Oh, The Places You’ll Go – Creative Scrappers Sketch #189

As soon as I saw sketch #189 at Creative Scrappers, I was drawn to the circle elements and knew I wanted to create a layout that incorporated some of the fab Dusty Attic Cog pieces I just got from Tracy at Stay True to God (a wonderful online scrap store that offers an amazing selection of DA pieces). To give them an aged appearance, I first inked the chipboard, then heat embossed them with Adirondack embossing powder and misted with Tattered Angels Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist and here’s what I came up with for the sketch:

This is a close up of the cluster of cogs:

You’ll notice that I added 2 additional circles to the ones that were originally on the sketch. As it happens, the sheet of pp from the Tim Holtz Crowded Attic Paper Stash that I selected (the map) could be cropped to have South Korea in the upper left and Washington DC in the upper right. My parents are from South Korea and immigrated to America. They settled in Maryland, less than an hour’s drive north of DC, which is where I grew up. I didn’t move to PA until I was 23. So I thought it would be fun to highlight those 2 parts of the map. 😀


Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraftresist paper
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Crowded Attic pp
Dusty Attic chipboard
Pink Paislee Wood Alphas
October Afternoon Minimarket alphas
Distress Ink
Tattered Angels Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist
Adirondack Embossing Powder
Black India Ink


Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Zap Dots

Here’s the amazing sketch I worked with:

Be sure to check out my post HERE about a HUGE sale on Dusty Attic chipboard this weekend AND a $25 Gift Certificate giveaway to Tracy’s store!


Paper Secret’s May Challenges

The May challenges have been posted on Paper Secrets. Enter any or all of the 4 challenges to be entered to win the monthly prize! One is a card sketch challenge with a twist. The twist is to use a bare chipboard piece on your project and alter it in some way. For my card, I used a Maya Road butterfly and coated it with a Viva Pearl Pen (kind of like liquid pearls). Here’s what I came up with using Webster’s Pages, new Trendsetter 6×6 papers, bloomer, trims, pins, and their sparklers from last year:

Another is a layout challenge based on a pagemaps sketch. I combined it with a “something old/something new” challenge on Sketches4All that also required you to add sparkle and dimension to your project. For this one, I went with MME’s original Lush line (the light blue patterned paper, trim and brads) and mixed it with Lush 2 (the fuchsia and navy papers and journaling spot). The buttons were also old, as were the WP and Cosmo Cricket alphas for the title. Here’s how it turned out:

The journaling is just explaining how incredulous we were when when Matthew was an infant (he was early too) and Madison was a year old (90th percentile for height and weight), how often we were asked if they were twins. Ha! 😀

The last example I have is for the stash/supply challenge. For this month, all you need to do is use 3 or more rubons on your project. For mine, I used a Kraft base, scraps for the matting, American crafts trim, yarn from my stash, and Bo Bunny rubons. Since I wanted to add dimension w/the rub-on images, I adhered them to plain cardstock, fussy cut them, then popped them up with foam dots. Here’s my example:

The overall design was a scraplift challenge on another site. The fourth challenge is a manufacturer challenge. This month’s featured manufacturer is Glitz. Unfortunately, I do not have any of Glitz’s fab products, so I wasn’t able to create an example for this challenge. Hope you stop by and join in on some of the great new challenges and don’t forget, we have a wonderful event scheduled to take place this Saturday, May 7, 2011 (National Scrapbooking Day), as well as the Scrap Your A** Off contest starting May 13th (sign up before May 12th to join in). HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! 😀

u {heart} legos – scrapbook layout

The journaling reads, “7th B-day party at Tumbletown. You were so excited to finally get the Indiana Jones Lego set you’d been asking for.”


American Crafts white and yellow cardstock
Fancy Pants Kraft Kuts
Pebbles Inc. yellow scrapbook paint
Bo Bunny buttons
Webster’s Pages floral bouquet
Heidi Swapp heart shaped clear extras
Jenni Bowlin mini chalkboard alphas


helmar 450 quick dry
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro

Based on a sketch provided by Sketchy Thursdays for this week’s challenge combined with a color challenge on The Studio Challenges. TFL!