Thursday, December 29, 2011

Blowing Bubbles!

This sketch was from Frosted Designs:

Here's my take on this fantastic sketch:
My favorite part of this layout is the stickers from Creative Memories (bubbles and bubble wand).  I love the layering effect on this sketch.

Inspiration for My Layouts and Cards

I am a huge fan of sketches, they allow you to create and explore your ideas by giving you a starting point.  I use three websites to find great sketches.  My current favorite (and the one I use most often) is Let's Scrap.  Second would be Scrapbooks, etc. and the one I just found today is Frosted Designs.  Links to all three are at the bottom of the page.  I will try to label my posts on which ones I've used and if I can get permission to do so, post the sketch I used.

I hope this helps anyone looking for inspiration!  If you have any questions, I will do my best to help you out!  I am also going to try and give more detail on what I'm doing in my layouts and cards.  It's so exciting to get back into the hobby I enjoy the most!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

January's Snowmen!

These are for my 2011 album (yes I've already started on it!)  This was from this week's Let's Scrap sketch!

These were the first snowmen my kids ever made and they were thrilled!
I don't do a lot of two page layouts but this one was so sweet I just had to scrap all of the pictures!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cards Done Today!

I have been rocking out handmade cards today!  All of these are based on the sketch hosted by Let's Scrap.  My favorite scrapbooking forum!






Monday, December 26, 2011

Newest Cards I've created

While wondering through Let's Scrap's sketch gallery I came upon a few new ideas to try!
The biggest challenge for me was to leave the blue square off-centered.  I really like things to be symmetrical and clean looking.  I love how it came out though!

This was a super simple card for my secret sister at church.  I really love the colors on this card, so much fun!

This card will be an anniversary (or wedding) card for someone very special.  I especially loved getting to use my new favorite ribbon (with butterflies).  It was the inspiration for this card's color scheme.


My latest layouts

Using this week's Let's Scrap sketch as an inspiration:
This is my all-time favorite layout!  It's about my family's reunion last summer, an exciting time for my family!  I did several paper-pieced flowers for this layout which was a new skill for me.

Another Let's Scrap Sketch:  This is a layout about  my daughter's artistic talent.  She is a very creative little girl and I wanted to showcase her creations!

A New Year's Eve layout that I am still kind of iffy on.  Not sure I like it but I am choosing to let it go!  The important part (the pictures) look great and show how much fun we had with the sparklers.