Monday, February 28, 2011

The Scrappiest

Just came across this sketch blog last week and I LOVE it! So many sketches with so many chances to get your name in the drawing to win. Fun way to be more productive. I was only able to do one of the sketches this month but I hope to do more (if not all!) in March.
Here's the sketch:
Here's my layout based on the sketch:

Gotta love those Gingerbread Houses. I always feel bad chucking them. So here it is, preserved forevermore.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Punch

This is the first post about something I know you will be hearing a lot more about. Last summer at CKC Valley Forge my scrapping friends and I came across this punch at the Friday night crop:
It was in a clearance basket at one of the vendors tables. We came across it at the end of the crop, after a day of shopping and classes, so we were all a little punch drunk. Jokes and laughter ensued. We did not get the punch then but quickly regretted it. One of our group purchased it for us and now "Josie", as we have named her, gets passed around our group and she has her own album that we all contribute pages to.
I got to have Josie over the holidays and will have a few pages about her coming up but right now I have this page which I did based on a Scrapbook Sussies challenge.
Here's the ad the layout is based on:
That's all for now.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sketchy Thursday 2/17

So, it's that time again. Sketchy Thursday! I just put the finishing touches on this tonight. I actually broke out the Quickutz Star Shadow and remembered why I loved it so much! Here's my layout:
Here's the sketch:
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sketchy Thursday 2/10

Here's my layout for Sketchy Thursday:

The pictures are from our annual Christmas card photo shoot on Thanksgiving. Here's the sketch the layout is based on:
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Last Minute Lucy & The Paper Variety

Just call me "Last Minute Lucy" because I started this cupcake gift tag on Friday and just finished it this morning. I made it for a challenge on The Paper Variety challenge blog. You are supposed to link your project by noon today. Please note that it is currently a little after 10am EST.
So here's the challenge:
and here's what I made:

The prize is the January kit from The Treasure Box. I've been loving that kit since it was revealed!
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sketch Support and Jillibean Soup

I have to tell you that I  love, love, love Allison Davis. She's the awesome creative mind behind Sketch Support. It is really her sketches that started me on my whole sketch craze and I took her class a few months ago over at My Creative Classroom and learned a lot. So I am very pleased to show you what I did for the challenge over on the Sketch Support blog. The challenge was to create a project using Jillibean Soup products and this sketch:

here's what I did:

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sketchy Thursday 2/3

I love this sketch! You may notice me using this sketch again, I've already used it for 2 layouts. Here's the sketch:
and here's my take on it:

Don't you just love the Jillibean corrugated bird and flowers?

I used Midnight Rooster's January kit.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Little Midnight Rooster Anyone?

A challenge on the Midnight Rooster blog led me to create this layout with a flower I made myself. I've been wanting to try this for quite a while (thanks for the push Michelle!).

I used the January Midnight Rooster kit which has an adorable exclusive flower already in it that is begging to be used. Maybe on my next layout. But I must admit that I really want to try that rolled flower idea and I've watched the tutorial so that may be my next layout.
Before I go here's a close-up of the layout.
If you want to try making this kind of flower yourself, here's where I found out how: Satin Flower Tutorial. Take your time and be prepared for a few errors before you get it, but once you do you'll be whipping these out by the dozen! Just be careful playing with fire! (I am a firefighter's wife so I had to put that in there)
Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Rockin' the Sketches

Yup - the creative juices are still flowing. Another reason I think I have been able to churn them out the past few days is that I printed some pictures in 2x3 size. What a fun way to switch it up.
Today's layout is from a sketch challenge over at the A Million Memories blog. This layout flew together based on the sketch by Marie Ramirez:
here's what I did with it:

and here's a close-up for you:
Off to do some more creating!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Scrapaholic Mama!

So I had a great scrapping day today. The creative juices were just flowing. I am thinking it's because of the snow day yesterday. The kids and I had a great day and it put me in a great mood. I finished off 2 layouts I've been working on and almost have a third completed.
The two I completed today are both with the Scrapbook Sussies January kit and I love how they turned out! The pictures don't do them justice (I need to work on that). The first one I am going to show you was done using the January Sketch:
and here is my take on the sketch:
and a close-up:
 Next I did a layout based on the one-page sketch from last week over at Sketch Support:
here's mine:
here's a close-up:
I guess I changed things up a bit. Quite a bit. Still I am really happy with how these layouts look. Loving this kit!
Hope to get the next layout up by the end of the weekend.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sketchy Thursday 1/27

I've had this layout ready for days. My photo editing software did not want to cooperate though. Not sure if I like Windows 7 or not!
Anyhow, I worked it out as best I could so without further ado, here it is:
and some close-ups:

Here's the sketch:
I'll have some more layouts for you tomorrow if the weather cooperates! Snow days are severely cutting into my cropping time! They do make for great pictures though.