Sunday, December 29, 2013

Get Inky Challenge 20: Snow

   It's time for the last 2013 Get Inky Stamps by Blue Moon Creations inspiration post.  Their final  challenge of the year is one of my favorite things…SNOW! 
   I used the 2013 Holiday set, but used two different sayings to create my greeting.  I used Snowmany Thanks and Seasons greetings to come up with Snow Greetings.  I accomplished this by using wash tape to cover the part of the saying I didn't want…leaving just what I did.  A few snow flakes and some glitter and the cute card was done.
   I have very much enjoyed my time with Get Inky, and seeing what each of you have created.  I wish you all a happy 2014!  I hope you'll stay with me to see what I create in the new year.

Friday, December 20, 2013

2nd December ScrapStuffz Inspired By Challenge

     Welcome back everyone!  We're having two reveals over at ScrapStuffz this month, and it's time for my second.  Remember, you can use one, or both, to do entries this month!
     I was instantly inspired by the two trees, and I used two pictures of our Christmas tree from 2012.  One is of hubby and son while we hunted one down, and the other is it all decorated. After that I wanted to mimic the different picture boxes by using different papers…something I really struggle with.  I am always afraid of the patterns being two busy, but I ended up loving the effect.
    The title was cut from several different Cricut cartridges.  The wreath for the O was inspired by the wreathes in the inspiration photo.  The letters were welding in the Cricut Craft Room, and the tree was topped with some red stickles.
     I hope you'll come over and join us!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Blast Off Thank You Card

Hi everyone…I'm back today to share with you the thank you cards I made for our little ones third birthday.  We had a Buzz Light year birthday so I wanted to do something space related.  My new Stampin' Up Blast Off set ended up being the perfect thing!

I really like how this came out.  The space ship is popped up from his passenger really giving the card some depth.  The thank you is flair that I made using my epiphany crafts circle machine.  I have to say I think that's my favorite tool right now!  The only thing I wanted to do differently was put a picture of each child who attended as the passenger, but I couldn't get the size just right.
As much as I love the card...if I ever say I'm going to make all my birthday thank you's again…you have permission to smack me!  

Friday, December 13, 2013

Denami Blog Hop Winner

    I wanted to say thank you to each of you who left such kind comments.  The feed back of so many makes the time it takes to create a blog worth it.
    The winner of my blog candy was Iris, and she was been contacted.  I can't wait to get her prize out to her and see what she creates with it. Congrats Iris!
    I hope to see you all on another hop.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Scrapstufffz Inspired By 1st December Reveal

We're doing something new over at ScrapStuffz this month and having two reveals!  You can use one or both inspiration pictures giving you double options and double chances to win.  Our first picture is so much fun!

I was instantly inspired to scrap a few photos of a house in our area that goes all out for Christmas.  The man has every inflatable decoration you can think of.  He gives candy canes and hot chocolate all through the season, and it's one of my little ones favorite things to do…every night if you'd let him! I used a brighter red and green sine the photos are at night, and the lights on the truck are so bright.  I had some border trim that was lights, and was happy to be finally find a place to use it!
So come play along…I can't wait to see what inspires you!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Denami Designs December Hop: Razzle Dazzle

When: The blog hop starts on December 8,2013 at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until December 9, 2013, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).
Why: To be inspired by fun DeNami Design creations and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!

Prizes: We are giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website! We'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then we'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!

You should have arrived here from Dana Seymour's awesome blog!  If you happened to stumble upon the hop make sure to head back to Denami and start from the beginning so you don't miss anyone's blog.

Now without further adeiu…here is my take on dazzle dazzle!  I used a black card and then topped it with aqua glitter paper.   I stamped the Denami trees on a piece of white misted with Heidi Swapp Tinsel spray to give it a cool winter feeling and then used my Denami glitter to make the leaves sparkle.  I love how it came out!!

