Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It's Time for Another Sketch!

Today I am sharing a fabulous sketch that Laura created for Stuck?! Sketches


 As soon as I saw it I knew exactly which paper I wanted to use to fussy cut the flowers. This has been done before, but I still wanted to do it and I love the end result!


Fussy cutting these flowers and then stitching them did take me several hours, but I love doing it so I don't mind it at all. My wrist did hurt a bit afterwards...this is the biggest hand stitching project I've done since spraining it, but the pain was oh so worth it :)


Everything is from Paige Evan's "Oh My Heart" collection with the exception of the enamel dots, the butterflies, and the chipboard "Hello". 


To make sure that the journaling was legible, I adhered the strips close together. Another option was to paint white acrylic paint or gesso over the area, but I wasn't in the mood to get my hands dirty and this worked just fine.


We'd love for you to play along with this sketch. If you do, please be sure and link your project up to the site. You'll have a chance to win a prize from one of these two sponsors this month.



Here's a link to my process video if you'd like to take a peek at how the page came together. Thanks so much and have a great day!



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Stuck?! Sketches Reveal Day

There's a new sketch today over at Stuck?! Sketches and as usual it is a good one! 

Instead of using square photos, I chose two 3x4 photos and then just adjusted the sketch from that point. I did move the title underneath the photo cluster since the size of my title was quite a bit larger than the bottom cluster.


All of the products used on the layout are from Cocoa Vanilla's line You Rock, with the exception of the star sequins (Felicity Jane) and Thickers. The gray and white striped patterned paper is just lovely, and I wish that I had another full sheet. It makes a nice background with its subtle horizontal stripes.


Since this is a masculine page, I looped the twine through the tag and then tied a knot in it instead of my usual bow.




I will be adding journaling to the page but I need to find out which song my son played for this recital before I do so. The date will be stamped on the black label in the lower cluster. If I have to add journaling at a later time, I will often leave off the date as well. This prevents me from putting the layout away in an album and forgetting to journal.

We'd love for you to play along this month at Stuck?! Sketches! Remember to link your layout up on the site for a chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors listed below.



Here's a link to my process video if you'd like to take a closer peek at how the layout came together. Thanks so much and I hope you have a great day!



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Stuck?! Sketches July 15th Reveal

There's a new challenge over at Stuck?! Sketches today and as always it is a great one! 


I stayed pretty true to the sketch for my layout.


I pulled out a Felicity Jane kit for this layout. This photo is of my mom when she was stung by a bumblebee on her nose. I have been trying to get more stories told on my pages, and I have had this photo of her on my desk for a while. I did scan this first and then print off another photo. The original is still safe, and is backed up on the computer.


I lightly sketched pencil lines to give the butterflies a flight path. After I poked the holes in the paper, I erased the lines and then did a simple back stitch with two strands of white embroidery thread.


Most of the supplies used on the layout are from Felicity Jane, with the exception of the butterflies, the stickers, and the gold glitter hearts.


Be sure to play along with this sketch and have a chance of winning a prize from one of our sponsors. 



If you'd like to take a peek at my process, here's the link! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a wonderful day!




Monday, July 3, 2017

Champs Stuck?! Sketches

Today I am sharing another great sketch from Stuck?! Sketches. Once again, Laura has created a wonderful and versatile sketch. If you haven't played along yet, what are you waiting for?! 


I did tweak the sketch just a bit to make it work for my photo that I wanted to scrap. Instead of two photos, I used one 4x6 photo. All of the papers and embellishments are from Cocoa Vanilla's new line You Rock. 

My daughter's travel team had just won their first championship of the season, with the winning game starting after 9:00 p.m. It was a long night, the girls played hard, and were ecstatic with their win. I have struggled with her team colors, but since they were wearing their black uniform, I was able to bring in different shades of blue for a nice pop of color.


