Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pool Party!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  My weekend was bittersweet.  The sweet part was that I was able to participate in a crop session at our local scrapbooking store.  :)  The bitter part is that our scrapbooking store is closing!! I am sooooo bummed about that.  Joann's and Michaels, which I dearly love, don't carry the amount of paper selection that "my" store does.  What am I to do now?!!!?  How about one of you come open a scrapbooking store? :)

Anyhow, today I am sharing some projects that I did at the crop session.  First, a Christmas card.  The ornament was cut out using my Cameo.  I inked the sentiment banner using Pastel Blue ink  



(Supplies: Cameo, music sheet embossing folder- Tim Holtz, alphabet stamp- Hero Arts, ink- Pastel Blue & black, pearl- Doodle Bug, glitter glue- Martha Stewart)

Next, a 2 page layout.  But before I go any further, I want to share my philosophy regarding scrapbooking.  For me, it's about the pictures and the story behind them.  Everything else, such as embellishments, is secondary.  And I prefer a clean and simple style.  However, I am trying other styles, but I don't always succeed. With that disclaimer, let's carry on. :)

I used the October sketch #42 from Sketch-N-Scrap.  I will be adding the first page to their sketch contest.  Here is their sketch.

 

 Here is my interpretation:





Page 2:

The concept behind this page was to create a "timeline" of our event.  However, I feel that my writing ruined it.  Oh, well.  Life goes on.

(Note: I wasn't happy with my writing, so I redid the time line) :)


Here are some detail pictures.
I think Sixto was the winner in the "Pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey" game. ;-) 




(Supplies: pattern paper, Flower die-cuts- Big Shot, banner punch- Fiskars, twine- My Minds Eye, sequins, stickers- letters & flip-flops, radio & subtitle- Cameo, glitter glue- Martha Stewart)

College was stressful, but the friendships I made through that experience are priceless.  And these are some of my valuable friends.
Thank you so, so, so much for giving me some of your time.

Happy Crafting,
Angie

15 comments:

  1. Hi Angie, your layout and photo's show what a wonderful time everyone was having and I love how you put the title on the banners. Super cool! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap. xx

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    1. HI Kerry! Thank you for your gracious comments. This was a fun sketch. :)

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  2. Oh what a fantastic layout and I love your time line. How creative! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap! :)

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    1. Thanks Kelly! Thank you for your kind comments! I really enjoyed this sketch.

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  3. I love your projects! The card is awesome, and your two page layout if fabulous! I love what you did with the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

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    1. Hi Debbie! Thank you! I truly appreciate your kindness. I had fun with both projects, but this sketch really spoke to me. I like how it makes the pictures & journaling the major component of the sketch.

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  4. Your layout looks almost as fun as the actual party. You did an awesome job! Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch~n~Scrap.

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    1. Thank you, Tamika!!! They are a fun bunch. :)

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  5. This spread is so much fun! Thanks for sharing it woth us at Sketch N Scrap!

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I enjoyed this sketch. And I enjoy the Sketch N Scrap blog. I actually just found it last week. :)

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  6. Beautiful Card and the photos on scrapbook pages :) It is sad to know that your scrapbook store is closing... hopefully you will find a new place to shop for some lovely papers :) thank you for visiting my blog

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    1. Thank you, Deepti! I hope I can find a store, too. And thank you for visiting my blog. I do appreciate it.

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  7. What a great page! I love the title banner and that timeline journaling. Thanks for taking the time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap! :)

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie! I really had fun with this layout.

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  8. What an awesome and fun LO. Love all the details. WTG!!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Sketch-N-Scrap this month.Hope to see ya again.
    Huggies
    Rachelle
    xxx

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