Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sketches In Thyme Challenge 42 ~ Team "B"

Good morning everyone!!  Today is my last day of work, :o)  and I won't lie to you, it's been a very stressful week!!!   At first I was a little scared, but now, I can't wait and I'm soooooooo excited to start this new phase of my life...  And I think Rick is just as excited as I am... Which makes it that much easier to do this!!!  Okay enough about me..... 
The real reason of this post is to let you know we have another awesome sketch over at Sketches In Thyme....

Our sketches this month are from PageMaps. Hope you enjoy the inspiration.
You can rotate, flip, or just use them as a starting point to create.

Be sure and check out the wonderful layouts from Team "B" , and then we would love to see what you come up with...  Be sure and upload your layout so you can be eligable for our wonderful prize...

Be sure and stop back by tomorrow for my Stuck On U Sketches reveal!!  Here's a sneak peek at it...

Looks like a lot of pink!! :o)
Have a wonderful day.... I know I will!!!!!  :o)
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Beach Babe ~ Sketches In Thyme

Hello everyone!!  Today we have an easy challenge over at Sketches In Thyme...  It's  open sketch week... and that means you can use any sketch you want to, just be sure you upload the sketch along with your layout!!!  This was a perfect opportunity for me to use another one of my sketches!!  I'm having a lot of fun designing these and if you like them feel free to use them, you can check 'em out under "my sketches" in the tool bar under my header...  Okay, nuff about that..  Here's the sketch I designed...

I decided to use some photos of little GD Savannah taken back on July 8, 2008, right before she turned 3 years old.  She has always loved cowboy hats, and I thought these were just precious...  

 Here are a few close ups... 

Here you can see the prima flowers and leaves layered over the Sizzix Tim Holtz Die.. And you can see a little of the distressed edges...

Another Prima Flower and leaves, sticker litters, Ribbon, a Basic Grey Stitched Brad, Cuttlebug Floral Borders, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants (under small photos), and finally more distressing!!!

Here is my cute umbrella I cut from Life is a Beach Cricut Cartridge, added lace and more Cuttlebug Floral Borders, Sun Glasses sticker, SU spiral paper punch, Metal butterfly (jewelry from Hobby Lobby), and more distressing..

Sketches In Thyme ~ Open Sketch Challenge  (I'm using my sketch)
Crafts and Me Challenge ~ Anything goes
Flutter By Wednesday ~ Open but you must use a butterfly, angel or fairy on your project.
Little Red Wagon ~ Butterflies
Paper Play Challenge ~ Distressing
The Paper Variety ~ Tic-Tac-Toe  (I used 2+ flowers, spring colors, and scallops)

Here's my list of scrappy things I used on this sketch..
SU Basic Black CS
Basic Grey Curio - Camelia
Scribble Scrabble ~ Simply Stylish Collection
SU Cameo Coral CS
Cuttlebug Floral Borders
Cricut Cartridge ~ Life is a Beach
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants
Prima Flowers
Prima Leaves
Butterfly ~ Jewelry (Hobby Lobby)
SU Spiral hole punch
Basic Grey Stitched Brads

Be sure and check out the other wonderful layouts from the other Design Team Members...  We have a wonderful prize this month from Pizzazz Aplenty,

 but remember you have to play to win...
Thanks for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Little Man of Mischief

  I can't believe I have another layout to share with you today!!  Since I had the day off I just decided to do something that's not for any of the design teams, but just for me... I haven't done that in a looong time...  I had this BoBunny paper out on my counter and really wanted to use it with these sweet photos of Colten taken at daycare...  So I went on over to the BoBunny challenge site to see what was going on over there, and decided to play along with their Layout Challenge Friday.. This is my take on using their sketch... 

Here are a few close ups...
Here you can see the BoBunny Chunky Charms Chipboard pieces and the Tim Holtz idea-ology Sprocket Gears and decorative brad.

Here is a key from Explore by Traditions.. You can also see that I stamped on the one of the layers and that I ran the strips through the crimper.  I also cut the frame off of the Cambridge Crown Die Cut piece..

And finally here is one of the gorgeous Petaloo Flowers I won from Jane over at Scossie Jane!!  Thank you soooo much sweet Jane!!!  I love 'em..  So blue and so beautiful!!!!

