Monday, September 26, 2016

Happy Girl
(Creative Scrappers Sketch Challenge #298)

I was very happy today to get reacquainted with a most wonderful sketch challenge blog on which DT I was lucky enough to be on in the past and with whose sketches I have always enjoyed working!

This is my layout inspired by their latest sketch:

Creative Scrappers is owned and run by Kristine Davidson who also designs all the sketches, including this lovely one for the September challenge.  Click HERE for all the details on challenge #298!

 I am sure that you will agree that this sketch is very unique.  It right away sparked many creative ideas in my mind so that I had a bit of a difficult time sorting them all out and actually deciding on a theme and color/product scheme for this page.  I finally opted for some BoBunny Penny Emporium to match a picture of my niece Daphne in her kindergarten year.

I accented the page with bare wooden shapes which I thought matched the papers very nicely and some chalkboard stickers and diecuts from My Mind's Eye and 7Dots Studio.

I used my Silhouette to cut the circle shape as well as the title.

What a pretty purple princess Daphne is on this picture... looking quite dainty right down to the purple flower in her hair.  She was standing real proud, so happy to finally be in school like her big sister!

I really like how this layout turned out, thanks to Creative Scrappers for the awesome sketchy inspiration as a kickstarter!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Enjoy Your Special Day Card
(More Than Words MINI Challenge)

Are you up for a MINI challenge?!

The More Than Words MINI has gone live today and I am sure you will ENJOY it! :P

Here is the mini word for September:

You can check out more DT inspiration using the word ENJOY right HERE.
To play along, you have to include the word ENJOY on a card, tag or ATC and share it on the More Than Words Facebook page by the end of the month to be eligible to win!

I created my card with Blue Fern Studios leftover papers from my MAIN challenge reveal layout.

As you can see, I've added the word that I found in my stash in the form of a sticker.

I combined lace, chipboard, flowers, buttons, sequins and dabs of white paint.

I hope you enjoy!  If you do, please leave me a comment - I love to read your feedback!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Love You
(Stuck?! Sketches Anniversary Bash Blog Hop 2)

We're continuing on the celebration on the Stuck?! Sketches blog to celebrate of sketchy inspiration!
Today is my turn to share my interpretation of the September 15th sketch.

My page is a very simple girl page, bright and beautiful, showcasing 3 photos of the pretty Celeste, as on the sketch.  Click HERE for all the details on this challenge!

Just Nick is one of the several Stuck?! sponsors this month and they have most generously offered half of the DT (including yours truly) some of their fabulous cut files.

The cut files that I have chosen to use on my layout are the following:

In order to better feature the cut files, I decided to use them with plain cardstock.  I love the bold black Love You title against the pink background... it shows off the clean cut lines of the piece.

I had a harder time cutting the Floral pattern as I used glitter cardstock and my Silhouette may not have been set on the right setting.  But it's ok... the ragged edges still give it a cool distressed look.

I have a feeling that I will be using the Stems file very often!  Always comes in handy!

Sometimes I just love going back to the simpler ways of scrapbooking without the messiness of mixed media and the overloading of embellishments (as I normally use on my projects now).

This turned out to be a very sweet layout about a very sweet girl!

Make sure to visit Stuck?! Sketches all week for loads of DT inspiration using the Just Nick digital cut files!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Stuck?! Sketches September 15th Sketch

Just a quick post today to share with you the Stuck?! Sketches September 15th sketch that just went live.

This is such a beautiful sketch, perfect for all kinds of scrapbooking style.

Click HERE to learn all the details on this challenge, find out who are the wonderful sponsors this month and see half of the DT's creations.

Normally, I would be sharing my take on the sketch today, but as you all know, Stuck?! Sketches is celebrating this month with some special blog hops, one of which I will be participating starting on the 19th on the Stuck?! blog.  So stay tuned to see my interpretation of this fabulous sketch!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Ces Bons Moments
(Scraps of Elegance "By The Sea" Kit)

So I'm back today to share another layout created with the "By The Sea" Scraps of Elegance Kit.

This one is not necessarily sea-themed as the previous 3, but it still has a very Summery feel.

For this layout I was inspired mostly by the colours of the Prima flowers in the Floral add-on kit.  I thought that they would be perfect to complement the pictures of my friends' daughters.

I even used the Prima packaging material from the kit which I cut into different size squares and layered diagonally across my page.

And here is a closeup of more blooms from the Floral Add-On.

I am so grateful to my friends for allowing me to document these special moments in their daughters' lives.  Scrapping such photogenic little girls who are as pretty as can be always make for great layouts!

I have a bit of leftovers from the kit so I will most likely be back soon with a few more smaller projects so stay tuned!