Kelly Goree and a PageMaps sketch = magic! (and a giveaway!!!)

Kelly Goree and a PageMaps sketch = magic! (and a giveaway!!!)

Hi, everyone!!   It's Kelly Goree here with you today and I'm really excited to be back on the SCT blog! It's been a while since I've had a chance to share with you and yet I still couldn't figure out what I wanted to talk about. My mom used to tell me it's always best to start with what you know so I am going to share with you  just exactly where I am in my creative/scrappy life and we'll go from there. To do that means I need to put this out there in the universe. Are you ready for it?

THIS WINTER ALMOST KILLED ME!! AND BESIDES THAT IT SUCKED ALL MY SCRAPPY MOJO WITH EVERY INCH OF SNOW WE GOT!!  No lie! But now, with the coming of spring and the melting of the snow, I need to figure out exactly where my mojo has been hibernating all winter because I am itching to create!

So for inspiration and hopefully a return of my long-lost mojo, I went straight to my favorite source: SKETCHES! Those of you that know me know just how much I adore using sketches as a starting point for my layouts. I keep a huge folder on Pinterest as well as on my computer's hard drive for exactly this purpose.

When I had to create a double page layout recently and the creativity just wasn't there,  I immediately went to my sketch folder to find some inspiration. I came across this sketch which is an all-time favorite of mine.


 I've used this PageMaps sketch before – more than once even – and each time I loved the results. So I knew it would be a great kick-start for my project. But the problem I'm sure you've already guessed? Yep. It was a single page sketch.

There are a couple of ways I've found to deal with taking a single page sketch to a double. One involves mirroring (flipping) the first sketch so it's identical but opposite on the other page. The other is what I ended up doing here – streeeeetchhhing the sketch out so that it spans both pages.


If you look closely at this layout, you will notice that I stayed almost identical to the sketch for the left page but for the right, I took the middle section and just extended it across the page spread to accommodate more photos.



I kept the same notebook/journaling block as the original sketch but it simply moved to the right page. And rather than one large banner, I made several small banners to guide the eye across one page to the other.



I even used the same idea for a circular embellishment area but rather than use it for my title, I switched to floral embellishments to accent my page and before I knew it, the layout was complete.

I hope that trying this simple trick helps you jump start your own creative juices and gets you scrapping again if you've been on a small hiatus like I have! I look forward to seeing what you create! Please link me up and show me your pages using this technique and thank you for letting me share with you today!

~ Kelly



We are not done celebrating yet friends!  Don't we have some of the best partners EVER?  Love them all.  Today Maya Road is joining us to share the brand new April card kit with you!  Look at all this Maya Road goodness…


If you would like to be entered into win this great prize just leave a comment below OR you can leave a comment on our facebook post when you see this prize posted!  We are celebrating all our readers and fans and will be giving away one prize per day during this celebration  :)   Comments are open until tomorrow at midnight and winners will be announced on Friday both here and on facebook.  Good luck!

We would love you to take a moment to hop on over to Maya Road's facebook page and let them know how great this kit is!  Caroline and team would love to hear from you and they are getting close to 30K fans so if you don't "like" them yet, now would be a great time.  They do lots of giveaways on their page!

Have a great day friends!  

~  Catherine



  1. HeatherH April 9, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    This looks like a fun kit. Thanks for the chance to win!
    I really like that sketch-I am going to have to try it for a single page layout.

  2. Carole RB April 9, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Nice kit. Thanks to Maya Road and you for the opportunity to win it!

  3. Kelly Massman April 9, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    that is one beautiful layout!!!!! and what a great prize-tfs!

  4. Brenda April 9, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I love how you stretched the sketch! I’ve done the mirror trick before but never stretched one definitely going to try it! Thanks for another amazing giveaway!

  5. Denise Bryant April 9, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Sweet layout with such cute pics!
    Thanks for the chance to win a prize from Maya Road!

