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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Everybody Wants a Thrill

I originally completed this layout for a music challenge over at A Cherry on Top. It's a challenge to use the title of or lyrics from an 80s song as inspiration for a layout. "Don't Stop Believing" has a line in it that says "Everybody wants a Thrill" and it immediately made me think of riding a roller coaster, and I remembered this pics of hubs riding a coaster, circa 2006. Perfect! It's also perfect for the challenge over at Pixels and Paper challenge blog.

This is their inspiration photo to use for their challenge. I went with riding rides at a carnival or theme park.

here's my layout

Papers are from the always lovely "Awesome" line from Simple Stories, and I used some other Simple Stories alpha sets (Take a Hike, Urban Traveler).

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Strike a Pose

When I first saw this sketch at Let's Get Sketchy earlier this month, I knew I had to use it. I've been having a thing for tags recently, and this is such a fun and playful sketch! I was able to use some fun playful pics and papers that I got recently, and this layout of Olivia striking a pose turned out great!

MME 6x6 "My Girl" paper pad, "Selfie paper - Molly" Bella Blvd; Doodlebug washi; October Afternoon mini alphas, Thickers alphas; chevron border sticker from Michael's.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Beauty Queen in Training

I was inspired by several challenges floating around this month when creating this layout.

First, there are 2 monochromatic challenges I found. The first is over at Scrap Our Stash stash challenge #15. The twist was to add 5 prepackaged/premade embellishments. I've used: washi, flowers, brads (crowns), card stock stickers, & adhesive pearls.

Next is the monotone challenge over at Just Two Midwest Girls.

I used the Daisy #9 sketch from challenge blog as inspiration, though I tweaked it a bit.

I also used the tic-tac-toe challenge over at 1-2-3 Get Scrappy. I selected a diagonal row and used pearls (adhesive ones and the ones in the center of flowers), brads (crowns) and stripes.

Supplies used:
Echo Park "Pretty in Pink" mini theme papers; Colorbok papers; Glitz 6x6 papers; Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) Cardstock stickers and crown brads; flowers and adhesive pearls from Michael's; Simple Stories alphas, American Crafts Thickers alphas.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Princess - Let's Get Sketch Blog Hop BEV

Whew, this has been a fun blog hop, with a lot of scrapping and creativity! Another sketch challenge from Let's Get Sketch 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop. This one is hosted by Bev and her twist along with the sketch is to use a cluster somewhere on the page.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on it:

More pics of my girl doing her first pageant. :D I made a banner cluster up top along with some bling and a sticker.

Colorbok papers (BG & All strips minus one)
Glitz Designs (Pink quatrefoil paper)
Chickaniddy Crafts brads (flower, crown brad)
CS Stickers from Hobby Lobby
Bling from stash
Flowers from Michael's

Thanks for visiting my blog, and happy anniversary to Let's Get Sketchy!

Lil Firecracker - Let's Get Sketch Blog Hop TONE

Here's the layout I created for the Let's Get Sketchy 2nd Anniversary blog hop challenge hosted by Tone. Her twist was to use twine/string on the layout.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on the sketch:

I can never get circles of twine to work out for me, so I turned it into a double layered square frame of twine around my pictures and paper. I love the result! I've been using a lot of white CS background lately and I really like how this layout came together. It looks nice for a patriotic page without oozing red/white/blue, which is something I usually don't like about patriotic layouts. And again, more water colors! So happy I've discovered this, thanks to the blog hop challenge of course! These are some pics of my adorable girl when she was 2 and a half, from 4th of July that year, that I just finally got around to printing. I was wondering how I'd use them all together, but this sketch provided a great solution! I was also inspired by a challenge last month at A Cherry on Top by Sher to use colors inspired by some of the Olympic rings - specifically the ones on top - red, Black, & blue, with silver/gold/bronze accents.

Colorbok white CS, Red PP
Queen & Co blue chevron washi
Twine, stickers from Hobby Lobby
Other supplies from stash

Thanks for looking!

On Stage - Let's Get Sketchy Blog Hop LISA

Another sketch challenge for the Let's Get Sketchy 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop. This one is hosted by Lisa and her twist was to use 2 or more stars on the layout. I created a companion page to one I made the other day of my daughter at her first pageant.

Here's the sketch:

And here's what I created:

I rotated the sketch to make it look a bit different from the other one I created. I used some Studio Calico Wood veneer stars for the twist to use stars. I used the same water color effect to work with the other page I made earlier this week.

Love my tapes washi (Blue clouds/hearts)
We R Memory Keepers washi (yellow floral)
Pebblies washi (Yellow chevron)
Studio Calico wood veneer stars
American Crafts yellow foam Thickers

Thanks for looking!

Christmas Cookies - Let's Get Sketchy Blog Hop DEVRA

Another layout for the Let's Get Sketchy 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop. This one is hosted by Devra, and her twist was to use at least 3 different Patterned papers on the layout.

Here's the sketch:

And here's what I created:

I made a page about recipes we tried for Christmas cookies this year, a family favorite and some new Pinterest Inspired recipes. And I definitely have at least 3 PP on the page. There are 2 recipe cards that can pull out that are tucked in behind the green journaling spot.

Simple Stories Handmade holiday (everything on this page)
American Crafts Thickers
DCWV "Christmas" Sticker
Twine from stash (Hobby Lobby)
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas Brads
Kaiser Craft white mini alphas

Thanks for visiting!