Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Check out our new Challenge Blog!!

It is finally Thursday and I have some exciting news!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is time to reveal our new sketch challenge blog at Sketches in Thyme!! Our buddy Kim has worked very hard putting together a fabulous team of ladies that provide a ton of inspiration to me... I hope they provide the same inspiration to you!! 

Our first sketch was found at Scrapiopath (Sketch #34) and it was a lot of fun to play with!! When you are over at the Sketches in Thyme blog, be sure to check out what the design team Mavens did with this sketch!! I love how one sketch can have so many different interpretations!!

This is my take on the sketch! My pictures are from a trip to Maui over a year ago. We took a sailboat tour over to Lanai and had an absolutely wonderful day. The kids had a chance to see a lot of whales splashing about and we even got into a pod of spinner dolphins!! They are sooooooo much fun to watch! They were jumping out of the water everywhere!! Big fun!!

My favorite part of this LO is the flowers! They were some Prima ones I had in my stash. I had originally bought them because I like to have white flowers around so that when I can't find the right color flower, I can color one myself! But for this LO, the white was perfect. I added color to them by stringing some beads on a wire and poking them through the centers! Aren't they perfect for Hawaiian flowers?!! I love how they turned out!! Then I took some green ribbon and cut some slits into the side. By using glue dots to glue them down, I was able to twist them a bit to look more like palm leaves!!!

Supplies used:
Paper - Making Memories Great Escape
Flowers - Prima
Cricut - Lyrical Letters
Misc. - gel pens and rub ons

Now... are you ready for some REALLY EXCITING NEWS?!! Our lovely Kim has put together some yummy blog candy for you to have a chance to win!! And the rules are so simple!  Head back to Sketches in Thyme to find out more about how to win!!! We would love for you to visit all of the Maven's blogs. To help you along, we put the blogs in alphabetical order to visit. My blog is the first one!! (the advantage of having the name that starts with a B!!) Each Maven will have a link to go directly to the next blog!

After you are done at my blog, you should head on over to Brenda's blog!! You can get there by clicking HERE!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog!! Make sure you take the time to visit all of the lovely Maven's blogs... you won't be disappointed!!! (I also want to apologize to my bloggy friends for being a little MIA lately.. I am finishing up my school year and my neice gets married Saturday... life is pretty busy! But I do plan on getting to all of your blogs this weekend to see what all of you have been up to!! )
Barb :)

21 comments:

Jessica said...

Beautiful work on the flowers, girlie! I'm so excited to play along with you girls.
=D
Jessica

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Barb I love your colors! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the flowers, now I will have to go get some craft wire, thanks enabler LOL!

Deca said...

I love the flowers. So beautiful.

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Wow such a stunning layout, the colours are so vibrant. Love how you turned the sketch around and those flowers are perfect.

hugs
Kaye x

Sasya said...

Great LO!! :)

jengd said...

Gorgeous- wonderful take on the sketch! The colors and flowers are wonderful!

Diana said...

Barb, this is gorgeous, I love how you did those flowers, may have to give it a try. Great PP also perfect for the photos.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Barb, you really rocked this one! Love your beaded flowers and palm leaves ... terrif! Congrats on wrapping up the school year too! Hugs Sandi

The Cropping Canuck said...

Beautiful layout! The flower are great.

Beatriz said...

Beautiful page! Love the colors and the flowers. Happy Thursday!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautiful layout and I love the flowers... I have to get going to work or I'd jump in and play! Have fun.

Pat said...

Barb beautiful LO & I love how you did those flowers!

Tanya Rudd said...

FABULOUS layout. I love how you added beads to the flowers.
Hugs
Tanya

Susan said...

Love your first reveal!!! I look forward to lots more! And yes, the flowers are PERFECT for this layout. I have lots of island pictures to scrap and have saved your layout for inspiration!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Love your layout. I need a cruise right about now. Love those flowers too :)
-Angi-

Calypso said...

Wow...beautiful layout. Love the colors and your embellished flowers.

Kim said...

Barb, you know I love your layout! I love your fun papers and the beauriful photos too! Great take on this first challenge sketch, my lovely Maven!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Rainbow said...

What a precious lo barb!! love the colors and the flowers!!!!! beautifuly done !!!

Brenda said...

Such lovely papers and pictures! Great take on the sketch!!

Melissa said...

Love the layout and the colors and paper are so perfect! Can't wait to see more layouts from the sketches in the future! Came to your blog through Sketches in Thyme!

Fern said...

Hi Barb, another gorgeous layout of your fabulous vacation!! Love those flowers!!!
WOW what a site it must have been to see the whales and dolphins!! Something the kids will always remember!!! Great take on our first sketch, gf!!! Have a wonderful day!!! Hugs!!!

 
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