Friday, April 1, 2011

April sketch- Guest designer Missy Whidden

Welcome to April and a new designer. Her name is Missy Whidden and this is what she has to say:

Hello there, fellow scrappers! My name is Missy Whidden, and I live in Florida. I’ve been married to Marshall for 11 years, but we’ve been together for almost 18. We have two beautiful little girls, Reese (4 ½) and Paige (2). They are the inspiration behind most of my layouts. I began scrapping in 2006, just a few months before Reese was born. My mother-in-law asked me to help her create a baby scrapbook for my husband, and I was instantly hooked. It’s amazing how much my style has changed since then! I started with plain cardstock and deco scissors, and now my “scrapcave” is overflowing with patterned paper, inks, mists, ribbon…the list goes on. I love bright colors. I almost always let the colors in my photos dictate my papers, and I try to scrap my pictures in order (or at least all the pictures from one month) so I can put them into albums. I love the creative release that comes from scrapbooking, and I love the photography aspect as well.
I am currently on the Design Teams for ScrapFIT and Sassy Lil’ Sketches.

I had so much fun working with Helen’s sketches. They are all so wonderful. I chose a few of her older sketches for my layouts here, along with two takes on sketch #47. Thank you for looking! You can check out my blog at

And here is sketch #47 that Missy worked with:

And her two takes on it.

(I have to say that these two layouts are the cutest thing I've seen in a long time! Notice all the hand stitching. WOW!)

And here's more of Missy's fabulous work based on older sketches.

Don't you just love Missy's style?
It's so magical and dreamy! Makes me think about faeries for some reason.

Thanks Missy for sharing your creations and talent!

Be sure to visit Missy's blog for more inspiration.
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mustangkayla said...

CAUTE take on the sketch! Look at all that sewing! :-0 FABOO work! Your style and Helen's sketches go REALLY well together!

Pikiran Lita said...

Wow! They are all super! :) I love stitching as well, but haven't tried to do any scrapbook just yet! :) I haven't really understood the sketches, but all of them look very nice!

Nati Tristan said...

Missy's layouts are absolutely precious!

María Castillo said...

Oh yes, love her style!! Sp girly too!

Missy Whidden said...

Thank you so much, Helen, for allowing me to play with your awesome sketches! It was so much fun, and I will continue to be inspired by you. It was an honor to be one of your guest designers!

Cindy deRosier said...

I love the new sketch and Missy's layouts are fabulous! The frogs are adorable. Another wonderful Guest Designer!