Friday, March 27, 2015

Let's Get Sketchy week 3 challenge and Design team call

Here is another layout I completed, using an amazing sketch by 
 Bev Code, for the week three challenge at 
Let's Get Sketchy .  I completed all 4 sketches this month for Let's Get Sketchy .  
I knew right away I wanted to use a picture of my four grandkids from just a few weeks ago.  
On the left side is Brittany 3 and Katie 5.  
On the right side is Micah 2 and his sister Kenzie 4.  
The paper is Kaisercraft Hello Today Collection on a piece of tan Bazzil.  
I added burlap ribbon, black ink, Recollections black flower and black pearl flourish.  

Here is the sketch from Bev Code for week 3.  

I also wanted to let you know that 
is having a Design Team Call
Check it out below and follow the link above to find out 
 what you need to do to be a part of this awesome sketch blog.  
Being on a Design team is a great way to inspire people and be inspired by other talented scrapers.  
 Using sketches can really help motivate you and encourage you to try new things.  

Hello everyone!

Lets Get Sketchy is looking to add 2-4 more members to our already fabulous Design Team.  The DT term will run from April 15 through July 15 and  could very well be extended after that time. You will be responsible for at least 2 layouts a month as well as commenting on entries each week.  I am only looking for dedicated members.  If you are interested and would like to be considered for a position then here is what you need to do:
Why apply for our team? 
  • To be inspired and to inspire others 
  • To be on the ground floor of an up and coming blog 
  • You will be a part of an amazing group of women and develop lifelong friendships with women from all over the world. 
  • Your work will be featured on Facebook and Pinterest. 
What is expected of our Design Team? 
  • You MUST be a follower of our blog
  • Complete 2 projects a month (you will be given challenges at least a month in advance). 
  • Comment on participants entries (THIS IS A MUST!).  Any team member not adhering to this rule will be promptly removed from the team so please make sure you can do this before applying. 
  • Commit to a 3 month term (Beginning  April 15th thru July 15th.) 
  • Keep an active blog that is updated frequently 
  • Post our challenge and your project on your blog on reveal day and link back to the LGS blog.
How to apply:
  • Leave a comment below indicating you would like to apply 
  • Add our link and DT call to your blog
  • Provide links to your blog and any online galleries. 
  • Create a layout from either of the the sketches below
  • Place our DT call on your blog to help get the word out.
  • You MUST have a Facebook account as we will have a private DT group on Facebook
Design Team Call Sketch

Anyone interested in applying please send your application to letsgetsketchy@gmail.comMake sure you put DT call in the subject line.

We are accepting applications through April 8th.  New design team members will be notified by April 9th.    This is an open call, what that means is, I have the right to close this call at any time if I feel all the positions have been filled.    The first reveal will be April 15th. . I know this is a short turn around however; the first challenge will be easy. I promise you!

No previous DT experience needed.

I can't wait to see what you come up with!  International members ARE welcome to apply!

Thanks for looking at my project today and good luck to all who decide to try for the Design Team.  
Happy Craftin!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Growing Like A Weed layout

For this layout of my oldest granddaughter Katie I used paper from an old stack and cut the title, flowers and grass with files from Silhouette America.  I added some cute little buttons and embellies in center of the flowers.  The ladybug is in honor of Katie's nickname Katiebug.  
Here is the single page sketch I used from
I am also entering this in the 
Die cut challenge In the Garden 
I cut out the flowers and grass with my Silhouette as well as the title.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hello Life layout with Simple Stories

                                            The minute  I saw this fun sketch  at      Lets Get Sketchy Week 4
I grabbed a small 6 x 6 paper pad I had of Simple Stories.   I was going to use a square punch but ended up hand cutting the pieces to best utilize the papers.  I added washi tape and Tim Holtz filmstrip piece across the bottom.  I love the way it came out.  A fun page for my granddaughter's cute picture of her holding a chicken.  I inked the edges with brown ink and then glued them to a black piece of Bazzil so they would pop.  This was a lot of fun to do and I like the way it came out
Much better than having the pad sit on the shelf collecting dust.  

    Here is the sketch fro Lets Get Sketchy Week 4
The sketch designer is Laura Whitaker.  

Also entering in Shopping Our Stash 
This week's theme is Neon Rainbow, and we'd like you to use neon -OR- a rainbow -OR- use rainbow colors. Feel free to combine the options, too! 
I definitely think there is a rainbow of colors on this layout.  

