Monday, September 24, 2012

Puzzled and some Candy


One of my favorite sketch challenges to participate in these days is over at Pretty Little Studio.  The layouts are simple, balanced, and leave plenty of room for interpretation.

Here is this week's sketch:

I'm using My Little Shoebox's Up in the Trees collection.  Sometimes when you're pressed for time, it's great to just pull out a collection and use it exclusively.  Even with limited time, when I'm not off mixing and matching products, I can add some extra touches to make it special.

Here I did some fussy cutting to incorporate two of the patterned papers - the paper with the banners that I used at the top of the page, and one with kind of vertical strings of hearts and dots which I cut for the vertical element.

Add some great photos, cardstock stickers and journaling, and that's all she wrote.

And, I did mention some candy, right?  Some great things are coming, and since I can't share about them quite yet, I thought maybe I would share a little blog candy.  Here's what you could win:

It includes stamps from Pink Paislee, We R Memory Keepers, Inkadinkadoo, Unity, and some Webster's Pages embellishments. 

All you have to do is leave a comment.  If you're a follower (which is not required) leave an extra comment.  I'll draw a winner Sunday night and post it on Monday.

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock/Stickers:  My Little Shoebox - Up in the Trees Collection
Other:  Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Pigma - Black Micron Pen


  1. I absolutely ADORE this!! I love love love love the way you mixed the color and B&W photos and LOVING that background paper!!!!

  2. I agree that's a good sketch. I've been making more cards than layouts lately, but I have a bunch of pictures that I should get to scrapbooking!

  3. this is a great sketch and love your take on it...adorable little pictures..I love this paper you used...those little birdies are cute.

  4. Your layouts are pure eye candy Miriam. And your daughters are so beautiful...easy subjects to work with :) I love your take on the sketch. The row of color and then b&w photos is interesting too, brought my eyes right to those sweet pics!

  5. I have been putting off my csrapbooks:(
    I like the tabs on the side of the photo.

  6. Such a beautiful layout, Miriam!

  7. love the black and white photo's with the color photo's. pretty LO.

  8. What a cute layout! I love the papers and sketch--it almost looks digital!

  9. So sweet! I love your take on the sketch, it's the perfect paper and embellies. I know swoon over the little one but she's so adorable! I think she adds a little something extra special to the design :) Can't wait to hear your good news!!! Cool giveaway too! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  10. and...I'm a follower already :)

  11. Love your pages! Thx for the chance for candy :)


  12. I follow you thru google reader, love the blog