Saturday, February 15, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #541

Hi everyone! I played along at Tuesday Morning Sketches again this week.  Check out this cute sketch:
And here's my take on it:
I took a very literal approach to this sketch because I just loved all of the elements...especially the doily & twine.  I can see from my picture that the sentiment looks a little lost amongst the polka dots, but it's actually much bolder in real life LOL

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Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #195

Hi everybody! I'm back with another fabulous sketch to share with you that went live today on the Sketch N Scrap blog.  Here's the sketch, designed by Heather Hall:

If you're like me, you have jars of flowers, buttons, package after package of embellishments (Simple Stories Bits & Pieces anyone?  I swear they multiply at night in the packages LOL).  This sketch allows you to use up that stash, I had so much fun with it:

One of the recent page kits I received from The Scraproom was Pinkfresh Studio's Office Hours.  The die cuts and sticker sheet that came with my kit had SO MANY fun little embellishments.  I decided to document my new work office.  After 23 years as a billing manager for an orthopedic surgery group, I was able to relocate my office space to our satellite office....5 minutes from my house!  No more 50-60 minute drives to my house! Woot Woot!!

To finish off the layout I added a few finishing touches, AC cork arrows and some Fancy Pants puffy dots from their Good Fellows line.  

Come join us at Sketch N Scrap and show us what you can do with this sketch, hope to see you there!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #540

Hi everyone! I played along at Tuesday Morning Sketches again this week with a really fun card sketch:
Here's my take on it:
I recently purchased a great set of acrylic stamps from Close to My Heart that benefits a fund for Australia.  The heart has so much detail and was perfect to play with using my watercolor pencils and water brush.  The papers are from Bella Blvd's Illustrated Faith line.  I'm loving the 6x8 paper pads that manufacturers are putting out these days!  I tried to draw from the colors in the top and bottom paper strips.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #163

There's a new sketch challenge up over at Sketch N Scrap, perfect for pulling out some fun embellishments to use!
This sketch designed by Heather Hall was perfect for using up some cute little donut die cuts I recently got in a Jillibean Soup warehouse box:
The papers and sentiment die cut also came from the Jillibean Soup box.  What a fun sketch, full of possibilities for all kinds of embellishments, but I thought those donuts were super cute :)  Come play along with us at Sketch N Scrap and show us what you can do with this sketch, too! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

January Single Page Sketch at Stick It Down

Hi everyone!  I played along with a really fun sketch challenge at Stick It Down this month!  This is my first time playing along there, here's what I created:
And here's the sketch I used:
This is a companion page for a layout I previously made using Simple Stories' So Happy Together line.  LOVE these papers and their cooridinating Bits & Pieces die cuts!  Photo is of my parents on their 40th wedding anniversary in 1996.  Journaling is on the coordinating layout.!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Scrap Our Stash January Sketch Challenge

I played along with the January sketch challenge over at Scrap Our Stash, what a fun sketch to work with!
The requirements with the sketch are to use chevron patterned paper and gold embellishment(s).  I used several different lines of Jillibean Soup papers (love how they coordinate so well!) and one of them was a chevron patterned I used for a couple of my half circles.  For the gold embellishments I used some AC Thickers gold plus signs & a tiny little dot I placed on the alligator's bow tie :)
This was a really fun challenge, always love playing along at Scrap Our Stash!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Scrappy Friends January 2020 challenge

Hi everybody! I participated in the Scrappy Friends challenge again this month & just LOVED using the sketch by Rochelle Spears!  Here's the sketch:
And here's my take on it:
I chose a photo of my older brother and myself taken at his house last November.  It was the first time I got to see him since he completed chemo and it was such a special visit! I had to capture it on a layout to remember how happy I was to be with him that day.  I used some CTMH papers with a Simple Stories graph background paper (my fave!).  I used the phrase on the leaf "Together Time" for my title. 

For the second part of the Scrappy Friends challenge I used Scrap With Stacy's Tic Tac Toe board and used the center row: Circle, Banner and Stamping (I stamped the date with a roller stamp & also stamped the phrase "Remember This" on the wood banner at the top. 
Thanks for stopping by!