Gotta Let Go – layout for sketchabilities sketch #102

Sketchabilities sketch #102 is now live! Karan’s new sketches have been fantastic to work with and so much fun! They’re wonderfully inspiring no matter what your scrapping style happens to be. They work beautifully for anything from CAS to mixed media and everything in between. πŸ˜€

When I looked at the circle elements on the sketch, I immediately thought of the wonderful chipboard circle panel that Nicolle recently sent me from Creative Embellishments and a FABULOUS steampunk hot air balloon stamp (I got to test out the prototype, so keep your eyes out for rubber stamps to be a new product added to their store!). Since I recently created a layout that featured smaller photos clipped to twine using mini clothespins, I decided to replace that feature on the sketch with a washi banner and add my title to it.

The photo on this layout features my son, Matthew. One of his favorite songs at the moment is TNT by Taio Cruz (some people know the song as Dynamite), so I used some of the lyrics from the song for the title and “journaling”. Here’s what I came up with:

Gotta Let Go

Here’s a close up of the hot air balloon. I heat embossed the stamped image using Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder:

Gotta Let Go detail 2

This close up shows the circle panel that I snipped bits off of and used in a few spots on my page. I heat embossed the panel pieces to match the hot air balloon stamp:

Gotta Let Go detail 1

This close up shows some fabulous CE wood music notes. The frame is also by CE btw. πŸ˜€

Gotta Let Go detail 3

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Steampunk Hot Air Balloon stamp
CE Circle Panel
CE medium frame from the Handsome frame set
CE Music Notes Wood Cuts
Elle’s Studio papers
Webster’s Papers alpha stickers
twine from the Twinery
Washi tape
Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder
Adirondack Embossing Powder
Distress Embossing ink pad
Distress Ink
Unity Stamp Co bg stamps

The fantastic sketch I got to work with:

sketch 102

TFL! If you’d like to play along w/sketch #102 at sketchabilities, CLICK HERE!

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Just Yawning Layout – Sketchy Thursdays and Get Picky entries

Wow! So many wonderful challenges available this month! There seems to be something for everyone! For this layout, I decided to combine some of them. I started with the awesome 8.4 sketch from Sketchy Thursdays, then added the inspiration challenge from Get Picky, then since I was going with Sassafras papers and embellies, I could also throw in their August challenge criteria…3 or more different alphas. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials: Sassafras Mix and Mend Handmade Hobnob paper
Sassafras Mix and Mend journaling Tags
Sassafras Mix and Mend Sweet Treats (diecut stickers)
Sassafras Kelly Green Glitter Alpha stickers
Sassafras Chocolate Glitter Alpha stickers
Sassafras Yellow Paper Alpha stickers
Sassafras Blue In a Stitch Blossom
Twine from the Twinery
Webster’s Pages storytellers alpha sticker (just the question mark)

This is the Sketchy Thursdays sketch:

This is the inspiration photo at Get Picky:

TFL!

If you’d like to submit your take on the 8.4 Sketchy Thursdays sketch, click HERE. Entries are due before 10 p.m. (EST) on Wed., Aug 10, 2011.

If you’d like to submit your multi-photo layout based on the inspiration image at Get Picky, click HERE. Entries are due by midnight (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on August 13, 2011.

To enter the Sassafras challenge, entries must be emailed to projectstoshare@sassafraslass.com and contain at least 90% Sassafras product.

Scrapbook Challenges Summer Event Layouts

Still playing catch up…these next layouts were also from Scrapbook Challenges’ Sizzling Summer event full of fab sketches. πŸ˜€ These were the next two layouts I completed last month and again, I went with very different styles for them. I muddled this one up a bit, so here’s what I posted about it in the forum: “Okay, before everyone just thinks I’m a mist-loving freak…it was totally accidental. I brilliantly decided to add the misting that I’d forgotten at the beginning, AFTER everything else was done. Well, my mister was clogged, so I poured it into an empty one that apparently works waaay too well. Therefore the huge splotch over the photos, so the rest is over done in order to blend that mess in better and I had to keep masking off different areas as I went, so you can see the results of that attempt to salvage my project too. lol So, the title of my piece should be “When misting runs wild” but it’s actually called “Unique”. The journaling reads, “The two of you are so different, I think it’s funny that you always used to compare your work! March 2004″…and here’s the result of the faulty misting:

Again, no detailed list of materials on this post, but contact me if you have any questions. Cosmo Cricket 6×6 papers, tattered angels mist, Webster’s Pages storyteller alphas. This is the sketch I used for my layout:

The second one I’m sharing today is very CAS and shows my silly guy asking me to take pics of whatever happens to be in his hand whenever I take his picture. This was a regular occurance for a couple of years, so I figured I would document it. πŸ˜€

How’s this for appropriate. I went with Simple Stories Life Documented for that one. πŸ™‚ Here’s the sketch:

TFL! One more post should take care of the layouts I missed from last month! πŸ˜€

He Just Can’t Sit Still – Layout for Pagemaps and Practical Scrappers

Last weekend, Larry and the kids went to a local mall to get some photo strips taken of them. I needed just one for a different project that will posted here late next week. That left me with 2 more strips, but I didn’t have any specific projects that required them. Rather than saving the 2 extras for a future project, I decided to use one right away. One of the two current pagemaps sketches seemed perfect. All I needed to do was turn it 90 degrees to the left.

Practical Scrappers has also been so kind as to post some of my work to their blog recently. Most recently, they posted one of my Crate Paper cards and a Bo Bunny layout (their blue post), so I decided to participate in their current Challenge Me Tuesday and combine it with this sketch. The PS challenge is to use wood grain papers. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Hattie papers
MME Stella & Rose Mabel papers
MME Hattie trims
DMC embroidery floss
Maya Road Sheers-A year to remember
Jillibean Soup journaling sprout
October Afternoon alpha stickers
Hero Arts trims
MME Stella & Rose Mabel layered chipboard sticker
Alcohol Ink
Distress Ink

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar adhesive runner

Tools:

Martha Stewart lace doily edge/border punch
Cutter Bee Bugs (punches holes to make hand-stitching easier)

Sketch by Pagemaps:

TFL!

If you’d like to play along with the Pagemaps sketch, click here: PageMaps

If you’d like to play along with the Practical Scrappers Challenge me Tuesday, click here: Practical Scrappers.

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