Got Milk? – DT Layout for Paper Secrets Feb Sketch Challenge and a Card Challenge

These are my last 2 dt projects to share for the Paper Secrets February Challenges. First is my take on Rochelle’s fabulous sketch. I went with a few bits of Webster’s Pages All About Me pp, trims and a journaling card. The bling and mask are by Prima. The fab alphas are “Cushies” by Pink Paislee. Here’s my take on her artsy/grungy sketch:

Christian was trying so hard to figure out how to get the milk out of that gallon jug. I really think he thought it was just one huge bottle just for him. 😀 I tried to get pics of him trying to drink from the lid and even trying to lick it, but missed those shots. We were all laughing so hard we didn’t stop him until he tried to walk off with that heavy container. lol

Rochelle’s fabulous sketch for the February Layout Sketch Challenge:

I’m still not very good at making cards, but I sure am trying! lol For my take on Joyce’s card sketch, I used Sassafras Paper Crush pp, stickers, alphas and flower. The twine is from the Twinery. I just added a bit of doodling with a black pen. Here’s what I came up with:

Here’s Joyce’s awesome sketch for the Card Sketch Challenge:

Hope you play along with the fabulous 5 February Challenges at Paper Secrets! There’s something for everyone! Kimmy is hosting our manufacturer/brand challenge and the featured manu is Basic Grey. Nicolle is hosting our color challenge and she’s selected black, white, pink and red for our palette. I’m hosting the vintage stash challenge (the challenge thread has 10 items listed…just use 5 out of the 10 items on your paper based projects). Rochelle is hosting the layout sketch challenge with a sketch she created herself. Joyce is hosting the card sketch challenge with her own sketch as well. 😀 Hope to see you in the PS forum!

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:


Paper Secrets December Challenges – Now Live

I can’t believe it’s December already! There’s so much happening this month! 😀 The five Paper Secrets December challenges are now live and ready for your fabulous entries! I’m going to break them up into 3 posts. Two posts today with 2 of the challenges featured on each and 1 tomorrow for the hop which starts on the Paper Secrets Store Blog. There will be giveaways and prizes, so don’t forget to stop back tomorrow! 😀

First we have a technique challenge hosted by Nicolle. Our challenge is to use distressing on your project. For my example, I’ve splattered ink, scraped and inked pp, fringed paper and curled paper for the banner:

Next, Kimmy’s Stash Challenge is to use scraps from a layout you’ve created to make another layout, card or project. I used the scraps from my example for Nicolle’s challenge to create a Christmas card. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials for my layout:

Lily Bee Picket Fence pp
Bazzill black cardstock
Bazzill White cardstock
Lily Bee Picket Fence Stickers
Tattered Angels Shimmer mist
Distress Ink
Epiphany bubble caps and buttons
Glass stone

Adhesives: Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Gemstone Glue


Epiphany Crafts punches

Materials for the card:

Lily Bee Picket Fence pp
Bazzill black cardstock
Lily Bee Christmas Town rubons


Helmar Premium Craft Glue

TFL! To play along with our December Challenges, CLICK HERE!

Tough Guy layout – August Helmar Sketch

Adhere in August with Helmar!”…that’s Helmar’s August challenge and it all starts with a wonderful sketch by Lydell Quin. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to go with something kinda grungy and there are these pics of Christian I’ve been wanting to scrap, but hadn’t found the right moment. This sketch was perfect for what I had in mind!

Helmar adhesives make creating a page you know will last, an absolute breeze. I used their adhesive runner for mounting the photos and for the larger circles. The smaller circles and strips for journaling were glued with the Acid Free Glue, and I used Gemstone glue for the cutie “dew drops.” Here’s my take on their fab sketch:


Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste pp
Cosmo Cricket chipboard
epiphany round 14 epoxy circles
Dew Drops by the Robin’s Nest
Teresa Collins Jamie’s Gems
Pink Paislee Cushies alphas
Making Memories mini alphas
acrylic paint
distress inks


Helmar adhesive runner
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Gemstone glue


epiphany round 14 punch
Making Memories circle punch

This is the fabulous sketch I used:

TFL! If you’d like to enter Helmar’s August challenge, CLICK HERE.

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