Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sketch N Scrap Design Team Announcement

I am so thrilled to announce that I am a new member of the Sketch N Scrap Blog Team  I love sketches and there are two layout and two card sketches every month on SNS!! 

I hope you all join me starting in July at http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com/


Good evening!  I am thrilled to say we have chosen our newest design team members for the Summer-Winter 2017 term!  Thank you to all who applied, it was a very hard decision to just pick a few.  We had so many very talented people apply it made the decision a very hard one!  So without further ado here is our Summer/Winter 2017 Blog Design team:
 
 
My name is Christine (Chris) and I am recently retired. I have been married to my wonderful husband since June 1988 and between us we have a blended family of four children and five grandchildren.  I have been scrapping for almost 17 years and I have the stash to prove it!  My scrappy style has changed quite a bit over the years - I started with 8 1/2" x 11" single pages, moved to 12" x 12" double pages and now I mostly scrap 12" x 12" single pages.  I am super excited to be a new member of the Sketch N Scrap Design Team.  I love sketches and look forward to sharing my layouts and cards with everyone.  You can find me at  My Blog or on Instagram @chriscassidy84.  

Monday, June 12, 2017

Use Your Stuff Challenge #267

This week's challenge is to use warm summer colors.  I wanted to use this photo of our granddaughter climbing a palm tree and used Simple Stories "Sunshine & Happiness".  Hop over to the blog to play along.  Use Your Stuff Challenge #267

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Sketch #279

Today is my reveal of the fantastic sketch by Bev Code.  These photos were taken several years ago when Emma and Paige would come to our house and go upstairs and dig stuff out of the closet and play dress up. This day they were playing "office" and they were so serious about their jobs.


 
I used the October 2016 Hip Kit Club Main Kit and Embellishment Kits for my layout.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Use Your Stuff SUMMER FUN Blog Hop

Welcome to the SUMMER FUN blog hop at Use Your Stuff
 
 
Summer is just about here and the ladies of Use Your Stuff are excited and wanting to share some hot summer projects using our stash! We hope that these projects inspire you to create your own fun summer scrapping projects!
 
The Blog Hop will run from May 29th until June 4th. You have all week to hop along and see what we have created for you.
 
 
Hop along with us for a chance to win this great prize pack:
 
 
For my summer project I used the fabulous Echo Park Collection, Summer Dreams. I love the fun papers and embellishments in this collection.
 
 

 
Here are the rules for the hop
 
1. You must leave a comment on each Design Team members blog.
 
2. You have from May 29th until June 4th 8pm EST to enter. Winner will be announced on June 6th on the blog.
 
3. Create and link up your own summer project for an additional chance to win using the link on the blog.
 
4. International scrappers welcome.

Here is the list for the hop in case you want to stop along the way or get lost
 
CHRISTINE http://mommomandpoppop.blogspot.ca/  - YOU ARE HERE

Monday, May 22, 2017

Use Your Stuff Challenge #265 - Bohemian Rhapsody

This one had me a little stumped what I wanted to create but I went with Crate Paper Cook Kid papers and embellishments, a Donna Downey stencil, Art Basics Light Paste and three different Heidi Swappe Color Shine mists.  The photos are Cole and Carter each enjoying a yummy donut.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Use Your Stuff - May 8th

I am up on the Use Your Stuff Blog today.  The challenge is to use feathers.  I used a stencil and light paste to create feathers and then used water colors to paint them.  This was way out of my comfort zone but I like how they turned out.  I used Fancy Pants Attwell on my page.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Happy Day after iNSD

Wow - there was so much fun going on yesterday for Inter-National Scrapbook Day.  I along with 9 other Cherries were hostesses on A Cherry on Top.  We had so much fun providing challenges, games and lots of chatting.  Most of the challenges are due 5/12 or 5/13 so there is still time to participate and win sprinkles (points) to use in the ACOT Store.  I hosted a Dinner Menu Challenge (details on the ACOT site) and this was my sample.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sketches in Thyme May 4th Reveal

I can't believe it is May already and only two days before Inter-National Scrapbook Day.  Today, my layout was revealed on Sketches in Thyme.  I loved this sketch designed by Sara Scraps.

