Wednesday, June 19, 2013

My Creative Sketches New Challenge

Hello, Happy Summer! 
The heat is taking off here in Missouri.  I'm NOT loving it.  I hate swim suits and skin and sweating.  I've always been a bit self conscious in a swim suit but even worse is shopping for a new LARGER suit.  Who wants to do that????

Anyway, on to a more fun topic..... My Creative Sketches has a new monthly challenge.  Please play along with us.

First, the cool part.... it is a random draw so no matter what your scrappy style is you have a chance to win.  Here is the prize

Here is the new sketch.  You need to post your layout at by July 14th.  You'll find more details on the blog. 

Last take on the sketch....

I made this layout using the My Creative Scrapbook Creative kit for June 2013.  It if full of fun papers by Echo Park.  I have a tutorial on today with instructions for creating this layout.   

I should mention that this is my oldest, Charlie with fellow classmate and friend Sophie.  I took the photo last summer.  I adore pictures of my kids with missing teeth.  And isn't he cute with his cap turned sideways?  And isn't Sophie the most adorable 7 year old ever? 

Post your layout based on the sketch here too if you'd like or send me a link to it.  I definitely want to see what you are creating.


Sunday, June 9, 2013

My Creative Sketches Current sketch challenge

Happy Sunday,

I wanted to remind you of the sketch challenge going on at  You still have time to enter for a chance to win a fabulous prize.  The best news, all you have to do is enter for a chance to win - the winne is randomly drawn.  Here is the sketch:

This is my take on the sketch using the album kit from May 2013.

Lastly, here is the prize:

The deadline for entry is June 14th.  For more details and to join the fun visit

If you decide to enter let me know.  I would love to see what you do with the sketch. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Cricut Cartridges for Sale

Good Afternoon,

I've become an avid Silhouette Cameo user in the last year.  I love the machine, the different things I can do with it, and how well it cut.  As a result, I've been slowly selling off my Cricut machines and accessories.  I have a few cartridges left so I thought I'd offer them for sale on my blog.  Each cartridge is $15 + shipping.  If you are interested shoot me an email and we'll work out payment and shipping.  A few of my cartridges were liked to the Gypsy.  They still work but you can't link them to your Gypsy if you have one.  They are all in great condition, in their box, with the keypad and booklet.  Please feel free to email me with any questions as well.

Sports Mania
My Community
Going Places
Walk in My Garden
Sweet Treats
Speaking of Fall
Robotz (new in package)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook Design Team

I have awesome news......  I'm the newest Design Team member at My Creative Scrapbook.  After 3 years of subscribing to the Kit Club I am now Designing for it.  I am over the moon excited. 
Today is kit reveal day.... hop on over and check out the kits and the Design team gallery.  I'm designing for the Creative kit (in May I was a guest designer for the Album kit - check it out on the website).

Here are the kits offered this month:
Main kit:

Album kit:

Limited Edition Kit:

and my favorite.... Creative kit featuring Echo Park:

I created and created with this kit until I ran out of time.  Even so, I could have created at least 2 more layouts with this kit.  The embellishments and paper are well worth the cost.  This is the kit I was a subscriber to for years.  It is a great kit to scrap boys with especially little boys.  Check out my creations this month:

two pager:

A couple of fun cards:

Close ups and tutorials to come. 

Please share your comments with me.  If you have anything you would like to see from the design team we want to know.  Are you wanting more multiply photo layouts?  How about more two page layouts?  More samples with boys?  More samples in general?  Let me know.  Pam, MCS owner, is wanting your feedback.  She is also hoping you'll give her kit club a try.  I personally guarantee you will love all the goodies you get as a kit club member.  If you decide to give any of the kits a try please let Pam know you were refered by me.  Then once you get your first kit, let me know what you think.  Was it everything you hoped?