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Monday, April 29, 2013

Paper Secrets April Challenge

For the second challenge of April at Paper Secrets, the sketch featured fun strips with the twist of using wood elements.
I used a sweet picture from our Spring Break trip to the ocean of Jack checking out the ocean view.
I used strips of soft paper, burlap ribbon, and washi, and embellished with wood buttons and butterfly punches, titling it "let your mind soar."
Check out Paper Secrets challenge here:

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Challenge Me Happy Challenge #44

I had fun playing with a monochromatic color palette, or should I say no-color palette since it was completely white!
I was inspired by this sketch from Challenge Me Happy....
I replaced the fleur di lis designs with flowers, and used dry embossed vellum for the banner pieces.
Check out their challenge at:

My Creative Sketches April Sketch

The sketch for April over at My Creative Sketches featured one of my favorite embellishments, banners!
I took advantage of the banners printed on Pebbles bright collection to create thin layout full of patterns and layers.

I made the flowers by cutting random circles freehand from the papers and layering them on top of each other, and adding a button to the center.
Go check out this fun sketch over at My Creative Sketches.

Scrap Much? sketch #4

For sketch #4 for April, Scrap Much? featured the following sketch...
I loved all the layering and the splattered mist which I used on my layout but slowly depressing the misting tip on my Glimmer Mist. I also used a doily and layered some black and white photos of Hannah.

Head over to Scrap Much? to check out this challenge at:

Monday, April 22, 2013

Scrap Much? April Week 2 Sketch

I love banner layouts and Week 2 over at Scrap Much did not disappoint!
I used this fun new line from Little Yellow Bicycle to create this layout of Jack on our beach trip.
Head over to Scrap Much? and check out their April challenges!

Scrap Our Stash Sketch Challenge #2

Sketch Challenge #2 over at Scrap Our Stash featured the following multi photo layout...
It inspired me to create this layout of Jack's track meet using this fun mini theme collection from Echo Park, called Brothers.
I was also inspired this month by Scrap It Girl's challenge to use arrows or angels. I chose arrows which felt just right for this track layout.

Sketch N Scrap #31

The minimalist design from Sketch N Scrap this month inspired me to layer and mist to create dimension.
After misting my kraft background, I layered patterned papers and then added the cluster of photos on top.
Head over to Sketch N Scrap to give Challenge #31 a try!

Scrap Our Stash Challenge #2 Dots & Stripes

I love dotted and striped paper so I was super excited for Scrap Our Stash's Challenge this month!
The challenge included using one dotted paper and one striped paper in your layout, as well as a butterfly.
I used papers by My Little Shoebox to create this layout of the Hannahs after their school concert.

I used a school paper striped and mint green polka dotted paper for this challenge.
These were papers I dug out of my stash from last year for S.W.A.T.'s Dig Deep Challenge!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Paper Loft In the Zone

I loved discovering that Paper Loft has papers that coordinate for a two page layout! There is nothing like trying to match up patterned papers if the patterns are large and bold.
The In The Zone line included bullseye papers and when the A and B sides are put together, create a cohesive two page layout background.
I cut out the shapes from a third piece and popped them to add dimension to the patterns.
The elements sheets included quotes that were just perfect for our Girl Scouts!

C'est Magnifique April Sketch Challenge

For the month of April, C'est Magnifique Kit Club featured a sketch reminiscent of a buttoned up textile.
I cut my paper in the appropriate location to add brads as closures and even let a paper underneath peak out from the slit.

Try out this challenge for yourself over at C'est Magnifique Kits!

Friday, April 19, 2013

BoBunny April Sketch Challenge

I stocked up on several of the new collection by BoBunny including the fun and bright birthday line, "Surprise."
I used it along with this month's sketch inspiration....
to create this layout of my mom's 72nd birthday along with my son Jack.

I love the bright primary colors and cute patterns, just perfect for any birthday photos!

Scrap Much? April Color Challenge

I loved the warm hues that Scrap Much? provided as inspiration for their April Color Challenge!
It inspired this layout of our cold and stormy trip to Ocean Shores! I used Teresa Collins "She Said" line with the pretty patterns and wonderful canvas texture.

Head over to Scrap Much? to try this color inspiration challenge for yourself!

Saturday, April 13, 2013


For Challenge Me Happy's April challenge, this pretty color palette was provided for inspiration:
I also used sketch #30 from Sketch N Scrap:
I used pretty papers from Kaisercraft with beautiful hues of pinks and purples and fun butterflies:

I also added lots of flowers as part of Go Fish Challenge #38.

An April Fool's Layout

In honor of April Fool's Day My Mind's Eye challenge was to create a layout with a funny story. I created a layout featuring a picture I took of Jack's homework. He was assigned to write two sentences using the word "sing" and when I went to correct it, found the sentence, "I like to sing Green Day." I love my little Kindergartener!
I also used the sketch from Scrapbook Steals Midweek Mojo Amber #6:
You can check out the challenges here:
Scrapbook Steals Midweek Mojo Amber #6
My Mind's Eye April Challenge

All That Stickles Baby Blue Challenge

I love digging into my stash of Stickles for the challenges over at All That Stickles blog! This week the challenge was to use Baby Blue Stickles.
I added some sparkle to the bunnies on the cute paper from Authentique on this Easter layout.

Friday, April 12, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Challenge #29 at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog was based on April Showers Bring May Flowers.
The challenge was to use either raindrops, umbrellas, or flowers. I chose flowers and used tiny little roses on this very neutral layout, allowing the pinks to pop.
These pretty papers by My Mind's Eye were a soft palette for these baby pictures of Hannah.

Paper Secrets Sketch With a Twist April 1st

The April 1st sketch challenge over at Paper Secrets featured the following sketch along with a twist, to use ribbon or trim on your layout.
I used one of the mini lines from Echo Park to create this layout of Hannah at her recital. I added ribbon to the tag as well as above the journaling spot.
Check out the Paper Secrets challenge here: