Friday, April 19, 2013

Don't Judge a Collection by its Theme!

Hey, everyone!  This layout just went out as a part of the A Walk Down Memory Lane newsletter!  (Just click HERE to subscribe!)  In my article, I challenged scrappers not to judge a collection by it's theme!  Today I used Imaginisce's Good Dog collection to create a baseball layout.  Even though the "A" sides of the papers in this collection are chock full of super cute dog themed words and images, the "B" sides are made up of wonderful solids, dots, chevrons, stripes and more! 

I used a sketch by Valerie Salmon for Basic Grey for this layout:

Here's a close-up the mix of alpha stickers I used for the title!

Here's an up-close look at the journaling strips.  I love to mat my journaling strips so that they pop of the page and draw in the eye.

And, here's a look at my star cluster.  I actually struggle with creating clusters of stars.  It took me a while to figure out what didn't look "right" to me.  I found that I need to make sure that all of the points of each star must be visible in order for it to look "right."  What do you think?

By looking at this layout, you probably never would have guessed that it's created from a dog-themed collection!  So, use your imaginiation!  Look at the "B" sides of the papers and see what else you can do!  Can you make a beach layout using Christmas papers?  Can you make a baby layout using footbal papers?  Sure you can!

The sketch for this challenge also happens to be the sketch used in the April sketch challenge at Birds of a Feather.  Amy has some wonderful challenges posted!  You can check them out HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you were inspired and that you'll come back soon!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Getting Caught Up!

Hey there, everyone!
I'm on vacation this week and am SO happy to have a chance to do some projects that have been bugging me and get caught up on things that I just can't seem to get to on a regular basis.... like blogging!

Today I want to share with you two layouts that I've recently done for A Walk Down Memory Lane!  First up a fun layout using the wonderful new collection from Echo Park called "Sweet Girl."  It features to of the sweetest girls I know- Caroline and Elizabeth saying "yes" to the flower girl dress that Elizabeth will wear in Caroline's wedding this summer!  This isn't just a wedding, folks-- this is an event!  And, an event I can't WAIT for!

Here's a close up of the title.  I LOVE to mix my alphas up!

And, here's a little sub title using the "scrabble letter" paper from the collection.  These words were right there on the paper just waiting for me to cut them out!  Perfect!

Here's another layout that I recently made for AWDML!  It features the Good Dog collection from Imaginisce!  It's such a FUN collection and I loved incorporating a Pinterest idea (the pie chart) as my journaling.  You all know how much I "love" to journal....

And here's the pie chart upclose and personal.  You can see a step-by-step on how I made this on the AWDML blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope to be back with more projects to share soon!

Friday, April 5, 2013

New Month = New Sketch!

That's right, folks!  A new month means it's time for a new sketch from Lucy Chesna at My Sketch World!  Check out this fabulous sketch!

This has been a really fun sketch to work with!  I've enjoyed it so much, I've made TWO layouts with it already!
The first layout features some photos taken by my friend Patricia Takacs of Kivalo Photography and some fabulous older papers from Bella Blvd papers!
And, the 2nd layout features some fantastic new papers from Imaginisce, and of course, my sweet Duffy Doodle!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I have more fun stuff to share with you, so I'll be back this weekend for sure!  Have a great one!