Friday, January 27, 2012

Pumped Up Kicks

It's that time again!  Another sketch reveal at LCTS

Here's the fabulous sketch:

And here's my take on the sketch:

Are you in love with these sketches yet?!  You know the routine....go get your scrap on and create something with the sketch, post it somewhere and then link it on the LCTS blog!

I have to say, this is probably one of favorite layouts I've done in awhile.  I really like the papers and embellies on this one.  I used Tickets & Tags DSP and embellishments, star punch, button, ribbon bow and a corduroy brad.  I also used a pattern paper from Travel Journal and one from Year to Remember 2012 calendar kit.

Pics are of the girls from the first day of school this year posing in their Converse One Stars.


Friday, January 20, 2012


Oh, I know, hold yourself back on that awesome-ly creative title, there!  Sorry, I just couldn't come up with anything, so "Spring" it is.  This is based on a sketch over at one of the best sketch blogs on the, I'm not biased or anything since I'm on the design team over there or anything....Let's Capture These Sketches!

Here's my layout:

And here's the sketch:

This is the sketch for Team B, so technically, i didn't have to create a layout with it, but how could you resist? It's so stinkin' cool!!

I used the Juntos DSP, French Foliage brush stamp set, and two of the Vintage Overlays (one to make the paper look crinkled the other is around the edges of the layout that I colored green), Timeless Type Junior Letters punches for the title and 4 different flower punches, buttons, the Write Stuff II journaling block and sewing.  TaDa!  

The pic is of Mara and McKenna on the jungle gym dome thing at the park, May 2010.


Friday, January 13, 2012

My first layout for Let's Capture These Sketches!

WooHoo!!  You guys are going to totally dig these sketches.  I'm having a blast playing with them plus the other team's sketches as well (that I don't even have to do, but I did because they are awesome!!)

Here's the sketch:

And here's my digi layout:

Well....whatdya think?  Now, head on over to Let's Capture These Sketches and check out the rest of the team's take on the sketch (one of my fave parts...I love to see how people interpret the sketches in their own unique way!).  Then, create a layout, post it, and then link it from the blog and show off your creativity!

I used the Downtown Grunge kit, First Edition DSP, crochet trim, anitque brads, buttons, and baker's twine.  I also used Fall Foliage, Extreme Elements, Presto Pattern overlay & Vintage Vogue brush stamp sets.

Pictures are of me and my gorgeous family ;) taken in November 2010.


Monday, January 09, 2012

Tidings of Comfort & Joy

Yes, I'm well aware that Christmas has come and gone, but thought I'd show you what we did at Stamp Club for the card in November!

Shoot, can you believe I have already forgotten what all we used on here?!  Ok, gotta get my Stampin' Up catalog we go:

 The cute little stocking is from the stamp set Stitched Stockings and the Stocking Builder Punch, Glimmer paper in Silver (for the details of the stocking), embossing folder for background is Snow Burst  & Mini Jingle Bells all from the Holiday Mini (which is now closed...sorry!)  The sentiment is from the set Word Play, Baker's Twine, scallop circle die for Big Shot and it's embossed using the Stripes embossing folder all from the IB&C!  Color combo is Bravo Burgandy, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, and Naturals White. 


Saturday, January 07, 2012

Playground Princesses

I was itchin' to scrap some more, been on a roll with working on the LCTS design team sketches, so i checked out the latest sketch over at Sketchabilities.  Never a disappointment, so I got on my trusty ol' MDS and went to town.  I used the new kit from the SAB CD, Everyday Enchantment, and boy is it super cute!!  It's the same DSP I used to make Jeanne's journal, btw.  

And here's the sketch!

Ok, stuff I used....Everyday Enchantment DSP, ribbon, and brads, flourish is from Baroque Motifs, 3 different flower punches and the large P is Timeless Type Junior letters. 

Pics are of my girls at the playground while visiting Grandma & Grandpa Birrell in Michigan in 2010.


Oh, and while I have your attention....I went over to Sketchabilities other blog, Cardabilities, just to check out their latest sketch and imagine my surprise to find I was one of the featured designers for their last sketch!!  The one I used to make Jeanne's journal for Christmas!!  WooHoo!  It makes me feel so special, I tell ya.  I know, it's the little things.... :)

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Downtown Grunge!

Couldn't resist getting the Downtown Grunge kit from SU a couple of weeks ago.  It's not my normal style, but I'm finding I keep going back to it everytime I open MDS lately!  Here's a layout I did a little while back based on a sketch at Let's Capture These Sketches for their Design Team call. 

Pics of Mara, McKenna & Micah taken at Disney one afternoon.  They were in one goofy mood....must've been the ice cream they just finished! LOL!

And here's the sketch!


Monday, January 02, 2012



You betcha!  I made the Design Team at Let's Capture Those Sketches (part of Let's Capture Our Memories)!! Check them out and become a "fan" on facebook! 

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