My Girl Layout – Once Upon a Sketch Challenge Entry

I’ve had this photo of Madison for quite a while and have been waiting for just the right sketch and papers to use for it. Getting a good picture of her is a challenge (she plasters on a fake looking smile whenever she sees the camera), so pretty pics of her are few and far between! I’ve been further challenged by the fact that it’s a Christmas pic, but doesn’t really look like Christmas? I wanted to use non-traditional Christmas colors and figured I’d just have to pick a line that’s actually meant for Spring. Well, Webster’s Pages recently released their Winter Fairy Tales collection for the Summer CHA and I found this wonderful sketch on Once Upon a Sketch and knew I’d finally found the perfect combination for my daughter’s photo. 😀 Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages Winter Fairy Tales 12×12 papers
WP Dazzle Me Gems
WP Bloomers
WP Storytellers Alphas
WP heart Whimsey
Prima Flowers
Crocheted flower received in my prize pack by Marivic last month (berry71bleu.com)

Adhesives:

Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar adhesive runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

Tools:

Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch

TFL!

Family Layout – Sketchy Thursdays

This photo was given to me by Larry’s Aunt. It was taken at Aunt Beth’s Retirement party. Though she’s in the photo, you can’t see her…she’s the one hidden behind the baby. 😀 Larry’s father is playing the guitar and his dear Aunt Hazel who passed away May of 2010 is on the far right. I tried my best to take a clear photo of this layout because the photo itself is blurry. For this page, I used Sketchy Thursdays’ sketch 9.1. Here’s my take on it:

Materials:

Bazzil cardstock
Daisy D’s Beacon Hill papers
Maya Road trim
Webster’s Pages storytellers alphas
Eyelet Outlet Button shaped brads
Acrylic paint
Distress Ink

Adhesives:

Helmar Adhesive runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zap Dots

Tools:

EK Success label punch
Fiskars border punch

Here’s Sketch 9.1 by Sketchy Thursdays:

TFL!

Last set of Layouts from the Scrapbook Challenges Event

***Warning – This post is photo heavy*** In order to get the rest of the layouts from last month posted quickly so I can move onto this month’s reveal at Let’s Capture These Sketches, the last 4 layouts from last month are all in this one post.

I had a lot of fun working with this next sketch. I ended up rotating it 90 degrees and using 2 photos instead of 1. I also relocated the title to suit my layout. Here’s what I came up with for Sketch SS03:

I used the Pink Paislee Daily Junque line and used the patterned paper to create a nice scalloped border and the flower I pieced together. Fun line to work with. 😀 Here’s the fab sketch I got to use:

For the next one, I went CAS again. The sketch already was pretty clean, but I straightened out the wavy lines and added a bit flowers and glitter. Here’s my take on Sketch SS12:

For this one, I stuck with Crate Paper’s Emma’s Shoppe. The border punch is by Martha Stewart. I added stickles to my flowers. Here’s the sketch I worked with for this one:

Next up is a departure from my norm once again. One of my goals for this year is to scrap “real life” so not just the happy moments but real life stuff that happens. So, I scrapped about what happened this last Winter and how we found out Matthew had Lyme Disease. I used sketch SS07:

Simple Stories Destination papers and Life Documented stickers. G45 metal flower, paper flowers and brad. Maya Road trim and Pink Paislee green alphas. Here’s the sketch I used:

This last one I did for fun. The sketch looked really interesting and had a lot of possibilities, so I really liked working with it. I decided to go with Matthew being…well, Matthew! lol This super photogenic little guy poses for pics, but then when he’s had enough starts making funny faces. I guess he was quite distracted by the baby, cuz I managed to get tons of fab photos before he started sticking out his tongue and being goofy (normally it’s soon after the first pic). I scrapped most of the other photos, so I figured I might as well scrap this fun photo too. 😀 Here’s my take on Sketch SS14:

October Afternoon 5 and Dime papers, stickers and chipboard. Here’s the super fun sketch:

TFL!

Love layout – Pagemaps sketch contest entry

Earlier this month, Becky Fleck posted a wonderful sketch to the PageMaps blog for a contest to win a $20 gift certificate towards any scrapbooking kit from Freehand Scraps. After working several sketches over at Scrapbook Challenges, I finally got to create my layout based on this sketch last night. My poor neglected blog…since SC does not have you post your take on the sketches on your blog and link to it from their site, I have forgotten to post 6 layouts or so this month, so I’ll have to do that later this weekend!

Back to the Pagemaps layout…after months of frequenting the Cosmo Cricket blog, I finally discovered that they have challenges too! I never knew that! Rather than running them on their blog, however, they have chosen to host their challenges on Scrapbook.com. What a fun discovery for me! I was really excited when I read that on their blog and quickly headed over to the forum to see what the current challenge entails. This month’s challenge was quite simple really. Use at least 90% CC product and use either handmade or punched border! Pretty simple right? Lucky for me, the fab Pagemaps sketch easily facilitated the punched border I had in mind. Here’s what I came up with combining the two challenges:

Materials:

Cosmo Cricket Odds and Ends Papers
CC Odds and Ends cardstock stickers
CC Odds and Ends 6×6 paper pad
American Crafts blue cardstock
Ranger Liquid Pearls

Adhesives:

Helmar Adhesive Runner
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zapdots

Tools:

Epiphany punch (heart and circle)
Making Memories circle punches
Fiskars border/edge punch

The sketch I used for this layout:

TFL!

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