Saturday, July 6, 2013

Family - New Layout

Hi all! It's been cool this week, at least cool for Texas in July. We cleaned out the garage a bit this morning and gave away a car load full of things to Goodwill.  Feels good to purge, although there is still a ton more to go through....isn't that the way it always goes?

I finished a layout this morning of Maddie and her little cousins on her first Halloween in 2011.  Maddie was a sweet pea, Jakob was a monster, and Ashlyn was an owl. How cute were they?


For this layout I played along with Colorful Creations - Creative Monthly Challenge for July.  This challenge was to be LOUD!!!!! Use BRIGHT colors... and mix them up!! Don't be afraid to mix and match patterns, colors, and embellies.  The colors seem muted in the photo, but are actually very bright, as are the colorful costumes in the photos. I used a bunch of different strips of paper from Cosmo Cricket and then added a bunch of flower cutouts and chipboard from an old Basic Grey card kit. This is definitely outside my comfort zone.

I also played along with Scrap Your Story Challenge #19 - childhood.  The challenge was to scrap about the theme "childhood". What better childhood memory than Halloween?

For the left side of the layout I used a sketch from Sketch N Scrap #36:



For the right side of the layout, I used a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy - Week #1.  I mirrored the sketch, rotated the photos, and then added a third photo along with the jounaling pocket.



Here are a couple of closeup photos:




Materials used: Paper - Cosmo Cricket; stitching - Bazzill In Stitches & DMC floss; chipboard - Basic Grey; flowers - Basic Grey; popdots - Forever in Time; journaling pocket - pebbles; fabric sticker - Basic Grey.

Thanks for visiting - off to nap.

26 comments:

Lisa in Texas said...

How adorable! I love the stitched arrows and word, very nice touch! Love how you turned the sketch into a 2 pager by combining it with another sketch! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

Chelsea said...

wonderful stitching! Great use of the LGS sketch this week, thanks for playing!

Stephanie Eaken said...

Fabulous two-pager! Love the hand stitching!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

great two page layout, your stitching is fab! thanks for joining us at lgs!!

Carol Peixoto said...

Loved your double layout! Nice stitching! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

Laura said...

Fun layouts, you meshed the two designs perfectly! Thanks for sharing at lgs!

wendipooh13 said...

great 2 pgr and love all the added stitching!!! VERY cool!! thanks soo much for joining us at LGS!!!

Theresa said...

what an awesome layout. love all the details, and those kids are so adorable! thanks for playing along with us at Sketch~N~Scrap

Kerry said...

Great take on our sketch as usual Jessica, I adore your stitching and what cute photo's. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap. xx

Debbie P said...

I absolutely adore this 2 page layout! You are too smart using the two different sketches for each side! I have to try this, because I have so many photos that really need 2 pagers! The photos are so precious! Thanks so much for playing with us at Let's Get Sketchy and Sketch-N-Scrap!

Jacqui said...

Great layout, love your pocket for journaling and your hand stitching. Thanks for joining us at LGS!

Brenshevia Baker said...

awesome job with the challenge, great double pager. Thanks for joining us once again at LGS!

Kelly said...

Fantastic double page layout! LOVING the stitched arrows and title! Great job combining the challenges too! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap! :)

jenessa said...

Great way to combine two sketches for a double-pager! Love the stitching. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

orange gearle said...

WOW! I love that stitching! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Your Story Challenges!

MichelleMc said...

Fabulous page! Love the stitching! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What a awesome and cute LO. Fantastic job! Thanks for joining us at Sketch-N-Scrap.
Huggies
Rachelle-DT
xxx

Andrea said...

this 2 pager is so awesome with great elements! thanks for playing with us at SYS!

heartforhandmade said...

Oh so sweet. The kids are just darling :) I love all the elements you used in your project specially the stitching. I love sewing and I just love how you incorporate sewing too in your layout. So glad you played along with us at Sketch-N-Scrap challenge.
xx Ria

Buffy Esser said...

fantastic pages! thanks for joining us at Lets Get Sketchy!

Heather Hall said...

How Fun! Love the layouts! Thanks for sharing with Sketch-N-Scrap!

Ashley Horton said...

Adorable! Love how you made a double pager with the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us @ LGS!

Brenda said...

What fun layouts!! Thank you for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

Lanette said...

I love that you make 2 pagers! Great job combining the sketches! Thank you so much for playing along with us at LGS!

Brandi Matos said...

Beautiful pages!!!! Great stitching work!!!! Thanks for joining us at SNS!!!!!

Jen said...

awesome two-pager Jessica! Love the stitching. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!