Saturday, September 18, 2010

Doodling on a Layout

I love to doodle, I have notebooks full of doodles and I have doodles all over the place in my planner that I made. I was searching around on and came across an challenge for Doodling and thought I should do this. Later that night an idea came to me so I went into my bedroom grabbed on of my husbands bandanas, picked up some blue card stock and sat down next to my son who was playing on the floor and began to Doodle and here is what I came up with...

Here is a close up of the bandana I drew on:

I choose this font( Juliana ) because it reminded me of a child learning to write. After picking a child-like font I decided to do the journaling as if Dominic was the one narrating the Layout!

I was able to enter this into 4 challenges
1. Let's Hear it for the Boys (Masculine)
2. Baby
3. No Pattern Paper
4. Doodles

So what do you think? Do you think it looks like a bandana?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

OWH Sketch #33

I am super excited to say that I have officially completed my first sketch challenge from the OWH Stars and Stripes blog!!

I have never done a sketch challenge before because I don't use sketches, but now that I have I am hooked! It was so easy to make the cards since I already knew how I wanted it to look. See I am the kind of scrapbooker that gathers all the supplies I want to use, sit down and start to move them all around the page and a while later the page or card comes together... the downfall is somethings this takes hours or even days!

With the sketch I got out my paper, print of my digi I wanted to color, colored it cut the paper and pasted it all within an hour!!! (It took that long because the baby woke up) The best part of doing this sketch is I used up some of my scraps!!

How do you think I did for my first sketch?

Here is the original sketch. The twist this week was to use a birthday theme and pink. So here are my interpretations of this sketch...

Here is my entry for the blog: I had fun added the paisleys to the cake to make it my own and unique.

The second card is my favorite! I absolutely love this paper and this sketch!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Digital Stamp Fever

While cruising around on all the awesome new people I have meet recently blog's I discovered digital stamps. At first I looked at them and thought "how cute would that be on a card!" Then I decided "I love to color so why not print some out and try it!!"

I dug around on the internet and found some amazing cards made with the digi stamps. Most used the Copic markers but they are WAY out of my budget range. I love to color so I have tons of colored pencils lying around. I picked them up, grabbed my pattern scraps box and started coloring away. I may not be an expert but I was rather proud of the outcome of my first digi stamp coloring spree.

My first attempt is with a super cute digi from Dustin Pike here is the orginal:

Here are few of my creations so far...

1.(The very first one... now to improve)

2. I love this paper so I tried my best to match the colors

Check back to this post for some more of my trial creations!!