Sweet Thing – dt layout for Paper Secrets and Helmar Challenge entry

I love to combine my dt work with challenges (or just combine challenges) when I can, so when Helmar posted a gorgeous sketch by Lydell Quin for their Feb/March challenge and Nicolle said she would be hosting the Paper Secrets March Technique challenge (using punches), I thought they’d go together perfectly! 😀 Though it didn’t turn out the way I originally had in mind, this combo certainly did get me using my punches! 😀

Materials:

Nikki Sivils Sugar Cookie pp
Nikki Sivils Sugar Cookie 6×6 pp
American Crafts cardstock
Prima Flowers
Epiphany Crafts heart bubble caps
Epiphany Crafts heart buttons
Epiphany Crafts felt flowers
Twine from The Twinery
Kaisercraft pearls

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zap Dots

Tools:

Martha Stewart Round the Page punch
Epiphany Crafts heart button punch
Epiphany Crafts small heart punch

Lydell Quin’s gorgeous sketch:

TFL!

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Nikki Sivils Max and Mollie card for Paper Secrets Hop

The Max and Mollie line by Nikki Sivils was so much fun to work with, I just had to make at least one card before putting it away. I decided to use it for one of the sketches on the Paper Secrets Twisted Card Hop. Here’s what I came up with for the challenge posted on Nicolle’s blog for the event:

Materials:

Nikki Sivils Max and Mollie 12×12 paper
Jillibean Soup corrugated alphas
Queen & Co. rhinestone

Adhesives:

Helmar adhesive runner
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Zapdots

TFL!

Always Together – Sketchy Thursdays 9.15 sketch and ScrapFIT

Sketchy Thursdays has partnered up with ScrapFIT this week for their challenge! Simply combine sketch 9.15 from Sketchy Thursdays with the theme “Friendship” for twice the chance to win. Full details are on their blogs.

For my take on the sketch, I went with the fab Max and Mollie line by Nikki Sivils. I added some stitching to accentuate the sunrays that are part of the paper’s design, fussy cut a few details to layer (the sun and 2 of the flowers) and cut out the cutie Max and Mollie characters from the cut apart page. Then, all it needed was an MME (My Mind’s Eye) Stella and Rose journal spot, the packaging from some Prima bling and a little Cosmo Cricket sticker for the journaling area. 😀 The rhinestones are by Queen and Co. The journaling reads, “Just 13 mths apart, you two do everything together & are the best of friends. We were so worried you 2 would have trouble adjusting to being separated that we started Matthew in PreK early.” Here’s the layout I created based on the theme from ScrapFIT and sketch 9.15 from Sketchy Thursdays:

Adhesives:

Helmar Adhesive Runner
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Gemstone Glue

Tools:

EK Success border punch

TFL!