Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Getting The Sentiment Just Right!

Happy afternoon everyone!  We are hanging out in Des Moines today getting ready to bounce our hearts out at Monkey Joe's.  I wanted to make sure to let you know that I'm up again today on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog but this time I'm sharing another one of my creations made with the On Cherry Street Magical Kit.  I wanted to share with you how I create the perfect sentiment since sometimes the idea in my head just isn't available in a stamp.  ;)  Here's a peek at my card but to get the full scoop, you'll have to check me out on the blog!

Thanks for check and I'll see you over at the Sweet blog!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Sweet Stamp Shop: Sketches 2 Ways!

Are you ready for another awesome sneak peek at the upcoming challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch?  Well, you asked for it and Sweet Stamp Shop and I are giving it to you.  Just check me out on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog for your exclusive peek at this week's challenge and two cards made with the sketch.  You won't want to miss this one, there is something EXTRA special about this challenge.  ;)  Here's a peek at one of my cards:

See you over at the Sweet Blog!  Can't wait to spill the beans.  Ha ha! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

CTS #86

Hot.  That word about sums up my week so far and if you toss in the word "stuffy" you have it completely summed up.  It has been hot and stuffy here but I have also been stuffy.  The corn outside is tasseling and the pollen is KILLING me!  Allergies are no fun but my corn allergy must be pretty bad to cut through 5 years of allergy shots and make me fell as crappy as I do.  Of course, I live in the middle of a corn field at the moment and that doesn't help.  It won't stop me from sharing this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge with you though.  Nothing can keep me from craftiness.  ;)

This week's sketch is from Sam and I just love it!

I flipped the sketch a bit for my card and I had the worst time getting a good picture of it.  I think I took about 50 pics at different times of the day and I just wasn't happy with any of them.  I know, I'm picky! 

I used some fun paper from my Studio Calico stash and then embossed the Studio Calico stamp in silver.  I tried to capture the shine on the silver in my photo but things just weren't working with me.  Don't you hate those kind of days?  I finished the card off with a couple enamel hearts.  Super simple.

The heat is finally breaking here.  I hope you are keeping cool in your neck of the woods.  We are heading off to drum and piano lessons this morning and I'm hoping to get out and jog this afternoon if it isn't too hot.  Hot and running do NOT mix when it comes to me.  Ha ha!

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will join us this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!  We love seeing what you create.  Have a great day!

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!