Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Welcome to the Jungle {Little Yellow Bicycle: Baby Safari}

I made this layout for a sketch challenge on the LYB blog using pictures from my little one's first day....first moments, actually! If you click the link, you can see the sketch - I didn't stray too much from it as usual :)

We were supposed to use the new Twig line but they still let us participate if we don't have any as long as we use another LYB line. This is a retired line, Baby Safari, and I bought a ton of it when I was pregnant with her. {I have a thing for giraffes ;) }Hard to believe these pictures are almost 2 years old!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

January Project 12 {My Minds Eye: So Sophie}

I was so excited to continue on with Project 12 after having completed all of 2010's layouts. But I struggled with this one a lot and wondered if it was worth it. I KNOW it will be worth it to me when I see my whole year documented at this time next year :) So here it is, I was hoping to retake the picture since it seems some of the green PP was having a hardtime staying down...but it hasn't happened ;)

Two things I wanted this year were: 1) to use white on every layout instead of kraft and 2) to use a calendar spot each month. I couldn't find any papers that I was happy with that would look good with white, so I stuck with using kraft again :( and I haven't found the perfect calendar spots...yet! But what I used was FREE and can easily be replaced if I find what I'm really looking for :)

I've actually had this done for a couple of weeks as I completed it for a challenge at the BOAF lovebirds crop. The challenge was to use 3 sets of 10s on the page. My three sets are: buttons, staples & brads. The brads were a perfect filler for the blank space between the two medium size photos and the buttons/staples were actually already incorporated into the sketch.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

February Challenge @ {Cosmo Cricket: Togetherness}

This month, Kayla's challenge at is based on a sketch.
And this is what I came up with. {Using some of the goodies that CC sent me :) }

You still have time to play - layouts are due on the 27th. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Best Buds {Fancy Pants: Kraft Kuts "This Girl"}

I've had the paper for this layout for a loooong time and everytime I think I want to use doesn't go with the photos. I think it's the purple but I seem to be on a purple kick lately...and a grid kick, too!
I made the layout for a challenge at BOAF for the crop this weekend. Did you know that February is International Twit Award Month? lol Most of the ladies used THAT for inspiration, but I went with Responsible Pet Owner Month :-)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

3 days left to crop!

Friday was the beginning of this weekend's crop at Birds of a Feather and you still have 3 days left to submit your layouts. There are 8 very different challenges (a few games, too)!

This is for the sketch challenge:
 And these were using sketches I had on my desk using grids. Chelle posted a challenge to use a grid or lines on a LO - and I love using photo grids! Both of these next two are mainly using the February kit.
 The above is a PageMaps sketch and I think the next one is sketch #6 at Sketch Support
I'm already working on another challenge and doubling it as my January Project 12 page :-)