Monday, November 23, 2015

KL Scrapbook Sketch #11

New sketch and new chance to WIN this week at Kiwi Lane's blog HERE!

This is the sketch:

Now this sketch would be PERFECT the way it is... if I ever took pictures that could be cropped... so I had to alter things a bit for my sample:

I wanted to use the Autumn leaf template in a non-autumn way, so I figured spring leaves would be cute! I LOVE them! I doodled just a few leaf-vein lines after I cut them out:

Ummm... ya... that whole thing I said last time about how Kiwi Lane templates work great with minimal embellishments? Well they also work great with TONS of embellishments. Like if you wanted to use up a whole package of pewter brads or something. Just saying.

I lined the edges of some of my templates with wide ric-rac:

I like the more subtle textured-white-on-textured-white thing going on!

I decided I needed something to draw attention back to my photos and bring in more of the brown from my edges; so I made fun photo corners:

I just punched a one inch circle and cut it into four "equal" (I don't measure things like this) parts. New fun look!

Go make your own and enter to win!

Monday, November 9, 2015

KL Card Sketch #11


At the risk of sounding super old, where exactly did this year go?!


To soften the blow, Kiwi Lane has another cute card sketch challenge up on their blog! Go HERE for all the details and enter to win!

Here is the sketch:

And here is my first sample:

The only change to the sketch on this one is the leaf in place of the flower. I did this because I desperately want it to cool off and actually BE fall already!!! Enough with the heat!

It is pathetically difficult to find big wooden buttons! I had to settle for these:

These brown buttons probably look better with the bright twine than the wood ones... but I'd still like to know where to buy them...

And here is my second sample:

I unearthed my paints again! This time I wanted a softer, not so "distressed" look, so I made sure to hold my foam brush perpendicular to my paper edges for a smoother line.

One of my favorite things about Kiwi Lane's philosophy is that I don't have to use TONS of embellishments!!! Just fun shapes and edges that let my paper shine! All I added on this card was paint and pearl dots:

And it works perfectly! Hardly any embellishments and it still looks finished and polished. Love it! 

Go make your own and enter to win!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November Layout

Here is the layout my Close To My Heart scrapbooking group will be making this month:

We are using the Sangria Paper Packet, the matching flower Sangria Assortment, the Bronze Shimmer Trim, and the Durables Artisan Studs.

Usually the resin flowers in the matching assortments are a little too thick for me, but these ones are just about perfect!

I left this page title-less since it could go TONS of different ways... In my mind the title goes on the left page right underneath the shimmer trim:

Since the paper is fall-ish, I thought it would be fun to make flowers out of leaves:

And by "fun" I mean "fussy cutting for eternity"... At least I ended up with pretty results!

Let me know if you'd like to make your own!