Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sweet Summer Day Layout


I really liked this weeks sketch from Sketchy Thursdays and I had plenty of time to play along.  I used fun papers and embellishments from Echo Park's Summer Days collection.  The bright colors in the supplies perfectly complimented the photo.  I used the computer to type my journaling, something I haven't done in a while.  I thought about adding some machine stitching along the outer edge but didn't feel like dragging out the machine so I used a pink colored pencil to add a thin border.  To make the sun cardstock sticker pop I put it on white cardstock, trimmed away the access and added some foam squares to the lift it off the page. 

To be honest, sketches and challenges help keep my scrappy mojo going.  I have ton of photos and lots of product in my stash but I over think what I want to do and then end up not getting anything done.  Having a starting point makes things so much easier for me.  I don't stress about the process and I enjoy scrapping again.  While I may not love every single layout I am thankful that I finished a page and can share the story.  Isn't that the reason why most of us scrapbook?  To share the story?  I sometimes lose sight of that but when my girls ask to look at their scrapbooks I love my hobby even more.  Because I know it matters, at least to them.  And that is all that matters to me. 

8 comments:

DanaMK said...

This is just adorable! I love everything about it!

Hannah said...

Great layout, love your use of the sketch and the bright colours :)

Heather said...

I love that you flipped the sketch and how you used the circle spots - sun, waves, title, etc - so clever! Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! xoxo

corrie said...

Love the bright happy colors! Thanks for playing with ST this week!

mariko said...

Wow!Sooo CUTE!!
Thanks for playing along with ST!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooooooooo CUTE!!! I love love love her pose (and my DD has that same suit!) and loveeeeee the papers you used! Thanks sooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Diana Fisher said...

Such a great way to interpret the sketch. Love this! And great colors on this page. FUN!!! :)

Audrey Yeager said...

What a cute, fun page! Love how that sun stands out! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketchy Thursdays!