Quick and Easy Autumn Card for SKWAD

For the October Inspiration Challenge at SKWAD, I decided to create a quick and easy card using Graphic 45’s ABC Primer, a bit of seam binding and a single Prima flower. Here’s what I came up with:

Here’s the fab Inspiration Image for this month’s challenge:

If you’d like to play along this month, entries are due by midnight (Australian EST) October 31, 2012. TFL!


Enjoy the Moments That Make You Smile – Layout for STTG’s 3D Sketches Challenge

I just started a group that I’ll be hosting at STTG called 3D Sketches. Each month on the 14th, I will post a new sketch with a list of 3 products and/or techniques. To enter the challenge, simply create any paper based project (layout, card, mini-album, altered piece) and incorporate at least 1 of the twist items. Then upload your entry to the STTG gallery with the tag provided by 11:59 pm EST the 13th of the following month for your chance to win a $20 e-gift certificate to the STTG Store! Here’s my example for the first challenge:


Graphic 45 ABC Primer pp
G45/Core’dinations Core Impressions
American Crafts ribbon
ribbon from my stash
Prima flowers
Dusty Attic title piece, flourish and foliage
Acrylic Paint


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

To check out the sketch we’re using for the first challenge, the challenge details and other dt examples, please visit the first challenge post in the 3D Sketches group at STTG HERE. Thank you! 😀

First Day of School (Kindergarten) – Layout for Creative Scrappers sketch #197

I absolutely love Creative Scrappers sketch #197! As soon as I saw it, I knew it was perfect for my dt layout for the Manufacturer/Brand challenge I’m hosting on Paper Secrets. This month’s featured manufacturer is Graphic 45, so I selected a pic of Matthew this last fall on his first day of school and the fabulous G45 ABC Primer. I was also thrilled to be able to incorporate some of the gorgeous Dusty Attic chippies I got from the STTG scrap store! Here’s my take on the sketch:


Graphic 45 ABC Primer pp
American Crafts cardstock
Graphic 45 diecut alphas
G45 metal flowers
G45 brads
G45 paper flowers
G45 chipboard button
Dusty Attic chipboard alphas
Dusty Attic skeleton clock
DA chipboard gears
DA chipboard key
Tim Holtz pen nib
ZVA Creative flourish
LYB doily
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist
Ranger distress embossing powder
Folk Art acrylic paint


Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Zap Dots


Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch

The fabulous CS sketch #197:


Fun and Games – Layout for My Creative Sketches

My Creative Sketches is having an amazing 3 month long contest with prizes each month and a huge prize at the end! Each month there’s a sketch. All you need to do to enter is create a layout based on the sketch then link it to their post using the appropriate inlinkz tool before the deadline. You are then entered for that month’s prizes. Then at the end of 3 months, create a single post that includes all 3 of those layouts and post to the correct inlinkz tool to be entered to win the grand prize…a 3 month subscription to their fabulous Limited Edition Kits!

The first sketch, featured a large circle element. Though I considered using a diecut, cutting my own circle or even using a paper doily, I decided to go with the gorgeous crocheted doily that Marivic sent me in my August prize kit from Berry71bleu. I thought it was perfect since it also reminded me of Christian’s softly woven blankets. 🙂 I adhered it using the incredibly easy to use, Helmar V2 adhesive spray. I also used most of the letter tiles and the cutie wood bingo piece that were included. Here’s what I came up with for the sketch:


Graphic45 ABC Primer papers
Bazzill cardstock
Doily, letter tiles and game piece from Marivic/Berry71bleu August prize kit


Helmar Quick Fix adhesive runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Zap Dots
Helmar V2 spray

The current sketch for the My Creative Sketches challenge: