Sketches4All's Hosted Monthly Challenge for November:

For my current/on-going November 2011 "Dessert, Coffee or Tea Inspired By Challenge 1" at Sketches4All, click here.

MIGRATING TO A NEW BLOG:

Please find me at my new blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

I'll be synchronizing blogposts here ("Let's Get Scrappy!") and at my new blog (Creo by Lady Katutz) from today until December 31, 2011.

By 2012, I'll be leaving this blog and will be residing or continuing my blogging at my new website address.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could drop by and follow me at my new blogging home at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Feel free to leave a comment or feedback as to my new blog home.

Thanks in advance!!

Kath

Thursday, September 29, 2011

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY at CropStop...

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CropStop's "Around the World" Card Making Day Challenge!


In honor of World Card Making day, CropStop is hosting a special challenge. This week, Challenge #39 will include a "plus" to the challenge.

All prize winners will be chosen by random draw. A prize will be given from all that include the "plus" on their project and link it to the CropStop Blog and a prize winner will be chosen from all Challenge #39 entries without the plus. A bonus prize winner will be chosen from all entries linked to the CropStop Challenge Blog. 3 prizes total!

Challenge #39 is "Stamp Your Sentiment". Any quote, title or sentiment on your project entry must be stamped to qualify for a challenge prize.

We want everyone around the world to join in friendship on World Card Making Day! So, the "Plus" to Challenge #39 is...include the word Friend/Friendship in your stamped quote, title, or sentiment. There will be a prize for the winner of Challenge #39 using the "Plus".

A 3rd winner will be chosen from ALL challenge entries linked to the CropStop Challenge Blog.

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY...

World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on.

Celebrating its fifth year in 2010, World Card Making Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. It's a day for the card-making community -- hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers -- to unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card making.


I would like to share with you a CropStop 10% off with no min purchase required discount code: CTCH-2Use the discount code when checking out your puchases.  To shop at CropStop, click here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Indian Girl" LO for Sketches4All Sketch-a-thon (Sketch #14)

This is my last LO for Sketches4All's End of Summer Sketch-a-thon. And I'm also entering this to other challenges as well.  The photo was taken during my Nursery school days and I can't even remember the event / occasion.



SUPPLIES:  Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Star Paper Corp., Chipboard Alphabet: American Crafts, Flowers: All About Scrapbooking, Sketch: Sketches in Thyme, TOOLS: Decorative Scissors: Soft Canary.

Inspiration Sketch

OTHER CHALLENGES ENTERED:
1.   Crafty Ribbons Challenge #2 – Anything Goes   
2.   Pixie Dust Studio Challenge #93 – Round and Round  
3.   Play Date Café Challenge #100 – Colors Photo Inspiration  
4.   PaperWorks Co. Challenge – Photo Inspiration  

"Dutch Girl" LO for Sketches4All Sketch-a-thon (Sketch #13)

Hi, everyone!  I'm just posting another entry on the recently concluded End of Summer Sketch-a-thon at Sketches4All and entering it to other challenges as well.

I guess this Sketch-a-thon has brought me back reminiscing my school days from college way back to Nursery. . . could you believe that . . . Nursery!!  Actually, I couldn't remember my pre-school days. . . gee!

Anyway, the LO I'm sharing with you now is taken while I was in kindergarten. Or was it prep school?  It was taken during a school programme:



SUPPLIES: Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Star Paper Corp., Foam Alphabet: American Crafts, Chipboard Clouds: Dusty Attic, Chipboard Birds: Cosmo Cricket,  Stickers: Nikki Sivils, Sketch: PageMaps, TOOLS: Decorative Scissors: Soft Canary.

Inspiration Sketch by PageMaps
 
OTHER CHALLENGES ENTERED:
1.   Crafty Ribbons Challenge #2 – Anything Goes   
2.   Pixie Dust Studio Challenge #93 – Round and Round  
3.   For Your Inspiration Challenge #14 – Photo Inspiration  
4.   I Did It Creations Challenge #74 – School  
 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Winner of the End of Summer Sketch-a-thon SKETCH #9 (at Sketches4All)

I would like to thank the participants of my Sketch Challenge #9 at the recently concluded End of Summer Sketch-a-thon at Sketches4All.  I had (2) participants, enumerated below with their corresponding points or entry equivalents:

1.  Stacy Harper-Watson = (1) LO entry equivalent to (2) points/entries;
2.  Denise Coulter    = (1) LO entry equivalent to (1) point/entry only.


Without further ado, the winner of Sketch #9 Challenge drawn by random.org is none other than:

STACY HARPER-WATSON!!!


