Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On Cherry Street on the Sweet Blog!

Hi everyone!  Just checking in really quick while I'm waiting for the iron to heat up (do you hate ironing like I do?).  I wanted to let you know that I'm up on the Sweet Blog today with yet another fun way that I have used the On Cherry Street Magical Kit.  I think you'll like it.  Here's a look at what I created but you'll have to check out my post to get the real down and dirty.  ;)

Well, my pile of wrinkly laundry is calling to me.  I would totally rather be crafting!  ;)  Have a great day and I hope you enjoy my post!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

CTS #85

Woo hoo!  It's Thursday again and I'm super excited to share this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge with you.  The sketch is awesome and I can see SO many ways to use it.  I just can't wait to see what you create. 

We've been busy running back and forth to day camp.  When I signed the two oldest boys up for this, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  What was I thinking?  Every morning we drive the 40 mins each way to drop them off and every afternoon we drive it all over again.  The little guy has no time for a nap and heaven forbid he sleeps in the car!  ;)  The boys are loving it though and that makes it totally worth it.  I am glad that there are only two more days though.  Nap time is my craft time and I'm in desperate need of some of that!  Ha ha!

Luckily, I did have time for this card.  How could I not make time for it with a sketch this cool?

Perfect and CAS!  I took a simple approach to the card and used only this one stamp set from Winnie & Walter

I embossed the "you" in yellow on some stone card stock and then stamped some words that describe "you" in gray.  I finished the whole thing with some enamel hearts and a sparkle bling.  Super simple but I think it captures the sketch just perfectly. 

I hope you enjoyed my take on the sketch and will come join us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week.  We'd love to have you!

Well, off I go to camp!  Thank goodness I have some good tunes to listen to on the way.  Ha ha!  Have a great day. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

On Cherry Street Blog Hop

Good morning and I hope you are enjoying the Sweet Stamp Shop:  On Cherry Street blog hop.  I know I am!  If you are just joining us, we've got tons of fun inspiration for you.  This kit is fabulous and the projects from the design team really show off just how much fun you can have with it.  The best part?  All that fun comes at a really reasonable price, $15.95!  One note though, if you order the kit today you'll want to know that Sweet is on vacation so it won't ship right away!

Enough with the formalities, let me share my creation with you!  I am trying to get back into scrapbooking since I did really well keeping up with it until 2010 when my youngest was born.  I had big plans for scrapbooking:  I would scrap each boys' first year in their own scrapbook and then do a family album for each year.  I finished each of the boys' first year books but our family books only go to 2010.  I decided to get caught up by jumping on the pocket scrapping trend.  Well, most of my supplies for that end up on my greeting cards.  Ha ha!  Also, I'm a scrap in chronological order kind of gal and that can be overwhelming when you are SO far behind.  So, I've decided to focus on the now and when I get the "bug", I will start doing older pages.  So far, that plan is working and much of that has to do with this new Magical Kit.  It's fun combining my stamps and my kit.  I'm having a blast with it.  Ready to see my first big layout in 4 years?

I did a mud run with my niece and her boyfriend and this kit just fit that perfectly.  Here are some close ups:

I love Monogram Alpha and  Outline Lower Alpha for titles.  I used copics to color in my mud and make a nice mucky mess under my title.  It looked so fun on that 3x4 card.  I knew I wanted to use that card in that spot but the page I was using had a space there for a 4x6 card.  I figured I could use the 3x4 card as an embellishment on a 4x6 card that I made with some vellum and a scrap of matching paper.  It quickly turned a 3x4 card into a 4x6 title.  PERFECT!  Seriously, how cute are those wooden stars from the kit?  LOVE!

This pic shows two of my favorite cards in the kit.  The card with "Ok, everyone look this way..." on it could totally be me trying to take a pic of my kids.  It worked perfectly with my group picture because we were actually all looking at different cameras and that just made me laugh.  The bottom card is perfect for a mud run but I could think of a million other things to use "We came.  We saw. We conquered." for.  I layered our medal pic on it with the wooden banner piece (in the kit) and added some of my own alpha stickers for a little extra personality.

I hope you liked my page and are enjoying the blog hop so far.  I can't wait to share more of my "catch up" pages with you guys as the month continues.  Until then, keep hopping and check out the rest of the team.  You will LOVE it!  Have a great one!

Chrissy L.  <------  You are here!  ;)

Hope you have a great day and don't forget to check out the kit and July release over at the Sweet Stamp Shop!  

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sweet Stamp Shop: Sketches 2 Ways!

Good morning!  I'm about to run out the door to get my 2 oldest boys to their first day of Bible Camp.  They are SO excited and I can hardly wait to hear all about it.  They are going to have a blast.  I didn't want to run off before letting you guys know that I'm up on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog this morning and you won't want to miss the peek at this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.  The cards I created with it are pretty darn cute too plus, you'll learn about a fun product I found at tried out on my card.  I hope you stop on over and say "hi".  I'd really love it!  Well, off I run!  Have a great day and see you soon!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

CTS #84

Hi, you guys!  Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning so I can show off our CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and share what I created using it.  I really love Thursdays.  It's so fun to see what the whole team has come up with and then go look at the cards you guys created for the last challenge.  All those amazing cards get my creative energy revved up!  First up, here's the sketch I got to play with this week.

