Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lollipop Girl

Today I can finally share some exciting news! Jennipher Lowery chose me to be one of her new design team members for her new sketch challenge site, Scrappin' Silhouettes!

Here's a little information about Scrappin' Silhouettes by Jennipher Lowrey:

"First of all, your probably wondering what is a Scrappin' Silhouette.
Well here is the definition of silhouette:

A representation of someone or something showing the shape and outline only, typically colored in solid black. Starting to get the picture? Or should I say, Silhouette?

So, if you take the definition of "Silhouette" and you combine it with what you know scrappin' to be, you should end up with something like a scrappin' diagram, scrappin' sketch, a page plan etc. and that would be absolutely correct.

Scrappin' Silhouettes is my name for the scrapbook sketches I will be creating and sharing with you. For years now I have been following along with everyone else's sketches and one day I said, "wait a minute, why don't you create your own? You have the software, you have the time." So, I decided it's time for me to stop being a follower and do my own thing.

Since I know everyone has a different style of sketch they prefer I have set up a rotation that will offer something for everyone. Here goes...
First Thursday of every month will be a one-photo sketch
Second Thursday of every month will be a two-photo sketch
Third Thursday of every month will be a three-photo sketch
Fourth Thursday of every month will be a four-photo sketch
When there is a Fifth Thursday in a month we will have a double-page sketch with five or more photos.

I firmly believe that sketches are meant to be a starting point. Feel free to adapt any of my designs to suit your scrapping needs. Rotate or flip the sketch. Add or take away a layer or photo. Include more or less embellishments. Place the title in a different spot. All that matters is that you are inspired to create something!"

Every Thursday, Scrappin' Silhouettes will post a new silhouette and samples by the Design Team. Link up your finished layout based on the silhouette to be entered into a monthly drawing for a Rak!

Now on to my layout. I have been neglecting my scrapbooks lately so I was super excited when I was asked to be part of Jennipher's team! When you use a sketch or silhouette, your layouts come together so much faster and easier because it takes a lot of the guess work and design work out which I usually spend too much time stressing over!

My layout today uses these adorable pictures I have of our youngest Isabella! Products used:  The Girls Paperie - Paper Girl dp, SU cs and ribbon, Distress inks, Sizzix dies, Lil Davis Chip alphas, Making Memories paint, u/k buttons and machine stitching. The flowers were made using my new Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Floral die.

Here's a look at this week's silhouette. I hope you play along!



Jenn Joncas said...

First off, I LOVE your new blog!!! It looks fantastic!!!
Second, your layout is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the stitching and distressing and the beautiful pics of your sweet babes!!!

Ness said...

I just love your take on the sketch Stephanie, love it. Ness xx

Kirsty said...

Holy cow! At first I thought I was lost --- what a fabulous new look, although I liked your old one too. Beautiful scrap page of the lovely Bella! And congratulations on being selected for yet another design team- although people would be nuts not to want you!

Jenny said...

Whata great new blog look. I Love it! Might have to add a tree to my header, I like it that way!! :) :) :) :) :) Time to refresh mine LOL I love your adorable LO!! So pretty! :) :) :) :) :)

Debby/Darthy said...

Adorable layout Steph! Bella looks so sweet. I love the new blog it looks fabulous. Way to go on the new design team, you ROCK!!!!! You have so much fantastic talent.

Chantal said...

Hi Stephanie,

What a creative and inspiring force you are - love the look of the new blog and your layout of Bella is just beautiful - not hard to do when you have such a lovely little muse.

You are the design team queen!

Amanda Jones said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought they'd found the wrong blog! Love the new look!

I love your take on the Silhouette :) Fabulously girly x

furrypig said...

I really love the LO everything just works together perfectly with the sketch. I am so glad to have you as a team mate xxx

LORi said...

OH MY Goodness...this is ADORABLE!!
I love it!!

HUgs - LORi