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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Basic Grey Sketch

Basic Grey's sketch challenge was full of layers and papers...
I used the cute Up & Away Line for my layout...

Basic Grey Scraplift

For July, Basic Grey's blog had this fun boy layout for inspiration...
I was inspired by the bold colors and mix of texture patterns for my layout...

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Scrapbook Steals Pearl #2

For the second sketch in the Pearl series, I just loved the giant banner pennant and flags!
I used these fun papers from Basic Grey with cute cupcakes!

Scrapbook Steals Pearl #1

Scrapbook Steals has started a new MidWeek Mojo jewel series, this one being Pearl.
The first sketch in the series is simple and fun:
I used papers from My Mind's Eye 6X6 pads for this layout of Hannah's curtain call practice for spring recital.

Color Me Happy

This layout was for Paper Secrets July OLW challenge. The word for the July was "color" so I used it in my title.

C'est Magnifique July Sketch Challenge

C'est Magnifique's July sketch challenge featured a sketch with lots of layers:
I used pretty and bright papers by Lily Bee to create a fun and lighthearted layout of the Hannahs on the last day of school:

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Christmas in July

Just as the weather is getting hot, I'm finally getting caught up on some Christmas layouts! This one was for a sketch from The Sampler Kit Club.
I used Basic Grey for this layout of hanging lights with Hannah.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Authentique July Sketch Challenge

Authentique ( is another of my favorites for their beautiful paper collections and their fun challenges! This month's sketch challenge could use three photos...
...but I chose to use some cutouts from their Fresh line to fill two of the spots and then cropped some photos of Hannah in her beach babe post at Seaside.
This layout features the following papers from Authentique's "Fresh" line of papers:
"free" 12X12 paper
"details" 12X12 sticker sheet

Friday, July 13, 2012

Authentique July Inspiration Color Challenge

The color challenge for Authentique's July challenge featured a beautiful color palette reflecting their new line, Fresh which you can see here:

I used the following papers from the line to create my layout:
"clear" paper
"light" paper
"detail" 12 x 12 stickers sheet
I also used a solid light blue and solid dark red cardstock.

My Mind's Eye Monochromatic Challenge

My Mind's Eye's challenge this month was to design a monochromatic layout using their products. I chose to use their 6X6 pads to create this layout in warm oranges for some pumpkin patch pictures from last October.

Color Me Scrappy Challenge #7

I loved the fun summer feel of Color Me Scrappy's challenge this week!
I used some summer pics from our vacation with American Crafts Neopolitan.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Totally Turquoise!

I finished all ten of the Scrapbook Steals MidWeek Mojo Turquoise series!
Week 1
Week 2

Week 3

Week 4
Week 5

Week 6

Week 7
Week 8

Week 9
Week 10

Scrapbook Steals Turquoise #10

The final sketch in the turquoise series for Scrapbook Steals Midweek Mojo...
I used this pretty paper by Adornit by Carolee's for this page...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Scrapbook Steals Turquoise #9

Week nine's sketch featured a large bracket shape for framing the layout.
I flipped the sketch and used waves in place of the zig zag design.

Scrapbook Steals Turquoise #8

Week eight of Scrapbook Steals MidWeek Mojo Turquoise series featured yet another banner. Banners are hot!
I used some Fancy Pants paper and cut a bracket die cut sheet in half for the bottom portion.

Scrapbook Steals Turquoise #7

Scrapbook Steals MidWeek Mojo sketch for week seven of the Turquoise series featured more banners which I love!
I used some more of Crate Paper's vintage looking collection for a photo from our Mt Rainier trip.

Scrapbook Steals Turquoise #6

For week six of the turquoise challenges on Scrapbook Steals MidWeek Mojo, the layout was a two pager.
I was able to fit multiple pictures of Hannah's dance recital with this sketch.

Scrapbook Steals Turquoise #1

The first sketch in the turquoise series of Scrapbook Steals MidWeek Mojo layout challenges included a sketch with six photos!
I used my Cricut to cut out a scalloped circle and used paper from Crate Paper to make this layout of the family summer vacation to a cabin at Mt. Rainier.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Scrapbook Steals Turquoise #2

I'm catching up on Scrapbook Steals Turquoise challenges with this sketch from week number 2:
Here's my layout featuring papers from Authentique's Journey line and pictures from the Puyallup Spring Fair and the Walk on Water ride.

Basic Grey Card Sketch

Basic Grey is hosting a card sketch challenge on their blog. The sketch features little flags which I love to create with paper scraps and toothpicks.

Sketch N Scrap #10

I have so many pictures already from summer and I love a layout that uses multiple photos. This week's challenge by Sketch-N-Scrap featured a one page sketch with four photos.
I trimmed down photos to fit the smaller size. I used papers from Authentique's Journey line with bold turquoise hues for these beach photos we took at Seaside.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Authentique June Challenge

Authentique is one of my favorite new paper companies with the nicely weighted paper with a nice texture. The coordinating embellishments are versatile and the color combos fresh and new. They are hosting a sketch challenge for the month of June at The sketch had a pop of color which I interpreted with a pink flower on my layout.

From their Journey collection I used:
"Jaunt" Two Sided Paper
"Promenade" Two Sided Paper
"Tabloids" Two Sided Elements
"Headlines" Two Sided Elements
"Icons" Two Sided Elements
"Noteables" Two Sided Elements
"Excerpts" Two Sided Elements

Other items I used included a large pink flower, black buttons, and twine.