Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Me featured!?!

Hello there! Happy Wednesday! Today I received an email telling me that my layout had been featured at Imaginarium Designs. I couldn't believe it. The first time I upload a layout on their site and it's featured?! I'm tickled!

And then to make my day even better I get another email. This time from Colorful Creations, letting me know that my latest layout has been featured. I did this layout for their "Favorite things" challenge. I had to choose my favorite CC sketch and pick a favorite embellishment. This is the sketch I chose:
And my layout turned out like this:
I had the "Love" challenge over at Soul Scrappers that I was also wanting to enter. So armed with my sketch, photo, and now a theme I was ready. lol
I used Prima "Romance Novel" collection for this layout. I love this collection! And my favorite! Lots of flowers!
I distressed all my layers and did a little stamping on the background.
I added just a bit of gesso here and there.
For the chipboard I applied gesso, then light gold ink and topped it off with Tim Holtz "Rock Candy" for the aged crackle effect.
Thanks for stopping in and taking a peek! Have a terrific day!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sisters *Let's Get Sketchy Reveal*

Good morning! Today is Monday and that means another awesome sketch was revealed at Let's Get Sketchy this morning. Here is this week's sketch:
I flipped the sketch and came up with this:
I decided to do a layout with a recent photo of my sister and I. I used papers from Carta Bella "Beautiful Moments" collection. I love their papers, they have beautiful prints and their heavy weight makes them perfect for mixed media and distressing. I handcut the scallops on my circular layer, I thought scallops would add to the girly feel I wanted. I distressed all my layers and randomly punched with one of my Martha Stewart border punches.
The glasswing butterflies are from Kay's Creative Corner etsy. I used a prima acrylic stamp and Stazon in "jet black" to stamp randomly on my layers. Using a mask and black acrylic paint mixed with molding paste, I added a little more texture.

The rub on is from KaiserCraft. The flowers are a mixture from Prima and handmade. The leaves I made using Spellbinders "Foliage" dies and my Big Shot.

Thanks so much for allowing me to share with you today! I really appreciate your time and comments! For even more inspiration please stop by Let's Get Sketchy and see the beautiful creations the DT has put together. I'd love to see you come play along with us.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Before my eyes...

Happy Sunday morning! Today I want to quickly share a layout that I've done for the Sketchabilities challenge #79. Here's the fabulous sketch:
And this is my layout:
I came across this photo of my daughter and it me, this is when she really started to insert her independence. She had to pick out her own clothes, brush her own hair, and always have a purse in hand. She was finding her sense of style and individuality. Before my eyes, my baby was growing into this beautiful little girl on her way to becoming a young lady. Anyway, here are a few close-ups:
I glued seed beads in small groups throughout the layout for a little color and texture. The lovely butterfly is from Angelica's etsy shop:

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my layout! I truly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Even better with time

Good morning! Today I have a "just because" layout to share. I used my November kit "Solace for the heart" from Flying Unicorn, which was chock full of Teresa Collins "Vintage Finds" collection goodies.
I distressed all my layers with my Zutter first. Then I painted my second layer with a light coral acrylic paint and added a few drips across the top. Using black acrylic paint and bubble wrap, I stamped randomly for a little more texture and interest.


For the Imaginarium Chipboard clock I first painted it black, then used black and bronze embossing powder with a heat tool to finish it out.

The title is a mix of alphas from Prima and Webster Pages "Storyteller's". Thanks for coming by and allowing me to share with you today. I appreciate your time and comments. Hope everyone enjoys the next few days with family and close friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Blog Hop Winner

Hello, Everyone! Sorry for the late post. I'll keep it brief. Thank you everyone that got the chance to join in on the Fall Into Fall Blog Hop at Let's Get Sketchy last weekend. The winners have been posted. It was really great to see everyone's projects. Everyone did an excellent job with the color challenge. And for my giveaway the winner that was randomly drawn is #29 Gilberto Reyes. Please email me your mailing info within 7 days to If I don't hear from you by  11/23 a new winner will have to be drawn. Thanks again everyone! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Beauty of Fall *Frosted Designs*

