Resistance is Futile by Tracy Kosofsky

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Some new obsessions

Oh. I am in love. I found TWO new things to be obsessed with.
1. A kit called "Forever" by Jopke - available on Scrapstreet. I did the layout below with this kit and little else (except the embed layer style by Mandy Steward) - the layout was heavily inspired by a layout sample also posted on Scrapstreet.
2. Poetry and artwork by Brian Adreas. I'm taking a little mini class with Stacy Julian on Big Picture Scrapbooking and one of her layouts featured a snippet of his. I ran right to the site and found about 10 I am going to use over time. In case you can't read it, the quote is,"She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short."

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The last of Sketchapalooza

Oh, I am SO sad that Sketchapalooza is over - BUT!!!! Sketchapalooza 3 will run the month of March - even though we'll be on a fantastic trip for part of the month (Spain, Morocco and the Canary Islands), I am definitely going to sign up.

Before I post my final layouts, I wanted to mention that Sisterhood of Scrap is having an online crop this weekend and there are lots of great challenges and prizes. Come on over and join the fun!
Credits for each layout under the photos!
This might be one of my favorite layouts, ever! Credits: sketch by Stacey Lokovic; papers from the Smattering collection by Mandy Steward; chipboard and inked edge action by Atomic Cupcake; ribbons from a template by Brandy Murry; embed layer style also by Mandy Steward

Credits: sketch by Jayne Jones; papers and embellishments from the Autumn Blooms kit by Kelley Mickus; rub on and inked edge actions by Atomic Cupcake

Throughout Sketchapalooza, a number of people commented that my digital layouts look a lot like paper. So, for the two graduation sketches, I decided to use the same photo and make one layout very paper-like, and the other very digital!

Credits: sketch by Jayne Jones; papers and embellishments from the Wild Sorbet kit by Michelle Coleman; scallop template and inked edge action by Atomic Cupcake.
Credits: sketch by Stacey Lokovic; paper by Paula Wright (Thankful collection); word tags by Erica Hite (recolored); swirls by Obsidian Dawn

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My Second to Last Sketchapalooza Post!

It's so hard for me to believe that this is the last week of Sketchapalooza. I've done every sketch and, although I will really miss the group and all the talent there, I am just about sketched out. I am just about out of photos that haven't already been scrapped (although I can always find ways to scrap the same photos in different ways) and I need a break so I can finish one mini album for a Christmas gift and start another. But I'll continue to do my favorite challenges (listed on the sidebar)! Here are my Sketchapalooza layouts from this weekend - credits under each.

Credits: sketch by Amy Bell; paper tearing action by Melissa Renfro; flourishes from a template by Diane Miller; paper templates by Patricia Yochum, Amanda MGee and Ursula Schneider; rub on action by Atomic Cupcake; word art by an unknown designer (sorry!!)

Credits: sketch by Jayne Jones; ric rac template, torn inked action and messy foam action by Atomic Cupcake; embed layer style by Mandy Steward; journaling stamp from a brush set by Ariadna Wiczling; paper templates by Syndee Nuckles and Ursula Schneider

Credits: sketch by Stacey Lokovic; button flower template by Syndee Nuckles; cardstock texture by Ariadna Wiczling; flower and stems from a brush set by Angie Briggs; paper templates by Ursula Schneider, Patricia Yochum and Erica Hite; cardboard frame by Paula Wright; plastic action by Atomic Cupcake

Saturday, November 15, 2008


I really can't believe how quickly the four weeks of Sketchapalooza at Feeling Scrappy are flying by - we only have a week left! Here are some of the layouts I completed in the last week (I'm not sharing all of them because some of them were created for others for a Scrapshare trading pages swap). Credits under each photo. Thanks for looking!

