Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wild Boys!

It's time for Scrap Our Stash's December challenge. December is a busy month, so your challenge is: anything you want!

As my challenge I chose to dig for some of my oldest products from my stash and I found some (a lot), but in the process I came across these papers and embellies from SEI and immediately thought of the photos I just got of my son's first stitches.
So these products aren't as old as I originally intended to find but at least a couple yrs. so I'm calling it good.

We had a great friend day for my 3 oldest right before Halloween, but it ended in 5 stitches for my son. Who would have thought 2 boys could cause so much damage just running into each other? I'm guessing they were going high speed for sure.

I had a great time putting this lo together. I picked the black w/stars for the background, cut a big strip of the white w/stars for the photo mat and border punched it with stars. I then cut another strip, used my scallop border punch and layered it under the white pp on the flip side (love double sided!). I used the cs comment bubble stickers for the title/journaling area after snipping off the "tails" and added the puff embellies in a visual triangle. The title Wild Boy and Tough Boy on the photo are Bo Bunny rub-ons, brads are also SEI and I added stickles to the punched stars for bit more fun. As the finishing touch I scraped and tore up the edges of the lo with my scissors. :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Baking up some Holiday Cheer

Ok first I have to say "Thank You Echo Park!" They had a really fun blog hop and I won the collection of my choice! I used this super fun Holly Jolly Christmas line for this week's NAS sketch.

So here is week 192 for your viewing pleasure. You can find the sketch on the NAS blog.

I used kraft cs as my base, added the pp, photos, stickers and staples. I inked all my edges with Kaiser craft ink and added a bit of shine with liquid pearls. I popped up the Holiday Cheer sticker by putting it on cs, cutting it out and then using foam adhesive. The stickers in the journaling are some MS ones a friend gave me. The word sticker 'cookies' was outlined in silver and didn't have the pop I was looking for so I added liquid pearls to it too. (Originally I used silver to fill in the outlines, but when my son got into it I switched it up with some green. I like it better.)

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Bounce, Cookies for Santa & Fall Nature Watch

NAS week 191

This week's sketch was a fun one! All the activity in the sketch made me think of a wild party, so when I saw these photos of my son 'testing' out his new toddler bed I thought they would be great.

I used these awesome papers from AC's Nightfall line, Kaisercraft ink, stickles, MS border punch and the rest from my stash.

NAS week 190.

I had a lot of fun with this lo. It's photos of the cookies/treats my kids left for Santa and his reindeer last year. My daughter wrote this really long letter explaining who got what. It was too funny to forget, so I took close up photos. :)

I used a MS border punch on the top and side, punched and inked some white cs to add for the strip across the bottom, tied a bow in the ribbon, then used glue dots to hold it in place. The ribbon on the right side is folded back and stapled into place to make the pleats. All pp and embellies/stickers are Me & My Big Ideas except ribbon and staples from my stash and ink from Colorbox.

This next layout was for a fun challenge a bunch of friends and I do. We scraplift the lo before ours with a challenge twist. My challenge was to use 3 different fonts in my title, hidden journaling and the color orange.

So I put together this lo scraplifting my friend Shawn Lahr's lo. I used her hunting photos and basic design as inspiration and went from there.

This is a great way to get you scrapping and using up your supplies.

Hope you're having some fun this holiday season!

Monday, November 21, 2011

New layout: Ayla

I loved this NAS sketch when I first saw it and knew I would use it for a layout about Ayla with one of the photos we recently took of her. She did such a great job with the shoot, I had a hard time picking just a few photos to print.

I used Basic Grey papers from the August TSS kit. I used KaiserCraft ink on my paper edges, hand stitched with some black floss, added cinnamon stickles to the top of the alphas and pop dotted some of the elements to give the page dimension. I've finally used some of that design tape too. It came in the kit. I used it under the title and to wrap the cb star that I had inked into yuckiness. lol Pretty fun and easy! Time to get my hands on some more.

Here's the sketch:

Don't forget to check out the NAS blog to see the rest of the lo's. You won't be disappointed. Have a great week! :)Ange

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


November Scrap Our Stash challenge is a recipe challenge. You have the choice between doing a layout with a recipe or following the recipe:

5 embelishments (flowers, buttons, etc)

4 words or letters in your title
3 pictures
2 pattern papers
1 solid paper

I chose to follow the recipe.

