Monday, March 28, 2011

Club Got Sketch - Sketch #2

Everyone seems to be off to a GREAT start with the debut of Val's Club Got Sketch workshop :) - the other rockin' designers and I are really enjoying being a part of this, and it's not too late for you to join in on all the fun, motivation, and inspiration too...go and sign up here! :) :)

Sketch #2 went live this morning...I can't share the actual sketch but CAN share that it is a fun 2-pager that called for *many* photos (8-9!!) I decided to take on the challenge of incorporating the main elements into a single page LO, and used the new absolutely GORGEOUS Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe collection. I really enjoyed creating this LO - I've scrapped a couple of these pics of my girls before, but just couldn't resist digging back into this series of pics with this FUN and PRETTY line! :)

Thanks for looking! (and p.s. if you don't mind peeking at this blog challenge here and putting in a vote for my Abby LO using Jenni Bowlin product, I would appreciate it! :))

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I LOVE this boy :)

Much to John's chagrin, I'm sure :-P, I still have a few hats in my stash that Joshua has yet to wear... :) and it *has* been a good long while since I posted pics of this sweet boy I love SO much. :) Although SIGH to another round of cold weather forcing us to take pics indoors :( - sooooo ready for spring!!

Have I ever mentioned my fondness for all things sock monkey related?? :) It's a sickness, I swear. :-P Here is my beautiful sweet momma's boy at 14 months :)....

And those cutesy dimples of his are going NOWHERE anytime soon.... :)

Umm, I think it's my turn to play with the camera now... :)

 Hey Mommy, can we be done *now*?? :) Yup, I'd say we're all done now, based on that facial expression! :-P

Monday, March 21, 2011

And Club Got Sketch is LIVE! :)

In my last post, I shared that some of us regular contributors/designers for the Got Sketch? blog were going to be participating in Val's Club Got Sketch? workshop - it went live this morning, and is already off to a rockin' start! :) It's not too late to join...come join in on the FUN and get lots of great inspiration along the way! :)

While the sketches are only accessible to those participating in the workshop (another reason for you to join in! :)), I *can* share with you my interpretation of the first sketch. :) I dug into my stash and used both the Studio Calico main kit Continental and its add-on Magellan - love that the colors feel summer-y without being your typical bright summer palette! And these are pics I took of my Lucas (GAH! he looks like such a *baby*, doesn't he? :-P) a couple summers ago, at a little secluded beach we discovered that has since become our family's favorite pit-stop while driving to my dad's each summer. :)

Thanks for looking! :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

And speaking of sketches...

...Valerie will be running a new 8-week sketch workshop beginning March 21st - several of us regular contributers/designers to the Got Sketch? blog will be joining in, and we would love to see you there as well! :) Val truly has the BEST sketches, and you will find them so inspiring, as well as the perfect kick-start to get those creative juices a-flowing - all at a comfortable pace that is determined by *you*! :)

You can find all the details about Club Got Sketch here. And as an added bonus, all early registrations will receive an automatic $4.00 savings off the registration fee. So - what are you waiting for?? :) Come PLAY! :)

Guest Spot on the Scrapbooks ETC Blog!

I was SO honored to be asked by Valerie to contribute a sketch layout for today's Scrapbooks ETC blog - check out the FUN sketch she designed here and also check out what the other talented and amazing girls did with it! :)

Thanks for letting me share! :)  

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Received happy e-mail tonight from Scrapbook Trends requesting my "7 Months" layout for their August 2011 issue, Baby section. This is the first Joshie layout I created, and now the first one featuring my little man to be pubbed! :) :)

Thanks for letting me share!! :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Got Sketch? Blog - Sketch #112

My Designer contribution for this week's Got Sketch? blog - Sketch #112 - another FABULOUS sketch by my awesome and wonderful friend Val, and of course ALWAYS loving what the other amazing and talented girls do with her sketches...and this week is no exception! :)

For this layout, I dug into my stash :) and used the June 2010 kit from Little Red Scrapbook - I thought it went *perfectly* with these adorable pics of my Abby-Dabby taken during the summer of 2008 - doesn't she look SO young??!! GAH!! :-P

Ohh - and as an added bonus, Val has made this week's sketch a downloadable go get it NOW! :)

Thanks for looking. :)