Sunday, October 30, 2011


So, after much thinking and begging for help (thank you CC focus group), I finally was able to finish my layout for the Sketchy Thursday challenge.

So this is the sketch.

And this is my entry :)

So originally, I had this without the buttons and twine and it just seemed to be missing something. After some very helpful suggestions, I decided to add a brown packing paper, crinkly flower in the lower right hand area. But after making one and trying it on, I just didn't like it. I like the flower, it just seemed too shabby on an otherwise 'clean' page. I was looking at the original sketch and the DT pages for some inspiration and decided to add the twine that was in the original sketch. Then I pulled out some buttons. I am really happy with how it looks now.

What do you think? Did I make the right choice?

Oops I forgot to add my supplies!
My Minds Eye - Quite Contrary - Little Boy ~ papers,  journaling card, trees and brown border
Basic Grey - buttons
Brown & white twine

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Take Two (or three if you count that first one.....)

So I was hoping to post another entry LO today but I am just not happy with it yet.

So I'll post this instead!

A LO I did the other night using the Echo Park Splash collection. One of my favorite summer lines ever. I may as well share the LO I did a while ago with it too :)

Now I should get to work on that other layout while you know who is napping......

Let's Get This Party Started!

Okay, so I managed to get a few half decent photos yesterday, despite the miserable weather. Which is good because I need to get my entry for the PageMaps blog challenge in today! Oh and my computer is back up and running which is really good!

So the Page Maps challenge is a beautiful sketch! I really love the leaves and acorns on it! I had fully intended on doing a fall page like the sketch, but then I found the little santa pics from last year and knew I had to use them. (Plus I am so behind on my scrapping that I still don't have last Christmas done, so any progress in that area is good).

So here is my entry!

Fancy Pants Christmas Magic - paper, tags, stickers
Some Clear Glitter (after running a tag through my Xyron)
Bo Bunny Persuasion Brads (and thanks to the ladies at Crop Chocolate for helping me find the name of those brads!)
Making Memories snowflakes and blossoms

I really like how this page is looking! It is so different from the other two I did that night too. And yes you will be seeing those soon too :)

So wish me luck! Because I would really love to win the prize this week!!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Test Post!

Well, I guess this is my first post!

I hope to be able to customize the look somemore, but I am stuck on the lap top for now as my husband decided to install a new video card in my computer. And guess how well that worked.....

Let's add a picture!

Yay! It worked!

Now let's see what happens when I hit that big orange Publish Post button......