Simply Beautiful – Layout and Card for Paper Secrets Challenges

Paper Secrets has 2 progressive challenges that I’m participating in one is a layout challenge (we’re on week 4) and the other is a card challenge (we’re on week 3). These are my takes on the 2 sketches. 😀 For the layout, I had to select 4 products and a technique from a given list to use on my project. I chose lace/trim, staples, shape punches, 3+ flowers, and distressing (ink splatters).

Materials:

Sassafras Sweetly Smitten pp
Sassafras Sweetly Smitten folies
MME Laundry Line diecut title
black india ink
trim from my stash

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zap Dots

The awesome pagemaps sketch we worked with for our week 4 challenge:

For the card, we needed to select 3 products and/or techniques. I selected 3 pp’s, a diecut (sticker that I cut into a ribbon shape) and stamping:

Materials:

MME Stella and Rose 6×6 pp
MME Stella and Rose trim
MME Stella and Rose diecut sticker
MME Stella and Rose stamp
Stazon ink
distress ink

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zap Dots

The fab pagemaps sketch we worked with:

TFL!

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I Adore You card for My Mind’s Eye blog challenge

Each month, My Mind’s Eye posts a card and a layout challenge on their blog with a shared theme to go with the sketches by Anam Stubbington. This month, the theme is “You.” After making 3 girly cards full of pink, I wanted to create a masculine one, so I decided to make Larry a Valentine using this challenge. Here is my take on this month’s card sketch:

Materials:

MME Stella & Rose Mabel 6×6 pp, MME S&R Mabel brads
MME S&R Mabel buttons
MME S&R Mabel diecut sticker
Twine from the Twinery
Distress Ink

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

This month’s fab sketch:

TFL!

Look Dada! Layout – Let’s Capture These Sketches #92

This week at Let’s Capture These Sketches, we had another gorgeous sketch by Ness to work with. I loved working with it and felt that a photo strip would be perfect for the layout. I chose a strip with Larry holding Christian. He was so fascinated by their image on the screen that he kept pointing to it and saying excitedly, “Look, Dada”! 😀

Here’s my take on the sketch:

Materials:

American Crafts cardstock
My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Hattie papers
MME Stella & Rose Hattie frame
MME Stella & Rose Hattie brads
MME Stella & Rose Hattie charm
Little Yellow Bicycle doilies
Maya Road chipboard alphas
Folk Art Acrylic Paint

Adhesives:

Helmar Adhesive Runner
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Zapdots
Helmar Liquid Scrapdots

Sketch by Ness:

If you’d like to enter your take on sketch #92, CLICK HERE. TFL!

He Just Can’t Sit Still – Layout for Pagemaps and Practical Scrappers

Last weekend, Larry and the kids went to a local mall to get some photo strips taken of them. I needed just one for a different project that will posted here late next week. That left me with 2 more strips, but I didn’t have any specific projects that required them. Rather than saving the 2 extras for a future project, I decided to use one right away. One of the two current pagemaps sketches seemed perfect. All I needed to do was turn it 90 degrees to the left.

Practical Scrappers has also been so kind as to post some of my work to their blog recently. Most recently, they posted one of my Crate Paper cards and a Bo Bunny layout (their blue post), so I decided to participate in their current Challenge Me Tuesday and combine it with this sketch. The PS challenge is to use wood grain papers. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Hattie papers
MME Stella & Rose Mabel papers
MME Hattie trims
DMC embroidery floss
Maya Road Sheers-A year to remember
Jillibean Soup journaling sprout
October Afternoon alpha stickers
Hero Arts trims
MME Stella & Rose Mabel layered chipboard sticker
Alcohol Ink
Distress Ink

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar adhesive runner

Tools:

Martha Stewart lace doily edge/border punch
Cutter Bee Bugs (punches holes to make hand-stitching easier)

Sketch by Pagemaps:

TFL!

If you’d like to play along with the Pagemaps sketch, click here: PageMaps

If you’d like to play along with the Practical Scrappers Challenge me Tuesday, click here: Practical Scrappers.

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