Daddy’s Girl – Pagemaps sketch challenge entry

Now that I’m getting back to scrapping, I really really need to use up my older stash. There are several collections in my stash that were already a few years old when I started scrapping, so my current goal is to use my oldest product whenever I can. 😀 For my take on the Pagemaps sketch that was posted on May 22nd, I decided to go with Delightful and Clothesline by Little Yellow Bicycle. They had the perfect shades of pink, purple and blue to go with the photos of my daughter w/her father that I wanted to scrap. I chose the bolder purple and pink to go with her backpack and a light blue that matches her shirt. I then added some old and newer embellies to update the overall look of my page.

Out of all the years our older boys went to school, then our younger two, this was the only year that Larry happened to have off from work and could come with me to drop the kids off for their first day of school. Madison was particularly excited by that as you can see by the expression on her face. She truly is her daddy’s little girl. 😀

Here’s what I came up with for the challenge:

This is the sketch I used:

Materials:

Little Yellow Bicycle papers
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements
Freckled Fawn wood hearts and heart clip
Prima Junkyard Findings zipper pull and camera shaped clip
Dusty Attic chipboard title piece
Queen & Co. bling
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze
white acrylic paint

Adhesives:

Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Scotch ATG
Helmar Acid Free glue

Tools:

Martha Stewart Around the Page punch

Thanks for looking! If you’d like to check out the challenge details, the fabulous WP prize or view the other entries, CLICK HERE.

Altered Canvas – Helmar December Challenge

Most Monday nights, Tracy hosts a Ustream show for Helmar and demonstates the different Helmar products. During this process, she’s also sharing a bit of herself, her favorite techniques and we all have a blast. Her vivacious personality and creativity have been an major inspiration to me in 2011 and I’m sure will continue to push me out of my comfort zone in 2012. 😀 For the Helmar December sketch challenge, I decided to create a canvas…my first…using Melody Ross pp and chipboard, watercolor crayons, Tattered Angels glimmer mists and glimmer glam and a touch of acrylic paint, along with some Helmar Decoupage paste and a few dabs of 450 Quick Dry. It’s an adaptation of a no-photo layout I’ll be posting here tomorrow. Here’s what I came up with based on the December sketch:

To see the awesome sketch by Lydell Quinn that I used for inspiraiton, CLICK HERE.

TFL!

Firefly Expressions dt Layout – Sketchy Thursdays Challenge entry

For this week’s feature on the Firefly Expression’s Blog, we were sent Dutch Girl papers and diecuts by Cosmo Cricket. After a quick comparison, Nicolle (my best scrappy bud and fellow dt member) and I realized that we were sent the exact same materials to create with. So, to shake things up a bit and make it a little more fun, we decided to use the same sketch too! Since we both love playing along with the Sketchy Thursdays challenges, their 10.27 sketch seemed a natural choice. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl papers
CC Dutch Girl Diecuts
Liquid Pearls
Stickles
twine from the twinery
Pink Paislee Old School Glitter Alphas
Distress Ink

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Acid Free Glue

Tools:

Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch

To check out Nicolle’s take on the sketch using the same materials, head over to the Firefly Expressions Blog.

To check out the fab 10.27 Sketch Challenge on Sketchy Thursdays, CLICK HERE.

For great deals on scrappy supplies, CLICK HERE.

Hangin’ With Dad – Layout for Creative Scrappers Sketch#154

Now that I’ve moved onto Christian’s photos and Father’s Day is getting ever closer, I figured I’d scrap one for Larry. He prefers that flowers in general stay on layouts that feature Madison (though he does think that some of my handmade flowers are okay for boy pages) and he rarely likes doilies on “boy” pages. He does like when I use ink, paint and scruff things up a bit, so I kept things simple and went with a little paint, a little tearing, a touch of inking and a bit of distressing. For this layout, I went with the Creative Scrappers sketch#154 posted on May 1, 2011. I stuck very close to the sketch on this one and kept it clean the way Larry prefers. 😀 Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Bo Bunny Midnight Frost 12×12 cardstock papers
BB Timepiece 12×12 papers
American Craft white cardstock
BB Timepiece dimensional sticker
BB diecut alpha stickers
Folk Art white acrylic paint
Distress Ink

Adhesives:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

Here’s the fabulous Creative Scrappers sketch I was working with:

TFL!

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