Thursday, February 20, 2014

SOUS "Umbrella" Challenge

Happy Almost Spring to you!
Yes I'm surely ready for warmer weather.. and more sunshine. Seeing the sun just makes me smile, how about you??
I wanted to make a happy tag especially since I've had a cold for the last few days. I hope you enjoy my happy little tag. It's called "Have a Sunny Day" from the Country Living Stamp Collection from Pink By Design.
It was so hard to choose which kind of umbrella I wanted to use for the challenge over at STUCK ON U SKETCHES!  Make sure to head over to the blog to see what all our fabulous designers came up for this challenger. We sure hope you will join us.

Here are a few closeups:

All the cuts are made us my Paper Temptress papers on the Silhouette Cameo. I inked the edges with my distress inks and of course I pulled out one of my Peachy Keen Face Stamps for my precious sun. :)  I also used various inks for the background on the tag.
The ribbon also comes from Paper Temptress.  If you stamp a lot or use Copics definitely check out Paper Temptress for all your specialty paper needs. 

Products used:
Paper Temptress Paper & Ribbons
Peachy Keen Stamp - CC-PK-4x4-005
Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean
Pink Scrapper - Country Living Stamp Collection
Silhouette Cameo
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a very sunshiny day! Happy Scrappn!

Friday, February 14, 2014


Hello Crafters, Monica checking in here today!
I prepared an ATC for Valentines Day.  Do you have something prepared?
The chipboard and stamps are all from the 3rd Eye store. Fun and creative embellishments to found here!

In this close up you can see the Anatomical heart chipboard. I inked the heart in black and then heat embossed a bit of red on top of it. In the background one can see the flower background stamp that I used to add interest.

Here you can see the wonderful butterfly chipboard. I painted them in a hot pink and then stamped one of them in the floral stamp. The other chipboard I painted and then set some seed beads on top with my glue.

In the above you can see a little bit of texture and having fun with embossing and splatters.

In this last pic you can see the ATC wrapped up with all those stamps from 3rd Eye! 

I thought this might be a different type of ATC. The stamps and chippies are so much fun to play with.
Have a wonderful Valentine's day! Happy Scrappn! Remember visit the 3rd Eye store for wonderful crafting supplies and the 3rd Eye Blog for fabulous inspiration. I will be using this for a ATC swap at Scraps of Darkness. :) Monica
Products used:


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sketch It: Cross Promo Blog Hop with SOD/SOE!

Hello my SPARKLY PEEPS! !!!

Hello everyone! Welcome to a cross promo blog hop from Stuck on U Sketches
and Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Design Teams!

February 14-16
midnight to midnight

We've all created layouts based off our February 14th sketch
and the Scraps of Darkness teams have created theirs with the awesome kits from their shop!

Here is my take on the sketch titled : GEORGE

a little gold embossed DA rose.


another red embossed DA rose

I was so ecstatic to use my Kit that I won from Scraps of Elegance
You just can't go wrong with their kits! Wow! 

As you know Scraps of Darkness is our sponsor for this month's
blog candy and we are so appreciative of them! 
So don't forget to join any challenge here at SOUS this month
for a chance to win that candy (click for more info)!

We are offering candy for this hop!
A collection of Basic Grey paper and embellishments! 
Blog candy winner will be announced Friday, February 21.

(sorry, North America only)

Rules for the hop
-Visit and comment on each blog
-Return to SOUS and let us know you've completed the hop!

Blog Hop Order

Charlotte Brochu Scrapsational
Karen Zueger-Brownell Lost Coast Scrapper
Mayra Duran-Hernandez Mayra's Designs
Stephanie Eaken Bits & Pieces (& Scraps)
Bente Fegerberg Paper and Glue Heaven
 Annette Gearside moment in time
 Patricia van Gelder Patricia's layout 
Laura Gilhuly AngelScraps
Tracey Gregory A lifetime of Pages
Helen Gullett Creating Joyfully 
Connie Hall Times To Cherish
Renea Harrison Renea Bouquets
Nanne Harry  Nanne's Creations
Tracey Kelly Trace-Elementz
Julie Kight Cards By Cricut
Nicolle Kramer NicolleLovesScrapbooking
Monica Lowrance  Happy Scrappn2   ------YOU ARE HERE
Neela Nalam MemorableScraps ----GO HERE NEXT
Rosie Neustaedter As Seen In My Scrapbook
Lisa Novogrodski Living In Color
Erica Ortiz Mimi's Paper Dreams
Wendi Robinson Scrappy Day in Paradise
Sandi Smith Paper Memories
Jane Stirling  Scossie Jane
Caroleanne Wright The Pretty Paper Patisserie
Elisabetta Colavero Scrap-colors

Finish hop back at SOUS

We thank you all so much for taking the time
to join this hop and hope that you'll be provided with
a ton of incredible inspiration and lots of fun!

We would also just LOVE for you to create
a project using our sketch so if you do
make sure to come back and share that with us!

Happy Hopping friends!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

SOUS "You are Sweet" Challenge

Hello Sketch fans!
You gotta see what the awesome Design Team came up with this challenge simply click here!
"You are sweet" is the challenge this time over at Stuck On U Sketches.
Below I made a little card. I used some Tim Holtz Distress Glitter for the topping. I cut the image on my friend's Cricut Expression 2.

 Below you can see where I used my stamp from Close to my Heart and  my giant Heart stamp from 3rd Eye.

Here you can see my Dusty Attic chippie that I put on the cupcake bottom.  All paper used is from Paper Temptress.

Be sure to head on over to Stuck On U Sketches and definitely enter. Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Scrappn!