Daddy’s Little Angel – Let’s Capture These Sketches #108

Charlotte’s sketch for challenge #108 on Let’s Capture These Sketches is gorgeous and so much fun to work with! For my dt work on this sketch, I decided to use the fabulous Webster’s Pages Western Romance collection that I received for winning the October challenge on their Inspire Me site ( where they run traditional and digi/hybrid challenges every month!

Here’s my take on the sketch:


Webster’s Page Western Romance papers
WP Western Romance Flower and Pin
WP silhouette
WP threads
WP storytellers alphas
Paper Secrets flowers
Kaisercraft pearls
The Paper Company Shimmer Paper


Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar acid free glue
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

Charlotte’s wonderful sketch:

To play along with the challenge, CLICK HERE.


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! 😀

Altered Frame using Webster’s Pages Hollywood Vogue and Bloomers

Last weekend, I stopped by JoAnn’s for their 40% off sale on scrapbook supplies. While I was there, I found this cute unfinished wood frame and thought it would be fun to alter for a challenge on Sketches for All. I was originally going to use Graphic45 papers for it, but saw on their blog that one of their DT members made a frame almost exactly like what I had in mind (check it out when you have a chance, great blog for inspiration!). Then I remembered that Webster’s Pages has a challenge on their blog where all you need to do to enter is incorporate some of their bloomers and/or trims in your project. Scrap Whispers is also having a challenge (challenge 88) where you use a forgotten treasure, so I used the paint that Larry had bought last year for Madison’s dollhouse. 😀 Here’s what I came up with:

There’s a bit of a glare on the the papers in that photo, so here’s the frame at an angle:



Unfinished wood frame
Folk Art Acryllic Paint in Rose
Webster’s Pages Hollywood Vogue 12×12 papers
WP Hollywood Vogue trim
WP Fall 2010 Bloomers
Any sewing thread (used to sew the ribbon flower/bow and also attach the bloomer to it)
decorative pins (mine are handmade, but you can also buy them premade)


Mod Podge
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
American Crafts This to That foam dots

To enter a challenge on Sketches for All, CLICK HERE.

To enter a challenge on Webster’s Pages, CLICK HERE.

For the Scrap Whisper’s challenge, CLICK HERE.

You’ve Inspired Me Card

inside the card:

For this card, I used Webster’s Pages’ Nature’s Storybook Papers, Bloomers and Storytellers alphas. The butterflies were cutout from the papers. I handmade the trinket pins using an eyepin and beads and a headpin and beads. The “crystal” bead dangling on the chain is a Maya Road Chandelier bead. The pearls are by Kaiser and the flourish bling is by Prima, but I trimmed and altered it slightly.

I entered this card in the Create challenge by Scrapbook Trends, Cards and Simply Handmade Magazines. All you need to do to enter is create a card decorated w/a butterfly and email your entry. For full details or to enter, CLICK HERE.