I used orange cs, 2 pp; the stripe and the strip with the imagination quote, 3 photos, 4 letters in my title and my 5 embellies are buttons, journaling card, ink, stickles and staples.
Most of this was in an old Fancy Pants kit I had and the rest is from my stash.

My son and daughter were having a great time using corn stalks as magical staffs. I was even turned into a toad for getting too close. lol Gotta love it.

Come play along with us and send in your November project.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Little Monster

This layout was so much fun to make!

You'll notice the picture of my layout here is a little different than the one on the Nuts site. It's because I had this great idea to use a white pen for a little doodling when I got done, but I totally spaced it and took a photo to send to Shawn. When I remembered I added the white pen and retook the photo for my blog. :)

I used Fancy Pants Trick or Treat line from last year. It was perfect, obviously Halloween, but so easy to use with this photo of Jayse at a volleyball game in Sept. His grandpa stuck pretzel sticks in his mouth and asked me to take a picture so Jayse could see how scary he looked.

This sketch was so fun to use! Go check out the other dt examples on the Nuts About Sketches site.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Time to Brush?

NAS Monday around here people! Here's my latest layout:

Nothing but a trouble maker here. My son is always into something and this day he thought he needed to help himself to a little toothpaste. Good thing he's cute right?

I just used the left side of the sketch for this. My embellishments and papers are really from everywhere, some new, some (really) old. After getting the title on, I decided it was a bit bright so I inked it up a little, which darkened and 'dirtied' it, going great with my theme. I also inked up the bottom cs and some of the stars are chipboard with ink on them.

Here's the sketch:

If you try it out for yourself, don't forget to upload it to the link on the NAS site so we can come see it too. Check out the rest of the dt designs while you're there.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week. :)Ange

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Love me some Halloween, it's just such a fun holiday! So when I realized that this week's NAS sketch was going to be released on Halloween I had to find some appropriate pics to scrap (plus it went with this weeks TPV challenge!). These are pics from 2yrs ago Halloween.

My cute little Spooks in their costumes and my brother's family with my mom all dressed for the occasion.

I wanted to keep the pics of my kids long so you could see their whole outfits. That made the lo a little busy so I kept the embellishing to a minimum. Just paper alphas, two bats that I added yellow cs to the back of and bling into the centers of the O's in Spooks. I also inked my edges with charcoal ink.

Everything is from the October TSS kit except the round alphas and #'s and the paper line is AC Nightfall.

Here's the sketch:

Have a fun and safe Halloween!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Rats, Bats

and Dog Poop!
That is what my dad always teaches his little grand kids to say. Just the other day my oldest, who is now 13, told me that she can't help but think "Dog Poop" after hearing "Rats, Bats &". Which, I'm sure, is the desired effect my father was after. What a funny man.

So this month's challenge at Scrap Our Stash is to create a lo or project using a favorite quote. I don't generally use quotes in my scrapping, but I'm not against it. It is a tad time consuming to find one that has meaning to me tho. Which is why I chose to quote my father and tell this story. But it worked out that this old kit I had in my stash had a fitting quote sticker for the lo too. I used it in the bottom right corner; "We do not quit playing because we grow old. We grow old because we quit playing." -Oliver Wendell Holmes

There's still time for you to join in October's quote challenge and send it in. Go check out the details here.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Spirit Week

Yesterday's NAS sketch was a 2 pager. I chose to do the left side, here's my layout:

It's all about the fun things my daughter did and wore to school for homecoming week. She had a lot of fun!

I had more photos than what the left side of the sketch called for but they were ones I wanted to crop down. I used the June TSS kit with Basic Grey Lauderdale. I inked all my edges with charcoal and used up lots of scraps. I also had a 2nd angle photo of my daughter's hair that I wanted to include but didn't think it needed to be part of the original design, so I made a flip tab and added it underneath.

And here's the sketch.

Don't forget to go to the NAS blog and check out what the rest of the dt did. Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A little bit of Heaven

I have another awesome NAS sketch for you today! Here is the layout I created based on the sketch:

This was the 2nd day of school for the older kids this year, so when Jayse saw the bus leave he knew it was going to be a long time before his brother and sisters came back home. It made him pretty sad, so we hooked him up with a fun rally car game. He loved being in charge for a change. :)

This was an old kit out of my stash, but it had lots of fun game type embellishments, so I thought it would work great with these photos. The papers were all too busy to be the circle of journaling tho and I didn't want to look for another matching cardstock, which is why I went with the outlined circle. Totally love how it turned out. I inked everything with brown, moss green or blue ink and finished it all off with dots of stickles.

