Tuesday, October 6, 2009

10/1 Sketchy Thursday using my blog candy

I was lucky enough to win some yummy blog candy from Sketchy Thursday: the Cosmo Cricket paper crafting kits Mr. Campy and Jolly By Golly. In honor of winning that prize (which I received yesterday), I made one LO using each of the sets and this week's sketch.

Jolly by Golly is a super fun set. The border is from their border paper and the title from their elements sheet. The snowflake paper is called Silly Chilly. Even the names make me smile! I made the background paper by spraying Pink Angel glimmer mist over some Basic Grey holiday chipboard shapes. The chipboard turned out so glimmery cute that I decided to include these in the design too. Anyone know how to prevent the paper from bowing and not laying straight after the glimmer mist dries? My page isn't quite flat anymore. :) But the pictures still shine...even my youngest son who apparently hadn't caught the idea that snow is supposed to be fun.

This page was also inspired by the sketch, even though it has a very different look. I had this one photo that was printed by accident, and I saw these Mr. Campy borders and elements and knew I had a perfect match! The background paper totally goes along with the theme (take a hike), even though it has nothing to do with the pic. Practically no one here in Santa Fe has grass, so these three pieces of equipment were useless to us. We were glad to kick them to the curb! The only elements on this page not from the kit are the Bazzill scallop paper and the brad/eyelets. Great kit!

Thanks for looking!


scrapping4twins said...

Great layout and congrats on winning the blog candy!

The Studio by Amanda Jones said...

Great job with that candy you lucky girl!

The only way I've found to get paper flat after misting is to iron it! There must be an easier way...!

Amanda x
Sketchy Thursdays DT

Diana Fisher said...

I am so jealous and so happy for you all at the same time! Glad you got your treats and the layouts you posted are awesome. I need me some of that Jolly! Thanks for playing!

Diana, Sketchy Thursdays founder

Karen and Kyle said...

Ironing?? I don't even iron my clothes! :D

Lydia said...

great layout congrats on your goody bag

Lisa said...

Sooooooo cute! You are very talented Karen! Love it!