Friday, October 26, 2012

Miles and Miles of Smiles ~ SOUS

Yay! It's Friday and time for the weekend .. woo-hoo! Aaaaaaaand time for our Friday layout sketch over at Stuck on U Sketches. This week's sketch was done by our much-loved co-leader and friend, Nanne Harry. It's so very versatile. I hope you get a chance to play along with us! 

I was thrilled to get a chance to work on this page! I was needing the therapy that scrapping provides. So, since most of my scrappy goodness was packed away, I turned to one of my newest kits. It was filled with lots of Heidi Swapp and Teresa Collins yummy papers. 

I used a bit of molding paste along with a Prima mask to create some texture on the 2 corners of my page. I went for an imperfect look and really like the results. I also decided to distress my papers and simply clean up the mess afterwards! LOL It had been too long without any distressing! Needed to do it! 

You've seen this photo before but in black and white. This color version was  the last in my pre-printed stack of photos to be used. The darling smile on my grand daughter's face prompted my "Miles and miles of smiles" title. She is such a hoot! 

Then, it was "layer, ink and embellish" city~ Knowing this was probably my last project for a while , I just had as much fun as could with the supplies on hand! 

Here are a few close-ups.

Pretty vintage Prima, Petaloo and Manor House flowers as well as some Prima trinkets .. love those things!  Filled in with some gauze and added a bit of Gesso to my elements.

More of the same as well as a portion of my title. 

The upper corner molding paste and the cute mini banner created from the Prima packaging. Lots of doilies tucked in everywhere, included a 10 inch one used as the die cut for the sketch. 

Lastly, some Thickers for the larger part of my title. I think that is about it! 

Now, if you have not yet visited Stuck on U Sketches, I hope you will hop on over there and see what the rest of the Design Team has done! We have some of the most talented ladies around! Aaaaaand .. we hope that you will be inspired to play along and link your project for  a chance at the Top 3! 

Also, Scrap That! is having their Reveal today beginning at 9:30 CDT.  I hope that you will hop on over to the Scrap That! Forum and join in on the Blog Hop. Our Guest Designer this month is the awesome Tracey Gregory. You won't want to miss her kit creations. 

Thanks for coming by! Have a great weekend! 


  1. beautiful LO Sandi, your DGD is a cutie pie !!! hugz X:)

  2. This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeee that photo, the colors, the distressing and the flowers look BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  3. This is such a lovely layout! Love it!

  4. Soooooo Beautiful Sandi!!!! love the textures here!!! and your DGD is a cutie pie!!! God bless her!
    Take care sweetie!! Hugs! :)

  5. Gorgeous page, Sandi!! Love your work with the modeling paste to add such great texture and love your comments about your distressing therapy!! Such an adorable photo!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  6. Sandi just beautiful! and love the use of the modeling paste! I know I have claimed favorite layouts in the past but think maybe this new one is my favorite. LOL. Just love browsing your work so inspiring.

  7. Wow Sandi.. I absolutely love this layout.. The colors are amazing, that turquoise background makes everything pop off the page and that is the cutest title ever...

  8. It's the end of the weekend and I'm looking at this and thinking how gorgeous the colors are and how much I love the distressed look!

  9. Sandi, this is such a stunning layout! The modelling paste just adds so much to that gorgeous shade of blue you used! Love this!

  10. Beautiful page Sandi. Know what you mean about the distressing, really adds to your page, but the mess it makes!!! The moulding paste work is great, must try that. And what a gorgeous photo of your DGD - with the perfect title...

  11. So cute and pretty Sandi! What a fantastic title and love the colours too!!

  12. Sandi! This is amazing! So many gorgeous details to take intone doesn't know where to start. I must stop drooling first!

  13. Love this beautiful layout and she is so sweet! It has been a pleasure and honor being part of this team...Thanks for having me!