Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Daddy's girl and our rockabilly boy

Hello! Today I have a couple of layouts featuring my two youngest grandchildren. The first is a layout I created for the Sketches in Thyme sketch blog,  using Sketch #333.  This year marked baby Isla and daddy Jeff's first Father's Day together, and mommy Erica bought them matching shirts:


I kept my layout simple, following the sketch pretty faithfully, so that sweet photo would shine!

This was another layout created  for Sketches in Thyme using sketch #337. This time, it stars little cousin Theodore (Teddy) in his new rockabilly duds. Mommy and Daddy are huge rockabilly fans and were thrilled to find clothes to fit their new little guy.


I changed the original sketch a bit so I could show the photos of Teddy a bit larger, since he's so cute! This one lent itself to the use of a lot of patterns and colors, which made this Grandma very happy.

Sketches in Thyme features a new original sketch each Monday on the blog. Participants have the entire month to create a layout from any of the month's sketches (or ALL of them!) and link them to the blog for a chance to win a prize.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

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 🌞