Hello! Today I want to share a layout that I've done for the blog hop over at Frosted Designs. It's a recipe blog hop with a fall theme. Each Design Team member has an ingredient and you have to use at least six of the  twelve ingredients on your project. I can't tell you what all the ingredients are, but I'll list the ones that I chose to use: 1) embossing 2) die cut 3) stickles 4) fall leaves 5) stamping 6) rhinestones 7) flowers 8) pumpkin. With all that this is what I came up with...
I have a few close-ups of my ingredients to share...
I randomly stamped on the background with Prima's Hex stamp and Stazon in Timber Brown.
Stickles was applied to the butterflies as well as some of the flower stamens. The fall leaves were tucked behind the flower arrangements.
The Dusty Attic chippies were heat embossed with Hampton Art gold embossing powder and a heat gun. I used my Spellbinders Foliage dies with brown and creamy gold cardstock. The green leaves were just fussy cut from the Bo Bunny Apple Cider papers I used for this layout.
You can see some of the random stamping, die cuts, rhinestones, and of course part of my pumpkin which is part of the paper in the lower right corner.
Thanks so much for coming by and letting me share with you! I appreciate your time and comments very much! Have a great day!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Now *LSG sketch reveal*

Good morning, fellow scrappers! Today is Monday and that means it's reveal day at Let's Get Sketchy. It's a really fun, versatile sketch designed by Tabitha Triplett. Here's the sketch...

And this is the layout that I've done based off the sketch...

I used Prima's Songbird collection for my layout because I really liked the soft tones. I distressed and inked my layers with Tim Holtz brushed corduroy. My scissors really got a workout cutting all my tags and birds. All the flowers are from my stash. I believe the peach toned ones are Prima and the beige Azalea is Petaloo. The small white ones are handmade. The leaves were cut with Spellbinder's "Foliage" dies. I really like the dimension you get when you fold them just a little.
 The title was orignally raw chipboard from Maya Road. I dressed it up with Golden Brown metallic acrylic paint.

For the punched border I cut my paper to size allowing for the punch to take off about a 1/2 on each side, depending on which punch I choose. Then using my craft knife I cut the paper to whichever width I want, then tuck lace underneath for a pretty little border.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to let me share my layout with you. Please head over to LGS and check out the other Design Team members' amazing work. I hope you will play along with us this week. Have a wonderful day!  

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fall Into Fall Blog Hop

Welcome to Let's Get Sketchy's very first blog hop! We at LSG are so excited about our first hop! If you have arrived from Bev's blog you're on the right track. If you've stumbled across this site by chance and want to play along, then you can head over to the Let's Get Sketchy site and start at the beginning. And start collecting your Fall challenge words. Hope you're enjoying the challenges and giveaways from the Design Team members. As well as the color challenge on the Let's Get Sketchy site. This is the required colors for your project:
Light blue, autumn red, yellow, brown, and green. You must use all the colors in the picture above to create any project related to fall. It can be a layout, card, mixed media, or altered item. The sky is the limit! This is my layout:
 Once your project is completed, please return to LGS and upload your project using Mr. Linky. The winner of the blog hop will be randomly selected and will win the beautiful Prima collection below (embellishments may vary):
As always there are rules for playing. Here are the rules for playing and winning: 1) You must be a follower of each LGS team member's blog and leave a comment on each blog and; 2) You must be a follower of the LGS blog.
For the followers of my blog that leave me a comment on this post a winner will be randomly chosen to win this stamp set:
Also as you hop along the way you will find clue words on each of the Design Team member's blogs. Once you have gathered the words they will form a quote related to fall. Email us at telling us the quote for an extra rak of scrap goodies!
So please be sure you visit the entire team, as some member's are hosting additional blog challenges during the hop and are offering their own extra goodies for you. The more you play the more you win! My clue word is "no". Now you can hop on over to Sherri's blog to see what she has instore for you!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Special bond

I'm so glad the sun decided to make an appearance today. I've wanted to share a layout that I've done for the latest challenge at Frosted Designs, but I couldn't get any decent pictures without the sun. I was finally able to today. And this is my entry for the challenge:
The products I used are My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline" collection, Leaky Shed circle chipboard, Spellbinder's Foliage dies, Martha Stewart punches, Color Box antique ink pad, yellow liquid pearls, cheesecloth, Tim Holtz Tonic distresser, and flower mixture from Prima and Petaloo. And a few close-ups to share:

I stamped and heat embossed the images, then added liquid pearls for added texture and interest.
And this is the sketch we had to use. I turned it for my layout.

Thank you for taking a look and your comments! Have a wonderful day!