Monday, October 31, 2011

It's time for a new challenge at OUAS!

I'm so happy to announce that a new challenge is up over at "Once Upon A Sketch". Please be sure to check out the blog at to see the design team projects and more details.

The Main prize for this challenge is a lucious October kit from Swirlydoos kit club. I used this kit for my layout along with some Imaginarium chippies!

Here is my take on the challenge.
I embossed the key with gold and drew the journal spot, I got the idea from an old one that was black.
For the chippie flourishes I embossed them with white and sprayed them with Studio Calico's Mister Huey's mist in custard. The bloom wasn't quite the right color either, so I sprayed it with Mister Hueys also!
I used the Tim Holtz film and used rubon words on it, it worked perfectly!!!
On the butterfly I embossed it white and then used a couple of colors of ink and dabbed it with color.

November 1st Challenge

Journalling Criteria: This time you need to journal at least 2 SENTENCES on WHEN you started scrapping and WHY?

You MUST combine our journalling criteria with this sketch.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Swirlydoos and Gabi's Sketch!!!

My good friend Gabrielle Pollacco has done a beautiful sketch! I liked it so much that I had to give it a try. I also had just received my lucious, goodie crammed October kit from Swirlydoos, so I decided to use it. This is the original sketch. You can check out Gabi's page on her blog at:

And this is my take on the sketch. I used this picture of our youngest ds and his girlfriend walking just before dark! I had to use the chippie lampost from Kaisercraft! The papers are from Glitz!! And of course the blooms are Prima!
I cut a circle from a piece of cardstock and placed it over the page around the lamp, then I used Studio Calico Mister Huey's mist to make a "glow" around it. The actual lampost is heat embossed with black and platinum embossing powder. Then I used Glitz alpha stickers for the word.
This is detail of the smaller rubon lamp, I placed a small gem for the flame in both and you can also see some of the liquid pearl accents that I used around the scallop circle.
I cut out the birds from the sheets from Glitz! I kept the rest and used several layered as matts.
Here's a closeup of the blooms.
and another of the lampost detail.
I loved this sketch and really had fun doing this page. The Glitz collection is just absolutely stunning and I loved every piece of it! I have plenty of this Swirly kit left and will post more pages later!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ever do a page with no patterned paper?

Makes you think outside the box. I did one for WorldWin and kept it simple to focus on the cardstock. I did mange to do some simple techniques on the page, but it turned out pretty cute!

I used punches, stamps, stickers and blooms for it!

The background paper was done with different leaf pattern stamps. I used gold, green and burnt orange inks for it. I punched the little lacy borders.

The leaves are stamped and cut out. Folded a little bit and that's it! Really, really simple! I added the 2 Prima blooms and that's it!!!! I wanted to show off the WorldWin papers on this. I used several different types and colors! I used ColorMates and DoubleMates paper on this. Gives a different look rather than the usual type leaves!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Websters Pages GiveAway!!!!

October 21, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Been Busy!

Just thought I'd post a couple of minis that I did for EMI. I had them done for a while, but haven't had a chance to post them. I've been creating other things too. I'll get back to posting steady here hopefully before long. Things have been busy at home!!!

This first one was done with some MME goodies mixed with some Graphic45.

This last one was MME as well! mixed with some Echo Park. The bloom was done with Mister Huey mist and Glimmer Mist. It's cream hydrangeas of two sizes!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Late Color Room page and new Mini for EMI

I did this page for The Color Room last week, but didn't get finished in time!!! I used Pink Paislee goodies on the page. This is pictures of our dd through the years.

Imaginarium chipboard title used in project!
The flower above is just hydrangea blooms layered together, 2 larger and one small with a gem in the middle.
I just tied a bow and put a pearl stick pin through it.
This is a new minibook that I did for EMI, I have several more, but need to get pictures. This is just a simple, but cute book done with some MME!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

~SwirlyHues~ at Swirlydoos!

The blooms are handmade, except for the roses and large bloom. You can find the tutorials for them over at Swirlydoos.

Swirlydoos has a new color/sketch challenge. This is their very first palette. I urge you to go over to and check it out. This is a wedding page for our dd's album, and Iused the September Swirlydoos kit. This kit features Prima Printery and BoBunny Et Cetera, they mix beautifully. For this page I used the BoBunny and the blooms are all handmade with Swirlydoo tutorials except for the larger one! The leaves are stamped and cut out.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

New Challenge at OUAS!!!

Once Upon A Sketch is celebrating it's 6 month anniversary, we'd love for you to come and join us for a new challenge!!!

October 1st challenge

Journalling Criteria: WRITE 2 noteworthy (to you anyway) events of the past week. Your journalling can be as long as you wish. There is NO limit to how much journalling you include but in order to qualify as a winner for this challenge, we must see AT LEAST 1 SENTENCE of journalling on WHY each event was noteworthy.

Here is my take on the challenge:

Webster's Pages Yacht Club paper & embellishments
Imaginarium Designs chipboard title, balloon and silhouette

This is the sketch, please go to to see the DT examples and check out the winners for the last challenge.