Friday, December 21, 2012

We Believe ~ Stuck on U Sketches~

Happy last Sketch reveal Friday before Christmas! Can you believe it?  I can hardly believe that Christmas is only 4 days away! I am not ready  yet! Well, I hope by the time you read this, I will be! 
The sketch we get to share with you this week, for me, has been a true favorite! The layout I made for it came together quite quickly for me and I enjoyed every minute of it! 

This layout features a photo of years gone by, of my dear brother Brent, and I!  I think I was 3 in this photo. My mom was pain-stakingly slow at taking photos, and it looks like I had gotten distracted. Big brother is nonchalantly trying to get my attention with his fingers with out checking out himself what had distracted me! I have seen this exact pose in at least one other photo of us as young children! lol  I am using Kaiserkraft's Turtle Dove for my papers.

 Here is the awesome sketch designed by Sandi Clarkson. You guys have got to give this sketch a try.... seriously!

 I used a gorgeous Dusty Attic piece to frame the photo. I painted it with gesso, and then sprayed it with Mr. Huey in Blizzard.  It is very iridescent, which isn't showing up here in the photo.  To make the snow I used DecoArt Texture Thick and then sprinkled Diamond Dust on it.

  The twigs and berries are by Kaisercraft, and I painted them the same way I did the DA piece. I also used DA word believe for part of my title, just painted with Gesso.

 I only had one piece of this paper, so I photo copied the portion that had the children playing and then fussy cut them and applied Rock Candy Distress Stickles. I then pop dotted them up.  I applied some of the Texture Thick at the bottom to make it like they were actually in the snow. 

 Close up of the flower cluster and Prima resin Angel. I white washed the flowers with gesso.

 I applied some Gesso to this rusty snowflake.

Thank you all so much for stopping by!  I appreciate all of you who have supported me this past year with my scrappy-ness, and I hope to see you in the new coming year! Please stop on over at Stuck on U Sketches and check out the work of the rest of the design team.....I know they have created amazing layouts!  Give the sketch a go and link up your name to the blog and you just may be one of the featured top 3! How cool would that be to end the year with?

Be blessed everyone, and have a Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Warm Hearted ~ Dec Sketch - My Creative Sketches~

Happy Dec sketch reveal day for My Creative Sketches!  This is always a happy day for me as I love working with sketches, and Kim Keane designs amazing sketches! They are always fun to work with.  I decided to use this photo of my great niece, Madden,[I took this one myself!] She is looking over the edge of a spiral slide at the community center where we were having our Canadian Thanksgiving gathering. It was a pretty cool day, but her smile warmed my heart! 

I wanted to make this girly-ish, but not over the top girly. I tried out a new Prima mask that I just got, as well as a Prima stamp.

 Here is that awesome sketch by Kim Keane that I was telling you about!  I can't wait to see what you create with it!

 In this flower cluster I added and Prima Resin Fairy and a Prima wooden clock.

This banner was so fun to make!  I used a Prima package that those really cool doors come in.  They have these triangles to cut out specifically for the purpose of  making a banner. I did 2 layers, off setting them, inked the edges first, of course, and then used some Viva Decor Cream Pearl pen to make the dots across the tops.

I sprayed on some teal mist by Lindy's Gang.

 This adorable butterfly is made by Reneabouquets My Glitter Coated Life. Please check out her blog and you might find something there for yourselves!

On the top of the page you can see the stamping I did. First I used this Prima stamp with a coffee colored ink, and then I re-stamped with clear embossing ink, of set a bit, and then sprinkled on  embossing powder.

I used part of a pearl flourish I bout at my local dollar store. I love the little pale pink resin roses they have set in! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I strongly encourage you to hop on over to My Creative Sketches to see what the other designers have created with the sketch.

This is the prize package that Pam is giving away to the winner of the challenge, and as always, it is gorgeous!  So when you try out the sketch, link it back to the blog so you can be entered into the challenge with a chance to win the prize!

Be Blessed everyone!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Blue Fern Studios Christmas Giveaway!

Our First Giveaway!!

The packaging is in, chipboard is being cut, we have lots of DT call submissions to wade through and we are still creating even more designs!  Things are rolling on this end, but we need to get the word out there about Blue Fern Studios!  It's time to give some gorgeous new chipboard to a creative home!  Take a look at the fabulous prize package!!!

So here's the deal:

Enter once just for the chance to win (you must be a follower though).  Share the giveaway on your blog and enter a second time.  "Like" us on Facebook and come back for a third chance!

December 2012 Giveaway!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Joy, Peace, Love ~Stuck on U Sketches~

Hello everyone!  The Christmas Season is upon us so I thought it was only right to start December and reveal Friday at SOUS off with a Christmas layout!  I am using mostly Websters Pages, with a few other company's products thrown in for good measure. I snuck a Christmas photo of Cassidy  last Christmas off of Facebook. She is such a little poser!

This will be amazing to you all..... I refrained from using my distressing tool on the whole layout! I know!  I am still getting over it! lol

Here is the gorgeous sketch by our very own Sandi Clarkson!  I really enjoyed this months sketch!  We have such talented sketch artists! today's post will be mostly just pictures and a smidgen of talking.

 I made the ornaments with the Cricut, starting with white cardstock, then stamping with clear embossing powder and then inking the colors I had chose.  After that I put on a thick layer of Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint, and then some more ink.

 I cut the snow flakes with the Cricut as well and embossed them with Donna Salazar
  Fairy Dust.

 Thanks for stopping by today. Please hop on over to Stuck on U Sketches to be inspired by the other designers, plus get to meet 3 new designers that we are adding to our team!