When I created this sketch, it was sort of on a whim.  Little did I know, it turned out to be an awesome sketch to work with.  Here's what I created.

There is a bit of a funny story behind this card.  One day my oldest son decided he wanted to make cards and sell them to raise money for the bible camp he attended to put in a new pool.  He recruited his workforce (brother and a friend), talked me into giving him a stash of older scrapbooking supplies, and picked a name, Three Friends Cards.  Before I knew it, they were cranking out cards and making a lovely "creative" mess.  One thing I noticed in the scatter was a strip of lantern stickers.  I snagged them because they totally made me think of this sketch and when inspiration strikes, you have to go with it.  I got "the look" from my oldest as I took some of THEIR supplies but I made it out with the stickers.  ;)

I dug through my 6x6 paper pads to find paper that would work and a strip of glitter paper to a little sparkle.  I layered my papers, added a Congratulations rub on, stuck on my stickers, and added a little bling to finish off the card.  For stickers that I never thought I would use, they made an awfully cute card.  I guess you just never know.

I hope you will come join us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week.  See you there!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

CTS #83

Good morning!  You get ANOTHER post from me this week.  Wow, this blog has been really hoping and it's been fun to share some of my crazy projects with you.  Today, I get to do one of my favorite things, share the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge for the week.  Gayatri's sketch this week is GORGEOUS and the design team's cards...even more so.  You MUST got check out the blog to see what everyone created.  Here's the sketch we used this week:

Isn't it an awesome sketch?  Here's my take:

Talk about simple!  All I did for this card was take a cute 3x4 Studio Calico Project Life card, add a banner, stamp "congratulations", and pop on some enamel hearts.  Easy and cute. 

I hope you are having an awesome summer and our having loads of BBQs, pool/beach time, and just plain fun.  I'm looking forward to a long relaxing weekend.  What are your plans?

Have a great week and join us over at CAS(E) this Sketch for this fun challenge!  See you soon.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Even More Sweet: On Cherry Street Release!


It's here, it's here!!!  I must say that I have been waiting for this and I'm just bursting with excitement over the release of the very first On Cherry Street kit.  Want to know why I'm so excited?  Well, as you know, I'm pretty much a card maker at heart.  Sure, I dabble in pocket scrapping, traditional scrapping, and an occasional tag here and there but I'm a card maker deep down to my bones.  That is why this kit excites me SO much.  You're probably thinking I'm nuts about now as you look and see what to most people looks like a pocket scrapping kit...there are 3x4 and 4x6 cards in there for crying out loud!  Well, Nicole knows that I'm obsessed with using 3x4 and 4x6 cards in my card making...heck, I've sucked her into my vortex as well!  She also knows that most 4x6 and 3x4 cards can be tough to use on a card because the sentiment or picture is just not in the right spot for card making or it just doesn't fit with a stamped image you might want to use.  She's a smart gal and she knows that what card makers need is a kit designed for the card maker that wants a quick easy launching point for a card and THAT is why this kit is SO awesome.  Can it be used for scrapping, TOTALLY!!  Will tag makers love...well sure!  Card makers rejoice because, finally, there is a kit designed with you in mind.  Just wait until you see all the parts and pieces and the STAMP SET!!!  WOW!  Plus, remember those adorable stamp sets that I showed off yesterday?


This kit works with those.  It's simply perfection and the price can't be beat ($15.95).  You must read more on the Sweet Blog about this awesome kit and then get your butt to the store and buy it.  You will be cranking out adorable cards, layouts, tags, etc in no time.  Wanna see?

Have I told you how much I love that little frog from Royal Wish?  Wait, I did...yesterday!  Ha ha!  Well, pair him with the Polaroid frame, stripey card, wood embellishments, and an adorable sentiment from the kit's stamp set and you have a card that pretty much made its self. 


I added a few of my own supplies but the frame and card started it all for me.  The rest just fell into place.  That is why I LOVE working with 3x4 and 4x6 cards.  They really make card making a breeze and they give you a great focal point to start from.  AWESOME!  Remember that I said tag makers would like this too?  Check this out:

Now, I do not consider myself a tag maker in the slightest.  I can sort of create a tag to put on a card but I've never been completely satisfied with them.  Give me a cute 3x4 card though and I can make a tag!  I almost passed out from the shock of actually creating a tag that I liked...no, LOVED!  This 3x4 card from the kit was just too cute to not make an awesome tag.  All I did, was add some glitter paper and patterned vellum to each side and stick it on an already made tag.  I added some bling because why wouldn't you?  Then I decided I wanted a little more than just a bow or tie at the top.  So, I stamped some of the jewels from Royal Wish, colored them, and added them on different lenghts of colored bakers twine.  It finished it off perfectly!  OMG, I made a tag!!!  It looks pretty awesome on my fun chevron gift bag too.

No matter if you are a card maker, scrapbooker, tag maker, or anything in between this is the perfect kit for you but you don't have to take my word for it.  Go check out the Sweet Blog to see all the amazing creations that can come from one kit.  You'll get to see a peek at some projects that I'm going to show you this month in more detail.  Also, you will want to join our Facebook page and keep checking the blog to get even more inspiration using Sweet Stamps and the On Cherry Street kit.  It's all really too good to miss!