Friday, August 28, 2015

Birthday Boy, Let's Get Sketchy Challenge

Hello Lovelies!
How is everyone this morning? It is a little gloomy here, hopefully the sunshine will pop out later. :) Today I wanted to share my layout for Let's Get Sketchy. The sketch this week by Laetitia was such a fun one to work with. This week I stayed clear from color shine and tried white acrylic paint splatters. It turned out great, but I never imagined how messy tapping a paint brush could be. Once I realized little splatters were going everywhere my mind went into panic mode, need to check my filming camera. Everything a ok. :) lol
 
The paper line I used was Good Day Sunshine by Simple Stories, one of my favorite summer lines. I also thought the paper worked perfect for my colorful party photo. After viewing Laetitia sketch I knew I wanted to add a page full of doodles that represented the day. :) If you haven*t tried this on a layout you definitely should, very therapeutic.
 
Overall I really enjoyed working on this layout, especially since it got me out of my cycle of using white cardstock as my background, lol.
 
  Hope everyone has a wonderful day! Thank you Let*s Get Sketchy for posting weekly challenges and leaving wonderful comments. Such a great group of talented individuals. http://letsgetsketchy.blogspot.com/
 
Hugs!-Meg

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Trouble Maker, My Scraps & More Sketches Challenge

Hello Lovelies!
The end of August is approaching quickly and that means two things: finish scrapbook layouts for challenges and it*s almost time for festivals, yay!  I live in a small community and all the nearby towns have celebrations throughout September and October, lots of fun. 
 
Anyway, back to the challenges.  I participated in "My Scraps & More Sketches" challenge this month, my first time ever just to let you know.  They have amazing sketches to work from and beautiful inspiration layouts.  The sketch I used was #111 by Audrey Yeager. 
 
 

Monday, August 24, 2015

White...with 1

 Hello Lovelies!
The other day I found a really cool blog, White...with 1.  They host monthly challenges based on a color and you guessed it...white.  Honestly I*ve never created a layout with just two colors.  Let me tell you, such a cool result.  The color for August is "custard."  Immediately I knew what picture was going to be my focal point-me poising in front of an antique car I absolutely adored.  Besides my photo I had to dig through my stash for anything custard.  Let*s get real, at the time I thought it was yellow, evidently I can*t read lol.  Anyway, my "custard" supply is very limited.  So I got creative-punched a custard doily, made a few custard flowers, found some cute cut aparts from a Crate Paper paper pad, and brads...yes brads.  :)
 
I love how it turned out.  If you are into scrapbooking definitely check this blog out, so much great inspiration.  The new challenge should be starting soon.  I can*t believe August is almost over, just crazy. FYI, keep a lookout on my YouTube channel, I should have a process video for this layout very soon.  :)
Well, I hope everyone has a fantastic week!
Hugs!-Meg
 

Autumn Scrapbook Process Video


 
Hello Lovelies!
Oh my goodness, I*m so excited to share my autumn scrapbook layout for the Let*s Get Sketchy challenge.  :)  I had a ton of fun trying new techniques and working from the wonderful sketch by Bev Code.  It took me about 2 hours over a few days to complete it, but it was so worth it because it is one of my favorites.  There is a lot going on- gold circle stitching, water color, modeling paste, fussy cutting ghosts and pumpkins, color shine splatters, stamping and paper layering.  
 

 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

All About the Cake



 
Hello Lovelies!
Eek... I*m so excited to share this layout that I created for The Paper Girls Challenge.  The only requirement was to use "large letters."  Of course I didn*t have any in my stash, so I had to get creative.  I wanted to achieve letters that resembled piped icing for my cake layout.  The only two options I could think of were modeling paste and hot glue.  The latter option was the one I choose because lets get real, modeling paste is expensive and I didn*t want to waste a drop of it.  lol  Overall the hot glue worked great.  All I did was free hand some letters on scrap paper, placed it under wax paper, and traced the lines with my glue gun.  EASY PEASY!  The only draw backs are that the wax paper kind of sticks to the letters underneath and the letters take a few coats of paint.  If I used gesso as a primer it would of eliminated some of the coats. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Deck the Halls!

Hello Lovelies!
 
Eek, I can*t believe it is already August!  What happened to June and July?  lol  To get you in the festive mood of months to come, here is a cute Christmas layout I created using the fun sketch by Brenshevia from Lets Get Sketchy.  <3
 
The majority of my layout I used Crate Paper, one of my all time favorites.  The music notes are from a variety pack of confetti from Hobby Lobby in the seasonal department.
 
Oh!!!!! I*m so excited.  The other day I bought some modeling paste and a new stencil.  I absolutely can*t wait to start playing with it.  Yay!  Keep an eye out on my YouTube channel for new scrapbook process videos.  :) 
Hope you have an amazing day!
Hugs!-Meg
 
 
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