Science Monsters

Last winter my siblings and I had a giggling good time at the Telus Science World here in Vancouver, and when Creative Scrappers unveiled their latest sketch challenge I knew it was the one! I needed a double layout though (I have 7 photos) but with the versatility of all of Creative Scrappers sketches, the sketch was still up to the task.

Here is the Creative Scrappers Sketch Challenge #279:

Creative Scrappers 279

Here is my take on the sketch:



Supplies: Heidi Swapp Specialty Paper (No Limits); Heidi Swapp Color Shine – Chartreuse; Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Color Mists; Fancy Pants Be Different (Button Set, Ticket Roll, Paper – Tweed, Paper – Mr. Plaid, Paper – My Style, Label Stickers, Sticker Fundamentals, and Brag Cards); Tsukineko Pigment Ink Brilliance Pearlescent Olive; Color Box Fluid Chalk – Blue Lagoon; Ranger Ink Distress Marker (Fired Brick); Mesh; Stampin Up Distress Tool; Twine, and Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue


As you can see I again used mists on these pages – seems to be my go-to lately. I think what I love most about mists is that you can use them to tint or colour paper or embellishments from one line, to match with another line of that same company or even a different company all together. This definitely opens up my scrapbook supplies to more possibilities as I am one of those scrapbookers that find it really challenging to mix products. Mists seem to be my elixir to this challenge. Yahoo!

Specifically for these pages I used paper from Heidi Swapp Specialty Paper (No Limits) 12×12 paper pack available at Michael’s as my background, and misted them with Heidi Swapp Color Shine – Chartreuse and Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Color Mists to bring the green and the blue from the Fancy Pants Be Different line that I used to embellish, matte, and journal my layout with.

Hope you like it. Thanks for swinging by our blog.


Dinos and Distress

Can you just believe it, TWO POSTS BACK TO BACK!

Yah! Thanks Ms. Gerber for another awesome sketch to work with – my glue cap goes off to you!



Love this photo, the memory of it is so fun, and this sketch suited my vision to a T!

With a little help from the Bazzill Paper Dino Mite set, my fav dynamic duo, the Mr. Holtz and Ms. Swapp team of awesomeness, mists and distress ink and stencils, my edge distresser and of course VersaMark Jumbo Java, I achieved the look I wanted! I was able to keep it rustic and textured but yet add the juvenile colour scheme to maintain the cuteness of this picture and the idea of the story.




AAAANNNNDDDD … wait for it, wait for it … I also added in a journaling spot. Oh, heck yes, I did! An authentic Brande tuck behind story teller special edition, giving me a special space to add all the details of my son finding a dip in the grass, pretending it was his nest and he was the Triceratops Daddy protecting his eggs! Cutest thing ever!


The triceratops fossil and cut out is from Dinosaur Tracks Circut Cutter. A little Versamark, some massaging, some sanding and a little crumpling, finished with slight misting, and it’s amazing what you can turn these paper shapes into!

Thanks for stopping in!

Please check out the Sketchabilities blog for more awesome takes on Sketch #125!


Shar’s Back!


Hello Again Everyone, after a long summer hiatus –  I AM BACK! I have to give credit where credit is due (and usually in my blog posts it’s going to Mr. Holtz), but in this case it goes to my sister, who so kindly sent me this sketch by the lovely Becky Fleck – issued […]

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Summer in the Fall


This blog post brought to you by “break free of your colour comfort zone”! Well, it is officially fall here in Vancouver, so I decided to break out my summer time photos and scrap stash to get me away from the grey skies and socked in rain clouds. Somehow, summer scrap stash turned into pastel […]

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