1.26.2015

Let's Get Sketchy January Week 4

Happy Monday! After some rain came through and cooled things off for a few days last week, it's back to being sunny and warmer. In fact they're talking about it getting into the low 80s later this week. I am one happy girl! I've been enjoying taking the kids to the park to play after school almost everyday and barely noticed I haven't had any time at my craft table. Well...almost. It seems like there are always great sketches and challenges to participate in, and of course I often get sucked into watching YouTube videos about new techniques. I need to find time to play inside! For those of you who have no other options than to hibernate indoors this winter, you will be happy to find this brand new sketch up at Let's Get Sketchy...


I rotated it and came up with this...

These are some fun photos from a 70's theme party Noé and I went to back in 2007. Talk about difficult pictures to scrap...aren't the colors in all our costumes awful??

Please take the time to hop over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog and see what the rest of Team B did with this fun sketch.

Product List:
Studio Calico The Pier patterned paper
Studio Calico Lemon Lush patterned paper
Prima Say It In Crystals
Liquitex gesso
Tattered Angels glimmer mist


1.16.2015

My Scraps & More Sketches #98

Happy happy Friday! I'm feeling especially chipper because the temps are going to be in the low 60s today. I'm looking forward to picking the kids up from school and taking them to the park. As much as I love being at my craft table, I'm as stir crazy as the kids are with all this cold & gloomy weather. I can't wait to spend the weekend outdoors in the sun!

Depending on where you live, you may not be as fortunate to have some warm days in January, and you may be still dealing with frigid winter weather. No worries....My Scraps & More Sketches has a brand new sketch up today. If I can't be outside, I can think of no better place to be than creating. So without further ado...


And here's my take on it...


Not only was I inspired by the My Scraps & More sketch, but I was also inspired by the My Scraps & More challenge forum. They have some super fun Daily Challenges, and this particular one was Throwback Thursday which prompted us to use old photos and rub-ons. These are definitely old photos...Valentine's Day 2007. And I used some rub-on alphas to make the "dinner" subtitle.

Hope you have a chance to check out the sketch as well as the fun challenges on the challenge forum! Have a great weekend!

Product List:
Cosmo Cricket, My Mind's Eye, Dream Street Papers, Fancy Pants and  Prima patterned paper
Prima journaling card
My Mind's Eye allpha rub-ons
American Craft Thickers
Fancy Pants and Basic Grey cardstock elements
Crate Paper Styleboard vellum ephemera



1.13.2015

Sketchabilities

There's no denying it, so I'm just going to admit that I'm absolutely spoiled by living in Southern California. I can't think of any other continental state with a climate to compare. We spent so much of our life outdoors and spent next to nothing keeping our home at a comfortable temperature. And rarely did I have an issue with getting my layouts photographed when we lived there. So now for nearly two years, I've been perpetually agonizing over not being able to get good pictures of my pages. It's killing me! It's also kills me to have to yet again apologize for the crummy photo I'm about to share.

I was inspired by Sketch #130 over at Sketchabilites , and rotated it to create this...


I'm absolutely in love with the Jubilee collection by Mind's Eye, and it saddens me that this photo just doesn't do the colors justice!

Product List:
My Mind's Eye Jubilee patterned paper
Crate Paper, Basic Grey, SEI and My Mind'e Eye miscellaneous scraps
Fancy Pants diecut
Bo Bunny, Echo Park and Basic Grey alpha stickers
American Crafts Thickers
My Mind's Eye crochet flowers
My Mind's Eye buttons
The Crafters Workshop template
Prima template
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
Liquitex gesso



1.12.2015

Let's Get Sketchy January Week 2

Happy Monday! For those of you who are not thrilled that the weekend is over, at least you can be excited for a brand new sketch at Let's Get Sketchy.


And here's my take on it...

I realize that scrapping cards, memorabilia and photos that aren't of people/pets, isn't the most popular form of scrapbooking, but I love to document all different types of moments of our life as a family. If I just shove a birthday card, ticket stub or picture my kids drew into a shoebox, I won't be able to reminisce about that memory like I do over a cute photo that has been featured in one of my scrapbook albums. So while this type of layout may never find itself published in a print magazine, it's a treasured memory for me!

Product List:
My Mind's Eye Jubilee patterned paper
Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus cardstock tag
Crate Paper Mia and On Trend ephemera
KI Memories soft charms
Liquitex gesso
Faber-Castell gelatos
The Crafters Workshop stencil
Tattered Angels glimmer mist


12.30.2014

Get Inspired Christmas Edition

So now that it's been almost a week since Christmas, have you printed out any of your photos from that day to scrapbook? I'm always intimidated by large events like Christmas Day, Birthday parties etc when it comes to scrapbooking. I think I feel overwhelmed by the number of photographs I've taken. And in the case of Christmas, I find it difficult to work with the product out there, as it is usually in the traditional red & green which is one of my least favorite color combos. If you are looking for some awesome inspiration for scrapbooking your holiday photos, please check out Get Inspired's Christmas edition. No worries if you don't celebrate Christmas, as this edition also features pages with Winter and Chanukah themes. And I even submitted a page about El Dia de Los Tres Reyes (aka Epiphany).

Here are the pages I have featured in the magazine...





I hope this has enticed you to see all the other beautiful creations from both the Let's Get Sketchy design team as well as the reader's submissions. You can find the Get Inspired Christmas edition here.