Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Little Sketch Blook Toot

I have been chosen to design a couple times this year with My Little Sketch Blook sketches.   I am so excited as I love her sketches.  Here is a page I created using one of Liz's sketches.  

This uses Pink Paislee products and American Crafts Thickers.  The flower shape was from an Accucut machine at the Memories Galore.  The photo is of a dear friend who graduated from nursing school last May.  

American Crafts Green Challenge

So sorry for the hiatus.  I have been without my laptop since March 10th.  My DD dropped my laptop and did a number on it so the Geek Squad has been repairing it.  I got it back last night and am playing catch up now.   A dear friend Jessica let me know about the American Crafts Green challenge this past weekend at the Scrap Clinic.  You had to use a minimum of 2 green American crafts products.   I love the Junior collection and instantly knew it would be a perfect fit for the photos I have of DD in her cheerleading uniform.  I also used some of the Thickers for my title.  You know I love a Thicker.... sigh!!!!!!   

Scrap Clinic was held at Memories Galore this past weekend.  Sharon hosted the crop.  Jessica, Angela, Von, and I attended and boy did we have a blast.  Sharon did a fabulous job setting up the crop.   She was very generous with prizes.  Von brought our March kits.  What more could a girl want?   Seriously.  So right away I worked on my Design Team projects followed by my Valentine ATC's for the swap.  Here are my creations:

I used the Main Kit.  I have to be honest.  I was a little apprehensive about using these papers.  But once I opened the kit and started cutting I could not stop.  They are very user friendly.  And the way they are designed honestly help get the creative juices flowing.  And I love, love, love the Riff Raff chipboard title.  I adored the natural tone with the paper so I kept it just as it was.  I used some American Crafts markers to color in the bow and flower on the paper and a Martha Stewart loopy punch.  The sepia tone was perfect for this paper collection.  

I am hosting the Scrapbooking Your Journey on Life Preservers and this is the page I created for the first lesson.  We had to choose a word that resonates within us.  That we thought people would see when they see us.  I chose the word "faith".  I also used the March 2010 Life Preservers stamp as well.  I hand cut the diecut under the title.  I added a Prima that Angela was kind enough to give me.  
I loved Jessica's Martha Stewart loopy punch.  I am on the look out for one of my own now.   I used that punch on the card below as well as my Stampin Up circle scalloped punch.  
The only additions to this card are the Making Memories glitter frame that I actually won at the Scrapclinic crop and some Stickles in the largest flower.  For my greeting I cut the saying out of the bottom of the paper.  The butterfly is from the March Life Preservers stamp.  I also added some BG bling to the butterfly.  
And my Valentine ATC Swap.  I used a CM corner rounder, March 2010 stamp set, Stickles, Diamond Glaze, Stampin Up stamp, and February 2010 Main Kit.  

Here is the ScrapClinic Life Preserver girls.  It is a horrible photo of me but what do you do?  There was one of my snorting from laughing so hard.  I deleted that bad boy with the quickness.  From back row left to right is Sharon, Angela, Jessica, me, and Von.  
Here is Sharon hard at work.  She is such a beautiful person.   
Jessica here cutting her favorite patterned paper.  
And Jessica offering Von some advice on future kits.   BWAHWAHWAH!!
And Miss Angela photographing me photographing her.  
Sorry this post was picture heavy but I had lots to catch up on.   I still have to post more pics but that will come later on.