Saturday, July 26, 2008

Sketch Fest

This is a sketch I designed for a big contest at Creative Scrappers. It is all weekend long and there are plenty of prizes and challenge opportunties. I was having fun with circles (got to use that expensive circle cutter I bought sometime).

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Starting to Smile

Today I was playing with Henry and he flashed me this goofy grin. I ran to get the camera and hoped to get it on film. This is the beginning of a little charmer.

Monday, July 21, 2008

My Creative Scrapbook Contest

We are having a huge celebration at My Creative Scrapbook with a contest and prizes. Please come check out the announcement thread at the website for details. Below is just one small part of the Grand Prize. There are many more prize opportunities in drawings and competitions.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Water, Water, Everywhere

I recently took my dd to the spray park near our house. What a simple pleasure...she can easily spend thirty minutes to an hour playing in the water . I definitely need to get a better camera, but here is one of my favorite photos from the day that I hope to be scrapping soon.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Busy with Kids

Who knew that a second baby would turn our world upside down again? But, ohhhh what a sweet baby he is and we are having such a great time. My daughter is just tickled to have a little brother.
I've been working on sketches for publications and design teams and have not had much time to sketch for fun, but I promise to post something soon. I have some new and fun photos of the kids, so don't be surprised if something shows up soon.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Scrapbooking and Beyond Summer 2008

This is the second sketch in a series of four I have created for a project with Scrapbooking and Beyond Magazine called Sketch Anatomy. Check out the current Summer issue for directions on how to make a sketch yourself. Also - this is the layout I created from the sketch. I love the K&CO Roam papers with the chipboard.
For all you educators out there, can you say Venn Diagram? Makes a good sketch though.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Saturday Shopping

Got to go to the big city today to visit with relatives and made time to make a quick (not really) stop at Archivers. WOW!!! What a selection they have in the store and everything is displayed so neatly and visible. It was hard to control the budget, but I walked away with some new rubons from Remarks, some new Thicker alphas and some wintery paper to finish a layout I need to turn in to Scrapbooking and Beyond. Hard to think winter in summer, but I have some good ideas and beautiful paper. I also found some super cool flower centers from Creative Imaginations. I'll post a layout when I finish one.

Check back in a few days for a sneak peek of the Design Team work for My Creative Scrapbook.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Blackboard is the New Black

I absolutely love the new Cosmo Cricket Blackboard mini albums. This is the Jack album which measures about 4.5 inches high and 5.5 inches wide. It's so cute and little, you could probably use it as a key chain. The black chipboard makes a wonderful contrast to the Dutch Girl line of papers I used to design my mini album, and I really appreciate the fact that I did not have to trim or color edges, making the project pretty fast going.

Can You Say Sugar Baby?

These are the first two layouts of my son. He was born June 6th and is three days old in the photos. I used the gorgeous Cosmo Cricket Hey Sugar line of printed papers and die cuts. Even though they are meant for Valentine's Day - the papers are soft, beautiful and very versatile (as you can see). I received the Hey Sugar papers in a kit from My Creative Scrapbook. Check out their site for upcoming kits, including a mini kit from Cosmo Cricket in July with the Hello Sunshine line.

I also included the sketch I designed to go with my two page layout. I just reversed the sketch. I'd love to see what you do with the sketch...maybe with some of your favorite Cosmo Cricket lines.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day Sketch

Just wanted to share a new sketch especially for Mother's Day. It's a simple design that you could finish quickly if the family is giving you some scrap time on your special day. Trying to use up the multitude of butterflies out there too. Happy Mother's Day to many of you.

Monday, April 28, 2008

MCS May Kit Sneak Peek

The My Creative Scrapbook May kits and design team work will soon be revealed. Take a look at the sneak peek to see what is in store. The awesome Main kit includes papers from the Heidi Swapp Runway and Carefree lines - so much fun to play with. The mini kit includes the Felicity papers from Scribble Scrabble and the Florabella papers from Scrapworks - so very pretty. The Album kit this month has Pink Paislee Spring Fling and so much more! Link to the My Creative Scrapbook store for pre-ordering information. These kits will sell out fast!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Join a New Kit Club

Please come check out the new My Creative Scrapbook kit club. The official site is up and running complete with Design Team, Message Board and Gallery and very reasonable prices for the newest products. There are limited April kits still available, but the May main kit will feature new Heidi Swapp Runway and Carefree papers. Prices range from $20 - $25, plus shipping and handling.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Design Team Work

This is one of the projects I created with the awesome April Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. Please visit the website for kit information and other project ideas. I am also honored that Teresa Collins liked the way I used her product on my layout and posted it on her blog.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Some New Goodies

Look what arrived in the mail today! I'm very excited to play with the new Teresa Collins Journal It line. I have designed an exclusive sketch for My Creative Scrapbook to go with the products, but you have to buy the kit to see what the sketch looks like.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pattern Sketch

I designed this sketch in a "quilt" pattern meant to utilize the masses of patterned paper scraps we all have lying around. I also added a few fluttering friends to help absorb the abundance of butterfly products out there.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

MCS - March Kit

This is the awesome March kit from My Creative Scrapbook. It is full of wonderful Spring goodies. If you look closely, you can see the exclusive sketch I designed to go with the products. Please visit the website for ordering info.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Design Team Member

Please check out the kit club for My Creative Scrapbook. The owner Pam Rangel will shortly be launching a website with a gallery and message board. I am designing exlcusive sketches for her kits which are only available with purchase, but you can see a sneak peak in the photo. Come check it out.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Mosaic Sketch

I was playing with idea of cropping a photo in smaller pieces and created this sketch.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Scrapbooking and Beyond Spring 2008

This sketch and layout is part of a year-long project I am working on with Scrapbooking and Beyond Magazine. The Spring Issue was just released today. I'm SO excited!!! Here is the link.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Valentine Sketch

I think the simple lines and embellishments on this sketch really bring focus to the photo and journaling.

One of my favorites...

This is one of my favorite sketches because I love circles, flowers and flourishes.

Monday, February 4, 2008

February Sketch

This is a sketch I designed for my friends at to play with this month using the holiday theme. This is not the same sketch I designed for (sorry no peeks unless you purchase the kit from them).

Spring Sketch

This is a sketch I desinged based on the number of butterflies I have seen in the different scrapbook product lines and to celebrate spring.

I am currently working on some sketches to be included in the box kits from Kits are a compilation of materials, ranging in style and product line, that are chosen by the design team for the site. There is generally a theme to go with the kit - this month being a Valentine's theme. The sketches I am designing are exclusive to the materials included in the kits. There will be layout ideas included on the website for February at Come check it out. The website will be getting a facelift in the next few months. After CHA 2008, I'll be working on a March sketch for the next kit.