Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sketchbook 3...The First Half

Last year I really enjoyed Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook 2 class. I was able to complete 12 great layouts that I love, that you can see here, here, here and here . So there was no doubt in my mind about taking Kelly Purkey’s Sketchbook 3 Online Class this time around. I can not believe that this class is already half over! But, one thing I can tell you is that the sketches are great and I have six fun layouts to show for it...so far!
For sketch one I wanted to showcase Bryant's choice of cake, for his Birthday last month. Everytime we are in the market, he just has to look at the big Birthday cake book. Searching for the perfect cake for HIS day. I was not quite sure at the time why he picked this one, but it turned out great. He has been playing a little golf with Grampy over the last couple of Summers, so I guess it is rubbing off on him..
For sketches three & two, I created a 2 page spread. It is no big surprise that we are huge Red Sox fans. We took our first a trip of the season down to Fenway for opening weekend and were very fortunate to be given tickets to the game that day. Though we lost, the weather was perfect, the day was amazing and that is a win for me.
Here is a close up of page one (sketch #3):
and here is a close up of page two (sketch #2):
Sketch Four is a layout I did just for me. I have been taking Melody Ross' Soul Restoration course and it really has me thinking. Thinking and concentrating on myself. I thought these lyrics from Pink's song 'Perfect' were perfect for this page: "...so cool in line and we try, try, try, but we try to hard and it's a waste of my time, Don"t look for critics, cause they"re everywhere, they don"t like my jeans, they don't get my hair, Exchange ourselves, and we do it all the time...why do we do that? Why do I do that? WHY DO I DO THAT?!!"
Sketch Five is all about two old friends just having a good time. My BFF Lisa & I just being silly. I love this girl!
Sketch six was so much fun! I love these pics of Bryant and I at the beach from last year around this time. Enjoying the day. Early Spring. Everything was new again and hardly anyone was there. It was a great day! We love the ocean and are very lucky to live close by. So close that we can go anytime we wish. I really like how this layout came out:
Six down. Six to go.
I am on a creative high.
So happy to keep the mojo going.

Happy Scrappin!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Got Sketch

Mom's favorite is all about skateboarding! From Tech-Deck (mini skateboards), to video games, to the real deal. This year for his birthday he got Tony Hawk's new 'Ride' inter-active video game AND he also got to go Zumiez (a snowboard/skateboard store) and design his own skateboard. Yes, we spoiled him and it was so much fun! Here is a layout I did based on this weeks 'Club Got Sketch' showcasing my happy little man, in all his skateboarding glory: Happy Scrappin'! Later....

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Remember this? This was a layout I did based on a Pencil Lines DT sketch a while back. Though I absolutely love this layout, I knew something was missing. I had an additional 5 pictures of B (that were all equally as cute!) that were taken at the same time, but I do not usually do too many 2 page layouts... ...but, when last weeks 2nd sketch came out for Club Got Sketch, I got an idea. I was inspired. Valerie's sketch this time around was a 2 pager. Again, not the biggest fan of the 2 pager, so I smooshed (again! See previous post) the 2 pager together to create a one page layout, with parts and pieces from each and came up with this:
...but here is the kicker, that 2 page sketch that I 'smooshed' together, actually became my second page for this:

Go figure. Right? Like peanut butter & chocolate. 2 things that go great together. Who knew???

Happy Scrappin!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011


Even though we had snow this past Friday, as a cruel April Fools joke from Mother nature, I still feel the vibe for Spring. I thought that it would be fun to create a little someething 'outside the box' with this weeks sketch over at Let's Scrap. I actually came up with an idea to 'smoosh together' both pages of the (2 page) sketch and create this cute little wall hanging. Something different. Something fun. Something Spring. Here is the sketch it is based on:
Doesn't it make you think Spring/Summer? There are a few more days to play along and as always, a great RAK...

Happy Scrappin'!!!

Happy Spring!!!