September 26, 2014

SOUS 5th Anniversary Sketch Blog Hop

We all hope you have been enjoying the festivities this month while we are 
celebrating our 5th Anniversary! 
By way of celebrating we are having one blog hop for
each challenge team this month. Today is our last hop
and we are wrapping up the hops with our
Sketch Team Blog Hop!

Our team is amazing and you'll want time to hop!
5 days should give you time to visit starting today through
Tuesday, September 30 at midnight EST.

 you should of come here from MAYOORI'S blog
if you did, then you are in the right place.   If you just stopped by and
would like more info on the hop, head back to SOUS here.

To be eligible for our sponsored candy
we ask you complete the hop by visiting EACH
blog, commenting and following EACH blog!
Once you’ve competed the hop you will be eligible
to win this incredible prize from Creative Embellishments!

For today's blog hop us Design Team members found inspiration from this sketch which was created by our Leah..

This is what I created:

My mom and I went picking sunflowers last Saturday and I snapped a few photos of her and she was trying to jump out of the view of the camera..LOL  I finally told her to stay still and she got all goofy on me.. So, the photo is of my mom standing in front of the field of sunflowers..

I created my own sunflowers using one of the files I found in the SIL sotre.. I wanted a furry look to the centers and so added some glossy accents and some antique copper micro beads..
and let me just say, those little things went everywhere.. no clean way to handle those at all :)

I also added some butterflies and small flowers I punched out with my Fiskars punch.. lots of pink stickles on the wings of the butterflies..

I also decided to grab some pearls from my stash, that I've been hoarding onto and I also got to use one of my Martha Stewart deep edge punches :)

close up of the stickles on the butterfly, plus I rubbed some texture paste to the edge of the layout, just to soften it up a it..  All of the flowers and leaves have been inked with distress inks.

Now, I have some fun challenge information:

If you JOIN in ANY of our challenges this month
you will then be eligible for one of our 2 Grand Prizes! The more challenges
and projects you share, the more chance to win!
We’d like to warmly thank Fancy Pants Designs and 
 Zeus and Zoe for their kind and generous sponsorship!

So, now you are off to your next stop and that Is:

Till next time..
Happy Hopping ya'll


  1. Your background certainly makes the whole layout pop! Very pretty floral embellishing!

  2. ABSOLUTELY....GORGEOUS!!!! The amount of detail you ALWAYS put into your work is unbelievable!!! LOVE the colors...LOVE the white pearls!!! I want to be JUST LIKE YOU when I grow up :0)

  3. Beautiful layout! Love the orange flowers with the blue background!

  4. I love that cut file in the background and the butterfly is so cute.

  5. oh my my . this is so gorgeous. love everyhting about it. color combination ,flowers , back ground cut file

  6. I think this is one of my favorites because of the color combination and how much it POPS!
    Love this, the design and details are perfect (as always of course!!!!)

  7. What great sunflower embellishments to go with the sunflower
    field in your picture. Your butterfly is great too. Good job.

  8. Your layout is so stunning. I love the sunflowers and color combo.

  9. Absolutely beautiful layout. Everything about it is so fabulous!!

  10. Oh so pretty :) love the floral and butterflies that surround your picture :) Nice chosen back drop too :)

  11. Beautiful layout! I love how the flowers surround the photo and the centers of the sunflowers are perfect! TFS!

  12. wow this is beautiful, I love all your flowers! x

  13. Awesome page! Your flowers you made are beautiful, I want to try those micro beads but dont wanna chase them rolling everywhere lol
    I'm also a follower of your blog now :)

  14. Beautiful page! I adore the blue and orange combo.

  15. Wow, what a GORGEOUS layout! The papers, the cuts are just beautiful! I love the sunflowers and flourishes...beautifully done!
    Sherrie K