Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sketches In Thyme #88

Good morning! It's that time again my friends...time for me to share the newest sketch from Sketches In Thyme with you!

Supplies: Basic Grey Boxer Collection - Commando; Crate Paper School Spirit Collection - Homeroom, Chemistry; Tim Holtz Distess Ink - Walnut Stain; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Classic Calico, Dewey, Custard, Overdue; Ali Edwards Stamps - Kids Are Cool; Hero Arts/Studio Calico Stamps - Heyday Thoughts; AC/Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Roller Date Stamp; Fiskars/Jenni Bowlin Tab Punch; EK Success Photo Corner Punch; Studio Calico Wood Veneer Stars; Bella Blvd. Washi Tape - Red Dot; sf Andi 1 Font

Isn't that great?? As I've said before, I don't do two pagers all that much, so instead I took inspiration from both sides of the sketch to create my layout and it turned out fabulous! I used some really cute pictures from when we celebrated Madison's birthday at Build A Bear last year. She had SO much fun, as you can see by the HUGE smile on her face!! I absolutely love capturing moments like this one, and it reminds me why I'm so very thankful to be a scrapbooker...

So how do you like the sketch?? If you want to try it out yourself, we'd love to see what you create with it! Head over to the Sketches In Thyme blog to link up your project by the 31st and you'll be entered to win an awesome prize, and while you're there, be sure to check out what the rest of the DT did with the sketch to get some more inspiration. ;) Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today!


I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Scraptastic Club - Hexagons
Scrap The Girls - Stars

Monday, August 20, 2012

Great Job!

Hi there friends! Today I've got a new layout to share with you that I did for...myself! Most of my recent pages have been for DT assignments and I looooove those, but I also love it when I get the chance to make something just because I feel like it. ;) This one was inspired by the awesome sketch over at Artful Delight this month...

Supplies: Simple Stories Elementary Collection - Bookworm, Spelling Bee, Flash Cards; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Tim Holtz Distress Marker - Walnut Stain; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Classic Calico, Overdue, Estate Green; Paper Smooches Stamps - Good Gab; Studio Calico Alpha Border Stamp; EK Success Embossed Curve Border Punch; Fiskars Round & Round Punch; Fiskars Twinkle Twinkle Punch; EK Success Photo Corner Punch; My Mind's Eye Celebrate Brad

How cute is that?? I took these pics of Madison doing her homework right after she started Kindergarten. She LOVED homework (don't ask me why, lol!) and she was always ready to get it done. It continued through first grade last year and we're hoping the trend goes on for second grade also. ;)

So there you go! I'll be back in a couple of days with a new layout for Sketches In Thyme and then at the beginning of September with a project for the newest challenge at Scrap It Girl. And if I feel crafty the next couple of days, I may see you even sooner that that. :) Have an awesome day!


I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Paper Smooches Sparks - Cool Shades
Artful Delight - Sketch
Scrap Your Crap - Brads

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

MMD Sketch #23

Hello! Today I'm sharing the newest sketch from Miracles Momma Designs with you. This one is so unique and FUN!

Supplies: October Afternoon Daydream Collection - Garden Chain, Rain Boots, Paper Lanterns; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Classic Calico, Piglet; Fiskars Round & Round Circle Punch; Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Classic Butterfly Punch; Martha Stewart Large Circle Cutter; My Mind's Eye Nostalgia Brads; Echo Park A Walk In The Park Alphabet Stickers

This picture is so precious. When my girls were little, they would sleep with us all the time, and we always loved having them there to snuggle with us. Every now and then, I'd wake up first and be able to capture a moment like this one. There's absolutely nothing like seeing this so many years later. It brings that time back so easily, and I love that...

As you can see, I decided to go with scallops instead of points for my layout, which shows you just how versatile sketches can be! Always remember that sketches are just a starting point...they can turn into whatever YOU want them to. ;) Please take a minute to visit Heather's blog to see what the other DT gals did with this'll love it!


I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
Punky Sprouts - Use Some Bling
Unique Crafters - Sparkle & Shine

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sketches In Thyme #87

Hi there! I have a new sketch from Sketches In Thyme to show you today, and this one is really fun! Just think of the different patterned papers (or WASHI!!) you can use...

Supplies: Authentique Fresh Collection - Crisp, Clean; Authentique Celebrate Collection - Enjoyment; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Black Soot; Tim Holtz Distress Marker - Black Soot; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Inky Black, Overdue; Ali Edwards Stamp Set - Family Circle; Fiskars Twinkle Twinkle Punch; Martha Stewart Circle Cutter; Studio Calico Wood Veneer Stars; My Mind's Eye Celebrate Brads
*I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to my sweet friend Sandi for gifting me with the floral paper (Enjoyment) I used was just perfect!

For my page I decided to use this very special picture from 1999. My oldest daughter was just 11 days old and we had gone to my Aunt Cindy's house for a Christmas celebration with my family. She took this shot of us right when we walked in. We were all SO tired, I was still swollen from my pregnancy and had on NO make-up, my hubby was wearing a crazy wrestling shirt...but none of that matters one bit. It's one of the first family pictures of us that we have and I absolutely adore it. I remember how happy we were to finally have that sweet baby girl in our lives and we were so in love with her! It was a very happy time in our lives and I'm thankful to finally have it in my scrapbooks...

So what do you think of the sketch? If you love and want to try using it yourself, we'd love to see what you create! Once you've got your project made, be sure to link it up at the Sketches In Thyme blog by the 31st to be entered for a fun prize. ;) Thanks so much for stopping by today!


I'm entering this layout in the following challenge...
Scrapbook Circle - Beach Papers/Non-Beach Layout

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Scrap It Girl August Challenge

Good morning! Today is my first time posting a DT project for Scrap It Girl and I'm super excited! The challenge for August is to use numbers, which is easy and simple right?? As soon as I found out about it, I knew I wanted to create a mini album, and came up with this idea for my daughter Emily...

Supplies: Basic Grey 6x6 Paper Pad - What's Up; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Technique Tuesday Stamp Set - Borderline: Live For Today; Fiskars Round & Round Punch; EK Success Scallop Circle Punch; American Crafts Thickers - Rainboots; Studio Calico Wood Veneers - Tweet Birds; DYMO Caption/Label Maker; Crop-A-Dile; Doodlebug Plain & Simple Mini Album - Square Chip

The title and tabs along the side of the album say "13 reasons that you are soooo loved by all of us". She's going to be 13 in December (man, I can't believe that!), and I thought a mini album filled with some favorite pictures and lots of reasons we love her would be a very special gift. So far I've only done the cover so I don't have any inside pages to show you just yet (I want to be sure that it's a family project and her daddy and sissy are included inside), but I'll be sure to share those with you as they get made. ;)

So have you got some ideas floating around for a numbers project you'd like to create? It can be absolutely anything you want it to be as long as it includes a number of some sort, and do you want to know what you can win by playing along? Here it the awesome prize being offered...

How great is that?? You have all month long to get your project made and linked up over at the Scrap It Girl blog, so get creative and have fun! Thanks for stopping by! :)