Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sweet Peach Sketch - August #2

School starts next week, which means I'm spending every waking minute doing last-minute summer-fun things with the kids! :)

This week @ Sweet Peach, we've got lots of great posts on the blog, including the newest Sketch Challenge!

Here's my sketch:


And here's my interpretation:



Love the combo of silver MR butterflies & gold Hambly rub-ons...check out this Mod Podge Sparkle finish:


You've got until September 2nd to play along, for a chance at a SPCS $10 gift certificate...check out this post for the details and other creative & beautiful DT examples.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Get Picky News + Challenge!

August is already half-way through, can you believe it?! 
Two more weeks until the little ones are off to school, so I'm going to enjoy every last moment of our carefree summer days together!
In Get Picky news, it's design team call time...let me just tell you, Tanya & Nikki are incredibly sweet & wonderful to work with, as is the rest of the rockin' design team!
If you're looking to design for a challenge blog, & think you'd like to throw your hat into the ring, you can find all the details HERE.

That bring us to this month's sketch challenge...this month the sketch was designed by the lovely Carol Monson:


My interpretation took its own little journey away from the sketch as I created, lol,  but the general idea is still there:


































My girl, so proud of her first tomato "harvest" of the summer...she always wants me to take a photo of the garden food before she eats it! :)














































Added a bow:























































I love how this turned out, and would LOVE to see your take on Carol's sketch also!  Check out the challenge details HERE.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It's no secret...

...that I adore all the new goodies from Authentique Paper.
Some of my top CHA wish-list items, if you'll remember from THIS post, as well as THIS one, were quickly & happily ordered *smiles*, & I've really enjoyed playing with them.

Here's a layout of DH & Daughter, running along the Oregon Coast just last week:



































Her face tells the total story of joy & relation with her Papa...having time just to "be"...




























Plus it's so awesome to see her little newly-top-teeth-toothless smile! :)
These new Melissa Frances lilies are great...need more already!
































Next up, a card, using the luscious Sweet Peach Sweet kit:



























The Hambly overlay turned out with a sweet texture due to the Bazzill underneath:



























The Authentique quote & die-cut were perfect for a graduation-theme:



























Happy Graduation on FRIDAY, Mom!!!  So super-proud of you...you may possibly see this card in person in a couple of days, wink wink.  Love you.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Catchin' Up...

Here I am, transitioning back into reality after some wonderful vacation days with family. 
We had a lovely time and took HUNDREDS of photos, so get ready to be overwhelmed with coastal layouts, as well as VooDoo Doughnuts layouts, LOL!
As part of "catch-up" week, here are some close-ups of the current Get Picky inspiration challenge: 

Butterflies.

I used Prima butterflies...




























Martha Stewart punched vellum ones...















































And mini layered-stitched ones...

























Moving on to Sweet Peach!  Here is this month's 1st sketch challenge...I went with some fun banner ideas when creating this:


And here's my interpretation, using August's Sweet kit:

Check out this kit's awesome mix of Sass, Glitz, & Authentique!



























































I enjoyed glazing, crackling, & distressing the banner, and love how well the Authentique diction stickers layer over the clear center of the Glitz sticker.

So, if you're in the mood to scrap, and want to try your hand at either or BOTH of these inspiration prompts...I'd love to see your creation!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fly Away with Get Picky...

I'm posting this from the gorgeous Oregon coast, enjoying our family vacation 2011!




















The new Get Picky inspiration prompt is up, and this month it is gorgeous butterflies!
I went a little flutter-crazy on this one...not too surprising, as butterflies are a layout staple for me, lol.































No close-ups 'til I get home, but I layered and stitched some vellum butterflies for a cool top-border. Finally used up some of my beloved Prima butterflies from last CHA as well!
Speaking of Prima, along with the standard challenge-winner for this challenge, Get Picky is also offering up a second randomly-chosen prize winner for challenge participants.  And this time around it's a PRIMA prize package!

























As always, I'd LOVE for you to participate!  For more lovely DT examples, along with the inspiration prompt and prize details, make sure to check out the latest Get Picky blog post HERE.

Monday, August 1, 2011

CHA Faves Pt. 2

Ok, ok, I KNOW my first CHA wish list was long enough, LOL, but here's a few more things that have caught my eye post-CHA.

First up, Maya Road embellishments are always a must each season! My faves this time around are:


Also these:

Which can be altered to look like this:

Cool, am I right?!
Some more lovelies from Authentique:


The color of these IRL is just the perfect robin's egg blue!
Echo Park is rockin' it with:





Hambly gets me every time:


More wooden alphas from Pink Paislee:


Prima is killin' me this time around:


MME Lost & Found Two, Sunshine:
WOW...good stuff...I'll stop now. ;)