Stacy Harper-Watson's WINNING ENTRY



OTHER PARTICIPANT'S ENTRY: by Denise Coulter

Monday, September 26, 2011

'Together' LO for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #86: The Pretty Doily

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #86 is "The Pretty Doily".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 3 images from Phooka Tues, Oct. 4, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Oct. 2, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

I was always facinated with scrap-pages incorporating a doily or two. . . may it be plain or dyed.  I was afraid I may not be able to create a layout as beautiful as those I've seen.  With this week's Kaboodle's challenge, I was given a chance to create with this pretty item.  Afraid as I was, I was ready to take it on.  Finding a doily with a coffee drink on an after-dinner aperitif we had, I took home this precious doily with a hope to utilize it in the future.  And true enough, here I am with a scrap-page to show to everyone.  I have to admit, though, that the outcome wasn't what I had so much expected.  But I guess not bad for a start. . .  would you agree with me?  Below is my creation:


SUPPLIES:  Paper: Daisy D’s, Chipboard Alphas: American Craft,  Flower: All About Scrapbooking, Buttons: All About Scrapbooking, Digi Image: Phooka’s ‘Cute Fox’, ‘Giraffe’ & ‘Little Lamb’, Ribbon: Hallmark, Other: Doily.

NOTE: THIS IS A SCHEDULED POST.  I MAY HAVE A PREVIOUS POST WITH ANOTHER DOILY LAYOUT BUT THIS IS THE Layout that came out 1st from my crafting table.  Sorry friends, I can't share the photo of my layout for it's out on publication.  Will share them by Oct. 19, 2011. . . Please be patient with me.

Drop by Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog for more inspiration from the DTs.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SNR (Sept issue) Part 1 is out . . .

I'm back again with published works at SNR after a 3-month hiatus from them. . . Yay! 

I have 4 work published with this September issue of SNR (Part 1).  They are 2 LOs and 2 cards.  (2) of them are works created as DT for Kaboodle Doodles, (1) is a card created as Creative Team member of CropStop, & last the card was already previously featured at Nikki Sivils and at Rochelle Bien's "Let's Make Greeting Cards" site.

But don't worry, I had them all taken down from blogs and online galleries for 30 days.  Will share my pubbed creations with you again soon!

Thanks, SNR!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

"Little Ballerina" LO for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #85: Lots of Layers

I personally like the lay-out I was able to create for this challenge.  It's very close to my heart.  First, it's because the photo utilized is the one with my deceased grandfather whom I seldom see when he was still alive.  I couldn't remember my sentiments when the photo was taken but I must have been proud posing in my ballet attire with him.  Second, it's the only photo taken of me with my ballet outfit.  I never really thought of taking ballet to be one great ballerina and I never did become one nor progressed more than just the Grade 1 class in Ballet.  I wonder if I really took the heart to become a good dancer . . . albeit a little ballerina at a young age.  But I'm surely glad that I took the classes, now that I'm much older.  How I wish I had a photo doing a recital as I can't even remember being on one.  Gosh!  Such a far off time to remember. :(   

Other than the above, I love the colors I was able to use on my layout . . . achieving my 1st monochromatic lay-out with such softness that I could muster and visualize making.  I think this is one of my fave LOs.

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #85 is "Lots of Layers".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 3 images from The Stamping Boutique Tues, Sep. 27, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Sept. 25, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.


SUPPLIES: Paper: Daisy D's, Star Paper Corp., Alphabet: American Craft, Flower: All About Scrapbooking, Doll: All About Scrapbooking, Crystals: Zva Creative, Digi Image: The Stamping Boutique's "Ballet Shoes",  Inspiration Sketch: Creative Scrappers, TOOLS: Paper Shapers: Provo Craft.

CHALLENGES ENTERED:

1.   The Stamping Boutique Challenge #15 – Recipe Challenge 
2.   Fab n’ Funky Challenge #90 – Bingo with 1st column down (embellishments, digi image, & flower) 
3.   The Play Date Café Challenge #99 PDCC99 – Photo Inspiration 
4.   By the Cute and Girly September Challenge – All thing Bright and Beautiful 
5.   Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days Challenge #17 – Lots of Layers  
6.   Pattie’s Creations Challenge #30 – Girlie Things (ballerina shoes – digi image used)  
7.   Crafty Emma Challenge #54 – Embellish Me More (4 embellies: flower, doll, crystal swirls & digi image)  
8.   ECP Challenge #47 – 6 Patterned Papers  

9.   Creative Stamp Friends Challenge #34 – Anything but a Card  

Saturday, September 17, 2011

"College Farewell Party" LO for Sketches4All's Sketch-a-thon (Sketch #2)

Still with the month-long End of Summer Celebration with Sketches4All's September 2011 Sketch-a-thon, I would like to share with you my entry to Stacy Harper-Watsons' Hosted Sketch Challenge with Sketch #2:

My LO entry
SUPPLIES: Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Star Paper Corp., Journaling Tag: Cosmo Cricket, Sentiment: Cosmo Cricket, Alphabet Stickers: Doodlebug, Ribbon: EK Success, Journaling Pen: Parker, Sketch: Julie Bonner.


