Lunch at Chili’s

Still trying to get as many layouts done before the new year arrives! This layout features me and my hubby a few years ago at Chili’s. Its for ACOT’s “What’s on TV? Challenge” – which the hostess chose DINERS, DRIVE-INS, & DIVES and the challenge is that one photo must show a restaurant/cafe, inside or out.

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The design for this layout is based on Let’s Get Sketchy, December Week 2 sketch.

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When I saw this sketch, I knew I was going to do some mixed media. Taking the colors from both our shirts, I chose to use gelatos in Snow Cone, Metallic Blueberry and Aqua Dolce and the red is mist from Tattered Angels. I used the packaging technique, which I’m so in love with!

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I even tried stamping on top of all the gelatos/mist. I need to practice a bit more, but I still like the affect.

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The “Please & Thank You” is a die cut piece from Basic Grey’s “Fact or Fiction” collection (all the papers, bits and pieces and brad came from that collection). I fussy cut the frame, and then trimmed a bit more, popping up the phrase, so it stands out, with the red mist in the background.

TFL! 🙂

A Super Cute Crafty Dog with NAS Sketch #339

Nuts About Sketches newst sketch is different and oh-so-very-fun! It uses circle photos – which sometimes I forget to do. Circle photos give a layout a different and unique look.

Sketch #339:

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And here is my layout:

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As you can see, I stuck with the circle theme, adding in a smaller photo near the title, scattering smaller circles with punched out paw prints and even smaller brads to tie the whole layout together.

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These photos were taken on Jan 3, 2013. I was working on hubby’s birthday card and I had gotten up to get something. I came back and found Mr Jeffrey James in my chair. He is so cute! He loves getting crafty with his mommy!

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I used a mix of really old stash (papers – all are Bo Bunny – from Grease Monkey and Flower Child collections) and som newer embellies (die cuts, vellum tape and brads are all from Basic Grey – Bow Ties & Knee Highs collection).

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Express Yourself

I love music and my taste ranges from country (mostly!) to pop, into R&B, oldies and some rap (old school). When I am stuck on a title, I usually turn to music for inspiration. Sometimes its a title, sometimes its a lyric, or the whole song. For this month’s Music Challenge at ACOT, the hostess had us choose a song by a diva and use that to inspire our next project.

I am a HUGE Madonna fan, and originally, as I was going thru her music, I had, like, 12 songs picked out! LOL! But I finally narrowed the list down to four, and then looked at some pictures to see what I was leaning towards. I ended up with a group photo of my scrappy friends taken back in August 2010. We were getting ready for bed, and since it was like 4am – we ended up being SILLY too!

The song I chose was “Express Yourself”, and the title was just PERFECT for the photo!

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The design for this layout is inspired by a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap. Its their “Inspired by…” #9:

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I had alot of fun with all those little sqares and since this was such a FUN layout, I went with FUN embellies by MAMBI:

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My title was cut using my Cricut and Cricut cartridge “Opposites Attract”:

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All pattern paper is Basic Grey “Paper Cottage”. The circles are punched out with a circle punch, and the pattern was already like that on the paper (don’t you love it when that happens?)

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TFL! 🙂

 

Let Them Eat Cake using NAS Sketch #333

The newest sketch by Nuts About Sketches was so much fun to work with. I’ll definetly be saving this one to reuse again and again!

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As you can tell, I stuck to the sketch pretty well. I loved that the photos were already 4X6 and 6X4 and that means no cropping! I replaced the tearing at the top with a banner and added more washi tape.

The banner, stickers, and papers are from Basic Grey’s “RSVP” collection. Brads are WRMKs and washi tape is by Queen & Co.

TFL! 🙂

Goofy Family Moments using NAS sketch #329

I had a lot of fun with this next sketch, using some silly family memories from last Thanksgiving.

Here’s the two page sketch #329 from Nuts About Sketches:

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And here’s my layout:

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I stuck to the sketch pretty good, except I replaced the two 4X5’s with my title and the misting:

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Here’s a few more close ups:

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The green tiny brads are WRMKs, and the chevron washi tape is Queen & Co. All other products are Basic Grey – “Hey Girl!”, “Knee Highs & Bow Ties”, and “Fact & Fiction” collections.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Awesome!

PageMaps is offering a sketch contest and the sketch is so amazing, its easy to make it your own!

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And here is my layout:

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I also combined this with the Spelling Challenge over at ACOT. The word to use is FREEDOM, and each letter must represent something on your layout. This is what I had come up:

F – Flair
R – RSVP pattern papers, Basic Grey
E – Envelope
E – EK Success Punch
D – Decorative Brads
O – Olivia border sticker, Basic Grey
M – Misting

The background paper is by Pink Paislee Mistables, and the mists I used are by Tattered Angels. The papers, owl flair, brads, and stickers are all by Basic Grey. The small vellum envelope is from Hobby Lobby.

TFL! 🙂

Its better to have memories with Nuts About Sketches Sketch #316

Nuts About Sketches Sketch #316 was so fun to use, I’ll definetly be saving it.

Here’s my layout, featuring my grandparents celebrating their 70th and 80th birthdays 2 summers ago:

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And here’s the awesome sketch!

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I really loved the 4X6 photo placements and instead of using triagnles or a banner, I fussy-cut pattern paper to use as borders. All of my products are Basic Grey “RSVP” collection.

TFL! 🙂

Doggie Party with Nuts About Sketches #313

Last month, 3 out of my 5 furbabies celebrated their birthdays. Jeffrey turned 10 on March 5th, followed by Ruby and Bear turning 9 the next day. Since those days fell during a weekday, Rob and I let them celebrate their birthdays together on a Saturday. They all got Frosty Paws and Dognation doggie cookies.

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This layout is based on Nuts About Sketches sketch #313:

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I started out with smaller photos, but I thought it would be cool to use one large one, with two smaller ones (instead of using just the small four photos). I love that this sketch has a place for alot of journaling.

Here are some close-ups:

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The washi tape is by MME, with all the other papers/diecut/transparencies/alphas by Basic Grey “RSVP”.

TFL! 🙂

My first reveal!

Good afternoon everyone! Today I have my FIRST reveal on The Nuts About Sketches Blog!

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And its based on this amazing sketch by Shawn (Sketch 307):

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I loved the “torn” banners for journaling and used one large photo instead of the two smaller ones. This is one sketch that I’ll definetly use again!

Here is a close up of the journaling:

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I used mostly Basic Grey “Fact & Fiction” collection, with washi tape by Queen & Co and brads by WRMKs.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Being 3 is Great!

Another layout featuring my step-son at age 3 (riding his bike), and using some Basic Grey. These papers are from “Fact & Fiction” and they are perfect for this photo.

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Layout is based on a PageMaps Sketch for the Gossamer Blue February Kit Contest. I turned the sketch on its side to make it work better with my photo:

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I swapped out the butterflies with hexagons, which better suits my layout. I also did this layout for ACOT’s Febuary Supply Challenge. The hostess listed 10 items, and I chose the following 5: 8 or more hexagons; chevrons (I used pattern paper); red; a frame; and a number (which is in my title).

TFL! 🙂