Friday, June 24, 2011

Shhh...! Its Friday Reveal Time!

Hello all you lovely followers!  Today I want to introduce  my great niece, Lucia Tate, all on her own!  Last time you met her with her big sister Cassidy. I'm sure the two of them will be best of friends when Lucia gets a little older.  The sketch this week at Stuck on U Sketches is brought to us by the lovely Liz Qualman!  I always enjoy working with her sketches.  I decided to use the Graphic 45 kit I got from ScrapThat!, I believe it was their March kit.  I just love this kit, and the papers are soo gorgeous!  

I did some machine stitching, and used my Zutter Distrezz It All. I love the white paper doily I used to represent the circle!  I've been having great success in buying them at my local thrift store! If you don't already, you should check out yours and see what goodies you can find!

Here is the sketch by Liz.

Look at these flowers I made using my Cricut!  I bought the Motherday Bouquet cartridge to make some flowers for my daughters wedding, and I just love that cart!  There are so many different flowers you can make with it! I made 2 of these flowers with that cart, and the larger on with Plantin  School book.

The letters I used came with the kit and I believe are Thickers.

I will be making a tutorial on this flower and be presenting it on July 1 at Stuck on U Sketches, as well as here on my blog.

I purchased some new stamps by Pink Paislee from their Butterfly Garden Collection.  I used a few of the stamps on my layout.  You can see here I used "le jardin".

I did some paper tearing and stamped some flora stamp inside and a dragon fly using Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee.

You can see on the corners of the photo, I used my corner loopy punch by Martha Stewart, used some Webster bloomers that came with the kit, as well as some pink half pearls along the top of the picture matting.

I did a bunch of fussy cutting of the flowered pattern paper, and made a double banner with the garden fairies. I raised them up with pop dots.

Here are some close ups of the banners.  I used some bakers twine as the string.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you can join along and try this sweet sketch!  We'd love to see your take on it, and there is candy to be had!!


Friday, June 10, 2011

She's Got the Look at SOUS!!

Another Friday reveal over at Stuck On U Sketches and we have a beautiful 
sketch  by Beggahuna.  I love her sketches, as they usually always challenge me from my normal scrapping style, and this sketch was no different!  As soon as I saw this sketch I knew exactly which photos I was going to use!  This is my great niece Cassidy, and she instinctively knows what to do in front of a camera! 

I had so much fun making this layout!  First I want to tell you about the flowers I made!  They are peonies, and I got the Peony tutorial from Tammy [simply me] at Swirlydoo's.  The great part is that you get to use your Cricut!  I used my Cricut to cut out the letters for my title [the look] I used Pink Paislee's resist paper and various distress inks to highlight the areas where I was placing my photos and embellishments.

Here is the sketch from Beggahuna .

Here is a close up of the  peony flowers.  I made them from white cardstock and then inked them with my distress inks.  I used 3 of my Martha Stewart punches for the borders and ran a strip of daisy ribbon down the center.

Another close up of one of the flowers.

In these close ups of Cassidy you can she her impish grin and her pouty lips.  For a 3 yr old she knows how to work it!  The black scroll flourish I got from Nicklin Designs 1225, and cut it up to suit my needs.

I used some more Dusty Attic's Foliage  that I inked and used Crackle Distress paint in Rock Candy.   Love the way it looks!

Just another angle.  Over all I was quite impressed with myself with all the white space I left and think I did a pretty darn good job with this sketch!  Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!  Please leave a comment, as they surely brighten my day!  Don't forget to check out the other design team members work over at SOUS , and leave them some loving too!  Hope you all have a blessed weekend!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer Kick off Blog Hop!

Featuring the blogs of Practical Scrappers, Stuck on U Sketches, Getting Cricky, Frosted Designs, Papercraft Star, and Pile it On! The hop runs until  June 11!

 Practical Scrappers (starting point)
Papercraft Star (go here next)
Frosted Designs

Our give away[StuckonUSketches] has been donated by Floren at  and includes some yummy Bo Bunny Cambridge, including a mini album and assorted Cambridge papers as well as 3 dimensional stickers and matching brads. 

Sandy will choose a winner from those leaving a comment on our June 5th post and will announce the winner on June 12th. The winner will have one week to claim their prize by contacting her  at slclarkson at sbcglobal dot net.