Saturday, February 16, 2013

Smallest Things ~ My Creative Sketches~ Feb Sketch

Wow! Is it just me, or did January go by fast for you too? And we've just had Valentine's Day! Well, I'm excited to share with you the Feb/13 sketch from My Creative Sketches, and my take on it!  I was rummaging through my small stash of photos and came across this trio of photos of my great niece Cassidy as a baby. I couldn't resist! She is such a doll!

My LSS had a sale a couple of weeks ago and I got these papers from Pink Paislee called Spring Jubilee, and being as hopeful as I am that spring is around the corner.....way up there..... can you see it? lol Well, I can! ;) I thought these papers were perfect for this sweet little girl! I printed them in b/w because the colors clashed, and you just can't go wrong with b/w, can you?

 Here is the gorgeous sketch by Kim Keane.... I love her sketches!

This big pink flower was handmade by me, using the Tattered Floral die from Tim Holtz. The center is a rose from I am Roses that I inked up to match. I used my new sewing machine to do the decorative stitch around the outside-boy did that use a lot of thread! But was so worth it! I love the look.

I took my title from this quote I got from a Kaisercraft rub on. I thought it was so fitting since my photos are about babies. I also did some stenciling using a stencil from Prima and some Molding Paste. I used a bit of Prima's Vintage Pink ink to colorize them a bit.

More Prima goodies and some I am Roses roses!

The white floral die cut you see is from Memory Box and I love how intricate they are!  Got a Prima resin fairy overlooking baby Cassidy, and I used some Dusty Attic small vine to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I hope it inspired you in some small way! Don't forget to go to My Creative Sketches blog and see how all the other amazing designer were inspired, PLUS, check out the amazing prize Pam is always so generous to give away! If you don't try the sketch, then there is no chance for you to win it! Don't forget to link your layout back to the blog to get your name entered, and so we can leave you some love!
Be Blessed!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Memories ~ Stuck on U Sketches~

Oh My! It's reveal Friday once again at Stuck on U Sketches! That means a new layout for a new sketch! To me, this sketch was all about love, so I had to do a layout featuring my husband and I!
I just had to use Prima's Romance Novel for this layout.

Here is the sketch by the amazing Leah Schaeffer!

Here is a close up of the flower cluster.

I used a real zipper and zipper pull by Prima.

I won this scroll that I painted white from Blue Fern Studios

I made these paper ruffles that I saw on a recent layout by Gabrielle Polloco, and I had to try it out! They were so gorgeous! Check out her blog and try them for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you were inspired, and keep coming back! Please go to SOUS Blog and see what the other amazing designers created, and be inspired by them! Please give this awesome sketch a try and link it back to the SOUS blog and you could have your layout chosen for the top 3!

Be Blessed!

Friday, February 8, 2013

SOUS Blog Hop Winner

Its time to announce the winner of this bunch of goodies for the Blog Hop at SOUS!

And the winner is....................


 You have  10 days to claim your prize! Contact me at gdfblf AT mts DOT net with your mailing address so I can get these goodies sent out to you!

Also please go to the SOUS blog to see if you might be a winner of one of the 3 lovely prizes there!

Thank you to all who hopped on by and left all the lovely comments on my blog and to all of my new followers. I will try to keep the inspiration coming! I hope you were inspired enough to keep coming back to SOUS for our challenges and for a visit to my blog!

Be Blessed!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Stuck on U Sketches 100th Sketch BLOG HOP!!!

Welcome to Stuck on U Sketches 100th Sketch Blog Hop!
If you got here by hopping over from Caroleanne's blog then your in the right spot! If not go back to SOUS blog and start the hop over. Can you believe its our 100th sketch? Definitely reason to celebrate! There are so many amazing projects to share with you from layouts to cards, all based on this sketch!  Alot of the designers have some blog candy for you, so make sure you hop all the blogs and leave a comment, and SOUS's blog you will find some goodies that our sponsors have given. Just make sure you are a follower and leave some lovin'! Remember, you have from now til Feb7th to do the hop!

I want to share with you my take on this awesome sketch! We went to Las Vegas during the Christmas holidays and saw some pretty interesting sites!  My favorite were these "walking Poinsettia sticks", that were in front of the Venetian Casino. They have a sort of outside festival called "Winter in Venice", with these ladies walking around as well as others, a skating rink, a Gondola on the Canal and tons of fun things to see. I had to scrap these girls! 

I used Prima's Tea Thyme collection, Tim Holtz Poinsettia die and inks, Dusty Attic chippie, a new Memorybox die and of course the brick mask from Prima and moulding paste.

Here is the blog candy I have that is waiting for the winner of my part of the hop! In order to have your name added to the draw you must first be a follower of my blog, and leave me some love in the comment section! The draw will be taking place for all blog candy on Friday, Feb 8/13.  If you are a winner you must claim your prize in order to receive it! So I will be waiting to hear from my winner!

Here is the 100th sketch designed by our very talented Leah Schaeffer!

Now to start the hop!
SOUS leaders!

And Design Team:

Tracey K.
Tracey G.

and Andrea

When you are done here please hop on to Becky's blog! Thanks for stopping by and joining our hop and may you have found lots of inspiration, and don't forget to try out the sketch and link it up the the SOUS blog!