Sunday, January 23, 2011

A New Sketch Site

Well, it's new to me anyway. Get Your Sketch On I just finished a layout for this week's sketch and thought I'd share. First here's the sketch:
Here's my layout based on the sketch:
I admit I changed it up a bit. For example I used the slider embellie in place of the third photo and I moved everything over to the right.

I've noticed that I've been skipping titles on my layouts a lot lately. I think I need to brush up on my titling skills. I'm thinking of taking this class, Masterful Scrapbook Design, over at Get it Scrapped. They are focusing on titles in February and I think I need a little refresher.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Feeling Sketchy???

I am so into sketch challenges these days and just stumbled on a great one.  Sketchy Thursdays
Here's the sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch:
I used the December 2010 Apron Strings kit.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Blog Hop Winner

Winner, winner, chicken dinner...actually it's hamburgers at my house but anyway...
I used to pick and the lucky winner is Gina L.!  Gina, just send an email to Lori at and she'll send you your prize.
Thank you all for your kind comments. I wanted to share another layout that I just finished today using the January STABB.

I am loving this kit!
This time I tried taking a picture of the layout as opposed to scanning it. I am not sure I like the results. It's easier but I don't think I've figured out all the best settings. Of course ever since I changed over to Windows 7 and was unable to bring my stitching software with me (oh Image Zone, how I miss you!) I haven't been thrilled with my scans either. Any advice?
 I scanned this layout too and here are the results:
Maybe I'll play around a bit more tomorrow. If I do I'll let you know how it goes.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Exciting News and a Blog Hop!

I have been bursting with this news for about a month now. I was offered a position as a Sous Chef on the Apron Strings Designs Design Team. Of course I accepted! Working with the January Smaller than a Breadbox kit has been a lot of fun. Today I get to share some of my creations with you as well as invite you to join in on the Blog Hop Apron Strings is hosting this weekend. It's a chance to win some great prizes!

Why Apron Strings? Because you get all the newest goodies on the market!

Here's a layout I created with the January STABB kit...

Okay, now for the fun stuff. If you came here from Amy's blog, your next stop is Jennifer's blog. Be sure to collect all the answers to the question "Why Apron Strings?" along the way then email Lori ( with them by Sunday evening for a chance to win the cool prize below. The Blog Hop starts here: Apron Strings Designs Blog so if you came to my blog first make sure you go back and visit all the blogs. From the Apron Strings Blog you should visit the following blogs to collect all the phrases:
Laura Williams
Melanie Holzwarth
Amy Crockett
Anet Tietjen (you are here!)
Jennifer Halleck
Kristen Perez
Maria Swiatkowski
Sarah Fleming
Patricia Moussatche (Patchi)

Here's what you can win!

It’s a super easy calendar to put together,so it's a fun, fast and easy project to complete for the rest of the year.
BTW, Lori is going to have some challenges going on this weekend over on the Apron Strings Blog so be sure to check back for a chance to win!
Lastly, leave a comment here for a chance to win. I'll select a winner on Monday morning.