Merry Christmas – DT Layout for Let’s Capture These Sketches

I’m thrilled to have been asked back for another term at Let’s Capture These Sketches! I love that they have unique sketches created for site and I love the fabulous group of ladies I get to work with.

There’s the sketch site, which is a blog:

A forum:

The store blog:

And of course the LCOM store:

Be sure to check them out! ๐Ÿ˜€

Here’s the new dt list (we’re split into a team A and a team B, but this is a combined list):

Doris Widder
Gisele Julien
Monique Bourgeois
Erin Morehouse
Michelle Gallant
Kelly Birrell
Nicolle Kramer
Rosemary Nunn
Michelle Galloway
Rachael Funnell
Leila Cassimira
Jullene Karl
Tara Thynner
Kathy Skou
Brittany Aldous
Krissy Clark McKee
Deborah Marasa
Raechelle Bellus
Kirsten Michelsen
Susan McFarlene

The announcement post can be found here: DT Welcome Post

This is the last layout I created for my previous term. It’s my example for sketch #114 created by Charlotte:

I used Best Creations Merry Christmas papers and diecut stickers for the entire layout. Though it doesn’t show well in the pic, Their papers all feature gorgeous glittery accents that are sealed to the paper (so no mess!). Since the papers weren’t smooth, I used Helmar’s Premium craft glue to adhere the papers and to reinforce the adhesive on the stickers. I love that even though the Premium Craft Glue is a liquid, it does not cause the paper to welt, curl or distort in any way! I get fantastic results every time! Here’s Charlotte’s fab sketch we got to work with:



Hurry! Hop on, Mom – Layout

For this layout I combined the July color challenge (with a twist) on Paper Secrets with a gorgeous sketch#88 by Ness on Let’s Capture These Sketches.

Be sure to stop by these great sites for some fun and inspiring challenges! Let’s Capture These Sketches features a new card and layout sketch each week. Card sketches are usually posted on Fridays and Layout sketches are posted on Saturday. Hope you stop by and play along! Paper Secrets features 4 new monthly challenges which are posted on the 1st of every month and all entries are due by the end of the month. This month, we have a color challenge, a manufacturer challenge, a card sketch and a layout sketch! Each completed project that is posted to the gallery gives you one entry for the monthly prize…a $25 gift certificate to the PS store!

These photos are from when Matthew was 2 and Madison was 3. They were pretending that the Earth was melting and they built a rocket ship to the moon. Surrounded by these toys…their space craft…they urgently yelled for me to hop on before it’s too late! I teasingly told them that there wasn’t any room, so Matthew frantically tried to grab and shift some objects to make room, not realizing that all he was doing was making it more cramped. He soon gave up. If you look closely at their faces, you can tell Madison didn’t find my teasing so amusing especially when Matthew gives up his expansion efforts and I tell them, well, I guess I have to stay here and fry. lol


October Afternoon Rocket Age 12×12 cardstock papers
OA Rocket Age chipboard sticker
OA Rocket Age Miscellany
OA Rocket Age diecut stickers
Webster’s Pages Storytellers Alphas
Inkssentials White opaque pen


Helmar Adhesive runner


The Best Gift I Ever Received – You

Well before Matthew was born, a friend of mine had given Taten, Alex and Madison each a fleece blanket. Once Matthew got too big for his baby blanket, he really wanted a blanket like theirs. Alex (a real softy for Matthew) immediately gave him his blanket. When another friend of mine heard about this, she sent him a homemade, handtied fleece blanket for Christmas. It’s backed in red, which is Alex’s favorite color, and has a space theme…one of Alex’s many obsessions. ๐Ÿ˜€

Materials: Bazzill cardstock background (it was supposed to be black, but I accidentally started adhering the cutout pieces to the wrong paper, so I just went with it. :-P), Webster’s Pages Waiting for Santa Papers, tinsel trim, holiday trim, and diecut stickers, stickles, American Crafts plastic snowflake.

Created using this week’s sketch on the Sketchy Thursdays site. If you’d like to view the sketch or participate in one of their challenges, CLICK HERE.


As you can by the photos, I can never get a good photo the first try. It usually takes 10 tries just to get one shot where all the kids are smiling or at least not blinking, but I figured it makes a funny multi-photo layout. ๐Ÿ˜€

For this lo I used MME Union Square Favorite papers and diecut.

This lo was created for sketch challenge #68 on Let’s Capture these Sketches. I turned the sketch sideways so I could use horizontal photos instead of vertical ones. I’m also submitting this lo to Sketches in Thyme for their lo challenge (use any sketch) and Two Peas in a Bucket for the CHA challenge #1. TFL!

If you would like to take a look at the sketch or enter a challenge at Let’s Capture These Sketches, CLICK HERE.

If you would like to enter the challenge at Sketches in Thyme, CLICK HERE.

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