Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What is it with these sketches lately? I am having so much fun with them. Very unlike me. This is from the Lifetime Moments Saturday Sketch challenge. I even got it done in time!!!

The layout was made with a mish mash of stuff from my stash. Paper is Club Scrap, Bazzill, 29th Street. Letters are Thickers and Doodlebug rub ons. Frame is from Anna Griffin (I think) and is filled with Glassy Glaze. Flowers are Prima. Ink is Distress Inks by Ranger. I think that is it!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 12, 2008

A Pair - inspired by Classy Coordinates Sketches!

My friend Wendy always does the most amazing layouts. She tipped me off to a great sketch service done by www.classycoordinates.com When you sign up, you get an email each week with seven sketches, so you end up with a sketch for each day of the year. I received all of the 2007 sketches, and signed up for 2008. They look so "do-able." Would you believe this is my first actual layout with them? Well, here it is:

I used one of the kits from Coordinates Collections-- just added a Stampin Up eyelet and ribbon on the tag, some Fancy Pants felt from an add on and some chipboard letters I had sitting around ( they must be Heidi Swap cause they will not stick to save their life. LOL). I wanted something for the eye to rest upon, so there is a thin outline of yellow shimmery paper from Hambly - you know, the one with the cute owl on it. I cut the owl out for future use, don't worry. The rest of the papers are SEI.

Between the kit and the sketch, this took just about an hour from start to finish. Not bad for a worknight.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Poolside Vegas

Another layout I did while cropping with friends from one of the Coordinates Collections kits. It came with a pack of chipboard punchouts which I painted blue. I also bought the Heidi Swap clear flower addons. I painted the center of the flower with the same acrylic paint. The big challenge is gluing them on the page. I am not sure of the best glue... but it was not KI Gloo. That totally showed through. I still like the layout though. I think I love anything with Thickers. ;)

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

A Sketch Layout

Some of you already know how much I love the kits from Coordinates Collections. If you have cropped with me, you will often see me just bring a batch of kits with me to a crop. They basically have everything you need to make a great layout.

Well, this layout was made with one of those kits. I think the papers are Daisy D' - including the little journaling cards. Those make journaling so much easier because you know just how much space to fill. The embellishments are loose in the kit, so I am not sure what they are. The layout was based on a Becky Fleck sketch made for LifetimeMoments. I added lettering from yet another kit, and used stamps I had from Starving Artists stamps to do the stitching.

I have been trying to get these pictures scrapped for nearly 2 years. Somehow, between the sketch and the perfect kit, this came together really smoothly. Enjoy!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Spinning Wheel card

This card was so much fun to make! The instructions were a part of Lifetime Moment's National Scrapbook Day classes. The wheel (which is the really light scalloped layer) spins and reveals different messages in the window. I used Club Scrap's Nature's Wonder kit, which came with this little strip of saying (such as love, joy, walk in the garden) that I punched out and glued into the window. The flower pumchouts also came with the kit. I just added some SU Wild Wasabi ribbon to make the stems and leaves.

I made this one for my stepmom for her birthday. I am giving it to her at lunch, so I don't think she will see this post in the next few hours. I also made her a pearl bracelet and earrings. I will try to post those later (need to take a picture first.)