Thursday, December 19, 2013

Stuck On U Sketches Challenge

Hi everyone! We have another challenge for you at Stuck On U Sketches. This challenge begins Dec 20th through Jan 2nd. So come on over and take a look at the rest of the design teams wonderful creations.  Below is the sketch provided.



And here is my layout:
























Titled: At Christmas All Roads Lead Home

This is a pic of my mother and brother. I just loved this picture and has become one of my favs of them two. I used papers from my C'est Magnifique kit of the month. The papers are gorgeous, from inkido happy Christmas collection. 
I distressed the edges and painted the circle chippy that came in the kit. I also used flowers from the kit and from my stash. 

Thanks for looking and hope to see you at SOUS


Thursday, December 5, 2013

December 6th Sketch Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches

Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It's time for another awesome sketch challenge at Stuck On U Sketches. This sketch was created by our lovely Nanne' and will run from Dec 6th for two weeks.
Check out our blog and take a look at the other wonderful creations by the the rest of the design team.

Here is the sketch:



And here is my layout:

























The Shortest Distance Between Two People Is A Smile

This is a layout I created using  pic of my hubby and me. I also used papers and embellies that came in my Swirlydoos KOTM. I painted some chippies, punched and distressed, and did some hand stitching. 
I also stamp embossed the tags and painted them with distress ink and glimmer mist spray. 

I hope you enjoyed this and have a great week! 


Swirlydoos' December Kit Reveal Blog Hop Party



Welcome to Swirlydoos' December Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!


If you came here from Paulien's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any December kits or add ons in the store!

Here are my projects created using the Swirlydoos' December kit. 

This first project is based on this month's sketch (using a pic of my hubby and I). 
I distressed the edges of the paper and tucked in some hidden lace here and there. I also lightly misted the background using a stencil. I added some metal brads around the page and added the TH metal word band that came in our kit. I painted the chippy with embossing powder and used lots of embellies.  


Here is the sketch provided by our lovely sketch artist Beggahuna. 

In this layout (I used a pic of my beautiful mother and handsome brother) I decided to use the lighter shades of white, yellow and green. I did some punching and  ink distressing. I also made the large yellow flower using TH's tattered poinsettia die. I fussy cut the ornaments and added some bling to make them look like they are hanging. The background paper has a stencil painted with starburst sprays and also some gold crackling color by viva. I added some resins and chippies and brads. 

This final layout I made (using a pic of my family) with two different shades. I did some hand stitching and of course, my paper distressing. The rub-on's and flowers came in our kit. 





























You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday 12/6 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 12/7. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.


My special word is : does


The party continues over at Petaloo's blog. Have fun!


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Project Life Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches

Hi everyone! Today we have another project life challenge which begins Dec 2nd and will run throughout the next two weeks. Come on over to Stuck On U Sketches and take a look at the other project life challenge creations. This time..the challenge is to use ~Scalloped Circle(s)~.

Below is my submission:

























Sorry for the superb picture quality..lol..this pic was taken at night. 
The title to this is: Wish You Were Here
In honor of my beloved doggy Cozmo..I thought I'd do a page with pictures of him when he was a puppy and when he was older with my husband. 
We miss him so much, always in my heart and on my mind. 

So thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

November 22nd Stuck On U Sketches Challenge

I'm so excited for the holidays to come around and all the pictures I get to take of my family..documenting our special moments. And with that said, we have another awesome sketch challenge at Stuck On U Sketches for you to try out! This challenge begins on November 22nd and will run for two weeks. This sketch was created by our lovely Leah Schaeffer. Come on over to SOUS and check out the other creations, we have a talented group of ladies..showcasing their awesome creations!

Here is the sketch:

























And here is my layout:






















Title: A moment last all of a secod but the memory lives on forever.

This is a pic of my hubby, looking so cute and serious. lol
The papers I used here are from my kit of the month at Swirlydoos. I love them, the greens and neutral colors are so pretty. The flowers also came in the kit. I did some punching, distressing and inking. I also used a stencil where I applied acrylic paint and liquitex glass beads. I added some burlap and ribbon. The photo frames are from kaisercraft that I altered with glimmer mist and chalk ink. 