Credits: sketch by Stacey Lokovic; background paper from the Lily Divine kit by Gillilan Hurst; stitching and holes layer style by Cheryl Barber; cardstock texture by Ariadna Wiczling; flower templates by Christine Smith; swirls brush by Obsidian Dawn; buttons by Atomic Cupcake

Credits: sketch by Amy Bell; papers from the Vintage Fall collection by Mari Koegelenberg; swirls from a brush set by Obsidian Dawn; shape templates and distressed edge and messy foam actions by Atomic Cupcake
Faces in class photo blanked for privacy reasons (clearly I don't have that issue - lol).
Credits: sketch by Jayne Jones; papers and buttons from the Cutest Pumpkin kit by Jan Hosford; spider from a blog collab kit (unknown designer); matchbooklet template by Shalae Tippetts; journaling box by Kelley Mickus; Atomic Cupcake chalked, distressed and plastic actions and pinked edge template

Credits: sketch by Jayne Jones; papers by Kristy Valshan; folded paper template by Theresa Kavouras; snowflakes by Jamie Heyl; heart tag by Cherise Oleson; Atomic Cupcake edge template and velvet and rub on actions; cardstock texture by Ariadna Wiczling

Thursday, November 13, 2008

ACK! Behind!

Ok, so I'm now behind on posting my Sketchapalooza layouts and I decided I will do one big catch up round up after I complete the sketch for tomorrow. But here's a layout I did for the 11/10 sketch challenge at The Digi Chick - credits:
Photo corner from the Autumn Blooms collection by Kelley Mickus
Word art by Michaele Burkhart
Flowers by Atomic Cupcake and Christine Smith
Flourishes by Anna Aspnes
Crystal flowers by Digital Chaos
Ribbon wrap template by Amanda Sok
Paper overlays by Cida Merola and Patricia Yochum

Friday, November 7, 2008

Killing two challenges with one stone!

Today's Feeling Scrappy challenge is to create a page about someone or a group of someones and list at least 10 things that you love (or feel grateful for) about them. Today's DigiChick color challenge is to create a layout using greens and browns. This kit (Autumn Blooms by Nicole Seitler) really spoke to me for both challenges so I decided to combine them. I also used Atomic Cupcake's painted wood action.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mid Week Sketchapalooza Layout Roundup

I planned to do one weekly Sketchapalooza post but since we are getting 5 new sketches a week (wow!), I decided to split the week. Here are my layouts from the first half of week 2! Credits are under each photo.
This is one of my new favorite layouts - credits to: Sketch by Jayne Jones; papers, postcard template and beach stamp by Valerie Randall; notepaper template by Amanda McGee; rusty words template by Patricia Yochum; tie back templates by Melissa Renfro; stitching and holes layer style by Cheryl Barber; Atomic Cupcake heavy chalk and messy stitches actions.
Credits: Sketch by Amy Bell; papers created with templates by Cida Merola and Patricia Yochum; swirls by Gillian Hurst; Atomic Cupcake button and flower templates; Atomic Cupcake curled and sparkle actions.

Credits: sketch by Stacey Lokovic: paper tearing action and lifted photo templates by Melissa Renfro; epoxy action by Atomic Cupcake; monkeys by Ariadna Wiczling; papers by Amanda Sok and Erica Hite (both recolored).

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Weekend Silliness

We had a day of football and cleaning at our house - Alexa helped! This layout is based on a November 2008 Becky Fleck page map - credits under the photo.
Papers and most embellishments from Peppermint Creative's Kindergarten Crafts kit, Atomic Cupcake rub on action and ric rac template, paper tearing action by Melissa Renfro, string wrap template by Amanda McGee, notepaper by Valerie Randall

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Weekly Sketchapalooza layout roundup

I can't believe the first week of Feeling Scrappy's Sketchapalooza 2 class is over! We had 4 great sketches to work with this week - my interpretations are below!

Credits: Sketch by Stacey Lokovic, papers and pumpkins by Jan Hosford, Atomic Cupcake's pinked edge template and felt action, tag template by Amanda McGee, string template by Thao Cosgrove

Credits: Sketch by Stacey Lokovic, Atomic Cupcake crayon and torn cardboard actions and wave template, paper tearing action by Melissa Renfro, paper textures by Ariadna Wiczling, string frame template by Thao Cosgrove, papers from the Scrap Girls "Refresh" collab kit

Credits: Sketch by Jayne Jones, papers and decorative flower center from the Spontaneous Delight kit by Carrie Stephens, Atomic Cupcake embroidery, heavy chalk and distressed edge 2 action and scalloped edge template, rhinestones from a template by Syndee Nuckles, stem/leaf brush by Angie Briggs

Credits: Sketch by Amy Bell, Atomic Cupcake frosted glass, sponged edge and distressed actions and wave templates, background paper adapted from a paper by Shalae Tippetts, papers created with templates by Diane Miller, Keri Schueller, Durin Eberhart and Thao Cosgrove