Wednesday, May 25, 2011

4 months + ST

I love the sketch @ SketchyThursdays this week (Over today.. talk about last minute!) So I played along!!

Here's Gabe @ 4 months ♥♥

13 lbs, 11 ounces.. 26 inches long! he's getting SO BIG. He can now roll over, grab his toes, swat at toys, pick up toys, bring them to his mouth... it's so amazing all of it! we are so blessed to have this little monkey!

products used: the paper studio paper, KnCo adhesive gems, KnCo paper, pebbles brad, distress ink, miracle tape from Viva Las Vegastamps!, sharpie brown pen, kraft cardstock for the title, eyelets, paperclip, old ticket, vintage lace, manilla tag, random ribbons, star chipboard, crochet thread to stitch and TH film strip.

I'll also be sending this into Practical Scrappers for the Kraft Cardstock call =)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shabby Goodness + The Ribbon Reel Challenge

There are a couple of challenges I want to enter this week.. so it'll be a couple of late nights when I have the house to myself so I can actually get stuff done! Late night #1 was last night.. and produced this beauty for the Ribbon Reel Challenge!

Products: Random paper, TH distress ink, Stazon ink, cream lace, cream cardstock, Dandelion stamp from Viva Las Vegastamps!, crochet thread to mimic bakers twine, brown upholstery thread, American Crafts pearl brad, adhesive

I couldn't decide if I wanted to add a sentiment or not, but there's always room on the inside if I choose to do so!! I love the color combo Strawberries and Cream... and TRR wanted bakers twine or ribbon and a flower.. I had a bit of a hard time incorporating the flower at first.. then figured I'd grab some lace and make a huge embellishment out of it! Love the way it turned out :)

I'll be sharing this on the Viva Las Vegastamps blog tomorrow for my 2nd May DT project.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

SketchMania News

If you're an avid follower of my blog you're probably wondering where the SketchMania posts have gone...

Well I have temporarily halted SketchMania.

At this time I would like to put my efforts towards other things.. but I do have plans to supply sketches in a different matter shortly into the future... so please keep an eye out!

I would like to thank those gals who have helped me out up to this point... and thank all you wonderful players!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Scripted Flight - A Card

I'm absolutely loving working with the stamps from Viva Las Vegastamps! Here is a large butterfly stamp with tons of positive and negative space for fun coloring!!

Other supplies: KnCO paper, distress ink, 7Gyspsies stamp, Momento Ink, prismacolor markers, gemstones, recycled net from a bag of onions, miracle tape, hot glue, stazon ink.

I'll get to share this on the blog tomorrow - so be sure to check it out :) and I'm going to enter this into The Ribbon Reel Challenge - which this week is the color combo featured above! Andrea Ewen turned me onto this challenge blog.. and I must say.. she recently started following my blog.. and I feel so honored!! You should see her gorgeous work!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

SketchMania #43

This week's sketch:

And examples:




Just link up with us to share your project! :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Storybook Village

I was recently given the opportunity to work with a fantastic set of stamps that was designed by Purnima G. - a wonderful artist who's creativity never ceases to astound me! This set of stamps comes with fun creatures and gorgeous little girls and the most AMAZING little house stamps.

I feel very honored to work with her designs. So far I've completed a wall hanging and a tag!

Other supplies:
BasicGrey paper, distress ink, recycled cardboard packaging, black ink pen, MM brads, momento ink, 3-d pop dots by EK success, miracle tape by Viva Las Vegastamps!, glue gun, diamond glaze, white cardstock, eyelets and twine.

Other supplies:
Tag, distress ink, seed beads, wire, 3-d pop dots by EK success, butterfly stamp by Viva Las Vegastamps!, prismacolor markers, heritage cricut cartridge, cuttlebug embossing folder, momento ink, stickles.

if you'd like to purchase these stamps feel free to check Stampington Company!! And I used the jar that came out of The Stamper's Sampler template challenge - so I'll be sending both of these in in hopes of being published in a future publication!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Featured @ Practical Scrappers today!

Good Morning Bloggers!!!

I submitted the birthday card that I did for SM #30 to Practical Scrappers for their birthday card request -- and VIOLA!!

Featured today along with some FABULOUS cards by others, be sure to check it out :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dear One

This layout is a 12x12 of Gabe swinging - he has so much fun with his mobile, it's amazing. And he's pretty much a motion loving kiddo so far!

This project uses 90% of the Vintage Yummy line by Sassafras Lass - I'll be submitting this as my Chocolatier's project for May {Freestyle} for - It's also loosely based off the sketch @ SketchThursdays, so I'll be linking up there and sending it into Practical Scrappers for their Projects that use lots of White request.

I really have fun with all the doodling - and it seems to make things pop.. plus I'm much more of an altered kinda gal instead of a "use it as it comes" kinda gal. There's also lots of layering of pieces.

Cardstock, black ink pen, Vintage Yummy by Sassafras Lass (Paper and Chipboard), distress ink, miracle tape, distress stain, Fancy Pants Delight stamps.