I really liked the 7/14 Sketchy Thursdays sketch and actually had this layout completed on Friday. It came together easily and I like the end result a lot. I have been using sketches more often lately and I find myself preserving more memories than ever before. It also helps that I joined the “Layout Lottery” thread over at Club CK and set a goal to complete 25 layouts in 3 months. That was a pretty lofty goal for me but I have finished 5 so far despite of our recent trips and am sure I will achieve my goal.
So, back to the layout above. The photo is not technically perfect as it is a little dark (not as dark as it appears on the screen though) but I loved the way the light is falling on my daughters face and how she has her head tossed back with a huge smile, too. It takes me back to when I was younger and loved to swing. The simple joy it brings is on Aubrey’s face and I am glad I captured this moment. It makes my heart happy!
I used this cute stripe paper from Bella Blvd’s Palestino line along with the flowers that I fussy cut from another piece of paper from that line. I busted out some green floss and hand stitched the stems before using foam squares to lift the flowers off the page. I also used my sewing machine to add a zigzag stitch along the blue border and striped paper.
The adorable smiling sun is from the Cricut Create A Critter cartridge. American Crafts Thickers and Cosmo Crickets Tiny Type Stickers were used for the title. I cannot get enough of these Tiny Type stickers! I love, love, love them so much and have them in many colors. They are such a great versatile product to have in my stash. I find myself using them all the time.
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