Sweet dreams baby boy layout

For this cute page of my grandson I used K and Comany paper and embellishments from several years ago.  The papers are soft muted colors.  So fun to work with these sweet baby pictures of my grandson when he was tiny.  He is now a running, climbing, wild two year old but still very sweet.  

Here is the sketch I used from Let's Get Sketchy

I just found a new challenge while linking up a project to Rochelle Spears.  
I decided to try out this great March Color Challenge
Week 2 
The colors were very close to this pallet.

COMBINE any of the Scrappy Friends challenges above with my challenge OR complete 2 or more of the challenges above and you are automatically entered into the BONUS PRIZE Drawing!!!
I entered a project at Rochelle Spears  and at creatingwithpaperandmore.  They are having a special drawing for those that enter 2 or 3 of the Scrappy Friends challenges.  

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Happy Life layout

I am entering the Let's Capture Our Memories Sketch 116 with this single page using the sketch below and items from my craft room.  
The pictures is of Kenzie 4 and her brother 2 swinging at the park.  
I decided to use the black background with the pink paper and othe chalky look papers I had for pocket pages.  I used stickers for the journaling and date.  
The large black flower is from Recollections and the little bird is from the $1 section at Michaels.  

Here is the great sketch 
Thanks for checking out my page and these cute sketch.  

Lucky Charms layout done two ways

Going through sketches from various blogs I found some great ones to use 
 for my grandkids St. Patricks Day pictures.  I am finally using my Picturemate Photo Printer to make these smaller size pics for the first layout.  
This page is for me and has all 4 grandkids on it.  
I only had a few pages of St. Patrick's paper so started with that.  
The 4 leaf clover and title Lucky Charms came from Silhouette America.  
The little buttons are ones I bought for the kids to wear and then I added them to the page.  
The green and copper flowers are from my stash.  

This is the original sketch for the challenge at  Let's Capture Our Memories 
created by Laura Whittaker.  Sketch 115 
I turned the sketch sideways for the photos I wanted to use.  

 Check out the challenge here Let's Capture Our Memories 
Sketch 115 

I am also entering this on Rochelle Spears  Blog.  
She is having a March Tic Tac Toe Challenge 
I used the middle row going down-  Polka dot paper, Color Green and Something that sparkles.  
The polka dot paper is under the music staff.  
There is sparkly glitter on the journal piece, the music staff and the  other small pieces of paper.  

I also did a page for my daughter with a two photo sketch from  
Rochelle Spears at Sketches in Thyme 
I used the same title and shamrocks from the first page  but added 
the little Leprechaun from Silhouette America.  
I added ribbon across the bottom and some gems 

This is the original sketch 
And I turned it sideways too.  
Sketch 142 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Layouts and challenges OH MY!

What better way to get some pages done and spark your creativity than to find some great great challenges. 
The first challenge  I used for these layouts was 
 Picture This 2 Photos + dark background + butterfly 
Well for two pictures I found this sketch from Sketch N Scrap  Sketch 76,  
I found these two adorable pictures of my granddaughter Brittany who is 3.  
I choose a brought flower paper which had some black in it to match to pop against the black background.  The pink and blue punched pieces were done using Martha Stewart Punches.  I used the cutoff edge of tiny flowers down on the bottom of the page.  Added a bright pink doily, some inked chipboard butterflies and fussy cut flowers from the paper.  These are pop dotted in two layers to give dimension  The title smile is in black from Silhouette America and I then offset it in white.  The last little added touch is a pink butterfly paper clip.  

This sketch is by Lisa Hidy for Sketch N Scrap  Sketch 76

For the second page since I like double pages most of the time I found a three picture sketch at
I liked the polka dot border of the sketch so I found some white with black polka dot paper and then mounted a piece of Black Bazzil to it.  Next I used the backside of the flower paper I used in the first layout.  Cutting on the border lines to make the top edge and the flowers where the arrows are.  I then found some cute journaling cards and word stickers for the thoughts card and the title.  The flowers are again fussy cut from the paper and some are pop dotted for dimension 
Here is the lovely sketch from Page Maps at Let's Capture Our Memories- Sketch 113

So now I have an adorable two page matching layout using two different sketches 
and some fun paper.  
Thanks for looking and would love to hear your comments.