Monday, February 20, 2012

Going Garnet!

I've been playing along with the fabulous Mid Week Mojo over at Scrapbook Steals from the beginning (over a year now), and have *loved* all of the crafty inspiration and camaraderie among the other girls that scrap along with me.  This time, we're scrapping for the chance to win a Cinch ,  (faaaaaaaaaabulous prize!) all we have to do is complete 10 sketches by the amazing Kristy Lee and two guest designers, Becci and Charity.  Here are my takes on a couple of the Garnet sketches.  The rest are linked up to the Scrapbook Steals blog.
Garnet 1:

Boo *loves* his baby sister and couldn't wait to cuddle up on her when we brought her home from the hospital.  He is so fiercely protective of her (as are all the boys), so I'm sure her dating years will be super interesting.  :)

Garnet 2:

I love this photo shoot of Fiona; we tried to get all angelic sleeping pics, but she wasn't having any of it and woke up half way through.  I love her headwrap, though.  I would often take it out and hold it before she was born, anticipating when I would be able to put it on her fuzzy little head.  Anyway, I really can't wait to have tea parties with her.  

Garnet 3:

This layout was made using Authentique's Uncommon line.  Gooooooooorgeous paper.  Truly.  The best quality paper I have ever crafted with.  I needs to get me some more Authentique.  Anyway, I inked the edges of the papers with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, and I think it matched beautifully.

Garnet 9:
 I changed up the sketch a bit on this one, but I'm happy with how it turned out.  I had a ton of pictures that the hubster had taken of the boys on numerous outings at the park. (Let me just say that I hit the jackpot in the hubster department. That man loves spending time with the kids and cherishes the opportunity to take the boys out on mini-Manventures.  *swoon*)  I thought Echo Park's Playground collection was a proper fit.

Garnet 10:

And lastly, here's my entry for Garnet 10.  I love when Boo's not in the mood to be photographed and we get these super cute ornery pics of him.  We call this character "Grumpy old Boo".  Of course, it's all an act and he's fighting back that charming smile of his, just like he is in that third picture.  This was created using my FAVORITE. LINE. EVER., Fancy Pants' Rough n' Tough.  As a mama of three boys, this collection has been a go-to for about a million of my layouts.  It's just perfect.

And with that, I'm Garnet.  Thanks so much to the ever-so-talented Kristy Lee, Becci, and Charity for sharing their gorgeous sketches and layouts over the past 10 weeks!


  1. I just love your work, Jen! Now I can stalk it on your blog ; )

  2. Thanks, girls! I'm excited to get all of this figured out! (I know who I can go to with questions ;))