I hope you enjoy this layout and much as I enjoyed creating it. Have a wonderful week! 


Monday, November 18, 2013

Nov 18th Project Life Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches

Hi everyone! Today we have another project life challenge at Stuck On U Sketches. Your project must include anything having to do with ~ Glitter~.

Come on over to SOUS and check out the rest of the design teams creations, you have two weeks to submit your project. Below is an example of my project.
























Titled: The Best Thing Ever

This page was fun and silly for me, but it was definitely memorable. Yes that's George Strait..but no, it's not him as a real person. I walked into a cowboy boot store and there he was, the man..the king of country (in my opinion)..as a life size cardboard picture.  So..I couldn't resist to strike a pose, as if he was really there (in my dreams). haha
I also bought my first pair of cowgirl boots that day..and I love them! I can't stop wearing them..I feel totally country and they give me this urge to just go country dancing..immediately! But I haven't..maybe sometime soon my hubby can take me bootin scootin booging. 

So I hope you enjoyed my PL and have a great week! 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

November 8th Sketch Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches

Hi everyone and happy fall ya'll! I have a great sketch to share with you today by our lovely Leah Schaeffer at Stuck On U Sketches. This challenge will run from Nov 8th through the next two weeks.
Come over and check out the other amazing layouts created by the other designers. Below is the sketch to follow:



And here is my interpretation:























Share All The Details

This is a picture of my hubby and me. We went to a cabin in NM for the weekend and spent some fun time with family and friends. The papers used here are from my swirlydoos kit. They are the line from Bo Bunny, The Avenues. I am loving that soft coral pink. I used punches from MS and also did some distress inking. The flowers are from both prima and bo bunny.
I also used my stencil and applied some modeling paste with acrylic paint. I stamped some ink here and there.. with a little bling-bling. 

I hope you enjoy and have a great week! 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Project Life Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches

Hello Everyone! Yay, we're here with another PL challenge at Stuck On U Sketches. This challenge will begin Nov 4th. And the challenge is to "Create A Shaped Tag".

Below is my submission:

























The Good Life

This is a picture of myself with friends and family. We took a little trip to NM and stopped for some wine tasting and beers..YUM!
I also added different tags to my project. So come on over to SOUS and check out the other design teams PL submissions!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Stuck On U Sketches Challenge

Boy, where have I been? I apologize for not posting this sooner. I just realized it wasn't up on my blog..duhhhh!
We have our Oct 25th sketch reveal at Stuck On U Sketches. Below is the lovely sketch and my interpretation of the sketch. So head on over to SOUS and check out the rest of the design teams wonderful creations!

























Live the Life You Imagined

This is a layout I created following the sketch above. It is of my hubby and the papers used were from my swirlydoos kit. 
I did some misting using my stencil, punching and distressing. 

I hope you like it. Have a great week! 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Project Life Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches

Hi everyone! We have another project life challenge at Stuck On U Sketches. This project begins today, Oct 21st and includes Autumn Elements. Anything having to do with Autumn, and below is my submission.


























Thankful

I am thankful for my husband, during hard times I know that we at least have eachother. These are pictures I took the day after my beloved doggy Cozmo passed away. We just couldn't bare to be at home, so we took a long drive and I was able to catch the sun setting in the horizon. Beautiful scenery and time to just think of the good times. My husband makes me happy, when skies are grey. 

Head on over to SOUS to check out the other design teams creations. I'm sorry for this sad post..I just felt like documenting moments in my life helps for me to get through things.

Hope you all have a wonderful week! 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sketch Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches

Hello everyone and hope your having a lovely week. It's time again for another challenge at Stuck On U Sketches. This sketch will run for two weeks beginning today Oct 11th. The sketch provided below was created by one of our leaders, Nanne. Head on over to SOUS and check out the other wonderful creations by the rest of the design team. 

























