Sunday, August 29, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

**Sketchalicious** Sketch #2 reveal

Today we're revealing Layout sketch #2 from the very talented sketch designer Lara, at Sketchalicious!...and here's my interpretation... For this layout I used Basic Grey "Green at Heart" and a photo of my girls standing on the dock at my Aunt & Uncle's house, which I anchored with a bit of white paint. Also, because the sun was setting to the right in the photo, I flipped the sketch. The banners aren't supposed to be a sun, necessarily, but they give that kind of feel so it just seemed to flow better this way. I used some hand-stitching to further that theme as well.How will you interpret this sketch? Head on over to Sketchalicious and check out what the rest of the Design Team did with it! And when you've finished your own, be sure to link us up with your creation!

Monday, August 23, 2010

KnK September kit reveal #1

Just a quick post today, but wanted to share my first reveal with the September kit! Lots of spritzing, inking, and getting my hands dirty in general! I've posted this reveal on the Kreative Kaboodles blog, if you'd like to read any of the detail on how I created each of these layouts, click HERE.

Enjoy your week!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Snapshot

Probably my most favorite photo from Yellowstone N.P.
June 2010. So inspiring.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

....drumroll please....

Kit 'n Kaboodles September kit has been revealed... check it out! You're not going to want to miss this one!

Here's the details....
This month's kit features The Krafty Collection by Paper Trunk (11 pattern papers), 96 diecuts from the On Holiday collection from by Margie at The Girls' Paperie, Vintage Postcards by American Tag Co., Canvas Tote by Mark Richards, 4 sheets of Bazzill, and The Crafty Chronicle by Donna Salazar. (One of Donna’s favorite techniques is making paper flowers from vintage books. But finding vintage books that are acid free (not yellowed), the right paper thickness and with fun content can be a problem. The “Crafty Chronicle” is the solution. This periodical was designed to be die cut into scallop and flower shapes so that you can make your own paper flowers and it is also ideal for altered art projects. The paper it is printed on was chosen for the way that it reacts with paint and can be formed into flowers. You can create your own unique embellishments with dictionary definitions, classified ads, horoscopes and even the articles on the front page. Before you start cutting up the paper browse through it...there are tips, techniques and loads of fun content!) Make sure you check out our Design Team gallery to see how versatile this kit is! And don't forget to check out our blog at for some more creative inspiration!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The end of August

Well it isn't quite the end of August, but I've officially finished up my work with the August kit from Kit 'n Kaboodles....

You and Little Lena
This was really fun to put together, once I figured out what I wanted to do! My uncle has a beautiful old tree in his yard which don't show in the photos, and I really wanted it to be in the page somehow. So instead of knocking myself out trying to make visible the little bit of the actual tree that 's showing in the photos, I cut a tree and leaves from cardstock, inked them up and put them together on the page right where his tree would have been in relation to the photos.
These flowers were also fun to make, with some of the lace in the kit. There will be a tutorial going up on the on the Kreative Kaboodles blog soon if anyone is interested in learning to make them! I'll post the link once it's up :)
And finally, my double page for this kit...

Two Peas in a Pod
Ok so I know the title isn't all that original but what else could I do?? LOL It was too perfect for these pics of my girls raiding my Aunts beautiful garden.
And that's it for August! I've begun working with the September kit from KNK already, and let me tell ya, if this one doesn't unleash your creativity I don't know what will!! I've really been getting my fingers dirty and lovin' it.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a scrappy day :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

It's A PageMaps thing

I hadn't done a PageMaps contest in a while but when I saw this one I thought "oh yeah I'm doing this!!!" Check out this amazing prize from ScrapAttack scrapbooking......

Echo Park happens to be my new favorite paper product right now so I had to give this a go :) Here's my take on the sketch:

These papers are from American Crafts "Blue Skies", and so pretty and bright! Perfect for these pics of my silly little girl. The ribbons are also American Crafts. I found it interesting, the pink one is made the exact same way that Webster's Bloomers are done.... I wonder which one came first?? Either way... LOVE them!!

You know me, always with the fussy-cutting and Stickles. Hey, I know what I like :)

I wasn't the only one with the same idea to enter this contest, there's close to 150 entrants in this one already! Best of luck to all!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I am sooooo excited to announce....

.....I am now a proud member of the Sketchalicious Design Team! Sketchalicious is an amazing **NEW** Italian sketch blog and I am so honored to have been chosen as a layout DT member for their debut! And I am in some excellent company, the rest of the girls are soooo extremely talented! The blog is in Italian of course, but sketches are universal, right? The sketches are gorgeous and new ones are introduced on a weekly basis, so if you love scrapping with sketches you will *love* this blog. I hope you will head on over Sketchalicious now and check out all the introductions, as well as our very first reveal!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Amy's Bits & Pieces: Rub-ons

We all have them... some of us more than others... don't we? In my own effort to become a little more organized I picked a drawer to sort through, which happened to be my drawer full of rub-ons. I was reminded of how many different styles & colors of these things I have! Most of the packages are opened and half-used, waiting for a further purpose. I actually came across many -- twenty, to be exact -- packages of them that are unopened or unused. Sometimes I will open something before I have actually committed to using it on a page and it ends up right back in the plastic it came in. This is good news for you ;-) I'm giving away the entire lot of them, no strings attached. Manufacturers include BoBunny, SEI, Creative Imaginations, Lil Davis Designs, Crate Paper, Imaginisce and more. Who doesn't love a great bargain? I'll even pay the postage. Just become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already) and make a comment to this post. At the end of the month I'll randomly generate a recipient. What could be easier?
Next month I'll sort through a different drawer LOL good luck!