So in Love with You – Layout Creative Scrappers sketch #193 and PS Color Challenge

This month at the Paper Secrets Forum, Nicolle is hosting the February Color Challenge and selected a black, white, pink and red color combo. For my DT example for the challenge, I combined her palette with the fabulous sketch #193 at Creative Scrappers. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Echo Park Be Mine pp
EP Be Mine sticker
Teresa Collins Notations diecut
Lace and ribbon from my stash
Prima flowers (the larger pink ones)
Prima bling
Flowers from Paper Secrets (the smaller white ones)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Doily from my stash
Cameo
Brads from my stash

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

The fabulous sketch #193 I used for this layout:

TFL!

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3 months Layout – My Creative Sketches

My Creative Sketches is having an awesome contest full of prizes and fab sketches. Each month for 3 months, they’re posting a new sketch to create with and selecting 3 winners for 3 prizes each month (one chosen by the dt and 2 random). Then at the end, everyone who completes all 3 sketches is entered into a random drawing for the grand prize which is…3 Month Subscription to their Limited Edition Kit!!! Amazing, right? Here’s my take on Sketch #2 of the contest:

Materials:

Bazzill cardstock
Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology pp
Pink Paislee Cushies alphas
Glitz Vintage Blue epoxy sticker
Gesso
Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist
Distress Ink
Glass and acetate “Dew Drops”
Gauze

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Gemstone Glue

Tools:

Prima mask

The fab sketch I used for this layout:

My take on sketch #1 can be found on my blog HERE.

You can post your entry for Sketch #2 HERE. If you missed sketches 1 or 2, no worries, you can enter the challenge for sketch #3 and are still elligible for the grand prize IF you follow their instructions listed in the contest details.

Scrapbook Challenges Layouts – First Post on the New Blog

Sorry I’m a little late posting these. Since I was working on transfering content from my previous blog to this one, I wasn’t trying to add new posts in the interim, so my next few posts are just to catch up.

Scrapbook Challenges hosted a really fun Sizzling Summer event last month. It started with the Seasons of Change Hop On that I posted about previously then continued with 15 different sketches posted through the month (one new one each day M-F, then you had the last week to catch up on any sketches you missed). Though I didn’t do them all, I did have a lot of fun playing along and finished the month long event completing 8 of the 15 additional sketches. Below are 2 very different lo’s I created using very different styles. They were the first 2 I completed for the event.

This one really challenging for me since I don’t typically doodle on my layouts and Nat’s style is very unique. I was very inspired by her sketch and example (she was even nice enought to include a tutoral on how she created hers!) and loved working beyond my comfort zone. Thanks Nat! Here’s what I came up with:

If you have any questions about what materials were used, I’d be more than happy to let you know, just contact me with any questions. The bg paper is MME Stella & Rose, the tissue paper is 7 gypsies, the frame is Webster’s Pages, the drops I used for rain are by Robin’s Nest. All adhesives were by Helmar. Here’s the sketch it was based on:

I went very CAS (clean and simple) for the next one:

Again, since I’m posting something I created weeks ago, I’m not including a full materials list, but if you have any questions, I’m easy to contact. 😀 The papers and embellies are Teresa Collins Sports Edition II, I used an Epiphany punch and epoxy circle for the baseball embellie. All adhesives were by Helmar. The 450 Quick Dry made it a breeze to attach that bit of mesh trim on the photo, btw! 😀 Here’s the sketch my layout was based on:

Over the next couple of days, I’ll be posting 6 more layouts based on the Scrapbook Challenges sketches from last month. TFL!

Hurry! Hop on, Mom – Layout

For this layout I combined the July color challenge (with a twist) on Paper Secrets with a gorgeous sketch#88 by Ness on Let’s Capture These Sketches.

Be sure to stop by these great sites for some fun and inspiring challenges! Let’s Capture These Sketches features a new card and layout sketch each week. Card sketches are usually posted on Fridays and Layout sketches are posted on Saturday. Hope you stop by and play along! Paper Secrets features 4 new monthly challenges which are posted on the 1st of every month and all entries are due by the end of the month. This month, we have a color challenge, a manufacturer challenge, a card sketch and a layout sketch! Each completed project that is posted to the gallery gives you one entry for the monthly prize…a $25 gift certificate to the PS store!

These photos are from when Matthew was 2 and Madison was 3. They were pretending that the Earth was melting and they built a rocket ship to the moon. Surrounded by these toys…their space craft…they urgently yelled for me to hop on before it’s too late! I teasingly told them that there wasn’t any room, so Matthew frantically tried to grab and shift some objects to make room, not realizing that all he was doing was making it more cramped. He soon gave up. If you look closely at their faces, you can tell Madison didn’t find my teasing so amusing especially when Matthew gives up his expansion efforts and I tell them, well, I guess I have to stay here and fry. lol

Materials:

October Afternoon Rocket Age 12×12 cardstock papers
OA Rocket Age chipboard sticker
OA Rocket Age Miscellany
OA Rocket Age diecut stickers
Stickles
Webster’s Pages Storytellers Alphas
Inkssentials White opaque pen

Adhesives:

Helmar Adhesive runner

TFL!

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