Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sleeping Babies & Cowboys

This week has just flown by!  (I say that a lot, don't I?)

It's already time again for our Sketchy Thursdays challenge!!! 

This week's sketch is sponsor by Pixie Cottage Stamps and our DT were lucky enough to get to try some of the HUGE, suitable-for-layouts PCS stamps. 

To give you an idea just how huge this particular stamp is, this is a 4-1/4" circle and I still had to cut some of the image off!!  Isn't it just darling???  I love the pouty baby lips!  I colored both the image and the Prima flowers with oil pastels using my fingers.  When it comes to shading I'm so not good with tools.  Gotta go with the hands. 

Isn't this paper GORJUS?????  Is a new DCWV Stack called Vintage.  There are some awesome images in there including a few Anne Taintor-like gems.  Lots of yummy sparkle, too. 

I also created this layout with the current These Are a Few of My Favorite Things challenge in mind:  "these are a few of my favorite memories".  My daughter was not a quiet baby.  For her first 6 months she cried ALL THE TIME and pretty much refused to go to anyone other than mommy.  So some of my fondest memories of this time are when she slept, LOL!!!!! 

Did you notice the flower centers??  I just can't keep away from those Martha Stewart microbeads!!!!!  There are gold and kelly green ones on the flowers to mimic the flowers on the paper. 

Hop on over to the Sketchy Thursdays blog to check out what the rest of the DT made for your inspiration and play along with us for a chance to win some tasty goodness from Pixie Cottage Stamps.  

I have to make special mention of the layout this month's Guest Design Team Member, Sandra made for this sketch.  OMG - you MUST simply go over and take a look.  It's freakin' awesome!!!!!  The woman QUILLED a ton of flowers for Pete's sake!  I now MUST learn to quill, LOL! 

Details:  Paper - DCWV, Stampin' Up!; Stamps - Pixie Cottage Stamps, EK Success, Karen Foster; Ink - StazOn, Colorbox; Prima flowers; Martha Stewart microbeads; Stickles; oil pastels, thread; unknown ribbon.

Thursdays are also host to a sketch challenge on the Design Dollies.

I am so loving Kristy's sketches this month in particular.  I love all the fun fonts she's included for the titles. 

I started out going in a totally different direction for this sketch and as I was looking through a box of pics I came across these of my son circa 1-year-old in his adorable cowboy costume.  I loved this costume and was sad to see him outgrow it.  It was so plush and soft and just stinkin cute. 

I mean, seriously, is this just about the cutest cowboy ever????? 

Jump on over to the Design Dollies blog, too, to check out what the rest of the DT made for you. 

While you're over there, be sure to check out the DT Call!!!!  I can't believe I'm already almost 2/3 of the way thru my term.  Three months goes FAST.   I have been so lucky to work with this amazing group of gals, both the Founding Dollies (Adina, Kristy, and Leah) and the DT (Ellen & Nicole) and I'll be sad to see the term end.  This site has some of the most amazing challenges out there and the prizes are killer!!! 

Details:  Paper - DCWV, K&Co; Flair Designs vellum quote; Deluxe Designs word tag; Petals & Possibilities metal star; unknown star brads and grommets; twine.

Well, there you have it...two sketchy inspiration possibilities. 

Hope to see you play along!


p.s.  Probably by the time you read this post my counter will have tipped over the top of 20,000 hits!!!!  I am so completely honored that you all stop by and thank each and every one of you!!!!!  Virtual hugs!!!


lauren said...

oh wow! ok, see, it's not fair to put 2 AMAZING LO's of 2 adorable kids on the same post--i don't know which one to squeal over FIRST! it's just a good thing they are EQUALLY completely different ways, right?! also i am LOVING both sketches in a big, BIG way...even tho i don't have adorable sleeping baby or handsome cowboy pics to use, myself! ♥♥♥

Leah the Orange said...

girl, your layouts here are funnerwool!
those new DCWV papers ARE gorgeous, and you, my dear, inspired me to try playing with the MS microbeads (i saw some on clearance after Valentine's day and grabbed 'em). what kind of glue do you use?

WE, my dear, have been the fortunate ones to have you! Design Dollies just got kicked up a few notches due to the amazing new Dollies! i'm sad it's ending, too!

p.s. - those stamps are SERIOUSLY that huge? would they even FIT on a card?!

jessicanwilson said...

Heidi, these layouts are gorgeous! I just love your one for ST this is so beautiful!! I love the DCWV paper:) And I love the cowboy layout too!! Cowboys are cool!! I love that your fave memory is of your daughter sleeping! Love, Jess

itsabrt said...

Seriously I have no idea how you do it these are so amazing your children are so lucky! Beth

Mo said...

those babes of yours are gorgeous! loved seeing those precious photos and your layouts were awesome! that stamp is to-die-for! i'm hoping to work in some time to play with the ST sketch!!!!

Hanneke said...

Love your LO's (always do) and I love that you combined Sketchy Tursdays and These are a few!! And it is such a cute LO, that stamp is gorgeous!! Thank so much for playing with us at TAAFOMFT!!

Chris said...

Your layouts are just wonderful - I especially love the softness of the first one - so gentle and babylike. thanks for sharing it with us at TAAFOMFT

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

An ode to, Julie :)

Let me count the ways that I love Heidi.....
1) she played along with FAVE THINGS! *love*
2) she is amazing! *love*
3) WOW! She blew me away with both of these lo's! *love*
4) her cowboy is the cutest ever...well, next to Julie's son Adam as Woody at age 3... *love*
5) her photo on her FAVE THING *swoon* worthy...*love*
6) she rocks....*love*
7) that precious pea pod baby is omygosh...i am in love *love*
8) that twine on the cowboy lo is holy smokin'...*love*
9) i can't wait to meet her irl...*love*
10) i mentioned that she played along with FAVE THINGS, right? that's enough for me baby! *love*

Sandra said...

Heidi, I love your layout for ST and TAAFOMFT...It could have been my son didn't want to stop crying too. His photoalbum is filled with pictures of him oh so quiet precious moments!!! Thanks for your kind words about my layout.I'm working on another quilled layout now!

Kristy said...

Leah is right on the money Heidi. WE LOVED having you! I had tons of fun having you on the team when its all over don't be a stranger :) Maybe not a stalker though lol. LOVED your take on the sketch too! I would be all weepy lookin back on something that cute!

Nay and Gilly said...

You are so talent your Super Dooper!Gilly ox

Karen Lee said...

Love these layouts!!

xoxo Karen Lee

Vel said...

Ha! I was thinking I was particularly liking the Dollies sketches this month too! Too funny. Love your LOs...rockin' the sketches, as always.

Jenneke said...

WOW, these are wonderful layouts!!!
LOVE the sweet photo of your daughter! And I had the same problem with my son, he also cried all the time!!

Thanks so much for playing with us at TAAFOMFT!!


Jeanet said...

I just love all of your layouts, that cowboy outfit is so amazing!Beautiful photo's!And I love your little baby LO, love that photo and those flowers!Really a beautiful design! Thank you so much for joining us sat Fave Things!!