Sunday, September 21, 2008

New Sketch, Layout and Card to share

I am ALMOST feeling human again, and the kids are on the mend. I have been trying like crazy to find my mojo... not sure where I left it but if you find it, PLEASE send it home! I think my creativity is just on hold since I have been feeling so lousy, so I hope that as I feel better, my mojo comes back. In the meantime, I am trying to keep scrapping - not always successfully, and very very slowly - I swear it drives me crazy when I work for hours on something and it is still just But that is the way it goes I guess.

At any rate - I do have a couple things to share. I did another sketch this week.

Here is Sketch #4:

I decided to try a 2 page layout this time. Now, I know that not many people do 2 page layouts at this point...that's okay! My intention was to design this so that each individual page could be used on it's own, and yet those that want a 2 page option can use it as such.

Here is the sample I created for this sketch -- more photos of Lauren - yes, I am done scrapping these pics and will be moving on to something else now, I promise...but I still love em!
Sorry these pics are so bad... my day did not go exactly as planned and I lost the good light before I got around to taking pics.

I also finished a Fall card today...

I had SOOOOO many other things on my list today, but I only succeeded in making a mess of my desk...oh well. There's always tomorrow. Pray for my tummy to feel better so that I can get back to being a productive scrapper...oh, and remember - keep your eyes out for my mojo... I miss it!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Catching up again

Hello all! Hope this post finds you happily scrapping or otherwise enjoying your day! I have a new sketch and layout to share - sorry i didn't get to it sooner, this has been a pretty rough week! I had a head cold all last week, but fought my way through it only to have the joy of catching the stomach crud this week! And now that I am feeling a bit better, my children are all hit with the stomach crud today! I gotta tell ya, I am exhausted. BUT I am doing my best to keep it all together and keep myself sane with a moment here and there to scrap. Unfortunately feeling lousy doesn't bring out my best creatively, but I keep trying!

I did complete a sketch over the weekend, as well as a layout to share. Hoping that this weekend allows me some time to get more scrappyness in. One can hope :) And in the meantime I am staying away from any and all germs!

Here is SKETCH #3

And here is the layout that I created as a sample:
I had a terrible time trying to get a photo of this one, so sorry it is a little blurry. I used Bazzill cardstock, Scenic Route papers, Basic Grey letter stickers and chipboard alpha, Maya Road sheer journaling blocks and Queen & Co felt strip (stars). I unfrotunately can't remember the manufacturer of the chipboard stars.

Well, I am off to try to get something accomplished with my day... or maybe just a nap lol

Hugs to you all!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Altered Matchbox "Memory Game"

Good Morning everyone! Just a little project to share today...

This week for my design team I needed to create something to share as a challenge for the board, and I was asked to do a "Three Things" challenge - participants use 3 selected things on a layout, card or altered project - this is always so much fun - I hope you decide to play along! Of course I picked my three FAVORITE things for this challenge:

The color PINK
Butterflies (at least one visible butterfly on the project)

If you decide to play along, please share your work here!!

This is the sample that I created as inspiration for this challenge. I received a 7 gypsies matchbox in my kit from the Keep In Touch shop. I altered it using Fancy Pants papers, Luxe label, Making Memories tiny alphabet, Prima crystals, and a vintage button. I made a "memory" game for my daughter Lauren using 12 different photographs of her on one side and then 6 pairs of butterfly photos to match on the other side. I hope that this idea inspires you - Lauren LOVES her special game made just for her, and I really think these would make great gifts!

I hope that you all have a wonderful day! I am off to try to sneak in a little more scrappin before the weekend is over! HUGS!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Another Sketch and a layout to share

I completed a second sketch for the September challenge at MMFY. You can find my challenge here if you would like to join in the fun for a chance to earn a RAK!

Here it is -- Sketch #2

I'd love to see what you create with it - if you use it, be sure to leave a comment with a link to your work here :)

And here is the layout that I created using this sketch:

I used Fancy Pants patterned papers, Prima crystal flourishes, Doodlebug alpha stickers, Making Memories tiny alpha's, American Crafts thickers, October Afternoon rub on's.

Hope you all have a scrappy week!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

I'm a-sketchin' part of my responsibilities at I am moderating the "Sketches" forum, and of course that means, I need to share sketches and sketch challenges. I decided that since the whole point of me sharing work on a design team is to challenge myself creatively, that I would try my hand at designing my own sketches.

The concept is not new to me - I just haven't really put the time into putting my ideas into sketch form - when I scrap, I generally envision the completed layout in my head and skip right to the finished product, rather than sketching the idea first. In fact, I nearly failed art class in High School, as I refused to sketch my work first. That was back in my arrogant days and I told the teacher and principal I did not need to sketch or "do it twice", I did it right the first time...ah, those were the days! Smarting off to the nuns, that was good times!

At any rate, I have decided to try sketching, and will be sharing weekly sketches on the site. Now keep in mind, I am a beginner at this... but I will be learning and growing from the experience, which is why I am doing it! I hope that in the process I can inspire someone else! This is my first sketch:

Thankfully I live with a 13 year old computer genius who can help me with the computer part...Thanks Christian!

You can see the sketch challenge as well as the layouts members create with this sketch here. If you decide to create a layout with this sketch, I would love to see your work! Come share it on the site and please leave a comment here with a link to your creation!!

I am off to spend the morning doing some scrappy things today! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Check this month's Ezine...

Making Memories For You puts out a monthly Ezine, and for the next three months I will be contributing to it. Check out this month's issue - HERE
Each month there are calls for new layouts - submit your work and join in the fun!