Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Got Sketch? 105 Class....1st Haircut By Dad

Alright, rolling right along!  I started my third layout for this class on Monday and hope to wrap-up a few more this week so that I'm not so far behind.

This one was kind of tough, just because embellishments are my week spot and they were kind of the focus for this layout.  I always go with stars when all else fails and I thought it worked out pretty good here.

I truly am in love with the Got Sketch? sketches, they are so different and Valerie Salmon's work is so inspiring.  I love that she incorporated three vertical photos in such a cute way.  It's hard to use more than 2 of any one style of photo typically!  It's not too late to sign up for the Got Sketch? 105 Class, the classroom will be available online through April 30th.

Paper: Felicity and Caprice (retired)
Cardstock: Autumn Terracotta
Ink:  Autumn Terracotta andTsukineko Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa (so the Stickles wouldn't make the ink run)
Stamps: Journaling Jots, The Works Alpha, Wishing Star, and Star Power
Other: Stickles, 1.5" Fiskars Circle Punch, and a Zig Pen

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Creative Scrappers #91....Best Friends

I totally blew my goal of keeping up with the February Creative Scrappers sketches.  I'll try again after my Got Sketch? 105 class is done...maybe start fresh in April.  Anyway, this one just seemed perfect incorporated in with the Felicity papers.  I absolutely love the Felicity kit and hope that it inspires some of the paper packs in upcoming catalogs!!  These die cuts were honestly some of the prettiest I've ever seen and they really aren't my thing in all reality.  But, I think these have changed me!  This is probably one of the most simple layouts I've ever done, but I really love how it looks.

Paper: Felicity
Cardstock: Bamboo and Cocoa
Ink: Bamboo and Cocoa
Stamps: Felicity (swirls and alpha)
Other: Zig Pen and When It's Cold Outside Cricut Cartridge

Monday, March 8, 2010

Got Sketch? 105 Class Sketch #1...Mad Face

O.k., so we are in week 3 and Valerie Salmon just posted Sketch 7....I just wrapped up Sketch #2!!!  I've enjoyed the class, but life and work keep interfering.  I'm suffering from a loss of creativity and when I finally find time to myself, I end up just going to bed instead.  So sad!

Valerie asked that we don't share the actual sketch that she provided to those of us that subscribed to her class, but she does allow us to share our work.  If you like what you see, its not too late to join the Got Sketch? 105 Class.  We have one week left still, but the virtual classroom itself will be available until April 30th!  I love her sketches and look forward to completing all 8 (hopefully, by the end of April!!!).

My husband was shocked to see I had taken pictures of my son while he was crying.  But, he was so cute when he was mad!!!  He has a pouty lip thing that he has done since he was even smaller than this and continues to do to this day, that almost makes me look forward to a temper tantrum...almost!  I'm not sure I love the hearts, I had to cut them by hand, but it was really fun to try something different.

Paper:  Let's Get Together (retired)
Cardstock: Colonial White, Outdoor Denim, and Cranberry
Ink: Breeze (retired), Outdoor Denim, and Cranberry
Stamps: Small Chocolate Alpha
Other:  Martha Stewart heart punch, Basic Grey Brads Lime Rickey collection, Zig pen, and felt from Michael's

Hope you are all enjoying the start to your week...we're in the midst of white-out conditions here and I'm checking in on the Iditarod mushers as frequently as possible!!  The official start to the race was yesterday and I think we're all looking forward to seeing if Lance Mackey can become a 4-time consecutive winner.  I'm not sure that anyone has ever done that, although, I do know that with a fourth win, he will be in the same league as the greats like Susan Butcher, Martin Buser, Doug Swingley and Jeff King (Jeff has a record 5 wins under his belt).  Probably not well known names to Lower 48ers, but superstars in Alaska!  If you haven't paid any attention, you should check out some of the stories coming out of this race.  There are some amazingly inspirational people on the trail this my opinion, these competitors are what real athletes are truly all about.  Of course, the dogs deserve most of the credit! ;O)