All of the paper on this layout is from BoBunny..
Cambridge Chess
Cambridge Cobalt
Cambridge Post
Cambridge Crown Die Cut
Mama-Razzie Tabloid
BoBunny Chunky Charms Chipboard
Petaloo Mini Magnolia ~ Deep Blue
Webster's Trim
Brown Decorative Trim
Explore by Traditions ~ Key
Tim Holtz idea-ology ~ Sprocket Gears
Decorative Brad
Sticker Letters
SU Close to Navy Ink
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink

Here are a few challenges this will qualify for...
 BoBunny - Sketch
Nerdy girls - Inspiration collage (I was inspired by the bright blue... my flower)

Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful week!!
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Grandma's Little Knuckle Heads ~ Sketch Along Tuesday--Frosted Designs

Hi everyone!!  It's time for another Sketch Along Tuesday over at Frosted Designs and this time we have an awesome sketch from Diana using multiple photos!  So, for those of you who love to scrap more than 1 photo at a time, this one's for you!!!!
Here it is...

Here are a few close ups of my layout...
Here is a little embellishment that I picked up at Hobby Lobby... He is layered over a few leaves that I fussy cut from the background paper.  You can also see some of the MS Deco Fan Border punched edges, some of the lace,  Webster's Trim, and some of the small stick on letters..

Here are some of the Spellbinders Leaves that are sponged with ink to show their beautiful detail.  A journaling tag, MS Deco Fan Border,   Lace,  and Webster's Trim..

Here I crossed out $4.00 and added the little sticker pumpkin and wrote "priceless" on it..  More Spellbinders Leaves, MS Deco Fan Border,  and stick on letters.

Here you can see some embossing I did on one of the tags...  It reads.. "Each day brings a harvest of new beginnings"  I also used Inkssentials White Gel Pen around the edges..  MS Deco Fan Border and Corner Punch, Sticker Letters, Spellbinders Leaves.

Here are a few challenges this layout will qualify for..
Paper Cutz Challenge -- Your Choice
Tuesday Throwdown ~ Anything but a card..

Here is a list of scrappy things I used on this layout...
SU Bravo Burgundy CS
The Paper Studio ~ Fall Leaves
SU Always Artichoke CS
SU Very Vanilla CS sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
MS Deco Fan Border and Corner Punch
Webster's Trim
Spellbinders Leaves
Sticker Letters
Inkssentials White Gel Pen

Please check out the other Design Team's layouts...  And then, we hope we have inspired you to play along with us...  You have 2 weeks to upload your layout, and we are playing for a wonderful prize this month.  You still have a chance to win,  each time you play you have one chance, so the more challenges you do the more chances you have to win it...  Here's what you're playing for..  A yummy kit from Sweet Peach Crop Shop... 

Thanks for dropping by!!
Be sure and stop back by Thursday for my layout for the new Sketches In Thyme sketch...
Here's a sneak peek!!

Have a wonderful week!!!
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Friday, March 18, 2011

Daisy Troop 899 ~ Stuck On U Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone!!!  Happy Friday!!  It's time for another fun and fabulous sketch challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches!!  Here is this weeks sketch...

I had a lot of fun with this sketch...
Here are a few close up of my layout..
Here you can see a portion of my stenciling under the Spellbinders - Shapeabilities--Fair Isle Pendant which I used Adirondack Acrylic Paint ~ Gold and some of the embroidering I did.  I have not done that in ages, but I actually had a lot of fun... The butterfly is a sticker with alittle bling swirl added under it...
Here you can see the flower cluster over the MS Deep Edge Daisy Fan Punched piece, and also see another butterfly sticker...

More embroidery work... I did a lot of French Knots!!

Here you can see layers of lace with the punched MS layer between them and another sticker butterfly..

Here are a few challenges this layout qualifies for..
Anything Goes ~ Die Cuts
Charisma Cardz ~ To Die For
Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Triple Tastic (3 photos) & 3 Sticker Butterflies

Here is a list of scrappy things I used on this layout...
SU Bravo Burgundy CS
Prima~ Pastiche Collection ~ Seaside
SU More Mustard CS
Spellbinders Shapeabilities ~ Fair Isle Pendant
MS Deep Edge Daisy Fan Border Punch
MS Deco Fan Border Punch
Prima Flower Cluster
Butterfly Stickers
Prima Say It In Pearls
Adirondack Acrylic Paint ~ Gold

Be sure and check out the amazing layouts from the Design Team.  And we have a surprise for you this week.....  We have a wonderful prize donated by Generations Crafting
 Be sure and check out the details over at Stuck On U Sketches!!

