Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fancy Some Fancy Pants?

Well...we had a few days of sun, which was nice, now it is supposed to snow again tomorrow.  And I am so over it.  I am desperately seeking Spring!  I want to plant my garden!  I'm afraid we are going to skip Spring and head right into Summer.  Oh well.

So I have a few projects to share with you that use the fun Down By The Shore collection from Fancy Pants Designs.  First up, a layout:

Things to note about this layout:

*  I used pieces from the wave pattern stencil and laid them on my paper at the bottom to essentially create a mask.  I then sprayed some blue ink around them.
*  I love adding rub-on's directly to my photos, here that large flower on the bottom right of my photo is a rub-on.  The swirls at the top left of the layout as well as the words above the waves are also rub-ons.
*  Go big!  Thinking of adding stitching to your project?  Well why not do some large stitches for a fun, funky look.
*  The journaling and the itinerary for our cruise are tucked inside the anchor envelope behind the photo.  You can see the top of one of the pieces poking out.
*  Journaling cards or 4x6 cards are great for blocking out your page.  I started my layout by placing three cards in a row to create my background.  But instead of layering three separate blocks and keeping a blocked look, I layered on top of all of them together.

Here are the close up's of my layout:

And then I also made three cards using the same collection.  Here are those;

And finally, I have a new sketch for you all.  It's up on the Fancy Pants blog:

And here's a sneak of my layout for this sketch:

You can find the whole post here.

Well I know I shared a bunch today, can you tell it's the end of the month?  ;)  Thanks for stopping in!!!
Have a marvelous day!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sketch 233 Challenge

Hi all!  Well I feel like I have been working a full time construction job around here with everything going on, but today is a snow day and the kids are home from school so I am taking the day off.  Due to being so busy this month, I have decided to only do one sketch.

If you are new to my sketches, here's how it works:

I essentially create three versions of one sketch each time. There will be one 12x12 scrapbook sketch, one double page sketch (12x24), and one card sketch (A4). This makes it easier for all types of crafters to participate. :)

Of course, there will be prizes.

So for today's sketches:

Sketch 233a - 12x12 layout

Sketch 233b - Two page layout

Sketch 233c - Card
**I see I must have been tired when creating this sketch because the size is slightly off, but you can get the idea.  :)

And now for the prize up for grabs...

This contains TWO full collections from Webster's Pages: the Game On collection and the All About Me collection, with embellishments.  

Awesome, right?  :)

*  Your project must be newly made for this challenge, and then linked below.
*  You can use the sketches for any type of project, not just scrapbook pages or cards.
*  Please post which sketch you used with your project.
*  Feel free to combine with other challenges.  :)
*  You can enter as many times as you like.  

*  Check out my sketchbook here.  Pick a favorite sketch and use it for an additional project.  You can do this as many times as you'd like.  These must be newly made for this challenge too.  


I hope you play along!!  :)  

And who wants to know the winner from the last challenge?  

Congratulations Heather!!!  Send me your address to pamelacy@msn.com and I will get your goodies mailed out to you!  :)

And thanks again to everyone who played along!  

And in case anybody is interested, here is a digital freebie for you.  It's in png format, if you would like another format, just shoot me and email.  Just click on it to see it full size and save the image.

Have a fabulous day!!!  

LINK UP HERE for the challenge!!!