3 months Layout – My Creative Sketches

My Creative Sketches is having an awesome contest full of prizes and fab sketches. Each month for 3 months, they’re posting a new sketch to create with and selecting 3 winners for 3 prizes each month (one chosen by the dt and 2 random). Then at the end, everyone who completes all 3 sketches is entered into a random drawing for the grand prize which is…3 Month Subscription to their Limited Edition Kit!!! Amazing, right? Here’s my take on Sketch #2 of the contest:


Bazzill cardstock
Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology pp
Pink Paislee Cushies alphas
Glitz Vintage Blue epoxy sticker
Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist
Distress Ink
Glass and acetate “Dew Drops”


Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Gemstone Glue


Prima mask

The fab sketch I used for this layout:

My take on sketch #1 can be found on my blog HERE.

You can post your entry for Sketch #2 HERE. If you missed sketches 1 or 2, no worries, you can enter the challenge for sketch #3 and are still elligible for the grand prize IF you follow their instructions listed in the contest details.

Daddy’s Little Angel – Let’s Capture These Sketches #108

Charlotte’s sketch for challenge #108 on Let’s Capture These Sketches is gorgeous and so much fun to work with! For my dt work on this sketch, I decided to use the fabulous Webster’s Pages Western Romance collection that I received for winning the October challenge on their Inspire Me site (websterspages.ning.com) where they run traditional and digi/hybrid challenges every month!

Here’s my take on the sketch:


Webster’s Page Western Romance papers
WP Western Romance Flower and Pin
WP silhouette
WP threads
WP storytellers alphas
Paper Secrets flowers
Kaisercraft pearls
The Paper Company Shimmer Paper


Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar acid free glue
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

Charlotte’s wonderful sketch:

To play along with the challenge, CLICK HERE.

Alex – Once Upon a Sketch

Once Upon a Sketch is a unique site that pairs journaling with sketch challenges. The current journaling requirement is to write at least 2 sentences about when and why you started scrapbooking. My title is Alex (my first bio son) and the journaling reads…When my “Baby” became a big brother. The journaling strips clarify further and say…Once Madison was born and Alex was 3 1/2 and I was pregnant with Matthew, I figured it was about time for me to start Alex’s Baby Book.

I originally wanted the photo we took at the hospital when Madison was born, showing little Alex holding her propped with a pillow and trying to feed her a bottle with the other hand (with Larry’s help of course), but wasn’t able to find that photo. So, I went with a photo of Alex as a baby…it’s actually a reprint of the photo I used on the very first scrapbook layout I ever made. The intro page to Alex’s Baby Book. 😀

This week, the challenge on The Paper Variety is to include a family member’s title or the word “family” on your paper project. Here’s what I came up with for the challenges:


Prima Londonerry Papers
Prima Londonerry flocked rubons
Prima Londonerry chipboard
Prima Londonerry flower
Prima Londonerry mini alphas
American Crafts Gold Glittered Thickers
2 different Maya Road chipboard Alphas
Golden Rod Stiokles


Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots


Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch

TFL! To view the sketch used for this layout or enter your take on the challenge, CLICK HERE.

To enter The Paper Variety’s current challenge, CLICK HERE.

The Thickers on my project were provided by Firefly Expressions since they are the featured product this coming week. The scrolls under the layered chipboard circles is a gold glittered Thickers piece that I cut in half and reversed. I then layered 2 prima chipboard pieces on top and then added a gold glittery circle from the same set of Thickers on top of that (right under the flower). For great deals on Thickers and other scrappy goodies, CLICK HERE.

My Guy Layout – Sketchy Thursdays Challenge Entry

Oh how I love to combine my dt work with challenges. 😀

The December GDT sketch on Sketchy Thursdays has the additional requirement that your page reflect gratitude or thankfulness. When asked what am I most thankful for or grateful for, the first thing that comes to mind would be my family. Larry and the children. Though I’m usually tempted to scrap the children’s photos for a page like this, when I thought about it more, I kept going back to the thought that our family would not be complete without Larry. I can’t think about the children without also picturing him with them. Playing with them, teasing them, smiling at them, etc…then I knew I wanted to scrap a couple of photos of my handsome hubby that I’ve been holding onto.

This week, on the Firefly Expressions Blog, we’re focusing on Shimmer Papers by The Paper Company. Once I noticed how well the B sides of the Peach and Grass Green papers went with the Prima Pixie Glen collection, I knew I wanted to combine my dt work on ffe w/the ST sketch. 😀 Here’s what I came up with:

The journaling reads: “We might not agree on everything, but I’m thankful for every day we have together & am grateful that we found each other. You make our family complete.”

Now you might be wondering why I started it with “We might not agree on everything”…it’s cuz he’s in his camo…he was hunting the day the photos were taken and I’m not real thrilled with hunting, but it’s a family tradition he grew up with, so we agree to disagree on the subject. 😉


Prima Pixie Glen PP
Prima Pixie Glen flocked rubon
Pink Paislee Cushies alphas
The Paper Company shimmer papers
Tattered Angels glimmer mists


Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Premium Craft Glue


EK Success Punch

Sketch (Dec GDT challenge sketch at Sketchy Thursdays:

TFL! For great deals on craft supplies (including the shimmer papers and Tattered Angels glimmer mists I used on my project), CLICK HERE.

For fun and inspiring sketches, CLICK HERE.

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