Saturday, August 25, 2012

S: CY Sketch #26-12

I created a new Sketch for the S: CY Blog this week! :)  Pop on over and enjoy it, and see the DT interpretations! :)

Sketch #26-12
created for
 Sketches: Creatively Yours
"Gentleness" layout
created using Sketch #26-12
This is a photo of our son Noah, age 10, asleep. He is with his Autism Assistance Dog Guide, Argo- a black Lab. Photo was taken by Daddy. 

A few notes... 
All paper is from the  "Florentine" collection- Close to My Heart 
The Cardstock is "Twilight" and "Bamboo"- CTMH
Ink:  Desert Sand- Close To My Heart
The curved, bead-embellished leaves were fussy-cut from a cotton sundress that had outlived it's "clothing-life" but was still pretty. The Noah's Ark paper was fussy cut to surround the photo and is from my friend Sherry Owens in Utah. TY Sherry! 

***Be sure to pop over and see what the S: CY DT has designed this week using the Sketch!***

 See you soon! 

Friday, August 10, 2012

S: CY Sketch #25-12

This week, the sketch over at S: CY is one I drew. Hope you like it... I was thinking of 5x7s when I created this one but it seems to fit well for 2- 4x6's stacked on their sides. Yes, my very linear roots are showing! LOL

Enjoy! Would love to see what you can create with this one- leave a link over at S: CY. We'll pop by and have a visit!
Sketch #25-12
by Yours Truly
for Sketches: Creatively Yours
And here is my layout using this sketch as inspiration: 
'Special" layout
created by
 Ali MacDonald
with S: CY Sketch #25-12 as inspiration
Kate, it was so special to be able to give you the gift of a pony; Oakley… and then a horse; Grace. We worked hard to be able to do it. It was worth it, and Daddy and I understood that as we watched you ride, bond, learn, grow, and even represent Nova Scotia TWICE at national CPC competitions. You cared for each of those creatures like precious gems.  You made us proud. Adore you, my sweet horse-loving girl!

Kate and Grace, March 2011
Photos: Danique Rowsell
Century Classic Photography

Note below photos: These pictures make me so happy! I love your beautiful expression and Grace’s relaxed and loving face. What great memories.

Font: Arial Unicode MS
Background Cardstock: CTMH "Kraft" 
Other cardstock:  CTMH "Pacifica" and "Cocoa"
Ink: CTMH "Desert Sand" 
Patterned papers: Daisy d's (old stash) and Crate Paper (behind photos- "Brook" collection)
Lettering: Collage pre3ss Sweet Shoppe Collection (old stash) 
Stamp (mare): Clear Dollar Stamps "Just Horsin' Around" stamp set
Brown stitched twill ribbon: Savvy n Sassy (old stash) 
MM Ribbon Glue 
Mono- multi liquid adhesive
Elmer's All Purpose Glue stick
Make it Special photo splits

CTMH Pacifica Cardstock 24-sheet multipack:

Friday, August 3, 2012

S: CY Sketch #24-12

Here it is, the latest S: CY Sketch, created by our Senior Designer
Ann Seleshanko!

 S: CY Sketch #24-12
And here's my  layout! Hope you like it!

"You and me"
 Noah and his Daddy, 11-2011
ALL products are from CTMH.

Background cardstock:
 1) Kraft
 2) Crystal Blue
Patterned  Papers: 
Wonderland Collection
Journaling card- "Hero"
Corrugated cardboard shapes: "Milepost Shapes"
Desert Sand and Twilight
Cork Color-ready Alphabet (left natural)
Sparkly coating on "me" chipboard- Glitz Stardust Glitter Gel

Buttons: my stash
Cork "&" symbol- Dollarama
"me" chipboard- K&Co (old stash)

Corner shaper: CM
Font: Arial
Computer ink colour: Indigo

Thanks for peeking! Be sure to see what the Team has created with this beautiful Sketch over at S: CY... HERE.
Chat soon!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Another horse-y layout!

You know, it's funny, I think that of all the types of layouts, I love creating riding layouts best!
Here is the latest's #91  in 2012 for me.
I used lots of older supplies. Can you tell?
I created this one in my head- no Sketch used, this time. Hope you like it!
"Riding Show"
(This was the end of Riding Camp show)
July 2011
Kate and her mare Grace had a great time riding at the fun show the kids and their coach put on at the end of Camp.
Kate also rode Abe in the camp's "Musical Ride." Yep--- there will be a layout about that, on another day!

Brown Bag- Close To My Heart (CTMH)
Kraft- CTMH
Patterned Papers:
Dotty for You Paper Packet- CTMH
Magnifique paper Collection- CTMH
Desert Sand- CTMH
Journaling spots-  Melissa Frances (old stash)
Round epoxy Sticker- Sandylion (old stash)
Owl- Hambly Rub-on (old stash)
Tiny round lettering:  All My Memories (2003- old stash)

Corner rounder: CM

I was very excited about using up lots of older product on this simple, crisp layout. Hope you liked it!