Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Stuck?! Sketches: I'm in!

Hi, everyone! Just a quick peep today to let you all know that I was recently welcomed in the Stuck?! Sketches design team!! Stuck?! is a twice-monthly sketch challenge site that brings you tons of inspiration and offers awesome prizes from its generous sponsors. I am so, so, SO excited about this new adventure. Using sketches by the fabulous Laura Whitaker, you'll be able to see some of my latest designs on the 1st and 15th of each month. Can't wait to start on May 1st!! Here's a sneak peek of what's coming your way soon!

Huge thanks to Laura for having me. And to the entire design team, thank you so much for being so welcoming. Hope to make you proud! Here's to you, Stuck?! fans!!

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Let's Capture Our Memories: Sketch #67 (and another set of extras!)

Good Saturday to you, my scrappy peeps! So happy you dropped by! I've been kinda incognito from my blog lately, but that's because I've been busy blogging away over at Let's Capture Our Memories. I've been coordinating the LCOM design team since January and honestly, it's a blast. A new term is coming up, and that means lots of scrappy newness on the horizon. FUN!

But back to today. It's all about sketches. Laura Whitaker sketches to be exact. I just love her way of putting her ideas on paper. And what's even better, is that she shares those ideas with us so that we can design our own projects using them! She even has her own sketch site right here. This week, I used Laura's card sketch up on the LCOM blog to make a Mother's Day card. Here they are - the sketch, followed by my design:

Using a Stampin' Up cardstock piece for the base of the card, I then turned to Echo Park's For the Record 2 "Tailored" collection. Yes, those flowers are fussy-cut from a piece of patterned paper! I finished the design with a few Kaisercraft pearls, stitching using a Bazzill Basics stitching template and DMC floss, and a Stampin' Up sentiment stamp using StazOn ink. Voilà! A Mother's Day card all ready to go!!

While I'm here, I figure I best show you what I've been up to lately - and to be fair/honest, it's for my own recording purposes. ;) Here are a few designs that I've done since the last time I saw you (for more information on each layout, click on the link below each photo):

February 22, 2014 - Boys Rule Scrapbooking Kits: Jan 15/14 Extreme Sketch Challenge

February 24, 2014 - Inspiration Station: Embracing the "white space"

February 28, 2014 - Boys Rule Scrapbooking Kits: Feb 15/14 Extreme Challenge-Sketch Style 

March 17, 2014 - Inspiration Station: Being the inspiration

March 22, 2014 - "Sketch This Out!": Sketch #64

March 27, 2014 - Product Shuffle: Pocket Page Protectors

March 27, 2014 - Product Shuffle: Pocket Page Protectors

March 29, 2014 - Sketch #65 (card)

April 5, 2014 - "Sketch This Out!": Sketch #66

April 7, 2014 - Inspiration Station: Inspirational Quotes

And there you have it! Phew! With a six-month old and a kindergardener, I've been scrapping a lot, haven't I? Hee!Hee! I promise, though, you will see me here a bit more on a regular basis come May... Why? You'll just have to wait and see of course! Hee!Hee! I love scrappy surprises!

Happy scrapping!