March Eight Layout for Sketchy Thursdays

I was so sad to hear that this is Sketchy Thursdays last sketch. 😦 When I first started scrapping online about a year and a half ago, Sketchy Thursdays was one of the first sketch sites I found. For a person who was very nervous about posting their work online, ST was a wonderful start. The owners and DT have always been so warm and encouraging and I’ve always appreciated their lovely comments. Upon hearing this, I knew I had to play along with their final sketch even though I’ve barely gotten any sleep in the last couple of days (stomach bug that started w/the baby, passed to me and now 2 of the other kids). Though it’s not my best work, I am glad I got to participate in their last challenge.

This pic is from Matthew’s 3rd birthday and was taken on a slide at Chuckie Cheese. The papers are older, Sassafras papers from Me Likey and Sweet Marmalade.

The wonderful final sketch 1.12:



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:


Little Dear layout – Crate Paper and Sketchy Thursdays

So far, this month has been filled with so many fab challenges that combining a few of them only comes naturally! This next project was particularly fun due to Sketchy Thursdays’ current sponsor for their 8.11 sketch. Paper Secrets is offering a $25 Gift Card to their store, so of course I had to play along! I decided to go with Crate Paper for the layout and they have a color challenge currently posted on their blog. The 3 color pallete of sand, khaki and denim blue was a bit challanging for me with the dual neutral and though blue is my fave color, the photo was so navy blue heavy, I didn’t want to add to much of it to my lo. However, we were able to add another neutral to the pallete (black, white or Kraft) which really helped me create a better blance in my project. Here’s what I came up with:


Crate Paper Neighborhood pp
Crate Paper Toy Box pp
CP Neighborhood diecut
CP Neighborhood diecut sticker
CP Toy Box diecut stickers
CP Toy Box alpha stickers
Making Memories brads
paper doily
Folk Art acrylic paint
DMC embroidery floss


Helmar adhesive runner


We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy

Here’s Sketchy Thursdays’ wonderful 8.11 sketch:


If you’d like to create your own layout based on sketch 8.11, CLICK HERE.

If you’d like to use Crate Paper products and the CP pallete for their challenge, CLICK HERE.