Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hambly Sketch...

So excited that Hambly Screen Prints is starting a monthly sketch challenge!  This first sketch is by Leah Farquharson, and can be seen HERE.

Here's my take on the sketch:

I flipped the sketch counter-clockwise, and added lots of blue & pink Hambly to accentuate my Smurfs theme...thanks for the great inspiration, Hambly! :-)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I Seriously Won!

A while back, during all the fun & fabulous CHA hoopla, I entered a blog giveaway at
My Mind's Eye...and amazingly, I was one of the winners!

Imagine my happiness when a package filled with the entire Follow Your Heart: Be Happy collection landed on my doorstep.  You'll remember from my CHA wish-list post HERE...two of my top picks were from this collection, so to win it was just too-good-to-be-true.

I immediately got to work, or I should say PLAY, with these gorgeous products...and here's a few of the projects I created:

Honeycomb-heaven...and do you spy a classic MME word accent?!  I've had it in my stash for years, and was happy to finally use it as my title for this page.

My second layout is part of a two-page spread...showcasing MME's awesome overlay sheet.  I left it whole, and layered photos beneath and accents on the stamp set, and used it to stamp directly onto my photos:

So quick & easy:

The 2nd page of this 2-page spread:

These gorgeous collage-style papers make it so easy to just layer photos+accents for a complete, the new TWINE from MME is a thick, with the color mixed with cream rather than the usual it.

I've got three more Follow Your Heart projects that I'll show soon...thanks for looking, and another big THANK YOU to MME for such a gorgeous and generous prize!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Get Picky February

The Get Picky sketch for February is a really great the trio of photos & the design:

I wanted something simple & airy...and a bit fanciful.  Here's my layout:

I've been getting some great use out of an older package of patterned rediscovering new looks for ancient items in my stash!

To join in on the challenge, click HERE to play along!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

My Mind's Eye Challenge

A quick weekend post...enjoying SO much the new Follow Your Heart collection from My Mind's Eye, and joined in with their sketch challenge #32 HERE.

Here's my "You" themed layout, based on the sketch by the fabulous Anam Stubbington:

I used the dots from the chipboard scallop sticker to embellish some of the honeycombs on the background paper...and the doily accents were made with the small doily stamp, stazon ink, and lots of UTEE. :-)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Love Day...

Wishing you a day of love & happiness...

Speaking of which, my debut blog post, featuring Love & Family, is up at Vintage Street's a peek:

For the full reveal of my three projects, check it out HERE.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Love is in the Air at the PLS Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Pretty Little Studio Valentine Blog Hop!

Here's a sketch to get you inspired to scrap something special:

With Valentine's Day only two days away, love is in the air & Pretty Little Studio wants to share some with you!

As you hop through each designer's blog and leave a comment, you'll be eligible to win an adorable love-themed PLS product...each designer will be giving away one of their favorites.

At MY blog, you could win these adorable, vintage cuties:

In addition to the hop prizes, there is an exclusive one-day-only sale, plus a freebie!
Just use the code:  bemine for 14% off your, February 12th.

And here's a link to a beautiful free Valentine download:

Complete blog hop list:

Leanne Allinson <>
Katie Cavanaugh <>
Jennifer Chapin <>
Elise Lindsey <>
Celine LeGuay <>
Robyn Schaub <>
Irit Shalom <>
Keri Babbitt  --- that's me!
Pretty Little Studio
Thanks so much for stopping by~

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Miss Arts Debut + Get Picky Inspiration!

Very excited to be debuting a class at Miss Art's Papercrafting School!
It's called Stretch-A-Sketch, and you can see the preview video HERE.
The class features 6 layouts, using 3's a peek:

The class subscriptions are super-affordable at Miss Art's, with lots of fun, inspiring subjects & teachers, so if that's something you're interested in, I hope to see some of you over there, beginning Friday, February 10th!

Now, onto the current Inspiration Challenge @ Get's summer there, & winter here, so the challenge is to create a page documenting any holiday, using at least 4 photos!

Here's a picture of the inspiration:

And here's my layout:
I've been hoarding this October Afternoon distressed-wood paper for an Oregon beach layout, and finally got up the courage to part with it, lol.

Used a fun mix of different OA embellishments & Twinery some dry-brushing with Sprinklers for a fun, beachy look.

I had fun playing around free-style with paint & twine on this layout...what have you had fun playing around with lately on your scrappy projects?

One last note on my previous blog post...WOW, 111 comments, what a treat!  I really appreciate all your kind words as you hopped around with Epiphany Crafts & Echo Park...thanks so much for joining in & leaving such sweet thoughts about my project!