Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Time for cards! (Monday Card Madness)

My dear friend and co-worker at Steal Network, Krisy, asked me if I'd like to do the sketch for Monday Card Madness for this week! Creating sketches for others to follow is always nerve wracking - but I like how this one came together! The kit I used was Pebbles Mr. & Mrs., and I was a little worried that with such straight lines and the stripes, it might seem too informal for a wedding themed kit. I think it worked out well, though!

Here is the sketch I came up with:

There were so many cute embellishments in the kit that I had a hard time deciding which to use - so, I made several cards and used a little bit of everything! :)

I made one other, but forgot to take a picture of it before I sent it off! I hope it brings my friend a little joy for her upcoming wedding!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Just add Water (Topaz #3)

I love guest sketcher week at ScrapbookSteals! It's always so exciting to find out who the next guest will be and see what their sketch looks like! And having become pretty good friends with most of the girls makes it that much more fun!

Here's the sketch Kristina came up with for Topaz #3:

I immediately found these pictures from one of our visits to the pool this summer and wanted to use them! What better papers than Echo Park's Splash collection! I finished the left hand page, and decided I wanted to make it a two page layout, so I made some slight changes and added the right side page. It feels a little flat and I wish I could think of a way to add more dimension. I love the colors though and am happy with it!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A day with the animals (SS Topaz #2)

 This is the second ScrapbookSteals layout of year 2!

As I was flipping through my pictures, deciding what to scrap, I found these pictures from a couple of months ago and had the exact right number of pictures - so I decided to go for it based on that! The papers seemed obvious for a zoo layout, but I still had a hard time deciding which of the My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup papers to use. It feels a little plain, and isn't my favorite page ever, but I'm happy to have another completed layout!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy Together (SS Topaz #1)

The start of a new year of scrapbooking as begun! And what a gorgeous layout to begin with!

I just picked up the My Mind's Eye Stella & Roze Hazel collection off ScrapbookSteals and couldnt' wait to use it! I love this picture of my mom and daughter and have been wanting to scrap it for quite a while. It went beautifully with these papers, and it all flowed and came together so easily! The most difficult part of this layout was coming up with the right thickers to use! 
I've seen these beautiful zipper trim flowers on Maya Road's facebook page and watched their youtube tutorials several times - and was completely delighted with I realized that some zipper trim was included with this kit! I knew immediate that I wanted to make a zipper trim flower with it - and I love how it came out! I am in love with this collection and with this layout!