Thursday, November 12, 2015

To eat or not to Eat... w/ Sketches in Thyme

 Hey! Today is my first reveal day with Sketches In Thyme
and I am super excited to show you the fun sketch I got to use and the fabulous layout I made using it.

Here's the great sketch by Brenda Ragsdale:

Super fun and easy to use design!
Here's my layout:

 My little guy is always so fun and entertaining! He's always being clever and bringing a smile to everyone's face. You know the kids are going to snack a little while decorating their gingerbread house, who wouldn't right? But his bright pink lips just cracked me up! I'm not even sure what he had that was such a bright pink.

I started off with a kraft base which I figured was perfect for the gingerbread layout, but the background was a tad plain so I used my white dylusions to drip "snow" splatters on the layout to go with the winter/xmas feel of the layout.

I used the awesome new Season's Greetings line from Moxxie and just had a ball picking the different patterns to go on my background.

As I was looking at my photos the title came to me: to eat or not to eat and I just started laughing, thinking what a silly question that would be for a kid with candy in front of them. Thus, my title was born and I love it! I used Moxxie's cool red alpha and some super old rub-ons (go me!).
I finished up my layout with some brown inking, cute Moxxie stickers and these fun brad embellishments I've had forever but never had the "right" layout to put them on.

If you use this sketch, enter your layout on the Sketches In Thyme blog for a chance to WIN the cool prize!!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, October 2, 2015

All Star Player w/ MS&M

Today is sketchy Friday!!
I am a HUGE sketch fan. They make the scrapping process so fun and easy. 
Today I'm using this sketch from My Scraps & More Sketches:

Here is my take on this fun sketch:

I can't tell you how much fun it is to watch this girl play!
Over the years she has evolved it to one heck of a good player. She really loves the game and has so much fun on the court. Her happiness makes me smile.

 As you can see I rearranged the sketch a bit to go with my photos, which then changed where I put the title. But you can definitely see the sketch still.

I splashed a bit of blue and yellow dylusions on my white background to get started. Then used Moxxie's Volleyball line and black alphas.

I finished up with a blue and yellow hand drawn marker border. It just didn't feel finished w/o it.
You can see what the rest of the dt did with this sketch on the MS&M blog here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Leaf Pile w/ Kreaxions

Today is the Just Imagine/Kreaxions design team monthly reveal with the theme of Back to School or Fall.
I chose to go with Fall for my layout:

I started with a dark brown base and added this lovely Fall orange border paper from Moxxie's new Fall Harvest line and punched it with punch #307. I love the way the dark brown comes through the punched design.

In the photo above you can see how lovely the colors are together. I also used a strip of green punched border to go under my photos.

Here's a few more closeups of my layout.

You can see what the rest of the Kreaxions team did with their punches on the Just Imagine/Kreaxions blog.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sketch - Stick it Down

Friday, September 18, 2015

Fall w/ My Scraps & More Sketches

 Hello! Today is sketchy Friday with this fab sketch from My Scraps & More Sketches:

And here is my take on it:

I can't think of anything more entertaining to do with leaves than watch your kids pile them up and jump in them. They were having so much fun this day!

I stuck fairly close to the sketch on this layout.

Since there wasn't any suggested areas for embellishment I just added them wherever I felt like it.

I had these cute chipboard letters that I hadn't used at all so I put them to work here.

As you can see I made my grids larger than on the sketch and instead of adding patterned paper here, I went with a cluster of embellishments. I think it was the perfect touch for this layout.

You can see more samples of this sketch on the My Scraps & More Sketch blog
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Discover layout w/ MS&M and LMT

 Hey! It's sketchy Friday!!!
Today's sketch from My Scraps & More is awesome!
And it was totally screaming for Love My Tapes, so I put them both to work.

 And my layout:

I pulled out a white piece of cardstock, grabbed my tapes and got busy.

I followed the sketch with the Brick Tape, but I used 2 layers side by side to make it wider. Then I added the Colorful Bold Dots tape. After getting those on I decided to go off the sketch a bit and added my third strip out on it's own.

I took the Sky or Clouds w/ Love tape and laid it out on my cutting mat. Then I used a ruler and my cutting knife to slice it the long way. I took the thin strips and added them in each square of my layout. I did beveled corners because I like the way they look. 

I added faux stitching along the side of the Clouds tape to keep the fun look it gave the sketch.

To finish up, add some fun embellishments, a bit of blue splatters, enamel dots and cute stickers.
You can check out what the rest of the dt did with this sketch on the My Scraps & More sketch blog and then join in the fun for your chance at the awesome prize!
Thanks for stopping by!

Fairy Dust