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Sketches in Thyme- Sketch #172

Here is sketch #172, by Brenda Ragsdale.


It’s not often that I go plain and simple, but that’s the way I went with this one.


I love doing Fall pages and those Simple Stories Sweater Weather die cuts and embellishments made it super easy! I didn’t even add any inkiness… what?! I’m pleading temporary insanity. LOL


If you play along with any of the sketches this month at Sketches in Thyme, you have the chance to win a great prize, so head on over to the blog for more details!

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Believe All Things Are Possible

Today I am excited to share my latest layout, that I created to play along with the November challenge over at 13 Arts.

Their mood board is just beautiful and I found it very inspiring. I knew I wanted to use a black background. Then I decided to try to mimic the look of the sky in the second picture, and use the word ‘believe’.




Honestly, it was so fun to make and I love the result, so, win, win!

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Good morning! It’s been a while since I have blogged a layout. Truth be told, I’ve been feeling short on creative mojo. But I think (fingers crossed) I’m starting to get out of the slump!

Today I am playing along with the October Week 2 sketch from Let’s Get Sketchy, and Case File #170 over at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration.


I just love the colour of the water in this candid shot from our recent trip to the Bahamas. It really makes me want to go back! I used turquoise Dylusions to create the background colour behind the photo and mimic the water- I love the way it turned out.

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Sketches in Thyme, Sketch #164

This fabulous sketch by Rochelle Spears is the current one over at Sketches in Thyme. Why not play along for the chance to win an awesome prize?!

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The prize this month is three of these Close To My Heart stamps!  Stop by the Sketches in Thyme blog and check it out!

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Backyard Camping

I have been away on vacation for the past little while and that was great… but getting back to my scraproom last night and being creative felt really great too!

I am playing along with the Words & Paintery August challenge, and the Let’s Get Sketchy September Week 1 sketch.



The greens came out a bit brighter then anticipated but I love the result.


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Today I am playing along with 13Arts August challenge, which is to use geometric shapes and pastel colours.


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I cut a bunch of tiny squares and rectangles and glued them down. I painted over them with gesso, and then I used watercolour pencil to add the soft purple colour. I topped it off with some square chipboard shapes that I’ve had for forever, to add a bit of texture and dimension. The title is a chipboard piece from Creative Embellishments. Fun process with a fun result!

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