Blog Candy!!!  To anyone who leaves a comment on this blog, and becomes a follower, I will enter you in a random drawing to win this card and a stamp of my choosing!  You can get an extra entry for following me on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter.  The links are all on the right hand side of this blog.  Leave one extra comment with each place you followed me.

Now off your next stop:  Linda Monroe

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Get Inky Challenge 18: Onward and Upward

     I'm back again to post inspiration over at Get Inky Stamps by Blue Moon Creations.  Their challenge right now is Onward and Upward.  
     This challenge really got to me!  I made a card probably two months ago and let it sit as I wasn't exactly happy with it.  The more it sat the less I liked it, and couldn't bring myself to write the post…so I started over. Boy am I glad I did.  I love this card!
   I misted white paper with Heidi Swap tinsel to give a night sky twinkle effect, and then used the stars and Happy Birthday sentiment from Get Inky's sailboat set.  To finish it off I printed and colored their digi rocket in fun kid colors and voila…a card I love!  I probably love it so much as we just had a 3 year old Buzz Lightyear party hear and my house and I must hear "To Infinity and Beyond" 300 times a day!
    What are you all creating for this months challenge?

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick post to say Happy Thanksgiving to all my followers.  I am so thankful to have each and every one of you!  We spent the day with family and teasing each other over the local football game.  What did you all do today?

Monday, November 18, 2013

Kraftie Kreations Thankful Swatch Book

     With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the design team over at Kraftie Kre8ations was asked to create swatch books of thankfulness.  If you're like me you book...what's that!  Think of a mini album designed like a fabric sample book.  

     The thought was to be able to write down what you are thankful for.  I couldn't just leave it there though because what's journalling without pictures! I did a combo of journalling spots and places for pictures.  
     I also made the pages pockets so that you could store extra photos or memories in there without adding a ton of pages.  The pockets would also be perfect for tickets or brochures if you travel around the holidays.
    Does your family write down anything at the holiday to keep memory of what you're thankful for each year?  Would something like this make you do so?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Get Inky Challenge 17: Thanks

     It's time for another Get Inky Stamps by Blue Moon Creations inspiration post.  This time their challenge is thanks.  There are so may ways you can go with this topic!   
     I choose to use the 2013 Holiday set and rather than make a thank you card, make a tag that could go on...well...pretty much anything.  My first thoughts were a bottle of wine or a glassine bag of cookies...yum!
    To make the sky of the tag I crumbled the tag and then used my ink applicator to rub ink around the tag.  I then ironed the tag (no steam!) to make it flat again.
   I also used a new to me product called muddles puddles to do the snow. I like the textured effect it gave, but it wasn't sparkling enough like fresh snow does.  Stickles to the rescue!  I put clear Stickles on top of the muddle puddles and it was perfect.
    The snow flakes are buttons that I cut off the thread holder part to be able to use on my cards and pages.
     I hope this inspires you to think outside the box and enter the Thanks challenge.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Get Inky 3-D Holiday

     It's my day to post inspiration over at Get Inky Stamps by Blue Moon Creations.  Their challenge right now is 3-D holiday.  
     I really have found being on a design team keep me motivated since the topics aren't always what I'd do or it makes me really think how to use their stamps/ideas to bring you a great idea. I love making holiday cards, and I can't tell you how pleased I am with how this one came out.
     I used my elegant edges cricut cartridge and cut out the red background.  I think it's just supposed to be decorative, but the border really reminded me of the old gigantic Christmas light bulbs!  The green is then embossed with the Cuttlebug.  The red is popped with 3-D foam dots and the green is adhered to that.
   I used the Get Inky 2013 Holiday set and embossed the gingerbread men and fussy cut them.  They are then popped up as well.
    Inside is a pop-up card with another gingerbread man popped off of there.  Can we say popped one more time!?  
    I hope this gives you a holiday idea and that you join us for the challenge.  Are you making your holiday cards this year or purchasing?

