Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Sweet 16


Hey everyone. Here's my take on Scrap Our Stash's July Tic Tac Toe challenge. The photo is my niece celebrating her 16th birthday with the family. Hard to believe she's 16 and driving!!! Time is going by way too fast!! For this layout the paper and all the embellishments were from Fancy Pants' 'Life is Beautiful' collection. For the challenge I used the row on the bottom: striped paper, tag and banner. The striped paper is hard to see. It is above the yellow scalloped border and was visible until I covered it with embellishments. The sketch that inspired this layout was from Stuck?!Sketches. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle






Thursday, 29 June 2017

Hello Lovely


Hey everyone. Here's my take on this month's sketch/word challenge at Scrap Our Stash. The photos are of my niece and nephew getting to know my grandson. I used Simple Stories 'Hello Lovely' collection. Very fitting I think.  For the word challenge I used the following:

S: Simple Stories
U: Uniball pen
M: My Mind's Eye (enamel dots)
M: mixed media
E: EK Success (circle punch)
R: Recollections (cardstock)


Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle



 


Thursday, 8 June 2017

Baby Boy


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Hey everyone. Here's my take on this month's tic tac toe challenge at Scrap Our Stash. The photos were the first ones taken of my new grandson. Thrilled to bits to have him to kiss and cuddle. I will admit I had some trouble with this challenge. I finally decided on the top row: color red, buttons and ribbon. The pattern paper, stickers and ephemera were from Photo Play's 'About a Little Boy' collection. This line is so cute!! I absolutely love it. This layout was also inspired from a layout seen on Pinterest from Sweet Shoppe Designs. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Hello


Hey everyone. Here's my take on Creative Scrapper's sketch #306 and the recipe challenge at The Studio Challenges. I used pattern paper and collectables from Kaiser Craft's 'Indigo Skies' collection. What a beautiful line!! I absolutely love all the blue tones. For the recipe challenge, you were to use as many items on the list as possible. I used the following:

Paint: gesso (hope this counts)
Hand sewing: X's along the edge
Fussy cutting: flower cluster and butterfly
A frame: Navy frame around layout
Buttons

I did not use any pink. Below are some close ups and the sketch. If you are looking for any inspiration, be sure to check out both of these blogs. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle







Monday, 29 May 2017

Love You


Hey everyone. Here's a layout I created for Stuck?!Sketches May 15th sketch and the color palette challenge at The Studio Challenges. The color palette was pink, orange, yellow, beige and green. I also added blue. The pattern paper, ephemera, flair and chipboard stickers were all from Cocoa Vanilla Studio's 'Wild at Heart' collection. This line is SO pretty!! Below are some close ups, the challenge and the sketch. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle






Be Different


Hey everyone. Here's my take on Stuck?!Sketches May 1st sketch, as well as the May challenge at Clique Kits. I used pattern paper and embellishments from the February Bee You kit from Clique Kits. The challenge for May was to use gold on your layout. Using Heidi Swapp's gold color shine, I splattered some spray around the page. Using the straw end from the nozzle, I also colored the inside of the flowers. I must say baby Finn makes quite the cute subject!!! Below are some close ups and the sketch. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




Friday, 26 May 2017

Happy Mothers Day


Hey everyone. Happy Belated Mother's Day!!! Here's my take on Scrap Our Stash's May sketch and word challenge. When I saw the sketch and the word chosen for the challenge I decided to scrap photos of my daughter's first Mother's Day. To say we are thrilled with the new addition is an understatement!! For the word challenge I used the following:

M: metal (brads)
O: orange
T: Tim Holtz (distress inks)
H: hearts, Heidi Swapp (color shine)
E: enamel dots
R: Recollections (cardstock)





I used Simple Stories 'Posh' collection for this layout. The hearts and flowers were fussy cut from pattern paper. 





Be sure to check out the SOS blog for a ton of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.


Michelle