Monday, September 27, 2010

Pagemaps...Just Plane Cute

Back to Pagemaps...their September sketches are just too cute!  I really just love Becky's style.  I guess I should break down and buy one of her books instead of just using all of her free ones that she shares so generously!
This layout actually came together pretty fast, for me, at least.  I'm still working on Month 10 and wanted to stick with the Twitterpated paper, but, am totally losing steam's just so tough to work with for baby boy pictures!  I still have 4 or 5 layouts to do for this particular month...I may be getting very creative very soon!!!

Anyway, for this one, I incorporated paper from Let's Get Together to bring in some red and yellow.  I still have a small strip of Twitterpated in, technically, I'm not breaking my rules...yet anyway!  I had so much fun with this one and used up some of my embellishments that have been sitting around here FOREVER!

Forgive the Stickles, I got a little carried away.  I was going for a starry sky look, but, I'm not sure I love them.  Not a lot I can do about it now though without redoing the whole, for sake of my sanity, I'm learning to love them! ;O)
Paper:  Let's Get Together and Twitterpated
Cardstock: Crystal Blue, Garden Green, and Colonial White
Ink: Cranberry, Honey, Garden Green, and Crystal Blue
Stamps:  Field Trip Alpha, Rustic Alpha, Flyin' High, Little Boys, and Journaling Jots
Other: Stickles, American Traditional Designs Airplane Tag, JoAnne Essentials Star Brads, Cardboard Stickers from Michaels (probably not acid free..just thought of that, oops!), Creative Memories Embroidery Floss, and Copic Multi Liner in Olive

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Scrappiest #77...You Made Me Love You

A while back, I was on the hunt for new sketch sites and stumbled upon The Scrappiest blog created by Liz Chidester.  The work on there is inspiringly beautiful, but, not over the top like some of the DTs you see out there.  I hate looking at someone else's work and not being able to think about anything besides the cost of the embellishments that went into it...that just stresses the hoarder in me out! ;O)

This sketch was from way back on August 16th and sadly, I think I started this layout shortly after it was posted!!  To be fair, we did have back to back visitors...of course, that only accounts for two weeks of the last month!  I'm still working on the 10th month of Owen's baby book and I think the color combo of this Twitterpated Paper was partly to blame for my blockage!  I love the paper in general, but, it works best for either fall or little girl pics and this one wasn't either.  Actually, the picture itself makes Owen look kind of girly to begin with between his white pj's and little pink, that didn't exactly help.  But, I decided to just go with it and I think I like how it turned out in the end...I know he's a little boy and that's all that matters, right. :O)
Paper: Twitterpated and Emporium Creative Basics (Green Striped)
Cardstock: Cocoa, Crystal Blue, and Colonial White
Ink:  Crystal Blue and Cocoa
Stamps: Large Chocolate Alpha and Confidential
Other:  CTMH Organic Dimensional Elements, Clear buttons, Sorbet Brads, and Splendor Designer Brads, Fiskars Circle Punches, Cricut Designer's Calendar Cartridge (circles and lettering), Martha Stewart Punch, Stickles, Creative Memories Embroidery Floss, Green Ribbon from LSS (by the yard, don't know manufacturer), and Zig pen.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Unscripted Sketches #70 and Meljens Designs Freebie

I've been desperately trying to complete a 1-page layout for the last few weeks, but, it just isn't coming together!!!  So, in the meantime, I decided to take a little mental break and whip up a card for my Uncle's birthday.  I already had this super cute image called Triple Treat Cupcakes from Meljens Designs in mind and thought this weeks sketch at Unscripted was perfect for it!  I tried to add colored glitter to look like sprinkles to the liquid applique.  But, every time I attempted to "sprinkle" the glitter, it just ended up being a giant blob.  So, I ended up just using clear glitter to sparkle up the icing.

Paper:  CTMH Building Blocks (retired)
Cardstock:  Sweet Leaf, Cranberry, Moonstruck, and Colonial White
Ink:  Cranberry, Sweet Leaf, and Moonstruck
Stamps:  Meljens Designs Digital Triple Treat Cupcakes, From Me to You, and Exclusive Stamp Set with Jingle Kit (not named)
Other:  EKSuccess Corner rounder, Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Copic Markers, Liquid Applique, CTMH Mini Sparkles, Stickles, and Sizzix Dots, Circles, & Stars Embossing Cartridge