All Ours – Layout for Paper Secrets and Sketches4All

The first challenge for the SYAO event on Paper Secrets is now closed and participants are now moving onto the 2nd sketch. I’d already used it before for the “1st mohawk” layout of Alex last winter, so I rotated it 90 degrees to give me a fresh perspective. There’s also a list of 10 supply items and you need to select at least 5 of them to include on your layout. I chose dry embossing, misting, 3+ brads, 3+ buttons, ribbon and 3+ photo corners. I combined it with Challenge #4 (Bright Colors) on Sketches4All‘s Spring is in the Air event. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

October Afternoon Schoolhouse 12×12 cardstock paper
OA Schoolhouse alpha stickers
OA Mini Market stickers
OA Schoolhouse diecut stickers
Core’dinations G45 Core Impressions
American Crafts white cardstock
chain links from craft store
Maya Road chandelier beads
Making Memories brads
Bo Bunny buttons
Twine from The Twinery
Paper doily
Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist
blue photo corder brads

Adhesives:

Helmar Craft Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac

Thanks for looking!

Sketches4All – Spring is in the Air Event

The Sketches4All Spring is in the Air event is still going full swing! If you haven’t stopped by already for the hop and exciting challenges, CLICK HERE for the hop post and be sure to stop by the site to check out the new challenges that have been posted daily! All entries to the challenges are due May 18, 2011. Hope to see you there!

The first challenge, which was posted by Fia last week, is a sketch. Here’s my take on the PageMaps sketch:

Materials:

Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus Papers
PP Hocus Pocus diecut alphas and stickers
October Afternoon Mini Market Alphas
Handcut and drawn pumpkin
Honeydew twine from the Twinery
Folk Art white acrylic paint
Distress Inks
Tattered Angels chalkboard shimmer mist

Adhesives:

Helmar Acid Free Glue
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar Zapdots

Tools:

Imaginisce I-top

Be sure to stop by the site to see the sketch I used for my layout! TFL!

Projects Created with For the Record by Echo Park

There’s a great site called Sketches4All that I visit frequently. The people there are great and the challenges are a lot of fun! Well, I won SGOTM (Sketch Girl of the Month) for March and Fia sent me Echo Park’s new For the Record paper pack! When it arrived early this month, I was soooo excited! The papers are vibrant and beautifully designed, which is no surprise if you’re familiar with Echo Park’s wonderful, high-quality papers. The paper pack comes with twelve 12×12 double sided papers, one 12×12 element sticker sheet and one 12×12 alphabet sticker sheet. Of the twelve cardstock papers, there are 2 that have a pattern on one side and the other side is divided into four 6×6 sections…perfect for cards and tags! There’s another sheet that is patterned on one side and has cutout border strips on the other and lastly, there is one sheet that has a pattern on one side and cutout journaling cards on the other side. They really thought of everything! I loved working with this fabulous paper pack. Thank you Fia!!!

So far, I made one layout, one card and one tag. I still have at least 5 sheets that I haven’t cut into yet and plenty of scraps for several projects. I adore the diecut sticker images that come with this set too! I’ve set most of those aside for a journal I’ll be working on later this month. 😀

This is a tag I created for Michelle’s challenge group on the site. It’s based on the first April tag sketch and features a diecut sticker that I turned into a ribbon slider by making a couple of simple cuts:

This card was created for the rolled paper technique challenge in Khristen’s group using the colors Rosey posted for a challenge. The handmade flower was very easy to make and I hope to post a tutorial on it in the future, along with other flowers I’ve made on past projects:

This layout was based on Fia’s first April challenge for the Get Sketchy group. All stitching is done by hand since I do not have a sewing machine:

Thanks for looking!

Materials:

Echo Park For the Record Collection Kit
Sei ribbon (on the tag)
May Arts ribbon (on the card)
jeweled brad from my stash
Stickles
Black Bazzill cardstock
American Crafts white cardstock
DMC embroidery floss

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry Liquid
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac

Tools:

Fiskars border/edge punch

To play along with these and other fabulous challenges on Sketches4All, CLICK HERE!

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:

TFL!

Materials:

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

Adhesives:

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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