Friday, September 30, 2011

Sketchabilities #56.......

Wow.  It is the end of September and it is fall.  AND it is time for the final reveal for the current design team at Sketchabilities.  Here's the awsome sketch from Karan:

And here is what I did with it:

I really enjoyed working with this sketch--I just loved the grid design and had fun deciding what to do with my pictureless boxes.  I used Echo Park's Country Drive and found they really complemented the colors in my photos--seriously, the striped pattern matches my daughter's dress pretty closely!  I made my own flowers for the lo and am really happy with how they turned out--they took time though (Why is it that the simple things always tend to take more time??).  I did move my journaling to another spot because my title was sort of gigantic :-). 

So please, if you haven't already been there, head back to Sketchabilities to see what the rest of the design team wit AND please share your take on the sketch with us, we'd love to see it!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Paper Posies.....

I have belonged to Paper Posies' kit club for 16 months and I have LOVED every kit!  Seriously, I have!  This month's kit wasn't any different.  September features October Afternoon's Boarding Pass.  Absolutely love the paper and embellies--love it all!  I was however faced with a bit of a challenge--I did not have any "travel" pics.  I tend to scrap the moment (most of the time), so I was out of vacation pics :-(.  BUT it all worked out because of October Afternoon's awesomeness!  So here's the first of two layouts:

Really happy with the lo!  First, I CANNOT believe Hayden is already in the fifth grade--it seems just like yesterday that I walked this kiddo into his first day of kindergarten.  Second, this kid is tough to take pictures of!  He is just as bad as his sister!  LOL.  He's gives me only one or two shots and then he is off.  Makes me sad--he's too cool for mom......

Here's my second, more simple lo:

This lo sort of drove me nuts a bit--I kept feeling like it needed more--maybe some mist on the gold grid paper or a few more embellies.....But what drives me even more crazy is this awesome pic of my kiddos and since that is what ALL of my lo's are about, I left it alone. 

Well, off to watch the season premier of Law and Order: SVU!  Happy Thursday.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Eye Contact.....

I have a couple of lo's that I have just finished and I promise to share soon....But until then, please have a look at what I am dealing with.....

No matter what, she won't look at me whenever I have my camera out!  At only 1 1/2, she's already tired of the mamarazzi!  What am I to do??  LOL!  She's still cute though!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sketchabilities #55.....

Today is reveal day over at Sketchabilities!!  Sketch #55 has to be my fave so far!  Check it out:

And here is my take:

What I really, really liked about this sketch was all the embellies lined up vertically on one side of the pics!  It was just so fun to mix and match from my stash.....I had grand intentions and was plannning on making homemade flowers, but I looked at my all my new "stuff" from American Crafts and knew the Delights and Flair were just what I wanted!  I added some Studio Calico hearts and some of my favorite buttons from Crate Paper and I loved the end result! 

Make sure and head on over to Sketchabilities to see what the rest of the design team came up with AND please link your lo up because we would love to see it! 

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sketchabilities Design Team Reveal......

Again, I am super proud to announce that I have made the design team for Sketchabilities!! 

This term, Karan, was so honoured with the amount of talent that applied that she increased the team from 15 to 21!!  With lots of talent from around the world, the next three months are sure to be great!  Can't wait to see everyone's work!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

She Makes Me Smile....

I am a big fan of Marcy Penner's work--her use of white space is just awesome, BUT a little intimidating!  I was browsing through her blog and thought: "Why not give it a try?!"   So here's my take and the funny thing is--I didn't have very much white space left!  LOL!  


This time instead of using mist, I tried out April Foster's confetti tutorial and it worked pretty good.  I had never used Modge Podge before so I was not sure how it would dry or how much to use so I went with a light touch and am pretty happy with how it looked.  (The second time I used this technique I used it on a piece of patterned paper and went even lighter with the application because I wasn't sure of how the color would turn and I ended up with very little discoloration).

On another note--can you tell I love American Crafts????   Seriously, you should see my stash!!

Happy Tuesday!