The sea turtles for this card came from a World Wildlife Fund (@World_Wildlife) mailer that I received with 6 complimentary cards and mailing labels. I repurposed the turtles for this card and combined it with some really old Heidi Swapp travel themed paper. Happy Birthday!
I found the template for this card on Martha Stewart's website. The paper is from SU but really old. I would recommend using something other than cardstock for the flowers; I'm thinking origami paper would work great.
Last weekend we celebrated Joe's birthday at The State restaurant. Can you believe he rode his bike 33 miles to the restaurant and didn't even break a sweat? This inspiration for this layout came from Stick It Down's One Page Sketch.
For this month's card sketch from Stick It Down I went a little off course and took some liberties to make the sketch my own. This adorable little rabbit was leftover from another card and I had been looking for an opportunity to use this 6x6 paper. The orange grid on the right is actually the B side.
This was a gift from my brother and wow, is it beautiful. This model came from Metal Earth. To assemble this peacock I used tweezers that were included in the kit and jewelry wire cutters. It was fairly time consuming and not everything went perfectly but it all worked out.
We successfully completed our annual Tour de Palm Palm Springs ride. While the temps were in the 40s at the start it turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. Here is the link to My Creative Scrapbook's sketch for February.
Here is the card that I made for my Adopt-A-School teacher. I made another 38 cards for her to either give to her students or have them decorate for their parents. In place of the sentiment in the sketch from Stick It Down I replace it with the cute little dog from SU.
This was our first training ride of the year. The trail was in relatively good shape and as you can see the weather was awesome for January. We are less than one month away from the Tour de Palm Springs so hopefully we get a few more rides in. For this layout I followed the single page sketch from Stick it Down.
It's been a busy few months and I haven't kept up with my scrapbooking. However I did manage to stay crafty over the holidays by making my first ever scarf which coincidentally matches one of my wool car coats perfectly. A few days ago I came across a cool video by Holly Pixels and decided to give it a try. Below are two family dog photos that I created using Procreate on an iPad.
For this month's sketch from My Creative Scrapbook, I thought this picture from Jennifer and Tyler's wedding last month would be perfect. The frame cluster was a freebie and the background paper is from SU. Happy Thanksgiving!
Here is my layout for My Creative Scrapbook's September sketch from one of my favorite sketch artists. These photos were taken at the last regular home game for the Dodgers. The sentiment was created using Procreate on my iPad.
Here is my one page layout for Stick It Down's September sketch. These photos were actually taken outdoors in a cleverly designed "photo booth" using an iPad. I created the sentiment using the Procreate app on my iPad.
Several weeks ago we went to San Antonio, Texas for the first time. I thought these pictures would work well on a 2-page layout for Stick It Down . A good part of our trip included a 5-hour bike tour of the Missions including the Alamo. Highly recommended and super impressed with the City.
This year I'm participating in an Adopt-A-Teacher program and I thought this would be a cute card to welcome my teacher back to school. The sketch for the card is from Stick It Down. Added 9/3/18: I won! I won!
My husband's grand niece and grand nephew flew to CA today all by themselves (aka "unaccompanied minors"). As you can see from their mom's FB post they were in tears until they got to visit the SWA cockpit. The inspiration for this page came from my favorite sketch artist Laura Whitaker over at My Creative Scrapbook.