14 October 2017

KoalaT Crafts October Blog Hop

If you're looking for the Chills & Thrills Blog Hop, please click here!


Welcome to the KoalaTCrafts October Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from Donette's blog.  If you just happened on this post, you should start at KoalaTCrafts and work your way through.  Some of the blogs are offering prizes for this hop (including this one!), so be sure to become a follower and leave comments!  You will have until midnight on October 19 to leave your comments and to use the discount code OCTHOP in the KoalaTCrafts Store, which will save you 50% off ALL digis in the shop!

For this hop, I used the "Acorn and Leaves" and the "Gratitude Turns What We Have Into Enough" digis, both from the Thankful Digis collection.

Oh, wait!!!  I distinctly remember mentioning a PRIZE at the beginning of this post!  Please leave a comment letting me know what you will be most thankful for this Thanksgiving season.  I will draw one name at random and will announce the winner on October 23 to receive a small box of scrappy goodies.

Now I'm sending you off to Denise!  Here's the lineup in case you get lost:

Ashley--THAT'S ME!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop.  Happy scrapping!

13 October 2017

Chills & Thrills Blog Hop

Welcome to the Chills & Thrills Blog Hop!

It's that time of the year when the monsters and ghouls come out to play!  They come knocking on doors in search of sweets!!  Join us as we share some of our fangtastic and creepy projects with you!  They are sure to make you scream with delight.  You should have arrived from VERONICA.  If not, Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this chilling blog hop.  This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!  TWO lucky winners will win a $7.99 gift certificate.  Be sure to check out the shop online HERE and visit them on Facebook HERE.  What do you need to do to win?  Easy . . . become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.  You have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday 10/18/17 at Connie Can Crop.  Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!  TRICK OR TREAT!!

I had this fun little witch digital stamp from my time as a Design Team member at Pattie G's a few years ago, and I thought she would be perfect for this project.

All of the patterned papers are from Doodlebug Design's Boos & Brews collection.  I used some Stickels to enhance the stars and smoke a little, and I found the cute little pom-poms at my local Dollar Tree.  Both sentiments and the image on the inside are from Bug Bites.

Now hop on over to Alicia!  Here's our spooktacular lineup in case you get lost:

Ashley--THAT'S ME!

Don't forget to join our current challenge:

Connie Can Crop Challenge #63
To Die For
Due 11:59 pm Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Pacific Time

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy scrapping!

07 October 2017

Stinkin' Inkers October Challenge

Oh my goodness!!!  For whatever reason, my first post as part of the Stinkin' Inkers Design Team didn't show up, and I JUST realized it!  So sorry, scrappy folks!!!

The theme for the October Challenge at Stinkin' Inkers is Monster Mash.  We want you to create a project using a monster; for example, you could use ghouls, goblins, witches, mummies, space aliens, etc. as your focus.  I found a digital stamp in my collection that I thought was perfect for this challenge!

I used the current sketch at Your Next Stamp as my basis:

and my card also happened to follow the color portion of the challenge:

Challenges Entered
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' October Monthly Card Challenges--Halloween theme
~Your Next Stamp Sketch and Color Challenge #74

Supplies Used
~Bug Bites "Magic Spells" sentiment clear stamp set
~ColorBox ink in Deep Grape
~Doodlebug Design Boos & Brews patterned paper collection
~Fibracolor markers in purple and orange
~Robyn's Fetish "Franky Frankenstein" digital stamp
~ShinHanArt Touch Twin markers--G56 and YR33
~Spectrum Noir markers--CT3, IG8, TN3, and TN5
~Stickles in Orange Slice, Purple, and Yellow

You have until 7 pm on Friday, October 27 to get your Monster Mash project linked up on the Stinkin' Inkers blog.  Head over to the blog, too, to see some inspiration from the Design Team.  We can't wait to see your projects!  Happy scrapping, everyone!

01 October 2017

You Got This!

One of my son's teachers and a church friend recently learned that her breast cancer (which she had beaten!) has metastisized. :-(  When I found the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, I knew I needed to make a card that I hope will cheer her up! 

Here's Sketch 307:

Here's my take:

I hope this puts a bright spot in her day!

Challenges Entered
~Freshly Made Sketches Sketch #307
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' October Monthly Card Challenges--Anything Goes

Supplies Used
~Bra Breast Cancer digital stamp from The Crafty Pad
~The Paper Studio patterned paper--Texture Hot Pink
~Sentiment from The {Stamps} of Life squirrel2stamp clear stamp set
~Spectrum Noir markers--PP3, PP5
~StazOn Ink in Fuchsia Pink
~Stickles in Neon Flamingo

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy scrapping!

30 September 2017

Papaw's Pumpkin

I hope you've had a great Saturday!  I finally had time over the past week or so to make some layouts in my craft room, so I thought I would share one with you tonight.  I found this sketch at Let's Get Sketchy:

I've had some "older" photos on my scrap desk for quite a while and decided I would use one to go along with this sketch.

The sketch didn't have a designated place for journaling, so I decided to do my journaling around the edges of the patterned paper pieces.

Challenges Entered
~Let's Get Sketchy September 1 Sketch
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' September Monthly Layout Challenges--Orange/Red/Yellow

Supplies Used
~Bo Bunny Forever Fall 6x6 pad
~Bo Bunny Forever Fall Impressions
~MAMBI Stones Stickers
~The Paper Studio La Petites Sunflowers 3-D Stickers
~Queen & Co. Rhinestones in Sunflower Yellow
~Ribbon from stash
~Sticko Phrase Cafe Stickers with Attitude--Fall Frolic
~Thickers Lullaby glitter letter stickers in Aqua
~WeRMemoryKeepers Crafter's Staples
~Yellow pearls from stash
~ZIG Writer in Pure Brown

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy scrapping!


I can't believe it's the last day of September already!  Where has this year gone?  Thought I would share my entry for the Sketches in Thyme Sketch #292.  Here's the sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch:

This was my youngest son's first birthday; he's now eight!  He wasn't quite sure what to do with the cake at first, but when he got into it, he had a blast!  Once he was finished, we took him straight to the bathtub, and the water turned red.  LOL!

Challenges Entered
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' September Monthly Layout Challenge--Birthday
~Sketches in Thyme Sketch #292

Supplies Used
~Blue patterned paper from stash
~Cardstock from stash
~Creative Imaginations Celebrate Me die-cut shapes
~EK Success Sesame Street collection patterned paper--Elmo in Circles
~Imprintz Mini Pigment Ink Pad in Blue
~Making Memories Spring Green Small Dots patterned paper
~Ranger Archival Ink Wendy Vecchi Designer Series in Buttercup
~Recollections white cardstock
~Stephanie Barnard Color Box ink in Spearmint
~Thickers Homestead chipboard letter stickers in Cherry
~ZIG Writer in Pure Red

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy scrapping!

25 September 2017

Stinkin' Inkers Design Team

Happy Monday, everyone!  I'm happy to announce that I was selected for the Design Team over at Stinkin' Inkers!!!  I am SUPER happy and excited to be part of this great team!  Be on the lookout for challenge posts, and I hope you'll play along!

Happy scrapping!