Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Stuck Sketches and SISTERS

Stuck Sketches have been a life saver for me lately for inspiration.
My life has been pretty darn chaotic and stressful and I have been using art and yoga as my stress relief.  I have also been on a scrapbooking spending freeze for quite some time.  My Art Studio is filled to the brim and now that I am having to move, and probably not going to have nearly as large a space to create in......adding to my large stock of product was not a good choice.  So, all of my 
creations, at least until I move, will be with older product.  Which is tough because there is so much amazing new stuff out there enticing me every day!!!!!

This is the Sketch I used today.
Stuck Sketches July 1, 2017 Sketch


I Love this sketch so much!!!  And I had so many ideas runny through my mind.  
 I have always wanted to cut out letters on my Silhouette and back them with patterned paper.  I have seen this done by many amazing scrapbookers, and it looks so beautiful!!! So I gave it a try.  I think it turned out pretty good for my first time!!!!!

So this is my creation!!!!!


These precious little girls are my two oldest granddaughters Taylor and Blake. Two of the loves of my life.  And the pictures were taken by their Mom Kelsie Kelly who is a incredible lifestyle Photographer.  I am incredibly blessed to have such gorgeous pictures to scrap!!!!
I LOVE how this layout turned out. And I really LOVE the large lettering.  I  will certainly we using this technique again!!!  The only thing I don't like is the black smudge I accidentally made in the upper left hand corner my mistake.  But mistakes are part of life, so no biggie. 


SUPPLIES
Cardstock : Bazzill
Patterened Paper : OA Farm Girl & Woodland Park, Fancy Pants Nautical
Thread : Coats
Ink : Tim Holtz Distress Ground Expresso
Stencil : The Crafters Workshop
Small Letters : Studio Calico 
Doo-Dads : October Afternoon
Brad : OA Woodland Park
Stickers : Sticky Pix Paper House
Wood Veneer Hearts : Simple Stories Enchanted
Mist : Lindy's Starburst Tiffany's Blue

If you are in need of some inspiration yourself check out Stuck Sketches. There are 2 sketches a month and an array of super talented scrapbookers that never fail to surprise me with their exciting creations!!!

Thanks for stopping by <3

~ Cathryn

Monday, June 26, 2017

Catch of the Day

I can't believe it has been over a year since I have posted ANYTHING!!!!
So many changes in my life......and sadly I just didn't feel much like creating.
In the next few months I will be selling and leaving my home.  It will be a difficult change because I have lived and raised my family here since 1990. 
But I am ready for new adventures and looking forward to all that it brings into my life!!!

While sorting and packing and deciding what to keep, I decided that I really had to go through the many boxes of photos.  Most of my scrapbooking has consisted of photos of my granddaughter, pets, and recent photos.  When my kids were younger there was no digital photos.  You just took a picture and hoped that when you got them back that it turned out OK.  Because of that you ended up with a ton of not so great photos.  And you just hated to throw any of them out.  But now that I will be moving to a smaller home it was time to ditch the crappy pictures and organize or scrapbook the others.

So here is one of these photos.  I decided to use Stuck Sketches June 15, 2017 #2 Sketch.


I think this is the first time I have used a sketch from Stuck Sketches. Not sure why because I really love their sketches.  And I am looking forward to use them more often.

I changed the sketch up a little because in the photo my daughter is holding a fish.  So I decided to use outdoorsy element.  It took me awhile to get the creative juices flowing, but I really love how this turned out. 


It sure feels good to sit and create!!!! THANK YOU
Stuck Sketches 
for inspiring me!!!

PRODUCTS 
Cardstock : Bazzil
Patterned Paper : My Minds Eye
Enamel Dots : My Minds Eye
Chipboard : Pebbles & MME
Decorative Bags : Fancy Pants
Tag : Cosmo Cricket
Mini Paper Clips : Tim Holtz
Watercolour Paints : Jane Davenport 
Thread : Coats