Sunday, May 18, 2014

Stuck Sketch and Remembering Love

It's time for another sketch at Stuck?! and a layout inspired by the wonderful relationship I have with my very bestest friend (my PERSON) Carey. It's a wonderful thing that our daughters have found that same friendship. I love this photo and wanted to give it the treatment it deserves.

My usual style asks for usually one larger photo and this sketch was easily adaptable. Although if I could have found three photos I liked I would have loved to challenge myself, but alas, to no avail!

I used some wood veneer here and sewed right over top. I couldn't believe that my sewing machine would take the beating and keep on ticking but it did! The contrasting thread in aqua is a great accent for the other shades of blue..

I hope you will play along and link up over at Stuck?! Blog so you can win! This month's prizes are donated by Creative Embellishments.

So get creative, and inspired by Laura's wonderful sketch. Until next time, keep doing what you love!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Home Sweet BoBo

Good morning! This is my second creation for Two Scrapbook Friends using the Bo Bunny Happy Tails line.

It features my beloved BoBo again and is one of my favourite photos.

I used the letters and the chipboard phrases to make my title:
I chose to write the journalling as if he was still with me, rather than as if he had passed on. It shares thoughts I want to remember for the years to come.

I hope you are inspired to scrapbook your beloved pets whether they are still warming your feet or just your memories. Until the next time, keep doing what you love.

Monday, May 5, 2014

TSF, Bow Wow WOW and Stuck Sketches

Good morning! Very recently I was asked by Two Scrapbook Friends to create with Bo Bunny's Happy Tails . I have a brand new puppy in my life and a few photos of my beloved BoBo to finish up too, so I was excited to get creating.

The first layout I designed features BoBo and one of his favourite toys! It was very cathartic to create this layout of BoBo and I admit to tears as I chose photos. But I adore the finished product.
I used Stuck's May 1 sketch:

I added some chipboard banner pieces and stitching with the date in lieu of lots of journalling.

I cut the first part of the title on the Silhouette and used the wire title clips from Freckled Fawn. I stitched by hand to hold it down.

I hope I've inspired you to find your creativity and check out these great products and the Sketch at Stuck!  If you use the sketch be sure to link up at the website and you could be entered to win a great prize from The Scrap Circle!

Until next, keep doing what you love.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Two Scrapbook Friends National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop

Hello friends!

Welcome to the Two Scrapbook Friends National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Carolyn’s blog. I am sure she gave you some great inspiration!
My letter is "P" and my technique/element is Patterned Paper. To meet this challenge you must use FOUR different patterns of paper in your design!

I chose these awesome papers from Fancy Pants to show off a favorite picture from my last Florida vacation: a tall glass of diet coke, a poolside lounger and a hot sunny day!
I chose this title so I could remember how I felt right at that time..enjoying the silence and a good book! A banner is a great way to incorporate different but coordinating patterns into your design. Mine runs along the side of my photo.

Now you should hop over to Shelby’s blog. And remember to leave a comment on each blog as you go (Before May 4 at 11:59 pm). This way you will qualify to be in a draw for a fabulous Blog Hop prize. Have fun hopping!

Here's a list of all the blogs, if you didn't start at the beginning or if you want to go back for a second look because something inspired you!
Christa  (you are here!)

Until next time, keep doing what you love to do!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Crafty Challenge at Two Scrapbook Friends!

We've headed into a new month which means it's time for a brand new challenge here at TSF.

We received some fabulous entries last month and as it seems I'm hoping you will all have a chance to play along again this month!

Please remember that every entry linked needs to show your interpretation of both the Sketch and the Crafty element.

So, without further ado, here's this months Sketch:

For the 'Crafty' element of my challenge, I have chosen something that that is close to my heart: Multiple fonts in a title. This is a favourite technique I use to create visual interest and to help e tell my story. So use at least THREE different fonts in your title.

Here is my sample:

I chose letter stickers from TWO manufacturers and a rub-on to meet the challenge! Be creative; you never know where it will take you!

I do hope you'll get a chance to play along with us this month, as we look forward to seeing some fabulous creations.  As always, there is a Gift Certificate to the store up for grabs by one lucky winner!

Please remember a few simple rules:

1.Enter as many times as you like as long as each NEW project shows an interpretation of both the Sketch and Crafty element.

2. Each creation will gain you one entry in the draw to win. (Please enter a double page layout as only one entry).

3. Projects must be linked up using the tool below in order to be entered to win.

4. Projects must be entered no later than May 31 2014 by 11.59pm.

Until next time, keep doing what you love!