Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Chasing Waterfalls...

Hi, All! I just have time for a quick post before I take the kiddos trick or treating. So I thoughtI'd share a layout that I've done for the Sketchabilities challenge #78. It's another awesome sketch designed by Karan Gerber. Here's the sketch we have to work with...
This sketch has so many possibilities, but I just wanted to keep it fairly simple and the focus on the photo. And this is what I came up with...

I know the sketch shows three photos, which I just didn't have on hand, so I used two pieces on patterned paper in place of two of the pics. For this layout I used Prima's Fairy Belle collection, a mix of Prima and Petallo flowers, Martha Stewart punches, and Dusty Attic chipboard.

Thanks for coming by!  I truly appreciate your time and comments! Hope everyone has a safe Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Welcome Fall

Good Morning! Today's reveal day again at Let's Get Sketchy! Since this is the 5th Monday of the month we are mixing things up just a bit. This week you are being challenged to lift a layout from one of the Design Team members that are posted today. For mine I lifted this beautiful layout done by Charlotte...
And this was what I came up with...

I decided to go with a fall theme. I couldn't wait to use these papers from Bo Bunny. For the background I used bubble wrap and Smooch "Pumpkin Spice".  In place of the doily I cut a piece of burlap into a circle. The flowers are a mix of Prima and Petaloo. And the berry branch I picked up at Michael's. The squirrel charm came from Hobby Lobby and is by Fairytales. The border punch I used is Martha Stewart's Vintage Floral. And the butterflies are from Angelica's etsy shop. Here's her link:  She has a bunch of gorgeous goodies.
I have a few close-ups...

Thanks for coming by! Please check out this week's challenge at LGS and consider playing along. You have until Nov. 4th to get it uploaded. Hope you have a terrific day!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Kelly Foster's Birthday Celebration Giveaway

Hi again, everyone! Over on Kelly Foster's blog she's celebrating her 26th birthday with an amazing giveaway full of fabulous goodies! She's an incredibly talented scrapbooker, just browse through her blog and you'll see what I mean. Please check out her blog using the link above to see how to enter. You won't be disappointed. Here's what you could win...
Good luck, everyone! And Happy Birthday, Kelly!

You Are A Wonderful Miracle

Good Morning! Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday! Today I wanted to share a page that I've done as my entry for the Round Robin at Flying Unicorn as well as the color challenge #14 at Color Me Scrappy . This is my first time joining in on a Round Robin and I have to say the anticipation and my nerves were killing me. I didn't know what to expect, I just knew that when it came to my turn I didn't want to disappoint my team. I'm so glad that when it was my turn it just clicked... I knew exactly what I wanted do for my page. It just fell into place thank goodness. I used Prima's Zephyr Collection pattern papers, trinkets, notecards, as well as the wood embellishments. I thought this line worked perfectly for the color challenge at Color Me Scrappy.

I distressed and inked all my layers. I also used Martha Stewart "Cherish" and "Vintage Floral" border punches on a couple of layers. There's also some masking with a Prima's "Poppies and Peonies" mask and gesso on the background and some layers. The flowers are a mixture of Manor House, Prima, and some I've had in my stash.

The chipboard I sponged a couple layers of gesso, then randomly stamped gold to give it a gilded kind of look. Then I glued seed beads randomly to give a little more texture and interest.

I threaded a strand of pearls through the pale yellow doily. The butterflies have yellow stickles to dress them up a little. Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share my page with you. I really appreciate your time and comments. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 22, 2012


Good morning, Everyone! Today I wanted to share the latest Let's Get Sketchy sketch which was revealed today. Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on this fun sketch designed by Tabitha Triplett:
For my page I distressed and inked the layers. I hand stitched around the punch work on the background layer. I used three different Martha Stewart punches. The circle I created with a stencil and molding paste that I inked with Stazon Olive green. The flowers are mostly from Prima, Petaloo, as well as K & Co. The leaves I made using Spellbinder's dies and my Sizzix Big Shot. The little resin bird sitting on the branch is from Prima. The butterflies are from Renea's etsy shop at And I have a few closeups to share...
I also did a little stamping with a Prima stamp and Stazon Timber brown ink pad.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it and your comments very much! For even more inspiration please stop by LGS and check out the beautiful creations the rest of the DT posted. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Father & Daughter

Hey guys. Hope everyone had a great weekend. Today is Monday and another sketch reveal at Let's Get Sketchy.  And here is the fabulous sketch...

And this is my take ...

For this page I chose the new Prima "Craftman" line and KaiserCraft's "Sears and son" Collection. They came in my Scraps of Darkness September kit. I love this picture of the two of them. My husband is really enjoying all the attention while pretending that he's not so she'll keep doing it.
Thanks so very much for stopping by. For even more inspiration head over to LGS and see  the other Design Team members' beautiful creations. And I hope you get the chance to jump in and play along with us. Have a great day!