Here's the sketch I used, but don't forget to go check out the rest of the DT examples here.


Monday, October 10, 2011

T-I double G Rrr

I totally love this weeks Nuts sketch. The first thing I thought was "which side do I use" because they both looked great for single page layouts. But here is what I did:
I haven't added the journaling yet, but I plan to do paper strips over the ghosts, right where it shows the journaling in the sketch. These photos are all of my youngest at Halloween last year. He looked so cute and had so much fun running up to the houses and getting candy with the other kids. He and I came home early and he LOVED opening the door every time the bell rang. Of course his very favorite part was the candy and mine was that I could get him to roar now and then.
I had a lot of fun putting this sketch together and using my new October TSS kit. You can find one in the store here. It has American Crafts Night Fall line, totally fab! It's such an awesome kit!! Plus I used this lo to do Aimee's TSS dt challenge "gettin down and dirty". Which was to ink as much as you can. I think I did pretty good. lol

This sketch is so easy to follow and change where you need to for your photos. I can see a lot of different layouts coming from this sketch. I think I'll use it over and over again. Here it is:

And now go check out what the rest of the design team did here. :)Ange

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Obsessed Much?

This weeks NAS sketch is da bomb! I can totally see myself doing this one again and again. For this lo I turned it and then flipped it to fit my photos.

This lo is about my son and his obsession with hats, helmets and anything remotely resembling something that will fit on his head. He saw this crowned crane at the zoo and decided it must have a cool hat on. You can see him patting his head in one of the photos. What a funny boy.

Here I used an older TSS kit with Fancy Pants Like Father like Son line. I ran my photos along the edge of my scissors to give them a slight white edge, added ribbon out of my stash (used the back side of the ribbon, the other side is striped in multiple colors), stapled the ribbon down, all of my straight pp edges are inked with charcoal ink. I left the torn edges white to have more contrast. Add your buttons, metal embellies w/ brads, pearl bling and circles hand cut from the pp and you've got a lo. I even use a hand cut circle for the dot under the ?

And here's the sketch, but don't forget to go to the blog and see the rest of the awesome DT designs!

Have a great day! :)Ange

Thursday, September 29, 2011

July Fourth

Here's my layout for Monday's week 180 sketch:

Some fun July Fourth pictures of my family. :)

I stuck pretty close to the sketch and used some cute Echo Park papers. The stitches across the circle are hand drawn, the 'fireworks' coming out of the photo are from a chipboard flourishes package I had sitting around and I added some embellishment pins to the title area. Love that because I always forget to pull those little things out. I stapled the ball fringe on and the stickers are puffies I picked up from walmart awhile back.

Here's the sketch

For more examples hit the Nuts About Sketches blog here: NAS blog.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Scrap Our Stash Sept Grid challenge

Do you ever have those days/moments when you totally over think something? I definitely did that with this challenge. Finally I just made myself grab some photos and start.

I picked some less than stellar photos, but ones that I knew I wanted to scrap because they're the only ones I have of this event and just started cutting. The background paper is one of those colored core ones that came embossed so I sanded it to show the design, assembled my title down the left side, matted my main photo, added the others where I wanted them, then cut the patterned paper squares to fit in the holes, added some embellies and stickers and done.

This is my daughter and her teammates in a volleyball tournament last year. They did great and had a lot of fun. Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you. :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Twice the fun!

Yep, I've got 2 for you today! It's Monday, so that means I've got a fabulous Nuts sketch for you. Here's my take on it:

We took this photo at a local zoo this summer. As is typical, mom wanted a good photo and the kids wanted a silly one. I find that I always get my best photo before or after the promised silly photo, so why not?

I used some of my new Fancy Pants Summer's End line for this and it was just so fun putting it all together. I used a big mix of products; rub-ons, chipboard, design embellies and of course the totally cute patterned paper. I used my border punch for the bottom orange pp, added the orange polka dot ribbon from my stash, pop dotted a few elements and inked all my edges with charcoal.

