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Lots of Wood Grain

Lots of Wood Grain

Layout 1

home boy

I love this new sketch by Allison Davis so much that I was planning on creating a layout almost exactly like it. But that’s not how this turned out! While working on the page, it evolved, and I ended up using the sketch as a jumping off point, which just goes to show what a great tool these sketches are.

I used patterned paper and lots of embellishments with various wood grain designs to go along with the photos and my husband Chris came up with the cute title.

Make sure you check out Sketch Week on Allison’s blog here and download the sketch for yourself here.

Lots of Houses

Lots of Houses

home

This layout was inspired by this one here created by Ro Philippsen. I used the month and day circle stickers in the middle to suggest that I share my home with these two everyday, instead of using them for the date. I also did a lot of pen detail. I went around the border of almost all elements with straight lines, dashed lines, dotted lines, and zig zag lines. I did a little hand stitching around the center circles and added a few drips of yellow spray mist. My journaling was done on the computer, then cut into strips. I’m so glad I finally used up all these little houses! I had no idea what I was going to use them for but I’m really happy they found a home (get it–home–ha ha!! I know I’m cheesy!)  on this layout.  :-P

Lots of Stars

Lots of Stars

09 june basic sketchstar gazing

It’s a new Allison Davis sketch!!! I was so excited when Allison asked me if I wanted to participate in Sketch Week on her blog. I’ve missed Sketch Support so much and couldn’t wait to get started making a layout based on this sketch.

We took a trip to Griffith Park Observatory during Spring Break and Mason loved it! I enjoyed just watching him explore the exhibits and soak up all the information. For the layout, I used five different constellation patterned papers (American Crafts, WRMK, Echo Park, Studio Calico, Pebbles) and one piece of constellation vellum (Studio Calico).

close up 1

I added lots of star accents and some other theme embellishments I found in my stash. I used outside photos and light colored papers on the left side and transitioned to inside photos and darker papers on the right side. I wanted to imply the earth turning and causing the day to change from light to dark. Too abstract? I agree! That’s way too much thought put into a scrapbook page!!  8-O   I kept the background cardstock the same light blue color on both sides and used a strip of vellum as a border across the bottom for continuity.

close up 2

Two reasons this sketch is awesome:

1–It’s versatile. You may have noticed that I did not follow the sketch exactly. I changed the photo sizes, the location of the embellishments, and omitted the stitching. You can tell that I used the sketch, but I also made it work for me.

2–It’s free. FREE!! You can download it here.

Don’t forget to check out Allison Davis’ blog to see more interpretations of this sketch!

 

                                                                                                                                                                                        

Lots of Sparkle

Lots of Sparkle

bach party

This photo does not even begin to show the sparkly loveliness of this layout! I’m serious–it’s so pretty and glittery and sparkly and blingy that when I was working on it, I couldn’t even have my overhead desk lights on because I kept getting blinded. I used almost a whole package of Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic banners and they’re covered in glitter. The chipboard elements are glittery and have sparkly gems on them. I used glittery letter stickers and die cuts. I even used a green glitter pen in the journaling. Was there a reason for all this glittery goodness? Yes–it’s rare that I get to scrap a girly page so I went all out girly! Also–it was my cousin’s bachelorette party and she loves the sparklies. I love how this layout turned out, even though I have to wear sunglasses to look at it!! 8-)

Lots of Banners

Lots of Banners

100 days

I took these photos of Mason when he got home from the 100th day of first grade. After they were printed, they were sitting on my desk and I noticed that they kind of looked like the number 100. My original idea was the cut the actual photos into the numbers…but I just couldn’t do it, so I cut the numbers out of a sheet of vellum and layered that over the photos. I love how it turned out! You can see the idea I was going for but it’s subtle. On the other hand, the banners are very bright and bold. The day was a celebration and I wanted the banners to portray the fun atmosphere of a party. I used the entire sheet of Dear Lizzy Flutterbys from the Neapolitan collection and added some hole punched confetti to contribute to the party theme as well as bring some of the blue into this area. :-D

Lots of Hexagons

Lots of Hexagons

happy place

I had seen a tree made out of hexagons on Pinterest and knew it was something I wanted to try on a scrap page. I borrowed my sister-in-law’s hexagon punch (thanks Jen!) and punched away on all different scraps of green paper. The large hexagon was the exact same size as some Pink Paislee chipboard hexagons I had so some of the hexagons on the tree are raised. I then used the empty packaging as a mask on the background. I drew the trunk on wood grain patterned paper then stamped on it for more texture.I added gems and even a little bit of stitching in the arrows on the title strip. To finish it off, I painted the border with purple Tattered Angels glimmer paint. I love how this page turned out–it’s my new favorite! :-D