A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Guest Design Work for My Little Sketch Blook & Some Exciting News From Cri-Kits!!!

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are enjoying a peaceful, relaxing weekend! I know I sure am! I have been chillin', scrappin', and catching up on laundry. I am excited about the week ahead...I'm not sure why though. I just feel happy!!! :) Yay! That's always a good thing! Anywho, I have some news to share. I am doing a little guest design team work for a fabulous blog called 'My Little Sketch Blook'. This blog is ran by a lady named Liz and her sketches are phenominal!!!! If you haven't checked it out, please do so. I know I get in a rut every now and then and I love to turn to sketches to help me out. The sketches that Liz creates are some of my fave!!! For today's layout, Liz sent me this sketch to work with...isn't it awesome?! I love how versatile it is! I also really loved how it has 3 pix on it, but it is not too busy. As an artist, I find that I have the hardest time adding more than 1-2 photos on a layout because I fear it will look too busy. But this sketch relieved that fear!!

Here is my layout, "Beach Boy," that I created using the sketch. For this sketch, I followed it pretty closely. I added some cutwork owls (cut from some American Crafts patterned paper) instead of flowers since this page was of my nephew. Although I have used flowers on boy pages before, I just wanted to use the owls on this one. I love these owls! They look so funky and make me smile. The bottom decorative edge on the sketch had my Martha Stewart Loop Border Punch calling my name, so I had to pull it out and use it. I used my sewing machine for the zig zag rectangle as well to secure my decorative ribbon. I used some Helmar Zap Dots to pop some of the owls up for dimension. I also used the Helmar Adhesive Runner for the layout. All patterned paper that you see is American Crafts, as well as the alpha's. The die cut is from Collage Press.
He was so funny at the beach! His hair went all wild and some of the faces he made just cracks me up! Such a silly little boy!
Here is a up close pic to show some of the dimension of the 3-D Zap Dots and ribbon....
Be sure to hop on over to My Little Sketch Blook to check out the other guest designers take on the sketch and for lots of scrappy inspo!!!

Also, I have some awesome news for my fellow Cricut lovers! Cri-Kits, the makers of the fabulosu Cri-Kit Gelly Pens I've been telling yall about, have a FABULOUS new product out....A Cri-Kits Embosser. This new product will allow you to emboss using your Cricut machine! Isn't that just the bees knees?!!! Tee Hee! This new product is going to be so awesome! I cannot wait to get my hands on one and try it out!! These are available for pre-order soon! So keep an eye out!! Oooh, and they have another very special product that they will be announcing soon!!! Yippee! I'll be sure to clue you guys in as soon as they put it up! :)

As always, thanks for stoppin' by my blog! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Happy Scrappin'!

Pin It!


Audrey Frelx said...

wow! you did a fantastic job on that layout from the sketch.

Diana said...

your layout is SO cute! Thanks for the heads up about the embosser thingies--sounds COOL!

GrannyCharlotte said...

What a great layout. Thanks for the heads-up on the new items coming out. TFS and have a great week!!!

Tammy said...

What a great layout....love the photos and the owls are just plain cute!

Dayna said...

Adorable LO!! I love all the owls, super cute!!

Wow!! I can't wait to see the Cri-kits Embosser!! That is exciting!!

Jeannie Phillips said...

Congrats!!!..this layout is amazing...just amazing...waht a wonderful job

mustangkayla said...

This is such and adorable layout!

Melissa said...

I absolutely love this layout, especially the owls! You create some of the most beatiful layouts. Thank you so much for sharing!