Tuesday, December 21, 2010

sassy lil' sketch for december 21st

here's the sketch for the december 21st group; you can see everybody's wonderful work here! VERY cute sketch, isn't it? love it!

i used some pictures of sam making french food for extra credit in her french class... :) she's getting an A in that class - and i've been told that she's one of the best students her french teacher's had in a while...
paper line was from echo park, the name of this line is a walk in the park... brads are from my stash.

happy holidays to all!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

who's that girl #21 - speak to me

so, for this challenge, i chose a book my daughter loved when she was a little girl... she would ask for this one over and over, then she'd "help" me read it. i miss those days.

a little. :) mostly i'm enjoying having a teenager. really!

here's how the challenge reads:

Every so often we read a book, see a painting, or hear a song that really speaks to us for some reason. For this challenge, choose a movie, book, piece of art or song that makes you feel something strong. Document something about it - either why it means something to you, how it makes you feel, or a memory associated with it.

i made the owls. cute, huh? :) happy thanksgiving, all...

scrapfreak's holly jolly christmas kit!

scrapfreak has a fun new kit - holly jolly christmas - and i got to play in it!!! go here to get a full view of what's included in the kit and to order yours...

little red rocking chair - i cut the inside of the shaped patterned paper and used just the scalloped border for this layout. other kit supplies used: journaling cards, christmas alphas and weathered wood chipboard alpha, tinsel ribbon and chipboard frame. from my stash: smooch spray ink and cream cs

done i used the inside of the patterned paper for this layout about a tired but happy dog... supplies from kit include: weathered wood chipboard alpha and christmas alphas, journaling cards, and christmas deco pins. from my stash: black cs and punch for notebook edging.

cards just a few holiday cards to showcase some of the kit supplies that didn't find their way onto my layouts...

thanks for looking, and go check out the kit at scrapfreak today!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

november 21st sassy lil' sketch

so sorry i didn't get my layout and blog posting up on time! i've got some sort of creeping crud - coughing, sinus, fever stuff...

anyway, here's november 21'st sketch for sassy lil' sketches...

and here's what i did with it. i used mostly basic grey with a little brown core-dinations cs and generic black cs.
some of my title letters were not black, so i made 'em black with some acrylic paint.

i like the mix of texture in the title...

thanks for looking and have a happy thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

hippity hop blog hop!

sassy lil' sketches is hosting a fun little blog hop! hop on over to see what it's alllllll about...

The hops starts at Sassy Lil' Sketches! You'll need to visit each of the blogs to complete your layout! You will get an element at each of the 5 blogs. Using the elements create a layout or card and post it to all 5 blogs for a chance to win up to 5 times.

good luck, all!

who's that girl #20

here's the prompt for wtg #20:

Fall Into Change- For me, fall is a time of changes... back to school, the leaves turning, the cooler weather. To go along with the season, document one thing you would like to change. Little or big, it's up to you! Oh and a Happy Halloween!

kind of a bright happy layout this time! :) i based it on a sketch from pagemaps.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

who's that girl #18 - lessons learned

oh... my... god... lol i've been scrapping so much i totally forgot about this layout for who's that girl!

the prompt: Lessons learned. Education takes place both inside and outside of the classroom. Often we learn so much more from our life experiences than we ever could from a book. Document one or more lessons you have learned in life... maybe from a mentor or parent, or the hard way - on your own.

wow... guess i need to start keeping track so i'll post and more importantly, REMEMBER that i've done layouts! i crack me up... and i was really happy with how this one turned out, too... i'm such a dork.

who's that girl #19 (and others layouts, too...)

the prompt for mid october's layout:

Holiday Blues: As women, and as crafters, I find that so many of my friends set crazy expectations for themselves for the holidays... make handmade, thrifty gifts that will amaze! cook the perfect holiday meal! photograph every perfect cherished moment! It can really be a bit overwhelming. So right now, before the holidays really pick up, take a moment to think about the holidays.
What do you love most about upcoming holidays? What is a realistic set of goals for you this year? The idea is to create a page that will help you keep the important stuff in mind as you enter into what can be a cherished but stressful time of the year.
You can scrap your goals for this year, document what you love most about the holidays as a reminder, or choose one word that represents what you want from the holidays. Your take on the challenge is up to you!

lights here's what i came up with... part of the reason i wanted to document the lights i put up is because our alaska winters are soooooo dark. i'm finding the older i get, the tougher it is to put up with the winters.

good dog for a layout morph i participated in at scrapfreak... here's a link to the thread - you can see the beginning layout and the ending layout - which just happens to be mine. :)

enchanting this is for the october GDT contest at the freak... the theme is vintage. i think i hit it - sam saw this layout and said, "wow. that looks old." lol

aBUNdance i made a sample for scrapfreak's spooktacular crop sketch challenge...
being a little punny... :)

that's it for now. hope everyone had a good weekend! i'm looking forward to next weekend - taking friday OFF!

Friday, October 22, 2010

october 21st sassy lil' sketch

ooooooh, no! i'm late posting my take on the latest sketch!

i KNEW there was a problem with me getting sketches done early - i forget to post them...

argh. anyway, here's my take on the latest sassy lil sketch. i reeeeeaaaaaaaaally enjoyed playing with it!

Monday, September 27, 2010

my first acrylic mini album!

holy moly, was i scared to start this! once i did, though, i got SO into it... so much so that my kid is lucky she got dinner. lol i used an acrylic mini from clearscraps, some acrylic paint, and assorted rubons and bling. at first, i was considering adding chipboard pages to this, because i had a lot of pictures i wanted to include. the more i thought about it, though, it just wasn't how i wanted it to be - acrylic is supposed to be CLEAR. so i thought, and thought some more, and finally came up with using flaps after browsing through old classes at scrapfreak. cathy taught a great class on acrylic minis, and bree was the one who taught a class on flaps, but i just kind of did my own thing and made it work for my pictures. turned out FUN! thanks for looking!

left some empty areas for journaling by the actual teenager...

aren't they cute?!

that's sam's friend, getting her makeup done by her momma.
thought that was sooo sweet!

more space for actual teen writing... ;)

close up of some blingy swirls...
i ended the book with a fun quote about dancing.

i put a pc of yellow cardstock under the pages just for photographing the book. shows detail better... :)