Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Oh Boy!

I just loved this sketch by Kristine Davidson of Creative Scrappers and had to get in on the last day of this month's contest!
Paper is Crate Paper "Baby Bee"
Brads are unknown
Distress ink is Tim Holtz "Broken China" & "Vintage Photo"
Heart punches are Martha Stewart
Border punch is EK Success
Letters are Sizzlits "Monkey Tails"

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Monday, August 30, 2010

ready? - go ! (Quinn on the move!)

Quinn does not like to crawl in the grass but found a way to get around!
Pictures taken 8.26.10 @ 9 months old.

Another awesome sketch by Liz Qualman
at My Little Sketch Blook!
I entered this layout for prompt 11 at Scrap That Baby. The prompt is to do a layout of a baby on the move!
The paper is by Pinecone Press Designs, letters are American Crafts Thickers painted with Color Box Cats Eye Ink, balance of product is unknown (from my stash!)

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

This Boy

This week I was one of the guest designers for Liz Qualman at My Little Sketch Blook. I really enjoy using her sketches and am honored to have been able to guest design for her.
The paper I used is from the Fancy Pants
"Like Father Like Son" line.
I made the monkey to match the one
on Jake's outfit and hat.
Liz's sketch had two photo's on it but this one of Jake is just so adorable, it had to take center stage!
Other than that, I stayed pretty true to the sketch.

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girls playing

I am so happy that Lizzie (dog) is so gentle with Quinn (baby). She does not try to grab the ball from her, but waits patiently for it to go astray! I just love the "expressions" Lizzie makes with her ears! These are two of my favorite girls and it makes me happy to see them playing together!
This sketch is by Kristy Dalman for Design Dollies.

Paper I used is: My Minds Eye "Everyday Tango"; Pink Paislee "Like Father Like Son/Little Tyke", "Bayberry Cottage/Trellis", "365 Degrees/Flip Notes". Distress Ink is Tim Holtz "Faded Jeans". Litter Stickers are Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type and American Crafts Remarks. Pink Rhinestones are by Paper Studio and Pink Brads are by Paper Wishes.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Star Spangled Sweeties

Yes, you've seen these photos before, but I want to make a layout for each of the kids' albums with this awesome picture of the Grands!
This layout is based on this sketch by Delfina at Thoughts2Paper and is entered in the Prompt # 13 challenge at Scrap That Baby which is to scrap a baby with a grandparent.
I used: Fancy Pants "KraftKuts/Ledger"; Pink Paislee "Reindeer Games" shaped paper; Basic Grey "Boxer" star elements, "Boxer" blue letters, "Eva" maroon letters; Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Vintage Photo", "Faded Jeans"; Sakura"Gelly Roll" glitter pen.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Birthday Card

I used this sketch for a birthday card challenge at Sketches4all
and I used the color scheme of Blue/Green/Cream at Design Dollies
The paper is My Minds Eye.

Guest Design spot

On Sunday August 29th I will have a guest design spot at
My Little Sketch Blook. Liz Qualman is an amazing sketch artist
and you will definitely want to check out her blog, see my design,
make a layout, and enter her monthly contest.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Brand New Friends - update - woo hoo! Winner of the August 18 Sketch Challenge at BoBunny!

This layout is about a wonderful little boy named Andrii who spent four weeks with my brother's family this summer. He lives in an orphanage in the Ukraine and came here through a mission group. He is such a sweet boy and we all fell in love with him. My brother and his wife hope to be able to keep contact with him and to help him, and maybe even bring him here again, when he is released from the orphanage at age 16. 

I entered the layout in a sketch challenge at BoBunny.
Sketch is by Rita Shimniok.
I used BoBunny's "Flower Child" line.
Floss is DMC #743; Brads are Paper Wishes;
letters are Cosmo Cricket tiny type
and BoBunny "Calypso"

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Design Dollies sketch

I just loved this weeks sketch on Design Dollies. It is by Kristy Dalman.
I used Patterned paper by Basic Grey from the Boxer line and the Granola line as well as from Crate Paper's zoom line. All of the elements are Basic Grey Boxer.

