Hey there my fellow followers!!! I am elated to bring you some WONDERFUL news!!!!!! I will now be a Design Team member for a wonderful new site called Sketchers!!!! It's an awesome site that you can use to get your groove back... or even just to grab a little inspiration! Each week, a new sketch will be posted and there will be challenge on the 1st and 15th of each month. Please be sure to stop by and check it out!! And don't forget to tell a friend :-)
As for my creativity, I have been quite a busy bee this week. my oldest daughter started Kindergarten and HOLY MOLY was it hectic!!! I also had my youngest daughter's second birthday yesterday (which was completely draining!) at a park with our families. I spent the majority of the week getting everything together and making all the decor (pics to come), including Princess hats, tiara's, Prince's crowns, pinwheels, "glass" slippers, and much more!!! Yes, I was one very busy mommy this week. But I still managed to squeeze in a few cards and layouts that I'd love to share with you.
The first is the weekly Guest Designer Sketch challenge at Colorful Creations. We were lucky to have Mette as our Guest and she has some beautiful work. Please be sure to stop by her blog and show her some love!!!!
This is the sketch we had to work with....
And this is the layout I created.
This is my younger sister in her Senior Pictures earlier this year. I know, I know... She's BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
For the challenge, I started with paper from DCWV and Recollections, cutting them down to meet the sketch criteria. I also sanded some Black Magic Coordinations cardstock to give the page some texture. The beautiful heart die-cut is from a care package I received from Rachael, another wonderful Design Team member over at Colorful Creations. I used transparency for the title, then added some bling, some lace, and epoxy words to finish it off. I just love it!!!
I also made some cards this week for some very special people.
The first card I made was for Alyssa's new teacher. Just an inspirational "Back to School" card to get her mojo back!!! It was very simple... Just pieced together some scraps, added twine and an apple die-cut, then stamped various inspirational words along with a flower and butterfly. I hope it brought a smile to her face :-)
Another card I made was for a very special woman in my life. My daughter's grandmother on her father's side (whom she calls "Nanny") has been a huge part of my life. She helped me through some very trying times and I just wanted to show my appreciation. We are still VERY close and I could never repay her for all she has done for me.
I used some new cardstock papers from a Recollections pack at Michaels that are very bright and cheery!!! I embossed one of them with my new Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder (that I am completely in love with!) and added them to the front piece to act as a "frame". I stamped the sentiment atop of some very beautiful flowers. I learned this technique on youtube and I think it's just so pretty. I merely stamped the same image on various sheets of paper, then punched out the top of the flower with my 1' circle punch. Using metallic brads, I added the pieces to the page and voila!!! Aren't these flowers so neat?!?!?
Well, as usual gang... Thanks for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)