Sunday, October 30, 2011

LSS: Tiny Dancer

Tanya Leigh, owner of Little Shop of Sketches, just announced that the site will be closing up. This next sketch will be the last one and there will be no more prizes/sponsorship. :-( Sad, I know. But some things just need to end, I guess. We wish you all the best, Tanya!

So for the last sketch of Little Shop, Tanya created this multi-photo framework:

I thought this would be perfect for Alyssa's ballet photos. I just love how we were able to capture her love and joy for ballet. This was taken on her first day of ballet class. Doesn't she look just adorable? :-)

Tiny Dancer
Title: Tiny Dancer

Journaling: You enjoyed your first day of ballet class very much. I call you my "showbiz girl" because you love to sing and dance and entertain people. Ballet is sooo YOU! Shine forth! Love you! Alyssa 3 years old June 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Round and Round and Round She Goes!

My fellow DT at Sassy Lil' Sketches, Ashley Horton is now doing sketches! I love it that most of her sketches have multiple photos which I really prefer. Check out her entry for Sketches, Sketches and More Sketches at her blog and let them inspire you! :-) I used this sketch for my next layout:

This is a layout about Cerise's ability to turn around the bed. She's a little delayed physically so when she finally was able to turn around, we all rejoiced and I definitely took pictures to document it. I'm submitting this also to ScrapFit's Current Workout #53 -- to journal around. :-) Thanks for looking!

Round and round
Title: Round and Round and Round She Goes!

Journaling: As soon as you learned to turn over, there was no stopping you! You love rolling around the bed. :-) Cerise @ 10 months

Will submit this layout too to Sketches in Thyme's Open Sketch Challenge. Check out their site! :-)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sweet Heart

Sketches in Thyme has a DT Call ongoing right now until the 31st of Oct. Won't hurt to try, don't you think? Applicants need to create a layout based on this sketch:

I created another layout on Cerise, something to add to her album. Wish me luck! :-)

Sweet Heart
Title: Sweet Heart

Journaling: You have totally captured our hearts, Cerise! We love you very much! --- Cerise @ 6 months

Saturday, October 15, 2011

1st Halloween

It's the 15th! So it's another challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge Blog! The challenge this time is to create a Halloween Layout and incorporate the color purple in the layout. We also have to use this sketch:

I used the pictures of Cerise's First Halloween costume for my layout. I also created it in an 8x8 format using Nikki Sivils' products for their September Challenge --- to scrap a size you don't normally scrap. I'm also submitting this layout to Scrappin' Chics' October Challenge --- to create a Halloween card, project or layout. :-)

Here's my layout:

1st Halloween
Title: First Halloween

Journaling: Cerise wore the Flower Costume for her 1st Halloween. 10.31.10

Looking forward to seeing everyone's creations!

Monday, October 10, 2011

LSS: 1st Holy Communion

Ooops, I did it again! Another late layout for the Sketch 95 reveal at Little Shop of Sketches. Would you believe I've had this layout done and on my table for the past days but I couldn't find the time to take a measly photo of it. I know, I know. I must do something about that!

So anyway, here's another great sketch from Ashley Van Etten:

Here's my layout. The numerous squares reminded me of my SEI tags that have been sitting in my cabinet for years already. Thought it was about time I brought them out and used them ALL in one single layout. LOL!

I thought this Sketch would be perfect for my Nadine's 1st Communion photos. Okay, okay, so these photos were taken 2 years ago. Raya will be having her own Communion photos this December, so good thing I was able to scrap these already. :-)

1st Holy Communion

Little Shop of Sketches now has Mr. Linky where you can link up your layouts. Head on to the blog and check out the rest of the DT's creations. Don't forget to leave some love on their blogs too. :-) Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bonding with Daddy

So sad to hear that Sassy Lil' Sketches will be closing down soon! I discovered the challenge site through Dinah and I really liked my layouts done using their sketches. I tried out for their design team and was surprised to get picked for the Switch It Up! Team. And after only three months on the team, they'll be closing already. Oh well, such is life.

The blog is now having a Sassy Lil' Send Off! We are posting one sketch a day starting from October 2nd through October 9th (the schedule is on the site). The deadline for participants will be midnight October 23rd & we will be announcing prize winners on the 24th. For each sketch we will be giving away one prize of the Sassy Lil' Sketches Ebook.

Since I'm part of the Week 1 Team, here is our sketch:

And since I'm with the Switch It Up Team, this is my layout:

Bonding with Daddy
Title: Bonding with Daddy

Journaling: While Mom was out with the big sisters. Daddy was in-charge of Cerise. They slept, watched tv and took a walk. :-) May 2011

I switched it up by using two smaller photos instead of the one large one and I used flowers to replace the circles. I also layered patterned paper under the title instead of one strip.

If you chose to Switch It Up! with any of Sassy Lil' Send Off layout sketches, you will earn an extra entry in the prize drawing. Just be sure to note in your blog post how you Switched It Up!

Please upload your layout based on the Sassy Lil' Send Off Sketch 1 here. We are hoping you will all join us for this final event. :-)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Winner! is a Winner!

My layout Winner! based on Sketch 93 of Little Shop of Sketches, won the buttons Warm-Up challenge at ScrapFIT. Woohoo! I will be featured in their next FITGirl Spotlight. :-)

Their next Warm-Up workout is all about CIRCLES! Create a layout, card or other project incorporating any kind of circles you like. You can cut them, draw them, use patterned paper...the choices are endless! :-)

You have two weeks (until Friday, October 14th) to upload your work there to Mr. Linky. If you win, you'll be features in their next FITGirl Spotlight! :-) Get those creative juices flowing!