January 29, 2014

The Good Old Christmas Hockey Game

Hi there!

I've had this layout on my desk for a few days now, hoping to get it submitted to the Canadian Scrapbooker January Sketch Gallery before the 31st. So by the skin of my teeth, here it is! 

Papers: SEI, Bazzill Basics; Embellishments: Studio Calico, Two Peas in a Bucket, Pink Paislee;
Alpha Stickers: Simple Stories, Studio Calico; Kerri Bradford SVG file; Unknown rhinestones

I fussy cut the metallic snowflakes out of the patterned paper and adhered them only in the centre so that I could lift up the edges to give them more dimension. The title (Christmas) is hard to read on the web, but is better in real life.

I love a sketch that helps me scrap more than one photo. And this one was perfect to scrap my hockey shots. Be sure to check it out on the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine website.

A bonus for waiting so late in the month to post, is that I won't have too long to wait for February's sketch. HA!

Thanks for looking!

January 23, 2014

The Hunt for the Perfect Dress - SOUS Diecut Challenge "Something to Wear"

Hi there!

The challenge this week from Stuck On U Sketches is to use a diecut depicting "something to wear". This challenge couldn't have come at a better time. My daughter, Julia is going to graduate high school in June and we just bought her grad dress this past weekend! 

Papers: My Minds Eye; Diecuts: Unknown clipart, Blessed Day font; Stickers & chipboard: My Minds Eye, Echo Park, Bo Bunny; Buttons: Fancy Pants, Rhinestones & Sequins: Teresa Collins, Kaisercraft; Punch: Martha Stewart; Stamp: Scraptivity, American Crafts; Miscellaneous: Stickes, Wink of Stella, floss

I found this clipart of a dress form on line, so I imported it into my SCAL program and used the trace tool to create an cut file. Then I cut it out of patterned paper and covered it in a thin layer of Stickles. Unfortunately, the Stickles are showing up in the photo, but it's very shimmery in real life.
Now, I didn't want to show off Julia's dress just yet, so I snapped a photo of our Pinterest board and once this page is uploaded, I will substitute the photo of Julia in her beautiful dress.
I had so much fun making this dress form for my layout, I whip off a quick card that I needed for a friend, as well!

Be sure to stop by the SOUS blog and check out all the beautiful work the design team has created using "something to wear".
Thanks for looking!

January 9, 2014

Let Your Heart Be Light - SOUS Diecut Challenge *Snowman*

Hello there!

This week's Stuck On U Sketches diecut challenge is to use a Snowman. I couldn't think of a cuter embellishment to use for this instagram photo of Julia wearing her favourite toque.

Papers: Crate Paper, SEI, Basic Grey, Bazzill Basics, unknown vellum; Diecuts: George and Type Candy Cricut Carts, Two Peas in a Bucket SVG; Embellishments: Crate Paper diecuts & washi tape, We R Memory Keepers floss, Studio Calico sequins, mist & date stamp, unknown paper clip; Fiskars Border punch
Since I don't have a Christmas Cricut cartridge and I couldn't find a snowman SVG file I liked, I created one myself from the George cartridge and Design Studio. His body is made up from circles and ovals that have been stretched and skewed and the hat was made from a rectangle and triangle. I will confess that I cheated on the hat because I knew what shape I wanted for the top and couldn't find the right shape. So, I just welded the triangle over the small rectangle and then cut off the bottom point with my scissors. shhhhh. Don't tell anyone! 
And I absolutely LOVE the handwritten SVG file from Two Peas in a bucket.  I glued only the centres of the words and gently folded the edges up to give them a bit of dimension. I tried to match the J in the top embellishment cluster by using the Type Candy cartridge. It's close enough. :)

So, now we want to see what kind of snowman you can create with your diecutter.  Be sure to upload your work to the SOUS blog. We'd love to see! Especially because we have exciting news!

Starting this month, SOUS will have monthly sponsors sharing blog candy prizes with you! All you need to do is join any challenge (sketch, die cut or project life) during the month to have your name put in for a chance to win! Winners will be announced the first Friday challenge of the following month. And I'm excited to announce that our first monthly sponsor is....

This is the kit club that I subscribe too and it's a great kit! Many of the layouts that I post here are created with supplies from the Scrap Shotz kits!
This month's generous prize is two amazing Tim Holtz layering stencils and two Project Life card sets (each containing 60 cards!) Thanks so much Scrap Shotz!

Thanks for looking!