The July First sketch is up
at Let's Get Sketchy.I love this sketch
for so many reasons. First it was easy to use, second I found I could use up
some of those paper scraps from other projects I've been hoarding ... I mean
saving, third I love the design.And
fourth it gave me the opportunity to create a cluster of embellishments.
I have no idea why but I LOVE
old doors.There is just something so
enchanting about an old chipped up door.I have so many ideas in my head for cute projects that I could do using
old doors.Well not me exactly ... I
have the ideas and Randy can but them together for me.I'm blessed to have a husband that goes along
with my creative schemes.
Randy has a contractor friend
who I told if he came across any old doors I would take them off his
hands.He called and said he had a
couple of old doors.At this point Randy
said to take just one and we'd see how the project turned out.This was not my original idea, I saw it on
Pinterest.Taking an old door and
turning it into a garden potting station.This is my take on it.I love the
way it turned out and wish we would have taken both doors.There's always next time right!?
Be sure to check out Our Hopeful Home one of my favorite blogs right now. It's filled with so many cute and interesting ideas. And be sure to visit Vintage Charm and the Wednesday parties ... you'll be inspired!
When I'm scrapping I would rather spend my time looking for that
perfect paper in my stash and concentrating on what embellishments I'm going to
use on a layout rather than worrying about designing the layout from scratch.That's why I like to start my scrappy
projects with a good sketch.What's a
good sketch?For me it's a sketch that
appeals to the eye and accommodates the number of photos I'm going to be using.
I completed this layout using the June mid-month sketch at Let's Get Sketchy.
Family - The Howard's
This is a photo of my sweet daughter and her family.
I did this layout using the June 1st sketch at Let's
The dress that Leah is wearing was mine.I can't believe it's almost 66 years
old.I have no idea how this little
dress survived moving 9 times over the course of my life.I do know that it warms my heart that Jessica
took Leah's picture in it.
I bet when my
mother put it on me she never thought ...
If you're a scrapbooker than
you surely have a "stash" of supplies.You know those little bits of left over paper,
those half used packs of embellishments and die cuts and those stickers from
years ago ... and the list goes on.Today my challenge for you is to create a layout, card, tag, ATC or
altered project using items from your stash.So start digging through your hoarded supplies, I mean stash and have
fun discovering things I bet you didn't even know you had.Check out the forum and play along.
I created this adorable layout of Gracelynn using supplies I had in my stash. For some reason I find it relaxing and comforting to dig through my stash looking for items to use on a layout. More times than not I find things I forgot I had or that perfect little something the layout needed.
I have a design team
challenge up and my color is pink.You
can create a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered project ... just use pink as the
main color on your project.Be sure to
check out the forum and see the rest of the inspiring challenges from the design