The phrase stickers in this collection are so fun! Amaze-balls was perfect for this page in more ways than one :)


I created the title in my silhouette software using the font Blackout Sunrise. I welded it together so that I could back it with several different pattered papers from the collection. 


We'd love for you to play along with this sketch! Be sure and link your project up on the blog for a chance to win a prize from one of our fabulous sponsors.




If you'd like to take a closer peek at my process, here's a link to the video. Thanks so much and have a great day!





Thursday, June 15, 2017

It's Time for Another Sketch


It's time for another sketch to be revealed by Stuck?! Sketches and as usual I love it! I stayed pretty close to the sketch for this layout and definitely will be using this sketch again for future pages. 



For this layout my inspiration was Maggie Holmes Gather collection. I know that she will be releasing a new collection soon, so it is easier for me to justify buying more of her products when I am using them! To change things up a bit, I chose the black and white paper and embellishments as my jumping off point, and then added pops of aqua and pink to the page. 


The layered heart die cut in this cluster is one of my favorites in the collection. The hearts are cut out and it gives the die cut dimension without adding bulk. 


I could use a few more of these chipboard flowers. I have said it before and I will say it again...Crate paper needs to release a chipboard set that is all roses. I know that I can't be the only one that loves them and needs more in my stash!





We'd love for you to play along with us this month. If you do, be sure and link your layout to the blog and you will have a chance of winning a prize from one of our sponsors. 



I have a process video if you'd like to take a closer look at how this page came together. Have a great day!



Thursday, June 1, 2017

June 1st Reveal

My goodness it is hard to believe that it is June 1st! This year is flying by so quickly. Today I will be sharing another fabulous sketch that Laura created over at Stuck?! Sketches. The sketch calls for three photos, but can easily be adapted. I chose one 4x6 photo, and then used a frame to house my embellishment cluster.



I've been wanting to use Paige Evan's new collection since there are several book elements in the die cuts and chipboard. I'm a big reader and luckily both kids love to read as well. My daughter went through a phase where she read every single fairy book that she could get her hands on, and to this day we still have them. I just can't bear to part with them just yet.



Everything is from Paige Evan's new line Oh My Heart with the exception of the pink glitter alphas (old Dear Lizzy Thickers), the green tile stickers (Webster's Pages), and the enamel dots. The doilies are Cambridge lace doilies and they can be found on Amazon and eBay.


 It took me quite a long time to fussy cut these flowers. My wrist is healing but there are certain things that tend to aggravate it and fussy cutting is one of them. I really wanted to add some stitching to the flowers but I knew that when I created this layout that I would not be able to do so and finish it it time. I *might* go back and add the stitching once my wrist is healed.


We would love for you to play along with us this month! Be sure and link your layout up to the blog and you'll have a chance at winning a prize from one of out sponsors.



I'm a bit behind this week...I will update the blog once I upload my process video :)


Monday, May 15, 2017

Stuck?! Sketch Reveal

It's that time again...time for another sketch to be revealed by Stuck?! Sketches. I had a lot of fun with this sketch and hope that you can find some inspiration as well. This is a great sketch to use your scraps. 


My daughter recently brought home her softball pictures, and there were several wallet size photos. I trimmed three of them off to use as one photo. This is also a great idea for school photos :)


I challenged myself to use a patterned paper as my background instead of white cardstock. The patterned paper is gorgeous on both sides so it was a hard decision, but I am so happy that I did in fact take that plunge! I am always scared that I am going to regret using the entire sheet of paper. Thank goodness for different softball colors. These are colors I can work with so much easier than Texas Orange!! 


 Most everything on the page is from Paige Evans new collection Oh My Heart, with the exception of the enamel dots, flair (Cocoa Daisy), Thickers, and the pink alphas (Evaliscious).


We would love for you to play along with us at Stuck?! Sketches! Be sure and link up your layout for a chance to win a prize from the following sponsors.



I have a process video for this layout and will link it once I have it uploaded!