Thanks for dropping by..
Stop back by anytime..  Would love to hear from you!! 
Have a wonderful weekend!!! 
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Challenge over at Sketches In Thyme!

Hi everyone, it's time for another fun sketch challenge over at Sketches In Thyme.   The sketches for this month are from PageMaps. We hope you enjoy the inspiration and play along with us.  Remember you can rotate, flip, or just use them as a starting point to create.   Team B will be showing you their interpretation of this wonderful sketch this week.....

You will be playing for this great prize from Pizzazz Aplenty.

Please check out the amazing layouts the Design Team came up with...
 here is a sneak peak of my layout for tomorrows SOUS Sketch Challenge...
Be sure and drop back by tomorrow to see the whole layout!!!

Thanks for dropping by!
Have a wonderful day!!!
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thank You Card

Hi everyone, here is a card I made for my husband to give to his boss...  I am really pretty rusty making cards...  I guess I made so many when I first started scrapping that I burned myself out...  Anyway, I hope you like it!!

Scrappy list of things I used on this card....
SU Night of Navy CS
SU Really Red CS
TPC Studio Heartfelt Travel ~ Postcards
SU Whisper White
Spellbinders ~ Labels Four
Heartfelt Creations Stamp
Inkssentials White Gel Pen
Sheer Dot Ribbon
White EP
SU Oval Punch
Prima Flower

Thanks for dropping by and be sure and come back Friday for my SOUS reveal..
Have a wonderful day!!
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Zach at 3 months ~ Sketches In Thyme

Good morning everyone!!!  It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Sketches In Thyme sketch challenge!!    This weeks sketch is by PageMaps  and I really tried to follow it, but I wandered just a little bit...  I really wanted to show off this beautiful WP paper..  Remember, our sketch is for inspiration and/or a starting point...  Here's the original sketch...
I told you I wandered just a bit... lol..  I wanted to use some more of my beautiful WP papers...  It's really hard for me to design with... and I don't really know why, they are just soo beautiful...  Anyway I used the Lullaby Lane Vellum over SU Very Vanilla CS so you can see all of the details on the paper... 
Here are a few close ups..
The butterfly and lace are fussy cut from BG Curio and I embossed the butterfly.  You can also see the My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found Brad and Webster's Trim.

Here is the Dusty Attic ~ Small Vine Flourish, and you can see part of the MS Rings Border and Corner punched frame and Spellbinders ~ Fair Isle Pendants frame...

Here are the Webster's Bloomers with Creative Charm-antique gold brad, Lace, Prima Flutter Vine and Prima Flowers..

Here is the scrappy list of things I used on this layout..
SU Chocolate Chip CS
SU Very Vanilla CS
Webster's Pages ~ Lullaby Lane - Vellum
SU Thoroughly Modern DSP
My Mind's Eye Scrap
SU Sage Shadow CS
Thickers ~ Chit Chat
Webster's Trim
Prima Flutter Vine
Prima ~ Symphony Blend - Amoroso Pink
My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found Brads - Red
Dusty Attic ~ Vine Flourish small
Tim Holtz ~ Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Webster's Bloomers
MS ~ Rings Border & Corner Punch
Butterfly fussy cut from BG Curio
Creative Charms ~ Vintage accents - antique gold brad
Spellbinders ~ Fair Isle Pendants diecut

Be sure and check out what the other DT Members created... And then I would love to see your interpritation of our sketch!!  Be sure and upload it so we can see it, and so to have a chance to win our March prize... Remember the more challenges you play the more chances you have to win this wonderful prize from Pizzazz Aplenty...
Thanks so much for dropping by.. 
And be sure and drop back by anytime...

I also want to tell you all about the  6" x 6" "Family" Mini Album Swap that is going on right now over at Stuck On U Sketches... If you are interested in joining, or just want to make one for yourself... go check out the details...  It will be lots of fun!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

There's Magic in Believing ~ Sketch Along Tuesday at Frosted Designs

Hi everyone!! It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another challenge over at Sketch Along Tuesday at Frosted Designs..  This weeks sketch is from Team Member Diana  and here's her wonderful sketch..
I was going to use the one photo in the middle and flank it on both sides with PP, but it didn't quite work out that way...  I decided to move the photo more over to one side and then add the extra WP paper...  Remember, you don't have to copy it verbatim..  take it and make it your own...  the only rule is have fun!!!!  And I had a lot of fun with this one...
I have been trying to use my Webster's Pages... I have the older collections, but just too scared to use them....  They are so beautiful and for me it's a challenge to scrap a layout and still be able to see the beautiful design...   But I will not buy any of the new ones until I use up some of the old...   
Here are a few close ups...

