Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Let's Scrap Sketches: Happy Holidays

I love that Let's Scrap Sketches offers a double page sketch but doesn't expect you to create a double page layout. I ended up using the left side of the double to add this page to my oldest's album.

My little cluster, I am still trying to learn how to do this!!

Rub-ons, second time using them this year. I think I remember why I have so many, I love them!

Look, more rub-ons. Third time this year, prepare to see more soon!

This is what happens when I try to distress using scissors instead of my distress tool. Ah well. It works.

The sketch!

This is project #24 in my quest for 50 before I can shop for more goodies!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sketches in Thyme: Happy

I'm pretty excited today! It's my first official reveal with Sketches in Thyme and I get to share a layout of my girl and her first love. She has been skating since she was 2 and she continues to improve her skills and her love for the sport keeps growing. She had the opportunity to attend her first competition in March and she was steel right up until she stepped on the ice, then I think the nerves set it. Even with that, she did a great job and she will only get better!

The story of her first competition. We are so proud of her. I don't have her guts - she is fearless.

 I love these stickers from Heidi Swapp! They make me happy :)

Here is the sketch:

And here is the prize! Come out and play!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Let's Scrap: Splash

Let's Scrap has another great sketch this week! It's not often that I'm scrapping such recent photos, but I knew the sketch would look great with these photos and papers! I'm digging deep again, these are from the 2012 Pebbles Mermaid collection.

My girls experienced their first hotel stay earlier this year. They truly enjoyed the restaurant eating for every meal and they really, really loved having a pool down the hall. We arrived at the hotel around 9pm after a five hour drive and their first question was if they could go swimming. I figured it would do them good to get some activity in after the long ride, even though it was already an hour past bed time. That was the first of many swims over the next two days! We even got to see my bff and her two boys, for lunch and, of course - a swim!

My husband thought there should be some "water" on the layout - he said, "you know that shiny stuff?" So I added a few drops of glossy accents to the title.

Does anyone see anything wrong with the picture below? I wanted the chevrons to line up perfectly, so I didn't cut it yet. I do this sometimes, although I think those little pieces may cause me grief.

The reason we were staying at the hotel is a sad one and the story is in my hidden journal card, along with a photo of someone special.

Here is the sketch! Play along, it's a great one!