Monday, July 23, 2012

Back again for another week over at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog.  

This week we were given yet another fantastic sketch by Colleen Spangler.

When I saw this sketch come in my mailbox I was super excited... so many possibilities....  I love that it is square.. makes it so easy to make a layout out of it.  This layout took me 15 minutes..  seriously!  So come on.. who doesn't have 15 minutes to whip something together!

I find that even when I make cards... which is so seldom.. they are usually square... I can see that I will probably use this sketch often in the future.. it is also a great way to use up some scraps!!

Here is what I came up with.. sorry about the crappy lighting... I need to learn to take my pictures in the day time!!

Here is my "Molly" sitting in my front window sill.  It is her favourite spot to sit/sleep/bark!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper - Echo Park - Woof!

Cardstock- Navy and Yellow Bling - Bazzill, Red - Coredinations.

Please hop over to the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog and enter your creation - whatever it may be!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Critter Sketch Challenge Blog - Challenge #123 - Colour Inspiration

Hi and welcome to another week over at the Critter Sketch this week we are headed back over to (click the link to see the photo) for another fabulous colour inspiration photo.  
Now I love these colours, but I'm Canadian, and we don't have blue in our patriotic colours, so I played around a little and came up with two different ideas for this week's challenge.

Since there was blue in the inspiration photo, I used blue as my background for this layout of my darling puppy, Molly - she was so little back then, and now, she's almost two and unfortunately lost most of her wonderful colourings and she's pretty much all white - she's still adorable and we just love the joy she brings to us.

And then....  I decided to do a patriotic layout.  I probably could have put this one on a blue background too, but I really wanted to showcase our Red and White. I did use the sketch (see below) from another layout, and I sewed on it!  I did four copies of the same layout...(my sister and I often scrapbook for each other if our kids have been at the same event - it is much easier to do four similar pages than to try and come up with all new ideas).



Here's the version that I copied... click the picture to see the original blog post.