Tuesday, September 15, 2015

New Sketch Challenge at Let's Scrap!!

Happy Tuesday!!!  We'll I am back in South Africa and life here is busy, busy, busy ... And I LOVE it!  What I love even more is the weather ... no more 110 degrees and high humidity!!  Instead it's early spring and everything is just coming to life after the winter ... pure gorgeousness!!!

Today is the second sketch reveal for this month at Let's Scrap.  And let me tell you ... You do not want to miss this one.  The sketch is definitely one of my favorites so far!  I had a blast creating with this one.  And for once, this one is all about ME!!  Let's be honest ... We scrapbookers do not like to scrap us.  But I had some photos of myself that I like and thought it's time to scrap one of those life lesson I learned.  It took me a very long time to like, not love, just like photos of myself. I just never looked pretty enough for myself.  I took me a while to figure out that beauty is something that shines from the inside.  I had to learn to love myself before I could love photos of me!

After all that ... Let's take a  look at the sketch and my pages!

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful

Let's Scrap Sketch - 9-15-15
As always here is a closer look ...

I love these burlap flowers ,,, they are just gorgeous!!  I used a  script stencil and texture paste to add
interest to my background paper .. The script stencil is one of my favorites.  This one is from Bo Bunny.  I also used some Prima Glass Beads to scatter around my page ... I love how this look!!




Some more flowers, glass beads and Prima resin butterflies!




Our generous sponsor for this sketch is the good people from QKR Stampede!  Be sure to visit them and check out what the have to offer.



We hope to see your creation uploaded to the blog soon!!  Remember you have until the end of the month to play along!!

Wishing you a happy and creative day!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Let's Scrap Sketch Reveal - 9-1-15

Happy Spring everyone ... or at least to those of us in the Southern Hemisphere!!  And although we had a brutal summer here in Saudi Arabia (which is not in the Southern Hemisphere!!!), I am heading back to South Africa on Saturday for the next 3 months and I can't wait to enjoy spring there as summer is not finished with us here in Saudi!  I am truly looking forward to the cooler weather back in South Africa!!

Even more exciting ... It's my first reveal as part of the amazing Let's Scrap design Team!!  I am super excited to share with you the sketch and what I created!  It is a GREAT sketch to work with ... very versatile and open to lots of different interpretations!!  Let's have a look at the sketch and what I did with it ...

Let's Scrap Sketch - 9-1-15

You Make My Heart Smile
I created this layout around Kate's first birthday and I wanted to document her live.  This sketch allowed me to do just that ... and to give it a girly feel as well!  I used Prima's Something Blue collection to created this page.  Here are some close-up photos of  the details ...


Prima Butterflies and frames to create a  focus point ... and just because they are so pretty!!






Once again I used my Silhouette Cameo and a cutting file to create my title.  I also used Bo Bunny Doily Stencil and texture paste to add interest around my title work.




As always, you stand a chance to win a great prize.  Our sponsor for this sketch is ...

Unity Stamps 
Unity Stamps!!  You can see what they are all about HERE!!

You have until September 14th to upload your layout/project based on this sketch to the Let's Scrap blog.  We can't wait to see what you create with the sketch.  Also, be sure to check out all the beautiful layouts from the new DT ... These girls are amazing and you will be inspired by them.

Wishing you all a beautiful day!!