Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Scrap Our Stash - Sketch +3 challenge

This is the April Sketch +3 challenge over at Scrap Our Stash:

I scrapped a couple of photos of our new lab puppy, using papers from Jillibean Soup, kraft cardstock, and lined paper as my three list items. 

I really like Jillibean Soup papers, but unfortunately that means I tend to hoard them because I don't want to use them up, LOL!  Glad I got a chance to use up a few older sheets on this page!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Stuck?! Sketches - March sketch #1

I worked backwards this month, doing a page from the second  March Stuck?! sketch first, and then doing a page based on their first March sketch.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my page from the sketch.  I used some photos of my son and grandson from March of  last year, showing off their matching Monsters University shirts.  (You can never be too old or too young for Monsters University or Monsters Inc.!) 

The Monsters Inc. images are all from the Cricut Best of Pixar cartridge, using the print then cut option.  Papers are from MME and Scenic Route.  You still have a few days left to check out the March sketches at Stuck?! Sketches, so hope you have time to join in!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Stuck?! Sketches - March sketch #2


Here is the second sketch of March, over at Stuck?! Sketches.
Here's my layout from the sketch, with photos of my DGD having fun playing with inks and stamps.  She loves to craft!  And that's a very good thing!
I used a mix of Bella Blvd. and Authentique papers on this, along with some Hero Arts stamps and neon inks.
You can find both the March sketch challenges here at Stuck?! Sketches.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Scrap Our Stash Book challenge for March

This month's book challenge at Scrap Our Stash, is to use this book as your inspiration piece:

I was inspired by the colors, the pink frames, the banners, and the title font.  One other part of the challenge was to use gold embellishments or alphas on your page.  I used gold adhesive foil for the hearts on the banner, and then some gold glitter dots and sequins scattered on the page.

The font is DK Jambo, which is a free font similar to the one used on the book cover inspiration piece.  I used that font and my Cricut Explore to cut the title letters, and also used my Cricut for the banner and hearts.  Photos are of my DGD, who is the biggest ice cream lover I know, LOL!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Let's Get Sketchy - with some triangles this time

Here is March sketch #2 from Let's Get Sketchy.  Isn't it interesting, with all the triangles?

This is my take on the sketch, with photos of my grandkids.  It's funny.....when I want to take a photo of my DGD, she hides, but when I try to take a photo of her brother, she pops in for a photo bomb, LOL!

If you aren't familiar with the Let's Get Sketchy blog, this is a good month to check it out, because it's their 4th anniversary and they're celebrating with weekly giveaways!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Let's Get Sketch - February week #5 sketch


Let's Get Sketchy is celebrating their 4th birthday this month with some weekly prizes to go along with their sketch challenges.  Here's the sketch, along with the inspiration board for this week's challenge:

Here's my page from the sketch.  I used the pink/orange/blue/yellow/white color scheme from the inspiration board.
Be sure to check out the Let's Get Sketchy challenge blog this month to join in their birthday celebration!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Let's Get Sketchy - February Sketch #3

I played along with Let's Get Sketchy and their 3rd February sketch challenge.  This sketch is out of my comfort zone a bit, which is what challenges are all about sometimes, right?  Here is the sketch:
And here's my take on the sketch.   I've developed a tradition of taking a "shadow" picture during our motorcycle trips....I don't scrap all of them, but I like seeing these glimpses of ourselves on the road.   This one was taken on our way home from a long weekend trip to Michigan and back.  I used some stamps and a little washi tape to create the background.