Smile Pretty

Saturday, November 29, 2014

I have a new LO to share today inspired by challenges at Scrap Our Stash, Paper Issues. It is also my DT application for an opening soon challenge site called Picture This. DT Call ends on 12/1. There is still time to get your application in! This LO has been finished for almost a week, but due to Thanksgiving, anything scrapbook related had to take a back seat.

This is the Scrap Our Stash Sketch that I started with. The other requirements are someone I am thankful for and to use 5 of my 'go to' stash items.

For the Picture This application, I had to use one photo, a flower cluster, and a frame.

For Paper Issues, I used the 'together' part of "birds of a feather flock together"

Here is my LO

I try not to overlap to many challenges, but these challenges all worked really well together. This Scrap Our Stash sketch was a fun way to use the Picture This requirements. The flower cluster is at the top, the resin frame at the diagonal corner of the single photo of my sister and I together, which is a treat. We live far apart. The truth is, i'm thankful to have her in my life.  The other elements I used are shaped paper clips, die cuts (both pre-made and cut on a Silhouette, resin shapes, sequins, mist and washi tape. 

So there you have it. Almost short and sweet. Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. Check back again. I will have more to share soon

Supplies: PP-Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp, BoBunny, WRMK, die cuts-Heidi Swapp, Silhouette (circle shape by Brenshevia Baker), washy-heidi Swapp, resin shapes, flair & clips-Freckled Fawn, sequins-Hazel & Ruby, Mist-Heidi Swapp

Best Friends

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Oh, Its Monday again and you know what that means...Reveal day at Let's Get Sketchy. Let's take a look at this week's sketch

I changed this one up quite a bit. I wanted a cleaner look for this photo, but wanted to still keep the original design in my page. First, I chose to use one vertical photo instead of the two horizontal ones. Then, I flipped the direction of the papers and the side of the page they're on.  I used the circular element, but placed it as an embellishment,  at the bottom right corner of the photo.  

I can proudly say this is the final Bar Mitzvah album layout that I will share. The album is finished. These are very special friends of ours who made the weekend exceptionally memorable. I wanted to create a layout highlighting them in the photo. 

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. If you are inspired by the sketch, come play along at Let's Get Sketchy

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP , alpha & stamp-Basic Grey, washi-MME & Little B, die cut, enamel dots & stars-MME, ink-colobox, mist-Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico

Mid Century Modern

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

There is a fantastic new article on the Get It Scrapped blog today: Scrapbook pages inspired by Mid Century Modern.  I had a pretty good idea I knew what this was, but did some research anyway. I read this article on and looked at the Get It Scrapped Pinterest board as well.

I went fairly literal with this layout. I used the ideas of clean lines, graphic patterns and bridging the outdoors. The design of the page is simple with straight edges. The graphic patterns and colors are representative of wallpaper and artwork. The woodgrain paper and burlap give the page texture, as well as an outdoor feeling.  The embellishments are neutral, but continue the theme of outdoors and are graphic in their design.

We had had a rough summer as a family. Celebrating my husband's birthday by having dinner out with friends was a way to do just that. Celebrate. It was time to recognize the little things and give them meaning. And so we did.

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. For more fabulous projects, please read today's blog post at Get It Scrapped.

Supplies-PP-Basic Grey. Echo Park, Reminisce, Wood pieces & sequins-Studio Calico, burlap-Craft Decor, enamel dots-Queen & Co, cork-Freckled Fawn, Ink-Colorbox, Pen and adhesive-EK Success, journal tag-Paper Issues

Toe Tappin'

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hey there. I have a new project to share today. It's reveal day at Child's Play Challenges. This second challenge for the month is inspired by Hot Wheels.

Here is my layout for this challenge. My boys have long outgrown cars and I have already used the photos on scrapbook pages. That's ok. It forced me to think differently, which is what these challenges are all about.  I was inspired by the racing stripes on the package. I re-created them here with strips of paper crossing both pages. 

It's the summer before 4th grade and my son has signed up for summer band so he can begin 4th grade in advanced band. Okie dokie. 4 weeks of daily band practice ending with a concert. This was the summer of all trumpet, all the time. It was fun to see him learn so quickly. Every chance he got, he was playing. In these photos, he was playing for his Nani who was visiting. She even captured him toe tapping to the beat of the music.

I'm entering this in the Paper Issues current linky party: Get your game on. It int so much of a game, but more that he is playing.

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I always have more to share, so come back again.

Supplies: CS-Bazzill, PP-Sassafrass, Wood pieces-Recollections, Citrus Twist Kits, American Crafts, Brads & sticker-MME, stamp& die cut-Basic Grey, Ink-Memento, Prima, chipboard-Fancy Pants, bling-Queen & Co, Alphas-Basic Grey, Simple Stories, vellum stickers-Freckled Fawn, sequins-Paper Issues

On the Town

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hey there. It's Monday and time for a new sketch reveal at Let's Get Sketchy. It's a great sketch and I just went to town with it.

My sister came to visit for Hanukkah one year. We thought we'd have a mother-aunt-nephew day in the city. We went downtown, to the Sears tower, and had a fun dinner. We took him to an old favorite of ours, but it was his first time there, the Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder. He still talks about it.

I picked up my first swag bag from Paper Issues. Didn't know what to expect. It's bits & pieces, die cuts, stickers, 3x4 pieces of paper. So, I took a bunch of stuff from my bag and put them to use here on this page. Anything that is paper on this page is from the swag bag. It actually was pretty feeing to just use a small selection of stuff! I added a selection of washi, some other embellishments and that was it. I don't think I've created a LO this quickly in a long time!

Thanks for stopping by my creative view. There is lots of other fantastic layouts on the Let's Get Sketchy blog as well.

Supplies: CS & clip-American crafts, washy-queen & Co, MME, WRMK, stencil-TCW, Mist-Heidi Swapp, enamle dots-Basic Grey, Doodlebug, MME, Freckled Fawn, all paper items-Paper Issues Sept Swag bag.

CPC Nov 1-Wild Child

Saturday, November 1, 2014

It's reveal day for Child's Play Challenges. We are having a crossover challenge with Paper and Pixels this time. Paper and Pixels also used photos as inspiration so we thought it to be a good combination. To make it special, we added a recipe challenge to the mix. Here is the photo and recipe

something older than 1 year
3 patterned papers

This is not what I had intended to create, but that's the fun about creativity. You can't always control the direction it goes in. As overall inspiration, I saw in the photo, toys that children play with. So, here are photos of my son playing with pretty much ALL of his toys in his room. At this time, animal photo books were his favorite and that is the book he is looking at.  Other recipe ingredients are gold brads and mist, green bling, Sew Easy is more that one year old, and you can see more than 3 patterned papers.

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Stop on over at both Child's Play Challenges. and Paper and Pixels  for more ideas and creative inspiration

Supplies: CS-AMerican Crafts, PP, die cuts & stickers-Fancy Pants, chipboard-Crate paper, bling & paperclips-Freckled Fawn, enamel dots-MME, Freckled Fawn & Doodlebug, Brads-Making Memories, mist-Heidi Swapp, sketch inspired by Scrapbook Generation