October 21, 2016

"Explore Life" LO by DT Zsoka

Happy Friday!
Let's get this weekend started with this fabulous layout by Designer Zsoka:
"Hello there scrappy friends, Zsoka here with you today with a new layout for the sketch and stash challenge! 

Sometimes when I have a sketch, I choose a collection to work with that I haven't yet used or haven't used in ages. This time I was determined to use some of the remainders of my Hip Kits from July (at least I think it was July). Honestly, this is why I love my monthly SOS assignments because I can use my stash and often I really have to go through it to find something from the lists above!

Originally I was going to follow the sketch quite closely, but then I realized my papers are just waaaay too busy to add so many layers. So I skipped the top layers. Also, I noticed that my child is looking in the wrong direction in the photo haha! When I had the photo on the right like in the sketch, he was looking off the page and it just looked weird. However I really wanted to use this photo...so I flipped over the sketch and what should be on the right is now on the left side.
As my papers were pretty colourful, I added a black mat under one of them, black stitching to another and a black outline to the third to break up all the patterns. My chipboard title didn't stand out so I painted the bottom part with water colors and outlined it with a black pen.
From the lists I chose: a Doodlebug clip, Elle's Studio wood veneer and flowers (floral paper).
I hope you'll play along with us this month too! Happy creating and thanks for stopping by X"

Here's the challenge:
Click HERE for more information.

Have a great weekend! 

October 20, 2016

"Venice Memories" LO by DT Carmen


Today Designer Carmen is sharing this wonderful layout to inspire us:
Carmen said this about her layout:
"Hi scrappy friends! For this month Sketch and stash challenge I did start choosing my photos, as always. Then I did go thru my stash to find all the elements for it. Here I choose from List 1 - Desert, from List 2 - Envelope and English Green and from List 3 - Flowers and French Wine. I hope you will join us for this great challenge this month!"

For more information about this challenge
Click HERE!

Let's get it going! Upload your layout before Oct. 29th
for a chance to win the monthly prize! :) 

Have a great day! 

October 19, 2016

"Things" LO by DT Sherri

Hello Everyone!

Check out this awesome layout from Designer Sherri:
Sherri shared this about her layout:
"I've had theses papers in my stash for some time....waiting for just the right photo(s) and layout. I love the tag in this sketch - as tags are my favorite way to include a little bit of journaling in my layouts. For the +3 part of the challenge, I used:
1. Desert - base page
2. Envelop - that I actually made out of one of the papers
3. French Wine - in the pattern paper and embellies

We had a spur of the moment "Family Game Night" with my brothers-in-laws and sister-in-laws. We played one of our favorite games "Things!" We had lots of fun laughing together!

I Love this photo of us!! Yes, it is a selfie - and I had to angle it like that to fit us all in! Don't wait for a special occasion to spend time with those you love - get together and laugh and have fun whenever you can. Life is too short and you never know what tomorrow might bring!

Hoping you will play along with us this month - I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!"

Have you seen the challenge:
Now it's your turn to try out this challenge! 
For more information on this challenge click HERE.

Happy Scrapping! :) 

October 18, 2016

"Reach to the Sky" LO by DT Cassie

Happy HUMP day! 

Today we are sharing Designer Cassie's beautiful layout to inspire us

and to get us over the HUMP! :)
Here's what Cassie shared about her layout:
"For this month’s sketch + challenge I stuck really close to the sketch. I loved the variety of papers this sketch uses. I grabbed three photos from a one of our summer trips and started pulling out some patterned paper to get started. For the list I used: Doodlebug (enamel dots), Diecut (the ampersand), Envelope, Flowers. I hope you will play along with us this month! I can’t wait to see what you create with this challenge!"

Here's the challenge:

Click HERE for more information. 
Such a fun sketch, right? :)  Let's get a layout done! 
See you back tomorrow with more inspiration! 

October 17, 2016

"Happy" LO by Designer Natsuko

Hello and Happy Monday!

Let's start the week off with this fabulous layout from Designer Natsuko!
Here's what Natsuko said about her layout:
"LIST1 - Diecut, LIST2 - Envelope, LIST3 - Flowers
Since 'flowers' is one of the choices I made, I decided to use pictures of my daughter in a cosmos field. I wanted to make this layout elegant and dreamy, so I cut out flowers, butterflies and other sweet parts from the paper and popped some up. I also wrote a journal on a tag and put it inside the envelope. You can see more details here;
I can't wait to see everyone else's layouts!! xxx"

Here's the challenge:
Click HERE for more information on this challenge.
See you back tomorrow with more inspiration! 

October 16, 2016

"A Strong Defense" LO by DT Steffanie Seiler

Hello and Good Morning!

Today we are sharing this awesome layout from our Designer Steffanie:
Stephanie said this about her layout:
"I'll admit, I rarely ever think about angling papers on a layout while I'm creating. This sketch has a large angled strip in the background and I considered not including it, but I'm so glad I did. I'm finding myself saying...wow. What an impact that makes. This layout would definitely not have the same feel without it. I loved this sketch and actually used a 6x6 pad for the whole thing, piecing them together to appear like longer strips. Since the patterns were pretty small and busy, it worked. Now I want to try it again with regular sized paper!

My stash items are as follows:
List 1 - Doodlebug Designs
List 2 - Elle's Studio (journal tabs)
List 3 - Fiskars (border punch"

Here's the sketch challenge that inspired Steffanie:
For more information about this challenge, 
Click HERE.

Now it's your turn!
Lets see what you create with this challenge! :) 

October 15, 2016

Sketch +3 Challenge with GDT Judy Willey

Hello and Happy Saturday!

October Sketch +3 Sketch Challenge!

The Challenge:
Create a layout inspired by the sketch above and 
YOU MUST choose at least one item from each list.
Example: Doodlebug, English Green, Flowers

Mix it up anyway you want as long as you have at least (1) item from each row.
When posting your layout, you must include in your write up what items you used,
to be considered for the random prize drawing.

Click HERE for SOS Challenge Guidelines

Entries are due: October 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

Here's the prize you are playing for this month:

This wonderful layout we are sharing with you today was 
inspired by the challenge, and created by our
October Guest Designer
Judy Willey
"Happy Day"
Judy shared this with us about her layout:
"For the October 15 challenge I have chosen the Desert Colour as my background, the Envelop for the tag pocket, and used Fiskars punches for the tags. Like so many of my photos these were taken at the beach and I have used beach themed papers and some real shells collected at the beach as well as a wooden shell embellishment. The choices available from the lists make it so easy to create a layout for this fun challenge."

Now it's your turn!
Make sure you upload your layout on the side bar before October 29th! 

Have a great day!