layouts, Scrap Chicks, sketches

Another layout, anyone?

I know, another challenge layout.  This time Kelly chose a Page Maps sketch for the Summer Nights challenge.  I loved the sketch and was so happy with how my layout turned out! 

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This sketch has been showing up all over Pinterst since we did it over at Scrap Chicks.  I had a lot of fun with it and was proud of myself for actually using my machine to sew on it and for changing the thread to brown.  I tend to just use white thread on everything πŸ™‚
I hope you’re having a great week!  Go be crafty!

Gel-a-Tins, layouts, stamps

I’ve started a new feature at gel-a-tins~

If you haven’t already seen it today, head over to the gel-a-tin stamps blog.  We’re doing a new monthly challenge.  You have to use your gel-a-tin stamps to make a project, making sure that you meet the details of the challenge and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a stamp set! 

This month I’m challenging everyone to use their stamps to make the embellishments for their page.  Check out the sample I made with the Super Star set…

Go to my side bar for the link to the blog!
layouts, Sassy Lil' Sketches, Scrap Chicks

Another challenge layout!

Before I get to the challenge layout I did last night, let’s talk about Sassy Lil’ Sketches.  Cherie is the one drawing all these amazing sketches and very soon she’ll be releasing an e-book filled with them!  I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s officially been released, and I want you all to check it out because I’ll be in it!  I got a little peek last night and it’s going to be amazing!

Now, on to the layout.  We had another summer sketch challenge last night at Scrap Chicks.  These have been a lot of fun and I was pretty happy with how my layout for last night’s challenge turned out.

The sketch was for an 8.5×11, but I do 12×12 so I just laid the smaller layout on top of a piece of cardstock. 
What have you been crafting lately?ο»Ώ
layouts, Scrap Chicks

I need a schedule :)

I blog all the time (almost every day) over on the gel-a-tins blog, but rarely over here.  I’m pretty sure that has everything to do with me making a schedule for that one.  It may have a teeny bit to do with the fact that I don’t make enough stuff to be able to post every single day either, though.

Over at Scrap Chicks the Sizzling Summer Nights sketch challenges are still going strong.  It’s a timed challenge where a sketch is posted and you’re given a certain amount of time to complete a layout and get it uploaded.  They have been a lot of fun and this week’s sketch was no exception.  Here’s what I did with it.

The sketch was really cute and we were challenged to rotate it, only distress either the rectangles or the circles, to use two fonts for the title and to use more than one color of ink or mist.  I love all these Sassafrass Lass papers and had fun working with them here.

Just a few more days until the twins are back in school (and I have more quiet time to create)!  Woohoo! πŸ™‚

Gel-a-Tins, layouts, stamps

I’m running a challenge…

…and gel-a-tins is sponsoring a give-away! 

I was asked to put up a challenge over at a forum called Piece of Scrap πŸ™‚  I am challenging users to take their stamps and make a background paper with them.  Here’s my sample:

I used a star set by gel-a-tins to make that background.  I love the set!  I even used the same stars to make an embellishment and a journaling spot!
Here’s the deal.  The thread is hereο»Ώ.  You’ll have to join to play along if you want a chance at the prize.  That prize?  This fab star set of stamps!
So, head over, get to stamping and win some starry goodness πŸ™‚  Good luck!
layouts, scrapbooking, sketches

I like it a lot

I posted on Facebook the other day that I made a layout and I liked it πŸ™‚  That doesn’t happen with every layout I make!
This one was based on a sketch for the Helmar June challenge.  I don’t own any Helmar goodies, so I can’t enter their contest, but I loved the sketch so I thought I’d go ahead and use it!

I don’t usually like the look of photos cut into shapes, but I think the circle looks really cute here.

I hope you’re having a great weekend!

layouts, scrapbooking

Go swimming layout

This is another challenge layout from a Scrap Chicks summer challenge.  We only have an hour and 20 minutes to make the layout and get it posted online.  I totally started late again πŸ™‚ but I still managed to get it posted just in time.  Now, the pencil marks I used for my circles still need to be erased, and I’m sure I’ll have to go back and add more to it because it’s just not one of my layouts unless I go crazy on it, but here it is πŸ™‚
I do really like the sketch and I think I’ll be using it again!
layouts, scrapbooking, sketches

A challenge layout!

Over at Scrap Chicks they’re doing a weekly challenge.  Last week we had and hour and twenty minutes to do up a layout using a sketch we were given.  We were warned about how many pictures we would need, but that was about it.
Well, I got started late and didn’t actually turn the layout in on time, but it’s still pretty cute and I had a lot of fun playing along. 

A little bird even told me that she was going to use it for an inspiration of the day over at Sassy Lil’ Sketches.  How cool is that?
Here’s to hoping that I can get my layout done in time this week! :Dο»Ώ
layouts, sketches

The June Chicken Scratch Sketch

Over at Scrap Chicks there’s a monthly sketch challenge.  I’m sure that I’ve said before that I love using sketches when I have some layouts to get done and feel like I’m all out of mojo.  The sketch this month was really cute and I used it right away after it was posted.

And here’s what I did with it.

The pictures are actually from Hanukkah a couple of years ago.  (I’m a tad behind on my scrapping if you hadn’t noticed).  If you use the sketch, come on over to Scrap Chicks and share it with everyone!

layouts, scrapbooking

A girly layout!

I do like some pink.  I even have pink hair right now πŸ™‚  I don’t get to use the color very often in my scrapbooking, but when I scrap for a friend of mine I get to work with pictures of her super cute little girl. 
I did this layout last week.  It was fun and I got to use some papers from Basic Grey that I got a great deal on over at the Scenic Route store.

I hope you like it and that you’re getting a lot of time to be creative this summer!