Monday, March 22, 2010

Club Anya's Monday Mania Hostess:

Can you believe that the Hostess this week for the Club Anya & FriendsMonday Mania Challenge is none other than...MEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

I'm so super excited about this. Let me tell you a little about the challenge. It is a Sketchipe. (That is a Sketch plus a Recipe. So I'm calling it a Sketch - a - pea.) Goofy, why of course it is...this is me we are talking about folks. Now on for the fun!

The Sketch
Designed by Gwen A. Hesson
Follow the sketch as close as possible. You may use variations on the sketch as long as you can tell the original sketch is there.

Monday Mania Sketch

The Recipe
You must use at least two of the following techniques on your project:


Now here is what I did with this challenge.

This little gem has it all. Sketch based design, stitching, painting, embossing, inked edges and even distressed edges. I really had fun working on this.

Memento Ink-Tuxedo Black

Lay Out

In this little lay out I used some super fun papers by Nikki Sivils. They are all pet based in this set, "Bella Blue and Oscar Too". They worked so well with my girls and their pinks. Little Aubrey was sporting piggy tails for the very first time. She just looks so ornery in them. She and Sadie, our family dog, were having such a fun day together. I had to get a photograph. Sadly, Sadie was camera shy.

I managed to follow the sketch very well on this one. Also did inking on the edges using my Tim Holtz Distressing Inks. Embossed the matting behind our sweet little Amelia image from TGF. (Doesn't she reflect little Aubrey and her piggy tails perfectly?)

Happy Day Set (Amelia Image)

Tim Holtz Distressing Ink - Scattered Straw
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Now head on over to the Club Anya & Friends Blog and join into this fun. Can't wait to see what the Design Team comes up with there!



  1. Wooo Hooo....Congrats on being hostess, Gwen!! What a fun challenge and your projects are fabulous!! I love them both!!

  2. Thank you SO much for being our MM hostess! I LOVe your sketchipe and it was SUPER fun to do! you Rock, lady! Thanks for being so awesome and for your not one, but TWO beautiful samples!!!

  3. You always make me smile! That card is gorgeous! And the layout is adorable!


  4. This looks so cute Gwen, I love the way you tie the cute little images into you girls cute little scrapbook images. ~Diane


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