Hello and Happy March!
I am thrilled to be back with Stick It Down this month after missing last month. Thank you to the wonderful team at Stick It Down for being so supportive as I looked after some family matters. I did eventually complete February’s layout and will post it at some point.
March is also the month where I am the featured designer for the Stick It Down double page team! (no pressure!) We have a really fun layout for your double page scrapbook inspiration. Once again I took a few liberties with the sketch and had a little bit of fun with it. I opted to stick with photo and embellishment clusters like in the sketch, but used a bunch of journaling cards and changed the sizes of the elements to work for me. I worked with the Fancy Pants Summer Sun collection that I picked up at ScrapFest last year. I just love the dreamy colour palette and all the fun embellishments that are great for building fun clusters. The paper is also an amazing weight and texture.
So here is what I created for this month:
I used pictures from our amazing January trip to Playa del Carmen and Cancun Mexico. I added in some misting (Heidi Swapp and Tattered Angels) and inking (Tim Holtz), as well as a few fun rhinestones from Recollections.
Here is the sketch for March:
So now it’s your turn! Hop on over to the Stick It Down blog to view the sketches (single page, card AND double page!) and be inspired. To see what the rest of the double page team has created you will want to go back on Monday the 6th to see their reveals! Make sure you share your creations with us by the end of the month for a chance to win a prize AND to be a featured designer for May! I can’t wait to see what you create!
I really didn’t intend to take 8 months off of blogging. I am happy to announce I will be blogging again at least once a month as I have joined the double page team at Stick it Down sketch challenge blog. For those unfamiliar, Stick it Down posts a single page, double page and card sketch monthly. Scrappers and card makers are invited to join in the challenges by sharing their work and may be selected to be a future guest designer, and occasionally prizes are offered too.
This month I chose to scrapbook some pictures from this Christmas. I won a My Mind’s Eye Comfort and Joy page pack at a recent scrapping retreat and I thought it was a great time to use my new goodies. I often buy beautiful Christmas paper and then so seldom scrapbook Christmas because I don’t take very many pictures.
The title is a Silhouette cut file. I used some Christmas washi from my stash that I think is My Mind’s Eye as well, and finally some American Crafts twine behind the chipboard stocking.
In typical to me fashion, I took some liberties with the sketch to suit my style a bit better. That’s the beauty of sketches for me. I used to view them as very limiting, but have learned to treat them as more of a suggestion or guideline.
Here is the original January sketch we had to work with:
So, now it’s your turn to hop on over to the Stick It Down blog and see what the rest of the team has created and join in any or all of the challenges!
Finally, thank you to those who have reached out and wondered if I was going to be blogging or posting my work again. Work, school, and the seemingly never-ending house project have kept me busy. Also, aside from Ready, Set, Create! and a ScrapMuch? retreat, where I worked on my many unfinished projects, I haven’t been crafty at all. Obviously that’s changing!