DT layout for Paper Secrets and Sketch Inspiration

Paper Secrets is sponsoring this week’s challenge at Sketch Inspiration and we were asked to create examples for sketch #316 which runs from April 15th – April 21st. Here’s what I came up with:


October Afternoon Sasparilla paper
OA Sasparilla buttons
OA Sasparilla flyers
OA Sasparilla stickers
acrylic paint


Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

Here’s the fabulous SI sketch #316:

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I Adore You card for My Mind’s Eye blog challenge

Each month, My Mind’s Eye posts a card and a layout challenge on their blog with a shared theme to go with the sketches by Anam Stubbington. This month, the theme is “You.” After making 3 girly cards full of pink, I wanted to create a masculine one, so I decided to make Larry a Valentine using this challenge. Here is my take on this month’s card sketch:


MME Stella & Rose Mabel 6×6 pp, MME S&R Mabel brads
MME S&R Mabel buttons
MME S&R Mabel diecut sticker
Twine from the Twinery
Distress Ink


Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

This month’s fab sketch:


My Guy Layout – Sketchy Thursdays Challenge Entry

Oh how I love to combine my dt work with challenges. πŸ˜€

The December GDT sketch on Sketchy Thursdays has the additional requirement that your page reflect gratitude or thankfulness. When asked what am I most thankful for or grateful for, the first thing that comes to mind would be my family. Larry and the children. Though I’m usually tempted to scrap the children’s photos for a page like this, when I thought about it more, I kept going back to the thought that our family would not be complete without Larry. I can’t think about the children without also picturing him with them. Playing with them, teasing them, smiling at them, etc…then I knew I wanted to scrap a couple of photos of my handsome hubby that I’ve been holding onto.

This week, on the Firefly Expressions Blog, we’re focusing on Shimmer Papers by The Paper Company. Once I noticed how well the B sides of the Peach and Grass Green papers went with the Prima Pixie Glen collection, I knew I wanted to combine my dt work on ffe w/the ST sketch. πŸ˜€ Here’s what I came up with:

The journaling reads: “We might not agree on everything, but I’m thankful for every day we have together & am grateful that we found each other. You make our family complete.”

Now you might be wondering why I started it with “We might not agree on everything”…it’s cuz he’s in his camo…he was hunting the day the photos were taken and I’m not real thrilled with hunting, but it’s a family tradition he grew up with, so we agree to disagree on the subject. πŸ˜‰


Prima Pixie Glen PP
Prima Pixie Glen flocked rubon
Pink Paislee Cushies alphas
The Paper Company shimmer papers
Tattered Angels glimmer mists


Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Premium Craft Glue


EK Success Punch

Sketch (Dec GDT challenge sketch at Sketchy Thursdays:

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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”! πŸ˜€

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!