Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Big Fish !!!


I've had these pictures of my granddaughter for a couple of months but hadn't found a sketch to use with them.    But today I saw the sketch at  "ELLE'S STUDIO"    It's perfect for two pictures.  
I just had to rotate it to go with my vertical pictures.   But I think it worked fine that way.
My background paper is from Elle's - Little Moment Collection  and the center green graph paper is
from Elle's - Penelope collection.  The strip with the arrows and hearts is the tear strip from the
green paper.   I love it when I can make that extra strip work on a layout.   No waste there.

Here is the sketch and the link to  "ELLE'S STUDIO"


Monday, May 22, 2017

Sketch N Scrap Card



I'm determined this month to make all of the  May challenges at   "SKETCH-N-SCRAP"
along with the challenges for their Birthday Bash.   So far I'm keeping up.

This card was for their card sketch #98 that was revealed on the 20th.  You have till the end of the month to enter.

I like the simplicity of this card and stamped image so decided to keep my card base white and not to add a sentiment.   Just some light inking on all the edges and on top of the pale green card stock I used to the left of the image.    I did rotate the sketch to work with my image.

Here is the sketch and link to all the challenges at  "SKETCH - N - SCRAP"


Another May PL page


I had a lot of my PL page made, just a few pockets to fill, including the 4x6 top pocket.
I was just waiting till today for the new sketch to come out at  "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"   I was hoping to be able to incorporate it on this page.   It worked out perfect because I
already had the Clematis and Wisteria pictures printed for my page, so just went with more perennial pictures like my roses and then printed two other perennial flower pictures to use on my 4x6 pocket card using this weeks sketch.   It just turned out to be the perfect sketch for me this week.
Here is my complete PL page too.



Here is the sketch #72  and also the link to   "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"


Love My Big Brother


Here is my layout for the challenge at  "USE YOUR STUFF"

Challenge # 265 Bohemian Rhapsody

Now is the time to make something rich and ornamental: mix up patterns, use many colors and loads of embellishments and create a piece (card, layout, atc) with lots of visual interest. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' refers to no style but rather to the use of many different elements. Think along the lines 'more is more'.  Heap it up! Have fun!

I used a lot of different patterns (four)  and also several different colors, grey, green, yellow, blue white, black and pink.   Then I have 3 different alphas in different colors and also several different things and colors on my embellishments.   Lots of things to look at.

Here is the link to  "USE YOUR STUFF"

FYI......My all time favorite song ever is "Bohemian Rhapsody"    :)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Four Generations


I've been wanting to scrap this picture for a long time.   Today it finally went together just the way I wanted it.   I wanted an old vintage feel to it and I thought I could make the May 15th sketch at
"STUCK ?! SKETCHES"  work for it buy using doilies with the sketch.   But then I got really lucky when I started looking through a stack on single sheets of paper from individual buys or odds and ends from collections.   I really was looking for something to work for the piece behind my picture and I found this hounds tooth piece and right below it was the single sheet of this vintage look paper with the circle.  I knew I could make it work with the sketch and have it all come out.

I'm guessing I was maybe 3 in this picture which would make it 1954 and I'm with my Mom, her Dad and his Mom.   Making it 4 generations.   I'm so happy I have this picture and finally made a layout with it.   I'm pleased with them both.

Here is the sketch and the link to  "STUCK ?! SKETCHES"


"Beach Bum"


More old vacation pictures to scrap.   This is my husband (now ex) and my Dad ready to hit the beach and take on the day.     I still had out an old collection Making Memories-Great Escape on my desk from the layout I made earlier today so just used more of it for this layout.   They didn't try surfing but I thought the paper was perfect for beach pictures.

I used the May 15th sketch,  Sketch #129 at   "SKETCH N SCRAP"    for this layout.  
Click above to go to the challenge and see what the design team did and here is the sketch below.


A Beach Kind of Day


Still working on old Cancun vacation pictures I found from 1995 and having so much fun.
This layout was a total creation on my own using the prompts from two challenge blogs.   I blended them together and came up with this layout.

"LASTING MEMORIES"  challenge #334 "Use Strips of Paper (or Washi) In A Big Way"

Next the Recipe Challenge #128 at "THE PAPER GIRLS"
I have seven strips of paper 5 vertical and 2 horizontal for the prompt at  "LASTING MEMORIES"
and at "THE PAPER GIRLS"  I have the four patterned papers, 3 different ones in my stripes and my background paper,  3 wooden elements, the 2 colored inks are shown in the inking of all the edges of my papers.  I used blue ink around background paper edges and the surf board paper,   then I used green ink on the edges of the two different floral papers and also on the edges of my blue card stock mat of the pictures.   Then came the hard part.  One stamp.   I rarely, like all but never, use stamps on my layouts.   I wanted to push myself and not wimp out with just a date stamp or something that simple.   So I started looking through my stamp sets and found this sentiment that I thought worked out great to use as my title.

Here are the links for both of these great challenges.   Have fun.

"LASTING MEMORIES'

"THE PAPER GIRLS"