Monday, May 16, 2011

"The Beauty of Spring"

Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; Alphabet: Cosmo Cricket; The Paper Studio and American Crafts; Embroidery Thread: DMC; Sketch: Allison Davis (Two-page Sketch #2); Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation


Saturday, May 14, 2011

"1st Time At The Fair" layout and "Picking The Perfect One" layout

"Picking The Perfect One"

Supplies - Cardstock: The Paper Loft; Patterned paper: The Paper Loft; Alphabet: The Paper Studio; Kaiser Craft; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Memory Thread: DMC; Tools: Fiskar's Border Punch, Cricut Machine; Buttons: The Paper Studio; Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation


"1st Time At The Fair"

Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Echo Park; Alphabet: American Crafts; Doodlebug Designs and The Paper Studio; Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation


Monday, May 9, 2011

National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop Winner and a bonus layout

First of all I would like to thank everyone for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments on my layout and for hopping along throughout the whole blog hop.   I hope you had a great time and received lots of inspiration from my fellow creative team members.  They're all very talented!

Now I would like to share with you the original layout that I created for the blog hop but decided at the last minute it didn't have that "wow" look that I was going for. 

"You Bring Me So Much Joy"

Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation


And now for the winner of their very own copy of any volume of Sketches for Scrapbooking goes to......

Dawn said...

I am a follower :)
Your layout is simply adorable! I love the robots!!! I so need this paper!!
I love to scrap to keep our family memories alive. Some of the day to day things get forgotten unless I scrap them and then they can be brought to mind whenever looking at my albums.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sketch Support's National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop

Yes, Sketch Support is back again with another fantastic blog hop.  This time we are celebrating National Scrapbook Day.  Can you believe they have a day just for scrapbookers?!  Woohoo!!!!

If you are are just now joining in on the fun and did not start the blog hop from Sketch Support I would recommend you hop back over to the Sketch Support blog to start from the beginning.  And if you are accessing my blog from the amazingly talented, Carolyn Wolff, you are right on track.  We have some amazing projects to share with you so please visit each blog for some inspiration and your chance to win some awesome prizes.   We also have a fun scavenger hunt going on. 

Are you ready to get things started??  Here we go......

The first thing I'm going to share with you is the sketch that Allison asked each of to create a project out of.  Well most of you know that I am a two-page girl all the way so that is what I will be sharing with you on my page today. 

Here is the sketch: 

Love it!  How about you?

And here is my take on it.......

"Up to no good" by Christina Hoffman

Supply List: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs; Embroidery Thread: DMC; Title and Robot: Fancy Pants Designs; Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation


Variation #1: I flipped the sketch. 
Variation #2: I moved my title to the bottom of the left side of the page.
Variation #3: I added embellishments in place of the original place of the title.
Variation #4: I moved my journaling over just a little bit so I could add some embellishments.

Here's a closer look at the title and gears that I traced, cut out, then hand stitched.

Here is another look at the gears and the robot.

Now it's give away time.  Who doesn't love a giveaway??  There are two requirements for you to be eligible to win your choice of any volume sketch book.  First, I will need you to follow my blog and second, you will need to answer the following question. 
Why do you Scrapbook?

The drawing for the sketch book and the grand prize through Sketch Support ends Monday, May 9th at 12:00 a.m.

If you have been following the blog hop and leaving comments on each blog like the directions stated on Sketch Support then you're on your way to winning the grand prize giveway. 
Your next stop on the hop is my local creative team gal, Christy Arthur.  Your gonna love what she has to share with you.  That's it for me, thanks for visiting and good luck to everyone!

Have a good weekend!

Monday, May 2, 2011

"You Brighten My Day" Card

Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Jewels: Kaiser Craft; Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation


Sunday, May 1, 2011

"So Happy To Have You" Canvas Art

Happy (rainy) Sunday everyone!  Today I am going to share with you a layout that I made using a piece of artist canvas.  This was my first time creating a layout with canvas and not a piece of cardstock as my background.  I must say, it was a lot of fun!  I also like that I get to enjoy seeing it on display in my house rather than just having it stored away in an album.  Who knows I might just have to create a few more pieces of work for my house. 

Here is a close up of one of the flowers I created by using ribbon and twisting it around in a circle to create the look of a flower.

Here is another close up of the ribbon flowers I created as well as the hand stitched I did on the canvas. 

 And last but not least, here is a picture of the completed project on display on a shelf on my living room wall. 

Supplies - Artist Canvas: purchased at Hobby Lobby; Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; Spray stain: Design Master Home Decor Stain in Pecan; Title: My Mind's Eye; Flowers: Created with My Mind's Eye tulle, lace, and ribbon; Brads: Making Memories; Embroidery floss: DMC; Tools: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch and Fiskar's Scallop Punch; Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation

If you would like to get a copy of this sketch, please visit Sketch Support.