Thursday, February 25, 2010

Last Ella Friday sketch, 2 Peas color challenge and More

Yeah! I managed to finish layouts using all six of the Ella Friday sketches. I don't remember when I have finished so many layouts, I seem to focus more on cards.
I have had fun going back over the tons of photos I have taken of our youngest grandson and to document events or occasions and this layout focuses on these adorable little teeth. You can't always capture them in photos and they really show off with these smiles.
I used the bottom portion of the red, side piece and gave it some interest. I embossed it with a Sizzix embossing folder. Because I used Core'dinations cardstock, I then sanded the embossed areas and that really shows off the design. That was further accented with some brads to match my colors.
I also wanted to use the color challenge that is the weekly challenge at 2 Peas in a Bucket.
These are typically colors that fit with Christmas themes but these papers made it a fun color scheme for about any occasion.
Did you take note of these amazing, green, embossed background cardstock that I used? It is brand new from Jillibean Soup and Core'dinations. All that was needed was a little sanding and the numbers stand out. I paired that with these great Jillibean Soup patterned papers. Since I had mostly scraps, all I needed was some squares from the prints to make a cute accent.
And now for my card using Unscripted sketch #43. I don't always have time to participate with their sketch but when I can, I love the added inspiration that comes with working with a sketch.
They added to the sketch challenge for this week by adding in a color challenge. This piece of patterned paper with the "boy" words on it was sitting right there on my desk and I knew it had to be the foundation for my card.
I pulled out this totally adorable, Kim Hughes stamp by Cornish Heritage Farms. It is really part of an Easter set but seemed just right for a baby card. I stamped the lamb with black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next I cut out another little lamb from copier paper to use as a mask. I placed that over the stamped lamb and gave my circle a spritz or two of a blue Glimmer Mist. I added further accents with Copic markers and Glitter 3-D Fashion paint by Tulip.
I used a piece of Vintage Core'dinations cardstock. Notice the edges of the card that were sanded. I love what the sanded edge brings to the card.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Materials: Cardstock – Core Essential/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Darling Dots/29th Street Market/My Mind’s Eye
Sizzix embossing folder
Brads – Creative Impressions
Foam letters – Thickers/American Crafts
Machine sewing
Fiskars corner rounder punch
I CAN DRAW layout
Cardstock – Jillibean Soup embossed cardstock/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Jillibean Soup
Martha Stewart border punch
Title letters – Thickers/American Crafts
Powder Puff Chalk stamp pads – Quick Quotes

BABY - LAMB card
Cardstock – Vintage and Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye
Little lamb stamp – Cornish Heritage Farms
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stamp ‘n Stuff
Copic markers
Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
Glitter 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip
Circle punches – Papershapers
Foam tape – 3M
Machine sewing
Sticker letters – My Little Shoebox


  1. All these creations are just as cute as can be!

  2. These are wonderful Linda! Darling LOs and I love that sweet little lamb!

    (-: Heidi

  3. wow, linda. you always are so inspiring. and your titles are sooooo darn CUTE!

  4. These are absolutely fantastic! You do amazing things w/ Core'dinations c/s!

  5. Wow - I can't believe you did all 6 sketches! Great for you - i only did two!

  6. Hi Linda,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I am not much of a scrapbooker, but I need to be. I have thousands of photos begging for some of these cute layouts...(one day...) :)
    Love your sweet card, too! TFS!

  7. These are fabulous Linda. Love the lay-outs and colors. He is a cutie! :o) Super cute card... fab lay-out.

  8. Adorable layout, I love the bright colors! Great job on the Unscripted Sketch card too, I LOVE how you have one piece hanging off the edge, and the circles are a great way to use the sketch. Thanks for joining US!

  9. WOW WOW WOW Linda - these layout and your card rock big time!

  10. these are all so great!! I love the textured cardstock on those!

  11. Aww... he is so so adorable! Love the layouts & that card is awesome. :)

  12. Holy smole girl you are on fire, great layouts, love what you did with the Jenni Bowlin stuff too!! Fantastic!

  13. Linda, I got a lot behind on posting comments to all the layouts in the sketch challenge, but I wanted to make sure to thank you for your participation. All of your work is so beautiful and inspiring!