Wednesday, May 11, 2011

sketches4all Spring is in the Air Blog Hop!

Spring is undoubtedly one of my favorite seasons, so of course I was all over this blog hop! What is not to love about spring? The air warms up, the flowers bloom, and the trees begin to grow their leaves that will later in the summer become shade for the kiddos to take a break from the hot sun. Hope you enjoyed the hop so far, you should have come from Fia's blog.

Over at sketches4all, we are celebrating spring's arrival with a blog hop and special events going on in the forum from today, May 11th, until May 18th. If you would like to join us, you need to go back to Stacy's blog to begin in the proper place. You should start from the beginning anyway, as hidden along the hop are 5 words you need to collect. After you find all of the words, email them to Fia (DO NOT post them in the forum at s4a!) at AND use the 5 items in a layout using this sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch, which I thought was great just the way it was. I chose no journaling, as I didn't want to hide that awesome Graphic 45 Playtimes Past - I Think I Can paper. I've had that piece ever since I saw it in the LSS after taking this train ride on summer vacation in 2008. It's Patryk's 2nd train ride, and I thought it would be perfect for the pics!

I used a lot of Cosmo Cricket pieces leftover from other projects. This page features Hello Sunshine (Berries), Lil' Man (Silly Sam, Dapper Dan, and Jumping Jack), and 3 different pieces of Webster's Pages from a petite pages stack. I inked the edges of all the squares making them match the background paper better. Wish I had used blue, but for some reason I grabbed black...
Prima flowers, Recollections brads in the center. The cute little ribbon word on the pic is actually a Crafty Secrets Vintage Die Cut. It's hard to tell, but on the 2 pieces of ric rac I've adhered Colorbok rhinestones. Can't have too much bling :)
Those are Webster's Pages Spring Market alpha stickers, and I used a combo of thick glitter (the "ric rac" below the title) and Diamond Stickles (next to the striped strip...doesn't really show up well in the pic I guess. Sorry, it's been raining here the past couple of days, making it hard to get a decent shot of anything!)

So let's see what you can do with the sketch! Collect all 5 words (I have a word! It is RIBBON) and use the items on your layout for an entry into the grand prize drawing. Upload your layout into the discussion thread for this challenge, which you'll find in the forum. If you email the words to Fia, it's another entry! Participate in the DT challenges that will be running for the duration of the event over in the forum, and get a shot to win even MORE prizes!
What a sweet grand prize it is! You will receive:

1 Pink Paislee Hometown Summer Collage Paper pack of 24 dbl sided cardstock papers

1 Maya Road Sheer Scroll Frame Album

1 pkg of Prima Marketing E Line Flowers in

1 pkg of Doodlebug Design (2 yards) of yellow rick-rack in Bumblebee yellow

3 homemade crocheted yellow flowers

red/white Bakers Twine - approx. 2-3 yards

1 pkg S.E.I. Designer Brads - Mimosa

1 pkg of Studio G i-clear stamps

1 sm roll of lime green polka dot ribbon

1 pkg Pink Paislee Hometown Summer Punchouts (20 pieces)

1 pkg Pink Paislee Hometown Summer Rubber Charms (6 pieces)

1 pkg Prima Marketing Arco Iris Flowers

Pretty awesome if you ask me! I, too, am giving away a little something. I've recently cleared out my craft room, but it just wasn't enough! So I have MORE paper to give away :) If you want a chance to win this:
just become a follower or let me know you are one already. Then post this on your blog, either the picture or just a link. Comment on THIS POST for your entry. If you want an extra entry, get a friend to follow my blog as well, having them tell me they were sent by you in the comments of THIS POST. Simple stuff here, folks! This paper is from the My Mind's Eye Totally Girl stack, and it is one of every single piece of paper contained within the stack. I adore this paper! I will have a link to this post up at the top for the duration of the hop.

So get hopping! The next stop along the way is Nicolle's blog. Hope to see you over at sketches4all, especially on my challenge day (which happens to be tomorrow!) Happy hopping!


Emeraldvalkyrie said...

Such an adorable take on the sketch! My son had a train fetish when he was younger too.

jose said...

Love the blue and red Khristen..beautiful LO!

Kelly Massman said...
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Kelly Massman said...

I'm already following you Khristen!!! You'v made such a darling layout for the challenge!!! I'm hoping to get a chance to play along--the sketch is fantastic!!!!

Nicolle Kramer said...

What a super cute take on the sketch! I love those papers you used and what a sweet pic!..:)

TeenaBugg38 said...

Cute LO!!! I'm a new follower! I followed Kelly Massman over here...(thanks Kelly!!!) Great challenge too :)

dlwidder said...

LOVE the Playtimes Past bg paper. I got that in order to scrap some pages for 2 of my train obsessed sons. :-D Love your take on the sketch and how you mix and match manufacturers (love the splashes of WP in there too!). TFS!

melsanford said...

Fab layout - love all the squares :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Stacy H-W said...

Hey chick, Kelly Massman sent me over here. I hear there is paper being given away willy nilly?! Sign me up! lol (jk)
I love your layout girl. Although it would be hard to not have a good layout with that sweet-faced Patryk on it!!
Hopping away now....

La Vikinga said...

OK, I'm trying to look out for all the words for the sketch challenge, and now I found this giveaway too so I'm a bit confused but a new follower!

Ardilla said...

I'm a new follower and posted the pic in my sidebar with a link to here.
Thanks for the chance with this awesome papers!!!

Michelle H. said...

Adorable LO!!
Love the pictures!

scrap4fun said...

lovely layout with beautiful papers!
ofcourse I followed you already...
hop along to the next..

Amber S said...

Stacy's so funny! I like your layout - I have lots of train layouts to make.

Already a follower- LOVE that paper!!!

Kim said...

Love your LO! I became a follower!

KellyG said...

Kim sent me over to become a follower, which I did! Great layout, love that background paper!!