Friday, February 28, 2014

Paper Loft Sketch #15

Happy Friday everyone!

I'm squeaking in under the wire to get this card submitted for the Paper Loft February Sketch Challenge.

I am really loving the colors and patterns of the papers in the Island Sun collection...and with the sun finally shining up here in the Northwest, this was a perfect pair for my sunny mood. I used the Tiny Floral templates from Kiwi Lane to cut the flower petals, and especially since there is a familiar pattern in one of the patterned papers to one of the templates, I really couldn't resist. Here is the result:

Here is the sketch that I flipped to accommodate a tiny sentiment (from the Star Prints stamp set from Papertrey Ink):

I hope that you have a wonderful, and hopefully sunny, weekend as well!
Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Simple Sketches #25

Hello everyone!

I hope that all of you had a lovely Valentine's Day! I'm pretty sure I'll be okay not eating any more chocolate for another day or two...maybe :)

I got to play with another fabulous sketch by Melissa Williams and created a layout of my sweet girl when she was still a baby (let's just say I'll just a wee bit behind in my scrapbooking...but who's really counting anyway, right?).

I used Alphabet Soup papers and die cuts from My Minds Eye, added a little hand stitched circles, and a few buttons.  These papers were the perfect compliment to the ladybug brush in the pictures, I couldn't resist.

Here is the sketch that is posted on Simple Sketches (I turned it around so I could use a horizontal pic instead of a vertical): 

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Simple Sketches #23

Hi everyone!

I can't believe that it is FEBRUARY! How on earth did the time fly by so quickly...sheesh! 

Melissa's sketch this week on Simple Sketches had me really excited to pull out items from my scrappy stash that I don't normally use very often for my layouts; washi tape, mists, and glitter. I have to admit, I kinda surprised myself and really love the outcome of this page since I don't consider myself a glitter girl.

I started by stamping this chicken wire image from my Distressed Backgrounds stamp from Close to My Heart with a glue pad and sprinkling gold glitter on a sheet of wood printed paper (from the Crate Paper Storyteller collection). I wanted to add a little extra shimmer, so I spritzed some colonial white cardstock with Ditto Green Glimmer mist (you can find these sprays at Michaels), then die cut a few circles from the sheet of paper. I layered gold washi, coordinating papers from Crate Paper and Paper Loft punched with Fiskars and EK Success boarder punches, and added alphabet stickers for the title.  It really think it's a great balance of sparkle and shine for me.

Here is the amazing sketch I followed:

Come play along with us and link your page to the linky in THIS post. We would love to see your creations.

Hope you have a wonderful Superbowl weekend and Happy Lunar New Year!