Monday, January 30, 2012

Got Sketch #132

Got Sketch #132 is brilliant - it is quick to assemble, uber versatile and can be rotated in any direction! I love it!!!

My "Just Cuz" layout is below-

Supplies:  Bazzill (cardstock); Authentique (pattern paper); Prima (canvas); Heidi Swapp (gem oval); Tattered Angels (glimmer mist); American Crafts (alphas); EK Success (border punch); Kaisercraft (pearsl)

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Got Sketch #126

Got Sketch #126 is fabulous - it really pushed me out of my comfort zone. I am a person who is seriously addicted to pattern paper. Knowing I needed to keep my pattern paper quantities at a minimum had a me momentarily paralyzed. This sketch made me think of how I construct my layouts; I learned alot about my creative methods in the process.

My sketch interpretations are below.

Supplies:  Close to my Heart (blue and white cardstock); Bazzill (brown cardstock); Little Yellow Bicycle (pattern paper, fabric banner, fabric border, chipboard accents), American Crafts (alphas); ribbon; Kaisercraft (pearls)

Supplies:  Close to my Heart (cardstock); Urban Lily (pattern paper); twine (May Arts); American Crafts (alphas, pen); WRMK (corner chomper); Kaisercraft (pearls)

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wow! Another 2-Pager!

These days my scrappy time is limited; consequently I infrequently create 2-pagers. I know, I know, not a great excuse but I have no idea why I do not pick create alot of 2-pagers???

Having said that, Valerie Salmon of Got Sketch whipped up this fantastic 2-page sketch that I absolutely could not resist interpreting.

Supplies:  Close to my Heart (purple cardstock); BasicGrey (pattern paper, chipboard accents, chipboard alphas, die cut stickers, rub ons); stitching

Hope you like it!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Smash Books

I love Smash books and have been smashing alot these past few months! Let's face it, I love all the doodads that coordinate with the books, the dual adhesive pen, the funky pages of the notebook...and that I finally have a home for all my memorabilia!

All of my Smash supplies come from Scrap Shotz - Sandy is a dream to work with and buy all my supplies from - her customer service is fantastic!

Here is an excerpt of my Smash book!

Thanks for letting me share - and please let me know if you smash too!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Got Sketch #122

I wanted to share my interpretation of Sketch #122 from Valerie Salmon. It was a challenge for me but once I got going, everything just fell into place.

Supplies: Close to my Heart (cardstock); BoBunny (pattern paper, conversation bubbles, alphas, die cuts); WRMK (chomper)

Thanks for dropping by and letting me share!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Scrapbooks etc. - Got Sketch Lucky #13

I was very fortunate to participate in Valerie Salmon's Lucky #13 sketch for Scrapbooks etc. You can find the blog post here.

This is the sketch -

Val 1

Isn't it just darling? I thought so too and I was excited to scrap it the minute Valerie posted it for the team. This layout was posted on the Scrapbooks etc. blog.

Supplies:  Pink Paislee (pattern paper, rhinestone); Prima (gems, alphas "Just be"); American Crafts (pen for stitching, alphas for "natural"); WRMK (chomper)

A couple of close-ups...

Well, I loved the sketch so much I decided to make another version of I rotated the sketch and created this...

Supplies:  Bazzill (cardstock); Simple Stories (pattern paper, die cut stickers, alphas); WRMK (chomper); stitching; Versamagic (liquid chalk)

Here is a close-up of the die cut stickers collage-

Thanks for dropping by and letting me share!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Got Sketch #137

It has been awhile since I have whipped up a 2-pager but this sketch from Valerie Salmon inspired me to step outside of my box!

Supplies:  Close to my Heart (white and royal blue cardstock); Echo Park (pattern paper, die cut stickers, alphas);  EK Success (border punch); stitching

And a couple of close-ups...

Please go to Valerie Salmon's blog to see what my Team Members created with her sketch!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hollydaze with Got Sketch!

Have you started scrapping your Christmas vacation photos? Well, I haven't started either; these photos were taken 2 years ago - yikes! However I used a fabulous Scrap Shotz December monthly kit and a Valerie Salmon (Got Sketch?) sketch, specifically Sketch #104 and whipped this up in under an hour! Can you believe it? I could not either!

Supplies:  Bazzill (cardstock); Simple Stories (pattern paper, die cut stickers, alphas, mini alphas); May Arts (twine); Close to my Heart (red gems): Versamagic (chalk ink); Copic (black spica)

To add texture and dimension, I raised the photos and some of the pattern paper circles. As well, I "decorated" the die cut sticker trees.

Close-ups of the layout...

Thanks for letting me share!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Madison!

Hard to believe that 12 years ago, Madison came into this world as a scrawny feisty babe! But she did and has kept me on my toes ever since!

Happy Birthday Madison - enjoy your final year before teen-dom (yikes!)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Lucky Me and Nikki Sivils!

 I am thrilled to share my Nikki Sivils Guest Designer projects with you! Nikki Sivils' collections are fabulously versatile, the colours are striking and each collection is filled to the brim.

Here are my projects using Get Well Soon.

A Get Well soon kit...

And here are my projects using Gingerbread Lane.

A gift bag with fun!

 A layout of the traditional gingerbread house/train..

A mini December Daily for the girls...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Is it really true? That 2012 is literally just hours away??? Gosh, just as I am getting into my groove in 2011, the year changes!!!

Let me say thank you for dropping by - it makes my day! And that I wish you all a wonderful 2012!

I hope your Christmas was wonderful and that you all celebrate safely tonight!

Here is a picture of my girls just a few days before Christmas...I won't even tell you how many shots it took to get this shot...LOL!

Happy Happy New Year!!!