4.20.2015

Big Kid Bed

Happy Monday! Today I decided that it was time for my stack of completed layouts to get put into their respective albums, and when I came across this page I realized I had never shared it!

This past summer we converted Paolina's toddler bed into its final stage as a full-sized bed. We had intended for it to be her bed, but her current bedroom in this house that we're renting will only accommodate a twin-sized bed, so for the time being Santiago is using it.

I decided to have fun with the background by creating my own faux ombre with strips of patterned paper, which imitates the design of his bedspread. When I created this page I was inspired my a March challenge at the My Scraps & More forum to use green as a dominant color in both the photo and layout, as well as using some green embellishments.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful start to your week!

Product List:
Studio Calico Lemon Lush and Sundrifter patterned papers
My Mind's Eye Jubilee and Abbey Road patterned papers
Basic Grey Pheobe patterned paper
Basic Grey Skate Shoppe tags
Doodlebug doilies
My Mind's Eye Jubilee enamel dot
KI Memories felt hearts
American Crafts Thickers
The Crafters Workshop template
Liquitex gesso
Faber-Castell gelatos



4.19.2015

My Scraps & More April Sketchathon

Happy Sunday! I just wanted to share a few pages I've made for the My Scraps & More April Sketchathon. There's a new sketch every day this month, and some even have an added challenge as a twist.

This page was inspired by Sketch #4 by Wendi Robinson, with the added challenge of using a border punch. I used a photo of Santiago with his letter to Los Tres Reyes back in 2010.

Product List:
Theresa Collins patterned paper
My Mind's Eye patterned paper
Bazzill cardstock
Heidi Swapp Hello Today acetate stars
American Crafts Thickers
Prima alpha stickers
The Crafters Workshop template
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
Shimmerz spritz
Heidi Swapp color shine


This page was inspired by Sketch #3 by Missy Whidden, with the added challenge of using mist, paint, spray or ink. I used a photo of Santiago when he was almost 2 years old.

Product List:
Webster's Pages #happy patterned paper
Carta Bella Hello Again patterned paper
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm patterned paper
Bazzill cardstock
Basic Grey Soleil cardstock stickers
Liquitex gesso
Faber-Castell gelatos


And this final page was inspired by Sketch #12 by Tina Gale, with the added challenge of stamping. I used photos of Santiago last summer when we started letting him take showers by himself. Of course, we still needed to peek in on him and make sure he was actually washing, and this is what I found one of those times.

Product List:
Basic Grey Paper Cottage patterned paper
Colorbok patterned paper
My Mind;s Eye Now & Then patterned paper
Crate Paper Styleboard patterned paper
Liquitex gesso
Faber-Castell gelatos
Heidi Swapp color shine

Thanks for looking! And I encourage you to head over to the My Scraps & More forums for the April Sketchathon!


4.18.2015

Stuck?! Sketches

Happy Saturday! I don't know about you, but our weekends are almost always jam-packed with activity. So I'm just going to pop in super quick to share a page that I did using the April 1st sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.


And here's my take on it...

This is a photo that Santiago took of me last year. It seems like the only way I'm ever in photographs is if I take a selfie or if the kids are playing with my phone. If it's the latter, then it's rarely scrap-worthy, but I thought he did a pretty good job with this one.

Thanks for looking...have a great weekend

Product List:
Heidi Swapp Hello Today patterned paper
Carta Bella Hello Again patterned paper
Fancy Pants patterned paper
Doodlebug doily
Heidi Swapp Hello Today acetate stars & arrows
Heidi Swapp glitter stickers
The Crafters Workshop template
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
Heidi Swapp color shine




4.10.2015

Fancy Nancy

Happy Friday! Today I want to share a page I created using Sketch #136 from Sketchabilities and Challenge #25 from Scrap Our Stash.



This past summer and fall, Paolina really got into giving me "makeovers". It seemed like almost everyday she was wanting to style my hair and put makeup on me. And when she discovered a series of books about a little girl named Nancy who loves everything super fancy, she then became obsessed with giving me over-the-top hairstyles and adorning my body with every piece of play jewelry in her stash. It's hard to tell from the photograph, but I have about twenty flowers and bows clipped in my hair.

It seemed appropriate to have a "fancy" mixed media layout to display my selfie. I used gesso, modeling paste, gelatos, mists, masks and lots of layers.

Challenge #25 at Scrap Our Stash was to include items from your stash using each letter in the word STAMP. I used...
S - Stencil
T - Tags
A - American Craft Thickers
M - Modeling Paste
P - Patterned Paper

Thanks for looking...oh and if you have a little girl and have never checked out the Fancy Nancy books by Jane O'Connor, I highly recommend that you do so!

Product List:
Me and My Big Ideas Mixed Media patterned paper
My Mind's Eye patterned paper
Crate Paper patterned paper
Colorbok patterned paper
Basic Grey tags
Bo Bunny and Doodlebug doilies
American Crafts Thickers'
Liquitex gesso and modeling paste
Faber-Castell gelatos
Tattered Angels glimmer mist


3.30.2015

Let's Get Sketchy March Week 5

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was filled with lots of birthday celebrating and was a ton of fun. But it was also a bit exhausting, so I'm glad to be back to a routine this morning. What's not usually part of the routine is a fifth Monday in the month. Oh but how fun it is. Let's Get Sketchy has a special sketch and mood board to inspire you!



This mood board is perfect for the fabulous spring weather that we're experiencing where I live. It also makes me think of Easter and Easter eggs, so I was inspired to create another page using Easter photos from last year...


I hope you will also find inspiration in this 5th Monday challenge and decide to play along!

Product List:
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Day Dreamer patterned paper
Echo Park Hello Again patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Jubilee patterned paper
My Mind's Eye patterned paper
Studio Calico The Pier pinwheel embellishment
American Crafts Thickers
Liquitex gesso
Faber Castell gelatos