Thursday, April 28, 2011

Once Upon a Sketch

My Sweet Girl

Thought I would give Once Upon a sketch a try this month as this site is specifically aimed at challenging you to add more journaling to your LO's and this is something I don't always do.

Pretty much stayed true to the sketch and added my journaling on the MM journal spot.  Used some American Craft for the background which I misted with Strawberry Shortcake chalk mist and added some Kaiser droplets.  Layered some cute girly BG & Sass Lass pp's and distressed the edges.  I find I have a hard time leaving the edges clean.. doesn't feel finished if I don't distress the edges.  Just had to add some hand cut elements when I pulled out the BG Olivia paper... used them for my flower clusters... so cute!!

Kraft It Up CT Call

Yes you heard right, it is time for us to have some new members on the Creative Team!!!

Sadly we have to say goodbye to some of our gorgeous CT who have almost finished their time with KIU, I would love to keep them all and more but it isn't possible..  So if you would like to become a CT Member for KIU check out THIS LINK to see what you have to do...

Entries close: 25th May (Successful applicants will be notified by the end of May and given July's Criteria to have completed by 29th June)

Sneaky Peak

Here is a sneak which for an upcoming challenge.

Challenge Updates

It's almost the end of the month, which means only a few days left to get those challenges in and your chance to win some fabulous prizes.

White + Olive Green + twine

Kraft It Up
Number challenge- 1 piece of Kraft cardstock; 2 photos smaller than 6x4; 3 different Alphas; 4 different patterned papers (yes you can use the reverse side of one sheet as long as the pattern is different); 5 different embellishments.

Bird Is The Word
You still have 10 days to add your entry to BITW.. the challenge word is Forever and there is also a sketch by the lovely Nadia Canizzo to inspire you if you choose to use it!!

Challenge Heaven
Check out the link above as there are heaps of different challenges to choose from and there is sure to be one that  inspires you.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave some love :)


  1. Totally Gorgeous Smorgeous LO Cathy!! Just sort of reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake for some reason....:)
    You sneak peek looks exciting too... cant wait to see more!!!:)
    Hope you are having a great week!!
    Love Louxxxx

  2. Great LO Cathy. So many textures and layers, love it. I know what you mean about distressing your edges - just doesn't feel right.

    Hope you're having a great day.

  3. Oohh that's quite a number of DT positions ;) Congrats!! I love your take on the sketch for OUAS, Cathy!! Who doesn't love that sketch right? I followed the sketch closely too. All the best to you yeah!! Thank you for your lovely comment. That helps :D

  4. Always beautiful Cathy! Love the combination of florals and check.......your flower clusters are always gorgeous.

  5. this is just oozing with prettiness!!!
    thanks for playing along!

  6. another of your gorgeous LO's Cathy .... sooo pretty and you know how much I adore your work ... beautiful .. hugz x

  7. Hey Cathy, this looks fab. Love your take on the sketch. With your style you make it look so detailed. Love it.

  8. Soooo pretty! You do such lovely flower-work!

  9. What a totally gorgeous mix of pattern papers on that stunning layout Cathy!! And I feel I MUST have some of that Strawberry Shortcake mist. YUMMY!! Ooooh and that sneak!! Just look at the muslin...another one I can't wait to see.

  10. What a precious layout!....I love the colours!!

  11. Wow just beautiful. Thanks for playing along.
    Carole xx

  12. This is just beautiful Cathy! I love the colours you have used here and the patterned paper mix goes so well together. THANKS so much for playing along at Once Upon A..Sketch!.xoxo Nadia.

  13. wowzers Cathy..what gorgeous photos.and yay for journalling..woot woo...

  14. Lovely take on the sketch Cathy. Gorgeous pp's, I don't like leaving edges untouched either, not when there are so many options- ink, distress, punch, ;)

  15. You did really great on this challenge Cathy! Love it!! Thanks so much for playing at Once Upon a Sketch LOL (I go to bed saying that lol...) Love the sneaky peeky too...good idea...I should start doing that! Gee time is running out on all these challenges now! One I've never heard of there, 2 I've done & one I think is only open to Aussies - Kraft it up - from what I remember...still have a million on my "to do" list though - think I need to start becoming a BIT more selective maybe?! :)

  16. Sweet sweet page Cathy :-) love the misting :-)

  17. The colors work Soooo well with the Photos!! Such a Gorgeous LO Cathy! love your details & that sneak peek....

  18. Oohhh SOO many great challenges,...So little time....
    Love the layout. Sooo sweet. I hear you on distressing the edges,...I have the same 'problem' But this really looks great distressed or not.Is the little princess the same teenage DD that I have seen in other layouts? They sure grow up quickly!!
    Thanks for playing along Cathy.
    Hope you have a great week end!!

  19. Very pretty! You did a very good job on this layout Cathy! Good Luck!

  20. Beautiful page! Thank to play with us on Once Upon A Sketch!

  21. Oh Cathy your take on the sketch is absolutely delightful! The layering and clustering is once again divine