Let's Get Sketchy April Week 2

It's Monday which means it's time for another fabulous sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.

And here's what I did with it...
The photo I used for this took me down memory lane...Paolina was about 5 weeks old and Santiago was 2 years old. In less than two weeks, he will be turning 6, and in June Paolina will be 4. Wow has the time flown by! For product I used My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart, Studio Calico The Pier, Crate Paper Love Notes & Styleboard, and some miscellaneous scraps from Prima, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye and Dream Street Papers.

Thanks for looking...please head over to the the Let's Get Sketchy blog for more inspiration using this week's sketch!



For me there is something absolutely magical about getting new scrappy goodies. I stalk the UPS guy/mail carrier until my package arrives on my doorstep, I tear into the box like a child on Christmas morning, and then I ooh and ahh over each item. And then the real magic begins as I sort through my photos, matching them to my precious new papers and embellies. If I have recently lost my creative mojo it has now magically reappeared! For the next week or so I'm daydreaming about creating pages, and household chores get put on hold as I pour over my crafting table. Love it!

To further sweeten the deal is finding inspiration in sketches. I used the current sketch over at Sketchabilites for the below page...

For this page I used a photo of Paolina from 2012, when her hair had just gotten long enough to put into pony tails. I kind of miss those sweet little baby curls, although I do not miss how tangled they got once they started growing longer. For product, almost every single item is brand-spanking new (I even used a brand new template from Crafter's Workshop called Coffee Splotch). There's some Crate Paper Styleboard, Basic Grey Fresh Cut, and the background paper is from Michael's. I also used a few scraps from My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste and Crate Paper Love Notes.

Thanks for looking!


Stuck?! Sketches

Happy Monday! After several weeks of feeling less than productive due to sick kids, doctor's appointments and other miscellaneous interruptions...I feel awesome about getting a ton of things crossed off my "to do" list today. I even had time to complete an entire layout (and photograph it) on top of everything else I did. Yay for me! I used the current sketch over at Stuck?! Sketches...

...flipped it and came up with this...

Last week I splurged and ordered a few scrappy goodies from the My Scraps & More online shop. I love that they carry current product, always have awesome sales, and ship super fast. I placed my order on a Tuesday afternoon and had my goodies by Friday. Unfortunately we were pretty busy over the weekend so I really didn't have time to play with any of it, but I as soon as I had the chance today I immediately jumped right in. I've been stashing this background paper from My Mind's Eye since they released the Miss Caroline line, and it works perfectly with these photos and the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Styleboard 6x6 paper pad that I just bought.