Sunday, September 17, 2017

Stuck?! Sketches - September 15th Sketch Challenge

Hello Friends! 

Today I'm sharing a page created for the September 15th Sketch Challenge at Stuck?! Sketches! 


Last month, I was the lucky random draw winner for the August Stuck?! Sketches blog Challenge. I received this lovely Prize Pack from Scrapmatts.com in the mail!!! THANK YOU so much Stuck?! Sketches and THANK YOU Scrapmatts.com!!!


Couldn't wait to put some of the Prize Pack items to use for the title of this page!


Until next time, happy scrap booking and paper crafting!!!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Two Pages, Two Challenges, One Day Trip


Hello Friends and fellow Scrappers and Paper crafters!

Today, I'm sharing a two page spread with pictures from a late July day trip to our state capital, Springfield, Illinois! On this day, we visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as well as Lincoln Tomb. People from all over the world visit the Lincoln Tomb daily. The impact Lincoln has made on generations is truly sobering.

For these pages, I too inspiration from two sketch challenges...one is from Sketches In Thyme and Challenge YOUrself!

This is Sketch #291 from Sketches in Thyme:

Here's Challenge #45 from Challenge YOUrself:

For this 2 page spread, I tried to use papers that would lend a patriotic feel while still keeping the focus on the photos. The navy (basket weave) pattern paper is very old and I'm thrilled to finally use it on these pages. This paper helps draw the pages together visually.



We had beautiful weather for this day trip. Sometimes late July in Illinois can mean very hot temps coupled with HUMID conditions. But, we enjoyed beautiful skies and mild temperatures.


Until next time, happy scrap booking and paper crafting!



Monday, September 4, 2017

Two Pool Pages

Hello Friends! Today, I'm sharing two summer pool pages
 using sketches that both called for use of lots of paper scraps.

First, here is the September 1st Sketch from Let's Get Sketchy!


Picking the scraps for this page, was a lot of fun. Do you have a collection of scraps? How do you organize them? Mine are in a big plastic bin right next to my workspace!



And now, here is the September 1st Sketch from Stuck?! Sketches!


For this page, I thought about using strips of Washitape on the background, but ended up using paper scraps. The "Hibiscus" paper scrap (red flowers on white), has been in my stash for ages and ages. It has always been one of my FAVORITE pattern papers and I've been saving the scraps for a long time just waiting for the right time to put it to good use. 



Until next time, happy scrap booking and paper crafting!!



Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sketches In Thyme - September 1st Sketch #291

Hello Friends! 

Thanks for visiting my blog! I'd love to hear your comments about what you enjoy seeing here. And, any suggestions about what you'd like to see or hear about are WELCOMED!

Today, I'm sharing a page created with Sketch #291 from Sketches In Thyme

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While the sketch called for a single 5x7 photo, I decided to stack two smaller photos together!


For this page, I had fun using some "pool" related items that have been in my stash for years (yes, literally years)! Even the background paper was collected several years ago. There is something FUN and satisfying about using your stash.



Until next time, happy scrap booking and paper crafting!


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Scrap Our Stash - August 15th Sketch + Word Challenge

 Here's the August 15th Sketch + Word Challenge from Scrap Our Stash:


Here are the stash items I used for each letter in the word:
T = Thickers
R = Ribbon
A = Arrows
V = Variegated Tag
E = Ephemera
L = Letter Stickers




Until next time, happy scrap booking and paper crafting!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Stuck?! Sketches - August 1 Sketch Challenge

Today I'm sharing a page inspired by the August 1st Sketch Challenge from Stuck?! Sketches
Here's a look at the sketch followed by my page. 

I’m always looking for ideas for this blog and for the projects and pages shared here. 
Your comments are always welcome and encouraged. 
I'd love to hear what projects and techniques you're doing and what you like!





Until next time, happy scrap booking and paper crafting!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Stuck?! Sketches - August 15 Sketch Challenge





Hello Friends! Check out the August 15 sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.
I decided to combine it with Challenge #44 from Challenge YOUrself





Until next time, happy scrap booking and paper crafting!!