Monday, February 28, 2011

We have a winner...........

First of all, I hope you enjoyed the blog hop and second of all, I wish I could give each one of you a hug for the kind words you have not only left for me, but also for Allison.  It truly was a confidence boost to hear such wonderful things about my work.  ♥Hugs to all♥

And now for the winner of the "Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 7"

Jessica said.....
Super cute LO! I love that Echo Park plane line. Great colors for your adorable photos. I have not had the opportunity to view Allison's sketches in the past, so I am so happy to have found this blog hop! I love two-page layouts, so it appears Allison's sketches would be perfect for me! I would love to win that sweet candy!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

It's Blog Hop Time!

Hi ya'll, welcome to my blog!  Hopefully you have reached my blog through my fellow design team member, Suzanna.  If not, no worries, I just ask that you visit Sketch Support to begin the hop.  

I'm going to get things started by sharing a little info about myself so that you can get to know me a little better.  

My name is Christina, I live in Springfield, MO, I am married, I have one little boy and three wild and crazy labs.

*When it comes to paper crafting I am a hoarder!  Yes, I believe that at some point all scrappers become one.  I love anything crafty and love to collect anything cool I see that I think at some point I will use. 

*Where do I craft?  Well, let's see, my husband bought me this pretty L-shaped desk for my scrapbooking room and yet I still scrapbook on the floor.  I know sounds totally silly, but I have more space to spread out and it's what works best for me. 

*When I am creating, these are the things I have to have around me, my Ipod, my laptop, all of my crafting essentials and candy.

*When I am not creating, you can find me at work, spending time with my family, clipping coupons, shopping, camping and last but not least, on the internet. 

*When it comes to sketches I certainly must have them!  I've tried free handing my layouts and they simply look scary

Whew, hope that wasn't too much information for you.  Now let's check out Allison's sketch and layout that I've created for you.

Aren't her sketches AMAZING?  I love her work!!  If you haven't already printed this amazing sketch please be sure to visit Sketch Support to get your own copy.

Are you ready for my layout?  Drum roll please...........

"Sparkling Blue Eyed Baby"

Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; All other products: Echo Park except for Embroidery Floss: DMC; Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation
Well that's it for me today.  I've enjoyed sharing a little bit about me and my crafty side and to show my appreciation I am going to have a giveaway.  Can you guess what it is?

Let's see, it has something to do with sketches and Allison Davis.....have you guessed it yet? 

Surprise it's a copy of "Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 7"

If you would like to win your very own copy of this sketch book, please leave a comment as to what you like most about Allison's sketches and I will draw a name on Monday, February 28th.  
Now be sure to hop on over to fellow design team member, Noey's blog. 

Have a great weekend! 


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Soup Spotting"

That's right, I have been "soup spotted" by Jillibean Soup! What an honor it is to have one of my layouts featured on their blog.  Be sure to check out today's post. 

Here is the link!

Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Finally some more layouts!

Hello again!!!  I know, I know, it's been awhile since I've posted anything and I apologize.  Today I thought I would share with you a few layouts that I've been working on.  

The first one was for a product challenge over at Sketch Support using all Jillibean Soup products.

"At The Park"

Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation


"1st day of preschool"

Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation


These next two layouts Allison Davis had asked me to put together for a feature on her sketches that was published in an article on ScrapStreet Magazine. 

"My Friend Flex"

Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation


"Fun At The Pumpkin Patch"

Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation


Monday, February 7, 2011

Sweet Puppy Love

"Sweet Puppy Love" by Christina Hoffman
Supply List - Cardstock: Bazzill; Pattern paper: Pebbles; Alphabet: Doodlebug Design, Jillibean Soup, and Kaiser Craft; Floss: DMC; Jewels: Kaiser Craft; Tools: Cricut for the puppy, the dog bowl, the dog bone, and the dog house; Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation


And a few close ups:

Friday, February 4, 2011

Jillibean Soup Product Challenge

Our sponsor for the month of February over at Sketch Support is Jillibean Soup.  Woohoo!!!  I've always thought their products were really cute but I had never actually purchased any of them.  I know, shame on me!!!  I'm defiantly hooked and can't wait to get my hands on some of their new releases. 

For those of you who don't know what a product challenge is, well it is simple.  Jillibean Soup provided each creative team member with the exact same amount of products and we were asked to create a card, a 1 page layout and a 2 page layout without using any other manufactures products with the exception of basic supplies. 

Here are the products we were provided with:

Photo courtesy of Allison Davis

Sounds easy right?  Not really!  I now understand why they call it a "challenge" cause it certainly was.  Once I figured out exactly what I was going to do it all just came together and it turned out to be a lot of fun. 

Here is my 1st project created out of the above supplies.

“You’re A Hoot!” by Christina Hoffman
Supply listCardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Jillibean; Font: unknown; Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink (Chestnut Roan); Journaling Pen: Unknown; Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation


Be sure to check back each Friday to see what other projects we've created with the Jillibean Soup products.  Just wait till you see my 2 page layout next Friday.  I love how it turned out!!! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February Card Week

I wanted to share with you my card that is featured over at Sketch Support today.  This turned out to be one of my favorite cards.    Let me know what you think.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

“All Aboard" card by Christina Hoffman
Supply listCardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Echo Park; Alphabets: “all” unknown, “aboard” Doodlebug Designs; Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown); Glitter accent: Stickles; Floss: DMC; Twine: Unknown; Tools: EK Success Circle Punches; Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation


Thanks for stopping by!