Design Dollies double

This week Design Dollies has an element challenge of "wave"
and a color challenge.

This Fancy Pants paper and transparency and the pictures of Zachary were perfect! I could have been more true to the color challenge by matting my photos in orange but I liked the red better with his towel and suit!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Beautiful Love

Look at these precious pictures of Robin and Jacob!
This layout entered in the sketch challenge at Imaginisce
The paper is Imaginisce "All Kinds of Happy" line.
The sketch is by the amazing Sarah de Guzman.
The base is DCWV cardstock sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pink Bubblegum and Waterslide.
Other product used: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; KaiserCraft Bling; Jenni Bowlin letter stickers; American Crafts Thickers and Making Memories paint.
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sweet Jake

This layout entered in a sketch challenge at Kaiser Craft
Sketch by Alison Hannah
Kaiser Craft items include:
Patterned paper, Pearls, and White rub-on
Other elements: Cardstock, DCWV; Distress Ink, Tim Holtz
Punches used: EK Success and Stampin' Up

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Bad cat being bad! (Quinn photo shoot)

Silly Goliath (aka bad cat) was playing behind the drape
that Sandy put up to take pictures of Quinn!

This layout is entered in
sketch challenge #115 at Creative Scrappers

Sketch is by Aphra Bolyer
Patterned Paper is Pink Paislee 365 degrees Daydream
Journal spots are Pink Paislee Flip Notes
Border is Basic Grey Ambrosia
Transparencies are Fancy Pants Label Flourish
Distress Ink is Tim Holtz Fired Brick
Letters are Basic Grey

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Close ups of bad cat ! (click on pic to zoom in)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Yankee Doodle Sweethearts!

This awesome picture is of my parents with their three great-grandchildren. The oldest is my great-niece Adah. My dad is holding my grand-daughter Quinn and my mom is holding my grandson Jacob.
This layout is based on a sketch from Sketchy Thursdays for their September Guest Design Team Challenge. I'll let you know if I'm one of the finalists!

You can click on any of the pictures to enlarge them, then click again to zoom in

Here are some close-ups, there is a lot of detail work with rub-ons

Patterned papers are by Pink Paislee and Basic Grey. Cardstock is DCWV. Rub-Ons are Basic Grey Boxer. Element Stickers are Pink Paislee Starlight and Basic Grey Boxer. Tiny Type is Cosmo Cricket. Distress Ink is Tim Holtz "Faded Jeans", "Fired Brick", and "Tea Dye". Corner punch is by Paper Shapers.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Jacob's birth announcement

This is Jacob's birth announcement.

All product is Fancy Pants "Little Sprout" line except the pearls which are Recollections.

Sketch is by Becky Fleck for Page Maps challenge.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

How awesome that my girls are best friends!

I did the "trifecta" at Design Dollies this week.
The element challenge is "friends".
The color challenge is "olive green, cream, and purple"
And to the left is the sketch.

It felt wonderful to get my scrap on after being off for vacation and I'm super happy with how this layout came out! You can click on it to zoom in and view it bigger but here is a close-up of the ribbon detail. I am entering this in The Scrap Room's challenge #31 which is to have "literal pop" on your page (i.e. big dimension)

Supply list: Tan paper: Bazzil Dot; Patterned paper, ribbon, letter stickers: Basic Grey "Green at Heart"; Journalling card: Fancy Pants; Felt bird and branch: Maya Road; Ink: Tim Holtz "Milled Lavender", Staz-On black; Pearls: Kaiser Craft (purple), Recollections (white); punches used: Martha Stewart butterflies, Fiskar's border (did you see all the pearls on the border?)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sketches 4 You August Card

I bought this beautiful new paper by Paper Loft at CKC Valley Forge the stamp is by Close to my Heart. I am starting my pile of holiday cards for Operation Write Home and this card sketch challenge at Sketches 4 You is perfect! Sketch is by Cherie Averill