Monday, April 30, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Got Sketch 107 class. This layout is inspired by a sketch from the class by Valerie Salmon. The class is now over, but you can still purchase the download from the class and I will tell you it is worth every dollar! Lots of tips, lots of techniques and of course, the sketches are AWESOME! Just visit Valerie's blog and see for yourself, I really can't say enough about Valerie, she is gracious, kind, and of course, uber talented! I also created this layout for week 16 of our 52 week challenges over at Personalscrapper. The challenge was to mix papers from at least 2 different kits on your layout. I used the July 2009 and July 2011 kits. All papers are from Fancy Pants both the Summer Soiree line and the Beach Bum line, as featured in the July 2009 and July 2011 Personalscrapper kits. I have just a few scraps left of the July 2009 kit, so I was glad to go ahead and combine them with my July 2011 kit and see that they will coordinate just fine. The summer accent is from Jilliebean Soup's Watermelon Gazapacho line. I couldn't find any letters that I liked for my title, plus I couldn't think of a fitting title and this cut out was a great fit for this picture.(Not to mention in doing so I save a bunch of time...titles are hard to think of sometimes!) I hope you will join me again on Monday April 30th back here OR at Jewels blog as we launch our new sketch challenge Sketch 'n Scrap! Hope you can play along! Have a great weekend everyone!
Monday, April 23, 2012
I am so excited to announce that my friend Jewels is starting her own weekly sketch challenge on her awesome blog JOY-N- JESUS and she has asked me to join in the fun as a sketch artist! These weekly challenges will start on Monday April 30th. Each week we will have a sketch for you to be inspired by and play along with and even better news, there will be a monthly prize give away as well! What a better way to get inspired then a sketch and better yet, by participating you will have a chance to be a featured guest, win a button for your blog, or win a prize! Right now Jewels is gathering a design team to offer weekly inspiration. If you would like to be part of the first ever Sketch and Scrap DT then check out Jewels blog for more information or email her at email@example.com. I hope you will get a chance to play along with us starting next week! Have a creative week friends!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Any ready for a vacation? I'm planning and counting down to our Summer vacation! I decided I better get some of our last vacation pics scrapped before we take off on another one, so during the March Let's Lift It challenge last month at My Scraps and More I was able to get this layout done. It is a lift of Becky Williams layout called We Love Your Sweet Face. YOu can view Becky's blog HERE, I'm sure you will find something else to lift there, she has some awesome layouts! These pictures were taken during our night tour of the DC monuments. It was such a great tour, I loved seeing all the monuments and sights lit up at night! I used the Simple Stories Destinations line for this layout. I had bought it especially for this trip and really like how the colors made my pictures pop! I just love Simple Stories don't you? This was also my first attempt at making my own flag, and really it was very easy. It was a technique I learned in my Got Sketch 107 class and I found it really adds to your layout. Speaking of Got Sketch 107, this was the last week for it, and I still have "homework" to do, so that I can complete all the assignments before the class officially ends on Sunday! I am hoping I can get my "homework" done on Saturday. Now this type of homework is sure better then any homework I had as a teen! LOL! Have a fun and scrappy weekend everyone, check back on Monday because I have some exciting news to share with you! You won't want to miss it!