  6. Cheryl Hutcherson April 9, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    That April card kit from Maya Road is amazing! LOVE the layout Kelly!! Too fabulous!

  7. Val April 9, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win…Really nice and original stamps!!!

  8. Lynne in NI April 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Beautiful LO and fab giveaway too ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Twila Young April 9, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Love those burlap flowers in the kit! Too cute!

  10. Denise Luscan April 9, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    great lo! Love Maya Road! Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Debbie Piercey April 9, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Beautiful work! tfs What a lovely kit! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  12. Rhonda Strickland April 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    This looks like an awesome kit! Thanks for the chance to win. :o)

  13. Wendy Orme April 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    LOVE the “stretching” method of using a sketch! Darling layout.

  14. Nancy April 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Pagemaps are a favorite…thanks for sharing this one! Your layout is fabulous! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Laurar Turcotte April 9, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I have been wanting to get my hands on one of those maya Road kits since they first came out! Thanks for the chance!

  16. Julie {CalleLillyCafe} April 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Love your layout & yes! the Maya Road kit is fabulous!

  17. Janet P April 9, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    A lovely kit and I’d be overjoyed to win it!

  18. Amy C. April 9, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Your layout is so sweet! Thanks for the chance to win this prize pack! It looks awesome!

  19. Linda V April 9, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    I’ve lost my mojo, too this winter, but this kit inspires me! Love your layout!

  20. Ange April 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Fantastic!!! Love Maya Road!

  21. Susanne April 9, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I love how you’ve extended the sketch for 2 pages – super sweet spread. The card kit looks like fun – especially those stamps.

  22. Jeniff Sthory April 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Beautiful layout!!!

  23. sharla~ April 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I love sketches too and love how you stretched this out to a 2pager!! Very cute colors and details!

  24. Helen April 9, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I am always looking for inspiration for 2 page layouts. Thanks so much. It looks beautiful! Maya Road is a great source for wonderful embellishments. Just love their stuff!

  25. Sally Cranney April 9, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    What an adorable layout!! Love how you stretched the sketch for your double page!! Darling!!

  26. Kristen V April 9, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Wonderful kit! I love the stamp set. Thanks for this giveaway!

  27. Sandy Lewis April 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Kelly – it’s so nice to see you here! What a beautiful layout. Love what you did with the sketch – and I’m going to try it, too.

  28. Jo April 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Sketches are the best thing to go to when you have lost some mojo. This is a gorgeous sketch and a beautiful layout!! And thanks so much for the chance to win some Maya Road goodies!!

  29. sharon l April 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Gorgeous layout, lady! That little ginger is a cutie. I think the April kit is a must-have.

  30. Regena O April 9, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Love the layout! Love Maya Road! Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Bev Bacon April 9, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    looks like a very fun layout.

  32. Bernice J April 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I too love to start with sketches…it just gets my creative juices going!

  33. ruby h April 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Thank’s for the chance to win this awesome kit !

  34. marylouh April 9, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    What a darling layout. If you were in a grumpy mood it quickly changed after seeing the happy little redhead. Love it.

  35. jean marmo April 9, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    What fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

  36. rosalie April 9, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Thank you Maya Road for the chance to win celebrating SCT’s 8th birthday. I would love to win!!

  37. Alexia Misso April 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Happy 8th Birthday! Loving this kit, it’s so beautiful!

  38. Julie Golding Page April 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Neat technique of stretching the sketch! And the kit from Maya Road looks wonderful, too.

  39. Tawnya LiaBraaten April 9, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Oh boy that looks like a FUN FUN kit!!!

  40. vickie sanders April 9, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Love these goodies!

  41. Shirl Boughner April 9, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    love the colours in the layout and a great giveaway. thanks

  42. Jennifer Scull April 9, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    love the layout! the BG Fresh Cut collection is probably my fave from their spring release. ๐Ÿ™‚
    thanks for the chance to win some Mays Road goodies!

  43. Erin Morley April 9, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Loving that kit!!! It must be MINE! A girl can dream can’t she?