The 2nd sketch I have today is from What's Scrapping? Amy put together a fun sketch for us and this is what I came up with:

Last year my son was old enough to enjoy a bit of the pumpkin carving. So as I was doing a pumpkin for him we let him take a look at it. Journaling says: Jayse was totally into his pumpkin. He wanted to look in, feel it and then he made his scary face. (I didn't imitate well)

Here I used some more of my new goodies, but this is the new Halloween line from Best Creations. I used my border punch for the bottom of the pp, my own orange cs and inked with black. Everything else is stickers from the BC cardstock sticker sheet. Gotta love simple!

Monday, September 12, 2011

lil Monster and Softball

It's Monday! And that means I have a Nuts sketch for you. This week's sketch was a 2-pager, great as 2 or either side for a 1 page layout. I chose to use the left side to do this layout:

I used some new Best Creations Halloween line that I won from their blog give away a bit ago. (They are so generous!) I used the basic layout of the sketch but replaced the bottom right photo with journaling and embellies and added alphas for my title from my stash.

This is my son and husband rolling around the living room floor. My lil Monster had a ball!

Now go check out the sketch and other dt member's examples and add your own with the link at the bottom of the post. Can't wait to see what you come up with! Go here.

I also have a Scrap Our Stash reveal for you. This is for the monthly Pagerize challenge. You can find all the details here . You can join the pagerize challenge too!

I decided to use the basic design of Julie's layout. I don't have a lot of softball themed papers but I've picked up stickers and embellishments here and there. So I decided to use regular kraft cs for my background and a large grid stamp for the matte behind the main photo, because I liked Julie's use of stamps. After that I started adding embellishments and stickers. The cord for the 'play hard' slider came off of some clothing tags from my daughter's school pants we just bought, I stapled the cord into place and added my stickers.
Some of them needed a little more pop, so I broke out the white pen and went to work on the game day sticker and word Softball by adding some hand drawn stitching, and some "speed" lines behind the stars and bat. I didn't have a lot of journaling to add so I just wrote who, where, when on one of the bottom photos. I really loved that Julie's stamps had a doodled look to them and I felt like my layout needed a border. So I drew softball stitches around the layout. It was super fun pagerizing Julie's layout!

This also fits the favorite photo challenge at TPV. These are definitely some of my favorite photos from this past summer.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Play Ball!

This was a super fun, super fast layout! And I used some of my favorite embellishments, cardstock stickers!!!

About my son Brayden playing baseball this past summer. He's such an active little guy it's fun to watch him jump around all excited. When he runs in to home plate, if he's not sliding unnecessarily, he's doing a little jump twist off of it. So fun!

They're having a little crop at Scrapdango and I decided to get in on the fun. So this challenge was for their PE class. The requirements were to use an action photo, circle and something to convey motion, with extra credit for getting the word team in there somewhere.
I used photos of Brayden playing ball, plenty of circles, "action" lines behind the ball up top and an arrow to move you across the page. Plus I got the extra credit "team" in there. Then I just had a blast with my white pen, adding lines here and there to highlight things and move the eye around the lo, and my latest favorite of ball stitches around the edge of the layout.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Nice Throw

I've got another NAS sketch for you! I changed this sketch a little by adding another photo and flipping the main elements from the left to the right side.

This is all one patterned paper. I cut the top off and flipped it, then cut the circle out and flipped it, added a little cs to the seams in the back and done. The blue was a little bright still so I added some black ink here and there, inked my paper edges, added the twill with staples and black pearl dots below the twill. The title was one that had 2 parts to most of the letters, so I laid down both parts and then added black stickles over the inside piece. Then I inked and added my journaling along with my embellies.

These are more photos from our day at the zoo. It was so cute seeing my hubby hold my son up so he could throw the fish food farther into the water. What a great daddy!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Summer Days

Summer days is made using a 2 page sketch from Nuts About Sketches. You can find the sketch and a lot more examples here.

This layout is of my family at a small local zoo, just enjoying an easy Sunday. (Didn't have too many of those this summer)

As you can see I pretty much stuck with the sketch. I mixed products from all areas of my messy scrap table for this one. :) Did a lot of tearing and black inking. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Scrap Your Stash August challenge

My first official post as a Scrap Your Stash dt member! The challenge for August was to re-do a layout from your early scrapping days.

My style has changed and evolved throughout the years. I know that were I to re-do one of my layouts it would probably end up nothing like the original, but for me that's part of the charm of my older layouts. I like to see where I've changed and grown. :)
So rather than re-do a layout I decided to use some of the elements from an older layout for one I would do now. I essentially scrap lifted myself.
So here's my first lo.

