Book Inspired Scrap Challenge

Hello Everyone!

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr! We have off from school today, so…here is another challenge layout.

This was very different and a first for me! I liked it! It’s from Scrap Our Stash, another challenge blog that I like to participate in. Yes, I had this one done on time and never made it to the computer. Ok, I am still new at all this, so I am cutting myself some slack. There is probably an easier way to do all this, however my steps are as follows: I do the page, I take a picture with my phone, I then use Phonto to put my name on it (which it looks like I missed this one! And maybe all the others, gosh darn it, too late now!), then I have to email it to myself, download it to the computer, and then create the post and blog about it. That is a lot of steps that I would like to figure out how to make easier. If you know…I am all ears!! I probably could just use my phone, but I find that hard because I can’t see everything in one fell swoop like I can on the computer! So, in my defense, I did all these pages for challenges and then with my son home from school, I never made it to the computer. Heck, I didn’t even do the Phonto part until the other day…and apparently have forgotten to download those and have ended up using the regular photos. Sheesh! I will learn this stuff! One day, I will! Newbie, I know!!

Ok, back to this cool challenge! They gave us the book cover of the Grinch and said we had to add striped paper and enamel dots OR sequins. Well, enamel dots it is because sequins for a camping layout just seemed ridiculous! Hahaha!

First I stamped the back ground using the Glamper Greetings camper (still available!). Found some striped paper that added some color and looked outdoorsy. Then the enamel dots that color coordinated with the papers. The friend from the same crop that the trees came from also had this awesome grass die-cut…so I borrowed it and made tons of grass in many different shades of green! You’ll see in other posts that I used it a number of times! Plus, I still have some left over for my own Yellowstone album! Sweet!

This was fun and such a cool idea! many folks went with Christmas, so I thought I did pretty good with a camping/glamping theme! What do you think??

Enjoy your day!

Blessings, June


Out of the Box! SU!

Hello and Happy Saturday!

Crafting weekend for you, too?! I’m scrappin’ all day today at a Scrap4Less crop and we’ll see what happens on Sunday! Hubby will be home, so it might be a movie day!

Here is another sketch challenge that I did over the holidays! This is another sketch from Stuck?! Sketches…a great challenge site! I love working with sketches! Most of the folks who entered this challenge and even the design team used stars. I chose white birch trees as my large back drop! Shh, not an SU! framelit. I was at a crop and a friend of mine showed it to me and it was so perfect for this page, that I used it! That elk was in the trees and it all blends nicely together! I put the Bald Eagle in a circle using the 2″ circle punch from Stampin’ Up!and then backed him up with a couple layers of papers. The tab punch is a retired item from SU!, but one of my favorites, so I use it often. I even have the stamp set that goes with it, which I used to embellish the paper.

Again, working on an 8×8 page to do a 12×12 sketch was a bit of a challenge, yet…it came out pretty good! Don’t you think? I even have a few trees leftover to use in my own album. Sweet!

Alrighty, off to scrappin’ my day away! Then I will have more to post! Cool beans!

Enjoy your day!

Blessings, June

I’m Back! SU! awaits!

Hello Everyone!

Happy New Year to you!! Ours started off pretty good and I am all rested and ready for action. We spent our holidays at home. There is lots of family on my husband’s side here, so we certainly were not alone!  I missed my family, though!

I spent many an evening scrapbooking my sister’s Yellowstone album to get it done. Not in time for Christmas, but it’s done and she was patient! I’ll be doing posts over the next week of pages that I created and never made it to the computer to post. I even did challenges, that have since closed, but I will still share my inspiration for the pages.

Here are a few of the pages that were not related to a challenge, so I kept them fairly consistent so that they would flow. I used the Triple Banner Punch A LOT!! It really worked with these pages. The fact that I could do the three different sizes of paper strips was a bonus! I’m a little burnt out on banners, but I’ll be starting my own Yellowstone album soon, so I am sure I will be using it again! Handiest punch ever!!

I used the Glamper Greetings (which is still available!), Under the Stars, and Happy Camper stamp sets throughout this album as well! They were perfect, of course. I used them on other pages and cards in previous posts.

I am pleased with the simplicity of the album and the flow of the pages! I trust she likes it! 8×8 is not a size I am used to working with, so it challenged me at times. Overall, I enjoyed working on it and am happy with the outcome.


Game Time!

Happy Tuesday, Everybody!!

Here is another sketch challenge that I worked on this past weekend! It’s another page for my sister’s Yellowstone album. If I don’t keep doing these sketches and stretching my creativity, the rest of the album may not be as exciting! Hahaha! Just kidding! My own stuff isn’t so bad!

The sketches are very motivating and I have been rounding up sketches on Pinterest for the future when I just can’t think of anything! It’s always nice to have sketches to fall back on!!

So, I took this sketch and flipped it sideways for my 8×8 album because it matched the picture much better! I just realized that I did not use a whole lot of SU! products on this one…oops! I did use my black journaling pen from the Project Life section…BEST PEN EVER, by the way! And the polka dot paper is also from a retired DSP set. The red and green cardstock may also be from SU! since I grabbed it out of my scrap basket and it is full of mostly SU! papers. Other than that, I could not even tell you where the card stock came from. I have a pack of 8×8 card stock that I am using for this album that I bought…oh-so-long-ago! I keep it in a plastic box, so the paper label is gone. Oh, well!


