Thursday, May 10, 2012


YAY!!!! Its reveal Friday at Stuck on U Sketches, and we get to find out who wins April's blog candy, who the top 3 are AND an amazing new sketch by Leah! This is the 3rd layout I made with the March Limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbook, and I still have lots of papers to make more!  GN Lucia has turned 1, and I wanted to share her excitement with you!  Who wouldn't love a cake all to yourself? 

I'm so happy with the way this layout turned out!  I used a number of techniques as well as made some flowers by hand.

Here is the awesomess sketch by our very own Leah Schaeffer!

Here I used a Dusty Attic doily that I cut not quite in half and painted it with Ranger Paint Dabber in Snowcap. I then inked the edges using TH distress ink in Iced Spruce, from the winter seasonal collection.  I used a scripted stamp and stamped on the doily pieces with Black Archival ink. Once that was dry I then put a thick layer of Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint!  Phew! Lots of steps, but so worth it! lol

moving to the side a bit and you can see the flower I made with a Cheery Lynn Designs die [fun to use with my Cuttlebug]   I altered this Prima vine that came with the kit with TH distress marker in Worn Lipstick.  The original color was too peachy for me, so i used the marker on all the edges of the different layers and then gave them a good spritz of water so that it would blend together. Perfect! I just love the way it turned out!

Here is a close up of Lucia digging into her Birthday cake and I love the look of delight on her face!  The ornate oval frames came with the kit and I painted them with Snow Cap Distress Paint and touched the edges with Worn Lipstick Distress ink.

Another Dusty Attic piece used for the title.  I left it in it original state.  I know! Not the norm for me, is it?   I did some faux stitching around the edges of the papers as my machine is in need of repair.

Used a Prima bird house and bird from my stash.

This is it for this week's sketch challenge!  I hope you will take on the challenge yourselves, as they are so fun to do, and you might be one of the lucky ones to win the blog candy or Top 3! Please stop by Stuck on U Sketches to see what the other designers have come up with..... I know you will NOT be disappointed! Don't forget to link your layout at the bottom of the post on SOUS!


  1. this is beautiful and what a cutie pie. LOVE all the DA in there yummy

  2. Oh this is adorable.. how cute are those photos.. love everything about this!

  3. Adorable photos surrounded by a gorgeous layout! The little frames are just darling and so perfect for your layout!

  4. Bonnie, this is really beautiful. Love it.


  5. Bonnie this is gorgeous!!!! You can just see the love in all of the details you've added to this layout.. Your flowers are beautiful and the photos are adorable!!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs!!

  6. What is not to love about this one? Amazing in every way. Love what you did with your DA doily .. cool idea to cut it in half! Love your Cheery Lynn flowers .. I am loving my dies!

  7. Wow Bonnie.. That is such an amazing layout.. The colors, the flowers and those photo.. Fabulous!!

  8. Such a beautiful layout Bonnie! Your photos are so sweet and you scrapped it perfectly!Thanks for making me feel so welcome here at SOUS!!

  9. What a lovely page you have created. And the photos are pure cuteness! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  10. HI this is so gorjuss, love everything especially the photos, she is sooo cute. A beauty indeed.

  11. I cake to myself? YES PLEASE!
    This is a GREAT page, a great take on the sketch
    and wow, seems like some serious goodies
    in that kit!
    I love the details Bonnie!
    Sorry I'm so late coming by...
    Hope you have the best weekend!

  12. really beautiful and LOVE your flowers!!!