I did 8.5x11 back in the day. So I used that smaller size only for a horizontal layout. This lo is about my now 9yr old daughter and her love of reading when she was little.

Here's my new layout.

I basically kept the same design and used one of my favorite techniques DOODLING! Love it, but don't do it nearly enough anymore.
This lo is about my little man and the fun he had with his new turtle pool toy, even tho we weren't in the pool anymore.

I hope you play along in the last few days of this month and have fun re-doing a layout or two of your own. If you'd like to submit your lo you can find all the details here on the blog. Come check out everyone's entries, you'll like what you see.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Today I have another NAS sketch reveal for you. I was a bit late getting mine done so it didn't make it into the original blog post, but you can find the sketch here.

My lil man is ALL about hats of any and all kinds. If he can make it stay on his head it's a "at!"

This is my first lo with Fancy Pants' new Summer's End line. Isn't it cute? I won it from their blog!! I see many cute lo's to come with this line.
Here I used 2 of their pp's for the background. I inked both of them with a dark brown and then used a charcoal ink for the 'matte' of the main photo. I just marked lightly with a pencil where I wanted the photo to go and then inked the paper before attaching the photo. I pretty much kept with the design of the sketch, but instead of stitching along the bottom of the top layered pp, I added another line of journaling. I also drew some stitching around the top blue heart and underlined some words in the the journaling to help them pop more. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Baby Love

Monday's NAS sketch was a 2 pager, but I chose to use just the left side of the sketch and make a one page layout.

I absolutely love it when my son cuddles and takes care of his sister's baby dolls. So I snapped a couple pics of him loving on this baby doll once and that's what this lo is all about.

I used a white cs background and a random baby kit that was given to me for mother's day. Then added some stickers from another baby kit I had just bits left from and a sticker sheet I picked up at Hobby Lobby forever ago. The dotted ribbon has been in my stash for an embarrassing amount of time. :) I used a border punch on the green paper and cut it with a wavy cutter blade. Then backed it with blue to help the stars pop. I also inked them before adhering them to the page. The stickers for the title portion of the page needed a little more pop, so I hand drew stitches around the circles and drew the frame around the 'baby love' sticker. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hun, hun, hun!

I know I'm super slow posting this, but it has been one crazy busy week and I wanted to get a better photo of this layout before I posted it. The one posted on the NAS website is a little yellow because of bad lighting. So here you go, my lo based on Monday's sketch:

As a family we've spent a ton of time at the ball parks this year. Jayse really got into the cheering and clapping. In these photos he was yelling at the players. One of his favorite things to yell was "Hun, hun, hun!", his version of RUN. :) What a cutie.

Here I used the backsides of some Pink Paislee I recently won from the CK blog (woohoo!) along with the circle, starred borders. Then I added some random baseball stickers I've picked up here and there. Many of the items were not sticking well, so I stapled quite a few and used black ink around my paper edges.

Feel free to leave me a comment and follow my blog if you like what you see. Thanks for stopping by! :)Ange

Monday, July 25, 2011


It's Monday! And the good thing about Monday is..... Another Nuts About Sketches sketch!! Here's today's sketch:

And here's what I did with it:

As you can see, instead of using the 5 photos, I've used 3 larger ones. I used my July TSS kit featuring BB's Barefoot & Bliss line (LOVE IT!) and a few stickers I had hanging around my desk. This also goes along with the dt monthly challenge from Anna. I was supposed to use NO cs, distress of some kind, stitch, word/s stickers and chipboard. Some of the flowers are cb, I used my scissors to rough up the edges of my pp, there's no cs, my word stickers are in the upper left and the stitching, BY HAND (yes I whined a little), is in the upper left on the word stickers, lower left on the cs sticker and on the right main photo. I also added some doodling and stickles here and there.

I love these photos and how much fun it was to hang in Hawaii with my sister and hubby! Love that we still get to act like a bunch of kids when we're together. Hope you enjoy! :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I see you

We play a fun game on TSS called LO Tag where you lift the lo of the person before you and in this round we added challenges. My challenge was to use at least 2 different border punches and I lifted Anna Mills' lo. It's an awesome way to keep you scrapping or get you out of a scrappy funk. Just register for the board and come sign up for the next round! Here.

