Monday, June 16, 2014

Be Mine

"The best things in life aren't things".  How true!  This is my second entry this month for Once Upon a Sketch.  I just found the quote so apprapo to this layout.  There is nothing like the well of love that springs forth when you have a child.  A feeling that lasts your life time and something that money can't buy.

 Jot Magazine  has this marvelous mood board this month that was my jumping point for this layout.  I love the color combo, flowers and the use of alphabets. 
 I took old alphabet thickers and created my back ground with them. I added more texture with a polka dot mask.  They were originally pink so I went over them several times with coats of gesso.    I cascaded white and soft minty flowers down one side and flowed pearls down the other.  My goal was to keep everything soft and light in keeping with a little girl.  Here she is hugging a bunny.  It is only one of a few pictures I have of her as a baby. 
 This cute little cherub was originally gold.  So while I painted the frame white I just gave him a make over as well. 

 A few close ups.
 Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  I also enjoy and appreciate your visit and kind words.  Blessings, Kath


Fancy Pants Designs, Enchanted


Fancy Pants Designs, Be.loved stickers and envelope
Maya Road white flowers
Petaloo blue flowers
Graphic 45 butterlies
Creative Embellishments, chipboard frame
TCW 6x6 Template, polka dots
Stash items, pearls, lace thickers, cherub

Jot Magazine Mood board

Once Upon a Sketch  Journaling is on the tag in the envelope.  It reads "The best things in life aren't things.  Like cuddling a stuffed bunny and feeling secure and happy.  October 1985.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Family Postcard

This was taken just before my eldest daughter's high school graduation in 2002.  I wish I had a more recent photo of the four of us.  Now they are all grown up with their own lives and families.  Awww but time flies.

 I simply enjoyed putting this layout together.  After putting in my first two layers I applied a mask for texture and interest.  Next I used a chicken wire stamp randomly then a bit of inking here and there and viola a master piece!  lol!!
 I use a bit of burlap to frame the picture from behind and this gorgeous chipboard circle from Creative embellishments on top. 
 This lovely frame was first inked in brown than a coat of glaze dusted the tips with gesso and then green ink on top of that. 
 I just love the cutout ribbon!  I placed this heart chippie to give the effect of sea weed reaching down from the pond above. 
Thank you for stopping by today to see what the papers are saying.  I always enjoy your visit and kind words.  I hope to see you as one of my followers in the future.


Pink Paislee Hope Chest
Magenta Hint of Freshness
Brown background paper from my stash


Creative Embellishments chipboard frame
Prima Marketing Cartographer chipboard pieces post card, mask and small flowers
7 Dots Studio Alpha stickers 9th Wave
 Stash items   burlap, small cards, heart chippie, leaves and large flowers, butterfly

The color Room  Use fabric
Scrap Africa  sketch

The Crafty Scrapper Use metal (the heart is metal)
Kreative Koncepts   color challenge
Colour Challenge #26

Monday, June 9, 2014

Just horseing around!

 My daughter horsing around after her equestrian event.  I just had to make a vignette of her jumping over the hurdles with this fun Graphic 45 Topography collection.  Such fun!!
The bottom corner window is her winner's circle complete with flowers and ribbons.

 Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  I always enjoy your visits and hope one day you will become a follower of mine. 8-)


Graphic 45 Topography collection and background paper By the Sea


Creative Embellishments chipboard frames
Graphic 45 chipboard
Petaloo flowers
Zva blue bling dots

 Sketch N Scrap  P=paper, A=alphabet stickers, R=ribbon, T=tags, Y=yellow embellishments
 Creating with Paper and More Word challenge"Happy"

Frosted Designs Friday Bingo  Vertical row "B"

Friday, June 6, 2014

Time flees

Time flees....they sure do!  What happened to my baby girls?  They seem to be all grown up and flown away.  This makes me sad but glad all at the same time.  Sad not to have them near me all the time yet glad at a job well done in raising these two incredible young women.

Thanks for stopping by to see what the papers have to say today.  I always enjoy your visits and kind words.

Papers by Maja

Scraps N Pieces challenges  My favorite things, this would be my daughters.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

One little Indian boy

I have waited literally years to come up with the perfect design for this layout using these stickers.  I am working on a special scrapbook for my son who will become a first time dad this month!  I want his son to see what he looked liked as he was growing up.

 You know those little bits and pieces that fall off of your chipboard?  Well here I have used them as texture pieces on my layout. 
 Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.




Creative Embellishments chipboard frames and checker stamp
Stash items; fall leaves, stickers, flower stem from Hobby Lobby, burlap pieces, 

Child's Play Challenges  Classic movie "Peter Pan".  The little boys in the book dressed up as Indians and of course there were Indian's on the island.

Berry 71 bleu  Your favorite movie or tv show.  "Peter Pan" the movie with Robin Williams.

Scrapping Everyday Miracles   sketch challenge

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Post card

You've got mail!  A post card from adventures near and far.  I have always been an avid reader so when Inkido came up with this mood board about books and rich neutral colors I had to join in on the fun.  In today's world it is all about tweets and short clips for reading so I choose to focus on short stories like a post card.
 My journaling is on the back and talks about what a fabulous birthday I had.  Normally my birthdays are sad.  But this year my hubby decided to plan a day trip that I have been wanting to do for six years!  He took me on an old fashion train ride from Grapevine, TX to the stock yards in Ft. Worth, TX.  It was an awesome day.  Once Upon A Sketch challenge "The best things in life aren't things" was so apropos to my  trip.  

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today!


Magenta, Dream Flight
Inkido, Beige Anemon
Black card stock


Bo Bunny flowers
Prima Marketing, Cartographer chipboard pieces and cling stamp
Creative Embellishments, Chipboard frame and chicken wire stamp
Stampendous, bicycle works stamp
Robert Stanely burlap ribbon (used this for the leaf)
Tatered Angels, Iron ink
Tim Holtz, distress ink seedless preserves
Stash items, lace, ribbon,  feather, cheese cloth and tiny yellow plastic flowers

Beyond Grey Use mists and stamp on fabric.  I stamped on the fabric leaf.
Inkido mood board
June Challenge
Ounce Upon A sketch

Magenta  School's out challenge.  Since I no longer have children in school I thought a vacation layout was apropos.