This is my latest project for Sketches in Thyme using the following sketch. For this project, I was inspired by the circles. I wanted to use a picture with a circle theme, so I decided to reach into my picture archives and found this one of my youngest daughter on a Merry Go Round at Navy Pier in Chicago on a beautiful spring day. She had a blast that day riding all the rides and exploring the area. To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from American Craft's "Sparkle City" collection.
Friday, May 15, 2020
Creative Inspiration's May Mini Crop. My challenge was to create a project with flowers. Being the mother of a teenage girl who loves Snapchat filters, finding a flower picture was no problem. My daughter took this selfie a few years ago, and I love everything about the photo especially her crown of flowers. She reminds me of a Renaissance era painting in this picture. To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from the Simple Stories "Simple Vintage Garden District" collection along with a Creative Inspiration sketch from September, 8, 2019.
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Creative Inspiration using the following sketch. Last summer, my cousin and I did a tour of New England. This was one of our favorite stops in Boston, Massachusetts; the bar that was the inspiration for the 1980's television show "Cheers." We took a tour of the bar, did the obligatory photo shoot, and shopped at the bar's souvenir shop. It really was a cool experience, and I totally thought Sam Malone was going to ask us what we wanted to drink. I wanted this layout to have a bar vibe so I used a variety of papers from Reminisce's "Craft Beer Kit" to pull this project together. Also, to keep the "Cheers" title authentic, I used the following website for the title.
Monday, May 4, 2020
Use Your Stuff using the following sketch. This month's challenge also involved using flowers and butterflies on the project. When I think of butterflies, I think of flowers. And when I think of flowers, I think of pictures I took of my oldest daughter when she was a tiny girl who didn't mind me taking oodles of pictures of her. She was a willing model posing in front of my mother in law's flower bed of daisies. To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Simple Stories "Garden District" collection along with the following sketch from my former design team 2 Broke Girls.
Friday, May 1, 2020
Sketchy Board Challenge using the following sketch. For this month's project, we were to use dragonflies as our inspiration. When I think of dragonflies, I think of gardens. My favorite flower of all time are hydrangeas. At my old house, I had the most gorgeous bed of hydrangeas. Every summer I would have snowball sized blooms of unbelievable shades of blue and magenta sprouting from the plants. Right before we moved, I plopped my oldest daughter down in front of the bushes and took pictures of her and the blooms. To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from 49 and Market's "Sweet Reflection" collection.