Monday, July 18, 2011

NAS sketch reveal day!

Here's the sketch:

And my lo using the right side of the sketch:

I picked the right side because I like the tag/pocket look at the top. I used 7 photos on this lo and it made for a lot of sky and water blue, so I tried to offset that with more embellies and color in other places. Plus, I added a hand drawn doodle border around the whole lo. I also did the TSS challenge to "jazz" up your ribbon by adding bling to it and this is there July kit!

These are photos of my hubby trying to paddle board in Hawaii. I got there just in time to snap a couple of shots and get one wipeout photo. I put the journaling on the surfboard sticking out of the pocket.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Guest DT spot & a giveaway

I was asked to guest design at Scrap Our Stash this month. They have a Red, White and Blue challenge running. Here's the lo I did for it:

All the details for the layout are on their blog. Go check it out. Here.

Also wanted to let all of you know about the kit giveaway going on at What's Scrapping. They're celebrating their 100th post by giving you a kit!! Go enter to win!! Here.

Monday, July 11, 2011


No, not my kid! No way!!

It's the curse of the 4th kid I think. Aren't all fourths just rotten to the bone? I know my younger brother is, just saying...

This day we were at the ball park, again. And after spending many, many, many games running around keep Jayse out of trouble and not watching my other kids playing, we decided to try and keep him in the stands. As you can see, it did not go well. In these photos Jayse is trying to get away from his grandpa. I think he finally succeeded and we just took turns following him around again.

For this layout, I used this sketch from Nuts About Sketches:

I turned it to the right and made the 5x7 two smaller photos. This paper from Fancy Pants Rough and Tough line has a lot of fun pre-printed things on it, so I didn't have to do a lot of embellishing. I used glitter chipboard Thickers for the title, stickles for the dots, added scraps of paper here and there for extra fun, fussy cut the cloud and bolt below the title and a stapled a couple of Heidi Swapp ghost stars. I also stapled some folded ribbon along the edge, added some of the dots and * from the Thicker sheet and doodled a little myself for fun.

Monday, July 4, 2011

@ the Table

We've got a new sketch for you at Nuts About Sketches. It's a 2 page sketch but I just used the right side and rotated it to fit my pictures. Here's my lo:

Pics are of Jayse sitting at the table on the big chair. He was loving it. And then we did the evil, unspeakable and gave him a Salt & Vinegar chip. :) He was a bit shocked.
I used an old kit from TSS here with mostly GCD studio products. I used a scallop border punch to trace the "bite" marks on the border pieces and then cut them out, inked the bite marks with a black marker and the paper edges with a purply-red color. Added a few embellies, traced around the title to help it pop and we're done. :)
Have a great 4th of July!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Shark Attack!

Or lack there of, which was the disappointment of our trip.
But at least it resulted in some goofy photos on shore in the cage we found.

This is based on today's NAS sketch and it is SO easy and fun to use. The dt all came up with awesome lo's based on this sketch. The fun part is they all look so different from each other. So don't forget to check them out, here.
I used the TSS June kit for this lo and added some recollections 3D stickers. I cut one of the filter papers up to look like "bite" marks and used the space for my title. I did not have another 'h' in lower case for the word shark, so I cut a k down for it. I inked my edges and added my journaling through the wave in the pp. Other than that all I had to do was unbend all the shark photos my one year old kept running off with. :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I've got another NAS sketch for you! Here's the sketch:

Great sketch, don't you think? So many possibilities. I picked a few garden shot pictures from our trip to the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii.

I cut the flowered paper for my borders and fussy cut a few flowers out for decoration, added some vaca ribbon for a border at the top. At first I wasn't sure what to do with the filters in the kit (TSS June), but I've had quite a bit of fun with them. I cut this one in half and sprayed them each with a different color of Glimmer Mist; Meadow Green and Juneberry Wine. I was planning to just use the green but I put the wrong kind of glue under it (don't use liquid with these suckers it shows through), which is why I added the purple half over the top. But I sure like the layers. :) Then I added some stickles around the edge to give the title a little more punch.
For the dot border at the bottom, I cut the swirls out of pp (saw Julie Walton do that with her dt kit and loved it) pop-dotted some and alternated them with dew drops. Then added some journaling with a white pen (love that!), some other pre-made embellies, and inked my paper edges.

Thanks for taking a look. Please feel free to leave a comment. :)

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