3.30.2015

Let's Get Sketchy March Week 5

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was filled with lots of birthday celebrating and was a ton of fun. But it was also a bit exhausting, so I'm glad to be back to a routine this morning. What's not usually part of the routine is a fifth Monday in the month. Oh but how fun it is. Let's Get Sketchy has a special sketch and mood board to inspire you!



This mood board is perfect for the fabulous spring weather that we're experiencing where I live. It also makes me think of Easter and Easter eggs, so I was inspired to create another page using Easter photos from last year...


I hope you will also find inspiration in this 5th Monday challenge and decide to play along!

Product List:
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Day Dreamer patterned paper
Echo Park Hello Again patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Jubilee patterned paper
My Mind's Eye patterned paper
Studio Calico The Pier pinwheel embellishment
American Crafts Thickers
Liquitex gesso
Faber Castell gelatos

3.27.2015

Stuck?! Sketches

Happy Friday....and Happy Birthday to me! While I don't enjoy getting older I still love celebrating! And so far so good...my kids and husband sang Happy Birthday to me this morning and my daughter emptied the dishwasher & made all the beds. Yesterday I got a mani-pedi, and after I go to the gym this morning I'm getting my hair done, so I'm definitely feeling pampered. I've been looking forward to that for weeks! Now if I could just get some scrappy time in lol!

Speaking of scrappy time I just wanted to share one of my final pages for the month. This one was inspired by the March 1st sketch at Stuck?! Sketches.



I adapted the sketch for a single photo and came up with this...

With Easter just around the corner I was inspired to get an Easter page done, and this lovely Spring weather has had me inspired to use fresh, cheery colors. As I look at the photo of this page, I'm noticing that the "R" in my title is crooked. Does anyone else have a problem with the chipboard Thickers staying put? I guess I'll need to go back and glue that one down lol.

Well I'm off to finish pampering myself! Have a great Friday.

Product List:
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party and Day Dream patterned paper
My Mind's Eye patterned paper & diecut
Bo Bunny doilies
Flair Designs clear sticker phrase
American Crafts Thickers
Liquitex gesso
Faber Castell gelatos
Tattered Angels glimmer mist

3.26.2015

Scrap Much? Part 2

My next page was inspired by the below sketch...



I adapted the sketch for a single photo and came up with this...

This was a tricky photo to work with. I took it with my phone and the lighting in this room always makes everything have a strange yellow cast. If I play with it too much with photo-editing software it just makes everything look even more unnatural. But then I found this green paper from Glitz Design and decided to just embrace all the greens & yellows, even though they aren't my favorites. While this may not be a color palette I would normally work with I think it really suits the photo, and I'm pleased with the result.

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day!


Scrap Much? Part 1

Happy Thursday! I hope everyone is doing well. Today I wanted to share not just one, but TWO pages I did using sketches from Scrap Much?

I love that once a month they reveal a double-page sketch. It's hard to find those since single-page layouts are "the thing" these days. While I do tend to scrap single pages, I still have so many layouts that just need to be doubles because of the number and/or size of photos. Scrapping lots of tiny photos might be artistic & trendy, but not always practical if you can't see what's going on in the photos. Here's the sketch...


And my take on it...

I probably could have fit all of these photos onto one page, but it would have been crowded. Plus I love that I was able to use an over-sized font for the title, which I wouldn't have been able to do on a single page featuring four photos. I'm pleased to have really dug into my older stash for this one too. The paper is Basic Grey Romani and SEI Jocelyn. I also used glitter chipboard alphas from the My Mind's Eye Laundry Line and some K & Company puffy flower stickers. I'm pretty sure all of that product was released before Paolina was even born lol.

And since Mr. Linky isn't going to allow me to link up two layouts from the same post this will be continued...




3.25.2015

Sketchabilities

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I want to share with you a page I did using Sketch #135 from Sketchabilities. I just love all the details in Karan Gerber's sketches!


With my little man's 7th birthday right around the corner, it was a trip down memory lane to use this photo from his newborn photo shoot.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Product List:
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 2 and Laundry Line patterned paper
Basic Grey Cappella patterned paper
Crate Paper Styleboard and Love Notes patterned paper
My Mind's Eye & Recollections enamel dots