Sunday, November 25, 2012

Page Maps: Ruby Rock-It Sketch Contest

I've been a follower (& user) of Page Maps for a long time.  This is the first time though that I created a layout for one of their challenges.  As soon as I saw the sketch I knew not only what photo to use (as it's one story I've been wanting to put down for a while now) but what I would use to create it with.  I used the latest Studio Calico "Sock Hop" kit. 

It's alot of fun using a sketch as it will give me a starting point...sometimes I follow exactly, sometimes I veer off but whatever the end result gotta love a fun sketch!

Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Simple Joy

Challenge #34 at Challenge Me Happy was to use a sketch.  I do enjoy using sketches as they help me kick start an idea, especially when I need a little help.

Here is my take on the sketch.  For some reason the photo isn't looking so good - for a better view please click on it.

I stamped the background for abit of interest - I love my French Script stamp.  I used the leftovers from a Scrapbook Circle kit & it all came together rather well.  Love those hexagons.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Paddling Pool is missing!

Challenge #33 at Challenge Me Happy was to use a colour combo.  I managed to find the colours in an older Scrapbook Circle kit, which I hadn't finished up.  I kept it quite simple as wanted the photo and the story to shine. 

I love this photo of the girls as well as the story behind it pleased I got it down!

Friday, November 2, 2012

a new card

I've been holding off putting this post up as I made this card for a friend and I wanted it to be a surprise for her, so waited until she had received it.

This is the card I made for Mum.  I really like how the orange and green work together.  These papers came from Amy Tangerine's Ready, Set Go.  The Hello There I cut from the paper & used some Stickles on the lettering to give some glimmer.  Not sure if that was a good idea but Mum liked the card which is the only goal. 


I thought I would also use this design for a friend.  I made the card smaller (I think 3 x 4 inches - might get her to confirm it as like the size).  Love the colour combo of orange and blue....
I really like the simplicity of this design so think this will be one of my go-to selections !!

Yay !!!

Just thought I'd share that my Pure Happy Delight layout was selected as the winner of Challenge #40 for Scrapbook Circle.  Was a great way to start my day this morning.