Friday, November 25, 2011

Sweet Girl ~ SOUS Sketch Challenge ~ 11-25-2011

Oh, my! This has been such a busy but wonderful week! I hope that all of you who celebrated Thanksgiving had a fabulous day! As I write this it is Wedneday night, I am soooo tired from cooking and cleaning my heart out for my family tomorrow that I almost forgot to write my post. :)  So I will keep this short and sweet!

This time at Stuck on U Sketches time we have a great sketch from Pagemaps. I followed it closely .... even threw in the clouds which is rare for my pages. That was kind of fun, though!  My papers are Prima's Romantique which are gorgeous but did not photograph to their true color or quality. They are just fabulous in person.

I've used my Cricut for the background marquee, the clouds and the scalloped circle as well as the plain circle. Yeah, me! Then I have added a Dusty Attic piece (french flourish DA0273,) Melissa Frances resin bird (MF CX830,) Glitz Design and Prima alphas and Websters Pages bloomers. Then I mixed in some miscellaneous pearls and crinkle ribbon as well as my MS butterflies. In addition to my Cricut, there is a ton of fussy cutting on this one which I always enjoy!

The clouds were embossed with the Divine Swirls embossing folder and enhanced with some TH inks, Rock Candy Stickles and Diamond Dust. My Dusty Attic piece was painted with Glimmer Mist Chalkboard in Cranberry Zing.

My cute photo is of dggd Peyton who went to the Parade with her Papa. I photographed this one Before I did the journaling .. in case I messed up (did not) but I did forget to re-shoot it!

Thanks for dropping by .. sorry for the shortened post but I am sure you understand. I hope that the weekend does not find you too busy to run on by Stuck on U Sketches  and see what the rest of the design team has done! Cannot wait to see your take on the sketch! Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Joy ~ SOUS sketch reveal ~ 11/11/2011

Hey, there, everybody! I hope that you have had a great week! It's Friday and you know what that means ... it's reveal time over at Stuck on U Sketches! Nanne was our sketch artist this time and I really love how this one played out! 

There is tons of Prima used here .. papers are from the Printery collection. Love them! And flowers are a mix of several of the Prima Paloma line. Even the tile at the bottom is Prima as is the journaling piece.

I've used a Dusty Attic circular frame here to tie everything together ... which it did nicely! After first painting it white, I used some clear crackle paint on it. Then distressed it some with Vintage Photo and added some yummy pearls. Super fun to alter!

I used my Imagine to cut a couple of Gypsy Wanderings butterflies and mixed those in using pop dots and added pearls to them too ... of course. My title letters are American Crafts Thickers. I really had trouble thinking of a title for this page .. at least one that would fit iin the small space that I left.

And of course, the 2 cuties in these photos are my dgd and dgs, Marianne and Christian. I'm getting a lot of mileage out of their museum photos Hehe!

So, are you ready for a few close-ups?

That's about it for today! Thanks for coming by .. And if you haven't been by SOUS yet, I hope you will go have a look at what the other designers have done. To those of you with a long weekend coming up ... congrats and be safe!

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Boys! ~ SOUS Die Cut Challenge ~ Leaf

Hello, scrappers! Hope everyone is doing well and looking forward to an awesome weekend!
I'm excited to post a very simple but special page today. Seems I have not been scrapping my new twin grandsons very much as it is sooooooooo hard to get photos of them. For awhile they were always asleep or taking a bottle ...... and never at the same time! They are still not sleeping very well but are finally having a few happy moments crawling around on the floor.  That is Danny at the top of the page and Bobby at the bottom.

I've used some Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride papers that I got from Alda at the Flying Unicorn Store . They are really soft and gorgeous IRL although they look a bit pale here. I just did a simple side-panel design along with my MS deep edged scallop punch. Then I made some flowers from some G45 Le Romantique that was in my stash. They were cut using my Cricut and then moistened and bent into shape. I love this leaf cut that is on the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge. I paired these with some vintage Prima to complete the look.

Finally, I just added some pearls and then a ribbon with a single button. Oh, and some MS punched butterflies. My title was cut with my Hello Kitty Font cartridge which was purchased soley for the font .. not much HK going on around here LOL

Here is a close-up of my floral cluster. And don't you love that font??

I hope that you will make it by Stuck on U Sketches and see what the Die Cut team has done with this challenge. So many cute ideas ....  
Hope you have a fabulous weekend and maybe get some scrapping done! Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Kit of the Month Reveal ~ Remember the Days!

The November Kit of the Month (Remember the Days) is now available at Flying Unicorn Store  There are no sign ups, no membership, once they are gone, they are gone ! 31.99 + 8.95 shipping USA and 16.95 International. And oh my goodness ...You are going to LOVE this kit!
I am so excited to share a little of what I did with mine!

This layout above was a tribute page to my Dad. (Papers are all Glitz Designs except for the tags which are Riddersholm Chantilly Dawn.) The photo was taken in 1962 shortly before my parents moved to Colorado which was my Dad's dream come true! My title came from my own grandkids .. they always called him Reindeer Man because of some antlers he had mounted on his shop. (Title tiles by Lisa Gregory, thank you!)

I added a lot of symbolism to this one and did some heavy distressing as well as adding "natural" embellishments like the vintage Prima from the kit and the Dusty Attic long stem flower, cheesecloth and burlap from my stash.  The torn spot is to remind me of all the target practice we used to do. Dad was a gunsmith by trade. The cheesecloth and burlap were both things that he used frequently. And the Chevron patterned paper is reminiscent of the checkering that he did on custom gunstocks. I did throw in some lace, ribbon and buttons to remind me of his gentle heart and how much he loved his family. Plus ........ he could make the best apple pie you ever hoped to eat and made his own crust!!  Miss you, Daddy!

Now could this page be any more different than the one above? I had this great photo of dgd Maddie with her new hubby Marcos that I wanted to get scrapped. I had lots of fun with this one! The papers are mostly the Riddersholm and they are gorgeous with a capital G. I did throw in one piece of Glitz from my stash for the large circle. (Sketch is by former SOUS teammate Ness Waller.) I had fun altering my Dusty Attic piece, painting it first and then adding crackle accents to it after placing the title on it. I fussy cut the butterflies and added some crinkle ribbon and vintage Prima. The little cherub is from the kit. It comes in clay but I painted it white. A little punching, pearls and I was done.

Next up is the FABULOUS Melissa Frances Mini Calendar Book which is our Off the Page product this month. Be still me heart .. an OTP that I will actually use!! It has calendar pages with envelope pockets in it that I am going to use for receipts, cards and that sort of thing. I have purposely left my pages pretty flat so that it will not be too bulky. I am not totally finished with it either but ran out of energy ..  

Thanks for coming by! Hope you will hop on over to Flying Unicorn Store and will pick your kit up before they are gone! I could seriously use another one of these myself! While you're there, I hope you will take time to see what the rest of the Creative Team has done as well!

Happy shopping!