Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Nuts About Sketches

Here is this week's sketch at Nuts About Sketches, I only did the left side as I only had 3 photos I wanted to use.

This is photos of Tom when he had no front teeth...he had knocked them out on the edge of the bath tub, he looks so funny here but it never seemed to worry him!

Have a great day

Lets Get Sketchy

Lets Get Sketchy has it's first offical sketch , go check out what the wonderful DT have created with the great sketch!!!  Here is a little about it......

Hello everyone and welcome to our first official Lets Get Sketchy sponsored challenge!  Please take a moment to review our challenge rules.  You MUST participate in at least TWO of our four monthly challenges in order to win the monthly sponsored prize.  This month you have more chances to win as we are offering impromptu non sketch challenges in an effort to give away more prizes so make sure you check back weekly!  Our sponsor for the month of March is Flamingo Scraps.  Now on to our first week's sketch challenge, remember you only have until FRIDAY to complete and upload!
And here is a bit of info about this months sponsor:-

In honor of our grand opening our Flamingo Scraps will be sponsoring us for the month of March offering a wonder prize to the March grand prize winner.  In addition to that she will be offering free shipping for US orders and a $5.00 shipping discount for international orders to the 1st  ten readers who become new followers of Let’s Get Sketchy AND to 1st ten new followers of the Flamingo Scraps blog.   So hop on over to the Flamingo Scraps store and see all the wonderful things she has to offer!   Email Suzanne at flamingoscraps@yahoo.com.  
Here is your sketch for this week:

Here is my layout I did with this great sketch.....my darling grand-daughter Montana.  She has two little soft dollies and she carries them and sleeps with them all the time.  When she is tired or upset, she gets them and rubs the tags between her fingers, it looks so cute.

Why don't you have a go at this week's sketch, would love to see your creation.

Have a great day

Nuts About Sketches

Here is last week's sketch and layout I did for Nuts About Sketches, I'm a bit late posting, sorry!
And here is my layout I did, Cooper blowing dandelions in our back yard.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lets Get Sketchy Impromptu Challenge

Hi, just wanted to let you know that Lets Get Sketchy is having an impromptu sketch challenge over on their blog and it runs until the 28th Feb, it's just a warm up sketch before the opening of their new sketch blog which goes live on the 5th March!!  Why don't you head on over to the blog and have a look at what the DT did with this great sketch and join in the fun, would love to see you there. Here is the sketch and my interpretation.

Just look at that face!!  Poor little darling (my beautiful GD)....the next day she came out in the chicken pox spots!  I'm going to do another page with photos of her covered in spots.

It's a bit dark or something here but it does look better, I have put kindy glitz on the twine and die cut flourish and the flower. 

Have a great day!

This week's sketch

......from Nuts About Sketches,  I have had these photos in an album for years and I have finally scrapped them!! Doesn't it feel good when that happens!!  These photos are of Cooper and Steven(Hubby), they were sitting out the front of your house waiting for the postie to come and Cooper wanted to get up on Steve's knee to give him a kiss but he licked him instead....well that's when the fun began!!!!!  Cooper has such a fun personality, very active and so adorable!!
Here is the sketch and my layout I did, I have used more photos, I had so many I wanted to include on the same layout.

I have use some old old old papers from my stash, the stripe is from...don't know just had a look and it had no brand name....some Kaisercraft Papers from the Lush Collection (the background PP) some Stampin Up Designer Paper and cardstock.  The orange strip across the page is Tape from Heidi Swapp (I told you it was old) and some rubons from Kaisercraft. For the title I use Thickers and BG stickers....oh and my new Martha Stewart around the page punch.

If you have a lot of photos like I had, head on over to Nuts About Sketches and try out this weeks sketch!!

Thanks and have a great day!


Monday, February 13, 2012

This weeks Sketch

Loved this sketch from Nuts About Sketches and it's Shawn's 200th Sketch, Congratulations Shawn!!

This is our newest addition to the family, Darby Jackson Toole!!  Isn't he GORGEOUS!! or should I say handsome! Another beautiful grandson to spoil, thank you Hayley.

