Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sketches in Thyme #337

Have you checked out this month's Sketches in Thyme sketches? This week's sketch #337, was designed by Shawn Lahr and is great for getting more photos onto your layout. This is the sketch:

I loved working with this sketch! My youngest daughter had posted photos of my youngest grandchild, Theodore ("Teddy") in his new rockabilly attire including rolled-up jeans, band t-shirt and "Chucks" sneakers. This is my layout:

 I changed a few elements around to better accommodate the photos:

Isn't he adorable?? (I'm kind of biased) I used the Lil' Dude collection feom Simple Stories because of all the bright colors and patterns:

Here are a few more layouts from earlier in the month:

Grandson Hamish discovered archery at a camp in Wisconsin. It's probably the first time he has concentrated on one activity for a whole hour:

I cwated this layout for the Creative Inspiration design twam.

 This was one of my favoritws this month! I used a sketch from PageMaps and the July kit from Citrua Twist Kits:

Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful day

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Creative Inspirations magazine is online!

The August issue of Creative Inspiration online magazine is up on the blog:

I'm pleased to be included among the talented scrap artists and card makers from around the world. Please check it out and tell us what you think!

Due to life's various little ups and downs, I've fallen behind in posting to my blog. I'm not going to post everything I've made for the past month, but here are a couple:

This layout was a design team project created for Creative Inspirations, using a sketch by Bev Code and and a variety of products from my stash:

This card also was a Creative Inspiration design team project. Here's the sketch:

and here's my card. I used Prima's Amber Moon:

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Monday, July 16, 2018

A layout for a first Father's Day

It's the third week of the month, and we have a new sketch on the Sketches in Thyme blog. Today my take on sketch #333 is featured:

Brenshevia Baker created this week's fabulous sketch, which you can see on the blog. I followed the sketch pretty closely because I loved the simplicity of the design and the "wow" factor of featuring one great photo. The subjects in my layout are my son and his new daughter, who was born February 18. Father's Day was extra special for him this year because it was his first one as a father. His wife bought adorable matching shirts for Daddy and Baby. 

Sketches in Thyme features a new sketch each week, and each day you will find a layout created by a design team member on the blog. If you create your own layout based on the sketch and upload it to the blog by the end of the month, you will be entered in the prize drawing,

Thank you for stopping by; have a fabulous day!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Sketches in Thyme sketch #329

Today is my "debut" as a design team member on the Sketches in Thyme challenge blog!  I'm really excited to share sketch #329 by Sketch DT member Bev Code:

My take on this fabulous sketch features my 11th -- and newest -- grandchild, Theodore (Teddy). The photo was taken as he was heading home from the hospital; You can tell he's excited LOL. I turned the sketch counter-clockwise to accommodate my vertically oriented photo and moved a couple of elements around.

Please be sure to visit Sketches in Thyme and check out the June sketches . There's a newone each Monday. If you enter your layouts by June 30, your name will be entered in the monthly prize drawing, Each completed sketch earns you another entry.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 11, 2018

On to new adventures in scrapbooking....

My blog has been quiet for the past few weeks or so while I dealt with some health issues (mine and my mom's), family events and so on. But I'm back and excited about two NEW opportunities!

I'm a new member of the Sketches in Thyme design team, beginning June 1. My "debut" will be with the June 15 sketch. This is really exciting because I've been playing along with SIT for several years and loving it.

And I'm also joining the Creative Inspiration forum design team on July 1. I was guest DT in April and I'm thrilled to officially join the team!

Meanwhile. here are a couple of recent layouts:

I used the May main kit and add-ons from Citrus Twist Kits and a sketch by Susan Stringfellow for this layout of my oldest daughter and her children at a local zoo:

I used the same kit for this one, along with a sketch by Laura Whitaker:

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Mini crop project

I'm the guest design team member this month on the Creative Inspiration forum. The theme of this month's mini-crop challenges is based on colors. I chose to work with baby girl pastels; this is my challenge layout. I used a sketch by Susan Stringfellow and a combination of Authentique's "Beginnings" and Echo Park's "Bundle of Joy" paper collections.

The crop (along with other challenges) is running through April 29, if you want to check it out and join in.

I also took some time to play with sketch #320 on the Sketches in Thyme blog. My little granddaughter enjoyed some coloring on the porch, with help from her daddy (who also took the pictures) Most of the scrap papers and pretties are from the Citrus Twist Kits' April main kit, embellishment and extra paper add-ons.

Thanks for looking! I hope you have a wonderful, scraptastic day 🌞

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Creative Inspiration DT Spring Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Saturday April 7th Creative Inspiration DT BLOG HOP challenge. I'm excited and honored to be joining today's blog hop as the April Guest Design Team member for Creative Inspiration.
Please hop along through all 10 designers' blog challenges. Please leave a comment on each blog so we know you took time to visit. Be sure to finish at the Creative Inspiration Blog, where you will be entered for a bonus ballot to win a Blog Hop prize. These are the participating blogs in today's hop:
Today I'm sharing a mini-album that I'm creating for my newest grandchild. Isla (pronounced EYE-la) Elizabeth is my younger son and daughter-in-law's first child, and my 10th grandchild. As a proud Grandma, I've already scrapped several 12x12 layouts featuring Isla for my own scrapbook album. This little 6 x 6 board book is a gift for the new parents when I travel back to the Midwest this summer to meet Isla.
I love making these little books, but it's a challenge to translate my usual pages into miniature. Usually I start with a sketch and use the resizing tools in my photo editing software to shrink it to 6x6, and go from there.
For example: I chose this sketch from PageMaps:
I resized it to 6 x6 and adjusted the photo sizes a bit. then I used it to create this page:

So far, I've completed 8 pages, using the "About a Little Girl" collection from Photoplay, "Beginnings" from Authentique, embellishments from Echo Park's "Sweet Baby Girl" and miscellaneous goodies from my stash.

 My challenge to you is to work with a size that you normally don't scrap. Have fun exploring something new and be sure to share in the comments on the Creative Inspiration blog (see below), thanks for stopping by!
If you choose to play along with our challenges, then play along with any one or as many of the projects as you like from those you saw in the blog hop. Post your project in the comments section and tell us which ones you played along with. You have all month long to play along. Can't wait to see what you share with us.

Thank you for visiting today and have fun!