GCC OCTOBER "ONE WORD TITLE" CHALLENGE

Click HERE for my "ONE WORD TITLE" CHALLENGE and link to my Scrappy Friend's Challenge!!!

Friday, December 18, 2015

The ScrapRoom December Flavor of the Month Kit

Happy Friday everyone!
It's hard to believe Christmas is just one week away!

Today I am sharing a few more layout I created using 
The ScrapRoom's

My first layout was created using Simple Stories "Claus & Co"

 My second layout was created with the American Crafts Shimelle "Christmas Magic"
I love how well this collection matched up with these sweet photos of my friends great-granddaughter's first photos with Santa!

Also created using American Crafts Shimelle "Christmas Magic" collection
and the TSR December Sketch below from Page Maps:


And...my last layout was created for the 
FOTM December Recipe "Month In Review"
using Fancy Pant's "Wish Season" 

December's Flavor of the Month Kit
The ScrapRoom

To check out The ScrapRoom's FOTM Kit, and to see the wonderful projects the rest of the Design team created using this kit and other kits, click HERE

Have a great weekend and
Merry Christmas
to you and your family!

Monday, December 7, 2015

"Noel' Layout ~ Sketches In Thyme ~ The ScrapRoom Kit Club

Hello!
Today I am up on the  Sketches In Thyme's  blog 
sharing a layout I created inspired by Sketch #175.
I used the awesome Simple Stories "Clause & Co" products found in 
December Flavor of the Month Kit 
to create my page!

Here is the sketch:
and here is the layout I created 
I also used some of the Simple Stories photo stickers from the 
December Extra Embellishment Kit 
as well as a tag I cut from one of the Shimelle "Give" patterned paper
from the December Patterned Paper Kit.

Make sure you visit The ScrapRoom and check out the December Kits 
....And also, visit Sketches In Thyme for details on the sketch challenge.

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Sketch and Scrappy Friends Challenges

Hello and thank you for stopping by to check out my
December Sketch Challenge!
Here is this month's sketch:
Your challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch, and you
are allowed to flip it, turn it, etc as long as I can tell your layout was inspired by the sketch. 

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  December 1, 2015
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
December 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

 WINNER WILL HAVE 14 DAYS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE

The prize you are playing for this month is:
And...here is the page I created inspired by the sketch, using the 
Fancy Pants " Wish Season" papers and flair,  found in
The ScrapRoom's December FOTM Kit 
and some of the Simple Stories " Claus & Co" Photo Stickers found in the 
December Extra Embellishment Kit:

My layout was further inspired by my two other 
Scrappy Friends Challenges:

(Tags, Winter Theme, and Eyelets)

Combine two or all three of the Scrappy Friends Challenges and we will enter your name into our December BONUS Prize Drawing 
Here's this month's BONUS prize:

Now for the November WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Lots of wonderful inspiration and various takes on the sketch as well as the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!

The randomly drawn WINNER of my
November Sketch Challenge is....
#11 ~ Ruth Gauss

AND...
is the winner of the November Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!
Ruth be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
with your mailing address and I will get your prize out to you. 
Please add GCC November Winner in the subject line.
YOU HAVE 14 DAYS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE.

Super Stick Chick be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs then 
email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com 
to claim your gift card.
Please add November Bonus Winner in the subject line.

I know this is a very busy month for most people, but I hope everyone who is inspired to play along this month will find a little scrappy time to create a layout and share it with us.
As always, I am looking forward to seeing your creative takes on the sketch as well as
the other two Scrappy Friends Challenges!

Happy Holidays!!!!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Scrap Our Stash Design Team Call

Happy Friday everyone!

Looking for a great team to design for?  
Why not consider being a part of the awesome team at Scrap Our Stash.  

Scrap Our Stash has a call going on right now for reliable, enthusiastic
 and committed designers for the
Jan 2016 ~ June 2016 term.
For details and requirements, click HERE

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November Sketch and Scrappy Friends Challenges

Hello and welcome to the reveal of my
November Sketch Challenge.
Here's this month's sketch:
Your challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch, and you
are allowed to flip it, turn it, etc as long as I can tell your layout was inspired by the sketch. 

