Bella’s 1st Birthday – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Hello October. Hello Fall.

Hello first Friday of the month, which means it’s time for ScrapMuch? Team A’s double page reveal for this month. So without further adieu, I do believe it’s time to share what I created this week (and it’s pretty stinkin cute if I do say so myself!).

This layout is of yes, my sweet girl Bella’s First Birthday celebration. The entire page uses the Bella Blvd Riley collection, as well as some Bella Blvd enamel dots. I also managed to sneak in a Heidi Swapp Minc chipboard embellishment that was gifted to me by a friend at this year’s Teresa Collins Vegas event because it just worked so purrfectly! I chose to outline the letters in the title just to help them pop off the page a bit better. I’m not so sure Bella was happy about this celebration, but I’m sure she’s long forgotten it. I wonder what her wish was…

Here is the sketch we had to work with this week:

So now it’s your turn. Hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog to see what the rest of the team has created for your inspiration this week. I hope you feel inspired enough to join in and share your creations with us. As always, when you link up you have the chance to win a fabulous ScrapMuch? prize too!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

February Stuck?! Sketches

Just a quick post for now to get my two February layouts for Stuck?! Sketches submitted just under the wire. There isn’t much time left to play along with these, but a good night of creativity like I had last night and you can get in on it too! I’ve taken a new look at how I approach these challenges and it’s making me personally feel good. I’ve also streamlined which sketch sites I will play along with, and to quote Ali Edwards, “It is ok”.

So here is the February 1st sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:

Most of this layout is from Simple Stories 24/7 line. Wood hearts are Studio Calico; flower and feather are Bella Blvd.; button is American Crafts; heart pin is Little Yellow Bicycle; playing card was from a Williams Sonoma Christmas cracker (yes, really!); stamp is Tattered Angels and ink is Stampin’ UP! Chocolate Chip.

And here is the February 15th sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:

I returned to my stash for the bulk of this layout and it felt great to use papers I’d been hoarding for the “perfect” picture/sketch/whatever. The patterned paper is all Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante (circa 2010); title stickers are Basic Grey with a Pink Paislee @; washi tape is both Tim Holtz and Bella Blvd; flower is Bella Blvd.; chipboard medallion, quote and sequins are all Teresa Collins; brad is Amy Tangerine; pearls are Melissa Francis; white pen is Signo roller ball. What I love about this layout is how I was totally comfortable to mix lines, manufacturers, old, new, essentially everything. I was scrapping for so long trying to keep in same line/manufacturer/new.

It felt good to be in my room playing again. I even finally threaded my sewing machine and stitched on my second layout! And now I want to sew on EVERYTHING!!!! I do have some layouts to post that I didn’t get uploaded in time for old challenges, but I still like them, so I’m still going to post them. They were all created in the last month while I was re-evaluating just what I wanted to do with my craft. I’m pretty satisfied with the answers I came up with.

Thank you Laura for 2 great sketches and the opportunity to play along! I’ll be around to catch up on blogs and comments soon!