Sketch #66 at Let's Capture These Sketches!

Hi there!

Here's the latest sketch at
Let's Capture These Sketches! It's a sketch from Tara Thynne and the challenge is to make something homemade on your page or incorporate some other craft on your layout (origami, crochet, sewing, etc.)



Here's my page. It's my brother and I on Christmas Eve (we always open presents at midnight on Christmas Eve in my family) in 1973 and 2009. Time sure does fly!



I rotated the sketch to fit my landscape photos. I unfortunately forgot to incorporate something handmade on my page... I had an idea when I started the layout, then kind of went in a different direction and forgot about the challenge until my page was all finished! My bad!

I used stamps from our sponsor this month,
myStamp BOX. Complete the sketch for your chance to win some stamps of your own! Don't forget to link up your creation here on the blog!


I'll be taking a step back from my DT's for a while. This is my last layout with
Let's Capture These Sketches. I'm done with Sketchabilities, and I have just one last reveal with Sassy Lil' Sketches. Although I absolutely loved being on those DT's, I just need to spend a bit less time on the internet for a while and more time for other things in my life. I'll still be scrapping hopefully, but just not on a schedule. I sure hope you'll keep stopping by when I post once in a while!

Happy scrapping and Happy Holidays!

Martine

Sassy sketch a day early!

Hi there! Today you get the new Sassy Lil' Sketch a day early! So here it is:




And here's my take. It's the incredible sunken garden in Butchart Garden, in Victoria, B.C. Truly breathtaking!



Go check out the rest of the DT's work
here. Link up your creation this month for a chance to win one of two prizes from our sponsors:

Lawn Fawn, where you could win this stamp set:




and our digi sponsor,
Stamping Dragon Designs

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Don't forget about the DT call going on until December 21st. And go check out the new forum and gallery too!



Happy scrapping!



Martine

Sassy DT Call!!

Sassy Lil' Sketches is having a DT call! It's a great opportunity and I encourage you all to give it a try! The sketches are always wonderful to work with, as are Katie and Cherie! And with the new forum, gallery and new sister card sketch blog, things will be happening over there for sure! Go check out all the details on the blog and give it a try!! You have until December 21st to turn in your application!

Good luck!

Martine

Mystery Sketch Day 4 and final day!

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Oops! Sorry I missed posting Day 4 yesterday, but here it is:



Along with my version:



And here's Day 5, the final day!



And my finished LO. It's about what has become a tradition in my family on Christmas Eve. We take a series of pictures in front of the tree, photographing every combination possible with each family member, even my cats get in on it! The stamps on the left are from our sponsor,
MyStamp BOX. Go check them out!



Remember you have until December 10th to complete your LO for a chance to win some goodies! Check out the blog at
Let's Capture These Sketches for more info!

Happy scrapping!

Martine

Sassy Lil' Sketches has a new forum!

Yep! It's true! The Sassy Lil' Sketches blog now has its very own forum, and a gallery is soon on its way!! The new website (which is not replacing the blog for now) can be found at http://www.sassylilsketches.com/. The new forum is at www.sassylilsketches.com/forum. Go check it out!! You can see all the details about the announcement on the blog here.

And just for fun, and for no reason at all other than I love him and that he's so cute ;-), a couple of pictures of my old kitty cat Chipper. Getting some fresh air in the back yard just before the first snow. And finding his way back to his favorite sleeping spot as soon the Christmas tree was up! My baby is 26 days shy of his 18th birthday!





But back to the subject... go check out the new
forum!!!

Martine

Mystery Sketch Day 3!

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Step 3 of the mystery sketch is up for you at Let's Capture These Sketches!



Here's mine:



Are you playing along? Hope so! Don't forget to let us see if you are! You could win a RAK!

Martine

Mystery Sketch Day 2!

Just a very short, quick post to show you step 2 of our mystery sketch at Let's Capture These Sketches!

Here it is:



And here's mine:



Have fun!

Martine

Sketch #36 at Sketchabilities!

8:45 AM by Martine 8 comments
Hi!

Go check out the amazing work that the DT cranked out with the latest sketch from
Karan Gerber at Sketchabilities!

Here's the pretty sketch we had to work with!



And here's my version. The title says "A Nice Encounter". While we were walking on a trail in Olympic National Park in Washington State last summer, we practically stumbled upon this doe and her pretty fawn, just munching in the forest, steps away from us (and all the other tourists!). It was such a sight! Everybody was quiet, and the two of them just went about their business, almost posing for us it seemed! I'll be making a second page (eventually!) that will include journaling.



Go check out the blog and be inspired! Link up your layout by December 12th for a chance to win an awesome prize from our November 30th sponsor,
Technique Junkie Newsletter!



Happy scrapping!

Martine

Sketch Swap!

**If you're looking for Day 1 of the Mystery Sketch, check the blog post below. Thanks!**

Hi there!

