Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Scrappy Fun

Last night I spent a lot of time telling my stories.  I loved it.  I felt pretty crappy most of the day due to some milk products I love but my body clearly doesn't.  However, in the evening I was feeling well enough to sit in my crafty chair and bang out some crafty goodness.  I used a sketch, starting point, and layout inspiration from a new book I ordered from Amazon.  So without further ado...let the scrappiness begin.

First up is Shimelle's lovely starting point from yesterday.  I love this new series and find it far more inspiring than a sketch.  I'd love to do more of that around here (on this humble blog of mine).  I just noticed she provides dimensions which I really don't give a flying hoot about  - which is a real departure from my typical crafty perfection craziness.

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Here's my interpretation of the starting point.  I love this paper from Garden Cafe.

Products - Patterned Paper, Tags, Stickers, and Flair Button: American Crafts; Scallop Border Sticker: Crate Paper; Journaling Block: October Afternoon; Pen: Pilot Precise Extra Fine
I had a real hard time placing the journaling block - but I think it ended up okay.  If you'd like to read the journaling, click on the photo for a ginormous picture of the layout.  So on to the sketch...

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Another lovely sketch from the wonderful Shimelle Laine.  She is giving me a whole new education on the art of layering and I love it!  Here is my interpretation of this sketchy goodness.

Products: Patterned Paper: American Crafts & Crate Paper; Die Cuts & Stickers: American Crafts: Chipboard Stickers: Crate Paper: Letters: American Crafts Thickers: Pen: Pilot Precise Extra Fine.
After doing two Shimelle inspired layouts, I decided to give my new book from Creating Keepsakes a try.

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I used a layout from the wonderful Jen Jockish as inspiration...And finally came up with this layout.  I have to be honest.  I'm not sure I like it which has NOTHING to do with the inspiration.  I just didn't get a chance to tell the story well.  This has been a theme in my last few layouts - telling the story well.  Maybe I need to start being more deliberate in my journaling instead of free flowing.  Something in me hates the idea of that - but really, it's the story that matters most to me.

Products: Patterned Paper: Echo Park Paper; Letter Stickers: October Afternoon & Webster's Pages; Die Cuts & Chipboard Stickers: Crate Paper; Pen: Pilot Precise Extra Fine

So that's it for today my crafty friends.  I'm making myself quite late for brunch by writing this post.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday.  Blessings all around.  Until then...


  1. Wow, I really like all the bright colors you used throughout these pages. They all look great!

  2. I love all 3 layouts! My favorite is the one from the Starting Points. I just love the colors and the embellishments you chose. I still have the sketch to work on but you rocked that too! Great job!!


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