Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday Sketch, June 28th

Here is an oldie but goodie sketch. It's also a great way to use up your scraps. Have fun - Liz

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday Sketch, June 21st

Hope you all did some wonderful things for the fathers in your lives. This is a quick sketch to play with this week. Have fun - Liz

With my first child, I used to make these elaborate snack plates with all the food groups and as many healthy colors as I could add. The food also had to be served on a fun plate, thus the lady bug shape. My daughter loved them and ate everything on them. Hopefully my son will get the same treatment, if time and patience allow it :).

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sunday Sketch, June 14th

I just love scalloped circles and it has been a few weeks since I posted a sketch with one. I also like the look of more circles within the scalloped circle. It seems like a nice way to mirror the pattern of the layout. Since it is summer, use some flowers from your stash and have fun with this - Liz

My daughter was the flower girl at my sister's wedding last fall and they look so beautiful together in this photo. I found this Class Act Creative Imaginations die cut at and love how it came with holes punched around the border. I just took some thin Offray ribbon and laced it through for a cool edge. I also love how the Pebbles Inc. Downtown line is perfect for Fall layouts, because the oranges, blues and browns and the cool patterns all work together so well. TFL - Liz

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Kids are so cute, My daughter dumped all the legos out of this wagon so that she could pull her little brother around. Turns out he fit in it perfectly, and when we tried to take him out of the wagon, he started to cry.

Monday, June 8, 2009

May Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Pat for being this month's winner by drawing! She did layouts for two of my sketches and had her name entered into the drawing twice. Please see her lovely work below. You can also visit her awesome blog, A scrappin' nana, for more inspiration. Pat please email me your address and I will send you your RAK

Thank you so much to all of you who played along this month. I will post another challenge RAK at the end of June. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with a link to your layout(s) in that post.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday Sketch, June 7th

It has been a crazy weekend, so I am a bit behind. You can find an example layout of my sketch in the post below. I will announce the winner of the May sketch challenge tomorrow evening. Stay tuned....

Thursday, June 4, 2009

My Creative Scrapbook June Reveal

This month is all about Lily Bee! Pam sent us the most beautiful kit full of Lily Bee papers and die cuts, Prima and Petaloo flowers, Zva Crystals, Pink Paislee chipboard and many other wonderful goodies. Her kits are loaded with embellishments.

I don't make cards often, but I have to say that I was really inspired by the Lily Bee 6x6 die cuts. For my envelope card, I took one of the die cuts and folded it in half to make the top of my card. Then I used some hemp cord and a Creative Imaginations flower center gem to make the closure.

I have been trying to use more photos on my layouts and to add an interesting twist, I used my Creative Memories circle cutter on the photo of my dog to place in the corner of the layout. I also love this Creative Imaginations die cut paper so much that I did not want to cover it up with printed paper, so I cut out an open square frame of paper to create a border and then used a Lily Bee 6x6 die cut for the title.

I used an old Making Memories die cut paper to trace on the Lily Bee printed paper to make a "new" die cut. I also cut out the inside of the Lily Bee 6x6 die cut to create a frame for the photo of my dd. It just seemed appropriate to frame this sweet expression on her face. I also added a little Maya Roads sheer clock to emphasize the title.


I know it is an American phenomena to think of ourselves as multitaskers. It's the way we get things done, so we can spend our time on the things we really like to do. I'm not sure my son fully understands this concept, since his idea of multitasking is Eating and Sleeping. Every time I look at this photo I just want to say, "How's that working out for you?" Note the carefully placed foot. - Liz