I Miss…Moments Like This – Layout for Once Upon a Sketches and Paper Secrets

Today is the first day of the Paper Secrets Birthday Bash celebration! There will be games, challenges and prizes all weekend long! So stop on by for some crafty inspiration, challenges and fun! 😀

For this year’s event, I have the honor of starting things off with our first challenge. I created this Tic-Tac-Toe board for the challenge:

All you need to do to enter is select 1 row, column or diagonal line of boxes and use those items on your project. You may choose to create a layout, card, mini album or altered art piece. Then upload your NEWLY created project to the PS Gallery with the KEYWORD “TTT” by 11:59 pm PDT on Tuesday, April 3rd for your chance to win a $20 e-gift certificate to the Paper Secrets Store!

For my example for this challenge, I decided to combine the challenge criteria with the sketch and journaling prompt at Once Upon a Sketch. The current theme is “I miss…” so I created this layout about how we miss cuddling with Matthew as he napped as a baby. Out of all of our children he loved to cuddle the most and often napped in one of our arms. Though Christian is still a tot, he rarely ever wants to do that and doesn’t tend to sit still long enough for it to happen. Madison is the only other child that liked to cuddle until she fell asleep, but that was only until she learned to walk at 10 mths. For the Tic-Tac-Toe part of the challenge I selected the first column from the board (patterned paper, border punch and chipboard) and here’s what I came up with after I rotated the sketch counter-clockwise:

Materials:

Authentique Genuine pp
Authentique Genuine diecut alphas and stickers
Dusty Attic lasercut chipboard
acrylic paint
Faber Castell Gelatos
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

Tool:

Fiskars border/edge punch

The fab sketch from Once Upon a Sketch:

This is how the sketch looks rotated for my layout:

TFL!

One of a Kind – dt Layout for Let’s Capture These Sketches #125

This week at Let’s Capture These Sketches, we got to work with a wonderful sketch by JJ Sobey! For my take on it, I decided to rotate the sketch 90 degrees counter-clockwise.

Through the summer, we let the kids camp out in the living room on the hottest days since their bedroom turns into an oven. With so many kids spread out in the one room, it can be a challenge to find a spot where you won’t be disturbed. Matthew decided that the cabinet under the TV in the entertainment center (we’d removed the doors when M&M were toddlers) would be the perfect place to get cozy.

Here’s my take on Sketch #125:

Materials:

Authentique Genuine papers
Authentique Genuine stickers
Elle’s Studio tags
cardboard
acrylic paint
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Zap Dots

Sketch #125:

Here’s the sketch the way I rotated it for my layout:

TFL!

Sweet Happy Mischievous Grin’z’ – Layout for STTG #2, Prima BAP and SIWAS

For my dt example for level 2 of the STTG color challenge, I was inspired by a few other challenges that are going on right now. For level 2, you just need to pick 3 out of the 4 colors (lavender, ice blue, cream and gray) and 2 out of the 4 embellishments (pearls, bling, flowers and lace). The Meadow Lark papers by Prima were perfect for what I wanted to create and I saw that they currently have a Meadow Lark facebook challenge and a BAP sketch for March. Since I was already using the Meadow Lark papers, it was only natural that I combine the two with the STTG challenge. I then remembered that the current song for Scrap it with a Song is “Nothing Compares 2 You” by Sinead O’Connor. I used a variation of that by turning “you” into “your” in my subtitle, so now it reads: Nothing compares to your…sweet, happy, mischievous grin’z’ (I ran out of the letter S from the Dusty attic typewiter ABC set, so I just played around w/the titlework). Here’s what I came up with by combining these challenge elements:

Materials:

Prima Meadow Lark pp
Prima Meadow Lark flowers
Prima Meadow Lark metal trinket
Prima Meadow Lark Art Tile
Prima Meadow Lark alphas
Dusty Attic chipboard alphas
Canvas Corp Canvas sheet
Twine from The Twinery
acrylic paint
distress ink
Helmar Acrylic Sealer
Want 2 Scrap bling

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

Tools:

Martha Stewart Cherish Round the Page Punch
Martha Stewart Lace Doily border punch

The fab March Prima BAP:

TFL!

The New Webster’s Pages Commercial and your chance to win a $500 WP SHOPPING SPREE!!!

Okay, it’s no secret that I LOVE LOVE LOVE Webster’s Pages‘ amazing products. So I’m sure no one’s surprised to see me posting about them. lol BUT THIS, you have got to see for yourselves. The new WP commercial:

CLICK HERE to check out the post on their blog for your chance to win a HUGE $500 Webster’s Pages Shopping Spree!!!

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