Thursday, September 25, 2014

Anniversary Blog Hop at Stuck On U Sketches

If you have come here from the talented, Eli's Blog then you are on the right track. If not, please head on over to SOUS to help you on your way. 

We all hope you have been enjoying the festivities this
month while we are celebrating our 5th Anniversary!
By way of celebrating we are having one blog hop for
each challenge team this month. Today is our last hop
and we are wrapping up the hops with our
Sketch Team Blog Hop!
Our team is amazing and you'll want time to hop!
5 days should give you time to visit starting today through
Tuesday, September 30 at midnight EST.
Okay here's how our hops this month are going to work…
To be eligible for our sponsored candy
we ask you complete the hop by visiting EACH
blog, commenting and following EACH blog!
We want to thank our incredibly generous sponsor…
Creative Embellishments for their huge donation
for one of our blog hop participants!
If you JOIN in ANY of our challenges this month you eligible to win
one of our 2 incredible Grand Prizes! The more you create
and share, the more chances to win!
Fancy Pants Collection Pack
Zeus and Zoe Embellishment Collection Pack
Remember to make sure you are also following SOUS!
Need reminders of our posts? Sign up for our email reminders!
Please finish at SOUS to let us know you have
completed the hop and followed the gals blogs.
Let us know if you are following on Facebook or Pinterest for extra chances to win!
Here is the sketch for today, the one that you can use if you'd like
to join us and the one that you'll be seeing used by the DT while you hop!

And here is my layout: 
So Loved Just The Way You Are
This is a picture of my grandmother, which I am so lucky to still have to have in my life. She is such a funny, feisty and strong woman. 
I used papers from a past KOTM from C'est Magnifique kit club. They are gorgeous! I also used lace and flowers from goodies at C'est Magnifique. Here are some close-ups. 

Gorgeous lace and butterflies. 
I added some modeling paste, starburst spray, and acrylic paint to the background. 

I did some hand stitching here. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your enjoying the hop so far. 
Your next stop is to head on over to Jane's Blog and check out her amazing creations. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sept 12th Sketch Challenge at Stuck On U Sketches

Hi everyone! It's beginning to feel a little like fall weather here in El Paso strange.  But I'm sure by next week we'll be in the high 90's again. So here we are, with another wonderful sketch challenge from Stuck On U Sketches. This sketch begins today and will run for the next two weeks. Make sure to stop by our blog to check out the other amazing creations by our talented design team. Also, we are currently doing a blog hop with great goodies to be won. So come on over!

And here is my layout: 

Time Flies

This is a picture of my handsome husband. He looked so deep in thought..ha. 
We took a drive into the Franklin Mountains and at the top, we parked and I took this picture of him.  It was a really great day and relaxing for the both of us. 

I used papers from a previous kit from C'est Magnifique. They are so pretty.   I misted a mask on the background paper and also did some punching around the edges here and there. 
I distressed and inked my papers and also used some burlap in the background which I had in my stash. 
The chippies were painted with chalk ink. 
I really enjoyed this sketch, it was so much fun to play with. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by SOUS to play along. We have a fabulous blog hop with some RAKS to be given away!