There was a sketch swap between the sketch team and the card team at
Let's Capture Our Memories! The sketch team did a LO using a card sketch, and the card team made a card using our LO sketch!

So here was the card sketch that we had to work with:



And here's the layout I made out of it. The title would translate something like "Girls Night Out" (really more like girl's "day" out though!). It talks about how my niece and I used to go the amusement park together every year, starting when she was 3 years old. I lived in Alaska back then, and it was always so much fun to go out together for a special day when I would visit during the summer! I used
Bella Blvd papers and stickers from our sponsor this month.



So go visit the
sketch blog and the card blog. You can link your creations for a chance to win a prize from Bella Blvd!



Happy scrapping!

Martine

Mystery Sketch Day 1!

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Ok, so here it is! The first step of the mystery sketch at Let's Capture These Sketches!



I'll be using a 5x7 photo instead of a 4x6, so I used a bigger piece of patterned paper. Step two will be posted tomorrow. Please complete step one before peeking at step two. That's the whole fun of a mystery sketch!



And don't forget that there's a RAK for someone who completes the whole LO! You have until December 10th to finish up your page. Check out all the details here on the blog!

Stay tuned for the rest, and happy scrapping!

Martine

Mystery Sketch... and a RAK!

12:08 AM by Martine 0 comments
Hi!

Don't forget that the mystery sketch starts later today at
Let's Capture These Sketches! You'll need one landscape photo (4x6, but 5x7 should also work) and some matching papers. You'll be getting the first step today, then a new step every day until Friday! You'll then have a few days to complete your LO and link it up on the blog. Don't forget that if you complete the challenge, you'll have a chance to win a RAK!

So I hope you're up to a little mystery and a lot of fun!



Martine

Latest sketches from Sassy Lil' Sketches!

Hi!

Go over to the
Sassy Lil' Sketches blog to see all the wonderful LOs created by the DT with the latest sketches for the month of November!

Here's the November 28th sketch:



The November 21st sketch:



And the November 14th card sketch:



You can check out the November 7th sketch on my blog post
here.

Don't forget that you have until December 5th to link your LOs from any of the November sketches on the
Sassy Lil' Sketches blog for your chance to win a prize from one of our two sponsor's this month, Paper Wishes and Sassy Studio Designs!



Happy scrapping!

Martine

Sketch #64 at Let's Capture These Sketches!

11:05 PM by Martine 1 comments
Hi there!

Go check out
Let's Capture These Sketches for the latest reveal! This week, we have a multi-pic sketch by Smitha Katti. The challenge is to create a LO about you!

Here's the sketch:



And here's my version. The polka dot strip of paper, as well as the little punched butterflies are from our sponsor,
Bella Blvd. I used lots of different alpha stickers for the title. It's really a challenge for me to work with bright colorful papers!


Go check out the rest of the DT's layouts, and link your creation on the blog
here for your chance at winning a yummy prize from our sponsor, Bella Blvd!


Happy scrapping!

Martine

Come join us for a mystery sketch!!

Hey scrappers, we want you!!

The sketch team at
Let's Capture These Sketches is planning a mystery sketch for the week of November 29th to December 3rd. We want you to join us and get in on the fun!

On Monday, November 29th, we will post the first part of a sketch, then on Tuesday the 30th we'll add the second part, and it will continue until Friday. And just to make it more interesting, you can't view step #2 until you've completed step #1, and so on. We will let you know what type of picture you need (landscape or portrait) and how many, so that you can have them ready in advance. And you could maybe have some papers all lined up and ready to go too!

Spread the word, post this ad on your blogs if you like, the more that play along, the more fun it will be! If you post on your blog about the mystery sketch and leave a link in the comments here on my blog to let me know by November 28th, I'll put your name in a drawing for a small RAK from me! There will also be a RAK drawn at the
sketch blog from everyone who completes all five steps!

Hope you join us!!

My sketch is up at Let's Capture These Sketches!

Hi there!

Today it was my turn to provide the sketch for
Let's Capture These Sketches! It was actually my first time creating a sketch! (Ok, I'm really not very digi-inclined, so I actually just drew my sketch with paper and pen...) It was fun! My challenge was to use patterned papers only, no cardstock allowed!

So here's my sketch:



And here's my version of my sketch.



I actually ended up modifying it a lot more than I usually do when working with sketches! Go figure! Actually, it was all my fault... My challenge was to use pp only (which I often do, I don't use cardstock much), but we had received some pretty
Bella Blvd papers from our November sponsor, and I didn't have many big pieces left after a few layouts! In a any case, I'm happy about how this one turned out, even though I digressed from my own sketch!

Go check out the rest of the team's pages
here! I hope you can play along with us! Don't forget to link up your creation by the end of the month to win a yummy prize from our sponsor Bella Blvd!

Sketch #35 at Sketchabilities!

Hi there!

Today is reveal day at
Sketchabilities! Head on over to check out the new sketch, as well as the wonderful creations by the DT!

