Saturday, 15 March 2014

Let's Capture Our Memories: Sketch #63 (and a few extras!)

Hi, everyone! I know! It's been awhile, but I was away on vacation with the kids while our oldest had his March Break. But I'm back, ready to blog away about my latest scrappy adventures. This week, I played a bit with Let's Capture Our Memories' sketches by Kimberly Figures that were revealed today. First off, the layout sketch:

And my creation:

Now, I know, my design totally went on an adventure of its own on this one. But do you see those three pieces of patterned papers behind the photo? They started off in that diamond-shaped pattern on the sketch - honest and promise! Used tons of Basic Grey's Mint Julep collection on this which you can see right here. Also added a piece of Ruby Rock-It patterned paper, as well as some Pink Paislee, My Little Yellow Bicycle, Tattered Angels, Heidi Swapp and DMC floss with, you guessed it, one of my many Bazzill Basics stitching templates. And yes, the photo (of my eldest nice) was taken by Philippe Dumas.

And now for the card sketch:

And my take on the sketch:

I made this card while visiting my parents with the kids over March Break. All of the card was done with Basic Grey's Hipster collection (which you can find right here) and a few dashes of American Crafts and DMC floss using my Crafter's Workshop stitching template. The piece of cardstock I used is actually from my sister's scrappy stash and she had no idea who was the manufacturer - she's had it that long... :) I was supposed to give this card  to a dear friend this week as a belated birthday card, but she hasn't it seen it yet... hee!hee! If you're reading this, you know who you are... ;)

I also prepared a few blog features for LCOM before I left for vacation that showcased a few of my layouts. Here they are:

For more info on these layouts, please hop on over to the LCOM blog here and here.

So, do you want to see what the awesome LCOM design team created with today's sketches? Head over over to today's reveal and see how they adapted the sketches for their designs. Once again, if you play along with LCOM, you'll get a chance to win an awesome prize. Go! Go! Go!

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Let's Capture Our Memories: Sketch #61

Good Saturday to you all! I hope this post finds you all in good cheer and enjoying your weekend. Let's Capture Our Memories revealed some awesome designs this morning and I thought I would show what I created using Laura Whitaker's amazing sketches.

Don't you just love these sketches? I have been a fan of Laura's for some time now - her sketches are so versatile and user-friendly! Anyone can scrap with them, really. Here is what I came up with:

Used tons of Basic Grey's Mint Julep collection on this one - patterned papers, alphas, stickers, mixed brads, woven labels, and canvas stickers. I have been wanting to scrap this picture for the longest time - the colour palette and the patterns were just perfect to highlight this sweet photo of our Éloïse at seven days old. I also sprinkled some American Crafts alphas, Stampin's Up cardstock, and Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze as well as used my Stampin' Up scallop punch and my Crafter's Workshop stitching template with some DMC floss.

Another Basic Grey project! Yes, I know! I am a Basic Grey fanatic, but isn't the Bowties collection perfect for boy birthday cards like this one? Also stenciled some Stampin' Up ink using the Splatters stencil by Tim Holtz and added some Stampin' Up buttons I have had in my stash since the very beginning of my scrappy years. Attached them with some DMC floss. Oh! And I also used my very handy Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz for those staples you see on the top right corner of the card.

Want to see what the LCOM girls designed using these sketches? Hop on over to today's reveal and see just how versatile these sketches are! Of course, if you play along, you'll get a chance to win a fabulous prize!! Oh! And you'll find a special guest designer - Laura herself! So cool to see how a sketch designer uses her own sketches. If you'd also like to see more of Laura's sketch portfolio, hop on over to her very own sketch blog here. From there, you'll be able to visit other blogs she designs for. Amazing stuff!!

Happy scrapping!