Merry & Bright – Creative Scrappers Sketch #187

For my take on the Creative Scrappers Sketch #187, I went with the Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas and some photos of Christian from last year when he was dressed as Mickey Santa. 😀 Everything used on my page is included in the collection kit and the adhesives I used were Helmar’s Quick Fix Adhesive Runner and Premium Craft Glue. Here’s what I came up with:

This is the fab sketch #187 I worked with:


There She Goes – Lily Bee Sketch Challenge

Wow! Ask and they deliver! Just last Monday on the Lily Bee Blog, they asked what we, as the readers, would like to see on their blog. A bunch of us made suggestions and one thing that came up frequently was challenges. Then, just 2 days later, what did I see? An awesome sketch challenge!!! 😀 To qualify, just use the sketch as your inspiration and use at least 2 Lily Bee products. Easy, right?

Since the sketch incorporates some fab circle elements, I immediately thought of these photos of Madison that I took last year. We were at Taten’s football game and she was bored. Larry jokingly told her to run a few laps. She happily jogged along chatting w/the other runners and jogging in place at times waiting for someone to catch up (all the other runners that day were adults looking for a bit of exercise!). Before we knew it, she’d run 4 laps around the track which is 1 mile, so we had her stop. lol Here’s my take on the sketch (the 3 paper circles and 1 stitched one representing her 4 laps):


Lily Bee This and That Pretty Fabric 12×12 PP
Lily Bee T&T Brooch 12×12 PP
Lily Bee Linens 12×12 PP
Lily Bee Stationary Tomato 12×12 PP
Lily Bee Stationary Oatmeal 12×12 PP
Lily Bee This and That Stickers
Lily Bee ABC Stickers
India Ink
DMC embroidery floss


Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Zap Dots


Martha Stewart Circle Cutter
We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy

This is the fab Lily Bee challenge sketch:


Having Fun layout for Scrapbook Challenges

Scrapbook Challenges is having a Seasons of Change Hop On. If you’re wondering what a “Hop On” is, it’s a blog hop with a twist. Once you finish hopping along the trail, you can choose to create a project based on the same sketch the dt used and post it to your own blog. Then you add a link to your blog to the appropriate thread in the forum. 😀 It’s simpler than it sounds.

You begin the hop on Brynn’s Blog (, her blog links to the next stop and they link the next person until the end of the hop. Then you go to the Seasons of Change Hop On Thread. Leave a comment, check out the other members posts and follow the instructions on how to Hop On too! 😀

Here’s my take on Brynn’s sketch:


American Crafts solid cardstock
GCD Studios Funhouse papers
GCD Studios Funhouse garland
MME Bohemia rubons
distress ink


Helmar Liquid Scrapdots
Helmar adhesive runner
Helmar Zapdots

Here’s the sketch my layout is based on (the hop sketch):

As you can see, I flipped the sketch horizontally. 😀 TFL!

First Day PreK layout – The Paper Variety challenge entry

For this layout, I combined 3 challenges. I used the sketch provided by The Paper Variety for their weekly challenge, a manufacturer challenge on Paper Secrets and a number challenge on Sketches for All (1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 patterned papers, 4 flowers, 5 of any bling…I went with pearls). Here’s what I came up with:



October Afternoon Schoolhouse papers
Paper doily
OA diecut stickers
OA diecut alphas
American Crafts solid cardstock
Prima flowers
Bo Bunny buttons
DMC embroidery floss
My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Trim
Kaisercraft pearls
Tattered Angels shimmer mists
Martha Stewart marker
Inkssentials white pen


Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar 450 quick dry
Scotch Quick Dry Liquid

The sketch I used for this layout:

If you would like to use this sketch to create your own layout and enter The Paper Variety’s challenge (entries must be submitted by March 22, 2011 noon est), CLICK HERE.

To join the fun challenges on Paper Secrets, CLICK HERE.

To check out the challenges on Sketches 4 All, CLICK HERE.

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