Sunday, February 22, 2009

So Sketchy Reveal...Yep, Another One!!! :)

I love, love, loved this sketch!! I'm digging wallet sized pics lately so this So Sketchy sketch was singing to me!!!!!!!

Supplies used:
Making Memories - {Note}worthy PP/embellishements
Bazzill Dotted CS
Prima - Say it in Crystals
Maya Road velour blossom

Thursday, February 19, 2009

So Sketchy Sketch Reveal!!

This sketch was YUMMY and I couldn't wait to create my layout with it!!!!! But then, aren't all of Allison's So Sketchy sketches?? :) :) I had so much fun playing with the 8.5x11 layout and making it work for me!!!! Ally's sketches are so versitile!
Check it out!

Supplies used:
KT2 Kit Scrap Shotz - Black River Designs
Riff Raff Chipboard - Wildflowers
Scribblz Art - Amazing
Maya Road ribbon - pom poms
Prima Flowers
Hambly Rubs

Sunday, February 15, 2009

YMBD Feb Mid Month Reveal and a couple other fun things!

First off...Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!!! Hope you got to spend yesterday with your loved ones doing whatever makes you happy...I know I did!!!!!
So now, down to business!!! Cat has some awesome new flourishes, scrolls and images in the store and we got to play with some of it for our Mid Month reveal...can you say fun!!!!! I had a blast creating these layouts and cards...and everyone knows how much I love to make cards...not so much! LOL

Pretty In Pink has a gorgeous pink scroll and a really fun chipboard snowflake and journal tag on it! I painted the snowflake pink, added some Rangers Stickles and sprayed with Vanilla Glimmer Mist to match it with my layout colors. It's so easy to work with and adds great dimenion to the whole look!!!

Boys Will Be Boys has a gorgeous flourish...yep, even boy layouts can have a bit of "fancy" and still work...especially with the skull and cross bones Grungeboard to "man" it up!!!! This layout is based on the latest Mix it Up Challenge #5.

Now for the fun'll notice I'm using a LOT of old pp, embellishments etc. lately...this is for a reason!! SSZ is having a Trash Your Stash contest...100 projects before you can buy anything new...I've bought new, how can a girl like me resist?? She can't!!! But I have yet to use any new's awesome to pull out "old" stash and see it all in a new light again!! Feels good. I'm about half way through the 100 projects so a while to go but I can't complain about anything that I've created lately...I love it all over again!!!

Some HS pp that I just had to have and didn't use on this card, my new scalloped circle punch (ordered before I started this stash but tools don't count for me in this non-buying challenge! ;)), old 7 Gypsie's rub ons and a fabulous flourish from YMBD finish off this card.

The best for's probably my favorite card I've ever made....more HS pp and 7G's rubs and the amazingly sweet butterfly image from YMBD!!! Oh and a new Martha scallop punch...can't get enough of those border punches!!!!

These little cuties I made yesterday and took to the Valentine's party we went to last night...I made 10 in all (a nice addition to my stash challenge, I might add! ;)) and used Daisy Bucket stamps for the heart image and sentiment. They are 3x3 and so quick and fun to make, you could use anything for the image and make them work for any holiday or occasion!

That's all for now, to edit some pics I took for the Photography class I'm taking at SSZ and get a head start on my So Sketchy March layouts!! Some FUN stuff coming up for March, make sure you come back to check it all out!!!!!!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Digital Layouts

I've been taking a Digi Diva class at Scrap Shotz the past couple of weeks...finally had time (and fixed my PSE so it would stop freezing on me after each step!!!!) today to finish up a couple of stuff, clipping, .png files, collages, oh my!!!!!

Here are some super easy layouts that I tried:

This first one was for the Scrap Shotz Gives Back challenge during the Online Crop this past weekend...Sandy donated $5 for every layout uploaded...$235 was donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation...something very near and dear to my heart!!!!!

Here's the collage/brushes challenge:

Lesson #1 - creating a digital layout

Homework for Lesson around and create another layout:

Using .png files

Clipping lesson:

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

YMBD Feb 4th Reveal

In the midst of our HUGELY successful online crop this weekend we put off the reveal of the Feb 1st Kit without further adeu, here they are!!!!!
Amour - Feb Kit Special

•Chipboard Hearts (set of 12)•Artisan Chic Labels (set of 8)•He Said/She Said Journaling Tags (set of 12)•Vintage Mini Notebook Pages (set of 8)•Acrylic Puzzle (6 pcs)•Yummy Surprise•BONUS: Red Foam Letters "Amour"

My layout - Amour
BONUS: Red Foam Letters "Amour"
Little Yellow Bicycle - Love Notes - sold at Scrapbook Star

She Loves to Play

•Chipboard Hearts (set of 12)•Artisan Chic Labels (set of 8)•He Said/She Said Journaling Tags (set of 12)•Vintage Mini Notebook Pages (set of 8)•Acrylic Puzzle (6 pcs)

And some fun cards!!!

Little Yellow Bicycle pp/embellishments available at Scrapbook Star

For my February Challenge this month I challenged the members...and you, too!!! create a layout with a medium on it that will add pop to your layout...paint, ink, fabric paint, dry brushing...the possibilities are endless!!!!!

For my layout below (and most of the images above!! ;)) I used Ranger Liquid Pearl paint....YUM!!!! Try it, you might like it! Please check out YMBD to see the challenge in detail or if you want, link your layout never know, there might be a YMBD product RAK in it for you at the end of the month!! ;)

Monday, February 02, 2009

Finally Some Visual Candy!!

It's been a while since I've been able to post any layouts or cards on the blog...been doing lots of scrapping just nothing I can share...well, today I can!!! :)

Here's my first sketch from So Sketchy...can you believe I was nervous...I was! Weird, eh? lol Stay tuned for more in the next few days...YMBD reveals and another So Sketchy sketch!!! :)

Without further adeu here's the sketch and my layout based on the sketch!!

Supplies Used:
3 Bugs in a Rug PP kit
MAMBI gem words
HS bling crown
Unknown flower

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The BIG News!!!!

Hey, you remember me saying I had a really cool announcement to make and how excited I was...well, I can now tell you all about it!!!!!!!!!!

So Sketchy had a DT call a few weeks back and I applied...guess what? Ha you don't already know what's coming!!!! ;) Yup I was chosen as one of the 9 new So Sketchy Sista's!!!!!!!! I'm so thrilled to be working with such a talented group of scrappers and card makers for the next 6 months! I hope you'll join me in my journey and check out the amazing inspiration on the So Sketchy blog, the talent is amazing and the Allison's sketches rock!!!!! Take a gander and I know you'll love it as much as I do!!!!!

Thanks Allison for this awesome opportunity!!!!