That ribbon flower was a bugger to make! At first I tried putting it on my poker. didn’t work. Then I just held the pieces together in the middle, got it on the poker (after about the 4th or 5th time of making the darn thing) and then took it off to put the brad in the hole. Nope! That didn’t work either because the brad legs kept bending! Finally, I got smart and used mini glue dots to hold the centers together and then cut off the brad “legs” and used a thicker glue dot to stick the brad flower onto the ribbon! That worked so much better! I wonder why it took me so long to figure it out!

The border along the blue edge is just my trusty black pen and some scribbles on short drawn lines. I really like the look of it! Added just the right touch, don’t you think?!

So, I had written the Game Time title and now realized I have bookoo alphabet stamps I could have used instead! Next time!

Off to more crating! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Blessings, June

PS. faces are coverd by request of family members.


Challenges this scrapbook page is entered into:

Sketch Saturday – Week #440 with The Paper Shelter






Sketch Saturday – Week #440

SU! Glamper Greetings

Good Afternoon!

Last night I finally opened up my Glamper Greetings stamp set from the Winter Occasions catalog…and it happens to be on sale right now for the Online Extravaganza! The Playful Palette patterned paper I used will be on sale Nov. 28th Only for 24 hours…

I used the Emerald Envy cardstock for my base, a piece of the Playful Palette paper and Very Vanilla for this card. I chose to make a fall scene since Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Isn’t the pie in the window so cute?!

I also did some coloring for only the second time ever. I used my Blender Pen and really like how easy it was to use! That could become a new friend of mine when I have stamps that need some color added! I also masked the camper so I could put the trees behind it! I am beginning to think that if I use this many steps, I should learn to remember to take pictures along the way…I am such a newbie to this blogging stuff.


So, I am on a creative roll and very happy for it! I will keep crafting and keep sharing! Let me know what you think! Even if you don’t like it or have ways to improve it! I’m open.

Enjoy your day! Happy crafting!

Blessings, June

Challenges this card has been entered into:

Melonheadz Friends – Harvest Blessing Challenge

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Challenge #225 – Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft – Challenge #32 – Anything Goes

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge – Challenge #305 – Anything Goes

Hiding in My Craft Room – HIMCR #276 – Show Thanks

SU! and Scrapbooking!

Good Afternoon!

It’s quite chilly here today, so a perfect time to get indoor things done!

This summer my son and I went with my sister, her husband, and grandson to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons for a week! We were “Glamping” it up! That was a new experience for my son and I who camp!

I am making gift albums for her grandson and her for Christmas. Here are a couple pages I have finished so far in his album. It is an old 5×7 Creative Memories album that I still had in my stash. There are only 10 pages, so I am having to really stretch myself in getting in as much as possible and still make it look nice and keeping it simple. I have also challenged myself to use my stamps! I am using mainly 2 retired stamp sets called Under the Stars and Happy Camper.

Since there are other folks in the pictures and they would not want their pictures on the internet, I have laid some vellum over their faces. Mine, I left uncovered. You can still see that I have pictures there, just not clear pictures of the people. I have to honor family!

Anyway, I will share more as I get more pages done.

Happy crafting!

Blessings, June

Sketch = Great Page


I have been lacking a little bit of motivation lately, so I have not posted in quite a while. Part of it is due to a double wrist injury that has aggravated my old carpel tunnel…which hurts when I craft too much. It’s hard to get motivated to craft when it hurts.

It’s been about a month since the injury and I have now chosen to do some crafting anyway and just not overdo it! Taking it slow and easy!

I haven’t scrapbooked in a while, so I thought I would create a new page from our Yellowstone trip this summer. I have 3 gift albums, plus my own to make, so I figure I should get started. Plus, I needed a class for the Scrap4Less crop coming up on the 19th, here in Colorado Springs.

I found a sketch on Pinterest…where better to get inspiration and motivation??paper-bakery-sketch-challenge-10

And turned it into…20161105_092735-1

Instead of the dots, I used a sheet from Blooms & Bliss Designer Paper Series by Stampin’ Up! I like the neutral camping colors in it! (Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Mint Macaron) I also used a couple of camping stamps from an older Stampin’ Up! set and some letter stickers from Thicker Stickers by American Crafts for the title. For the journaling, I used strips of white cardstock. To make the banner cuts on the strips of colored cardstock (Island Indigo, Mint Macaron,  and Craft) running down behind the pictures, I used the banner punch from Stampin’ Up!…I really love how it keeps the cut even! When I used to cut it freehand, I never got it square, which bugged me most of the time! With this punch, it’s always square…or just off only if you want it that way!

I think the page came out very nicely. If I were to make any changes, I would probably distress the edges of the banner strips and the DSP. Other than that, I am pleased with it. I look forward to adding it to my album. I am also looking forward to teaching a class on turning a sketch into a scrapbook page! Come join me!

Blessings to All!