Friday, March 25, 2011

Graphicat Sketch Challenge (and others)

Well I’ve just discovered that I can blog using Windows Live Writer and it will publish on my blog…so we’ll see how this goes!

Anyway, a friend of mine, Cheri, has just recently opened up her online business, Graphicat Designs where she is selling some pretty awesome Digis that she has created! She’s also doing a monthly sketch challenge and all you have to do is create something based on her sketch and you could win 2 free digis! So, here’s my take on her sketch. You can check out the sketch here.


I did this layout about the funny things my son Caleb says. The way he pronounces words just cracks me up, and I didn’t want to forget the cute things he says, so I had to scrap about it! The journaling says: Thaanthaan=Ethan, Keeyan=Kieran, Yahyah=Maia, Gaga=Luca, which later turned into “Hooka”, Guckie=Suckie, Dodo=Thomas, Yinnie-A-Pooh=Winnie the Pooh, Sammy=Sandwhich, Cracko=Cracker, Hattoo=Tattoo, Hoakie=Cookie

It’s the cutest thing in the world when I make train sandwiches (using a train shape cutter for the bread) and he sits there eating his “Dodo Sammy”!

I made the title (on top) with Tim Holtz ticket die cut, Vagabond,  stamp, font, and Distress Crackle paint and Distress Ink. ( I really Holtz’d this LO up, as Tara would say! lol) anyway, here’s a close up: You can also see in the close up the fabulous new Tim Holtz pointy finger stamp that came in the set that my awesome bosses at Creative Accents brought me back…um…SIGNED BY TIM HOLTZ!!! Did I tell you guys that I love you?!?! hehehe


I made the border with my Silhouette, then glued it to some adhesive backed cork (quickutz)


The stars in the bottom corner are some pre cut Grungeboard stars that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist, and then topped it off with Distress Crackle paint (rock candy), then smudged it with Distress Ink (Walnut Stain).


I also used Coredinations cardstock and embossed it with a Tim Holtz Sizzix folder. The patterned paper is Fancy Pants Rough and Tough.

I’m also entering this LO in the DYSU challenge. Their challenge is “Shine On”. Now this might be a stretch, but my stars are totally shiny! And the title on the top of the page is so shiny I could barely get a decent pic of it! lol so I figure that should count! It’s also going to be entered at Sketches in Thyme. They’re doing an open sketch challenge. So as long as you used a sketch, you can enter!

Anyway, I really hope you guys go check out Cheri's Digis, they’re freakin AWESOME!! You will NOT be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping by!


WencheP said...

It's fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Hill Top Creations said...

Lovely page and what a neat way to remember those words. Great Job. Take Care

Dawnll said...

Love the touch of Tim Holtz products- one of my favorites.
Thank you for joining us this week at
sketches In Thyme
Hope you come back real soon

Lynnda Hosni said...

Woohooo Sarah... this layout is absolutely gorgeous... lovely photo of Caleb...So cute.... love this..hes too darling!!!... hugs...xoxo

Janna Werner said...

Hi Sarah, gorgeous shiny lo :) Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at DYSU Challenge Blog this week :-) Janna

Eulanda said...

WOW!! That is so cool. And what a great idea for a page!! Luv it!

Anonymous said...

Oh My! That is fantastic Sarah! I agree with Eulanda what a fab idea and your little one is so cute......Love the pic and great layout.

ms.espresso said...

First- love the new blog makeover! A bit surprised by all the pink, but it's grungy and fab ;) This layout looks fantastic and I'm sure it's even more fab in person! Love the concept, the cork and all the fabby little elements (that hand...). Nice!

Jo said...

So cute! I’m so glad you joined us this week at DYSU! I love getting to check out all these new blogs!

Graphicat said...

Aw Sarah! That's awesome! Wish I'd done the same with some of Bradley's words too!
LOOOOOVin that border! Freakin awesome! Thank you SO much for using my sketch and entering my challenge and just supporting me! You RAWK!

Tanya R said...

Fantastic and Fun!
Thanks for playing with SIT this week.

Tanya S said...

OMG Another masterpiece!This is awesome,love the cork.I too wish I had done this with my kids,great idea.And those stars..perfect!!Great take on the layout hun!

tiffany said...

LOVE those stars and tickets! such a fabulous layout, Thanks for joining in the challenge at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany DT

Joni Parker said...

How fun!! Thanks for playing with us at Sketches in Thyme!

Fern said...

This is a fabulous idea! And definitely something that you will look back on and smile!! Super cute photo!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Sketches In Thyme!! Hugs!!!