Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cute As A Button

Today on Practical Scrappers we are featuring projects that are inspired by others. Otherwise known as "scraplifting". It is so important to link back and give credit where our specific ideas come from so today I chose one of my favorite artists, Ro Philippsen as my inspiration. I love her clean, fun style. She made her layout using a sketch from Yummy's Scrapbooking. Click on the link in Ro's name to see the layout that I used.

I have used several pieces from Crate Paper's Neighborhood collection lately. I really love it, it has worked so perfect with my recent photos. The clear layon is from My Mind's Eye.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sketch 145

I think it's about time I posted a new sketch to play with. What'd ya say? :)

I thought a new shape to the photos would be fun and definitely add some interest to the layout.
If you use the sketch, add a comment with a link.
Have a happy Wednesday!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Jazzing up with pins

Hi y'all! I haven't posted in a while. I was able to go to Washington DC for a week to visit my husband. It was a blast! I even went shopping at the mall without any little kids. I went where I wanted to and walked at my own pace...seems trivial but it was wonderful. Those with little kids understand. ;)
Today on Practical Scrappers we are featuring projects that are jazzed up with pins. I made this layout for the challenge. I used my sketch 144 for inspiration.

The pins I used are jazzed up with a simple flower and button.

I loaded my page up with flower dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and Groovy Petals from Creative Charms.

Oh, by the way, Creative Charms is having a massively awesome clearance sale right now so stock up!

Till next time!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day Sketches

Valentine's Day is upon us...only two days away. I made a couple of love-related sketches for you all to play with. :)

Be sure to get your camera out and snap away at your loved ones. :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

On my banners!

Check out this amazing sketch from Pagemaps by Becky Fleck.

It's totally different, I know,... and I love it!
This sketch was chosen to be this month's sketch challenge at Birds Of A Feather.
I chose to place my photos in the bottom corner instead of on the banners so it turned out a bit different. That's what's so great about sketches, right?

This awesome cork-looking paper is from one of my favorite retired companies, Dream Street Papers.

I had fun digging through my stash and scraps to complete the page. I also used plenty of rhinestone stickers from the wonderful, Creative Charms.

Till next time!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Oh Happy Day with Practical Scrappers

Today at Practical Scrappers we are featuring projects with black matting. Here is the layout I created for the showcase.
I got my inspiration for this layout from the fabulous Heather Leopard. One of the challenges at Birds Of A Feather this month is to scraplift a project from the gallery, this one caught my eye for sure.

Since the challenge is to do matting in black I chose to outline several of my elements with a Sharpie marker. I love the way it turned out - nice and crisp.

Its been a while since I used my Cheery Lynn Designs dies, I love these things!

Have a scrap-happy day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Practical Scrapper's Challenge Me Tuesday

Yesterday's post on Practical Scrappers showcases several ideas of projects with banners, without using the typical triangular shape.
Here is one that I posted.

The next Challenge Me Tuesday challenge is to make layouts and cards using trendy black matting. Send your email, with CMT and the challenge in the subject to, along with a link to the project and your name. We'd love to see your creation up on the blog too.