Friday, November 1, 2013

ScrapStuffz "Inspired By" November Challenge

     I love being on design teams when it really makes me think outside the box.  This ScrapStuffz one was a toughie for me, and I looked at it a very long time before something hit me.  Once it did though...I was off and running and my layouts came together very quickly!
    So what finally hit me? The Mayflower!  In my strange thinking pattern I kept thinking:

  1. Mayflower = Pilgrims
  2. Pilgrims came for independence/freedom
  3. Independence/freedom = Fourth of July!
     So without further is my M at eight months old.  I made the banner myself using the cricut.  I cut scallop circles in half inch increments and then cut them in half.  I stamped glitter stars in the circles to give it a bit of pop.
     The circles on both pages are made using the Epiphany Crafts round circle epoxy machine.  This is a new tool for me and I love it! 
     I created the title using wood veneer that I painted with some acrylic paint I had around.  Boy was it messy since the letters are so small, but I love the dimension is gives and the variety of colors available.

     What does the inspiration picture make you think of?  Come over and link up with us for a chance to win.  Don't forget that our winner is design team chosen so everyone has a great shot!

Craftin Desert Diva's
3 Girl Jam

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Kraftie Kre8ations Pop-Up Halloween

     Happy Halloween everyone.  Today is my day to inspire you as part of the Kraftie Kre8ations design team.  We were tasked with either making a pop-up Halloween card or a 3-D Halloween layout.  If you've read my previous Halloween entries you'll know that we don't "do" Halloween so a layout was out, and I'd never made a pop-up card...well I learned pretty quickly!  

     I had recently purchsed a wonderful paper piercing from Scrap'n With Flair, and she graciously included the Hallowen items as a bonus.  At the time I didn't know what I was going to do with them, but since I knew I'd never make anything Halloween of my own I stuck them in a safe place until the right!  
     I added some washi tape to mimick a spider coming down it's web, added some stickles, and viola!  I used another of her Halloween items as the pop-up inside my card.
     Did you make any Halloween items this year?  If you did leave me a link and I'll come check them out.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

ScrapStuffz Fall Blog Hop

     Hi everyone, and welcome to the ScrapStuffz Inspired By Hooray for Fall Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Stephanie's blog you're in the right place.  If you got lost along the way head back over to the ScapStuffz blog to start over.  
     We were given an inspiration photo this month as well as an awesome sketch provided by Brenshevia.  Each item was so wonderful that you could have done an awesome layout with either one, but combine them and you have something stupendous!
     I was inspired in the photo by the pumpkins and leaves.  I finally pulled out the photos from M's first trip to the pumpkin patch.  He was eleven months old at the time and is now about a month from being three!!  I used quilled leaves I purchased from a lady on Facebook (wish I could remember who to send you there), Epiphany crafts round epoxy punch, Kiwi Lane Designs templates, and Echo Park's Fall reflections.

Want to play along with us?
1. Leave a comment on each blog along the hop.
2. Create a LO inspired by the photo and using the sketch, post it using our link up by NOV 1.
3. Be a follower of ScrapStuffz Inspired by

Now head over to see the fabulous inspiration Melissa has for you!

Blog Hop Order:

Lyne - You're here

Friday, October 18, 2013

Get Inky Stamps Halloween Challenge Inspiration

    Hi everyone.  I'm back with another inspiration post for Get Inky Stamps by Blue Moon Creations.  Their challenge right now is Halloween with buttons.  
    I will admit that this was a very big challenge for me since we don't "do" Halloween.  I wasn't even sure where to begin.        
     I used the Halloween Boo digi stamp cutting the Boo out for the front, and leaving the Happy Halloween for the inside. I used my Copics and glitter to make the boo exciting.  I also used a chicken wire stencil, and glimmer mist, hoping to create a spider web like texture in the background.
    I hope this inspires you to join the challenge, and I look forward to seeing your creation.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sketch~N~Scrap - October 15th Challenge

     When I started this blog, less than a year ago, I never imagined how many cool websites, blogs, companies and people I'd get to work with.  
     The ScrapStuffz Etsy Store is sponsoring the October 15th challenge at Sketch~N~Scrap so we were given the chance to be "guest" designers if we had the time.  How fun!
   We were given this fabulous sketch to work with. There were so many different things you do with this even though it had some October themed items on it.  

