Saturday, June 22, 2013

Hay Fever

Another fabulous sketch at Pamela Young's blog!  I really loved all the circles on this one.  I pulled out my photos from my church's Hay Fever festival, from last Fall, as I thought this was the perfect way to scrap them.  I turned the single page into a double, by just extending the design all the way across the page.  I felt it fit my story better than the double posted by Pamela. 

I punched the circles out of a Swagger 6x6 paper pad.  Paper pads are the perfect size for this sort of thing since they shrink the design.  I then pop dotted a few of them up to give my dimension.  I love the way this turned out and I'm so glad to be able to play with the sketches again.  It's been forever and a day since I was last able to play!

The layout

Pamela's sketch


Friday, June 21, 2013

Future Mr & Mrs

I recently re-discovered Inspired Blueprints.  They had a new look and a new site and I love it!  I found myself with time to do some challenges just for fun and I love the sketches.  Hope to play along a lot more.

This sketch really inspired me to scrap one the engagement photos of my son.  I had been running around doing all those last minute preparations for the wedding and didn't even get to post it until now.  They are no long the future Mr & Mrs, but Mr & Mrs!  The wedding was lovely and I can't wait to get my hands on the photos!

I used modeling paste on a heart stencil and then smashed gold glass glitter into the paste.  I love the sparkly look it gave.  The hearts are perfect for this photo and I did not change from the sketch.  I used a combination of a punched border,bird washi tape, and baker's twine for the grounding strip.  I just love that red piece of Crate Paper!

The layout

The sketch

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


I just loved the colors, at CSI, this week!  So fun and so ready for a party!  What better photos to use than those from a party?  I chose three photos from Leah's bridal shower.  I stretched the sketch a bit to have the center photo.  I kept the circles and banners, but put them in different locations.  I love the fun feel that the watercolor paint adds.  For my evidence I used circles, small patterns, and frames.  My testimony is done caption style, over each photo, letting the viewer know what is going on.

The layout

The case file

Monday, June 17, 2013


Welcome to a new month of CSI cases!  This month is all about wedding and it just happens that we have a big wedding this month!  In preparation for this big event, I took a look back at my daughter's photos and she was such a beautiful bride!  So sweet and romantic, so I decided to use one of these photos for this case.  I am usually not a fan of soft, pastels, but I took this photo of her and turned it into a sepia photo and it fit so well with these pretty papers from Prima.  I let just a hint of color bleed through the sepia tone, and I love the look!  I will be sure to play with that more often.  For my evidence I used: hearts, gold, banner title, and flowers.  My testimony looks back at that wonderful day and how beautiful she was.

The layout

The case files

Monday, June 3, 2013

Death By Glitter

I was recently asked to join the design team at a new challenge blog Scrapstuffz "Inspired By".  Stacia has been my friend for the last couple of years and I am really excited to see where she is going with her scrapping.  This site gives you a little tease to get your creative juices flowing.  Each month a photo/image will be posted to help you be inspired.  Look at the photo/image and see where your imagination takes you!

We all were given this photo to use for inspiration

At first I didn't have a clue where to go with it, but then those bright stripes, on black, just jumped out at me!  I went a got a black piece of cardstock and started looking for paper in all colors.  Then the washi tape called my name and in no time I had a cool background made and set off to find photos.  I've never done a layout in that order before!

I chose these fun photos from my friend's visit.  She likes to claim that she is severely allergic to pink.  One morning she would not get up so someone suggested that I sprinkle pink glitter on her.  I think I used too much because it seems that I have killed her...

Be sure to play along, I can't wait to see what you come up with!