Sketch Challenge

This month’s challenge at Scrap It Girl is a sketch challenge, designed by one of the girls on the team.

sketchmay-268x300I decided to create a layout featuring Matt on his 42nd birthday … tasting five different types of beer at an Irish pub in Holly, MI.



I used paper I have been carrying around for quite some time, ribbon from my stash, some bottle caps that have got to be at least 5 years old and some chipboard letters. I painted the letters in Antique Bronze Distress Stain and then went over the tips with Picket Fence Distress Stain … I was trying to capture the look of the foam on the beer. Corny, I know, but sometimes it still escapes!

I hope you will participate in the sketch challenge at Scrap It Girl this month. You have until the end of May to make a page, card or altered item that follows the sketch. And, the prize package is amazing! I wish I could win it myself!

Here’s the link with all of the details.



One of my dearest friends has had a difficult year. She’s had one virus and infection after another — so many that she’s lost 30 pounds! And, she was recently diagnosed with an ailment that promises plenty of pain and some lifestyle changes.

I wanted to send her a card that would let her know I was thinking of her, but I did not want to send the traditional “get-well-soon” card. When I discovered stamps by Art Impressions, I knew they would be perfect. How can you not laugh when you look at this …

These ladies crack me up and I thought she might get a kick out of it — and it may remind her of our group of friends and how we laugh together (although never in swimsuits and heels!).

So, the card is on its way to her house, but I wanted to share it here, too. The cardstock is from American Crafts and I colored the image with Copic Sketch Markers. I added a bit of pink to their shoulders because a sunburn is sure to set in when drinking on the beach!