Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Memory Nest Sketch

Hi again! I am on a roll with these posts lately! Two whole posts in two days. The world might just come to an end any minute.... ;)

I discovered a new-to-me site called The Memory Nest. They have a great sketch challenge going right now so I thought I'd give it a try. Here's my take:

I love this photo of my little guy. It was taken quite a long time ago. He is a big gigantic eleven year old with a girlfriend now. No idea how time could possibly fly so fast! I have been digging through the many drawers in my scraproom and finding all kinds of goodies. This picture was there, and I found these papers that I always loved. I only had scraps left, but there was plenty for this layout. I believe the star paper is Lime Twist by MME and I'm not certain about the polka dot paper. The die cut paper is Studio Callico, I think. The star is by PLS and the ribbon is cheap stuff from Wal Mart. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pretty Little Studio Sketch Layout

Hi everyone. I have a layout up on the PLS blog today. We were asked to work with this sketch:

I loved the vertical lines, and definitely wanted to keep those in play. I am actually notorious for straying from the sketch. I'm always thinking "Will it offend the sketch designer if I leave this out? What if they look at this and get grumpy because I butchered their beautiful sketch? Will the world stop turning if I change this or that?" For now I am going to assume that there is no band of disgruntled sketch designers stalking me with their crafty scissors raised. Hopefully....

Anyway, having said all that I am proud yo report that I stuck relatively close to the sketch on this one. Here's my layout:

Hopefully this will redeem me in the eyes of those sketch designers. ;) Thanks for stopping by! And don't forget to visit the PLS blog to check out the other takes on the sketch.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Creative Scrappers Sketch 260

Hi everyone! I decided to try playing along at Creative Scrappers. I loved sketch number 260. The triangles are a really cool element. Here's my take on it:

A while back, I created this layout:

It turned out to be one of my favorites. I used ribbon from Wal Mart behind the cutouts. I have been looking for an excuse to do that again, sooooo.....

I scrap lifted myself for the Creative Scrappers layout. I love the bright, happy colors of the ribbon against the black and white photo of my sweet little guy. It doesn't hurt that he is totally adorable either. ;). Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

And She Was Happy...

Hi folks. Just stopping by to share a new PLS layout.

I had so much fun with this layout! I used a truckload of PLS journaling cards around the edges. I just staggered them around the edges and distressed them a bit with some white paint. I doodled the tree and added in some quotes from one of our favorite books, "The Giving Tree". I have read this book to my little Caleb since he wax tiny and it never fails to make me sniffle. The title is taken from the book as well.

Thanks for stopping by! :)