Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Page Drafts...Bringing Back The Mojo!

Hiya folks!  How's the start of your week been so far?  July 1st, my oh my, the summer has officially begun, and I am HAPPY!!!!  Mama is here with my two nieces visiting from N.Y. and we are having fun :)  We've been to Newport Beach, tomorrow we'll be tourists going on a Hollywood bus tour, Mann's Chinese Theater.  Can't not go put your hands and feet in the stars prints, hitting the Santa Monica Pier, maybe some Universal City Walk too.  I sure hope we seem some famous folks!  I also want to bring everyone to a Mission.  Since Cali is so well known for them, figured it would be some great educational exposure too.  Either San Juan Capistrano or Oceanside's San Luis Rey.  Either way, having mom and the girls here has been just wonderful.

Now, have you heard of Page Drafts?  This is a wonderful site owned by Emma Stafrace of the Nifty Pixel. Go, hurry up, go see and then come back real quick, I'll still be here....

Well, whuddya think?  Pretty stinkin cool huh :)  Emma has about the best sketches out there hands down.  I don't mean others aren't as good, but man, this gal can rock the sketch!  What dimension and detail she packs into her pieces.  Lovely my friends, awesomesauce!  I've been a lurking around her blog, stalking her facebook page, but never jumped in, till now that is.  And now I am nevuh looking back!  I love her stuff and will incorporate them into my work when I need a boost and don't want to think to hard, or just want to know it's gonna rock.

I did a layout of my boys John and Santino from Desirae's wedding.  Yes I know, ya'll are getting sick of all the pics from that great day, but hey what can I tell ya, there are about a gazillion pics and I gotta use em ;)  It's kinda funny because there are so many years between them, but they are two very handsome men and I gotta show them off.  I used papers from my Swirlydoo kit for the month of May, Bohemian Spring with a touch of April's Tiffany Kit.  Both were Authentique lines. Have a look, oh and it was sketch # 31/1 -

Truth, isn't the sketch gorgeous? This is the one that called to me the most and that's what I love about Emna, she gives you several to choose from, you're bound to hit one that just gets you.  I also used some bling from the Tiffany kit and a chippie flourish from Creative Embellishments. Some of my own embellies cut with my cricut too.  Did some misting and inking for effect.  Here's a list -

Product List

Authentique - Suave, Classique
Creative Embellishments Chipboard - Flourish set # 14
Lindy's Stampgang Starburst Spray - Tiffany-lou Blue, Frolic in The Forest Black
Lindy's Stampgang Glitz Spritz-Steel Shimmerz
Silks Acrylic Glazy - Pretty Peridot
Distress Ink - Black Soot
Swirlydoo's Kit Club - Shiny Bling
Cricut - Leaves, Flourish Clock, corner accent piece, #2.
Glitter Stickers - Black
Liquid Pearls

Instead of butterflies, I used these little corner like emblems from the Picturesque cart just to man it up a bit. It's a nice page dedicated to two brothers on a very special day indeed.

I hope you liked it, I'm glad you stopped by, now click on Emma's blog and go check her out and have some fun!

Oh, before I forget, my piece has gone live in the online mag Scrap n'Art.  Sadly if you don't have a subbie you won't be able to see it, but if you click my little toot button, it will take you to the mag just the same. I am very happy my layout is in this month.


  1. Yip I agree with you 100% she is best hands down. :) I love using her sketches too. Love your take on this one. Funnily enough this sketch was the one I could not visualise as a layout. Now having seen yours I absolutely love it. Gorgeous pic, colours and detail. I think you rocked this one :D

    1. Silly of me to wait so,long Val. Em really is quite the artist :) Thank you my friend! Love ya <3

  2. Congrats on your pub & wonderful layout! Cali sounds like a wonderful plAce to live and the weather seema great too for overseas! Enjoy your Summer!! I am lying in bed right now with my electric blanket on :)

    1. Oh Helen, it trips me out that when we here in the U.S. are in the summer season others are having their winter! Brrr, having been a native of New York for my first 25 I don't miss the cold at all!

  3. Wow..I simply love what you have done with the sketch!! Your layout is beautiful!! And your boys are very handsome!! Love it girl!!!

    1. Thank you Lisa <3 You know you're a very big inspiration to me :)

  4. It never ceases to amaze me how you can embellish a layout with bling and swirls and still make it perfectly masculine! Beautiful work!

    1. Aw, thank you Court :) I think it's in the color choices and just what bling you use :)



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