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  November 1, 2015
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
November 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

 WINNER WILL HAVE 14 DAYS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE

The prize you are playing for this month is:
Carta Bella " Travel Stories" 12 x 12 Collection Kit:

Below is the layout I created inspired by the sketch
using the Photo Play "Autumn Day's" goodies found in
The ScrapRoom's November Flavor of the Month Kit

"Fall 2010"
My layout was further inspired by
Rochelle's November Tic Tac Toe Challenge
( I used the first row down:  Owl, Cardstock (photo matting), and Scallops (punched circle)

and....Kelly's November Word Challenge
(My background paper has the following words:
Family, Thankful, Friends, my title includes the word Fall
and my layout contains the color Orange)



Combine any two or all three Scrappy Friends Challenges and your name will automatically be entered into our monthly prize drawing for the this month's BONUS PRIZE:
$20 Creative Embellishments Gift Card:
Now for the October WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Another month of awesome inspiration and various takes on the sketch as well as the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!

The randomly drawn WINNER of my
October  Sketch Challenge is....
#3 ~ Amanda Jane

AND...

Stacy Harper Watson
is the winner of the October Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!
Amanda be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
with your mailing address and I will get your prize out to you. 
Please add GCC October Winner in the subject line.
YOU HAVE 14 DAYS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE.

Stacy be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs then 
email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com 
to claim your gift card.
Please add October Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Thank you for stopping by today to check out my November Sketch challenge!
I am looking forward to seeing what everyone creates inspired by this month's sketch and the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Sketch and Scrappy Friends Challenges

Good morning!
It's time to reveal the October Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!!

I'm always amazed by how quickly each month seems to fly by. 
 It seems like I never catch up... LOL!!! I swear I'm a few days behind all the time. 

 Your creativity and interpretations of the Scrappy Friends challenges each month
is blowing me away!! 
Thank you so much for participating!!!

Here is this month's sketch:
Your challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch, and you
are allowed to flip it, turn it, etc as long as I can tell your layout was inspired by the sketch. 

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of October 1, 2015
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
October 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

 WINNER WILL HAVE 14 DAYS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE

The prize you are playing for this month is:

And below is the layout I created inspired by the sketch
"I (Heart) Summer"

And as always, my layout was further inspired by my Scrappy Friends Challenges:
 Can use anything that inspires you: squares, diamonds, colors, feathers, arrows, drinks, autumn, Halloween:
I was inspired by the various shades of brown and the arrow.

Choose any row going across, down, or diagonally:
I used the middle row down:  
leaves (patterned paper), brown (color), and a date stamp

Combine any two or all three Scrappy Friends Challenges and your name will automatically be entered into our monthly prize drawing for the this month's BONUS PRIZE:
A $20 gift card to shop Scrapbook Circle

Now for the September WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Another month of awesome inspiration and various takes on the sketch as well as the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!

The randomly drawn WINNER of my
Septmber  Sketch Challenge is....
#8 Hayley Hamblin

AND...

is the winner of the September Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!
Hayley be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
with your mailing address and I will get your prize out to you. 
Please add GCC September Winner in the subject line.
YOU HAVE 14 DAYS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE.

Giorgia be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs then 
email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com 
to claim your gift card.
Please add September Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Thank you for stopping by today to check out my October Sketch challenge!
I am looking forward to seeing what everyone creates inspired by this month's sketch and the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

More Projects Using The ScrapRoom September Kits



 Hello!
Just one last post for this month to share the remaining projects I created this month using the September Flavor of the Month Kit and the Double Kits from 

 My first three layouts were created using the Flavor of the Month Kit:
"Adventure"
Created using WRMK " Widlflower" Collection

"The Wild Life"
Created using Echo Park "The Wild Life" Collection

"August 2015 ~ Month In Review"
Basic Grey ~ "B Side" Collcetion

 And my last layout was created using Basic Grey's "Barista" products found in the 
Double Shot Kit:

As always thank you for stopping by.   
Tomorrow, The ScrapRoom will be revealing the October Kits.   Make sure you stop by and check out all of the wonderful goodies Tammy the owner has packed into both the Flavor of the Month and the Double Shot Kits!!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"# Play" Layout ~ TSR FOTM Kit ~ Crate Paper "Wonder"

Happy Tuesday!

