Thursday, March 25, 2010


OK, seriously, aren't there supposed to be SEVEN days in a week??!!  Didn't I JUST do a Sketchy Thursdays post??  Someone's messing with my weeks, here!  Who do I complain to??

Today's sketch is's the last sketch for our inaugural Design Team of Tessa, Jennifer, and Amanda.  They have done a phenomenal job and have been the best DT we could've wished for.  Be sure to check out each of their blogs and leave them some Sketchy love.   

I can't believe it's been a little over 6 months since we started the Sketchy Thursdays blog!  We've posted (I think) 41 sketch challenges (including GDT and SCCs) and have given away MANY more prizes than that by some of the most awesome sponsors!  There have been over 70K hits to the blog and we're being stalked followed by 620+ followers (lol!).  Sketchy Thursdays even jumped aboard the Facebook train a little over a month ago and we already have over 570 FB Fans so far!!!  Next week we're expanding our Design Team - even branching out to include a resident digi designer!  And Diana and I have so many more thoughts and ideas swirling in our crazy little heads on how to make Sketchy Thursdays just that much more fun!!!  Stay tuned!!

OK, enough talk.  Let's get down to some sketchy action!

If you follow me, you have probably noticed I primarily scrap single pic pages.  So I love it when Diana pushes me to include a few more.  (Although I admit sometimes even then I end up swapping out patterened papers, embellies, or ephemera for the "superfluous" pictures, lol!)

I really love the way this came out!  I don't know how I've never seen the Cosmo Cricket Get Happy line.  It's so my style!!  Gonna have to look into getting more of this.

~title detail pic~

The journaling says, "Who learned 2 tie his shoe on the 1st try?  This dude!"  And he DID!  No joke!  And now he's one of the official shoe-tiers in his class.  (Isn't that adorable?!) 

~stitching detail pic~

Had a bit of fun with my sewing machine again, too. It's getting so a layout doesn't feel finished without a bit of stitching.

~question mark detail pic~

For some reason, my Dymo (don't know about yours) doesn't have a question mark.  So I fashioned myself one out of a "2" and a ".", and I think it looks pretty awesome if I may say so myself.  BTW, the Dymo tape IRL is dark green...I can't seem to get it to look anything other than black in the pictures.  Oh, well.  

~shoelace detail pic~

So, I'm not entirely sure why I've followed up the shoe-tying declaration with BAM! but it just seemed to fit somehow.  It's like a throwdown.  "BAM!  My kid's a genius!"  LOL!!! 

See my eyelets there??  I'm always so proud when I actually use up some my GInormous stash of eyelets that have been lurking around for YEARS, especially when I can tie them in creatively.  Ooh!  Get it??!!  TIE them in.  I crack myself up.  Like my ribbon shoelaces?  Just wrapped tape around the ends.  Ain't nuthin' but a thang, baby!  (OK, seriously.  WHAT is up with me today??  I fancy myself a co-me-di-an.) 

Be sure to pop on over to the Sketchy Thursdays blog to check out what our wonderful inaugural DT made for your inspiration.  And play along with us!  This week's winner will get THREE awesome paper collections from Scribble Scrabble:

Aren't those YUMMY??!!!

Oh, and don't forget we're having a run-off for the April Guest Design Team Member.  You can still vote for your fave through 11:59pm EST Friday night!  Such excitement!

Thanks  for stopping by today!


Details:  Cosmo Cricket paper; ponchello and Thickers from Ninja Addicts kits; Heidi Swapp tape; Dymo labels; Stampin' Up! ribbon; thread; unknown eyelets. 


Diana Fisher said...

Love all of the ST chit chat!!! :) And very cool that your son is a shoe GENIUS!!! Nate was a potty training genius. 2 accidents and 1 week later he was all trained! So grateful!

I love the tape on the ribbon, so dang cool!

sarah said...

congrats on this endeavor with diana! :) you guys are doing a wonderful job running ST. i love visiting every thursday! :)

and yay for your layout using THREE photos!!! :)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkk!!! I love love love this Heidi....and I loveeeeeeeeeeee that he is the official shoe tier in class...that is adorable!!! i loveeeeeeeeee that title, the photos...and of course...the stitching! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

lauren said...

awwwwwww...the handsome dude is one of the "OFFICIAL SHOE TIE-ERS" in his class!!! ♥♥♥ that might be the coolest thing i've heard all week! :)

awesome LO. (OBVIOUSLY!) i love every single detail *ESPECIALLY* the fab/fun/funky/free form machine stitching...and the eyelets...the the dymo-ed "?" is a brilliant invention!

(mine doesn't have one either; which makes sense since i s'pose LABELLING is essentially a declarative process; less understandable is the lack of an apostrophe, which annoys me on a regular basis. ah well.)

(ps: the labels look totally hunter green to me...particularly in the close up pic!)

♥LOVE♥ this, missus!

itsabrt said...

This is phenomenal Heidi the Cosmo Cricket is right up your alley! Beth