Friday, September 26, 2014

Let's Get Sketchy Fall Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Let's Get Sketchy "Hello Fall" blog hop!  If you have arrived here from Jenessa's blog welcome to the hop!! If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then you can head back to the Let's Get Sketchy site to start at the beginning.  

The girls here at LGS are excited about the change in the season and thusly we are celebrating with a “Hello Fall” blog hop and giving away lots of daily prizes and a grand prize of a $25.00 gift voucher to Creative Embellishments.  To be eligible to win any of our hop prizes you will need to: 1. visit each designer’s blog, 2. leave some love on each of our design team’s blogs, and 3. follow each of their blogs. Each member of the DT will be sharing a Fall themed project for your inspiration.  To find out how to win our Grand Prize as well as lots of other giveaways, make sure you visit the LGS blog!

For your Fall inspiration I have created a layout using up some of my older Bo Bunny papers for the blog hop.
I can't wait to see your Fall creations! If you're a new follower to my blog please leave me your blog address in the comments and I'll follow you back. I also have a RAK that I'm offering to a follower from the U.S/Canada. If time allows I'll keep adding to it =) Hope you have a creative weekend!

And now you head on over to see what Connie has created for you.

Monday, September 22, 2014

On top of the world

Good morning and happy Monday all! It's time for a new sketch reveal at Let's Get Sketchy and I have my inspiration page based off the fabulous sketch to share with you.
For this page I used Prima's Cartographer range, mixing in a few things from my stash and some goodies from  Reneabouquets Etsy Shop such as the lace, Tim Holtz stencil (THS021), Tim Holtz texture paste, and of course the gorgeous butterflies. On the background I started by stamping with a few stamps here and there to add a bit of interest, then I added texture with the stencil/paste, and distressed the edges giving a few punches with the EK Swiss cheese punch. Then I went to work building up the layers under the photos using the Prima papers, Renea's lace, and some film strip. For the Dusty Attic flourish I simply inked it with Bronze ink then gave it a few light dabs of black.
And here's our fabulous sketch this week designed by Bev Code.
Now it's your turn! I can't wait to see your creations based off the sketch =) Remember to link your projects under the week 4 link. Have an awesome day!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Nautical mini album for Friday the Thirteenth

Hi there all! Today I have a chipboard mini that I've created for Friday the Thirteenth using their new collection Off Shore. 
 The last mini I created was about six years ago at a scrapbooking retreat so I'm a little rusty. However when I seen this collection I knew it would be great to create a mini about our last trip to Savannah. I've used some of the seashells from our trip in the album, now I've just got to gather the photos and the rest of the mementos. The chipboard helms and veneers anchors are from Creative Embellishments and everything else I found in my stash. I inked all the papers using Tim Holtz distress ink in Mahogany. Then I gave the layers a bit of stamping and stencil before adhering them.
 I've created a few journaling spots, memento pockets, and tags.
 To finish it off I dry brushed gesso in here and there throughout the album.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a peek! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Darling for Reneabouquets

Hi there everyone! Today I have a page that I created for Reneabouquets Etsy Shop using the ever so gorgeous Lipstick Kisses butterflies, lace, Tim Holtz layer stencil (THS018), Tim Holtz texture paste, and the love charm from the Romantic trinkets set. Be sure to check out her shop, she is constantly adding new items. And I've based my design around this gorgeous Dusty Attic Baroque chipboard frame and their Sept. sketch.
 I used some gorgeous papers from Bo Bunny's Madeline range. I started by going over my background with a Prima flourish stencil and Prima chalk ink in Pink and MS Merlot in random spots. Then I did a bit of random stamping and added texture using the Tim Holtz layering stencil (THS018) and Tim Holtz texture paste. Once that dried I distressed all my edges, pleating one side and tucking in a bit of lace, to create a pull back to tuck my tags in. I fussy cut the bird cage from the paper and popped a piece of cardboard under it for dimension. I matted the photo with distressed layers and a bit of lace, then adhered a piece of cardboard underneath. I wanted the photo to rest slightly over the pleated paper and the cardboard allowed the photo to still lay flat. And of course the added dimension was a bonus =)
I tucked one of Renea's Lipstick Kisses butterflies under the photo peeking out and the other in the flower cluster. For contrast I pulled the burgundy color from one of the tags and the very centers of the flowers on the background to use as the color on my chipboard and flowers. As a finishing touch I went around the page lightly dabbing gesso to add to the shabby feel.
Isn't the Infinity Love charm from Renea's shop lovely? 
And here's the beautiful  Dusty Attic sketch for Sept. that I based my page from, turning it counterclockwise.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have an awesome day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Meet me in Paris...

