Sunday, March 18, 2012


Happy Sunday folks! Hope you're all having a great weekend! I got a chance to spend a little bit of time in my craft room today so I have a layout to share with you. I used this weeks' sketch from Sketches in Thyme.  Here is my layout:

And here is the sketch:
 When I am doing a sketch challenge I usually try to stay pretty true to the original sketch. In this case I did change it up a bit. I liked the circle in the sketch, and I especially liked how it went off the page, but I wanted to do something a little different than a circle.  I had taken these awesome photos of my fur-kids with Instagram (how much do we LOVE Instagram??) I thought the filter gave them such a pretty soft, almost pastel look. I knew I wanted to stay in that palate, and I found these gorgeous papers from Echo Park. One of the prints was a bunch of different doilies, so I decided to fussy cut a couple of the doilies (SO not the best at fussy cutting!!) and use them as a replacement for the circle. I then distressed them a little with a nail file (to cover up the poor fussy cutting, lol!) and some ink.

I added a flourish from the Sophisticated cart. (side note: I am featuring a showcase of that cart over at Cooking with Cricut on Monday the 26th if you would like to see what else you can do with this cart). My title is also a phrase from this cart.

There were obviously a lot of honeycomb shapes in this line. I wanted to enhance some of the ones that were printed on the page by (fussy cutting again!) some out of one of the papers. This time it was straight lines so I did a better job, lol! I added some buttons and flowers with Liquid Pearls centers.

I had some peach colored pearl string that I won in a RAK a while back and I literally sat for 10 minutes deciding if I should add it or not. I wasn't sure if it would be too much, and I'm still not sure if that would have added anything to it, but ultimately I decided 'when in doubt, leave it out'. So there's my project, warts and all, haha! Hope you enjoyed it, and thanks for stopping by!!

Supply List:
Cardstock: ColorBok
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart
Cartridge: Sophisticated
Flowers: Prima
Liquid Pearls: Ranger
Buttons: Button Bonanza
Floss: DMC
Ink: Tim Holtz
Washi tape: 7 Gypsies

Entering the following challenges:
Amanda's Crafts and More - Getting Sketchy
Totally Gorjuss - Colors of Spring


  1. Such a sweet LO

  2. Beautiful LO! I love your honeycombs in the corner!

  3. Beautiful gorgeous creation and use of the doily, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. There are so many fantastic layers and details on your LO! I just adore the hexagons and the color palette! So pretty ! Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge this month!

  5. I love the soft colors and pretty papers, and the hexagons give it such a sweet touch :) Thanks for playing with us at Getting Scrappy, you should also head over to Lasting Memories Layout Challenge Blog and enter there as well, we are having a challenge all about scrapping your pets over there! :)

    1. Thanks for the tip! I will enter it when I get home today!! :)

  6. So pretty - love the soft colors and the hexagons!

  7. This is beautiful!!! I love the color choice and those honeycombs are awesome! THanks so much for joining us for the Getting Scrappy Challenge!

  8. Such pretty colors and papers to go perfectly with your instagram photos! Love all of your added embellies. I even see some of that NEW "Tape" that I haven't gotten my hands on yet. ;-) So fun!! Thanks so much for sharing your layout with us at Lasting Memories this week!

  9. hey Heather - thanks for joining us at Lasting memories... nice to see a PIO design sister here! love the honeycombs on your LO and such cute puppies

  10. Heather this is gorgeous. Love the soft colors and the honycomb shapes. Beautiful cuts too. Can't wait to see your showcase on sophisticated. Thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories this week.

  11. Such soft and beautiful colors and I am loving this honeycomb effect. Thanks for joining us over at Lasting Memories

  12. Thanks for joining us at lasting memories with such a sweet LO

  13. This layout is great. I love the sketch. I may have to give it a try sometime. I also love the soft colors you chose. Thank you for linking up to the Getting Scrappy Challenge.

  14. What a CREATIVE LO! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

  15. Thank you so much for joining us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with absolutely adorable creation its just perfect, I hope you will try to join us again next week,
    Have a lovely week,
    Hugs Bridget SCSC DT

  16. Your page brings such a peaceful feeling. You did a beautiful job of supporting the sleeping dogs with a calm layout. Love all of the details!

    Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

    Elizabeth LMDT

  17. what cute photos!!! ahhh!!! LOVE the honeycombs!!! Thanks soo much for playing along with Sketches In Thyme!!!

  18. OMGoodness .. look at your fur-kids!! GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE your LO and those honeycombs are awesome!! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!!

  19. Wow..gorgous layout. Love how you used the hexagons! Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme!!

  20. What a perfectly fabulous take on our sketch! LOVE your layers of hexagons, and your soft, serene color palette... Swoon! Thank you so much for playing along with us this month at Sketches in Thyme!