     I chose to follow the layout of the items, but go with a completely different theme.  I did want to keep some of the distinct elements of the sketch so I worked in the arrows and the chevron.  You can't tell but the green washi directly above the arrow has arrows as well.  
     I hope this inspires you to hop on over to their blog, and enter their challenge.  A big thank you to Sketch~N~Scrap for letting me play along with them!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Kraftie Kre8ations Girl Power Pink

      October is Breast Cancer awareness month so for the  Kraftie Kre8ations design team we were asked to make/alter a box, in pink, and fill it with encouragement for someone who's been through any type of cancer.  
     I chose to make my box, embellish it, and leave a blank spot for when I decided to who to encourage with it.  I also made an itty bitty mini to write the encouragement in.  Oh...the box also holds a few chocolates because that cheers anyone up.  I didn't feel like the pictures did the box and album justice so make sure to check out my video too.  

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mess Maker Layout

     If you saw my ScrapStuffz October Reveal this is the matching page to the layout, and I think I actually like it better than the first one!  If you haven't seen it's companion you can find it: Here
     I tried a technique I saw on your tube for creating the photo frame using half circles.  While the tutorial showed using all patterned paper I chose to use two patterns and two solids to give it a less busy effect. 
    The title comes from my little ones shirt, but applies very well as he fell asleep having a bottle and there is milk dribbling down his chin.  I'm sure he'll love this photo when he's older...haha
   The splatters, stars and asterisk type items are embossed using red and black to match the washi and thicker title. 
    Have you tried any new techniques lately?  Leave me a comment and I'll come check them out.


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Get Inky Fall Inspiration

     If you are looking for the Kiwi Lane blog hop - it's the next post down.
     I am so excited to be showing you my first guest designer creation for Get Inky Stamps by Blue Moon Creations.  This was my first time using digital stamps, and I sprang for some Copics too!  Their challenge right now is to use fall colors.

     I used the Funky Flower digi set, and my sentiment was from the Sailboat set. I loved with the flower set that you got four of the same shape flower, but that each one was a different pattern inside.  It made them all interesting, but still co-hesive.  I used three different colors of copics as well as some random brads and gems that I had in my stash.  
    Will you be linking up for their challenge?  I'd love if you followed me to see all my new ideas!  I have all my links in the upper right corner.  Thanks again!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Kiwi Lane Blog Hop

     Welcome to the Kiwi Lane blog hop.  You should have arrived here from La-Vie's blog.  If you  happen to get lost along the way you can always head back to Kiwi Lane's blog for the complete blog order.
      I am very excited to be included in the hop, and couldn't wait to see what designer templates I'd get to work with.  I was graciously sent the Tiny Holiday and Abbie Road Mini sets.  I think the Tiny Holiday set could be used on both cards and layouts.  The Abbie Road is definitely geared more towards cards, but I could see using them as boarders for journalling or certain pictures on a layout.  The products really are very versatile. 
    Since National Card Making Day is during the hop, and there is a fun challenge at Kiwi Lane in honor of that, I made two different cards.  Be sure you check the challenge out, and get in on the fun!
    My first card is very clean and simple.  I used one of the borders and the ornament from the holiday set.   I wanted to show how easy the sets are to use for different ideas, so I turned the ornament upside down and turned them into balloons.  The balloons have some stickels on them for a bit of interest, and I used twine for the balloon strings.  

