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):

Materials:

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
Twine
DMC embroidery floss

Adhesives:

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

Tools:

Martha Stewart Circle Cutter
We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy

This is the fab Lily Bee challenge sketch:

TFL!

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Tough Guy layout – August Helmar Sketch

Adhere in August with Helmar!”…that’s Helmar’s August challenge and it all starts with a wonderful sketch by Lydell Quin. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to go with something kinda grungy and there are these pics of Christian I’ve been wanting to scrap, but hadn’t found the right moment. This sketch was perfect for what I had in mind!

Helmar adhesives make creating a page you know will last, an absolute breeze. I used their adhesive runner for mounting the photos and for the larger circles. The smaller circles and strips for journaling were glued with the Acid Free Glue, and I used Gemstone glue for the cutie “dew drops.” Here’s my take on their fab sketch:

Materials:

Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste pp
Cosmo Cricket chipboard
epiphany round 14 epoxy circles
Dew Drops by the Robin’s Nest
Teresa Collins Jamie’s Gems
Pink Paislee Cushies alphas
Making Memories mini alphas
staples
acrylic paint
distress inks

Adhesives:

Helmar adhesive runner
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Gemstone glue

Tools:

epiphany round 14 punch
Making Memories circle punch

This is the fabulous sketch I used:

TFL! If you’d like to enter Helmar’s August challenge, CLICK HERE.

In the Spotlight – DT Layout for Sketch #94

Charlotte created an amazing sketch for us to work with on the Let’s Capture These Sketches blog that was really fun to work with. It also happens that The Paper Variety is having a circle based challenge. To enter, your project must have at least 4 circles and be paper based. I’m pretty sure sketch #94 will make entering the Paper Variety challenge a snap! 😀

I decided to go with a photo of my daughter when she was just 1 1/2 years old. We were at one of Larry’s huge family’s summer reunions and some of the older family members were playing their guitars and singing. Well my little shoeless tot decided to start dancing right there in the middle of circle of spectators and quickly stole the show. The non-concentric circles made me think of a spotlight, so I figured the topic was perfect for the sketch. I also got to use the fab Webster’s Pages papers that Fia so kindly sent me during my dt term at Sketches4All. Here’s what I came up with for the example for the sketch and my entry in The Paper Variety challenge:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages Trendsetter papers
WP princess petal
WP cameo
WP whimsies (resin flowers)
WP vintage inspired netting
WP Vintage Sparkler
WP Storytellers Alpha stickers
Want 2 Scrap bling flourishes

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar adhesive runner
Helmar acid free glue

Tools:

Martha Stewart Circle Cutter

Charlotte’s gorgeous sketch that I got to work with for the challenge:

TFL!

If you’d like to play along with the sketch #94 challenge on LCTS, link your entry to the post HERE.

If you’d like to play along with The Paper Variety’s circle challenge, link your entry HERE.

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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