Today I am sharing a layout I created using the fabulous Crate Paper "Wonder" goodies found in
The ScrapRoom's, September Flavor of the Month Kit!

I really love how this collection worked so well with the photos of my granddaughter, Phoenix taken while she was visiting the Children's Museum:
Isn't that background paper awesome...it looks corrugated, but it's not!

Thank you for stopping by and to see what the other team members did with this collection, 
head on over to The ScrapRoom's Idea Gallery!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

"This Is One Of The Best Days Ever" Layout ~ Sketches In Thyme

Hello!
Today I am up on the Sketches In Thyme blog sharing a new sketch 
and the layout I created inspired by the sketch:
And...here is the sketch:

You have until September 30th to link up your entries.
Head on over to Sketches In Thyme for complete challenge details!

I would love to see what you create inspired by this sketch!

Have a Scraptabulous Day!

Friday, September 18, 2015

"Insomnia" Layout ~ TSR Freaky Fast Friday

Happy Friday everyone!!!
Today I am up on The ScrapRoom Blog sharing a layout I created using
TSR's Freaky Fast Formula for September

The ScrapRoom is bringing back a challenge from a few years back.  
Here's how it works... each month, TSR will introduce a basic formula to use to get a page done. They instructions will be to simply, choose a base paper to start your page along with instructions to cut pattern papers to complete the page. 
It's that easy!!!

Here is September's Freaky Fast formula:
(1) Cardstock or subtle patterned paper background 
(2) 5" square patterned paper
(3)  3 -1/4"  x 5"  patterned paper
(4)  1-1/4"  X 12" patterned paper

The simple steps to completing the layout using the formula...
(1)  Gather up a few photos
(2) Cut your patterned paper to the dimensions stated above.
3. Push the paper around your cardstock till you achieve the look you want.
(4) Adhere and EMBELLISH! 

And here is the page I created with the formula
using the Basic Grey "Barista" goodies found in the September Double Shot Kit.
and a photo of the fabulous Chai Tea Latte I love from Insomnia Coffee: 

Visit The ScrapRoom Blog to see what some of the other Design Team members created using this formula.   If you make a page using this formula, why not share it with The ScrapRoom by leaving a comment with the link to your layout on the Freaky Fast Friday post.   

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Sketch Challenge and Winners Announced!!!

Hi everyone!
Me and my Scrappy Friends are back with new challenges!
Here is this month;s sketch:
Your challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch, and you
are allowed to flip it, turn it, etc as long as I can tell your layout was inspired by the sketch. 

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of September 1, 2015
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
September 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.
No Digital Layouts

And the prize you are playing for this month is:
Maggie Holmes "Styleboard" 
(12) 12 x 12 Patterned Papers

Below is the layout I created inspired by the sketch:
"Live It Up!"

And as always, I combined sketch challenge with my two Scrappy Friends Challenges
to complete my page:

Pick a minimum of 3 of the colors shown in the above photo

And....

Rochelle's TIC TAC TOE Challenge
I used the bottom row across:
Hashtag, Bingo Card and Shape Punch

Combine any two or all three Scrappy Friends Challenges and your name will automatically be entered into our monthly prize drawing for the this month's BONUS PRIZE:
A $20 gift card to shop at My Scraps & More

Now for the August WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Another month of awesome inspiration and various takes on the sketch as well as the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!

The randomly drawn WINNER of my
August Sketch Challenge is....

AND...

Ange W
is the winner of the August Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!
Cindy be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
with your mailing address and I will get your prize out to you. 
Please add GCC August Winner in the subject line.

