Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Stuck on u Sketch

Good Morning!

Another great sketch this week from StuckOnUSketches!


 And my take on their sketch...


Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sketch for Bo Bunny

Good Afternoon!

Over at Creative Scrappers I found a link for a Bo Bunny Sketch.  I really liked the sketch, but I have no idea if you have to use Bo Bunny papers or not.  I don't have any of their papers, but I followed the sketch anyways.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Boys Rule Sketch

Good Morning!

There is another sketch by Jenny Evans up at Boy's Rule. I love the sketches that Jenny does and this one was no exception.

And my take on her sketch...

If you're interested in how I put my layouts together, sizes, cartridges I used, different products I used or anything else about them, please let me know. Most people don't comment on blogs, which is ok. I just don't want to spend the time writing things up if no one is really interested  If you are interested I will be more than happy to write up what I've done, just let me know.

Have a great day!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mojo Monday Card

Good Afternoon!

Today is the last day to upload at mojo monday for this week's sketch.  Sorry I'm not putting up their sketch this time, it's almost 90 degrees out today and the cats are on my desk trying to stay cool.  lol  It's very hard to type this way!

Hope you all are having a great day!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Creative Scrappers #208

Happy Friday everyone!

I finished another layout last night using the sketch from Creative Scrappers .

A few weeks ago I picked up two things from a Rummage sale, a stuff dog and a Scooby Doo child's chair.  The dog was meant for my Mom's dog, I was planning on taking it up to the lake (we both have cabin's at the lake and are neighbors there) to give to her there.  The chair I bought for my Grandson.  He's wayyy to young for it yet, but his Daddy LOVED Scooby Doo as a kid so I couldn't pass it up.  Nothing worked out as planned.  My Grandson loved the dog, so I gave it to him (after washing it of course)

and Rummy (He was picked up at a Rummage sale 10 years ago, hence the name) took over the chair.

How he manages to keep his big body on it I don't know.  The other two have tried to sit in it, but Rummy knocks them off the chair and won't let anyone else sit there.    I couldn't resist scrapping those pics, so this is what I came up with!

Thanks for looking!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Creative Scrappers #207


I just finished up a layout for Creative Scrappers sketch-207 and I couldn't wait to post it!  I love this sketch, although it was a hard one until I found the right paper.

All the patterned paper I used came from K&Company, the TC Cottage Garden stack.  I've had this stack for awhile now and I don't have much left, but I do have a lot of scraps leftover.  I think part of the reason I love this layout so much is because all the scraps I used were from cards I made for my Mom.  She's always loved Iris's and this stack had a lot of them.  For her birthday I made her roughly 20 cards from this stack.  So using these left overs for a layout that features her and my Grandson made it so much better to me.

The verse I used says "No earthly joy could bring more pleasure than a little child to love and treasure" which I printed on vellum paper.

Thanks for looking!

DCWV Sketch

Good Morning!

There is a sketch challenge up over at DCWV .  It's a great sketch, done by Jana Eubank, her blog of sketches is here .

I actually did two layouts with this sketch, something I don't normally do.  I could claim it's because I really liked this sketch, which would be true... but not the truth.  The problem I had is this... most sketch challenges you can use whatever you want to, but DCWV wants you to use their stacks, which makes sense... I just forgot about it when I made the first one.  :)   So I made another one using the Baby Boy Stack.  Those of you who follow my blog, know I use that stack A LOT!!  I only have about 1/3 of the stack left and I can honestly say I'll use every page... something that normally doesn't happen.  Let's be honest, not every page in a stack is great... except this stack. 

Anyways... my first layout is using papers that I've had for about 3 years and never thought I would use... but I really liked how it turned out.

The next layout is using DCWV, the Baby Boy stack...

My youngest step brother Andy's son (Arlo) is adopted and was a premie.  He is actually 3 weeks older than my Grandson Bentlee.  I laugh at my step Dad that I can now call him Great Grandpa, he had a hard time when he married my Mom and my kids called him Grandpa.  Don't misread anything here... he is an AWESOME Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa... he just had that guy age hang up thing going that some guys go through.  :)

Thanks for looking. 
Have a great day!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

creative Scrappers #206 & Frosted Designs

Good Morning!

Today I finished up the challenge for Creative Scrappers #206 .

The challenge for Frosted Designs was to add lacing to any project, found here.  I had some left over pieces from some cards I had made and was able to add that to my layout.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Easter layout ~ Chicks Dig Me!

Good Morning!
 This week at SweetSaddyDiva's  the design team is doing anything that uses 3 or more Cricut cartridges. I went with the "or more" part and used 5 cartridges.

For Easter my daughter bought my Grandson the cutest lil outfit! The shirt says "Chicks dig me" and he was so adorable in it. I had to buy him a huge bunny for Easter since he's too little for an Easter basket.   So, on to my layout.