Dreamy

This is a picture, not taken by me.. of my cousin Sonia's beautiful boys. I just thought it was such a dreamy looking picture. The papers used here are from my Swirlydoos kit of the month. I loved these brown and teal papers. 

I also used flowers I had in my stash, painted some chippies in silks acrylic glaze and also did some hand stitching. 

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Project Life Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches

Hello everyone and happy fall season! It's that time again for a project life challenge at Stuck On U Sketches. This challenge will run from Oct 7-20th. So head on over to SOUS and check out the other design team creations for project life. This time, we chose "Calendar" to be the item used in our project.

Here is my example below: 
























Time well spent

This project life includes pics of hubby and I. We went to the wine festival and took some silly pics. I added a calendar, which documents the day and month of our little adventure. I used the project life, cinnamon edition from Becky Higgins. 

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful week!


Thursday, September 26, 2013

September 27th Sketch Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches

I hope everyone has had a lovely week. It's time again for another Sketch Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches. This sketch will run from Sept 27- Oct 10th. Wow how time flies!! So head on over to SOUS and check out the other amazing creations from the rest of the design team.

Below is the sketch:



And here is my interpretation:

























Great Times

This is a picture of my hubby, cousin and fiancĂ© and myself. We were hanging out having a few..few..cold ones. 

I used the KOTM from swirlydoos to create this layout. The colors of both the papers and flowers are super gorgeous! I love fall and all the colors that come with. 
I distressed the paper, misted with a stencil, and colored my chippies with silks acrylic glaze. I also used distress ink for the edges on some parts of the paper. I just love how this layout came out. 

Don't forget to check out the amazing talented group of ladies at Stuck On U Sketches and what they created using the sketch above. 

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sept 13th Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! Stuck On U Sketches is having another challenge which begins on the 13th of Sept and ends on the 26th of Sept. This sketch was created by one of our former leaders, Sandi Clarkson.
Please stop on by to check out the other wonderful layouts created by my fellow design teammates.

Here is the sketch:



And here is my interpretation:


Titled: Remember

This is a pic of my cousin and his fiancĂ©. He had just gotten down on one knee and proposed. And, of course she said Yes! Love this photo. 
The papers used here are from the past kit at swirlydoos. Bo Bunny..hunny..gorgeous colors of green and pink. 

***I apologize for the lighting, it's been raining in Southwest Texas for the past week straight..believe it or not. So my lighting is needless to say, a little less than stellar. ****


Below are detailed photos. 































I used different chippies from different manufacturers here. Kaiser, Spellbinders and Blue Fern Studios. 
I colored them with Silks Acrylic Glaze. 

Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Project Life Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches

Hi everyone, glad to be back in the swing of things. It's that time for another project life challenge at Stuck On U Sketches. This time your challenge is to include ~ Office Supplies~.
This challenge will begin on Sept 9th. So head on over to SOUS to check out the rest of the design teams creations.

Precious Moments

These are pics of DH and me on different occasions. I included rotary phone dial, typewriter and stamps for the ~office supply~ challenge. 
The papers used are most from the "its the little things" collection from Fancy Pants. 

Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful week! 

Round Robin Challenge at Swirlydoos

Hi guys! Just wanted to post a layout I created for the round robin challenge at Swirlydoos.
If you ever get a chance, stop by to this thread and join in on the fun. It's a great way to think out the box, and put your creative skills to work!
Here's the link for the Round Robin Challenge.

I got to start our team rolling so here is the layout I created.

Titled: I had a perfectly delightful evening with you.


Here are some close-ups. 

The papers I used were from the KOTM from swirlydoos

I used lots of different mediums to include, glimmer mist, acrylic paint, modeling paste and ferro special effect paste in green. 

I don't know what's up with me and burlap but I can't help using it on pretty much every single layout! I just love burlap..in all colors! 

