Let's Get Sketchy December Week 4

Is it seriously the Monday before Christmas? Where has the month gone? I'm usually so good about getting all of my Christmas shopping done by the end of November, but this year Santiago wouldn't give us a definite answer as to what he wanted until last week, so I found myself finishing buying gifts this past Friday. Between shopping, gift-wrapping, making cards and going to Christmas parties, I've barely had any time to scrapbook this month. And now Santiago is home on winter break, so unless he plays at the neighbor's house I guess I will be saying "see you later" to my scrap area until January.

Hopefully you will find the time amidst this busy holiday season to get some scrapbooking in yourself. Especially since Let's Get Sketchy has not only a new sketch up today, but there will also be a bonus challenge for the fifth Monday. But for now, check out this week's sketch...

And my take on it...

I couldn't resist getting a bit "messy" myself to create this page about Santiago decorating cookies with edible markers at Easter in 2011. I created a watercolor effect with gelatos, water and plastic bags, and I also splattered glimmer mists, inked with a mask and did some doodling. I had a lot of fun with this page!

I hope you can have some fun with this sketch too...and make sure you head over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog for even more inspiration.


My Scraps & More #96

Over the last two weeks we have had three Christmas parties to go to, but this weekend we have no plans. As much fun as we had going to the those parties I'm glad to have some downtime after all the shopping and wrapping I've been doing. I've barely had time for scrapbooking! Santiago's school party is today and Paolina's is Monday, and then of course Santiago will be on Winter Break until January 5th. So I'll be lucky if I get any crafty time in over the next few weeks! Hopefully your schedule allows you to get some scrapbooking done because My Scraps and More Sketches has a brand new sketch up today...

And here's my take on it...

You can totally tell that I am the scrapbooker in the family and not my husband. This past February, Noé went with Santiago's class on their field trip to the Perot Museum of Nature & Science. I asked him to please take photos. And this is what he came home with...a few pictures of Santiago on the bus. Sigh. Well at least it's something, right?

I hope you have the time to check out what the rest of Team A did with the sketch!

Product List:
Bo Bunny Modern Miss patterned paper
Crate Paper Love Notes patterned paper
Basic Grey Oh, Baby! and Lime Rickey patterned paper
Liquitex gesso and modeling paste
American Crafts Thickers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist


Let's Get Sketchy December Week 2

Happy Monday! I apologize for the late post...our household has been down with a stomach virus. It hit us before I even had the chance to write up and schedule something for this morning. But thankfully we're all recovering, and life's pretty much back to normal. And what better way to celebrate that than a brand new sketch up at Let's Get Sketchy!

I flipped it and came up with this...

Santiago has always been such a ham for the camera, which works well for a scrapbooker. I have a collection of sometimes silly and always adorable photos of him.

Now it's your turn to get out some photos and get scrapping. Please head over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog for more inspiration

Product List:
Fancy Pants Nautical patterned paper
Bo Bunny Smarty Pants patterned paper
Crate Paper DIY Shoppe patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup and Laundry Line patterned paper
American Crafts Thickers



I am super proud of myself. Not only have I already done TWO layouts in the first three days of the month, I also...wait for it...photographed them! Yes, it's truly an anomaly. But I'm hoping it becomes a habit. Unfortunately it's horribly overcast here, making it impossible to get a good photo. So I'm only sharing one layout today which I was able to edit it in Picasa just enough that I don't hate it. But my second layout totally  needs to be photographed again later, once the lighting situation improves.

I used sketch #128 from Sketchabilites for my inspiration...

Santiago went through a pretty extensive phase (about age 1 to 2-1/2) of constantly making ridiculous faces. He never looked in the mirror when he was doing it, so I can only assume he just enjoyed the reaction from people when he did it. He's still a master silly-face-maker, but these days it's usually on request.

Product List:
My Mind's Eye Meadowlark patterned paper
Authentique Celebrate patterned paper
DCWV Rockstar patterned paper
Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm patterned paper
Pink Paislee Hey Kid ephemera
Crate Paper Styleboard ephemera
Crate Paper Portrait cardstock stickers
My Mind's Eye Jubilee enamel dots
Glitz Design Raven washi tape
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
The Crafters Workshop template


Creative Scrappers

Well, here is my final layout for the month of November. As usual I wish I could have found the time to create more, but summer and the holiday season are always the most difficult times of the year for me to squeeze in crafty time, since the kids are home more and there are extra activities on the schedule. I'm just thankful for the time I do have, as scrapbooking is what keeps me sane.

Without further ado, here is page I did using sketch #282 from Creative Scrappers.

For this page I used a few photos of Paolina getting her first bath. It's funny how quickly I have forgotten how tiny infants are. I'm so used to our kids taking showers that it's hard to imagine them bathing in the kitchen sink!

Product List:
My Mind's Eye patterned paper and diecuts
Crate Paper patterned paper and diecuts
American Crafts Thickers
The Crafters Workshop template