This is sketch #35:



And this is my take on it:



If you remember my post
here for the last reveal at Sketchabilities, I did a LO about my mom when she was young for my parents' upcoming 50th wedding anniversary. I did a similar page for my dad with this new sketch. This time, I used the blue "version" of the Life Stories line from My Mind's Eye instead of the pink for my dad though! The chipboard is from Cosmo Cricket's Everafter collection. I thought the colors worked perfectly with these papers. The background of the chipboard was white though and stuck out too much, so I just inked it up to make it blend a bit more.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my page. Be sure to go check out the rest of the reveal
here! You'll be inspired for sure!

Happy scrapping!

Martine

Hippity Hop Blog Hop!

Hi there!

Do you feel like hopping and creating this weekend? Then check out this
Hippity Hop Blog Hop!

The hops starts at
Sassy Lil' Sketches! You'll need to visit each of the blogs to complete your layout! You will get an element at each of the 5 blogs. Using all the elements, create a layout or card and post it to all 5 blogs for a chance to win up to 5 times. Each blog has cool prizes up for grabs!

Here are the blogs where you'll be hopping to:

Sassy Lil' Sketches
Scrap Fit
Crop Suey
Scrap Tiffany
Cuttlebug Spot

So get hopping and start creating! You have until Sunday November 14th at 9pm to upload your creation. Don't forget to upload it at EACH blog for a chance to win each blog's prize!

Happy scrapping!

Martine

November 7th Sketch at Sassy Lil' Sketches and New Sponsors!

Hi!

Pop on over to
Sassy Lil' Sketches for the new sketch and reveal! Here's Cherie Averill's cool sketch. Love all the blocking! So many possibilities!





Here's my take on it. It's a place called Paradise, in Rainier National Park in Washington State. It was so gorgeous there, with the mountains and the valleys FILLED with wildflowers! At some places, there were so many lupines that you could actually just smell them in the air as you walked in the trails! It was beautiful! And such a nice, sunny day too!



In this LO, I used a mix of BG Olivia and Oliver papers, some Zva bling swirls, a bit of Stickles, and some faux-stitching using my Scor-Bug embosser and white pen.

Go check out what the rest of the Sassies did
here! Then give it a go! You have until December 5th to link up your LOs based on any of the November sketches for a chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors!

This month, our paper sponsor is Paper Wishes (US participants only)


and our digital sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs.


Happy scrapping!

Martine

Sketch #61 at Let's Capture These Sketches!

There's a new sketch up today at Let's Capture These Sketches! It's a wonderful sketch by Heather Derbecker. The challenge is to use an animal somewhere on the page, either on the paper, the embellies or the pictures. Here's the sketch:



And here's my take on it. Our sponsor this month is
Bella Blvd, and we were all lucky enough to get some goodies to play with! On this LO, the paper, the banner and the white letter stickers are all from Bella Blvd.



For the background, I sanded a piece of
Core'dinations Jenni Bowlin embossed cardstock. I matted my photos with some MidTerm papers from Bella Blvd, and rounded the corners. I cut out the banner from the same line of papers, stamped the title, then added a thin line of Christmas Red Stickles. The big red heart is a leftover from a previous page. I had inked, glittered and diamond glazed a chipboard heart for a LO about my parents' wedding, but ended up not using it. I thought it was perfect for this LO about my special kitties! The big cat sticker, the sticker frame (which hides journaling underneath) and the cat brads on the bottom right, have been in my stash forever! It feels great to finally use them!

The journaling explains the story of my two special kitties, Sable and Chipper, two brothers who loved each other so much, although they were so different, both in appearance and character! I didn't expect them to come into my life (my roommate at the time wanted some kittens and I just went along...), but they changed it forever! I'm now a certified crazy cat lady! lol! I had Sable for almost 11 years. Chipper is still with me, he's almost 18. I have other cats too, but I don't think there will ever be other kitties as special as these two for me!

Ok, enough rambling! Go check out the rest of the DT's reveal
here. And don't forget to play along with any of the sketches in November for your chance to win a yummy prize from Bella Blvd!



Happy scrapping!

Martine

Sketch #34 is up at Sketchabilities!

Hello!

It's reveal day at
Sketchabilities! We had another gorgeous sketch by Karan Gerber to work with!

Sketch #34:


And here's what I did with it. It's another page for my parents' 50th anniversary album that I'm working on for next summer. This is my mom when she was young. The pink
Life Stories line from My Mind's Eye was perfect for this LO. It was exactly the "mood" I wanted for this heritage page. And the best part is, I also have the blue line of this same collection for my dad's page!


Make sure you go check out all wonderful creations from the rest of the DT
here, and link up your LO for a chance to win a scrapkit worth 35$ from our October sponsor Scrap Shotz! You have until November 10th to complete sketch #33 and #34.
Happy scrapping!

Martine

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