  44. Laura April 9, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Great layout – love how you made it into a two page layout. Maya Road has beautiful products!

  45. Gina April 9, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    I love this layout – thank you! Beautiful kit from Maya Road.

  46. Karen Schroeder April 9, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Cool Layout! Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. Bevb April 9, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Seeing as cards are my thing to create, I was so excited to see the
    Maya Road’s April Card Kit was being offered as a prize to win in your birthday celebration. They are an awesome company and I love love love their products. Oh wish me luck while I wish you Happy Birthday. Thanks to Maya Road for this generous prize!

  48. Dana W April 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Great layout!! And the kit looks awesome!!

  49. Gail L. April 9, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Love Maya Road!
    Going to say Hi to them!

  50. rita timmons April 9, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    love your layout! Maya road rocks!

  51. Janet chinn April 9, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Totally inspired! Love to card kit too!

  52. Natalie (QSOgirl) April 9, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Fun layout–I love stretching sketches (literally and figuratively ;-))
    And fun kit! Thanks for the awesome celebration giveaways!

  53. Jeri April 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    It does my heart good to know that even the experts can suffer from lagging mojo. Then to find out her solution is the same as mine, PageMaps…there’s hope for me yet!

  54. Nancy Schueneman April 9, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Would love this kit.

  55. Ardis April 9, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    The colours are very calming. They go nice together, too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  56. Pia Larsen April 9, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Your 2 page layout is stunning!

  57. Kathy P. April 9, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Adorable two pager with that great page maps sketch, Kally! Love those red-heads!! And that card kit looks awesome!! Thanks for another chance to win some birthday celebration goodies here!

  58. debra April 9, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Great tips!

  59. Dianne April 9, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win it! Looks like a fun kit and I am all about cards lately!

  60. Mary-Anne V. April 9, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    What a pretty layout….love the banner and the little enamel dot detail.

  61. Deb Gerits April 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Happy 8ty! Love Maya Road and that card kit looks fab!

  62. Cynthia Baldwin April 9, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Beautiful page, Kelly! And yes, I hear ‘ya on the loooong winter! Glad the sketch for your mojo going!
    Thanks to Maya Road too – fabulous kit with awesome goodies for crafting!

  63. Debbie Eslinger April 9, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    this looks like a fun kit, love the Lo

  64. Carla Hundley April 9, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Love the kits as everything
    is made to go together for
    fun uses! Thanks for the
    chance to win.
    Carla from Utah

  65. Roxanne April 9, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    What a great layout!!!

  66. aurorwillow April 9, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Looks like a fun kit!

  67. Jeanne J April 9, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Love Maya Road! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  68. Amante del Papel April 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    It’s a beautiful layout, i love this page!

  69. Cindy Wirl April 9, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    The 2 page layout is such an inspiration since I have never attempted to create one!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  70. Susan Mac Donald April 9, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    love anything Maya Road….certainly looks like a fantastic prize. your page is terrific!

  71. Lillie Keeton April 9, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Love the layout and “actually” is one of little grand daughters words!

  72. Tracey April 9, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    This is a fun card kit – filled with lots of goodies! Thanks for the chance to win!

  73. Karen Horne April 9, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    That looks like an awesome card kit! The layout was super cute too!

  74. nancy pennington April 9, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    great stuff

  75. Michele Washburn April 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    This kit from Maya Road looks like it would be a lot of fun to create with! Thanks for the chance to win!

  76. Vanessa Babin April 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Cool kit. love the chipboard words. I love double page spreads too. Thanks.

  77. Nancy Hunt-Mcdonald April 9, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Lovin’ this “Life Is Beautiful” layout and needing “Hello” supplies for my card making.

  78. Jani April 9, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    What a wonderful set of pictures you worked with. Great pages.

  79. Stokely April 9, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Vibrant page – it suits the photos.

  80. Violet April 9, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Maya Road products are always great products to have on hand. Thanks for the chance to win.
    I always do two page layouts, but I put several photos on each page. I have way too many photos to just do two or three.

