Monday, March 21, 2011

Sketches in Thyme & Paper Variety Sketch Layout

Happy Monday! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. I am taking a couple of vacation days and guess what I'm doing.....scrappin'!  Yeah! This page took FOREVER. I started it last night and then worked on it for about 4-1/2 hours this morning; but I LOVE it!  Do you spend hours on pages? I sure do.  Anyways, I combined a bunch of challenges for this layout.

Here is my layout:

First, the left side of the layout is a sketch from Thursday Takes Challenge # 40 at Sketches In Thyme.  I rotated the sketch. This is a sketch from PageMaps. Don't you just love PageMaps sketches?  Drop over to Sketches in Thyme and play along.  Here is the sketch:

The right side of my layout is a sketch from the Paper Variety's Sketch designed by special guest, Jana Eubank for week 25.  I thought this sketch worked perfect with my photos.  Drop over and check it out.  Here is the sketch:

I also used this layout for the Scrap Our Stash Challenge #2 over at Let's Scrap. This weeks challenge was to use at least 5 brads, use at least 3 patterned papers, and use at least 3 different stamps. If you are going to use letter stamps for the title please don't count each letter as a separate stamp. They would count as one. Let's Scrap - Scrap Our Stash group is so fun and I am just loving these weekly challenges.  I find myself using way more of my scrap on each page. Jump over and check out the inspiration!  I used brads on the edges of each banner and the edge of the Beautiful Day sentiment.  I used a four different stamps on this layout, three are actually new.  CTMH Pennant Alphabet for the banner, CTMH On the Edge for the bracket; CTMH True Happiness for the Beautiful Day sentiment, and CTMH Eclectic Edges for the circle edging.

Finally, I used the Frosted Designs - Fabulous Friday challenge.  This weeks challenge was to use a banner! I just love banners and I was super excited to use my new stamp set for my banner. I stamped each letter of the banner and then stamped it in reverse on the opposite side. Once I cut out the diamond, I scored it, folded it over and strung twine in between the letters.
Here are a few detailed shots:

Material Used: paper - Creative Imaginations, BoBunny, Stamping Station, and misc. scraps; rub-on See the wonder title- Chatter Box; butterflies - Jenni Bowlin Studio; ribbon trim - unknown; San Fran license plate - Creative Imaginations; chipboard date circle - unknown; journaling tag - KaiserCraft; ink - CTMH barn red; stamps - CTMH Pennant Alphabet, On the Edge; True Happiness, and Eclectic Edges.
Thanks SO much for visiting!


~jan said...

Wow, those photos are awesome! Love the double banner-what a great idea! Thanks for sharing your layout with us at The Paper Variety! (and yes, layouts always take me more than an hour!)

Dawnll said...

Amazing pictures!
Love how you combined so many challenges to make this spectacular two page layout.
Thank you for joining us this week at
sketches In Thyme
Hope you come back real soon.

patti west said...

hi Jessica and WOW!!! You got some excellent shots of the GG bridge!! Beautiful 2 pager - definitely would've taken me that long - I am a slow scrapper, but I so enjoy the process. That's the fun of it, right? Thanks for playing at the Paper Variety! :)

Kelly Massman said...

This looks just terrific! I love the Golden Gate bridge anyway, and this just really took my breath away!

Ann said...

Beautiful layout! I just love San Francisco. Your banner looks like it should be on the bridge!
Thanks for joining us Frosted Designs

Suzy said...

Wow! Your pics are breathtaking! Would love if you stopped by my blog; I just scrapped my San Fran trip. Great take on Jana's sketch. Thanks for sharing at TPV!

Tanya R said...

The large photo is wonderful I have to try that! Thank you for playing with SIT this week.

L.B. said...

Love San Fran sooo much and love your layout. the banners are amazing.

kissinia said...

Brilliant page! Fantastic photos! Many thanks for joining Frosted Designs Challenge this week! Good luck!

XXOO AMY said...

great photos! love the way you did the title! thanks for playing!

tiffany said...

how clever of you to combine 2 different sketches into one fabulous 2-page layout!!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany DT

Patrice said...

I'm working on some SF layouts too!

mindy gallagher said...

This is awesome! And those pictures are super fab!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at TPV & I hope to see you back tomorrow for the new challenge!!

isay said...

love how you combine two different sketch to one fabulous layout! thanks for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme.