Saturday, August 31, 2013

DT Doodles #33

Ok, normally I would obviously change this card sketch into a 2-page layout, obviously, but I just ordered all the Kiwi Lane card templates... and obviously I needed to use them immediately!


So here is the sketch:

And here is my card:
See!? I even had ALL the exact templates used in the sketch! I HAD to make a card!
I popped up all the layers of my flower and center for dimension and added some of my favorite liquid pearls in gold. The paper is all old Close To My Heart. I am proud of how many different paper packs I mixed to get all these colors...
Go HERE to see a lot of other cards :)
Happy crafting!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Aquamarine #7

I love sketches!

Anything that can help me get a whole layout done start to finish with a 2-year-old with a cold on a stool next to me in one day is magical!

Scrapbook Steals posts Mid Week Mojo sketches every Wednesday. Visit their site HERE to get more info. They name the sketches after gemstones! My dad is a jeweler, and I happen to love good Aquamarines, and I happen to love this sketch... so here goes my first attempt at a Mid Week Mojo!

Here is sketch Aquamarine #7:

And of course I turned it into a 2-pager:

I really like how it turned out! Especially since it was so quick! I'm still trying to figure out how I made anything remotely artistic so quickly...

The pictures are my daughter a few years ago in a totally pink outfit sewn by her Nana. She put the hood of the jacket up, grabbed a bucket of fake food, and informed me that she was "Little Pink Ridinghood." 

I love the rounded journaling bubbles! Expect to see this again! I used super old paper from a company that doesn't exist anymore, felt letters from a company that doesn't exist anymore, and fiber/string retired long ago from Close To My Heart. It's sad how many scrapbook companies are going out of business...

But not Scrapbook Steals! They have a new "steal" every morning and evening at 9:00. And I do mean steal... I buy lots from them...

Anyway, fun times with a good sketch! 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #15


Sorry it's been awhile...

I found a new challenge blog! It's called Pinspired Challenges. They have bi-monthly challenges based on pins! Anything goes! Visit their site HERE to see what everyone comes up with.

So here is the pinspiration:

I, of course, made a layout:

The colors photographed a little funky... I promise the dark stuff really is purple and glittered... 

At first I thought I'd do something with cute birds, but then I saw the "ABCs" in the top left corner. 

See it? 

Well I got REALLY stuck on the idea of letters and books and mommy birds reading to baby birds and that bright green with the tan... 

So in my brain that turned into a layout with pictures where my husband is being tackled and "forced" into reading my 18-month-old books! 

They're cute pictures! 

Just imagine how cute! 

No reading layout would be complete without a library card journaling tag:

And I warned you I got really stuck on letters:

Yes, I stamped my own background. 

Yes, it was tedious. 

Yes, it was worth it! 

I had fun on my first ever Pinspired Challenge! 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

DT Doodles #30

Can we just pause for a moment and mourn the end of another awesome SHARK WEEK!!!


Anyway, my husband went out of town so I scrapbooked!

Am I the only one who feels guilty scrapbooking while my husband is home? I know I shouldn't. I know he's fine with it. But I also know the kids are screaming and it's dinner time and the house is a mess but I just want to finish! this! one! thing!

So I mostly scrapbook during the day.

Here is this weeks sketch at Kiwi Lane:

And here is what I did with it:

The pictures going on it aren't precisely printed just yet, but they are my boy attempting to roller blade... again. He is improving!

I used all old Close To My Heart paper and doodled black lines around lots of stuff. Also anything remotely "sunshine-ish" needed some Glitz glitter gel in Almond. 

If I wasn't so distracted being a mom I probably could have posted this Wednesday!

Visit the Kiwi Lane blog HERE to see other layouts or play along!

Farewell SHARK WEEK. 


Bur at least Timothy and Sandro got kicked off Project Runway!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Layout for August

Here is the layout my Close To My Heart scrapbooking group will be making in a week-ish:


We are using the Surfs Up paper packet with Paradise Bakers Twine and Blue Epoxy Bubbles.

I got a little crazy with the twine... but in a good way! I followed the "waves" with blue and tied little knots to make "rope" with the yellow.

I love the big sunshine! Honestly everything about this layout was based around making the giant sunshine on the right!

Let me know if you'd like to join us!