Monday, September 26, 2011

sketch support | 1st day of school


Layout 1

You can download and print this sketch (and others!) by going to Sketch Support and clicking on the one-page sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar.


supplies: letter stickers: American Crafts, Basic Grey; word stickers: October Afternoon; patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, Crate Paper, Graphic 45, Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon, Sassafras; pearls: Prima; punches: Martha Stewart, Fiskars; ink: Tsukineko

1) I followed the sketch pretty closely. I kept all of the paper dimensions the same. I did enlarge the main photo to  3-1/2”x 5” because it just worked better for my photo.


2) I omitted the stitching on the clouds & used some fun word stickers in my stash instead. I think it has the same effect and adds a little extra to this spot.


3) I also omitted the row of stitching along the patterned paper strips. I used some really busy papers, and the stitching would have been overkill.


4) And I used a bit of inking on the flags & flagpoles to help them stand out a bit more.

Friday, September 23, 2011

vote for me (shameless plug)


Do you live in the greater Rocklin/Roseville area? Do you shop at Green Tangerines? If not, why not? If so…VOTE FOR ME!


This layout is up at Green Tangerines right now as part of their design team call. I’d love to be on their design team, and I’d love for you to vote for me…hey it’s my blog Smile

All you need to do is head on over to Green Tangerines, make a purchase, and

vote for #15

Thank you Smile

Monday, September 12, 2011

sketch support | breakaway quest of the time travelers


It’s two-page sketch week at Sketch Support again! The Creative Team has come up with lots of fun variations on this fun sketch (for nine photos! Woo-hoo!). Make sure to stop by Sketch Support to get a FREE copy of the sketch (complete with dimensions & paper suggestions), and to check out what everyone else did.

Personally, I love this sketch! I got quite a few good sized photos on this layout, plus a ton of patterned paper. The bonus was that I had the die-cut transparency (from my March Green Tangerines kit) in my stash that worked perfectly with the rest of the layout.

I pretty much stuck exactly to the sketch, except I added in a few flowers that I had in my stash. I like how it added an extra pop near the journaling strips.


supplies: patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey; transparency: Fancy Pants; letter stickers: American Crafts & Basic Grey; flower stickers: Basic Grey; scalloped punch: EK Success (All from the March Green Tangerine’s Kit, except the Cosmo Cricket journaling paper)

Here are some more close up photos of what I did:


Friday, September 9, 2011

july | project 12



supplies: patterned paper: October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, Bo Bunny; letter stickers: Lush by My Mind’s Eye; border & word stickers: Echo Park; star pin: unknown; all items from my June Green Tangerine’s kit club.

I really had fun as this layout came together. I started out with one idea, and then after looking at a few of Davinie Fiero’s layouts, I decided on something completely different. I love how she has used two different sheets of patterned paper behind kraft cardstock so she could get more patterned paper onto her layout without making it too busy. So hopefully that’s the effect I got as well Smile Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

sketch support | september card


Today’s card is based on this sketch at Sketch Support.


supplies: patterned paper: Bo Bunny, Echo Park, Crate Paper; ink: Tsukineko; paper ribbon: basic grey; letter stickers: October Afternoon, Lush by My Mind’s Eye

I needed a card for my uncle’s 60th birthday last week, so I grabbed my June Green Tangerine’s kit box, this month’s card sketch, & whipped one out! I always have cards around, but they seem to be geared to women or kids (since that’s usually who I’m giving them to).

I made a couple of simple changes: 1) I used the ribbon paper instead of striped paper, & 2) I didn’t add hearts or flowers or any embellishments to the three squares. I used a funky patterned paper instead, because it was for a guy. I inked up all my edges to make it pop, added my sentiment with word stickers & was done. Oh, and did I mention, this card was 5x7…a nice big one for a change! I may be making more of this size in the future; it was nice to fit my three kids’ “signatures” on the inside Smile