Monday, March 31, 2014

Cutie Pie with Nuts About Sketches

Nuts About Sketch new sketch is up! 
These pictures of my 2nd daughters little 3rd grade class play they put together, Goldilocks & the 3 Bullfrogs. It was fun to go watch and see them perform. I used a Stampin' Up! stamp set called Unfroggetable that I think has the cutest frogs ever and then did some "fussy" cutting of the images and popped them up with 3D-Dots. The blue stripey sides are washi tape. It really was a quick and simple layout to put together.
You should go see all the other fun layouts created by the rest of the design team!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Snowboarding with Nuts About Sketches

Snowboarding! My girls went up to Pebble Creek Ski Resort in Idaho with the 4-H group and decided to try out snowboarding! They've been skiing for about 2 years now but they really wanted to give snowboarding a try! And the results..... they LOVED it! They had such a great time and I have to say I'm rather proud of those 3 little girls for stepping out of their comfort zone and challenging themselves to try something new!
For this layout I used a new NAS sketch. Doesn't it look like fun!? This was one of my favorites!
On this layout I cut out two circles and inked around all the edges. My favorite part was inking up the wooden snowflakes! I even cut one in half and stuck it on the edge of the layout and tucked the other behind the middle picture of the cluster of 3. 
As for the title it was cut out with the Silhouette, inked it up with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo. I glued the "S" right down on the layout and used 3D-Dots for the rest of the title. 
Go check out all the other great layouts from the rest of the design team at Nuts About Sketches! Some amazing inspiration and different takes on the sketch!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Creating with Nuts About Sketches

I LOVE that my girls love to get crafty! This is my youngest and she loves to scrapbook! It's so much fun being able to have the same interests as the little ones. :) For this layout I used a new NAS sketch. I did quite a bit of inking and layering with this layout. I also cut out the title with my Silhouette. :)
Go check out the new sketch and all the design teams take on the new sketch! Don't miss it! 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Super Great Day with Nuts About Sketches

Hello! How was everyone's weekend? Hope it was great one! Today I've got a new NAS reveal. 
Isn't that an awesome sketch!? I love how easy her sketches are to work with! If you are just starting out scrapbooking or dipping your feet into the "sketch" world I think NAS are a great place to start! 
I found a picture I had forgotten about but absolutely adored! I took this one about 2 years ago right beside our house. The wheat had just been cut and I loved the "gold-ish" background it provided. Love these peeps. :) I used MME (My Mind's Eye) Kraft-funday kit (who knows how long I'd been hoarding that one!) and even ended up using some of the packaging! Can you spot it? Hehe, I'm super sneaky that way, it was my journaling card!
As you can see here... It was the packaging from the wood banners in my kit. I just removed them all and stored them in a smaller baggie so I could steal their packaging. I cut off the top and slid it in behind my pic and did my journaling. :)
I also used a hexagon punch to punch out my cute little hexagons and I popped a few of them up with 3D Dots. Love those! They add some great dimension to a page.
Don't forget to head over to Nuts About Sketches and check out all the other Design Team members layouts! We have such great variety and some amazing layouts! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Favorite Thing Friday {Adhesive}

Favorite Things Friday is here! 
Happy Friday everyone! Do you have any fun plans for this weekend? We've got a bit of traveling to do but should be fun! :) Today we sharing our Favorite Adhesives! For me it's my Tombow Permanent Adhesive & my 3D-Dots. I have used them since I was introduced into paper crafting back in 2004 and LOVE them.
Do you have a favorite adhesive? Come join us over at Scrap It Girl and see what everyone else likes there and jump in and tell us what you like. :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Exciting News & Nuts About Sketches

I have some more exciting news! I've joined Nuts About Sketches (NAS) Design Team! I'm so excited to be part of this team! I have nothing but pure love for Shawn's sketches. The are awesome to work with! Go check out the new team and all the great layouts! 

Here's my first sketch as a Design Team member...
I LOVED this sketch! It was so much fun to play with! I used the sketch exactly as it was and used a my Scraptastic Club Blackbird Oct. 2013 Kit . This kit has so much fun Halloween-y stuff! 
I used the sheet of paper that had words all over it as my base and then layered the spiderweb & bat one on top. I did a bit of ripping along the edges. I then used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Vintage Photo to ink up the edges. I love the look of inked edges. Don't you? I also used some Stickles to outline the my title label. I just wanted to draw a little attention it's way and what better way to do it than with a little glitter bling. ;)
I then accordioned my banner strip just to add a bit of texture and had some fun inking it up with a sponge so I could make sure to get those edges well. 
Another little "extra" that I did with my page was to bend down some corners. I have to admit that the first one was an accident but I decided to just go with it and loved the little "extra touch" it added. Love having the other side of the paper showing even if it is just a tiny bit. Have you ever had an oopsie on your page and then just incorporated it? 
And my favorite part are the little spiders! Aren't they cute!? They are wood veneers that I just added some ink directly on it to color it and left it to dry for a few minutes. I loved how well and easy everything came together. 

Now go over to NAS and check out the new design team and their awesome takes on the sketch HERE! :) Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Scrap It Girl March Challenge: Birthday's!

Happy Birthday to everyone in March! Especially to two of my fellow DT members over at Scrap it Girl! Huge Birthday shout out to 

This months challenge at Scrap It Girl is going to be Birthday's! So I went and found some cute pictures of my youngest's birthday last year. She is so into La-la Loopsy dolls right now so of course we HAD to have a La-la Loopsy cake! 
For this layout I went over to Nuts About Sketches and found a sketch that I loved and fit my two pictures perfectly! I used Sketch #242. I used a kit a I've had for quite awhile from KI Memories. I've used it on another birthday layout HERE. I'm really having a ton of fun with it! It has some fun shimmery papers in it and some really fun embellishments. I did the basic cutting but used my little circle cutter to get a the purple circle behind the title. Then my little "extra" that wasn't in the kit were these cute colored staples I've had for awhile and thought the colors were perfect for this layout! 

Thanks for stopping by! Come and join me over at SCRAP IT GIRL for this fun challenge and great prize and to see what the other design team members have created! Always a ton of fun and inspiration! :) Hope to see you there!

Sketches in Thyme {Bright}