Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays and Sassafras Lass

I got my last Sassafras order last week. It's a bittersweet experience to open a box full of beautiful color and happy prints knowing you will never get another one like it again. I got some beautiful Sunshine Broadcast loveliness so I made this page AND tried to shoot it in a similarly appropriate manner.
Sketchy Thursdays Guest DT Grateful page
MATERIALS: Sassafras Lass Sunshine Broadcast paper and stickers,  Smooch Spritz Sun kissed, Tattered Angels Sand mist, Mister Huey in Lemonade, buttons from Crate, pearl beads from Art-C, hearcleare heart buttob from Epiphany crafts, gold beads from Michael's
This page will be submitted to the Sketchy Thursdays December Guest DT challenge. I really love this sketch- the simplicity allows for a lot of creative play and I'm always a sucker for square format images.

A quick detail shot of the journaling:

I also made a second page for a sketchy Thursdays challenge sponsored by Paper Issues. Paper Issues teamed up with Pink Paislee to promote the release of their Snow Day line and the projects are GORGEOUS- please swing by to see the fantastic projects submitted so far!
Planet Hoth- Sketchy Thursdays 11/3/11 challenge sponsored by Paper Issues
MATERIALS: Bazzill white paper, Tattered Angels Patina mist. Smooch Sea Green mist, Mister Huey in Cream and White, Maya Road snowflake transparencies, Melissa Frances starburst and water bling brads, Crate,  Jenni Bowlin and Basic Grey buttons, alphas by Sassafrass Lass and Basic Grey, Sakura gelly pen in gold, Stickels in Diamond, star punchinella and white corrugated board from Gauche Alchemy
An apology- these were supposed to be ready on Monday but now that my husband is back in school weekends are a crazed mass of laundry, cooking and taking Lola to the park before the 4:30- sun deadline- did I mention I hated Fall? Sun rationing kills it for me. But I won't complain it was 68 (!!!) degrees here yesterday- I KNOW!!!
I'm struggling a bit on my Grace Project photos- mostly finding shots varied enough to include. May I submit that I am grateful for the "push" I'm getting to up my photo game? I'm trying all KINDS of crazy things to shoot my projects these day- can I show you on failed experiment?
Dave's architect's table makes for a really fun "stage".
Aluminum Foil is a dark apartment dweller's best friend!
This is a beautiful "staging" set up but without full sunlight or a tripod to steady the camera for the long exposure time it's just too dark in this room. I will FORCE myself to work with my cheapo tripod- it literally takes just as long to set it up as to shoot, edit and write a blog entry- very annoying.
A couple of detail shots:

The latest entry to the Daily Grace project:
11/7/11- Grateful for some time alone
11/8/11 Grateful for the PERFECT hamburger from Fanny on Graham St.
11/9/11 Grateful for THE BEST PRESENT EVER! Thank you Dave!!!

MuChOs SmOoChEs!



  1. Such gorgeous layouts Michelle!!! LOVE your creativity in getting your indoor shots for your projects. Good luck on the GDT spot at ST!!!

  2. Michelle, you never stop wowing my senses! Your work just keeps getting better and better girl! I love it! You are such an inspiration with your use of paint and texture. I only hope to be able to work it like you do! Much love, my friend.

  3. I had a moment of silence when I opened my Sass box(es) too...funny how attached once can get to a paper manu of all things!

    I love all the little details on the Planet Hoth layout--totally funny title, btw!

  4. I feel your pain, sister. I only recently came to love Sass, as my style developed, and now they're gone. Couldn't even afford a big cut price box of last-chance goodies.
    Anyway. Your ampersand masking and journalling is inspired and makes me very happy. I generally love that page. And your snow page is giggle-cute!

  5. Wow wow wow wow!!! Your lo's are AMAZING!! I loveeeeeeee them!! Loveeeeee the photos and the misitng! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. This is a great post Michelle and I had a good time looking at your beautiful pages!!! They are both remarkable in their textures and details! Love the photo of your shadow with that caption! :)

  7. Love both layouts--masking using the "&" and the winter outfit layout. Perfect.

  8. Totally gorgeous pages. Thanks for playing with Sketchy Thursdays!

  9. Hi Michelle! So glad you could play along. Love what you made for the challenges!! :)

  10. Love both of these LO's SO MUCH! The one about Lola's bond with your hubby brings a tear of joy, and then the Planet Hoth makes me laugh, laugh, laugh! Love it! You are so funny!

  11. Two such different LO's; and I love them both! Love the yellow misting and the text within the ampersand. Love the beautiful embellies and the border of tiny dots in the snow scene!

  12. love! Love! love! those pages and I'm totally diggin your photo's!

  13. oh my gosh i LOVE That massive and!!!! totally rocks!

  14. OMG, I love all of your layouts! Loads of inspiration in here, and god knows I need that... :-D Have a great weekend!


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