Look Dada! Layout – Let’s Capture These Sketches #92

This week at Let’s Capture These Sketches, we had another gorgeous sketch by Ness to work with. I loved working with it and felt that a photo strip would be perfect for the layout. I chose a strip with Larry holding Christian. He was so fascinated by their image on the screen that he kept pointing to it and saying excitedly, “Look, Dada”! 😀

Here’s my take on the sketch:


American Crafts cardstock
My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Hattie papers
MME Stella & Rose Hattie frame
MME Stella & Rose Hattie brads
MME Stella & Rose Hattie charm
Little Yellow Bicycle doilies
Maya Road chipboard alphas
Folk Art Acrylic Paint


Helmar Adhesive Runner
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Zapdots
Helmar Liquid Scrapdots

Sketch by Ness:

If you’d like to enter your take on sketch #92, CLICK HERE. TFL!


He Just Can’t Sit Still – Layout for Pagemaps and Practical Scrappers

Last weekend, Larry and the kids went to a local mall to get some photo strips taken of them. I needed just one for a different project that will posted here late next week. That left me with 2 more strips, but I didn’t have any specific projects that required them. Rather than saving the 2 extras for a future project, I decided to use one right away. One of the two current pagemaps sketches seemed perfect. All I needed to do was turn it 90 degrees to the left.

Practical Scrappers has also been so kind as to post some of my work to their blog recently. Most recently, they posted one of my Crate Paper cards and a Bo Bunny layout (their blue post), so I decided to participate in their current Challenge Me Tuesday and combine it with this sketch. The PS challenge is to use wood grain papers. Here’s what I came up with:


My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Hattie papers
MME Stella & Rose Mabel papers
MME Hattie trims
DMC embroidery floss
Maya Road Sheers-A year to remember
Jillibean Soup journaling sprout
October Afternoon alpha stickers
Hero Arts trims
MME Stella & Rose Mabel layered chipboard sticker
Alcohol Ink
Distress Ink


Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar adhesive runner


Martha Stewart lace doily edge/border punch
Cutter Bee Bugs (punches holes to make hand-stitching easier)

Sketch by Pagemaps:


If you’d like to play along with the Pagemaps sketch, click here: PageMaps

If you’d like to play along with the Practical Scrappers Challenge me Tuesday, click here: Practical Scrappers.

Buddies – MME Sketch Challenge Entry

For this layout, I again combined 2 challenges. There’s an awesome sketch by Anam Stubbington for the My Mind’s Eye Blog Challenge 23, so the basic layout is based on that sketch plus the final NSD Challenge on Paper Secrets is to create a layout with 3 handmade flowers, each made with a different technique. Now the real challenge was the fact that it’s a boy layout and I needed to create flowers that go with the page but didn’t seem girly! Here’s what I came up with:


MME Stella & Rose Hattie “Family” Pinstripe Paper
MME S&R Hattie “Buddies” Argyle Paper
MME S&R “Family” Silk Tie Paper
MME S&R Hattie trim
MME S&R Hattie brads
MME S&R Hattie title
MME S&R Hazel paper (for one flower)
Echo Park For the Record paper (for one flower)


Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Cosmo Cricket Gluber
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac
Helmar Zap Dots

This is the fab sketch my layout is based on:

If you’d like to enter the MME sketch challenge, entries are due by Thursday, May 19, 2011 midnight MST. TFL!