Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Guess who's today's Midweek Mojo guest sketcher?!

ME!! After a frazzled Kristy from Scrapbooksteals posted that day's mojo, I sent her a message saying I would love to help her out sometime if she needed me. To my surprise, she said yes on the spot! I was so excited to be able to create the sketch for today's mojo! Lucky #13, no less! The Christmas kit from KI Memories had a lot of fun stuff to work with!

Here is MY (!!) sketch:

And here is the layout I created based on MY sketch:

I must say, creating a sketch and then a layout from that sketch was super hard for me! I need a visual aid (a sketch, a layout, etc) to be able to create my own pages, so starting from scratch was a challenge. Once I figured out what I wanted my sketch to look like, everything else fell into place!

Once I completed my layout, I decided I wasn't done working with the kit. I wanted to make a card with some of the other elements from the kit...the "placemat-like" sheet mostly. I used it for the background of a card, then used my i-top and another sheet from the kit to create berrys for the holly. Still being a novice with the i-top, I think the berries could have turned out better, but I think it was a valiant attempt. :)

I'm so excited to see how other ladies interpret my sketch this week!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Back in the saddle again...

Hello all,

It's been a while since I've blogged, but fear not. I've been crafty since the last time I wrote. I made a card for my husband's birthday that was borderline manish...

I used My Mind's Eye's 'Lil Robots collection. It had various bolts and tools, so I figured it would make a good birthday card for a man. He liked it. :)

Also, I completed a mojo page a couple weeks ago. Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on it:

I love how the papers (all MME!) are not Easter-themed, but the soft pastels work for the theme. Plus, I love how I was able to crop a bunch of pictures in one layout. That's always helpful when I have a lot of pictures to choose from for one event.

That's all for now...exciting news coming tomorrow morning!