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CHUB – www.twistedsketches.com -sketch #43 w/twist of “pattern”


Here is my latest DT assignment sketch for www.twistedsketches.com – sketch #43 (freshly “live” over at the twisted sketches site) the “twist” to this sketch was PATTERN – any how or any way you interpret that!

 We would love for you to play along!

My “pattern” twist to this layout is that I cut out the bracket 1/2 shape background in chipboard…then I traced it and cut about 5 layers out of an actual baby clothing pattern…I accented it with some pins on the far left side as “holding the pattern down” as you would a real pattern & fabric. I really wanted to go for a shabby chic feel here….used a lot of paint and ink and distressing… This is my little CHUB baby Elizabeth before she started shedding that juicy baby fat! 

Product list here includes new Prima Flights of Fancy paper, new Prima fabric flowers, some old K & Co glittered sticker flowers I have had for awhile….various pom-pom trim of unknown brand, some new flourish stickers that I cannot find the packaging for to even let you know who makes them (if I find the package I will update this), raw heavy chipboard (love this stuff…bought it from Scrapbook.com in a bulk of 25 sheets of 12 x 12 at an extremely reasonable price….I had visions of creating my own chipboard shaped albums, alas, maybe one day 🙂 the chipboard is the foundation for the 1/2 bracket shape in which I covered with the clothing pattern (hence, the twist :),  fabric pins of unknown brand, Bazzill cardstock in color “Atlantic” -side note…interestingly enough…my mother and my sister thought that this paper was white and that I had painted it the blue, instead of the other way around…using Plaid acrylic paint in Wicker White, Jamaican Sea & Delta Dreamcoat paint in Chamomile and Pink Silk.  I used 3 different sized hole punches to do the edge distressing…love the look of this distressing technique! The clear buttons (if you can see them) are from CTMH.  The pink “bling” trim is from Anna Griffin.  The small little pink rose buttons are of unknown brand, as are the crystal-looking leaves wrapped around the flower clusters – those I got in one of my monthly kits from www.swirlydoos.com !  I fear that I am leaving something or a lot of things out of this list….but I’ll just have to update if something else leaps out at me!

I am including some up-close detailed photos of this layout below! TFL!

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Got Kids? www.twistedsketches.com -sketch #42 with twist “flight”


Here is my take on the latest twisted sketch over at www.twistedsketches.com – sketch #42 with the twist of “flight” anyhow or anyway you interpret that!  

Here is a photo of Saylor (5) and Elizabeth (2) this last February when we are on our way to see my in-laws!  Journaling on this reads! I’ve earned my “FLYING WITH SMALL CHILDREN” badge! My secret: Portable DVD players!  It was nice having my 2 kids sit across the aisle from Daniel & I…not that it lasted for all that long! 

cloud, typed, and pink/red polka-dotted paper on this is from Love Elsie, the white red-striped paper is Creative Imaginations “Red Banner.”  the multi-colored stripe with the small airplane is a border cut off of some paper that I got at the PAPER SOURCE store.  the scalloped and airplane ribbon are both from Cosmo Cricket.  buttons are from my stash…used red chalk ink on all the edges. the foam sticker airplane and arrows are all Thickers from American Crafts!  

I used my Timeless Touches round fiber friend to make the holes for my embroidered circle! TFL!

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Ribbon Organization


Before I go to bed (and I am EXHAUSTED!) I just had to post my latest organization project.  It is only half-way done but I am so excited by how it is actually turning out that I had to share.  I love ribbon! and I am always struggling to keep it organized….always looking for that ribbon storage product that is sure to change my life 🙂  I found this at W! for $8.97 !! it is an over-the-door shoe rack….this is only half of the rack put together…you put it together yourself….very simple…add your ribbon before attaching one of the sides…and just look at all the storage.  I put this over the closet door in my scraproom. This is such a small amount of my actual ribbon collection.  Now I need to find the actual spools to roll my ribbon onto (for all that ribbon that comes in flat packaging) and voila! I’ll be organized…well, at least my ribbon will be! I was so excited that this actually worked for me that I am like a kid in a candy store! I feel like a professional gift-wrapper! LOL!  I’ll be sure and up-date this with a “finished” project photo! Hopefully sooner than later! 🙂

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Kissing the Blarney Stone


The latest sketch is up at www.twistedsketches.com  – Sketch #41 with the twist being GREEN – any how, any way! Come over and join in!

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Here is my latest layout from  www.twistedsketches.com  – sketch #41 with the “twist” of GREEN! Perfect for today don’t you think! When I first saw the “twist” to this particular sketch…I immediately thought of Ireland….the greenest country! and kissing the Blarney Stone on the top of Blarney Castle in Ireland…my husband and I went there on our honeymoon back in 2002.

The journaling for this is on a card on the back (just couldn’t fit a whole lot more onto this 🙂 and reads:
“Daniel and I went to Ireland on our honeymoon. We left the morning after our wedding. We rented a car and drove across Ireland (on the wrong side of the road.) -side note not included on the journaling…I was petrified….and so worried because we didn’t take the extra insurance out on the rental car…as we were leaving the airport, Daniel started right off onto the road….on the wrong side! He got the hang of it pretty quickly…especially by the time we drove from Shannon to Dublin. Journaling cont: “On one of our many adventures we stopped at Blarney Castle to kiss the “Blarney Stone”- you have to climb to the top of a STEEP castle (in ruins,) hang upside down, and kiss the blarney stone. Doing this is said to give you “Eloquence” – well, I have to mention that I banged my forehead on the stone leaning backwards & banged it again on the stone sitting back up… the Irishman who holds you during all of this was chuckling – my forehead was bleeding. I’m sure he thought we were a bunch of stupid Americans. This was a trip of a lifetime – crazy in love with my new husband!” Thanx for stopping by and having a look!

For list of page details and/or elements used…click on the My Place link to my gallery at Scrapbook.com (to the right) – I have listed them there.

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Easter Blessing – Twisted Sketch #39


 Here is my latest Dt layout for www.twistedsketches.com – sketch #39 with the “twist” being FABRIC, anyhow or anyway that inspires your creativity! we would love for you to come over and play along!!!! 

I LOVED this twist…I bought some white burlap and floral material at my local W…stitched it down to some cardstock and SEI pink paper…used my Timeless Touches Fiber Friend to space my diagonal stitching…ironed the floral material down to some inner-fuse to make it easier to cut ….I cut out a second set of some of the flowers and leaves to give the floral pattern some dimension, chalk inked the edges of the burlap…the little accents were recycled items from my baby daughter (thanx Lizzie 🙂 ) the 2 felt flowers came off of her old mobile, the little felt patched heart came off one of her little baby outfits, as did the little corduroy covered button.  The floral bouquet is new Prima, the heart border chipboard is from CTMH, and the adhesive pearls and lace around the border  are from my stash, unknown brands!

Check out some up-close detail pictures below!

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