Saturday, February 3, 2018

Stuck?! Layout #1 (Feb) - Fly Eagles Fly

I deviated slightly from this month's sketch from Stuck?!Sketches by using only one photo instead of two so I could preserve the skyline in the background. The Eagles title came from PNG Clipart and the skyline came from PinArt.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Serendipity Sketch - January 2018

For Christmas we all got together and gave my niece and nephew ski lessons at Massanutten Resort in Virginia. Here they are riding up in the ski lift. For this layout I followed January's sketch from Miyuchi. The papers are from SU and called Soho Subway.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Stuck?! Layout #2 (Jan) - Besties

Over the holidays I had a chance to visit with my college roommate. We took two quick selfies in the freezing cold that I thought went perfectly with the 2nd sketch from Stuck?! Sketches. I also wanted to give a shout out to all those wonderful gals that comment on my layouts every month, thank you!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Happy Bird-Day

I made this card for my sister-in-law on her 60th birthday. The papers are from Cocoa Daisy and the alpha stamps are from SU. "bird-day" is my own brush lettering.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Stuck?! Layout #1 (Jan) - Reva

Late last year we purchased some property out of State and I thought these photos worked well with the Stuck?! Sketches layout for January. The background paper is from a retired set called "My Sweet Pea" from SU.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas Card - Oh, What Fun

I hope all of you are having a happy and safe holiday season and thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. This card features one of Kristina Werner's Simon Says Stamps, "Furry Christmas". The inspiration came from Anne at Stamps and Paper.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Stuck?! Layout #2 (Dec) - Selfies

For this month's second sketch from Stuck?! Sketches I wanted to highlight my practice selfies to showcase what I've been learning from Tiffany Lowder's Selfies 101 class. I took these pictures while working on my Christmas cards. Ugh! I can't believe I'm showing these. :)

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Stuck?! Layout #1 (Dec) - Birthday

For this month's sketch from Stuck?! Sketches I used two photos from my birthday celebration last month. Both the show and the dinner were fabulous!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Stuck?! Layout #2 (Nov) - Give Thanks

This year we celebrated Thanksgiving early and we were all grateful just to be together. This is the second sketch for November from Stuck?!Sketches.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Serendipity Sketch - October 2017

I've been following "Miyuchi" on for several months and I really love her clean and simple sketches. When I saw these photos I knew they would be perfect for this sketch. The inspiration for the papers came from the clothing.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Stuck?! Layout #1 (Nov) - Halloween

Here is a fun layout that I did for Stuck?!Sketches' first layout of the month. I'm not quite sure where you buy a panda head or what it means to be a taco on taco Tuesday but it's all good and most of all...FUN!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween Cards

I made these cards for my niece and nephew who are 12 and 10. The papers are from SU and have been in my stash forever. The two photos at the bottom are closeups from the inside of each card.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Our Journey

This is a sympathy card that I made for some friends of ours that had to put down their beloved Gabby. Inside the card I included a family photo taken this past summer in Alaska. The wood veneer is from Cocoa Daisy and the Crazy Dogs stamp is from Tim Holtz.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Stuck?! Layout #2 (Oct) - Boston

For this month's second sketch from Stuck?!Sketches, I used a digital image of a football player that I found on the internet and reduced the opacity so it blended into the paint and paint splatter in the background. The papers are from SU.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Happy Birthday Card

One of my best friends from high school celebrated her birthday on October 20th. I consider her to be a greeting card aficionado since she works in the card industry.  This card was made using leftover card stock from Cocoa Daisy and the "birthday" sentiment is my own brush lettering using a brushables marker.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Stuck?! Layout #1 (Oct) - Boston

Last week we visited Boston for the first time. Pictured in this layout for Stuck?! Sketches is Boston College's Alumni Stadium, Fenway Park and the Charles River from our hotel in Cambridge. Our selfie was taken in front of the Old State House along the Freedom Trail.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Stuck?! Layout #2 (Sep) - Explore

We are extremely fortunate to live near several US Forest areas and have the opportunity to go hiking whenever we'd like. Almost every time we go we see something new, so I thought this photo of a lone tree would go well with the second sketch of the month from Stuck?!Sketches.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Stuck?! Layout #1 (Sep) - Bike the Bay

For this month's first sketch from Stuck?! Sketches I used a recent photo from a biking event in San Diego. The cluster around the photo was a freebie off the internet and the background paper is from Jenn Barrette.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Stuck?! Layout #2 (Aug) - Love This

For the August 15th challenge from Stuck?! Sketches I used some colorful photos from a car show and paired it with some unusual elements including celestial paper. Very apropos in light of the upcoming eclipse on the 21st.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Brush Lettering

Practicing my brush lettering on watercolor paper. #Charlottesville

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Serendipity Sketch - August 2017

Here is my layout for August's sketch from Miyuchi over at These photos were taken at Currituck Beach Lighthouse in the Outer Banks. This structure dates back to 1875.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Stuck?! Layout #1 (Aug) - Summer

If you're ever in the Outer Banks I would recommend a trip to the Wright Brothers National Monument in Kill Devil Hills. While there isn't a ton to see, it's amazing to think the first sustained flight only took place 114 years ago.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Stuck?! Layout #2 (Jul) - All Smiles

For this month's second sketch from Stuck?! Sketches I used a photo of my niece from a recent vacation in the Outer Banks and made all the elements monochromatic.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Serendipity Sketch - July 2017

Here is this month's sketch from Miyuchi and a picture of Cousin Haddy. I kept all the colors very simple and plain by using papers from SU's Paw Parade.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Brush Lettering - Hope

I found this quote from Penny Bolder, a Cancer Survivor, on the University of Michigan's website. I thought it would make a wonderful card for someone going through a tough time. first brush lettering project on vellum.

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