  81. Megan April 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    This looks like a wonderful kit, and I love the two page layout. I will absolutely be using it on a future scrap page of my own ๐Ÿ™‚

  82. Loretta Davidson April 9, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    nice kit, Thanks Maya Road for the chance to win.

  83. eunice April 9, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Love this page. Thanks for the tips on stretching page sketches.

  84. Nicole McNamara April 9, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Amazingness from Maya. LOVE!
    And great double page. I seriously struggle with them.

  85. Manuela B. April 9, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Fantastic layout Kelly! And thanks for the chance to win the Maya Road kit. It looks great!

  86. Mary Moore April 9, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Nice card kit and new embellishments treats to try. Thanks for the chance to win.

  87. Iris Soscia April 9, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Darling layout and such a cute little girl. The kit looks awesome.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  88. Isbaha April 9, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Gorgeous double pager, awesome color palette, love it !

  89. RPomeroy April 9, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Great adaptation of the sketch.

  90. Marlene O April 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Welcome back Kelly. Understand perfectly as this past winter drained us all. Love your pages and just might adapt the sketch to a page I’m working on. Thanks for the inspiration.

  91. Carol April 9, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Super cute layout and the Maya Road product is just delicious!!

  92. Gretchen Wilson April 9, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Oh I could go for new goodies

  93. Janice Macfarlane April 9, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Love Maya Road! Hope I win!

  94. Janice April 9, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I feel like my own mojo is returning due to this inspiring layout and awesome prize pack!

  95. Pam April 9, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Looks like a great kit! Would love to win.

  96. doreen April 9, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    This kit looks like so much fun! Would love to win

  97. Mar-Lyn April 9, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    so cute!!

  98. JoAnn H April 9, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Lots of little items in this kit

  99. Marietta Austin April 9, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Looks like a fun kit. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  100. winnie wong April 9, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Beautiful layout. Thanks for the chance to win!

  101. Linda Johnson April 9, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Love your stretch (LOL). I will have to try that!
    The Maya Road kit looks like fun! Sign me up!!

  102. Kailash April 9, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Fabulous kit, love maya road!!!

  103. Donna R April 9, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Awesome kit! What great embellishments. I love your scrapbook page. What a great layout and fun embellishments!

  104. Helen Van Daalen April 9, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Thanks for the tip. I would LOOOVVVVEE to win this prize. I took Caroline’s class in Markham and loved the cards we made. This kit I am sure would be just as great.

  105. Barbara April 9, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Looks like a great kit. Would like to win this great prize.

  106. Jackie Peduzzi April 9, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Super cute layouts! The card kit looks awesome!

  107. Renee V. April 9, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    This is a great sketch and way to get out of a slump! TFS Kelly!

  108. terriavidreader April 9, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Looks so pretty! Thanks for a chance to win too

  109. Cindy deRosier April 9, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    I LOVE this layout! I’ve mirrored and added to turn 1-page sketches into 2-pagers, but I don’t think I’ve ever stretched like that. Great idea.

  110. Sue Abell April 9, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Great tips. I’m going to use that sketch too, love it! Thanks!

  111. Amanda C. April 9, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    What a great idea to stretch the sketch to make a two-page layout! And the Maya Road card kit is gorgeous! I love those Hello paper clips.

  112. mickey April 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I really love the hello actually kit. I would love to win it thanks for the chance to win

  113. Julie April 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Would love to try this double page layout. Looks great!

  114. Karen L K April 9, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    That is a nice sketch and a very cute layout. That looks like a fun card kit also.

  115. Jenny Kozar April 9, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    I love working with sketches too! They are a wonderful starting point.

  116. Lynn April 9, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    I love sketches! They do really help me get out of a funk. But pretty inspiration does the trick too. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and inspiration. Welcome Spring!

  117. Heather Thompson April 9, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    What and awesome kit. I love pagemaps! Use them all the time!

