Make the Most of It – Art Journal page for SWAT

For my take on the SWAT drill #14 sketch with a twist (stickers NOT Thickers), I decided to create an art journal page. I managed to use 17 different stickers on this single page not including the alphas. Most of them are from Simple Stories, but the one border strip sticker is by My Mind’s Eye. Here’s what I came up with:

Drill #14 sketch:



Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists
Modeling paste
Course pumice gel
TCW stencil
7 Dots Studio paper
My Mind’s Eye journaling cards and border sticker
Simple Stories stickers and alphas
Pitt Artist marker


Scotch ATG

TFL! To play along with the SWAT drill #14 sketch with a twist (stickers not thickers), CLICK HERE!


Last 2 dt projects for Paper Secrets January Challenges

Joyce is hosting the Paper Secrets Card Sketch Challenge this month and has provided a wonderful sketch for us! For my example, I used some Webster’s Pages Winter Fairy Tales scraps from a layout I made a couple of months ago and a bit of 6×6 pp from the same line. A touch of distress ink helps give the layers some definition and Helmar foam Zap Dots give the central image some lift. I fussy cut the butterflies and adhered them using Helmar’s Acid Free Glue and the sheer WP trim is attached with 450 Quick Dry. I topped off my bow with a WP chipboard button with twine tied to it (Jillibean Soup…left over from my Tres Chic Unique kit). Here’s what I came up with:

Visit the forum’s challenge thread HERE to see Joyce’s awesome sketch and play along!

This month, Kimmy is hosting the Scraplift Challenge and selected Michelle Hernandez as our featured artist to lift (with her permission). You can browse Michelle’s Flickr Gallery and select any piece of hers that inspires you. 😀

For my example, I actually used a Creative Scrappers sketch and paired it with one of her layouts as inspiration. I then switched the journaling placement and banner location from hers to match the sketch better. Though it was already on my blog a few posts ago, this is the layout I created for this challenge:

To see which of Michelle’s layouts I was inspired by or to play along, check out Kimmy’s scraplift challenge on Paper Secrets! TFL!

Merry & Bright – Creative Scrappers Sketch #187

For my take on the Creative Scrappers Sketch #187, I went with the Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas and some photos of Christian from last year when he was dressed as Mickey Santa. 😀 Everything used on my page is included in the collection kit and the adhesives I used were Helmar’s Quick Fix Adhesive Runner and Premium Craft Glue. Here’s what I came up with:

This is the fab sketch #187 I worked with:


Last set of Layouts from the Scrapbook Challenges Event

***Warning – This post is photo heavy*** In order to get the rest of the layouts from last month posted quickly so I can move onto this month’s reveal at Let’s Capture These Sketches, the last 4 layouts from last month are all in this one post.

I had a lot of fun working with this next sketch. I ended up rotating it 90 degrees and using 2 photos instead of 1. I also relocated the title to suit my layout. Here’s what I came up with for Sketch SS03:

I used the Pink Paislee Daily Junque line and used the patterned paper to create a nice scalloped border and the flower I pieced together. Fun line to work with. 😀 Here’s the fab sketch I got to use:

For the next one, I went CAS again. The sketch already was pretty clean, but I straightened out the wavy lines and added a bit flowers and glitter. Here’s my take on Sketch SS12:

For this one, I stuck with Crate Paper’s Emma’s Shoppe. The border punch is by Martha Stewart. I added stickles to my flowers. Here’s the sketch I worked with for this one:

Next up is a departure from my norm once again. One of my goals for this year is to scrap “real life” so not just the happy moments but real life stuff that happens. So, I scrapped about what happened this last Winter and how we found out Matthew had Lyme Disease. I used sketch SS07:

Simple Stories Destination papers and Life Documented stickers. G45 metal flower, paper flowers and brad. Maya Road trim and Pink Paislee green alphas. Here’s the sketch I used:

This last one I did for fun. The sketch looked really interesting and had a lot of possibilities, so I really liked working with it. I decided to go with Matthew being…well, Matthew! lol This super photogenic little guy poses for pics, but then when he’s had enough starts making funny faces. I guess he was quite distracted by the baby, cuz I managed to get tons of fab photos before he started sticking out his tongue and being goofy (normally it’s soon after the first pic). I scrapped most of the other photos, so I figured I might as well scrap this fun photo too. 😀 Here’s my take on Sketch SS14:

October Afternoon 5 and Dime papers, stickers and chipboard. Here’s the super fun sketch:


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