Sunday, November 19, 2017

School Party

One more fall layout completed for this year.   These pictures were at the kids school Fall Party.

I used the sketch from Nov. 15th at   "LET'S GET SKETCHY"   seems to be a lot of 3 picture sketches this month, but so far I've been lucky and keep finding pictures to fit.    I love combining all the colors and trying to pull colors from my back ground paper and then I always love using wood grain papers.  I even added some washi tape, which is a biggy for me because I rarely use it.   Then just for a little out lining I did some faux stitching.  I would be lost without my white gel pen, I use it so much.

Here is the sketch and also the link to   "LET'S GET SKETCHY"   plus don't forget to check out the Nov. 1st sketch too, you have till the end of the month to enter that challenge along with this one.

Aunt Bettina

I did my own take on the single page sketch at   "STICK IT DOWN"   and made the sketch work
using three pictures.   I had there horizontal pictures I wanted to use and wasn't sure of a sketch
to use but then decided I could make it work with this sketch.

Here is the link to  "STICK IT DOWN"  and the sketch.   Be sure and check out the card sketch
and the double page sketch.

Large Sentiments

The  "PILE IT ON"  challenge #136 is  Large Sentiments ........

That can mean a prominent amount of text or just a big words, interpret the theme however you like! 

Besides my large Merry Christmas sentiment I also have a lot of text with my background paper of Merry Christmas in different languages.

Here is the link to  "PILE IT ON"

Thursday, November 16, 2017


I'm still heavily into making my Christmas cards this week.    For this card I combined two different challenges.   I started first with the new sketch challenge #248 at  "CAS(E) THIS SKETCH"
Next I used the challenge #193 at  "AND SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE BLOG"  which is
Anything Goes plus a sentiment.

Here are the links......



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Our Gifts 2016

After finishing the layout I just posted using  "SKETCHES IN THYME"   Nov. 15th sketch,
I went back and decided to try their sketch from last week.    I hadn't found any recent 4 pictures
I could use together but then I had these from last Christmas and new I could use them.    This is
their sketch #300.

Here is the link to  "SKETCHES IN THYME"    and the sketch.

Santa Claus Time

I keep all of my Christmas layout in chronological order.   I started this year by putting layouts from our first Christmas time outing with the layouts from the Silver Dollar City Christmas Festival we went to a couple of weeks ago.    But doing that I noticed I had very few layouts made from Christmas Day last year.   So I started looking back through my pictures and realized the problem was that most of my pictures turned out real blurred.  I have no idea what I was doing wrong but they were blurred and dark.   But I did find some that I could scrap and weren't too bad so I could fill in some areas from last Christmas.

For this layout I used the new sketch #301 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"
Here is the sketch.

Falling for You

I just love these pictures of the grandkids with the beautiful trees in their front yard.    Such a beautiful fall day for these pictures.

I used the Nov. 1st   Tic-Tac-Toe board at  "SCRAP OUR STASH"   I chose the  diagonal row
of....... the color brown,  fall theme and  Echo Park.

Here is the Tic-Tac-Toe board that I worked with and the link to  "SCRAP OUR STASH"

I am also entering this layout in the final challenge at   "COLORFUL CREATIONS"   They are taking a break from challenges for awhile.  I will hate to see them go, it was always so fun.
I was inspired by the colors, the leaves in one picture and the overall fall mood on the photo inspiration that was  posted today.

Here is the mood board and also the link to  "COLORFUL CREATIONS"