Saturday, April 30

Scout Trip

It's Saturday and time for a new sketch at For the Love of Sketches. Here is my layout. I used more products from my April Counterfeit Kit.

These are my girls at the National Constitution Center last year. They really liked 'hanging out' with Ben - he always was popular with the ladies!

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Thursday, April 28

Counterfeit Blog Hop!

Welcome to the April Counterfeit Blog Hop. If you get lost along the way you can find the complete list here.

Our challenge this month was to pick someone from the design team and get inspired by a project on their blog.
I chose Lisa - if you back to her January postings she did a couple of canvases and those inspired this:

Your next stop on the hop is Emily.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 23

Horseback Rider & Art

I have two layouts to share with you today. 
First is my layout for this week's sketch at For the Love of Sketches.

Be sure to keep checking the sketch blog and get ready to make some layouts - there will be prizes!!!
I have exciting news coming in May! Our first ever month long scrapbook challenge right here at For the Love of Sketches. We have a wonderful sponsor, Scrapbook Express, with a wonderful prize. So be sure to check back for details.

And here's another layout of my daughter at last year's art show at school. Both of these layouts were done using my April kit I did for the  Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 17

Easter Egg Hunt

Both of these layouts were made using my April Counterfeit Kit. The first page 'Easter' uses the sketch for the April sketch challenge at Paper Secrets and the second page 'Egg Hunt' was my layout for the April stash challenge at Paper Secrets.

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Saturday, April 16

Ponce, Fountain of Lions

My layout for this week's 'For the Love of Sketches' sketch number 8! 
And using my supplies in my April Counterfeit Kit.

Last summer we went to Puerto Rico for two wonderful weeks. This fountain is in the main square in the city of Ponce.

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Sunday, April 10

Breakfast in Bed

I used my Counterfeit Kit  for this week's For the Love of Sketches layout. I just love the new Stella & Rose papers from My Mind's Eye and Donna and I did not know we were both using the same paper - but we did use the opposite sides! :) 

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Saturday, April 9

Rough Week....

I won the Trifecta this week - Strep, Bronchitis, and an Ear Infection. And it all came on really fast - I had a sore throat just starting when I went to bed Sunday night and by the time I got to the doctor at noon on Tuesday I felt half dead. I'm still a mess but now have enough energy to work a few hours at a time.

Yesterday I was able to pull together my Counterfeit Challenge Kit for April. April's inspiration kit is from Front Porch Kits. I took my inspiration from the kits colors and the birds & butterflies.

The patterned paper in my kit is all My Mind's Eye - I just got some of the new Stella & Rose paper and it's lovely! I've also used various sheets from some of their older lines.


I also threw together a huge assortment of embellishments. The blue butterflies on the left were made from lace cardstock that I layered and added details to with stickles.

I pulled a selection of Bazzill cardstock and some My Mind's Eye kraft paper and a Jenny Bowlin diecut that I missed putting in my previous pic.

This kit seems so small compared to March. I've been getting about 10 or so layouts done each month using my kit so I made a 'mini-kit' of some really fun Bella Blvd papers I got recently - just in case I run out!

And here's my layout I did for LAST Saturday's 'For the Love of Sketches' sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 1

March Giveaway Winner!

First, a huge 'THANK YOU!' to everyone who stopped by this month.

I loved reading all of your comments - all 171 of them! When I add comments also left at For the Love of Sketches and the new followers (x2) - I need a number from 1-240!

The high-tech answer is:

 The very low-tech way I came up with the numbers to begin with:

And a closer look at the winner...

Congratulations Ruth Ellen!

Please send me an email with your address so I can get your kit sent out next week.