     For my second card I wanted to have less white space so I used both the A and B sides of the borders, but cut them in different spots.  I then tucked on pumpkin under part of the boarder and popped the other up with foam dots.  A few fall stickers and I was good to go.  There is a lot of depth and interest, but with the  matching waves it doesn't look overly busy...I love it! 
     Do do you want to get a chance to use the awesome KLD templates!?  Of course you do!  All you have to leave is leave a comment on the blogs along the way, and a random winner will get a $25 gift certificate to the shop.  Winner to be announced October 10th on their blog.  Good Luck!
     Thank you so much for joining us.  I'm glad you're here!  I hope you'll follow my blog and Facebook page to see more of my creations.  Now head on to Jennifer's blog to see her awesome work.

Blog Order:

  1. Kiwi Lane - Start here
  2. La-Vie Borde-Perry
  3. Lyne Schnable-Blodgett - You are here
  4. Jennifer Budge 
  5. Meka Matthews
  6. Jen Nicholes  
  7. Joan Holmes Leitch
  8. Michelle King Beaudry
  9. Gail Owens  

I'd love if you followed me to see all my new ideas!  I have all my links in the upper right corner.  Thanks again!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

ScrapStuffz "Inspired By" October Reveal

     Time for another great project brought to you by ScrapStuffz Inspired By Challenge blog. This month as we really get into the swing of fall there are so many ways you could choose to go with the inspiration picture.
     The colors in this picture are lovely, but the wood of the barn and the shape of the doors were where I got my inspiration from most.  I used a wood grain paper and burlap for the barn inspiration, and cut my photos similar to the shape of the doors. I created the arch to mimic the roof and the the vines.  
     The little bubble in the center of the arch is a sticker that is attached to the top of an arrow.  When you pull it up out comes another picture of the event we were at, and on the back in my journalling.  I've really been enjoying lately trying to find ways to hid other pictures or journalling.
    So how does this picture inspire you?  Be sure to link up with us over the blog for your chance to win a prize!  This months prize is a set of corrugated thickers in traditional Halloween colors.  I can't wait to see what you create. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Kraftie Kre8ations Winnie The Pooh Frame

September is National Honey month and Kids Creative Week is this week as well. The KK8 DT was challenged to create a card, layout or project that had kids and Winnie the Pooh. We all know Pooh loves his honey and that no kid can resist that lovable huggable bear...Winnie the pooh. 
Winnie is not something I would normally choose to work with so this was a bit of a challenge for me. I also went to the local craft store and they have two Winnie the Pooh stickers...nothing else! After quite a bit of thinking I borrowed the Winnie the Pooh cricut cartridge from a friend and come up with the following altered frame.
I used a 99 cent two sided from from Ikea and cut the honey pot from the cartridge. I then placed the pooh sticker to look like he was holding the pot up. The front is also from the cartridge. It worked perfectly for the hospital photo I used of our little honey since he was in blue the day they took the photos. Who am I kidding...he was in blue everyday for like the first year of his life. He looks wonderful in baby blue!

I challenge you join the design team, and to share your creation over on the KK8 blog. One lucky winner will even win a prize.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Kraftie Kre8ations Fall Blog Hop

    Fall is such a beautiful time of the year, it’s when the leaves start changing colors and everything around us is beautiful. It is also the season of Thanksgiving, which reminds us to take a moment to reflect on all the things we are most thankful for.
     We were asked to create a project using at least four of the five fall colors given.  It also needed to be either fall related or have something to do with being thankful.
    I created a gift bag out of four tags using the colors and fall stamps.  The larger leaves and pumpkins are a Stampin' Up set Paisley Prints.  The smaller items I stamped with Denami's Autumn Set that I then colored with a blender pen and my stamp pads.  I scored it and attached with red line tape.  To make the handle I just tied a length of ribbon in each of the opposing tag wholes.  Really simple to do. 
   To give you an idea of how big it is I placed a bottle of glimmer mist in the bag.  As you can see it just barely peaks out the top, and it does wiggle side to side.  I think if you were going to a swap or white elephant scrapbook event it would be the perfect gift. 
     Now make sure you head on over to the Kraftie Kre8ations blog to link up your creation using the fall palette. KK8 is also giving away a prize during the hop. One lucky hopper will receive a gift.  All you have to do is:

