Friday, March 4, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays and Design Dollies...

Saturday.  A day to relax, to catch up, to house clean, a day to scrap.  Its been great having out of town company and we have truly enjoyed it, but it will be nice to be back into our "normal" routine.  In between the vacuuming, laundry and running errands, I was able to finish up these two layouts.

This one is for Sketchy Thursdays sketch challenge this week.  I was pleased to use some of this Making Memories spring paper I've had on hand for ages.  I love the way Aden's hands always get more   dyed than the eggs!  I used just a touch of glimmer mist around the edges for that dyed affect.  Even after photographing it several times, the mist still isn't showing up so great.  I loved the way the brackets looked like the stem and leaves of the flower.  Didn't really plan that but love it when something like that works out!  :)

My second layout is for the Trifecta challenge over at Design Dollies.  This time around the challenge was use green, purple, and ivory....use their sketch....and "love" in it somehow.  I decided to document Aden's love for his chipmunk, appropriately named Alvin.  My mom gave this finger puppet to Aden and it has been a favorite for a long time.  Well, Alvin decided to do a disappearing act on us and I went crazy looking for him.  I (and Aden at first) looked everywhere.  And I mean everywhere, inside and out, under beds, in couch cushions, in the van, even in public places we frequently visited.  No Alvin.  Alvin had been gone for about 2 months and I had decided that we would never see him again.  Aden decided one day to play with his brother's army men.  Ian has a child's travel suitcase full of these little green guys.  Low and behold, when Aden unzipped them, the first thing he saw was Alvin.  Right there among the army men, with us all along.  Sigh of relief.......

I've really enjoyed playing along with these online challenges.  And some times it pays to play!  Over at Design Dollies I won the prize for the February Trifecta and over at Scrapbookers Anonymous I won a prize for my February layout.  Those two wins along with my super exciting news of being on the Frosted Designs Design Team has made this a pretty good scrappy week!  Oh and my number of blog followers is growing too!  If you're a reader, wheter random or regular, I'd love to have you follow along with my journey here in New Zealand.

Now, I'm off to create another layout while the floors are clean, the laundry's drying, and the boys are playing.  :)


  1. great pages and love your strip of hearts down the strip of your page!!!! super sweet and thanks soo much for playing along with the Dollies!!!!!

  2. I love love love both of these!! LOVING the photos, the colors, and loving those hearts on the second one!! And CONGRATS on all the good news coming your way! That's AWESOME! Thanks sooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Adorable layouts and congrats on all the good news this week! Very happy for you! So glad you played along with us this week at Sketchy Thursdays!

  4. Chipmunk love is gorgeous, it looks stunning the way you have done the love hearts


  5. so glad you got the trifecta last month. This is a wonderful Lo and tha chipmunk puppet is a hoot!! and I love the brackets as stems on the sketchy thursday Lo. great idea xx

  6. Cute layout! Love the photo of the hands! Thanks for joining us at ST this week:)

  7. Love how you worked with the Trifecta!!! Well done and thank you for playing with the Design Dollies!!!


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