Monday, November 25, 2013

Cousins and Friends - New Layout

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I have not begun to get ready, other than there is a turkey thawing in the fridge! All other shopping is still on the to do list. Oh well, it will get done so I'm not going to stress....instead, I am going to scrap! Procrastination is the way of the world, right?

This is my layout of Maddie trick-or-treating with her cousins for the first time this year. They were all too cute in their little costumes!

I played along with the Southern Girls' challenge - Round, Round, Baby Right Round (use circles). I used lots of circles on my layout: I cut the background paper in the shape of a circle, punched circle paper on the right side, used circle brads throughout, and added two paper circle flowers. 

I also played along with 1 2 3 Get Scrappy challenge #4, a tic-tac-toe challenge. I used the middle, horizontal line: pearls, circles, and paper piercing. I used pearl brads, lots of circles (background paper, punches, brads and circle flowers), and paper piercing for the cross stitching I did on both the journaling block on the left hand page and the paper pieces on the right hand page.

I am linking up with The Memory Nest - Crafty Creations Link up #6.

Finally, I played along with Frosted Designs - 11 item challenge: to use at least one of the following items
1.             Tags;
2.             Paper layering
3.             Washi tape
4.             Flags/banners
5.             Patchwork
6.             Circles
7.             Stitching
8.             Stars
9.             Flowers
10.          Buttons 
11.          Arrows
I used paper layering, banner, circles, patchwork, stitching, flowers (paper), and arrows.  7 of the 11 items isn't too shabby!

For the left side, I used the sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap, sketch #44. Here is the sketch:

For the right side, I used the sketch from My Mind's Eye - November sketch week. I used all MME products, except for the flower which is by the girls' paperie. Here is the sketch:

Here are a couple of closeup photos:

Materials used: paper - MME; punch - Creative Memories; ink - CTMH; flower - the girls' paperie; letters - Thickers, Pink Paislee, and Forever in Time; sticker border - MME; twine - MME; banner - basic grey; journaling block - unknown; brads - MME; stickers - MME.

Thanks for visiting!


Pat said...

Awesome 2 pager!! Thanks for joining us @ 123 Get Scrappy.

Jen said...

Loving your layout! The colors are gorgeous and you did a great job with the sketches! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

Lisa said...

What a great 2 pager! Love how you combined the 2 sketches! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

Tamika said...

This is one of my favorite holiday collections and I just love how you put this two-pager together! Thank you for joining us at Sketch~n~Scrap!

Chris said...

Such a fabulous layout! So much content, gorgeous photos too! Thanks for joining us at SGC!

Kelly said...

Oh this is just fantastic on the black background! Great job combining the challenges and fabulous take on the sketches! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap! :)

Debbie P said...

I absolutely love what you did with both of these sketches. Nicely done! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

Kerry said...

Wow! awesome double page Jessica, love the banner at the bottom and the photo's of the girls holding hands are so adorable. Thanks for playing along with us again at Sketch N Scrap. xx

Stephanie Eaken said...

Great double-page layout! And what sweet photos too!! Thanks for sharing with us at Sketch N Scrap!

Majo said...

Such a pretty layout, thanks for joining us at1-2-3 Get Scrappy!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What beautiful and adorable LO. Love all the details and cute pics.Great take. WTG!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at
Sketch- N-Scrap!

Heidi said...

wow a double pager, lovely and what adorable photo's thanks for joining us at 123 Get scrappy

Katie said...

Love this 2 pager! All the elements come together perfectly. Thanks so much for joining us this wee at Frosted Designs!

Anita Scroggins said...

Great layout Jessica! Always love to run across someone from my area in blogland! I am in Dallas too :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frosted Designs! I hope to see you again soon :)

Lizzie R said...

great DPL! Way to go combining the 2 sketches! amazing! Thanks for joining us over at 123 Get Scrappy.

bel said...

What a great double page!
Defiantly tells a story!
Thanks for playing at 123get scrappy

Leslie Germain said...

Jessica, this layout is absolutely adorable. I love the colors - so fun. That picture of the two little ones holding hands is precious. I love how you combine two one page sketches to make a 2 page layout. Brilliant. Thank you for linking up to crafty creations. I love seeing what you create and I apologize for just now getting around to comment.