Monday, February 28, 2011

Thank you (and a winner!)

Thank you all for the amazingly kind comments on my blog and layout this weekend! I'm so very happy to be a part of the Sketch Support Design Team and to work with Allison's sketches every week.

I drew lucky number 34 and our winner is:

Blogger Lisa G. said...

Love the big smiles!! Great layout too ;)

February 26, 2011 8:40 AM

Congratulations to Lisa for winning Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 7!

Lisa G: Please email me your mailing address to

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Blog Hop!

Welcome to our first Sketch Support Design Team Blog Hop!

If you are just starting at my blog, make sure you go to Sketch Support to begin the hop.

Check out everyone's blog this weekend for great inspiration and to see what all the talented ladies have done with the sketch below! Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win a copy of the new Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 7 book.

Have fun!

Here are photos of my son being his super happy self in the morning at Grandma's house after Christmas. I just love this outfit on him!

Products used: Patterned papers: Basic Grey (quilt), K&Company (white/blue); Letters: echo park (scrabble); Tools: Cricut Create a Critter (whales), Opposites Attract ("rise"), and Lyrical Letters ("shine") cartridges; Sketch: Allison Davis

Variation: I used this sketch pretty literally. But I had to swap out the stars for some cute little whales to match Tobin's outfit.

A little bit about me:

When it comes to paper crafting I am... addicted!

Where do you craft? Since we moved into our new home, I inherited this odd nook between the front door and fireplace that divides the great room. It has large windows but an awkward wall configuration. So I get tons of light but have to be pretty creative with storage. Unfortunately, the windows are so nice that the cats trample my desk throughout the day to get to them.

When I am creating, these are the things I have to have around me... Paper, Cricut, adhesives, scissors, sunlight, magnetic mat.

When I am not creating, you can find me... Entertaining my 8 month old son, Tobin.

When it comes to sketches I... have to have them! I love playing around with patterns and color. I leave arrangement up to the experts.

Leave a comment to be entered to win a copy of Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 7! Make sure you are logged in or leave your contact info in the comment so I can notify the winner. I will draw a winner on Monday.

Please continue your hop over to Katrina's blog.

Friday, February 25, 2011


This layout was designed for the February jillibean soup
product challenge over at Sketch Support.

Photos of our chaotic Christmas with the family in Houston this year. It was Tobin's first Christmas and he loved the decorated trees with lights!

Products used: Patterned papers, letters, journaling blocks: jillibean soup; Tools: Cricut used to cut trees; Sketch: Allison Davis Sketch Support

Monday, February 14, 2011


This layout was designed around Allison's awesome add on sketch over at Sketch Support!

Our cute little reindeer visits Santa for the first time. He was mesmerized. He only looked over to smile at the camera when I distracted him.

Products used: Patterned papers: Echo Park; Gumdrop: Martha Stewart; Letters: jillibean soup (santa), Making Memories (glitter and block), Joann (cheer); Sketches: Allison Davis (title block), Pagemaps (layout)

Farm Fresh

Another Sketch Support layout. You can see the sketch and more great inspiration for the design team here.

These are photos from the local farm stands my parents go to. We took Tobin for his first visit when I was home in NH in October. We had fun picking out a pumpkin and exploring the corn maze.

Products used: Patterned paper: Bella Blvd (cloud cut outs), Coredinations (background), SEI (stripes), Making Memories (die cut sheet and shimmery scalloped strips); Tools: Cricut Country Life cartridge (windmill, sunflowers, chickens, and banners)