Thanks for looking and have a great week! 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

August 16th Sketch Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week so far! It's that time again for another awesome sketch challenge at Stuck On U Sketches. This sketch has been provided by our lovely Leah Schaeffer.
So come on over and take a look at the rest of the design teams wonderful creations! This challenge will run from Aug 16th-29th.

Here is the sketch:



Here is my interpretation:

LOVE
This is a pic of hubby and me. I just loved how these colors looked together. The papers are from the kit of the month at swirlydoos which included papers from IOD and Creative Imaginations. 


Here you can see a closeup of the chippy treatment and also the stencil in the top left corner. I used some light modeling paste here. I also took apart this black flower and used it as a bottom layer to the pink prima flower. 

I used these pink brads, distressed the edges with chalk ink and did some hand stitching. 

Here is another closeup of my flower cluster. I painted some of these flowers with white gesso to accent the edges.  


Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful week! 


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Project Life Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches

Hello Everyone! It's that time again for another Project Life Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches. This time, it's all about the Arrows, Arrows, and more Arrows. This challenge will run from August 12-25th. So head on over to SOUS and check out the other design teams projects.


Things I Love..Baseball, my husband and mother (not in that order). LOL
We spent our summer last year going to a Texas Rangers baseball game. America's greatest pastime..I totally agree! 

Hope you all have a lovely week and thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Stuck On U Sketches Challenge

Hello Everyone and boy how these last two weeks have flown by so fast!!!!
It's time for another sketch challenge at Stuck On U Sketches. This challenge will run up until August 15th, so head on over and check out the other designs from our talented bunch.


Here is the sketch:



And here is my interpretation with close-ups:

Cozmo

This is a pic of my fur baby lab mix, Cozmo. He's such a wonderful and loving dog. I figured he deserved a spotlight, LOL.
This layout was created using my Swirlydoos kit of the month. And these papers worked out perfectly with these pics. 

 These are chippies from Dusty Attic which i painted with Liquitex Glass Beads and Silks Acrylic Glaze in honey amber. 


These letters are made by covering them in foil tape and running them through my embossing machine. Then I used some alcohol ink so the grooves and pattern show more. 

Here's a pic of one of the flower clusters. I made the larger flower in the bunch, the beige flower. 

I did lots of distressing and punching. 


Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful week!

Don't forget to head on over to SOUS to see some more wonderful creations. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Project Life Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches

Hello Everyone! We have another challenge at Stuck On U Sketches which will run for the next two weeks.
And since we've been enjoying those summer days and fun in the sun, what better than to have our next Project Life Challenge involving the Sun for those Sunny Days.

Here is my project life page:


Sunny Days

This is a page, of who other than my hubby. He is wearing his signature summer look, a tacky Hawaiian shirt (just don't tell him I said that..LOL)
And it's one of those wonderful summer days when we cook out, step out in the sun and just enjoy our surroundings and each other's company. 

So come check out the other design teams projects at SOUS for some major inspiration! 

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful week! 


Thursday, July 18, 2013

July 19th Sketch Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches

Hello Everyone! Here's another challenge to follow at Stuck On U Sketches which will run from July 19th-Aug 1st. We also have our guest designer, Connie Hall joining us for this reveal. 
So come on over to SOUS and check out the rest of the design teams gorgeous creations! 

The following sketch was created by our lovely, Nanne:



And here is my interpretation:
Memories
This is a pic of my grandmother giving my cousin Daniel a kiss on the cheek, while we sing to him happy birthday. It was so sweet and loving that I couldn't resist to use this picture. 
I used the KOTM from swirlydoos. The papers are from the .75cent Kaisercraft collection. They are gorgeous papers.  


I made the flower on the right using a mcgill punch. I also inked the edges with chalk ink. The chippy is from blue fern studios, fancy fob watch which i colored with crackle paint and spritzed with moon shadow mist from lindy's stamp gang. 


Here is a closeup of the flowers from petaloo and prima. Also the grungeboard that I painted with liquitex modeling paste. 

Here's another pic of the flower cluster. 

I hope you have a wonderful week!