Thursday, April 19, 2012

Little Man

I love sketches! Seriously! They are such a great starting point for scrapbooking and card making. I recently created a sketch for a challenge at the Two Scrapbook Friends Spring Retreat and I finally put the finishing touches on the layout that I designed based on my sketch.

First of all, this is the sketch:

And here is my layout:

My girlfriend has the most adorable little boy and she offered to give me I begged her for some photos that I could scrapbook! He recently turned two, so she had lots of current photos for me to work with.

I paired the photos with paper and stickers from Echo Park's Note to Self line. I LOVE this line and I had great fun working with it!

I cut tickets from one of the papers to use in place of the banner pieces on the sketch. Then I added some machine stitching to secure them to the page.

I am sure I will have a few more pages using photos of this little cutie!

Thanks for looking~

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

For You!

I am posting a new card sketch for you this week! I love making cards and I thought I would design a sketch to use.

I am part of the Design Team at Little Red Wagon and our challenge this week was to use a Spring palette on our creation - soft Spring colours, like pinks, greens, etc.

When I saw this sweet little stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs, Riley, I thought she would be perfect on a Spring card!

I used my Copic markers to color her and I did some paper piecing on her little outfit. The Echo Park line, Hello Spring, gave me the perfect papers in pastel colors.

It all came together perfectly with my sketch and I now have a sweet little card to give to someone special!

Feel free to use my sketch to jump start your creativity. If you do, I would love to see what you have created!

I hope you have a wonderful Spring day :)