Thursday, January 21, 2010

Circles & the Wisdom of Elvis

It's Thursday so you know what that means...time for another Sketchy Thursdays sketch!

This week's sketch is sponsored by Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker so I played with her U R My Favorite line to create this layout.

This is another photo taken a few months ago when I asked the kids to pose for me so I'd have current pics to show friends that hadn't seen us in a while.  This is the "sensitive" picture.  (See the other pic HERE.)

I covered a couple of chipboard circles with some of the Nikki Sivils paper.  I seriously did not plan for the hearts on the two circles to overlap so perfectly, but they did so yea!  The small oval punch I have, perfect for threading ribbon through, would not have punched through this chipboard so I used my Cropadile to punch several holes and then sanded it to create a smooth oval of sorts.

Here you can see the dimension of this layout.

As a wise Elvis once sung (the good Elvis, lol, of the Costello variety), "What's so funny about peace, love, and understanding?" 

This is a Technique Tuesday chipboard ring which I rubbed with some pink ink, wrapped with some floss, and wrote on.  I'm a bit impatient and didn't wait for my ink to dry before I tried erasing some pencil marks causing the ink to smear.  But I thought it looked cool so I "erased" over all the lettering.   I love it when mistakes become good things. 

Head on over to the Sketchy Thursdays blog to see what the rest of the design team made for your inspiration and then play along with us.  Hook up your direct link to Mr. Linky in the sidebar by 11:59pm EST Wednesday 1/27 (my hub's 40th bday, oh my!) for your chance to win a sampler of Nikki Sivils' U R My Favorite line plus some more of her embellies. 

Details:  Nikki Sivils U R My Favorite collection:  paper & corduroy button; Bazzill chipboard circles; Technique Tuesdays chipboard ring; Colorbox ink; DMC floss; Michaels ribbon; Cropadile; Zig Millennium pen.

I also made this layout earlier this week using more of the Nikki Sivils U R My Favorite line. 

Speaking of circles, this week's Design Dollies sketch challenge also centered on circles:

I knocked this sketch on its side:

I was feeling in a playful mood so I drug out my Amercian Crafts Teen collection.  I sooo love that line!  (And some of it is featured in this month's Torendi kit "Bright"!)   I also used some pink prismatic and pink glitter papers from Colorbok.  What a find those were!  Two sheets each for 99 cents!!!!!!  Got them at Target and by the time I realized how cool they were (about a day later) when I went back to get more it was all gone.  :o(  Oh, well.  I also got some blue prismatic, too.  Can't wait to break into that one, also. 

I had this great pic of my daughter which I've been dying to scrap.  It may look as if she's throwing a tantrum but if you look closely at her hands you'll realize she's actually rocking out.  Look at her in all of her four years in a High School Musical t-shirt rocking out!  The words in the circle next to her pic say, "rock on".  There are also circles with the words, "lip gloss" and "nail polish" in them.  She's becoming quite the girly-girl, despite having a pretty tomboy-ish mom.  Which just goes to show that "girly" isn't necessarily taught, it just IS. 

I ran a strip of the pink prismatic paper through my Dymo machine for the title, "Four Going On Tween".  I rubbed over the raised letters with some black ink to make the letters stand out a bit more. 

Head on over to the Design Dollies blog to check out what the rest of the design team made for your inspiration and then get yourself hooked up to the Mr. Linky on that post for your chance to win a fabulous prize.  If you've been following the Dollies so far you know their prizes are awesome! 

Details - Paper: American Crafts, Colorbok; Dymo; Slick Writer; Zig Millennium pen; thread. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to check in tomorrow for an awesome offer from Torendi! 

Happy Thursday!



Diana Fisher said...

Of course I love both of these, but that Dollies one is so cool!! I have to make a page to go with that sketch. (Great minds think in circles, right?! hee hee)

Absolutely love the embellies and fussy cutting with both pages! You rocked 'em!

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Kristy said...

These are all so super!!! You totally put all of us to shame girlie! I sooooo need to rawk that sketchy thurs sketch!!! YOU RULE! just sayin :)

Mo said...

aw yeah.....i got my ST LO done! will take photos and post maybe tomorrow! loved the sketch! i'm feelin the other one too! maybe i'll play along!@

itsabrt said...

What great los! I love both of them and you stitching is fantastic! Beth

Leah the Orange said...

you're amazing, girlfriend!
i love these - and your ELVIS reference is fabulous. i'm a huge fan! (of the GOOD elvis)