Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Here is the sketch we were given.......
And here is my layout! The sketch inspired me to make the 3 embellishment squares along the bottom of page 2. I used some red & white bakers twine and gemstones.
Aren't they pretty? This was definitely a little fiddly, but worth it in the end.
One of my favourite parts of my layout is the title. I participated in a blog hop a few weeks ago and one of the sites had a FREE digital stamp. The title was perfect for my layout. You can check out Cheri's blog here!
For the stars I used a Die-namics die (I love these dies) and then added in some small silver star stickers that I found deep in my stash.
I just had to add a bit of stitching using my favourite 'Sew Easy' tool!
Be sure to visit the Sketch Support site and see what the rest of the creative team has put together......and don't forget to download your very own copy of this awesome sketch!
Monday, July 18, 2011
Chicago is a beautiful city, but don't be too happy for me........I won't see any of it.
Don't get me wrong, I love my job! Who wouldn't love to attend CHA and be surrounded by all that scrapbooking goodness. Watch the Two Scrapbook Friends blog for updates on all the great things I find! See you in a couple of days :)
And the winner is...........
Gorgeou Carolyn, love all the detail! If you pick my name, as of Thursday I'm away on vacation till Aug 2nd.
July 11, 2011 11:51 AM
Congratulations Rosanne! When you get back from your vacation you will have a surprise waiting for you!
Monday, July 11, 2011
To be eligible, leave a comment on this post and I'll randomly pick a winner on Sunday, July 17th! You will have one week to claim your prize or another name will be drawn.
This weeks 2-page sketch is a peek into Volume 8! You can download this sketch on the Sketch Support site.
Here is my take on it. I know the theme is a little out of season, but I had these photos I wanted to scrapbook. I pulled out the Apple Cider collection from Imaginisce and it worked perfectly!
Instead of the star theme I made a large tree using my Cricut.
I also made a little apple basket and used some of the canvas stickers to embellish.
This pumpkin was from the chipboard accents and I added 2 decorative pins to create this embellishment!
I used some of the rub-ons and some chipboard letters for my title.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Here is the card sketch. You can download a copy for yourself on the Sketch Support site!
For my title I used a combination of stickers and chipboard letters.
It came with a small sheet of rub-ons and I used almost all of them. These words are rub-ons as well as the row of dashes along the blue strip.
I was sure to add my journaling.......an some stitching of course :)
My favourite part of this entire layout is this little quote area that I created. I used the quote and then added a box around it using a ruler and brown marker. I added a couple more rub-on elements and it looked fabulous!
Be sure to visit the Sketch Support site and see what the rest of the creative team has done. Enjoy:)
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
She always goes to Horseback Adventures! They do their trail rides along the Conestoga river so it is very scenic.
Here she is getting acquainted with all the horses.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
I created this tag using one of Allison's add-on sketches and I added some faux stitching around the mug. It really makes it stand out against the background.
On this layout I used a border stamp that I have and some white ink. It gives the illusion of machine stitching without having to pull out my sewing machine.
On this layout I used a white pen and did little dots to create the look of stitching. This is a very fun and easy technique.
I hope you enjoyed this week of stitching highlights. It was fun for me to go back through my layouts and pick just a few to show you how I incorporated stitching. I hope you give it a try.
I was looking back through my pages and I came across this layout that I did for my very first appearance as a guest designer on her blog. I was really nervous and wanted to make a good impression, so I pulled out my sewing machine and stitched a border around my pattern paper.
I used a contrasting thread colour so that it would show up against the light background.
I was really easy to do, just like sewing fabric, only it is paper.
Another layout that I found was for an article for Scrap Street (an online magazine). I used my sewing machine to sew each of the patterned squares for the background.
This is one of my favourite layouts and I am really happy with the way that the machine stitching turned out.
If you have a sewing machine, I recommend you try sewing on your pages. Be sure to pop over to the Sketch Support site and see what the other members of the creative team have done with their machines.