http://sketchesinthyme.blogspot.com/


Monday, April 24, 2017

Use Your Stuff - Week April 24th

This week is my first time hosting a challenge at Use Your Stuff.  My challenge is to use circles on your project  There are so many options for creating circles - hand drawn, stitched, punched, die cuts, or cut files to name a few. I've used a cut file from Paper Issues and backed each circle with a piece of patterned paper from the Fancy Pants Joy Parade 6x6 paper pad. This photo is of me with my daughters, Stacie and Andrea and granddaughter, Emma.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Use Your Stuff - my first challenge

I am so excited to become a member of the Use Your Stuff Design Team.  There are so many fun challenges every month.  My first challenge as a team member is to use flowers.  I used lots of different types of flowers:  rub-on flowers, die-cut flowers, little planner paper flowers and even some of the sequins are flowers.




Here are some close ups of the flowers I used.





Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April Sketches in Thyme Reveal Sketch #271

Today I am sharing this fabulous sketch by Brenshevia and my take on the sketch.  I used a chevron cut file and backed them with a piece of pretty Pink Paislee patterned paper.  These lovelies are my granddaughter, Paige and her cheer buddies.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

A Cherry on Top April Challenge

This month the ACOT hostesses decided to play an April Fool's joke on the members and switch the challenges we normally host.  So instead of the Manufacturer Challenge, I am hosting the Cherry Lift Challenge.  I decided to lift the fabulous StacyLee who normally hosts the Cherry Lift Challenge. I used lots of Fancy Pants and Prima.

Here is my layout:

 

And this is Stacy's layout that I lifted.:

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Sketch #267 Reveal

Today my layout is revealed on Sketches in Thyme.  This is a fantastic sketch by Shawn Lahr and I hand stitched a heart and used some fun Fancy Pants Sweet Nothings embellishments.  I hope all my scrappy friends come over to the Sketches in Thyme blog and play along.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March A Cherry on Top Manufacturer Challenge

This month one of the Cherries requested the letter B - so I chose to use a beautiful collection from Bo Bunny.  The photo is of me and my granddaughter, Emma at Easter a few years ago. I hope my scrappy friends come join me at ACOT for a chance to win a GC from me!

Monday, February 6, 2017

February A Cherry on Top Manufacturer Challenge

I host a monthly Manufacturer Challenge on ACOT. This month the challenge is to use a manufacturer that starts with the letter E. I used several collections from Echo Park for my sample this month.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

A Cherry on Top February 2017 Guest Designer

I was so thrilled when Heidi from ACOT asked me to be the Guest Designer for February.  I chose to use Fancy Pants new collection Sweet Nothings. I was asked to create five layouts/challenges and these are what I came up with:

Challenge #1 Someone you Love


Challenge #2 Something you Love


Challenge #3 Someplace you Love

 
Challenge #4 Love Yourself
 


Challenge #5 Sketch Challenge


I used a sketch I found on Pinterest by Sandy Liles.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Retirement - YAY!!

I finally retired from my former company, Archway Marketing and my last day was December 29, 2016.  My co-workers threw me a retirement luncheon and this was a photo taken during the festivities.  This Fancy Pants Joy Parade collection was absolutely PERFECT. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Reveal and Day 4 of ACOT 30/30 Challenge

I am up today on the Sketches in Thyme Blog using the fabulous sketch by Brenshevia.  I am also hosting the ACOT 30/30 Challenge today.  You have a chance to win goodies at Sketches in Thyme and a $5 ACOT GC from me at ACOT.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Welcome to 2017 - a new year of scrappy goodness

My first layout of 2017 is for the A Cherry on Top monthly Manufacturer Challenge that I host.  I chose the word RETIRED (since my official first day of retirement will be January 3rd) where the participants can chose as many manufacturers that start with those letters. 

I used Echo Park "Anything Goes" and The Twinery charcoal twine.  The layout features my granddaughter, Emma at one of her races this past autumn.  She had some bike malfunctions but still managed to finish the race.  I am so proud of her.

I am also honored to be helping with the ACOT 30/30 Challenge hosted by Sara M. and will be posting challenges o every Wednesday during the month of January.