Happiness – Layout for Sketchabilities sketch #92

This is one of my favorite pictures of my youngest son. I love how joyful he is over absolutely nothing and I can’t help but smile every time I look at it. πŸ˜€ He’s 3 months old in this photo and I can’t believe that in a week, he’ll be 3 years old already!

For my take on Sketchabilities sketch #92, I used Webster’s Pages‘ New Beginnings. It’s the only other baby collection by WP since Lullaby Lane, so I was delighted when Brandin released it last season. It’s also perfect for Spring and Easter layouts! I combined the fabulous sketch #92, with the WP “Contain it” challenge, which is to use either their new baggies or their mini file folders and cards on your project. Here’s what I came up with:

Here’s the awesome sketch I used from Sketabilities:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages New Beginnings papers, stickers, trim and mini bag
Webster’s Pages Country Estate Paper
tag and ribbon from my stash

Adhesives:

Scotch ATG
Helmar Zapdots

Thanks for looking! If you’d like to play along with a sketchabilities challenge, CLICK HERE!

If you’d like to join the Webster’s Pages ning, check out their fab gallery or enter the June challenge, CLICK HERE!

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Little Yellow Bicycle projects for Firefly Expressions

This week I got to work with the Delightful line by Little Yellow Bicycle for my dt work on fireflyexpressions.com. The first project I made was their project sheet that comes with a great assortment of diecut pieces, sentiments, a hidden tag and decorative paper strips. I added a bit of the ribbon from the Delightful line too. Everything shown is included in the kit except for the handmade flower and the ribbon which is sold separately.

The next item I made was a little bag to put it in for gift giving. All it took was a single 12×12 sheet of cardstock, matching trim, diecuts from the project sheet and an embossed cardstock sticker frame that I inked with Tim Holtz alcohol ink to match the trim and another handmade flower and it was ready to go! Love how well everything in this LYB line goes together. πŸ˜€ See how my handmade flower stays beautifully dimensional and stands w/o support? That’s all thanks to Helmar’s Liquid Scrap Dots. I don’t know how I ever crafted w/o it!

TFL! Be sure to check out the great deals and discounts at Firefly Expressions!

Projects created using products from their store are featured on their blog HERE and their store gallery HERE. They even accept reader and customer submissions to be featured!

I’ve Been “Published” by Practical Scrappers!

Practical Scrappers has kindly published 2 of my layouts on their site, so I thought I would share the info and links. πŸ˜€ The first one is the one they featured more recently. It was my Let Them Eat Cake layout of Madison on her first birthday. I used all Webster’s Pages Lullaby Lane products, stickles, and chalk ink:

This one is featured on their Little Girl Projects post.

The second, Baby Kiwi, was actually published first, but I must have somehow missed their email that provided the publication banner. For this one, I used an older Bo Bunny line called Pet Shop and posted about it previously on my blog here if you’d like more info. This one was featured on their Little Boys Projects post:

TFL!

Comments are always welcome and appreciated. πŸ˜€ Be sure to stop by on Monday, April 25th for details on a fabulous, scrappy giveaway! It’s my birthday and I love to share! πŸ˜€

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. πŸ˜€

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!

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