Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sketchabilities - Sketch #146

The pictures on this layout were taken on a recent trip to Los Angeles.

The trip agenda was very busy, so there were only a few minutes available for a short walk at Belmont Shore Beach (Long Beach, CA).

Since I live in the Midwest, opportunities to dip my toes in the Pacific (or the Atlantic for that matter) are few and far between!

Here is the sketch I used for this page. It's from the Sketchabilities blog.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Let's Get Sketchy - August Week 4

Here is my layout using the August Week 4 sketch from the Let's Get Sketchy blog.

For The Paper Forest design team this month, I've  loved working with the Pebbles "Harvest" Collection. It's perfect for many different themes including baking, kitchen, fall and even thanksgiving.

This layout features a photo of my younger daughter helping me bake cookies! We often bake together (but probably still not quite as often as she might like),  If you look closely, you can see she is smiling from ear to ear.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

SOS - August Sketch Challenge #29

This "tic tac toe" board from the SOS blog made for a FUN challenge! Decided to use TWO rows instead of just one.....

First Column:
Polka Dots

First Row:
4 - Patterened Papers

This year, when my husband and younger daughter planted a garden they also planted some sunflower seeds. The seed package said the plants would be 10 feet tall -- well, the package was correct! These beautiful sunflowers are easily AT LEAST 10 feet high. It must have something to do with being planted on the South-East side of our house where the sun shines during the morning hours.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Let's Get Sketchy - August Week 3

Here is the August Week 3 sketch from "Let's Get Sketchy!"

Loved the "banner" on this sketch and knew right away I wanted to do something fun with the photos taken for my recent birthday. Instead of birthday cake, we had BIRTHDAY PIE! My family has a delicious recipe for "Peanut Butter Surprise" pie -- a little different than cake, but the birthday candles didn't seem to mind!

Materials Used
- Pebbles "Harvest" Collection - patterned papers, dimensional stickers, "baked with love" stamp
- Bo Bunny Blossoms (Harvest Orange Bouquet)
- Doodlebug Design Inc. (mini paper doilies)
- LilyBeeDesign (ABC Stickers)
- American Crafts (thickers)
- WeRMemory Keepers (mini 8 celtic punch)
- Circle punch
- Misc. from my stash (red cardstock, Stickles, buttons, ink, present punch)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bo Bunny August Sketch

Here's the layout I made using the August Sketch from the Bo Bunny Blog!

The paper scraps and brads are all from Bo Bunny's "Sweet Life Ephemera" package. The buttons and background paper are just random from my stash.

Would love to see what all my scrappin' friends create using this sketch -- please share your pages with me, OK?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Let's Get Sketchy - August Week 2

Hard to believe the month of August is already half over!

Here's the August Week #2 sketch from "Let's Get Sketchy." To be honest, I'm planning to use this sketch over and over again -- lots of different looks are possible with this one! (That's probably true for most sketches -- but this is one I KNOW for sure I'll be using over and over again.)

Materials Used:
- Background paper: "Homecoming/Prom from Scrappin' Sports & More
- Paper scraps: KaiserCraft BOTANICA collection papers, Basic Grey (blue pattern behind photo) and Misc. gray cardstock
- KaiserCraft (rhinestones)
- Martha Stewart - Fern stickers
- WeRMemory Keepers (mini 8 celtic punch)
- Misc from my stash (X-large scallop circle punch)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Sketchabilities: Sketch #144

This sketch is from the Sketchabilities blog. Be sure to visit them for lots of great ideas. Their Design Team takes on this sketch will show you how versatile just one sketch can be -- not to mention you'll get lots of ideas to try!

Here's my layout using this sketch.. it features some pictures taken during a recent round of Miniature Golf! It really was "100% Fun!"

Monday, August 10, 2015

SOS August Stash Challenge #29

This month's Scrap Our Stash "word" challenge is to create a layout that includes an item for each letter in the word PAPER.

Here is my page and the items used for each letter

P - purple paper
A - arrow
P - pink flower, pink flamingos
E - even number of pictures (2)
R - rhinestones

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Let's Get Sketchy - August Week 1

Here's the August Week #1 sketch from "Let's Get Sketchy." As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to try it with photos of my daughter's senior year of high school softball. It's hard to believe she will be starting college in less than 2 weeks! 

If you like this sketch, why not give it a try, too!? Have fun and happy scrapping!

Materials Used:
- Softball background paper (Moxie "batter up")
- Other pattern papers and stickers (mambiKit 8x8 softball kit)
- WeRMemory Keepers (mini 8 Celtic punch)
- Fiskars (border punch)
- Misc from stash (green cardstock)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Let's Get Sketchy - July Week 4

Here's my layout using the July Week 4 sketch from "Let's Get Sketchy."

This is the short "backstory" on the photos on this layout....On June 17th, our family took a "road trip" to Nashville! It was about a 6 hour drive, so we planned a couple stops along the way. One stop was in Metropolis, Illinois -- home of Superman! I've always wanted to see "the man of steel" in person and he did not disappoint. Highly recommend you stop by to see him if you are ever in his neighborhood.

Materials Used:
- Papers (Simple Stories)
- "Super Cute" (BoBunny)
- Doodlebug Design Inc. (Sprinkles)
- KaiserCraft Rhinestones
- Misc from stash (blue ink, sticker, red gems)