Wednesday, October 26, 2011

50 Ears - Sketch in Thyme

So the lighting is off a bit in this one but you can see the gold Mickey hat brads. In the scan they are totally wiped out and I want you to see just how cute they are! Heck, they even have the number 50 on them!

Anyway, this is another sketch from Sketches in Thyme. They are using this one to help choose some new Design Team members. I thought it would be fun to get back on a DT and get myself some scrapping deadlines! lol! I seem to work better that way. And it helps that I really love their sketches!

You can see the sketch, check out their DT call for yourself, and see the other great entries on their blog.

Products used:

Bo Bunny paper
Junkitz paper
American Craft brads
Scenic Route chipboard
QK font

oh, and I traced and cut out the "mickey hats" out of the glitter paper.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


This is another layout using Sketch Inspiration #236. Obviously I am getting a lot of 2 pagers done thanks to some recent sketches! I also seem to be having a love affair with grey these days.

Products used:
Kaiser Craft papers
Tim Holtz ink
QK die
Basic Grey chipboard

Discover History

Another Hawaii layout! So excited to get these done! This uses yet another sketch from Got Sketch Express. I love how many photos I can fit on this layout!

Products used:
Scrap Within Reach papers
Maya Road chipboard
Accent Depot brads
HS Ghost shape (star by title)
MM metal tag

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Polish Festival

This was a fun day! I am glad I was able to find fun colorful paper to scrap my photos. The layout is based on a sketch from Valerie Solomon.

Products used:
Kaiser Craft paper
Fiskars edge punch

A Trip to Space

I really had no clue what to title this layout! It is obvious where they were due to the name of the place in the photo, but I really like titles. This scanned really dark. Background cardstock is a dark blue, I think Bazzill Admiral. But, I like how the scan shows the colors in the patterned I didn't fool with it!

This layout uses the March 2011 kit from Scrapdango.
Products used in addition to the kit:
Scrapworks studs

Apple Hill 2008

Figured I needed to put a year there since I seem to do a layout of the same visit every year! Layout is based on a sketch from Got Sketch Express 2. She made it a single page sketch but I needed a 2 pager.

Products used:
KI Memories paper, chipboard, and stickers
American Craft ribbon and stickers
Fiskars edge punch

Say Cheese

We seem to gravitate to the same crazy things every year at the State Fair. This year it was a bunch of those silly photo cut-outs. The layout is based on a sketch from Got Sketch Express 2.

Products used:
Echo Park paper and stickers
Scenic Route chipboard
Junkitz ringz (is that what they were called?) and brads
Fiskars edge punch
American Craft brads

How the West Was Won

Gotta love those school plays! Funny how both Ryan and David did the same play but the photos came out completely different. This layout was for a challenge over at Scrapdango focusing on using paint and paper piecing or hand cut element. I pieced the hat and handcut the paint stamped letters in the title. I even hand journaled! Layout based on a sketch from the PageMaps sketch book.

Products used:
Flair Designs paper and stickers
Making Memories stamps and paint
Lasting Impressions buttons
felt star

Sweets for my Sweet

Aw! Ryan made Valentine's candy for his girlfriend. This layout is based on a sketch from Got Sketch Express 2. I love different ways to use three photos on a one pager! And yes, the layout does butt up against the right hand edge of the paper.

Products used:
Scrapworks paper
QK fonts
American Craft thickers
Heidi Swapp ghost shapes

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Operation Write Home World Cardmaking Day Bloghop

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Today I chose to join Operation Write Home to show my support for the men and women who have volunteered to serve our country. Whether they are serving state side or on foreign soil, they have put the protection of the United States and its citizens above their own needs....and sadly the needs of their families! For this reason I pray for them and their families, that they be reunited swiftly and safely. Thank you for being brave and strong and willing to do what so many are not!

For more information on the products or techniques used for this card, please see HERE and thank you for visiting me today!

Operation Write Home supplies handmade cards to soldiers to help them stay in contact with loved ones. If you would like help support their endeavor, please click on the Donate button to the left. To continue the Bloghop, please click on the button at the top of the blog.