  1. Visit each blog
  2. Leave each one a comment
  3. Follow the KK8 blog
That's it! I heard tell that some blogs in the hop are even offering prizes beyond what Kraftie Kre8ations is!  Oh, and look up the group on facebook too as we have games and swaps on there regularly.  Next,  make sure to visit Becki


Sunday, September 1, 2013

ScrapStuffz "Inspired By" September Reveal

     So can you believe it's September already!?!?  Beside cooler days and the return of school the beginning of September means another challenge over at the ScrapStuffz "Inspired By" blog. So the inspiration photo for this month gave me a bit of trouble. 
      At first all I could see was the food, and I could figure out what direction to go in with that.  I put it aside for a few days and came back to it.  Then it hit me....I can use the colors!
     The paper has the green, yellow and orange in it.  When I get new ink for the printer my journalling with go on the tag in purple.  I made the flowers myself using different size scalloped circles, inked and joined with a color co-ordinating brad.  The kicker about the whole thing...the photos I used ended up both being about food!
     So...what direction does the photo inspire you to take?  You have the whole month to link your entry, but don't forget that you have to tell us what part of the photo inspired your layout.  Oh, and of course we have a prize graciously provided by the ScrapStuffz Etsy store.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Back 2 School Projects

     So today is day two of the KK8 day focus on back to school projects.  We specifically had to use apples in our projects.
     Since my little one hasn't started school yet I couldn't do a layout so I had to get my ideas flowing.  I came up with an altered wipes case.  I went out and found a school themed paper, with apples of course, and a set of school stickers.  I had the wipes case around the house already since we recently finished potty training.  The whole project took two sheets of paper, one patterned and one solid, and one pack of stickers.  Total cost...maybe $3.00

     I also chose to decorate the top so that you couldn't see the brand name of the wipes. 
    Now think of all the cool things you could fill this with!  Depending on the child's age maybe leaving it filled with wipes is still the way to go.  If not, about 9-12 packs of pocket size tissues would fit in here.  It could fit about 10-11 packs of colored pencils.  Maybe 9 small boxes of crayons.  Or if you want to be a really good parent fill it with miniature candy bars!
     With the scrap of patterned paper, and stickers, I had left I made a card to write M's daycare teacher a note.
I hope this has inspired you to try something new, and please head on over to the KK8 blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with for back to school.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Back 2 School Announcement

     Make sure to stop back tomorrow to see what I have come up with!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Denami's Sweet & Simple Blog Hop

When: The blog hop starts on August 11th at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until August 12th, 2013, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).Why: To be inspired by fun DeNami Design creations and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!

Prizes: We are giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website! We'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then we'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!

You should have arrived here from Dana Seymour, and this is stop five on the hop.  If you have gotten lost along the way just head back over Denami's blog where they have a full list of participants, and their order.


Denami stamps, one Denami glitter, and one one ink color.  It literally took me maybe five minutes to put together.  I really love the way it came out.  The stamps I used were D109 (Small Solid Filigree) and J115 (Filigree Centerpeice).  The glitter was Sparklettes SS23 (Aquamarine).

Now, head over to Leah for the next stop on the hop, and more great inspiration.  Don't forget to leave comments along the way for your chance to win.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fun In The Sun Page

     I really wanted to show you all this page because I'm rather proud of the sun element, as it was my first succesful attempt at making my own embellishments. As you all know, any type of embellishment at the store that is dimensional that gotten crazy expensive. My solution has been to try to use things I have to create dimensional elements myself.
     The sun is made from two different card stocks.  They are similar, but just slightly different is hue and one is textured.  It makes for a really nice effect.  The bursts are washi tape my friend La-Vie gifted me, and the yellow bling is from my friend Meka

     I think this has given the the spark to try other types of homemade embellishements.  What about you? Do you create any of your own or are you strictly store bought...and why?