Sweet Baby Boy – Layout for Kaisercraft’s January Sketch #2

Every Saturday, Kaisercraft posts a sketch for their monthly challenge, so depending on the month, there are 4 or 5 sketches and they are each due on the last day of the month. You can choose to complete 1 or all of them (one entry per sketch) and all you need to do to enter is make sure your project contains at least 70% Kaisercraft products and you upload your image to a gallery, photobucket, blog post etc. with the sketch title/name in the your title, then post the link to your project in the comments on the appropriate sketch post on their blog. The first place winner is awarded one of Kaisercrafts new collections, with an approximate $50 retail value and the second place winner receives a Kaisercraft scrap pack which includes new products and has an approximate $30 retail value!!!

This month, I decided to go with the gorgeous sketch #2 using a photo of Madison holding Christian when he was 5 months old. I made him the subject of the layout since he’s looking at the camera, but she’s looking at her baby brother. 😀 This is my take on the fabulous Kaisercraft sketch:


Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings pp
Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings rubons
Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings diecuts
Distress Ink
Shimmerz paints
Harmonie acrylic scalloped circle
Liquid Pearls
Prima bling
Webster’s Pages Storyteller Alphas


Helmar Acrylic Sealer
Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Zap Dots (foam dots)

Kaisercraft’s January Sketch #2:



So Cute Layout – Creative Scrappers/Tres Chic Unique

For my third layout using the Tres Chic Unique Kit, I decided to scrap the photos of my father w/Alex that go with the first layout I created using this kit (titled Remember This). The photos from these 2 layouts were very difficult for me to scrap. Of all my children, Alex is the only one my parents have met. I have very few photos of them and these were taken when I was hopeful that they would love Alex the way grandparents should. They’re bittersweet and my heart aches to look at them, but I knew I need to preserve that memory. Those moments when the past did not matter and I thought a baby would bring about a new beginning. I haven’t seen my parents since Alex was 2 years old. When, once again, my mother stated that he was not their grandchild (Alex and all my bio children are half caucasian), and I worried that he would soon be able to understand the words she spoke, even if they were in Korean…I knew I could not put my children through the heartache that comes with a relationship with my parents. I could not allow them to be made to feel that they were not good enough and that nothing they ever accomplished would measure up to expectations. To me, this page is more like a glimpse of how things should have been, rather than the way there were.

All materials on this layout are included in the Tres Chic Unique kit except the button, white acrylic paint which I mixed with the Maya mist to splatter onto the background, and distress ink. I used the Creative Scrappers sketch #186 for inspiration and here’s what I came up with:

To create the doily “flowers” I cut the center out of the Maya Road doilies included in the kit and set it aside to use as a base. Then I cut a slit in the remaining ring and pleated it into a smaller circle and glued it onto the section I’d cut out using Helmar’s 450 Quick Dry. I also used the 450 Quick Dry to attach the crocheted flower and Liquid Scrap Dots to hold the button.

Here’s the wonderful CS sketch #186:


Remember This – Sketchy Thursdays and Tres Chic Unique

A lot of changes this month and I still need to update some things on the sidebar of my blog! My dt term with Firefly Expressions has come to a close and the final post is up on the blog.

I’ve accepted a new dt position with Tres Chic Unique for their first ever design team, so be sure to check out their store and forum! 😀

We were sent an awesome kit to work with this month and all the materials on this layout except the paint, one ink and the alphas stickers were all included! I used the wonderful 12.8 sketch from Sketchy Thursdays for my layout and here’s what I came up with:

Sketch 12.8:


Family Layout – Sketchy Thursdays

This photo was given to me by Larry’s Aunt. It was taken at Aunt Beth’s Retirement party. Though she’s in the photo, you can’t see her…she’s the one hidden behind the baby. 😀 Larry’s father is playing the guitar and his dear Aunt Hazel who passed away May of 2010 is on the far right. I tried my best to take a clear photo of this layout because the photo itself is blurry. For this page, I used Sketchy Thursdays’ sketch 9.1. Here’s my take on it:


Bazzil cardstock
Daisy D’s Beacon Hill papers
Maya Road trim
Webster’s Pages storytellers alphas
Eyelet Outlet Button shaped brads
Acrylic paint
Distress Ink


Helmar Adhesive runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zap Dots


EK Success label punch
Fiskars border punch

Here’s Sketch 9.1 by Sketchy Thursdays:


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