Friday, March 16, 2012

Life is Nice ~ SOUS Original Sketch

:-) :-)  Friday again and you know what I'm thinking about,  right?? The weekend! Family time and scrappy time .. and time for another Stuck on U Sketches reveal. This week we have another sketch designed by moi. Something kind of basic so that you can make it your own .. I know I surely did! I actually rotated it after I got to working with my paper and photo.

It has been a busy, crazy kind of week for me, so this layout was a super fast one! I had some new K and Company papers that had jumped in my shopping cart one day .. heehee .. so I pulled these out and went right to town inking and misting my doilies and title mat. Then I used a fave Martha Stewart Garden Gate punch. And with the red on green, that punchwork really pops!  As I worked I was letting paint dry on my Dusty Attic French Window piece. I painted it with Gesso and then with Glitter Glam in the Rustic color. The actual title piece is a Melody Ross embellishment.

I also had some new Manor House flowers I was dying to use and thought they made a nice accent. I finished with my butterflies (KandCO) and a few pearls. All in all, this one only took about an hour and a half  .. maybe 2 ... where I normally spend 4 hours. But I am pleased with the end result and think it looks a bit different than your normal graduation page. I was just super glad that I got my layout done at all. Usually I work ahead but have had lots going on and haven't been able to do that! Hope to catch up next week.  Sorry that I don't have close-ups but me and my new IMac are still just getting acquainted. LOL

Oh, I have to share that that cutie in the photo is my niece Karen when she got her Masters Degree last summer. So proud of her!! She and her sister  are my only nieces ..and there are no nephews. My brother and sister-in-law raised 2 wonderful gals, that's for sure!!  Love you, Karen!!

Well, I do hope the sketch inspires you in some way and that you will play along with us at Stuck on U Sketches. Remember, you will have 2 weeks to get yours done and uploaded to the link tool. Can't wait to  see that you create! Also, if you haven't been to SOUS yet, then head on over and see what my DT sisters have done.

I thought I would give you a heads up that we are having a Blog Hop the weekend of March 30. Almost all of the team members are playing  .. and there will be blog candy, so you'll want to check that out! More details later but be sure to mark your calendars!

Thanks for coming by .. I alway appreciate your visits and your sweet comments. Have a fabulous weekend and do something fun if you can!!


  1. gorgeous Sandi, loved the sketch, love this layout and you should be proud of her :)

  2. What a great layout! Your niece is gorgeous! Congrats to her getting her Masters! What a beautiful layout to document such a fantastic accomplishment!

  3. Great layout Sandi. Love the punchwork and the butterflys!

  4. Wonderful layout Sandi! I love what you did with your fantastic sketch! I've had my eye on that border punch for awhile now and seeing it on your layout makes me want it even worse! Congrats to your niece on this accomplishment!

  5. Beautiful layout Sandi, those colors are fabulous, plus loving all of the pretty little flowers..

  6. Sandi, what a beautiful layout of a wonderful accomplishment!!! I love, love, love that MS punch... going to have to get that one for sure, and the papers are soooo pretty!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend... The grandkids just went home... I've had them since Wed. night... ready for some scrappy time!!! Hugs!!!

  7. A most beautiful page, Sandi! I love the papers that hopped into your shopping cart, lol! And that garden gate punch has been one I've been eyeing for a bit now... I will be buying this this month! You always do marvelous creations with that one!

  8. Another beautiful LO Sandi, love that border punch I've not found one YET!!!!... love how you turned the sketch,isn't it funny how some papers just jump into your shopping basket LOL .. happens to me too.. have a super weekend .. hugz X:)

  9. Whats up Momma C?
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    We are chilling do NOTHING today enough though its killing
    me since there is SO much to do! LOL!
    But I really love this page and the colors to go w/ the photo
    but still keeping in your style! Great job!


  10. Love the colors u have used here Sandi!! great job in such a short amount of time. Love your border punch!! Hope you and your IMac will be the best of friends :)

  11. This is a Fabulous Graduation page! Love it:)