My Scraps and More Sketches

Hey everyone! I'm so excited it's Friday. Not only is it the kickoff to the weekend, but there's a new sketch up at My Scraps and More Sketches. While some people find more time to scrap over the weekend, this is actually when I have the least, as our family is usually out-and-about. If you're anything like me, have no worries...you have until October 31st to link up your page for the chance to win a fabulous prize. So without further ado, here is Sketch #92...

I rotated the sketch and came up with this...
I had already done a layout with some of the photos I took of Paolina on her 4th birthday, but two of them didn't make it on to that page. They were sitting on my desk, and when I saw this sketch I couldn't resist using them for it. As I mentioned before I rotated the sketch...if you head over to the My Scraps and More Sketches blog you can see all the other amazing interpretations that the rest of our talented design team came up with.

Product List:
Basic Grey Soleil patterned paper
SEI Jocelyn patterned paper
K&Co Jubilee patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Kaleidoscope patterned paper
My Mind's Eye So Sophie diecut
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Crafters Workshop template
Martha Stewart paper punch


Let's Get Sketchy October Week 2

Happy Monday! And Happy Columbus Day! Santiago is off school today, and as usual I have a love-hate relationship with days like these. I hate that I'm all thrown off schedule. I grow accustomed to having certain days to myself and I have perfected a schedule that balances chores, going to the gym and even scrapbooking, in order to actually spend time with the kids when they're not at school. So today I won't be able to go to the gym and most of the chores I normally do on Monday will now need to be squeezed into Wednesday & Friday, and I will not get to scrapbook at all. On the other hand I love having Santiago all to myself for the day. He and his sister are not bickering or being too loud as they play together. I can sit down and play games with him that are too advanced for Paolina (like Chess or Monopoly) or maybe we can share a special treat that has egg as an ingredient. I try to treasure these days in my heart because I know that all too soon both kids will prefer to spend all their free time with their friends and certainly not with me!

Anyhow, it's time for a new sketch at Let's Get Sketchy...

I stayed pretty true to the design and came up with this...

In a prior post, I shared a layout of Santiago riding on a carousel during a visit to Dallas back in 2011. This is the adjoining page featuring Miss Paolina (and her abuelito) on the same carousel.

I hope you will take the time to visit the Let's Get Sketchy blog for much more inspiration from the rest of Team B!

Product List:
My Mind's Eye Oxford Lane patterned paper & chipboard stickers
Echo Park For the Record 2 patterned paper & stickers
Basic Grey Boxer patterned paper
Kaisercraft template



Happy Saturday everyone! As usual we are busy busy. So this is going to be a quick post, as I only have about an hour of down-time between our commitments for the day. Speaking of time, I didn't have as much as I would have liked this past week to scrapbook. I worked on two layouts but only got the following one completed. As usual, a sketch came to my rescue, eliminating any extra moments figuring out how the general design of my page will go. I used the current sketch over at Sketchablities

to come up with this...

I created my own background by first using some Gelatos for a watercolor effect, then applying both acrylic paint and Glimmer Mist to a Crafters Workshop template and next splattering a little additional Glimmer Mist. For a final touch I did some doodling with my Sharpie. The scraps of paper are all from the Maggie Holmes Styleboard collection. I couldn't resist using the pink horse patterned paper, as Santiago's school mascot is a Stallion.

Thanks so much for looking and please enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Sketches4All Guest Designer

I'm honored to announce that I was asked to be a Guest Designer over at Sketches4All for the month of October. They have such a warm & friendly community as well as fun challenges each month so I really encourage you to head over and check out their site here.

As a Guest Designer I was given the opportunity to host my own challenge for the month, which is to use the below sketch to create a layout. There's also a bit of a twist...but you will have to go to Sketches4All to get all the details!

And here's my sample page...

We really get our money's worth out of our kids Halloween costumes...they love to use them as dress-up. In fact, Santiago (who is 6) still has the costume he wore when he was 3. It doesn't fit by any stretch of the imagination, but he loves to squeeze himself into it and play lol! I took these photos of Paolina over the summer when she was playing dress-up in last year's Rapunzel costume.

Do you like the sketch? Are you wondering what the twist is? I hope you take the time to head over to Sketches4All and join along!


My Scraps and More Sketches Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog Hop!! Today, each design team member has created a CARD sketch to celebrate World Card Making Day. That’s TEN different sketches!!!

You should have come here from Tracy F's blog, in which case you are in the right place. If not then please start from the beginning at My Scraps & More Sketches and to get the full details of the hop and the prizes.

There will be TWO prizes given out for the blog hop: 

1. One person will win a $10 gift certificate to the store just for commenting on one of the designers blog posts. So make sure that you 
that you complete the hop by visiting EACH blog and commenting and following EACH blog!

2. Another winner will be chosen from all the card sketch entries uploaded to the In Linkz on the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog. For each card sketch, create a DIFFERENT link up. So if you complete all 11 sketches, you will need to do 11 link-ups! (On your card link please be sure to mention whose sketch you used and link back to the My Scraps & More Sketch blog. If you’d like you can also leave the DT member a comment with a link to your card so they can see what you did with their sketch.)

Here is the prize for the card sketch blog hop:

All comments and card sketches for the Blog Hop must be linked up by Monday, October 6th at 12 pm EST.

BUT, if you don’t complete all the card sketches by Monday, that’s OK….you can still upload them through the end of the month for the monthly prize drawing on the sketch blog! The more sketches you do, the more chances you have to win!

Here is the monthly blog prize:

Here is my sketch and the card I created with it...

*****Next up on the blog hop is Missy W*****

Thanks for hopping along with us!!