Thursday, August 16, 2012

Red, White and Blue!

It's time for our second sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap!  That means the month is half over and its time to get your scrap on so you can get entered to win a $25 gift certificate from Your Scrapbook Stash!  Right now they have an awesome sale going on, some new products I know you are dying to get your hands on are up to 50% off!  So hop on over before the sale ends or the good stuff is gone! Enough enabling, how about some sketch inspiration?  Here is the sketch:
And here is my layout, using pictures from our Summer trip to Philly.  My son at the Liberty Bell!
Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper- Authentique Glory & Pink Paislee Declaration; Cardstock: Stampin Up; stickers-
Authentique Glory; Letter stickers: October Afternoon & Heidi Swapp Chipboard; Bling- Bo Bunny; Punches- Stampin Up
I just love the Authentique Glory collection, I bought it even before I went on vacation knowing that it would be perfect for my trip pics!  I love the Liberty Bell stamp sticker!  Hop on over to the Sketch N Scrap blog and check out the other DT member's layouts, they are fab as usual!  I hope you will find time to play along, remember you have until August 31st to upload your layouts!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Guest Desginer contest!

I know that so many of my followers are such talented scrappers, and I wanted to let you all know that Sketch N Scrap is having their first ever Guest Designer contest for September.  If you would like to be considered, just complete a layout based on this sketch and link it up in THIS POST by August 20th at 5pm PST!   Our winner will be asked to create two layouts for the month of September based on our September sketches which will be emailed to you no later then August 21st.  I hope you can play along!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sketch Inspiration

I love all the inspiration available on the internet in the form of challenge blogs.  Working on and starting up Sketch N Scrap has taken a lot of my time recently, so I haven't had time to participate lately at some of my favs.  So I was glad to find a little extra time to work with one of Trish's sketch at Sketch Inspiration!  Her sketches are so easy to use, I found that I created my layout in no time flat! 

Supplies Used:  Patterned Papers~ My Mind's Eye; Cardstock~ Stampin Up; Letter stickers~ American Crafts;
chipboard embellishments~ Maya Road (flower), Scenic Route (date dot) and other quote unkown.

I love these two pics of my son and his cousin.  They love each other so much that they fight just like brothers!  I loved that my sister captured the expressions on their faces, so totally THEM!  They crack each other up all the time (almost more then they fight).  They are about 6 years apart in age, but my nephew so adores my son, he tries to be EXACTLY like him, so cute!  I love the circle accent used in this sketch, I think it really ties the pics together, I may just end up using this sketch again real soon.  Sketch Inspiration has a new sketch up this week, I don't know if I will have time to play, but I have saved it to my Pinterest board for when I do have time!  Hope you will find time to hop on over to Sketch Inspiration and check it out, and maybe have a go! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sketch N Scrap 14

Happy August!  What a great way to start off the month with another fun challenge from Sketch N Scrap!

Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper- Bo Bunny, Simple Stories Destination line; Alpha stickers- Simple Stories Destination line &
American Craft vinyl Thickers; Stickers- Simple Stories Destination line; buttons- source unknown

I love this picture I took of Philadelphia from the Camden NJ side.  We visited a battleship as well as an Aquarium in Camden during our summer vacation and I was able to snap this shot from the battleship.  I actually sketched out this sketch while riding back to Philly on the ferry from Camden.  I just knew I needed to highlight this pic in a 5 x 7 format.  So glad it looked as good when I printed it as it did on my camera, cuz I only took the one shot (what was I thinking?)  I hope you will all find time to play along with the sketch at Sketch N Scrap this month, remember the new deadline for this sketch is now August 31st at midnight PST, so you have plenty of time.  And the prize for August is great, you are playing for a $25 gift certificate to Your Scrapbook Stash, our awesome sponsor for this month ! Can't wait to share more of my Philly pics with you on August 15th when we unveil the next sketch at Sketch N Scrap!  I am hoping to post another layout I did for another challenge tomorrow, so check back soon!