  118. Anne Ayers April 9, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    adorable lo!!!!! LOVE!!!!!!

  119. Janet Cobb April 9, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    What a great kit! I love the burlap posies and the crystal star pins and the pinwheel paper pad and the stamp set…oh, heck, I love it all! It is Maya Road, after all!!

  120. Gina M April 9, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    What a lovely kit. Thanks for the chance to win!

  121. DinT April 9, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Just another great kit by Maya Road.

  122. Betty Boutilier April 9, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Awesome!! Love Maya Road . Thanks for the chance to win at your birthday party.

  123. Cara Feeney April 9, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    What a cute girl. Love the card kits.

  124. Dawn J April 9, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Great kit, love the colors in the page layout

  125. Alma Dirpaul April 9, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Thanks Maya Road for the giveaway. Thanks Kelly for sharing from your heart. I often lose my mojo too.

  126. Rebecca Brigham April 9, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Love me some Maya Road – thanks for the chance to win!

  127. Kerri C. April 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    What a fun kit! Thanks for the chance to win and Kelly’s layout is adorable. Creative way to adapt the sketch.

  128. Robin B. April 9, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    That layout is so beautiful, I love the colors! Thanks for another great giveaway.

  129. Tona April 9, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I love that layout! I also love Maya Road, so thanks for the chance. ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. Kimberly Rodden April 9, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Maya Road goodness is right.
    I also love to use sketches. Thanks for the tip on taking a single sketch and making it a two page spread – love it.

  131. Amber M. April 9, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Wonderful layout, Kelly – love the colours and, of course, the way you mix the patterned papers – just AWESOME!!! Thanks to Maya Road, one of the absolute best companies in the industry, for today’s sweet give-away!!!

  132. Debby April 9, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Maya road is the best! Thanks for another chance to win!

  133. sherry butcher April 9, 2014 at 8:35 pm


  134. Vanessa Miles April 9, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    This kit looks like FUN!

  135. TracyM #6773 April 9, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    BEAUTIFUL layout Kelly – LOVE the photos, colours and everything about it!!! Hope your mojo grows stronger each day as the snow melts and becomes a memory. THANK YOU for sharing your inspiration today and your wonderful idea to stretch the sketch ๐Ÿ™‚
    NOW for the CRAFTY AWESOMENESS of today’s giveaway, what a FABULOUS kit – THANK YOU for the chance to win!!!

  136. Mai April 9, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Cute layout. Super love that giveaway prize – the stamp looks so versatile and those burlap flowers are precious!

  137. Janet April 9, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration! Love the Maya Road kit-thanks for a chance to win.

  138. Memoriesbymanda April 9, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I love it when bloggers tell it like it is! We are supposedly heading into Autumn/Fall here in New Zealand but the temp has been a record 28 Degrees! Not looking forward to the cold winter blast when I come back to full winter after an upcoming month long trip. Love the Maya rd kit – the hello clips are sweet and I see there is adhesive in there (brilliant idea!)

  139. Lynn Darda April 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    That layout is beautiful and so fun! Great tip too. That card kit looks like tons of fun.

  140. Shereen April 9, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Sweet layout, the photos are so cute.
    And I love the Maya kit, it looks awesome!

  141. Julie April 9, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your contest!!! Hope your birthday is creative from start to finish!

  142. Linda E April 9, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Great sketch! Love your layout, Kelly!

  143. michelle t April 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Great layout! And I love how you thought out that beautiful sketch and stretched it to accommodate your need for a 2pg layout. And it’d just beautiful. Love all the touches. Thanks very much for a chance to win. It’s a lovely card kit. Michelle t

  144. Karenajo April 9, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Great layout by Kelly – neat to see how sketches are used. Thanks too for a super Maya Road kit and a chance to win !!!

  145. Heaney April 9, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    awesome layout…!!! Thanks to Maya for the fab sponsor gift!

  146. Julie Pike April 9, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win the Maya Road card kit! It looks amazing.

