Friday, July 23, 2010

Sketchy Friday!

The time has LAST sketch for Practical Scrappers * boo hoo* :o( I LOVE sharing my sketches, so if you know of any site needing a sketch, let me know, I would love to share! For this week's sketch I used my May Personalscrapper kit featuring My Mind's eye So Sophie line. The colors were perfect for this picture of my son and myself meeting my little nephew Wyatt for the first time! Letter stickers are from American Crafts Remarks and the small circles are Jenni Bowlin. Go check out what the other PS DT did with the sketch here...lots of good eye candy today! Hope you can play along with us using this sketch, would LOVE to see your work! Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sketch 74 ~ Sweet Time

I can't believe my time as a designer at The Scrappiest is almost at an end :o( I have enjoyed it so much, but yet I am excited to see who made the new DT and play along with them each week! My last sketch will be next week. I am sure I will find plenty to keep me busy, there are so many sketch sites I visit weekly just drooling over all the inspiration they showcase wishing there were more hours in the day to play along with them ALL! This week's sketch found me using some of my newest stash (mainly cuz I was too lazy to dig through my older stuff and this was still in the box! LOL!) I had just gotten Pink Paislee's 365 degrees line on sale at Stop and Scrap and couldn't wait to use it. I used the papers, clear sticker, cork buttons and journaling punch out ALL purchase at 40%!!! WOWZERS! These are some of my favorite recent pictures of my son, I captured them while we were out boating with my brother on his boat while in Wahoo, Nebraska last month. In the first picture you can see the "look" I get when I tell him to smile...and then in the second you can see the genuine smile/laugh at some joke when he doesn't know I have my camera ready to snap a pic! Love that smile!!!! I hope you will play along with us this week at The Scrappiest..Apron Strings is the sponsor this month and it is a GREAT prize! Good luck and can't wait to see your work!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sketch 73 ~ Soar

Happy Monday! Sketch 73 is up at The Scrappiest, and it is a really fun sketch, what I like to call a "squishy" sketch, one that leaves quite a bit of white space, which is a challenge for me, so I was really pleased with how this layout turned out. This layout is using the Echo Park Summertime line, just love this new company! Can't wait to get more of their new releases (like A Walk in the Park!) Letters are vinyl Thickers, these were an impulse buy that ended up being a good investment as they work great with some of the new papers I have gotten recently! The picure was taken a few weeks ago at Sandy Lake Amusement Park in Carrollton. I had never been before and it was really a lot of fun, this is my son and his friend Logan in the swing ride, which by the way goes WAY fast, faster then other similar rides I had been on, so I was glad I was taking pics vs riding rides, I would have been super dizzy! If you like Sketch 73 then don't forget to upload your layout HERE for a chance to win a great prize package from APRON STRINGS..check it out, yummy, yummy!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Lil' Lady Bug

As promised here is my companion page to my Katie Bug page! For this page I used My Mind's Eye patterned papers and Basic Grey Basics background paper and stickers. The butterflies and word "discover" are from some old rub ons (I think 7 gypsies). Letter stickers are thickers. This page was inspired by this great layout by Amy! We were doing another fun game of Six Degrees of Separation, and for those of you who don't know what that game is, it is where you are given a layout to lift and then your lift is passed on for someone else to lift and so on and so forth until the original layout has been lifting SIX times! So fun to see the changes in the lifts! I really enjoy this game and am currently in another round, so when it is over I will share that layout as well! These pictures are from Halloween 2008, and I just adore red and black, so elegant don't ya think? Well, tomorrow's another week, and another reveal over at the Scrappiest, so tune in tomorrow for more sketchy fun!

Monday, July 5, 2010

sketch 72 ~ Katie Bug

Happy Monday and Happy July everyone! For my American friends hope your fourth was a blast!!!! (hehe!) I just love it that Liz releases her sketches on Monday, just sets the week off to a good start don't you think? For sketch 72 I was in a bit of a rush as I had a BIG weekend of festivities planned with little time to scrapbook, so I grabbed the first two pics lying on my desk and got to work. Well, with this sketch it was super easy...I used mostly OLD OLD stash on this page, these papers are My Mind's Eye and from a 2007 Personalscrapper kit...the only NEW thing is my Jenni Bowlin banner and little red letter IN LOVE with these things, I actually have to resist putting banners on every page I do! LOL! These pictures are from 2008 and are of my sweet little niece and my son...just loved this costume on her! I have a companion page to show you later in the week so check back in real soon, hoping to catch up on sharing some layouts with you this week! And if you like good deals head over to my other blog, 31 has two great specials this month!