Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Diva and the Dog - MSM # 64

Another one using a sketch from My Scraps & More (and check out their store, too - great prices and great offers when you sign up for their newsletter!  This is based on sketch #64.

  • Washi Tape:  Love my Tapes, Prima
  • Paper:  Crate Paper; MME Stella & Rose; MME Sky's the Limit; Fancy Pants
  • border punch:  EK Success
  • Enamel Dots: Teresa Collins
  • Word tags:  Elle's Studio
  • Alphas:  Thickers Lindsey (a very subtle gold glitter); October Afternoon Daily Flash

Happy Comes in Small Packages - MSM # 63

So you know how much I love My Scraps & More sketches!  Here's another layout using their sketch #63.

  • Paper:  Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection; kraft cardstock
  • Frames:  October Afternoon Daily Flash; Crate Paper The Pier
  • Background stamps:  grid = Verve; dots = Hero Arts
  • Ink:  CTMH Outdoor Denim
  • Alphas:  Thickers Patchwork; Prima Alphabet Stickers
  • Heart punch:  EK Success
  • Enamel Dots:  MME Cut & Paste Adorbs
  • Washi tape:  MME Pink & Charcoal washi set
  • Today chipboard:  Hedi Swapp
  • Metal frame around year:  CTMH

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Scraps & More # 60

This layout is based on another sketch at My Scraps & More.  I typically get bored with using a single paper collection over and over again but I can't get enough of this line!  It is so perfect and there are even several papers that are non-Christmas so I know I will get a lot out of it! When I find I have a patterned paper that might be too bold to use on its own, I try to use it as a frame - I did this with two different papers in this layout.  Give it a try - it's a great way of using papers that might otherwise sit neglected in your stash.

Paper:  Simple Stories Handmade Holiday
Star:  Little Yellow Bicycle Naturals
Letters:  Little Yellow Bicycle

My Scraps & More # 59

I love the sketches at My Scraps & More and they have a great year end sale going on, too!  This layout is based on sketch # 59.  For this one, I rotated the sketch

Paper:  Simple Stories Handmade Holiday
Arrows:  Avery Elle Die
Brads:  very old stash

December Challenges

This layout was inspired by a sketch by Brenda Ragsdale for the December Sketches4All challenge and the embellishments were inspired by Kristi B's December challenge asking her followers to add "sparkle" which I did with a lot of gold brads and glitter tape.  Apologies for the photo being a little out of focus.

Paper:  Simple Stories Homemade Holiday
Wood Veneer:  Studio Calico
Sketch:  Brenda Ragsdale

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Grand Diva's Sketch Challenge

I love the sketches Brenda Ragsdale comes up with each month for her Grand Diva's Creative Corner blog (not to mention her creations themselves).  Each month she teams up with her "scrappy friends" - Rochelle Spears and Kristi B.  I didn't combine the challenges into a single layout but you will see another layout today for Kristi's challenge

The papers are from Fancy Pants Merry Christmas and Little Sport lines.  I also used some fun new products from recent haul from A Cherry on Top - Jillibean Soup Flashcards, My Minds Eye Cupids Arrow washi tape,  and October Afternoon Daily Flash Frame Up chipboard frames.  And to not neglect my stash, I pulled out some brads from MME Indie Chic, stickers from Dear Lizzy, and stick pins from Little Yellow Bicycle

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Oodles of Noodles (My Scraps & More # 52)

When my daughter and I went to LA this summer, we got to the hotel quite late - too late for most restaurants to still be open.  We were staying in Little Tokyo and decided to walk around a bit hoping to at least find a 7-11 or something to get some kind of food.  Tucked behind one of the side streets was a small shopping area that had a ramen noodle shop still open so we realized it was our best bet.

Well proper ramen noodles have no relation to the dried packaged type we lived on during college!  This bowl was HUGE - it could have easily fed a family of 5 and still had leftovers.  It was loaded with mushrooms and green onions (too many green onions!) and was really tasty.  I think I finished less than 1/4 of it!

The layout design was based on a sketch from My Scraps & More (I have a big order from them scheduled to arrive today - sooooo excited).  I did modify the sketch a little by converting the circles to squares (I just wasn;t feeling very "roundy" last night).

Papers are quite old and include several Sassafrass papers that I never thought I would use (got them as a door prize at a crop), EP Hello Summer, and EP Paradise Beach.  I added some big brads from Bazzill, some chipboard word stickers from Micheal's, and a few homemade photo corners and punched hearts

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Waterfall - 2 Broke Girls # 24

This is another photo taken at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville.  It is such an amazingly beautiful place!  Sketch # 24 from 2 Broke Girls was the perfect design for it.

(and yes - there is a typo in the title that I have since fixed but couldn't get a new photo in time).

Two Broke Girls # 22

My mom took this photo of my daughter at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.  I decided to print it black and white to create a softer layout.  The sketch is from 2 Broke Girls - they have some of my all time favorite sketches!!!!

Lets Get Sketchy Oct Wk 2

Here's another one based on the great sketches at Let's Get Sketchy - this time it's October Week 3 rotated.

The photos are of the Space Shuttle Pathfinder on display at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  It is a very cool place!