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!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ 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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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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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!

Blessed layout and Webster’s Page Spring Market Review

I had a blast creating my first layout w/the new Spring Market line from Webster’s Pages! The colors in this range are just fabulous and images are deliciously vintage. The papers are all a nice weight, smooth cardstock that is easy to work with. Not so thick/heavy that they’re hard to work with and not so thin you’re afraid you’ll tear it just handling the pages. They’re perfect! If you’re familiar with WP papers, you will not be disappointed, they’re the same quality Webster’s is famous for. Good news for the environmental scrapper…WP has gone green! All their 12×12 papers are FSC certified, which means they’re harvesting from environmentally protected forests. I believe the change was made last season, but I’m not positive about that. I’m just glad they’ve taken these measures. ๐Ÿ˜€

I also had the pleasure of working with their marvelous trims. The Spring Market trim pack comes with 6 different fibers in a variety of textures. From ribbon to fabric to knit, this trim pack has something for everyone! Webster’s Pages even debuted their self-adhesive chipboard buttons with this line. There are larger patterned buttons and smaller solid colored ones in the same pack. Conveniently included in the package, you’ll find six 12″ lengths of matching twine. The chipboard pieces are easy to work with and the adhesive has staying power for sure…word of caution here…make sure you place the button correctly because once you’ve placed it, you’ll either ruin the piece or your project if you attempt to remove it. Though I also have the princess petals and fabric flowers for this line, I will reserve my critique of those products once I’ve used them on a project. TFL!

Materials: Webster’s Pages Spring Market papers, trim, and chipboard buttons, WP Storytellers alphas in Holiday, DMC embroidery floss, Helmar 450, permanent adhesive runner and zapdots, This to That foam dots.

Sketch: Stuck on U Sketches

If you would like to participate in the current or future sketch challenges on Stuck on U’s site, CLICK HERE.