Friday, August 31, 2012

More LCTS fun with Jillibean

Good morning!  Just wanted to pop on here and share the latest sketch reveal over at Let's Capture These Sketches, that will go live today.  Here's a peek at sketch #147 designed by Natalie Roy:

If you've visited my blog at all in the past, you know that I'm a fan of clean lines, multiple photos and often a bold title.  So, as you can assume, I had no trouble at all pulling together a page based on this sketch.  I pulled out my stash of Jillibean's Game Day Chili collection, some older photos of TJ's first tball season and went to work.

Supplies used: Patterned paper - Jillibean Soup, Game Day Chili collection (Bite Size Bits, Italian Sausage, Sweet Onions, Kidney Beans) and Crate Paper Toy Box collection paper (Play Date - text background), Stickers - Jillibean Soup Game Day Chili cardstock stickers and Soup Labels, Embellishments - A Muse Creative Candy Twinkle star stickers, Doodlebug Doodletwine, Other - machine stitching, foam adhesive, black ink, computer font, toothpicks.

The 'Bite Size Bits' provided the perfect space necessary to sneak in my journaling on the page.  I accented that area with a couple of three dimensional pennant flags that I cut from the border paper and adhered to an ordinary old toothpick to mimic a stick!

It can't hurt to add some foam dots and starry bling to emphasize the theme of 'all star', can it? ;)

That's not all I've got for today's post.  I realized while pulling my images and creating my supply list for this page, that I somehow missed posting sketch #143 to the blog.  Better late than never, huh?  This one was by JJ.  Again, another fun linear design with the option for quite a few photos.

I pulled from my Jillibean stash again for this page.  I had been hanging onto this darling strawberry paper from the Coconut Lime Soup collection, and after our summer adventures going berry picking, I knew I had the perfect match!

Supplies used: Cardstock - Bazzill, Patterned Paper - Jillibean Soup Coconut Lime Soup collection (Kaffir Lime Leaves - both sides, Chile Paste and Bite Size Bits), Stickers - Jillibean Soup, Soup Labels and Lily Bee letter stickers (small black type), Martha Stewart office labels, Embellishments - Making Memories flowers, Jillibean Soup corrugated kraft letters, My Mind's Eye baker's twine, Little Yellow Bicycle rick rack, Other - stamping ink, mini copper brads, toothpicks, foam adhesive, machine stitching, computer font

The title features Jillibean's kraft corrugated alphabets, which I distressed with brown and white pigment ink pads.  I couldn't resist the addition of a couple more 'toothpick' banners on this page as well.  Are you noticing a theme?  When I like something, I LIKE something!

I used a label from Martha Stewart's office supply line, that I found at Staples, to add some additional text/journaling, and softened it up with a sweet little flower.

I hope after you are done here, you stop over at the LCTS blog, check out the other designers amazing work on the current sketch and play along!

Friday, August 17, 2012

LCTS sketch #145 reveal

It's reveal day over at the Let's Capture These Sketches blog,  Here's a look at the sketch #145 by Natalie Roy:

I will fully admit that the free form design and overlapping pictures, had me a bit stumped at first.  However, once I settled on using just one photo, and substituting banner/tag elements in place of the others, the rest of the page fell together pretty easily.  It goes without saying that my layout is much more linear than the sketch, but what can I say - I like my straight lines! ;)

Supplies used - Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle Saturdays Collection, Meet Me in the Meadow (floral) and Blue Reverie (blue/white medallions and grid); Diecuts/Tags: Little Yellow Bicycle Saturdays Collection tear-out ticket and journaling card book; Embellishements: Jolee's Boutique (small grey flowers), American Crafts thickers (title) and brad (Amy Tangerine), Bella Blvd (yellow/white chevron tape), Colorbok (stick pin), My Mind's Eye Lost and Found (label stickers); Stamps: Jillibean Soup ('anniversary' and numbers); Other: October Afternoon sprinklers, machine stitching, button, Autumn Leaves ink

I love that the title stickers provide a tone on tone feel to the layout, but also have their own presence and pattern to make them stand out against the background paper.  I have seen these particular Thickers used all over the scrapbooking world as of late, and finally scored some of my own!

From the next two close up shots, you'll see that I spent lots of time dressing up the beautiful tags/tickets/banners that coordinated with this particular Little Yellow Bicycle paper collection. I love the collage-y feel of all of these elements and layers.

I hope you stop by the Let's Capture These Sketches blog, to check out the other amazing designer's pages and play along with this month's sketch!  Leave me a note and let me know if you do!