  147. Manda April 9, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Beautiful photos and a lovely layout to show them off! Maya Road is another company whose products I’d love to try – no easy access here in Australia!

  148. Maria Arvelo April 9, 2014 at 9:48 pm….wow this is great. The kit looks awesome!!!

  149. Janet Zeppa April 9, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Love your 2 page layout and the sketch! Thanks Maya Road!

  150. Heather Mayfield April 9, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Love the Stamps in the prize pack.

  151. Linda Tupper April 9, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    What a beautiful kit. Thank you so much for a chance to win.

  152. Kim Potts April 9, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Sweet pics on a beautiful layout. I remember when my girls were toothless like that. How the years have flown. Hello Actually kit looks awesome. Thanks Maya Road for providing this goodness!

  153. Sherrie Zlomke April 9, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Great layout from a stretched sketch! And a great prize giveaway! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

  154. Sebrina Bendel April 9, 2014 at 10:46 pm


  155. Gloria Morris April 9, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Awesome stretching technique used. Maya Road does it again.
    I adore this kit! Would be thrilled to win this. Thank you for the chance to do so.

  156. DebbieC. April 9, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Cute layout, so glad to see your mojo returned. Maya Road’s kit will help get anyones mojo back.

  157. merilou April 9, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Great looking kit.

  158. Marcy Helzer April 9, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Love Maya Road!

  159. Julie Gastelum April 9, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    As always, their kits always look so amazing.

  160. Janet Sisk April 9, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Oh yay! I love card kits! Thanks for a chance to win. ๐Ÿ˜€

  161. Patricia April 9, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    The Maya Road kit is great. Love your layout.

  162. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B April 9, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Wow oh wow! Great giveaway and this LO is awesome. Loved how you made this sketch into two pages!

  163. barbara macaskill April 9, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I have been drooling over this kit since I first saw it!! I left Maya Road some FB love/ Thanks for the chance to win so many amazing prizes!!

  164. Alison April 10, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Gorgeous layout – love the bright pops of colour, and I especially like it being a double, too! Thanks for sharing.

  165. chark April 10, 2014 at 12:16 am

    love the layout and pics!

  166. Carmen M. April 10, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Love this layout. It looks super beautiful so would like to lift it :O Thanks for another great giveaway.

  167. Patricia B April 10, 2014 at 12:35 am

    What a wonderful layout! tfs Love the Maya Road kit! Happy 8th Birthday!!

  168. Charity Chamberlain April 10, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Fantastic layout! Also, I love Maya Road! Awesome products!

  169. Karen aka soccerboyzmom April 10, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Love Maya Road and I am intrigued with their kits

  170. Deepika Garg April 10, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Love it and inspired!!

  171. Tracey April 10, 2014 at 6:46 am

    I love Kelly’s layout! The colours are gorgeous!!

  172. Charlene Goodman April 10, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I really like how you turned a one page sketch into two. I like to sketch out what I am doing so I follow through. Its what I call loosing my track of thought when I come back to a project. Would love too win package u put out , it looks like a lot of fuรฑ.Thanks so much for sharing.

  173. sandra samples April 10, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I love this kit and it has so many wonderful items to use on my cards.

  174. Susan P April 10, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Great layout and another wonderful prize.

  175. Meredith April 10, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

  176. Maria M. L. April 10, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Fabulous layout. I too use sketches as a starting point for my cards. SCT has been a great source of inspiration and knowledge since I found it last December. Love it! Also love this Maya Road kit; ohhh all the fun cards one could make! Happy birthday, and many more!

  177. Helen Gullett April 10, 2014 at 7:57 am

    WOW… that is fabulous layouts. One sketch turned into double page! Amazing color combo, love the garland and embellishments too!

  178. Jessica Yoder-Jones April 10, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Like that layout!! Thanks for the great chance to win

  179. Marcia Dehn-Nix April 10, 2014 at 8:58 am

    What an awesome 2 pager! Love that Maya Road kit too. I think it has my name on it ๐Ÿ™‚

  180. Tammy K April 10, 2014 at 9:02 am

    thanks for sharing the beautiful work!

