JAS Challenge with a Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge No. 191

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Good morning and Happy Thursday fellow crafters, scrappers and bloggers,

The weekend is almost here and it is time for a new challenge at the Just A Scrappin' blog. This week we are celebrating birthdays. The challenge is to create a card, project or layout with a birthday theme using bright, festive colors.

To tackle this challenge, I used a sketch from a sketch blog I recently discovered called the Sweet Sunday Sketch. The sketch is the right combination of simple and fun just perfect for the stamp I planned on using. I used the Oh Happy Day stamp from Unity Stamp Co., assorted papers from Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye, and completed the card using twine from The Twinery.

Please do not forget to check out the other projects from my fellow DT members. Thank you for stopping by.



Card Size: 5x5
Card Supplies:

Paper: Shine On (Basic Grey), My Favorite Things (MME), Stampin' Up, DCWV
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co.
Twine: The Twinery
Brads: KI

A Week in Unity (Itty Bitty A Day Challenge): Day 3

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wahoo! Day 3 of A Week in Unity. Ok, I am loving American Crafts' 5th & Frolic paper and also used it for this card. I wanted to keep this card simple so I used Stampin' Up's Right at Home stamp and found the perfect Unity stamp, from the Bitty Regards collection, to complete the card.

Thank you for stopping by.


Card Size: 5x5
Card Supplies: 

Paper: American Crafts (5th & Frolic), DCWV, Recollections, Stampin' Up
Jute: American Crafts
Stickles: Tim Holtz
Watercolor Pencils: Stampin' Up
Stamps: Unity (Bitty Regards), Stampin' Up (Right at Home)

A Week In Unity (Itty Bitty A Day Challenge): Day 2

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A week in Unity, Wahoo! This week over at the Unity Stamp Co., fans are being challenged to use their favorite itty bitty stamps to create a card, layout or project each day of this week. Yesterday, I did not have an opportunity to play but I am stepping up my game today!

I had been eyeing the Happy Day stamp for some time on the Unity website. I finally purchased the vintage cutie and kept telling myself I would use it someday. Fast-forward a month or two, and this daily challenge was a wonderful opportunity to rip of the protective backing and get to stamping. I created this sweet, layered birthday card for a dear friend, who is more like a sister. The pattern papers are from American Crafts' 5th and Frolic, along with ribbon from Ribbon and Bows, Oh My!, and wood veneer stars from Studio Calico.

Thank you for stopping by.


Card Size: A2
Card Supplies

Paper: American Crafts (5th and Frolic), Stampin' Up, Recollection, K&Company
Embellishments: Studio Calico (wood veneer stars); Ribbon and Bows, Oh My! (ribbon); Wilton (doily)
Stamp: Unity (Happy Day!)
Sewing Machine/thread: Baby Loc/Gutterman (thread)

Deconstructed Sketch No. 113 and Unity

Saturday, August 10, 2013

This week I used Jen's Deconstructed Sketch No. 113 to create a special card for my husband. This Sunday marks our 12 year anniversary and with the passage of time I finding myself wondering: where did the time go? Oh, if I take the time to really look I know where it went...a number of deployments, two kids, school, work, missed is all there, and yet, there is still so much more for us to do as a family, as a couple. 

I purchased the Unity stamp used on this card sometime ago knowing it would be the perfect centerpiece for my husband's card. The world map perfectly represents are many travels together, and apart. And the sentiment, "On this journey together," pretty much sums up the story of our life. 

Happy 12th Anniversary, PJ. Here is to today and many more to come.



Card Size: 5x5
Card Supplies:

Paper: Simple Stories (Urban Traveler), Recollections, Stampin' Up
Sentiment: Unity Stamp Co
Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up
Jute: American Crafts
Button: Basic Grey
Wooden Veneer: Studio Calico

JAS Challenge No. 61: New Arrival

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Happy Thursday!

The week is almost over. I cannot believe how quickly time is passing by. Summer is almost over and soon my oldest son will be starting kindergarten. I cannot believe it!

This week's challenge at Just A Scrappin', is to create a card, layout or project for a new arrival in the family using pastel colors. I decided to make a little boy baby card. This card came together relatively easily until the last minute when I am looking at the card and thinking to myself it is missing something. I then spent the next half hour trying to decide how to complete the card. At first, I colored the stars. Didn't like it, wrong color. Then I used glossy accents to add shine. Didn't like that either. Finally, I thought, "Glitter?" Glitter, was the answer.

Please stop by the Just A Scrappin' blog to view the cards, project, and layouts of my fellow design team members.

Thank you for visiting.


Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Recollections, Crate Paper (Little Boy Blue)
Cartridge: Heritage (baby carriage); Artbooking (photo mat)
Embellishments: Jute (American Crafts); Seam Binding (Verve); Brads (KI); Wooden Veneers (Studio Calico); Button (Basic Grey)
Sentiment/Die: Papertrey Ink
Ink/Stickles: Ranger

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 112

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hello Fellow Scrappers,

This week's Deconstructed Sketch is all about layers. I enjoyed working with this sketch and seeing it all come together. I substituted the hot air balloon for a layer from the original sketch and completed the scene with a few puffy, white clouds. I mixed and matched papers from Echo Park and Basic Grey (two of my favorite paper companies). I love the bright, playful colors and I am hoping the recipient of this card does too!  Finally, I embossed the card base to add a little depth and dimension.  Thank you for stopping by.



Card Size: 5x5
Card Supplies:

Paper: Basic Grey (Hey, Boy; Hey, You); Echo Park (Everyday Eclectic), Recollections
Cartridge: Artiste
Embossing Folder: D'vine Swirls, Hexagon
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Twine: The Twinery