Friday, April 29, 2011

add-on sketchs...

Last week on sketchsupport was add-on week and here's what I came up with..(it was an umbrella to start with)

"Watermelon" by Amy Roller
Supplies - Pattern paper: Creative Imaginations; Cardstock: Bazzill, Stampin UP!; Embossing folder: Provo Craft; Mini brads: Oriental Trading Co.; Stamps: Close To My Heart; Black pen: American Crafts

I decided to take the umbrella add-on and make it a watermelon. I made a cute little watermelon stand out of patterned paper.

• I accordion folded the "roof" the give it a 3D feel and overhang.

• I used an embossing folder and cardstock for the grass. I sanded it before I cut out around the embossed part and then added a stamped ladybug.

• I added mini brad for the nails and another embossing folder/stamps for the sign.

• For the watermelons themselves, I just hand cut the shape from patterned paper then used a circle punch and scissors to make the broken bite marks.

"Home" by Amy Roller
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill, Stampin Up!; Stamps: Stampin Up!; Ink/Markers: Stampin
Up! Versamark; Wood Embellishments: House of 3; Patterned paper: Echo Park; Metal Embellishments: Making Memories; Brads: Oriental Trading Co.; Ribbon: unknown

I used the add-on as a lamp shade this time. I just altered the size to fit and hand cut the shape. Then I punched stitching lines for detail on the shade but because it is such a small piece, the holes were likely to rip if I tried to stitch them so I just used a marker and "faux stitched." For the actual lamp I just cut a small strip, fold it vertically and then hand cut the details along the open side. Unfold and you have the finished base.

I wanted a view from inside so I added a flourish stamp to the "walls" that I embossed so they would show up better and look like wallpaper. I also added a window with curtains. You can see through the window to an outside view.

 For this I water colored the sky/grass and stamped the trees and clouds.

For the inside I added a small table that is a pre-made wood embellishment that I colored with Glimmer Mist. I then pop dotted the lamp base onto the table and added a light bulb that I hand cut from patterned paper. I also added a pull switch that I made out of wire.
To finish, I added the lampshade with pop dots. I then made a picture frame out of silver paper and used a tiny picture from a picture index sheet. (You can have these printed with your pictures when you develop them.)

The walls and floor needed a little attention as well so I used small metal embellishments as wall art that I "hung" with wire and a brad for the nail. For the floor, I made a rug. I stamped a background stamp and then added twill ribbon to the end that I frayed out beforehand by pulling several strands off after trimming off the edge of it. The last thing was the sentiment, which I stamped and then added a scalloped border to match the scalloped base of the project.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

What cleansing weather we have around here!

 We have had quite the Easter weekend! A water park, mini golf, music shows, and Easter egg hunting in the rain, just to name a few..




We have had A LOT of rain around here and we decided to have fun in the rain since we didn't have much choice in the matter.  The kids loved it! (I think a few adults enjoyed playing in it too..though I doubt they will admit it!)

Friday, April 15, 2011

How Big I'm Blessed

This has been a rough week for us.  My husband's grandpa had an anuerysm, fell and was taken to the hospital.  We were able to spend several hours with him before he passed away.  They were really close and so this week has been a little stressful around here, but has also reminded us how Big we are blessed.  There is a song called "This is the stuff"  and in it she talks about all the ways/little things God uses in our lives to teach us and lead us--using things that we may not expect.  It is amazing what Big things he does with such small things.  "Sometimes in the middle of my mess, I forget how big I'm blessed."

This layout this week fit right into that.  Our sketch this week is a 2 pager..and here's what I did with it...

This layout features several of the "blessings" God has given me!  I spend more time with these ladies than anyone else and I am so Thankful to have them in my life.  They make me laugh, and lift me when I cry.  I feel like I can go to anyone of them for anything and that is an awesome feeling.  The best part is that though we are all alike in ways, we are all also completely different and bring many unique things to our friendship. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

This page was made with parts of my baby book and pictures of the nursery which is done in Winnie the Pooh.  Love how it turned out!

I left an open square here for journaling.  Need to do that!
I love the pictures of Caden poking my belly...he was always wanting to "see the baby move!"  I hope they will always be best buddies.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Baby layouts...yes I am that far behind!

Here are a few layouts from Mason's pregnancy and baby shower.  Can't believe he's 4 now!  Makes me kinda sad...toddlerhood is gone.


Monday, April 4, 2011

bright sunny card for a dreary week

Here is my card I made from this months card sketch...I love any excuse to use bright girly colors...all my boy projects just never seem to have quite the same cheeriness to them. =)  After this winter weather and bouncing from 60 and sunny to cold and snowing in the matter of a day..I needed the warmth this card brings!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mini Guest designers

This week on sketch support our kiddos were the focus.  Both of the boys were super excited to get to make their very own page and see it up online!  Here is a pic of the both of them with their pages.  Go here to see their creative process and layouts.