Saturday, August 17, 2013

Laugh and Celebrate Life

Good morning!  In the summertime, blogging gets away from me---I actually have things to blog about, but never seem to get to them :)  While I have a quiet moment, I wanted to share a layout I did based on a sketch over at Sketches with a Twist---

I mostly used Crate Paper, the Maggie Holmes collection.  I love the bright blue polka dots with splashes of hot pink.  Lucie was clowning around in her "fedora"---fedoras arent just for little guys anymore---so I took a few instagrams in the car.
The "twist" was to use a safety pin somewhere on your layout.  I used a pin that came on some outfit or another, and added some tiny royal seed beads to it. 
You can also see one of my new favorite stamps from Stampin' Up---a grid pattern.  Here are some closeups:

And just one more---using a little arrow stamp I love and an Elle's Studio tag. 

 This was so much fun to do!  Here is the sketch I was inspired by:

There is still lots of time to participate in this challenge.  Check it out here.

Oh, and a question for you veteran bloggers---I would really like to increase the number of followers I have---I have been stuck at 104 forever :)  Does anyone have advice for me?  The last boost I saw was with a RAK giveaway I did...what should I do?  What do you think? Thanks!
thanks so much for stopping by today... 


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwww!! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and loveeeeeeeeeee the layers and the butterfly!!

  2. Fabulous page for these fun photos! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  3. Adorable layout Sheila!! Love the slight tilt you added to the design and the use of the MH is so cute!! Love all of the awesome layering!

  4. What a gorgeous page! Love that butterfly & pretty paper!

  5. Sooooo pretty!!! I love all the layering and details!

  6. gorgeous .. great take on the sketch .. thanks for playing on SWAT .. cheers

  7. I love your photo and colours. Thanks for joining us at SWAT.

  8. Great layout! I know what you mean, I am a new blogger and only have 10 followers! I was hoping someone would give you some advice! Well...I'm a new follower and I'd love for you to come check out mine.