Saturday, January 15, 2011

January sketch # 2- Guest designer Kathy Ahlsman

It's time for me to introduce the second guest designer this year. Her name is Kathy Ahlsman and this is what she sais:

My name is Kathy and I am a scrappinpsycho. I spend much of my time in The Psycho's Asylum where I create scrapbook albums to capture the lives and memories of my 3 beautiful grandchildren. I live in Austin, Texas with my husband of 37 years and our 7 year old grandson. I am very fortunate that my other 2 grandchildren (and #3 on the way) live here in town.

I have been scrapping for about 15 years - or as far back as I can remember. I also keep busy with my challenge blog: Scrap Our Stash and my personal blog The Scrappinpsycho - News from the Asylum.

I really enjoy Helen's sketches and was honored to chosen to be a part of the Guest Design Team. One of my goals for 2011 is to complete at least 1 layout with each of her sketches.

I completed 2 different layouts using Sketch #41 - I have another one in the works - but time has not allowed me to finish it for this post.

I have also included some of the other layouts I have done using Helen's wonderful sketches.

The 100th day - was actually a scrap lift from a magazine - and then later I scraplifted it a second time for "Beyond Words". I used an advertisement from a Hobby Lobby magazine for the printed paper on this layout. It wasn't until later that I discovered Helen and her sketches that I realized that this was actually one of her sketches.

I love Helen's clean simple style. She is my "go to" sketch source. I don't normally use the same layout or sketch more than once - but have found Helen's to be so versatile and adaptable that I tend to repeat them.

Thanks so much for this opportunity.

The Scrappinpsycho

This is sketch # 41 that Kathy worked with,

 and her two awesome takes on it:)

Here's some of Kathy's layouts based on my earlier sketches;

Aren't they all just so lovely?
I like how Kathy's style is so clean and simple, where the photos are the focal point- just as it should be!

Thanks for your kind words Kathy and also for sharing your work with us.

Be sure to check out Kathy's blog for more inspiration.
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María Castillo said...

Great Lo´s for great sketches!

Missy Whidden said...

Everything is so beautiful, Kathy! I love all your pages...I love how the focus is on the photos, and all the subjects in those photos are just adorable!

mustangkayla said...

Great new sketch! Love the layouts!

Ana said...

GORGEOUS LAYOUTS! Kathy I absolutely love your use of bright colors! Your my kind of scrapper!

scrappyhappymom said...

Wow Kathy, your layouts are awesome. I love the clean lines and all the bright colours. Gorgeous work!