  Here you can see the Webster's Designer Trim, the Webster's Vellum & Diecut 6x6 ~ Sweet Season, and the Prima Say It In Pearls....

Here is a tag I made using the Webster's Vellum & Diecut 6x6 Sweet Season, and more of the Webster's Designer Trim...

Here are the Webster's Bloomers with Recollections Gemstone Brads, Webster's Designer Trim, Webster's Pages Holidays & Wings Die Cut Stickers, and Queen & Company Pearls...

Here I fussy cut the little deer and popped it over the Webster's Designer Trim, more Prima Say It In Pearls and some stick on letters...

Here are a few challenges this layout will qualify for....
Alphabet Challenge ~ R for Ribbon

Here is a list of scrappy things I used...
Webster's Pages ~ Home For The Holidays ~ Wish Upon A Star (front & back)
Webster's Pages ~ Home For the Holidays ~ Christmas Sky
Webster's Vellum Diecut 6 x 6 kit ~ Sweet Season
Webster's Pages Holidays & Wings Diecut Stickers
Webster's Bloomers
Webster's Designer Trim
Prima Say It In Pearls
Recollections Gemstone Brads
Queen & Co. Pearls
Sticker Letters
Stickles ~ Crystal

If you haven't been over to Frosted Designs lately, you have to go and check out the new design team members.... We have got some amazing talent on all three teams..  After you check out what the Sketch team did, we would love for you to join us...  Be sure and upload your layout for a chance to win the March prize...  This months sponsor is Sweet Peach Crop Shop and this is one of their fantastic kits...

Thanks for dropping by!!
Be sure and come back anytime!!!
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Friday, March 4, 2011

A Smile that stops time ~ Stuck On U Sketches ~ A Top 3 over at CES Challenge!!

Hi everyone!! Happy Friday!  It's time for another wonderful sketch challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches and it's a beauty!! And we have a special Guest Designer this week, be sure and check that out!!  Most of you will know her from the earlier days here at SOUS... I bet you already know who it is?!!!
Okay here's the beautiful sketch... 

I had a lot of fun using this one..... I decided to pull out the Webster's Pages!!  Here are a few close ups!

Here is a piece of Dusty Attic painted with crackle paint, Prima flowers, vine, and pearls.  You can also see part of the Hambly's Screen Print (hand silk), under the photo.

Here is a hair barrette that I took the clasp off, netting, and chipboard butterfly.  The little green heart was from one of my swirlydoos kits.

Chipboard glitter letters, another hair barrette and some more of that fun netting..

A petaloo flower, prima leaves, prima pearls and a Tim Holtz Ideology clock.  You can also see my journaling tag.

Here are a few challenges this layout qualifies for:
CES Challenge ~ Flowers & Flutterby's
Colour Create Challenge ~ Fruit (I chose ~ Apple/Kiwi, Papaya, Seeds, Pineapple)
Creative Inspirations ~ In The Garden
Cute Card Thursday ~ Signs of Spring
DYSU Challenge ~ Just Green it
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge ~ Spring into action
Flutter By Wednesday ~ Open with angel/butterfly/fairy
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Spring is in the air
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Spring Flowers
ScrapFIT ~ Glitter and Glam
Fun at Fairy Knoll ~ Think Spring
Punky Scraps ~ Recipe - Distressing; Misting; Black & White Photo; Flowers; Something that Sparkles - you are to use 3 of the 5 things listed...  I used B&W Photo, Flower(s) and Something that Sparkles (The word Time)

Here is a list of scrappy things I used..
SU Only Orange CS
Webster's Pages ~ Lullaby Lane
Core Color coredinations ~ Green and Orange
Hambly Screen Prints ~ Hand Silk-screened Old Lace
Dusty Attic Frame
Prima Vina
Prima Flowers
Petaloo Flowers
Prima Leaves
Prima Say It In Pearls
Tim Holtz Ideology
Hair Barrettes
Stick on Letters
I also want to remind you about out tips/tutorial that we have every other Friday... Last week Nanne shared with us "How to make hand made chipboard letters".  If you missed it please go here...  You may never need to buy any more or those stick on letters again...
Now I know you can't wait to get started on your own layout using this beautiful sketch, but before you do, you've got to check out what the design team created..  So much inspiration...  And remember to upload your project so we can all see it....
Thanks for dropping by and come back anytime!!
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