I think my friend's album is now two albums!!! I have been doing all these different sketch challenges that I didn't realize how many I completed..which is exciting because sometimes it takes me days to complete just one sketch.
I am sure you all have it but I have a huge pile of paper that is ugly or just not something I would turn to everyday. I also have paper packs that I have purchased and never used yet or I just don't bother with it for some reason. Well for these two sketches I pulled out one of my oldest paper packs and challenged myself to use whatever paper was in there. I gotta say, I kinda like how they came out. Sure I had better paper to go with the layouts but that would defeat the purpose. And I can't justify buying anymore paper (sigh..sad day) paper until I get rid of some. Plus I was impressed that I used something I normally wouldn't...guess that is what challenges are all about.
Two of my wonderful DT members have their own blogs and some great challenges going on this week. I think very highly of both of them and try to make sure I take part in their challenges as much as possible.
For this first LO I used the sketch from my fellow DT member Kim and her blog Sketches in Thyme. My other DT member Emma was having a fun challenge for her "Throwback Thursday" challenge on her blog ~ My Creative Time. Throwback Thursdays is when she picks an older Cricut Cartridge and sets the theme around that. I love this because I tend to forget some of my cartridges and I don't realize how many awesome cuts there are on there. This week she choose DoodleCharms. So I picked out some pictures of my friends kids playing in the snow so I could use the adorable Snowman cut. For the Snowman's face I used my PK-495 Everyday Character faces stamp set. I set the color theme to go with the challenge over at The Playdate Cafe.
I have also challenge myself to complete all of the (or as many of them) sketch challenges over at The Scrappiest. I was going to do a train theme but after assembling it I kinda liked it nice and simple like I had it so I just left it. I think this is the last LO that will complete my friends albums. She hasn't seen any of the LO's so I am excited and nervous at the same time sending it to her. My fellow DT member Kim is also running the challenge over at Frosted Designsthis week. She picked a fun color challenge so I picked the colors for this layout around them. I am also done with another LO using the same fun colors which I will post later today or tomorrow.
Well I am off to wash the dog...he smells like Fritos..YUCK!