Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day

Welcome to Thursday!  This Thursday is extra special because not only do I have this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch to share, but I'm also participating in an Earth Day blog hop with the Torendi team!!!   I'll start with the Sketchy Thursdays stuff so that when you get to the end of the Torendi blog hop part you can immediately hop off to your next destination!

Update - The I ~heart~ San Fran layout can be currently seen in its entirety in the July 2010 Scrapbook News and Review magazine. 

I can see myself using this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch over and over again for multi-picture layouts:

I incorporated the current These Are a Few of My Favorite Things challenge into this one:  favorite city. 

I love everything about San Fran.  The food, the weather, the food, the various cultural areas, the food, the fun attractions, did I mention the food?  Interestingly, all of these pics were taken on our trip that began August 31, 1997 - the day Princess Diana died.  Needless to say, the beginning of that trip was pretty surreal. 

With the exception of the "San Francisco" base paper, all the other embellishments and papers on here are from the Crop Suey "Gelato" kit I won a few months back.  I felt like the mist in the upper corner didn't quite stand out enough so I drew in a little flourish. 

This week's Sketchy Thursdays challenge is sponsored by Crop Chocolate.  The prize up for grabs for this week's winner is a 36" Ribbon Organizer by Simply Renee!!
Isn't that AWESOME???!!!!! 

Please check out the Sketchy Thursdays blog to see what the Design Team made for your inspiration and to play along with us!!!  Entries are due by 10pm EST next Wednesday, 4/28.

**  OH!  Don't forget!  The May Guest Design Team Challenge is still open until Saturday night!!!  You know you wanna play with us! **

OK, now on to the Torendi Earth Day Blog Hop!

If you've arrived here by any means other than BR-T's blog, please CLICK HERE to hop back to the Torendi blog to start the hop from the beginning. 

Be sure to check out each of the Torendi Design Team's blogs and COMMENT on each one for a chance to win an awesome prize.  (See the Torendi blog for official details.) 

I'm sure you'll all agree that when you get scrap kits, you invariably end up with a few extra things.  I had some solid cardstocks left over from various Torendi kits, as well as a bit of the Cosmo Cricket paper from this month's "Fresh Mix" kit.  In the spirit of Earth Day, I dove into my leftovers rather starting up on some new paper. 

I also used a couple of papers from the 6x6 Sassafrass Wee Bundles Apple Jack and Nerdy Bird from the Torendi store.

The base of the layout as well as the trunk of the tree are made from the shipping box my current kit arrived in.  I tried to give the whole thing a bit of dimensional interest so I used many different colors of Delta Texture Magic which have been sitting in my craft room for years.  Truthfully I was surprised they were still usable.  I expected them to be all dried up.  (Texture Magic is basically colored spackle.) 

I hope you enjoyed my little ode to Earth Day.  CLICK HERE to hop on off to Jenn's blog for your next bit of Torendi Earth Day goodness!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Earth Day!!!

- Heidi


Tiff said...

You're work is absolutely mind boggling-ly amazing!

Lynnette said...

WOW, just gorgeous.

Tessa Buys said...

I LOVE your projects! Your flourish is gorgeous! The day Princess Diana died was my sweet sixteen. I found out during my party. San Fran is beautiful! I miss living so close. Happy Earth Day!

Jenn said...

I love S.F. So sad that I can't just go there on the weekends anymore :(

WOW! your earth day layout is amazing! LOVE IT!

Ryann Salamon said...

Oh my! Your layout is amazing! Wow, just wow!

Anonymous said...

incredible creations! i love your layouts :)


Anonymous said...

What a Beautiful Layout.

Lisa Petrella said...

Awesome layout!! And great use of scraps in your Earth Day project!

Pam said...

Verty colorful. I really like your project. Thanks for sharing

Adora Concepcion said...

i love your layout heidi! super cool project!

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous and amazing layout! And such a cool earth day project. I love the tree bark you created!

itsabrt said...

Heidi this is astounding! Wow! Beth

Diana Fisher said...

Still in love with your ST page, and way, way cool Earth Day one!! Love the tree and the cardboard. So cool!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKK!!! U know I love love love love the SF with all my heart! AMEN!!!! Thanks for adding it in the hat for FAVE THINGS!!!!! AND for the loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee of all things made by Heidi ... your Earth Day LO is JUST AMAZING!!! HOLY SMOKES woman!!!! WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Kristy said...

The ST LO is awesome!!! I'm always in awe of your skills/talent! Your eathday projects is FANTASTIC! I left you a lil love on my blog!

Emily said...

Wow.......... Love the SF layout but esp love your earth day one!! Wow.... that is sooooooooooooooo awesome!!! You rock!!

Toucan Scraps said...

fabulous layout.

thank you for visitng my blog yesterday

lauren said...

ok, see, this is what i am talking about: you've got an AMAZING lo about san francisco...with a photo collage...and doodles...and a mixture of awesome embellies AND a photo paper background!!! (i've NEVER used one successfully! seriously, i'm in awe of this!)

AND THEN...there's an utterly gorgeous earth day paper mosaic using recycled packaging AND COLORED SPACKLE!!!!!!!!!

you need to start buying the large industrial packs of mojo at bj's or sam's club...the ordinary retail size is just NOT SUFFICIENT for your needs, missus!!! (SHEESH!!!!!)

♥♥♥holy moly, you ROCK!♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

Love the fave city layout! All the little details on it make me happy! Thanks so much for playing with us over at Fave Things!!
Love, Jess

Jenneke said...

Your Fav City layout is gorgeous! LOVE the picture of SF!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us!


Hanneke said...

Love your Fave City LO!!! Great paper and gorgeous photo's!! Thanks for playing with us!!!

Jeanet said...

Wow...your fave city LO is very beautiful!Loving your design and I love the photo's!
Loving your project for earth day too...loving that paint and that tree is awesome!
thank you so much for playing along with us at Fave Things!