New Wheels – layout for Sketchabilities #93 and June IARCC

For sketch #93, Sketchabilities has a fabulous sponsor, Want2Scrap. They are offering up 8 prize packs (bling) plus 1 $25 gc to a randomly drawn winner who likes and follows their blog (see the challenge post on Sketchabilities for details). Karan Gerber’s wonderful sketches are always inspiring and fun to work. 😀

This time, I decided to pair up sketch #93 with the current challenge at I Am Roses. For their June challenge, you just need to use at least 2 of their products, incorporate the colors brown and black and something metal onto a project that is either for Father’s Day or has a masculine theme. Here’s what I came up with:

The gorgeous sketch I worked:


American Crafts white cardstock

American Crafts black cardstock
7 gypsies tissue paper (3 different designs)
white tissue paper
fibers from my stash
Webster’s Pages 6×6 papers (Spring Market, Yacht Club, Sunday Picnic)
Prima flowers
Dusty Attic chipboard alphas
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow inks
Inka Gold
black acrylic paint
I am Roses flowers
I am Roses leaves


Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar decoupage glue
Helmar acid free glue
Helmar zapdots
Helmar liquid scrapdots
Scotch ATG

Thanks for looking! If you’d like to play along with the sketchabilities sketch for your chance to win one of 8 fabulous prizes from W2S, CLICK HERE!

If you’d like to play along with the I Am Roses challenge, CLICK HERE!


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:


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
acrylic paint
distress inks


Helmar adhesive runner
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Gemstone glue


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.