Sketchbook 365 April Sketch

Well its been a rough week in our household. We’ve all been very sick with colds, stomach bugs and headaches all at once! As a result I never got to link up my layout I created using Aprils sketch to the Sketchbook365 blog. However here is my take on this months sketch:

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here is the sketch I used:

This sketch is based on a layout by Sian Fair

This sketch is based on a layout by Sian Fair

I used American Crafts Dear Lizzie Lucky Charm papers, Amy Tan vellum letters, Studio Calico wood veneers, various washi tape, MME enamel dots, Evalicious flair,MM letter stickers, Ranger pumice stone distress ink, TCW mini Kaliedoscope stencil, gesso,Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer mist (admiral) and my Sakura 0.2 micron black pen and my Faber-Castell XS black pen.

Triangles seem to be all the rage right now! The Dear Lizzie Lucky Charm papers coupled with the SC wood veneers and the stencil all fit together! And to top it all off, I used my pics of the Pyramid of Kukulcan (El Castillo) when i visited the archeological Site, Chichzen Itza in Mexico. I really like how it turned out!

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!



Crop Circles March Blog Hop

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Welcome to the first ever CROP CIRCLES BLOG HOP! 

If you just came from Sara Case Strickland’s blog, you are right on track (amazing LO hey)! If you didn’t, then see the list at the end of this post and click on the members names to participate in the entire hop!

I joined CROP CIRCLES on Facebook over a year ago and I have been inspired by this wonderful group of scrapbookers and paper crafters We share our ideas and inspiration with each other, and participate in challenges to keep our creativity flowing. We decided to have a blog hop to share our different styles of creativity with all of you in the blog world and provide you with some inspiration, while having a bit of fun along the way! This will be my first time participating in a blog hop and I cant wait to see all the beautiful projects!

Our challenge was to use this sketch by design team member Kim Woods ,on the Sketchbook 365 blog , to showcase our different styles of creativity and how each of us interpret sketches differently.


here is my interpretation of the sketch:

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I love to use lots of ink and mists on my layouts and i love doodling!

Some of our Crop circle members who wanted to participate did not have blogs of their own, so some of us partnered up. Here is Elaine Lambe Beck’s interpretation of the sketch.She did a great job layering it up The beautiful colors combined with a soft touch of mist make this LO beautiful. Great Job Elaine!


So now its your turn to participate by visiting the members blogs in the hop and leaving a comment on their version of the sketch. For every comment you leave along the way on each blog hop members blog, your name will be entered to win a grand prize Stampin’ Up bundle valued at $50. You’ll also have chances to win some blog candy along the way from some individual bloggers. I would love to see you create a LO using your own interpretation of this sketch. Leave a link to your layout in my comment section below and I will enter your name in  to win a prize from me as well. You have until end of day March 3rd to play along with us.

Now its your turn to hop over to Liz Davis’ blog and see her beautiful layout.

Here is the full list of participants in case you get/got lost along the way!

Cheryl Ashworth  (with guest posts from Shar Strahan & Brande Strahan)
Kelly Klapstein   
Rhea Skomorowski (with guest post from Natasha Connolly)
Catherine Stockley
Michelle Marks
Darlene Head Whalley
Corina Mayo Thorne
Sara Case Strickland
Lori Smith  (with guest post from Elaine Lambe Beck)  <——–YOU ARE HERE
Liz Davis
Cathy Caines (with guest post from Rexene Lockyer)

And when you finish our blog hop you can link up your layout on the Sketchbook 365 blog for a chance to win a prize from them!

Good Luck and have a creative weekend!