Sketch #2: Julie Bonner's Sketch
OTHER CHALLENGES ENTERED:

1.   Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired By – Ribbon  
2.   Cupcake Crafts Challenge #159 – Back to School  
3.   Happileigh Scrappin’ Challenge #39 – Anything that got to do with Autumn such as Back to School  
4.   The Ribbon Reel Challenge #10 – Back to School   
5.   Clear it Out Challenge – Back to School  
6.   Jen’s Digi Stamps – Anything But A Card  
7.   Craft Us Crazy Challenge #17 – School Theme  

"Sporting New Hair at School" LO for Sketches4All's Sketch-a-thon (Sketch #5)

Here's another entry to another sketch challenge, this time by Becky Atkinson with her hosted Sketch Challenge #5 for Sketches4All's Sept. 2011 End of Summer Sketch-a-thon:
My LO entry


SUPPLIES: Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Alphabet Stickers: Doodlebug, Border Strip: Cosmo Cricket, Journaling Pen: Parker, Metal Pen: Dong A, Other: Quotes, Sketch: PageMaps, Tools: Paper Shapers: Provo Craft.
Sketch #5: PageMaps Sketch
OTHER CHALLENGES ENTERED:

1.   Come and Get It Challenge – Colour Combo: Red, Brown, Orange  
2.   Cupcake Crafts Challenge #159 – Back to School  
3.   Happileigh Scrappin’ Challenge #39 – Anything that got to do with Autumn such as Back to School  
5.   Clear it Out Challenge – Back to School  
6.   Jen’s Digi Stamps – Anything But A Card  
7.   Divas by Design Challenge #10 – Back to School  
8.   Craft Us Crazy Challenge #17 – School Theme  
9.   Crafty Purple Frog – Fall Into Fall

11. Fussy and Fancy Challenge – Back to School  
12. Our Craft Lounge OCL83 – Color Challenge  
13. Our Daily Bread ODBDSLC77 – Fall Colors

Friday, September 16, 2011

My Sketch Challenge for Sketches4All's Sketch-a-thon (Sketch #10)

Sketches4All End of Summer Sketch-a-thon has already started.  And it is my turn today to host a sketch challenge at the said site . . Mine is Sketch Challenge #10.

All interested participants just need to follow the sketch provided below.  Your LO must be of Summer, Fall or School theme.  (1) submitted entry is equivalent to (1) point. If you would be able to incorporate a masking technique as shown in my sample LO below (may it be by using paint or misting), you earn (2) points for the grand prize draw and also for the small RAK I'll be providing for this challenge.  Your layout must be new as of this challenge date and can't be combined with any sketch challenge within the Sketch-a-thon.  You may only submit (1) entry for this challenge.

To read the rules of the Sketch-a-thon, click here.  You need to post your entries  to my challenge discussion thread in the Special Events Area of Sketches4All and also at the Sketches4All gallery tagged Sketch#10.

Sketch by Donna Coughlin of For the Love of Sketches

My Sample LO for the Sketch Challenge
Submission deadline is September 25th at Sketches4All.

CHALLENGES ENTERED:

1.   Crafty Ann’s Challenge 49 – Outside Your Comfort Zone (Masking is outside my comfort zone)
2.   Fussy and Fancy Challenge – Back to School  
3.   A Gem of a Challenge #29 – Photo Inspiration  
4.   Quirky Crafts Challenge #19 – Anything but a Card (Max of 6 challenges only)  
5.   Bronte and Bella’s Challenge #100 – Let’s Celebrate  

"My 1st Day of School" LO for Sketches4All's Sketch-a-thon (Sketch#1)

Sketches4All has started the September 2011 End of Summer Sketch-a-thon last Sept. 8, 2011 with Sketch#1 which is Michelle Hodges' sketch challenge. 

My entry

SUPPLIES: Paper: Creative Imaginations, Piggy Tales, Alphabet Stickers: Doodlebug, Flowers: Bazzil, Gems: UBL, Journaling Pen: Parker, Other: Quotation, Embroidered Sentiment, Sketch: Liz Qualman.
Sketch #1: Liz Qualman's Inspiration Sketch

OTHER CHALLENGES ENTERED:

1.  A Gem of A Challenge #29 – Inspiration Photo  
2.  Crazy 4 Challenges C4C104 – Colour  
3.  Cupcake Crafts Challenge #159 – Back to School  
4.  Happileigh Scrappin’ Challenge #39 – Anything that got to do with Autumn such as Back to School  
6.  The Pink Elephant TPE116 – Vintage Theme  
7.  Clear it Out Challenge – Back to School  
8.  Everybody Art Challenge #159 – Flowers  
9.  Jen’s Digi Stamps – Anything But A Card  
11. Divas by Design Challenge #10 – Back to School  
12. Craft Us Crazy Challenge #17 – School Theme

13. Fussy and Fancy Challenge – Back to School