I have only used one sheet of PP, which is very unusual for me and it is from Prima and the rest is cardstock!
I have used my much loved Martha Stewart Punches, some twine from the Twinery,a few flowers and a die cut swirl.

Have a great day!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Exciting News!!

I made the Design Team for Lets Get Sketchy !!  My first layout will be posted on the 5th March and I can't wait to get started!!  I have had a peek at the upcoming sketches and they look fantastic, so if you like sketches or just want some inspiration head on over to Lets Get Sketchy.

Lets Get Sketchy will have a new sketch challenge every Monday. They will have a monthly random drawing for a winner, but you must play along with at least two of the challenges to be eligible to win the monthly prize. With a challenge every week, there will always be a fun sketch to play along with and some inspiration for you from our design team!!
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Another sketch blog and DT Call!

I found another sketch blog that is just starting up and you all know how much  I LOVE  sketches!!!!  The first sketch will go live on the 1st March.  Go to Lets Get Sketchy to see the DT call sketch..... Here is the sketch and my interpretation...One of my darling Grand-daughter Emily, she is sooo beautiful inside and out!! It didn't scan very well, it's too overcast here to take a good photo. 

Wish me luck, I would love to be on their DT.

Good Good News!

I got accepted for another 6 months on the Nuts About Sketches design team!!!  As I have mentioned before I love Shawn's sketches as she does great multi-photo layouts which I love doing! I have so many albums of photos that I had printed years ago just sitting in the cupboard and it is soooo good to get them finally scrapped.

Here is the sketch and the layout I did.

and here is the layout I did.

She does make my heart sing in every way!



What a month it has been!!!!  Got home from the shack on the Friday after having the 6 Grand-children for a holiday and poor Montana had the Gastro bug that was going around, little darling.....and that started it....I got a phone call at 2.30 am Sunday morning from Hayley, she had started vomiting and had to go to the hospital could I come around and watch Montana...the vomiting had bought the baby on and as she couldn't have it naturally, she was rushed into theatre to have an emergency C on Sunday morning.....  I am bless with a beautiful baby boy!!!  He is totally totally gorgeous!!  DARBY JACKSON TOOLE....So that makes it 8 darling grand-children now.

Anyway, Mark (Hayley's husband) got the bug on Monday...I got it on Tuesday..and my hubby got it on the Wednesday and poor Montana still had it!  We all couldn't go to the hospital so we didn't pass the bug on and poor Hayley couldn't have visitors...it was one heck of a week!!! But all good now, with Hayley and bubs doing well.

Soooo, back to my scrapbooking which I haven't posted for awhile so here goes!!.....
These are all layouts I have done for the DT at Nuts About Sketches love love Shawn's sketches!
Wow, just checked back it's been Oct since I last updated any layouts!!  Where did the time go????

Here is this weeks sketch...199 Darling Cooper out on Hayley's farm back in 2004

Next sketch 198..My Mum with Travis's 3 children
Sketch 197...Christmas 2005..I have had these photos in an album for years, glad to scrap them!
Sketch 196...Tom's 12th Birthday.. he's growing into a handsome and wonderfully thoughful boy
Sketch 195..Hayley's 29th Birthday. Look at Montana isn't she the most gorgeous little cherub!!
Sketch 194...Cooper again on the beach.
Sketch 193...Cooper again..LOL  He's ALL BOY!!
sketch 192...Montana playing my Mum's old piano, she loved it!!
sketch 190...Cooper again...being his cheeky self!
sketch 189...Sweet darling Ebbony when she cut her face.
sketch 188..Hayley, Montana and Mark at the Kadina Family day footy.
sketch 187...Montana watering Daddy's garden.
sketch 186..I don't realise how many pages I do of Cooper!! Here he is dancing in the puddles-he had a ball this day running, jumping, rolling and sitting in the puddles!

 Sketch 185...my darling Cooper on the beach at Black Point years ago.

Well if you have come this far thank you for looking, sorry it was such a long post, will definately be updating weekly from now on!!!

Have a great day