 I cut out two different chicks, one from Easter 2010, cut @ 3 and one from A Child's Year, cut @ 4. I embossed the chick from ACY and debossed the other one and then colored it in.

I cut the bunny from Easter 2010, cut @ 6 and embossed that one also.

I added stickles to his ear, white enamel accents on his tail and black enamel accents for his eye.

Also from the Easter 2010 cartridge I cut out two eggs, cut @ 2.5.  I added stickles, gems and used my viva decor pen to decorate them.

I cut the words "Dig Me" from Cindy Loo, cut at 3.5. I embossed the D and M, added stickles and a gem to decorate them. I also cut out a bow for the chick, cut @ 1 from Easter 2010 and added a matching gem to that.

I cut out the word Chicks from Straight From The Next, cut @ 3.5. I embossed the heart and used my white gel pen to decorate the letter.

For the grass I used MS Birthday Cakes Cartridge. I welded two pieces together, each cut @ 2 twice for both layers. I only wanted each piece to go 12 inches.

On the light green grass I used my thumb nails to curl up the tips. When I glued the two pieces together, I just ran a strip of glue on the bottom half so that the grass would still stick up. I did it the same way when I glued it to my background paper.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

More sketches!


Summer time is always hectic around here because we are gone most weekends, so my postings won't be spread out like they use to be.  Not that they were ever on a normal routine!  I'm also having problems with Blogger, it's only posting some of my scheduled posts and others just sit there.  So if you see a lot of things on one post and then nothing for several days, that's why.  :)

For the last few days I've  been working on a few different sketches.  First up is from Frosted Designs.

The next is from Sketchabilities

And last but never least is Boys Rule

Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Creative Scrappers AND Mojo Mondays

Good Afternoon!

 I've been busy today! I first did a layout for Creative Scrappers NSD. This was very unlike anything I've ever done before, so it was really interesting for me.

I'm not real sure what I think of how this turned out. The whole idea with following sketches is to keep challenging myself and to keep me motivated, which this sketch really did.

The next project I made today was a card, using the Mojo Monday sketch. This also fit into the challenge over at StuckOnUSketches and Frosted Designs perfectly!  My Dad is still home recovering from surgery, so he asked me to make a card for my Mom for Mother's Day. I already made her card from my family, so I needed to come up with something totally different and this sketch fit perfectly.
I used my Cricut to make the scalloped circle and the butterfly and my Big Kick to emboss. I used some stickles, a viva decor pen and liquid pearls. The patterned paper is from K&Company, the MerryWeather stack.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 7, 2012

1st Mother's Day

Good Morning!

This is Jen from 3 Cats and a Bug. This week at SweetSassyDiva's the theme is All about Mom's. It's also my day to post over at The Bugbytes !

I decided to make a two page layout for my Grandson's Mom for her first Mother's Day. I used several different cartridges for this layout. I wanted to use the floral circle from Mother's Day 2010 cartridge, so I started with that cut @ 11.5. I cut it in 3 different layers using my gypsy. The bottom layer was in green and I used the hide contour to hide the small flowers around the edge. The second layer was blue, which I left alone. The top layer I hid all the lines except for the flowers, which I cut from yellow, green and blue patterned paper. I wanted the circle on both pages, so once I figured out where, I cut it in two.

I saved the leftover from those cuts.

I used my Viva Decor Pearl Pen and added purple dots around the edge. I added some flower gems to the larger flower cut outs and smaller pearl dots to the small flowers.

The next thing I needed was a frame for the picture. I used a frame from Mother's Day 2010, cut @ 6.8 and hid the inside cut. From lacy labels I took the butterfly oval, cut @ 4 and welded it into the MD frame. I also cut the same oval to layer on the frame in a darker blue.

I added the picture to the frame, adjusting it how I wanted it to sit, and then flipped it over and taped the picture down. (The picture is of the three of them when Bentlee was about 1 hour old. Such an awesome day!!)

I love decorating my cuts. To the layer on the frame I added "stitching" with a white gel pen. I used some Stickles to the butterfly and when that dried I added glossy accents, although it really doesn't show up well in the picture. I used 4 of the bigger flowers from the circle leftovers and added green brads to it. I inked the edges of the frame in blue chaulk.

I cut out "Happy Mother's Day" from Mother's Day 2010 @ 5.

I used my white gel pen to decorate it.

I cut out an image of Mom and child from A Child's Year @ 6. I will admit I messed them up when laying everything out to cut. I had meant for the dark blue to be the shadow. When I realized what I did, I put them together anyways and actually liked how they looked, so I didn't fix it. :)

I cut out the purple swirls from Lovely Floral @ 3. I added pink liquid pearls to the flowers.

This is the first page,

and the second page,

and the two of them together.

Thanks for looking!