Good morning all! Here we are in the middle of September already can you believe it? It's flying by! A brand new sketch reveal has gone live at Colorful Creations and I have my inspiration page to share with you.
 Visiting Paris has been on my bucket list for a long time and inspired my layout. I've had the photo and chippie for a while so it felt good to finally used them =)
 I used Prima's Stationer' Desk range for my page. I did some random punching to my background, then gave it a few distressed "peeks" to show the paper underneath. I stamped all around the background then added some texture using a CW stencil and texture paste. I distressed all my layers for added texture and dimension. The flowers are a mix from Petaloo, Manor House, and my stash. I cut my lace into three sections and placed them under each cluster.
 For my chipboard Eiffel Tower piece I didn't want to lose all the detail it had so I simply gave it two coats of Cosmic Silver ink then went around the edges in black.
And here's our fabulous sketch that I've based my page from.
Now it's your turn and I'm really looking forward to seeing your creations! Thanks so much for stopping in! Have an awesome day!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

First reveal for Frosted Designs kits

Hi everyone! Today I have my first project using the September kit from the Frosted Designs Store. I have to say this kit is amazing! I created this quick page with a bit of mixed media background.
I started by distressing and randomly punching the edges with a border punch. I gave my background a light coat of gesso around the area I was placing my photo. Once that dried I inked the background using the Mix'd Media ink from the kit to add some color to the background. Then using the Tim Holtz stencil from the kit I added some more texture and interest. I love this stencil! It's my new fave =) I fussy cut some of the flowers from the Large Floral paper to tuck in my layers. The flowers just screamed to be cut out. I went along the edges with the brush pen from the kit to help give them definition.
 Have you ordered your kit yet? You will love it! Hope you have a creative day!
Products used from the Frosted Designs Store:  

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Not enough hours

Good Afternoon everyone! I'm thrilled to say I was asked to guest design for the 123 Challenge Blog this month. My task was to create a layout using this inspiration board.
Color: Khaki
Word: Emphasise
Technique: Hidden Journaling
And this is what I came up with.
I have used some of Bo Bunny's Timepiece range that I have been hoarding saving for forever. To start I've done some stamping around the edges and randomly surrounding my photo. Then I gave the background some splatters using white acrylic paint and a fan brush. I made a couple of tags from the papers to tuck under the photo, using the white tag for my journaling. Then I fussy cut a few of the pocket watches from the paper to tuck in my layers. I'm so happy that I had the vintage flourish lace in my stash, I think it mimics the flourishes in the paper really well. The metal clock pieces are from Prima. The metal buttons, flowers, twine, and lace are all from my stash. I love getting "the stash" used up and I'm really happy with the final result =)
Thanks so very much for coming by! Hope you have an amazing day!

Colorful Creations Design Team Call

Design Team Call!!!!

Hello everyone! Colorful Creations looking for a few new faces to add to our Design Team that are talented and creative scrappers.  We host bi-weekly sketch challenges with a few twists along the way.  You will be assigned to a team and will only have to complete one layout a month.

Your term would run Oct. 1st-April 1, 2015.

What is expected of our Design Team? 
  • Complete 1 project a month (you will be given challenges at least a month in advance). 
  • Comment WEEKLY on participants entries (this is a MUST, any DT member found not to be doing this will be IMMEDIATELY removed from the team)
  • Commit to a 6 month term (Beginning Oct. 1st-April 1, 2015)
  • Keep an active blog that is updated frequently and have a facebook account that you check daily so you are up to date on the Colorful Creations DT news and info.  
  • Post our challenge and your project on your blog on reveal day and link back to the CC Blog.
If you are interested and would like to be considered for a position then here is what you need to do:

1.  Create a layout from the sketch below using Fall colors:

2.  Post about the DT call on your blog along with your layout from the sketch
3. Send your application to, include the following in your application:

o   Name
o   DT Call in the subject line
o   Link to your blog address

4.  Become a new follower and spread the word about the blog!

No previous DT experience needed to apply.  

Call will be open until September 23rd and announcement made September 24th.   The first challenge will go live October 1.

I can't wait to see what you come up with!  International and digital scrappers ARE welcome to apply!

***This is an open call which means I have the right to end this call at any time I feel all positions have been filled

Good luck everyone!

Monday, September 8, 2014


Good afternoon all! I have a new layout to share with you today. I really loved the sketch for C'est Magnifique kits this month and couldn't wait to play along. Here's the page I created based off their sketch.
I used papers and flowers from Prima's Time Traveler range for this page, as well as a few flowers from my stash thrown in. For my background I've done some stamping and stenciling, then distressed my edges.
 I heat embossed the Dusty Attic chipboard flourishes using Stampendous embossing powder in Antique Gold then using a sponge and ink in Black Lightening I gave the pieces a bit more interest. I think it really added to the aged look I was trying to go for =)
 I added a few pearls and trinkets to my clusters, topping it off with a twine bow and butterfly. Then as a finishing touch I went around my page with a sponge and gesso, giving everything a bit more shabby feel.
And here's their beautiful sketch.
Thanks so much for dropping in and letting me share my page with you. I hope you have a delightful day!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Hi there all! I hope everyone got to enjoy the long weekend. Can you believe that it's September already? The kids are starting their fifth week of school, where does the time go? It's gone in a blink that's for sure.
Are you ready for a new sketch challenge? We have revealed our first fabulous sketch for Sept. at Stick It Down and here it is.
 And this is my inspiration page based off the sketch.
I started by giving the background a few random dabs of gesso using a sea sponge. While the gesso was drying I added splatter of acrylic paint in khaki and in white. After it dried I added my stamping using Glitz Design stamps and Prima chalk ink in dark bark. Once I had my tags, photos and embellishments in place I finished it up by adding a few more splatters.
Here are a couple close-ups. 

And now it's your turn and I'm really looking forward to seeing your projects based off the sketch. Thanks for taking the time to drop by, I truly appreciate it! Have an amazing day!