Ange be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs then 
email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com 
to claim your gift card.
Please add August Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Thank you for stopping by today to check out my September Sketch challenge!
I am looking forward to seeing what everyone creates inspired by this month's sketch and the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!

Monday, August 24, 2015

James' Angels" Layout ~ Sketches In Thyme Sketch #162

Happy Monday!
A new sketch has been revealed at 
and here is the layout I created inspired by the sketch:
And here is the sketch, created by yours truly:

Complete a layout inspired by the sketch and link up with Sketches In Thyme by
August 31st for a chance to win this month's prize:

Thank you for stopping by today, enjoy the rest of your week!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The ScrapRoom August Flavor of the Month Kit ~ Crate Paper "Journey"

Happy Saturday!

I am up on The ScrapRoom Blog again today sharing a layout I created using the
Crate Paper "Journey" products found in the 
August Flavor of the Month Kit

"I (Heart) to Travel"
and here's a close-up:


Head on over to The ScrapRoom Idea Gallery to check out the other projects created
by the design team using this collection.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.   

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The ScrapRoom August Flavor of the Month Kit ~ Simple Stories " So Rad"

Hello
I am up on The ScrapRoom blog today sharing this layout I created using the 
yummy Simple Stories "So Rad" products found in the
I am a big fan of Simple Stories and I am in love with this collection, which is such a cool, and great collection for creating awesome boy layouts!  

Thank you for stopping by today and make sure you check out 
The ScrapRoom's Idea Gallery to see the other projects the design team created using this kit.  

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The ScrapRoom August Double Shot Kit ~ Bella Blvd " Star Student"

Hi everyone!
I'm up on The ScrapRoom Blog again today sharing a layout I created using
Bella Blvd's " "Star Studded" products found in the 
The handsome little guy in the photo is my great-nephew, Devin 
on his first day of 1st grade:
"Back To School"
Products:
Bella Blvd ~ "Star Student" Patterned Papers
Art Journal
Daily Details
Borders
Bella Blvd ~ "Star Student" Chipboard
Bazzill Black Cardstock

For more ideas using the wonderful collections in the August Double Shot Kit,

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, August 7, 2015

The ScrapRoom August Double Shot Kit ~ Simple Stories "So Fancy"

Hello!
I'm up on The ScrapRoom Blog  today sharing a layout I created using 
The ScrapRoom's
I loved working with the Simple Stories, "So Fancy" collection found in this kit and how well it worked with these photos of my granddaughter, Katie!
"Little Miss Fancy Pants"
Thank you for stopping by and check out the Idea Gallery
at The ScrapRoom for more design team inspiration using this kit. 

Enjoy your weekend!


Saturday, August 1, 2015

August 2015 Sketch Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone!
It's time for me and my Scrappy Friends to reveal our
August Challenges.
Here's this month's sketch...

Your challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch, and you
are allowed to flip it, turn it, etc as long as I can tell your layout was inspired by the sketch. 

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of August 1, 2015
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
August 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.
No Digital Layouts

And the prize you are playing for this month is:

Below is the layout I created using the sketch and Simple Stories "So Fancy" 

"Hello World"

And as always, I combined sketch challenge with my two Scrappy Friends Challenges
to complete my page:

I used the bottom row going across:
Metal (Gold Eyelet) ~ 4+ Patterned Papers ~ Quote


and....
I used the word OUTDOOR


Combine any two or all three Scrappy Friends Challenges and your name will automatically be entered into our monthly prize drawing for the this month's BONUS PRIZE:
A $20 gift card to shop at The Robin's Nest

Now for the July WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Another month of awesome inspiration and various takes on the sketch as well as the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!

The randomly drawn WINNER of my
July Sketch Challenge is....
#6 ~ LEAH BURGETT

AND...

BARBARA GREENBURG
is the winner of the June Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!
Leah be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
with your mailing address and I will get your prize out to you. 
Please add GCC July Winner in the subject line.

Barbara be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs then 
email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com 
to claim your gift card.
Please add July Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Thank you for stopping by today to check out my August Sketch challenge!
I am looking forward to seeing what everyone creates inspired by this month's sketch and the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!