Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Stuck?! Sketches: February 1 Challenge

Hello....I'm participating in another sketch challenge, this time over at Stuck?! Sketches for their February 1st challenge. Here is the sketch...

I definitely was inspired by the sketch, but I did a few things differently. Some of it due to the page size difference...and some of it just happened :) Here is what I came up with...

SEI(Forever Sassy: Assorted Overlays, Sundries, Stickers, Cheeky Snippets, Shellac Me, Extravagant Attitude, Very Daring, Kiss Me at Midnight)
American Crafts(Amy Tangerine: Today foam Thickers)
Illustrated Faith(stamps)
Autumn Leaves (Journal Stamp)
Bella Blvd (Black Chevron Designer Tape)
Imaginisce (Baker's Twine)

I'm still using up quite a bit of product from designing for SEI. This is from their Forever Sassy collection...which was one of my favorites. The colors matched perfectly with Lauren's shirt.

Disclaimer: Leah didn't really give Lauren a wet willy while she was sleeping...These picture were totally staged, by their father of course ;) Leah was all too willing to play along.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bella Blvd + Illustrated Faith: Meet Me

Hello! I have a layout up today over at the Bella Blvd Studio Blog using the Whatever is Lovely collection and Genesis Kit from Illustrated Faith.

Meet Me

IF Whatever is Lovely: Admirable, Treasures & Text; IF Genesis Kit: Point It, Love It, Wordfetti White, Little Bits: Books of the Bible; Typed, Oh My Heavens, One in a Melon; Big & Bold: Hey Sugar Sugar; Just Add Color: Passcode: Tiny Text Alpha Stickers; Black, Enamel Dots: Bell Pepper; Little Bits: White

I usually wake up with my husband in the morning to make his lunch and send him off to work. Then, I have the house all to myself for about an hour before the kids wake up. This time is perfect for devotions and prayer. Francesca Battistelli's song "When the Crazy Kicks In" sums up my thoughts on this perfectly, so I used some lyrics for my title and journaling.

You should definitely check out the rest of the beautiful layouts featuring the Bella Blvd & Illustrated Faith projects over at the Bella Blvd blog...always loaded with inspiration!

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Let's Get Sketchy: February Week 1

I'm really trying to get back into creating just for fun here, lately. It seems that I've fallen into a slump the last few years, and have only been making projects for assignments. So, I've turned to some sketch blogs for some quick inspiration.

I came across this one at Let's Get Sketchy...

The problem is that even with a sketch sometimes I don't know where to start. There are just too many options. So, when deciding if I want to try a sketch or not, I have to have some idea of what I want to do, or at least what products I want to work with. I guess that's why assignments are so good for take all the thinking out of it....because when you have to think, it then becomes work :) When I saw this one, I immediately decided on a photo of Oskar...with the Tiny Tots collection from Bella Blvd. 

Here is my take on the sketch:


I've also been trying to use more stamps on my layouts. I have a whole cabinet full of them that I hardly ever use. So, I pulled out a couple that I have from Stampin' Up!, and also a pretty ancient journal stamp...I think from Autumn Leaves?

Bella Blvd: Tiny Tots (Toy Chest, Alphabet Soup, Borders, Daily Details, Treasures & Text, Paper Pieces); Freestyle Sophisticates (Freestyle Banana); Ciao Chip (Stars & Hearts, Whatnots, Amorie Alpha Guacamole, Amorie Alpha Blueberry); Molly (Treasures & Text); Enamel Dots (Milk White, McIntosh); Tiny Text (Pretty Boy)
Stampin' Up!: Stamps(Extreme Elements, Off the Grid); Ink (Real Red, Basic Grey); Die (Chalk Talk)
Autumn Leaves: Journal Stamp
other: white cardstock

I'm definitely going to try to keep pulling out my stamps to use...along with some other tools that I've been neglecting. 
Loved this sketch! 

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges: Sketch 469

Hello! It's been awhile since I've linked up, I poked around some challenge blogs for a little inspiration. I came across this sketch from Scrapbook Challenges

There were several things I liked about this sketch. But, the main thing was that I had papers with all of those patterns, so I didn't have to think much :D 

Here is my take on it:

Just Us

I combined the Max, Tiny Tots, Color Chaos, and Family Forever collections from Bella Blvd.

Supply List
Bella Blvd: Family Forever (Family Rules, Treasures & Text); Tiny Tots (Toy Chest); Color Chaos (Ice Strandz, Treasures & Text); Max (Treasures & Text); Ciao Chip (Whatnots); Everyday Bookplates
American Crafts: Amy Tangerine (Today Thickers)
other: white cardstock

 This was a fun one!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bella Blvd + Illustrated Faith: The One

Hello! Today I have a project up over at the Bella Blvd Studio Blog for the Bella Blvd + Illustrated Faith feature.

The One
IF Whatever is Lovely: 3x4's, Treasures & Text; IF Genesis Kit: Books of the Bible, Point It, Love It, Label It, Typed: Oh My Heavens, Hey Sugar Sugar; Fresh Market: Treasures & Text; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: White, McIntosh; Enamel dots: Cotton Candy; Enamel DooDads: Cotton Candy; Tiny Text Bold & Beautiful, Black

Red and pink + turquoise is one of my favorite color combos for a Valentine's theme. Together with a paraphrased portion of verse 4 from chapter 3 out of the Song of Solomon,  you have a perfect layout about LOVE..."but I found him whome my soul loveth."

A few techniques on this page that I seem to do frequently:
- use a marker on white alphas 
- combining different fonts for the title
- leave a 4-5 inch space of white cardstock to make little bits pop out.
- I love to add a staple to long stickers and washi

Head on over to Bella Blvd to see the other lovely projects created using the Illustrated Faith products!

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