Stuck?! Sketches

Happy Sunday everyone! Who's ready for a new sketch to play with this? If so, please check out the May 15th sketch from Stuck?! Sketches...

Here's what I did with it...

I had a lot of fun with this page. The photos are my favorite part...they are pictures of Paolina a few weeks after she had turned one, completely buried in all of the kids' stuffed animals. At first all you could see was her face, but then she popped up and said "Boo!"

I had fun working with the sketch too. At first I looked at the circle elements, which is an aspect of the design that I love, but I wondered how I could achieve a similar effect since the only electronic cutting machine I have is a basic Cricut, Then I had an "Ah hah!" moment when I remembered my stash of KI Memories lace cardstock. I found a sheet of white hearts, used some of my Glimmer Mists to make it a coordinating shade of pink, and then trimmed it down to the desired size. I also did some minimal mixed media work on the background paper...just a little gesso to tone down the busy pattern and then some ink splatters. Normally I don't gravitate towards pastel color schemes, but I like that this paper had a few pops of bright pink mixed in, and it really went perfectly with the colors in the photos.

I hope this gave you some inspiration. For tons more, please head over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog to see how our talented Creative Team interpreted this amazing sketch. Don't forget that if you play along and link up your page by May 29th, you will have a chance at an awesome prize.

Hope you have a great week!


National Scrapbooking Day

Happy Tuesday! Did anyone get an opportunity to scrapbook on National Scrapbooking Day? I wasn't able to get a lot done on Saturday, but between then and yesterday I completed a lot of challenges that were floating around. Today I'm going to share with you the page I made for the combined Scrap Our Stash and The ScrapRoom challenge.

The SOS portion of the challenge was to use a pre-selected stash item from each of the letters in the word STASH. For this page I chose Sequins, (Washi) Tape, Arrow, Striped Print and Hashtag. The ScrapRoom part of the challenge was to choose from five sketches. I chose this one...

Thanks so much for looking.


Stuck?! Sketches

Happy first day of May everyone! I hope each of you had a fabulous weekend. Are you ready for another sketch from Stuck?! Sketches?

And here's what I did with it...

For me, the words "fun" and "playful" immediately popped into my mind when I saw the sketch. So I knew I wanted to use these photos of Paolina and Santiago playing dress-up. I also immediately knew that these bright papers from Amy Tangerine's "Better Together" collection would be perfect as well. Last year I bought some of Bazzill's "The Adventures Of..." collection that I wanted to use when I finally got around to scrapbooking one of Santiago's birthday parties which had a Avengers theme. Of course I've never gotten around to working with any of those photos, so I used a few of the stickers that came from that collection on this page. As a final touch I used Heidi Swapp gold Color Shine and some sparkly gold Thickers to play up the gold in the kids' costumes.

Please head over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog to see what the rest of our Creative Team did with the sketch. Hopefully you will be inspired to join in. Make sure you link up by May 29th for a chance at a randomly drawn prize!

Thanks for looking!



Happy Wednesday! Today I want to share a page I did using the April 1st sketch from ScrapMuch? It's seriously hard to find good two-page sketches, but Laura Whitaker and Becky Fleck (PageMaps) nail it every time.

I changed up the number of photos but pretty much stayed true to the sketch...

These photos are from Halloween 2012. Check out that awesome title...it's a custom diecut. Photos don't do justice to how amazing it is in real life. If you're looking for super good-quality diecuts I encourage you to check out my friend's etsy shop The Dancing Daisy. I can't recommend her work enough!

Thanks so much for looking...have a great day!


Sketches in Thyme

Happy Monday all! I hope everyone had a good weekend. Are you ready for some scrappy inspiration this week? My sketch is up at Sketches in Thyme and I would love for you to join in the fun...

You have until April 30th to link up your take on the sketch for a chance at an awesome prize! Happy scrapping!