Friday, October 26, 2012

IT'S A SKETCHY FRIENDS WITH FLAIR

This is a layout I did of my son's trip to Canada last year and a trip to the botanical gardens.  I used Little Yellow Bicycle's "Escape" collection and used my Creative Memories cutting system to cut the circles.  The title uses some mini alphabet stickers from My Little Shoebox and Thickers.  The pedestrian sign in the upper right hand corner is from Basic Grey and I colored it with my Gelatos and the tags hanging from it are by Creative Imaginations.  The epoxy stickers on the left hand sign are by Creative Imaginations.  The doily is from Dollar Tree and I used my Stormy Sky distress ink to color it and distress the edges of my circles and paper strip.  The embossed white paper behind the picture is by Bazzill.  No stamping on this page, but the facing page has some Unity stamps on it.
I used the same collection, a larger doily, and the same distress inks on this page.  In addition, I used a bingo stamp from an older kit of the month that is no longer available, I believe.  The stamps that I used for the circles behind the brads are from the February 2012 SMAK kit.  LOVE those kits!  The paper I stamped the bingo stamp on and the journaling block beneath it are both by Creative Imaginations.  The brads are by My Minds Eye, the quotation is by Cloud 9, and I used crackle accents on the quote square. .  I love how you can create such great embellishments with your stamps.  The SMAK kits are so fabulous for scrapbooking, but there are some great stamps included on the regular kits of the month as well.

Both of these layouts were created using Sketches from Sketch Inspiration.  The top layout used sketch #338 and the bottom layout used sketch #339.   I love the sketches from Sketch Inspiration and they have a weekly challenge...stop by and check it out!  In addition, my local scrapbook store, Cat's Creations Scrapbooks, has a weekly blog hop called WOW Wednesday with a prize awarded to a random participant or commentor.  Join us if you can.  We would love to see your work.

23 comments:

Valerie said...

Great layout! so many things you put together on this page. I don't know how you do it. Well done!

Ruby said...

Lovely layouts. I love using stamps on my layouts as well.

angie blom said...

Awesome layouts. I love the Blue tones of your pages.. loving that SMAK kit stamp. xx

Crystal said...

Wonderful layouts! I love botanical gardens and the pictures of that one look beautiful!

Sandy Trefger said...

Awesome, Marilyn! You do page layouts like I do cards--mix and match stuff but I've never really been able to pull it off well on scrapbook pages! Love that stamp set!

~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, these layouts are delightful! Nicely done. :)

Lisa H. said...

what a beautiful layout. sooo sweet. love the colors.

Julie Odil said...

Great layouts i want to walk down that garden path!

Queenie said...

Beautiful layout,love the pictures and the stamps are fab!
hugs
Tracy
xoxo

JPScraps said...

Beautiful layouts! The photos are great!

Renee Aslette said...

Awesome double page layout!! SMAK kits are my favourite too! Great job.

Noelle Reese said...

What an awesome layout!! SMAK is my favorite, some months I sort of hug it as I putt it out of the envelope!

Michelle said...

Lovely loyout!

kdgowdy said...

CUTE page! TFS

Eva said...

Beautiful layout! Love the colors you used.

Eva said...

Beautiful layout! Love the colors and stamps you used.

Lindsey said...

Super layouts. And hooray for Canada! :D

Meredith Adolf said...

What a great layout! I love the patterned papers that you chose, they fit together so well! Thanks for sharing!

angie said...

very cute!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is such an inspiration. I must get back into scrapbooking. Gorgeous!

PamC in TX said...

Great layout and colors. Really makes those great photos "pop"!

SHartl said...

Lovely layout and great combination of colors and layers!

Laura Jane said...

Very nice layouts. LIKE the added layers:)