Love & Happiness – dt layout for Sketchabilities sketch #99

***(HINT HINT)READ TO THE END***I’m so excited to share my first layout as part of the Sketchabilities team! I’m honored to be working with such talented crafters! Please be sure to stop by the Sketchabilities challenge blog to see all the fabulous examples they’ve created for sketch #99. 😀

For my page I just HAD to use Webster’s Pages. I think everyone has their favorite manu’s and their standbys. For me, WP is my go to manu. Whether I’m looking for their gorgeous classic papers, a soft pattern or a bold one, I’m sure to find just the right combination with their collections. I have to admit though, I’m totally guilty of HOARDING my WP. They’re so beautiful that sometimes it’s really hard to make myself USE them, cut into them, layer and not just admire them. lol Here’s what I came up with for sketch #99 using a combination of WP’s Palm Beach and Everyday Poetry:

The incredible sketch I got to work with:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages papers, sparklers, cameo, frame, journaling card, fabric ticket and flower
October Afternoon stickers and flower sack bits
Freckled Fawn polaroid frames
Prima wood pieces
Tim Holtz distress stains, paints and washi tape
jute
gesso
acrylic paint
Pitt big brush pen
doily
sizzix die cut flourish

HERE’S THE REALLY FUN PART!!! Just for stopping by the Sketchabilities blog, checking out the entire dt’s examples there and saying hi to me, I’m giving away one $10 gc to my new favorite laser cut chipboard and wood cuts company,

Creative Embellishments!

CE is a brand new company started by my bestie and her hubby and they offer high quality, stunning, intricate original designs at great prices! I also have the awesome privilege of designing for them. 😀

THAT’S NOT ALL!!! If you decide to play along w/the Sketchabilities sketch #99, let me know here on my blog and I will select 1 participant to receive a HUGE Webster’s Pages/October Afternoon mystery prize pack that I will put together personally. This prize pack will include papers, embellishments, trims and more! Guaranteed to have a retail value of OVER $50!!! 😀

All entries must be made by 11:59pm Saturday, September 28, 2013 to be part of the random drawing. I will select 1 winner for the $10 gc from all the comments left on the Sketchabilities Sketch #99 reveal post that mention “hi” or my name in any way. 😀 I will select 1 winner for the HUGE Webster’s Pages/October Afternoon mystery prize from all comments here on my blog that let me know they played along w/the Sketchabilities sketch challenge. Thank you!

Buried Treasure – Layout for Dusty Attic’s June Challenge

Though I’ve known for quite some time that Dusty Attic runs monthly challenges, this is my first time playing along there.

We recently went on our first family vacation…it was a weekend at the beach at the end of March. Most of the kids had never been to the beach before and we all had a great time. 😀 Christian was in heaven…though we went at a less than ideal time of year to enter the water, he kept trying to run right in…shoes and all! 😀 For my take on the June sketch, I went with pics of him after he’d buried himself in the sand.

The June sketch at Dusty Attic:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages papers (Sunday Picnic, Spring Market, Everyday Poetry)
WP trim (Spring Market)
WP Fabric ribbon (Palm Beach)
WP script alphas (In Love)
WP sparkler
WP charm
WP sticker
WPJournaling card (Palm Beach)
WP Silhouette
WP Petite Roses
WP Dazzle Me Gems
mini alpha stickers from my stash
Dusty Attic chipboard frame
DA chipboard title piece
DA flowers
May Arts vine trim
Distress inks and stains

Adhesives:

Scotch ATG
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar zapdots (foam dots)
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

TFL! If you’d like to check out the Dusty Attic challenge or gallery, CLICK HERE!

Explore – June Scrap That sketch challenge entry

This month I decided to play along with the sketch challenge at Scrap That for the first time. I loved the sketch designed by Amarilys Doria for the June challenge and was greatly inspired by it. I knew I had a photo of Alex that was taken at the beach, when we went the last weekend of March, that seemed to suit this sketch perfectly. 😀 He was scanning the shoreline for unique shells and seemed to be in a pensive mood. He was totally relaxed and had all the time in the world. I loved that moment as time seemed to stand still and everything was at peace. 😀 For my take on the sketch, I again turned to my fave scrappy manu, Webster’s Pages…I’m still working on using up some of my older stash to make way for the upcoming releases. That, and I went ahead and got one of the warehouse boxes…it was a deal I simply could not resist (just $25 for an absolutely stuffed, $131 retail value box full of WP goodness).

Here’s what I came up with:

The fabulous June sketch:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages papers (Everyday Poetry, Palm Beach and Ladies & Gents)
Webster’s Pages trim (Seaside Retreat?)
Webster’s Pages fabric ribbon (Everyday Poetry)
Webster’s Pages Princess Petal (Western Romance)
Webster’s Pages Perfect Petal (Park Drive)
Webster’s Pages Dazzle Me Gems (Everyday Poetry)
I am Roses flower
I am Roses skeleton leaves
Imaginarium Designs title piece
Dusty Attic chipboard frame

Adhesives:

Scotch ATG
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

Tools:

Martha Stewart border punch

TFL! If you’d like to play along with the challenges on the Scrap That forum or check out the other entries, CLICK HERE!

Scrapbook Kits with a Difference (SKWAD) Blog Hop

Scrapbook Kits With A Difference and the Design Team, would like to welcome you to our first ever Recipe Layout Blog Hop. We’d like to share this special event with you, and to celebrate, we are offering three kits from Scrapbook Kits With A Difference, for 3 lucky people.

The blog hop begins at the Scrapbook Kits with A Difference (SKWAD) blog. On the SKWAD blog you will find a complete list of all the designers participating in the blog hop in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play with us, just follow along the blog path. Each SKWAD designer is linking to the next designer, and that designer is linking to the next, and so on. Be prepared to find lots of inspiration along the way. Our 3 lucky winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. Woot! Woot!

The Blog Hop starts today, July 15, 2012 and runs through until July 22, 2012 (midnight AUS Eastern Standard Time). The three winners will be announced on the SKWAD blog on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. To be in the draw to win one of the fabulous prizes:

1. Become a follower on our SKWAD blog.

2. Like us on our Facebook Page (link can also be found on the top right side of the blog).

3. Add our SKWAD blinkie to your blog.

4. Leave a comment on each designer’s blog and on the SKWAD blog.

5. If you create and share a layout using our blog hop recipe, you will receive 5 extra tickets in the draw. Please link your layout to the Recipe Blog Hop post on the SKWAD blog.

If you did not start at the Scrapbook Kits With A Difference Blog, please click HERE to go to the beginning of the hop.

Here is the official recipe for our Blog Hop:

3 photos
1 cardstock
2 patterned papers
a wet medium (eg. paint, mist spray, gesso)
a mask
raw chipboard
5 buttons (or brads)
3 rows of text
twine (or string)
2 butterflies

Flowers, ribbons, and bling are all optional. 😀

Here’s the example I came up with using Webster’s Pages Everyday Poetry papers, journaling card and fabric ticket; Dusty Attic chipboard frames, alphas and flowers, Basic Grey brads, The Crafter’s Workshop mask, Smooch Spritz and PanPastels:

The Hop Order:

Scrapbook Kits blog

Juanna Hope Sia

Lisa Kamphuis

Nicole Knopke

Petra Offrell

Kim Kendall

Erin Reed

Kirsten Casey

Doris Lee Widder…YOU ARE HERE

Michelle Wallace…YOUR NEXT STOP

Rebekkah Lynch

Annette Gearside

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us. I hope you have been inspired to go have fun and create. Don’t forget to drop by on Tuesday 24th to find out who the lucky winners are!!!