7.22.2014

My Scraps & More Sketch #87

This past Friday a new sketch at My Scraps & More Sketches went live, and I had my layout done way ahead of schedule and had even written up my blog post and scheduled it...or so I thought. I've done this once before and you would think that I had learned  the lesson of checking that my post did indeed go live even when I am positive that I have scheduled it to do so. Unfortunately this has been a hectic summer and I haven't spent much time online. I suppose it's a good thing...not spending endless hours in front of the computer or with my phone attached to my hand, but it's not good for my brain to go on summer break when I still have responsibilities & commitments!

So here is a quick and edited (the intro I had previously written no longer applies) version of the post that should have been up on the 18th.

Here is Sketch #87...


And my take on it...

Even though I am late in posting, you still have until July 31st to link up your own layout!


7.14.2014

Let's Get Sketchy July Week 2

Happy Monday! Are you finding the opportunity to scrap this summer? Hopefully you can because it's time for a new sketch at Let's Get Sketchy.


And here's my take on it...

I used photos of Paolina when she turned 6 months old. Both of my kids were such happy babies, and I just love seeing photos of them laughing & smiling like this! For product I used all paper scraps, some K & Company ephemera, and I created my own background using a Crafters Workshop mask and Tattered Angels mists.

I hope you are able to find the time in your busy summer to head over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog for some amazing inspiration, and hopefully you will be able to create your own page with this fun sketch!

7.12.2014

Scrap & Music

If it's any indication of how hectic our summer is, I just realized I haven't posted for two weeks! And in that time I've only had the opportunity to get three pages done. Two were design team work and the following layout was just for fun. I was inspired by the current challenge at Scrap & Music which is to use the below sketch and to use part of the song "She Looks So Perfect" as the title.


I adapted it for a single photo and came up with this...
I used a photo of the kids and myself when we were all out for ice cream on Mother's Day this past May. I used a line of the song's lyrics...'Cuz all I really want is you...as a subtitle for the page.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend!

6.28.2014

Stuck?! Sketches

Happy Saturday! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekends so far. Since ours was so busy last week and the weekdays have been jam-packed with summer school & pool time (and don't forget the 4th of July later this coming week) we decided to take our weekend easy for once. Sometimes it's nice to just chill at home and play board games or watch movies together. As I write this it's mandatory "quiet time" at our house. Paolina is taking her nap, Santiago is in his room with books (which sometimes also becomes a nap) and even Noé is napping. So I thought I would take this opportunity to pop in and post a layout I created using the June 1st sketch over at Stuck?! Sketches.


I adapted it for one photo and came up with this...

When I bought the Modern Miss line from BoBunny I didn't realize how adaptable it would be. While most of the phrases featured on the papers are definitely geared towards girls, the color scheme & patterns are incredibly diverse.

Thanks for looking, and I hope the rest of your weekend is good!


6.27.2014

Cardabilities Sketch #101

I used to really enjoy making cards. I sold my handmade cards for several years, and I was commissioned to make wedding invitations twice. I even went through a period where I preferred making cards over scrapbooking. So I don't know when or how it happened, but I have somehow become much, much less of a cardmaker. I haven't even done my annual Christmas cards for a few years now, which was always my favorite thing to do each year. I'm wondering if I simply lost my cardmaking mojo and just needed some inspiration to get me back in the swing of things, because ever since I discovered that one of my favorite sketch blogs (Sketchabilities) has a sister blog called Cardabilities, which features card sketches, I have become much more motivated to create cards again. I didn't get particularly elaborate with this one as this summer has been extremely busy already and I needed to just whip up a quick card, but that's what the current sketch at Cardabilites certainly enabled me to do.

'
I flipped the sketch and came up with this simple thank you note for my grandma...


My grandma loves butterflies, so I started with a journaling card from an older My Mind's Eye line called Quite Contrary and used some of the coordinating stickers as well. I  used two different 6x6 templates from Crafters Workshop to make the background, which was probably the most time-consuming thing I did to put this card together.

Thanks so much for looking and have an awesome weekend!