  181. Shelley April 10, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Love the cute layout! I’d love a chance to play with some Maya Road goodies and scrap lift a similar layout.

  182. Lisa P April 10, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Love this page. Fabulous example of two page gorgeousness. Thanks for sharing it. Love Maya Road too. What a generous and amazing prize.

  183. Lorelle April 10, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Adorable sketch & layout, Kelly! I, too, am glad that Winter may be coming to an end ~ enough is enough! haha
    The Maya Road kit looks fantastic ~ their stuff is always great!
    Thanks for the chance to win!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  184. Beatrice Lawson April 10, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Lovely idea to stretch that sketch, The results are beautiful!

  185. Kay April 10, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Love the layout …the colours work so well with her red hair! Hello again, Maya Road, Hello Actuality Kit!

  186. sandy sh April 10, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Love this layout!
    and the Maya road kit looks like it is full of goodies!

  187. Gail D. April 10, 2014 at 10:12 am

    A very nice layout from Maya Road. Thanks to Maya Road for today’s birthday surprise.

  188. Steffanie S April 10, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Wow! This kit looks like so much fun! And what a gorgeous layout—love how you extended it!

  189. D April 10, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Great sketch and kit!

  190. marilyn boyd April 10, 2014 at 11:29 am

    What a great kit, I would love to win it.

  191. Tricia April 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Great layout – love the sketch – love Maya Road!

  192. Leslie Kiley April 10, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Maya Road, Yes Please! I love their products so much! And Kelly’s layout is just wonderful!

  193. Dorina D April 10, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Love this tip to stretch a single page sketch to 2 pages. Your layout is adorable and so precious. Thank for the chance to win Maya Road’s Kit. Another great company. Fabulously fun celebration.

  194. Sandy April 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Maya Road has great embellishments. Great page!

  195. NinaN April 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I love how you stretched the sketch!!! So smart! And I love your layout! The colours and everything!

  196. Dee Hamoen April 10, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Love the Maya Road kit and would use it well. Since I only do double layouts this tutorial was wonderful for me. I am always looking for ways to expand.

  197. Carla April 10, 2014 at 3:03 pm


  198. sherri p April 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    awesome sketch, great page and another wonderful prize!

  199. Nicole Doiron April 10, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Such a fun sketch (all of Becky’s sketches are awesome!) and i just love that Maya Road kit! Thanks for the chance to win!

  200. Carmen April 10, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I love those burlap flowers!

  201. Sue D April 10, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Great colors on this fabulous layout.

  202. Lynda April 10, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I appreciate the reminder to look at sketches a little more creatively! I forget to do that a lot! I’ve always like Maya Road products & would love to win this kit!

  203. Laurie April 10, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Fun and fabulous Maya kit! Thanks for the chance!

  204. Brenda April 10, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Wow great prize

  205. Sheena B April 10, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    A gorgeous layout!

  206. Kim April 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Love it!

  207. Jean Bullock April 11, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Beautiful job on the layout.

  208. Sandra Farrell April 11, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Totally cool pack – I’d be honored to win it

  209. Beneta April 11, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Had me at the burlap flowers and the stamps. thanks.

  210. karenladd April 11, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Wow what a great giveaway! I love maya Road, and this kit is super!

  211. Ayelet Barkay April 11, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Such a cute layout! Great how you turned it to a double page.
    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome kit ๐Ÿ™‚

  212. Cindy L April 11, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Maya Road rocks! So nice to have Kelly back again!!

  213. Dee Brown April 11, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I’m always amazed at how easily you pros can turn a sketch into a fabulous piece of artwork!
    Thanks for the chance to win another great prize!

  214. Linda Storey April 12, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Congrats on your 80,000. It must be a real thrill to know that many people love your ideas. WOW!!

  215. Indy April 15, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Looks like a fab kit! Great layout!

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