new faces join us on our journey and this month we welcome a new guest designer to join us.  Please join me in welcoming Denise Morrison. Denise's blog is aptly name "Life is Yummy" and so is her art!

This month our challenger was the very talented Ann Jobes. Her challenge to us is as follows:
This month's challenge is a journalling prompt. I realize some of us do not journal much on our pages, and if we're truthful, we mostly scrapbook for ourselves - it gives us joy, a creative outlet, etc. But we do hope that someone is going to page through these albums sometime in the future, right? For this month's challenge, I'd like you to think about some of those values or beliefs that are important to you.

There is no "right way" to do this. Spend some time thinking about this. It's your chance to share with future generations something that is important to you and makes you who you are. Take some time to collect some verses, quotes or sayings that speak to your soul. Choose one that you think is a "life verse" - something that really communicates the essence of you.

Use whatever photo(s) you think will suit your message. Enjoy putting a meaningful page together using your favourite techniques, style, papers - whatever makes it "you".

I know this is going to be difficult. I'm asking you to reverse your process and put the message first when we so often put our message/journalling last, as an afterthought, if at all.

When I took some time to think about this challenge and what it meant to me, I looked through quite a few quotes and wrote a few of my favorite ones down:

1. Be Yourself. Who else is better qualified?
2. You'll never miss the water 'til the well runs dry.
3. I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
4. Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.- Henry Thoreau

In the end, I knew I wanted to do something with honesty, it means so much to me, so I chose this quote by Danielle Radcliffe:

"I think honesty is the most heroic quality one can aspire to."

For my layout, I chose to use a photo of myself, that Sierra took of me Homecoming weekend.
I used Little Yellow Bicycle's Paradise line. I added some ink to my white doilies and also Glimmer Mist splashes to keep my page flowing:

Here are a few close-ups:

 I hope you will stop by and see what the designers on this adventure have created:

 We would love to see what you are inspired to create. Add your comment below with a link, I will be sure to drop by and say hello.


Sunday, October 14, 2012


Sorry it has taken me a few extra days to announce my winner of the Winter Wonderland buttons  from the My Scraps & More blog hop, but I just spent the weekend shopping with some friends from high school and boy, did we have fun catching up and spending money:)

The winner of the buttons is:
Blogger Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...
Darling Christmas Cards and love the sketches you used. I am already a follower and let me tell you that you rocked these Christmas Cards.

Congrats Karen and please send me your address!
Thanks everyone for hopping along and for your sweet comments!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

My Scraps & More Blog Hop

Welcome to My Scraps & More's World Card Making Day Blog Hop!
All of the design team members have created beautiful cards to inspire you. They each worked with a different 6x6 paper pad to show how easy they make card creating. As you hop through the blogs, make sure that you leave some love on each members site. After you have seen all of their wonderful work, go back to the My Scraps blog here for your chance to win these paper pads of your own...

For your chance to win simply become a follower of the My Scraps & More blog AND leave a comment on each blog as you hop along.(We would love for you to become a follower of our Facebook page as well but it is not required) The hop will run through October 10th with a winner to be announced shortly thereafter.

Let's get hopping... Your first stop is Tammi's blog. If you ever lose your way, below is the order of the hop... Enjoy!!

                                                             Lisa YOU ARE HERE!
                                                             My Scraps & More

I had the pleasure of working with the My Minds Eye Winter Wonderland 6x6 Designer Paper Pad.

 I combined these gorgeous papers and PageMaps card sketches to create my cards.
I am a huge fan of My Mind's Eye! I love the colors and patterns and couldn't wait to get started on my Christmas cards!

My scrappy friend, Bev, gave me a heat embossing tool and some embossing powder this summer and I finally had a chance to play with it. I used the above 6x6 paper pad along with the snowflake stamps from the My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland Acrylic Stamps and heat embossed the snowflakes on my scalloped circle. I added an inked tag from the Winter Wonderland "Tags" Paper, a snowflake button from the Winter Wonderland Button Collection  and tied it all together with the Winter Wonderland twine.
Here is the sketch:


For my second card I used the same paper pad and added the "Presents Under The Tree" tag along with some red ric-rac.
Here is the sketch:

For my third card I used the same paper pad. The "May You Have Peace & Joy This Holiday Season"  tag and row of houses at the bottom of my card are both included in the paper pad.
I also added a button and twine from the Winter Wonderland Collection and a piece of red ric-rac from my stash. I also used a Kreaxions 4 In 1 Punch for my borders.
Here is the sketch:

This collection was so much fun to play with and I have lots of 6x6 papers left in this pad to make more Christmas cards with!
I will be giving away these cute Winter Wonderland Buttons to one lucky person who leaves me a comment and is a follower of my blog.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today!! I hope that we inspired you in some small way to create something special today!

Now you are off to Missy's blog to see her fabulous creations!

Monday, October 1, 2012

A New Sketch!

Tammi posted a new sketch by Kristine Davidson up on the My Scraps & More Blog today! This sketch is fabulous, but Kristine's always are!
I had a chance to play with it this weekend, along with a few other design team members.

Here is the sketch:

and here is my take on it:

Tammi is giving away an awesome prize for only lucky winner that participates. Hope you will play along with us!