This is my latest project for Sketches in Thyme using the following sketch. To say this has been an interesting Spring would be an understatement. With the quarantine orders in effect, my girls and I have not been doing much therefore pictures have not been taken like they have in the past. So for this project, I selected one of my favorite pictures of my youngest daughter taken last Spring with our dog. She and her friend did a photo shoot on Easter night last year, and her friend caught this beautiful pic of my daughter and her puppy Penny. I thought they would be the perfect subject matter for a Springtime layout. To pull the project together, I used a variety of patterned papers from My Mind's Eye "Gingham Gardens" collection.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
WILD AND FREE
Creative Inspiration's Friday Mini Crop. This month's mini crop is color themed where we each created a project with a certain color scheme. My colors were blue and yellow. With my husband being an Ohio State Buckeye graduate, blue and yellow are not a typical colors I use together on projects. (Those are Michigan Wolverines colors). Despite not being my normal color combination to use, I decided to overcome my "aversion" and make a blue and yellow project. These pictures were taken of my daughter a few years back. She was wearing a navy blue shirt with hints of yellow in the background. I thought, VOILA my color combination! In addition, as I was going through my stash of papers, I found this beautiful collection from Scrapbook Customs called "Navy Mustard." In addition, I used the Creative Inspiration Sunday Sketch from April 12 to pull this project together. As a result, a project I thought would be difficult to create was one of the easiest ones I've created in quite a while.
Sunday, April 12, 2020
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
Creative Inspiration using the following sketch. What a difference a year makes...These pictures were taken of my daughter and her best friends during our annual Eighth Grade Washington DC trip. We recently learned that our DC trip is cancelled this year due to the Corona virus outbreak. The DC trip is such a right of passage for the Eighth Grade children; what a disappointment that this will not occur this year. It is amazing (and not in a good way) the impact this virus has made on every facet of life. So in honor of the DC trip, I created the following project. To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Authentique's "Liberty" collection.
Monday, April 6, 2020
Use Your Stuff. This biweekly theme is "Easter." I decided to feature pictures of my nephew on an Easter egg hunt last April. He has such a great time looking for eggs. Although, truth be told, many of the eggs don't survive after he finds them and they get chucked into the basket...But that's okay; it makes making egg salad that much easier! To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Authentique's "Abundant" collection along with a sketch from my former design team 2 Broke Girls.
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Creative Inspiration using the following sketch. For this project, I wanted to honor New York City. New York City is being pummeled right now with Corona Virus cases. It's frightening hearing what is happening to the people of New York City when I turn on the news. So in honor of New York City, I decided to create a project honoring the city. My daughter and her High School Media Arts class went there last Spring. It was truly the highlight of her entire High School career. She went to several live TV show tapings, the Statue of Liberty, a Broadway show, and a whole lot more. This is her and her classmates in Times Square. As I was making this project, I kept thinking what a difference a year makes. I am so glad that my daughter got to experience the city. To pull this project, I used a variety of papers from Kaisercraft's "Let's Go" collection.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Creative Inspiration's "Thursday Stash." This week, I pulled out my hexagon punch to create my project. I love using punches. I guess it's the little kid in me; I like to squeeze the handles and see something pop out of the paper. With Spring starting to spring in my area, I decided to feature some of my favorite pictures of my youngest daughter when she was a tiny girl playing at a park one warm Spring day. To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Crate Paper's "Sunny Days" collection and the attached Creative Inspiration's Sunday Sketch from December 1, 2019.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
FEED YOUR SOUL
Sketchy Board Challenge using the following sketch. Last summer, I was a travelling machine. I'm glad I was able to go on some adventures given the fact it doesn't look like anyone will be travelling anytime soon because of Covid-19. These pics are two of my favorite I took of my daughter during our trip to Costa Rica last June. We had a pack of capuchin monkeys that would come by late afternoon each day to visit. It may have had to do with the fact that my daughter would give them slices of mango...Feeding the monkeys fed her soul. With the tropical vibe of the sketch, I thought these pics would be the perfect subject matter for this project. I used a variety of papers from Kaisercraft's "Havana Nights" collection to pull this project together.
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