Sunday, April 27, 2014

Good Morning and happy Monday. Hmmm. Mondays. I like Mondays. Especially Mondays when I get to share a new LO for Let's Get Sketchy.  Here is this week's sketch:

I found this to be an easy sketch to work with. It's easily adaptable to may sizes and shapes of photos. Good thing. I used 4x6 photos.

I'm working on making an album of my son's Bar Mitzvah. I've decided to take a simpler approach in creating the pages. I want the focus to be on the photos and the event, not the product and techniques. Most of the pages won't have a lot of journaling on them. I also want to get it done!  Sketches are woking really well as part of this process.  I can keep them simple of jazz them up. I chose to keep this one very simple. I didn't vary from the sketch very much, and didn't add a lot of extras. 

These photos are just before the service began. He was visibly nervous, but working through it himself. Once the service began, you wouldn't have known how he was feeling.  

Come on over to the  Let's Get Sketchy blog. Get some inspiration from the rest of the deign team and join us in our newest sketch challenge.

Supplies-CS-Bazzill, PP, die cuts, brads, washi-Theresa Collins, Alphas-AC, ink-Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp, stencil-TCW

Finally some Scraptime

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I guess going on vacation for a week really threw me off my game.  Ok, back to scrapping and blogging. Yup, Fridays are my day to play. And play I did last week. My Scraps & More has a sketch-a-thon going on. I can't think of a more perfect way for me to get back into a scrappy groove. Now to show you what I did:

Sketch #7, twist-use block alphas:

Oddly, I don't have very many photos printed that could be used for a one photo LO. I am going to have to go searching for more. Anyway, I did have this one.  After he pulled out his tooth, he walked around with a big sideways grin so we could all see the empty space in his mouth. And every chance he had, he asked us if we could see the empty space where the tooth used to be.  Crazy kid. 

I liked this sketch. It was a good way for me to proactive my layering skills. I'm beginning to find my way in layering paper. Now I'm moving on to layering die cuts and embellishments. I have a ways to go...but I did get to continue to play with patterned papers from the same collection. Also an easy way to get started after not scrapping for a few weeks.
Supplies: Simple Stories papers, die cuts, stickers and alphas, Heidi Swapp Mist, bling-Hobby Lobby, wood veneer-Studio Calico

Sketch #11-twist-use flowers

I have one LSS that I shop at, Ben Franklin. They have a class called Paper Mania. Each month I am given papers and some embellishments. I create a project, bring it to the flowing month's class, and share.  Last month we were given Doodlebug Designs papers. Bright and colorful. Oh, and a twist-use a photo from the 80's. ok. sure. Let me did those out. then let me see what goes with these papers. How I came up with this photo I'll never know, but it works!

The sketch uses a 'shelf' design. Great for these bright and busy papers. I used a punch to soften the lines a bit. Flowers are fun to use on pages about me. A fairly simple page with lots of little bits for details.  
Supplies: CS-Bazzill, PP, twine, epoxy and sticker-Dooddlebug, punch-Fiskars, journal card-Project Life for AC, flowers-recollections, prima, sequins-Hero Arts, Citrus Twist Kits, mist-Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp, bling-Hobby Lobby, alphas-Freckled Fawn, American Crafts

Take time to...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Good morning! It's Monday and that means it's reveal day at Let's Get Sketchy.  Take a look at this wonderful sketch created by our own Bev Code

I think it's great! It was so easy to use!

I chose not to change it very much. I liked the layers of paper. I did change the sizes and moved the embellishments.  The edges of the paper were so straight, I chose to add several circular embellishments to soften it up. That worked well with the colors and patterns of the paper.

My son was riding his bike and stopped to touch the flowers. All I could think of was "stop and smell the roses".  I just wanted to highlight a little moment, which is why I used the clocks.

Hope to see you creating with us this week at  Let's Get Sketchy.  Thanks for stopping by my creative view!

PP, die cuts, buttons, chipboard-Fancy Pants
Wood chips-citrus twist, Recollections
Enamel dots & washi-MME
Mist-Tattered Angels

Just Us

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Good morning and happy April 1. Are you a big April Fool's prankster? It was never a big deal when I was growing up. I'm not about to change that now.

I like beginning the month with a new LO to share.  We are having a special event at Child's play Challenges this month. We are having a crossover event with ScrapStuff'z Inspired by. What does this mean? You will find the same inspiration photo on both challenge sites as well as a sketch to use. There are prizes available to you on both sites. Create and your project using the sketch and inspiration photo on both challenge sites and double your chance to win a prize.

So here goes!  This week at Child's play it is Craft Challenge week.  We decided SAND ART would be a fun challenge.

here is the sketch we used, created by the talented Laura Whitaker.

this is what I created

I liked the feeling of movement in the jars of colored sand and tried to recreate that with the chevron patterned papers. I did like the colors of the sand as well. Not too pastel, but not overly bright. The papers are in those shades and worked well not to over power the photo.  The sketch was fun and easy ti use. It was a great choice for multiple patterns of paper.  The circles for me are a nice contrast to all of the stripy lines.  Universal themed embellishments seemed like a good choice as well.

Thank you for taking a look today.  I hope you will stop by both Child's Play Challenges and ScrapStuff'z Inspired by this month and join in our crossover event. Head over to them now to see what prizes are up for grabs.

PP, arrows, stickers, stencil-Fancy Pants
wood veneer-studio Calico
enamel dots-Basic Grey
mist-tattered angels