Saturday, April 23, 2011

I miss Neverland

There was a phase where my first born would have done nothing but watch Peter Pan on a loop if I would've let him.  Now I miss it, I really love that movie and that book.  I saw the sketch this week at Sketchy Thursdays and immediately thought of these photos that I still had never gotten around to. 

I stayed pretty true to this sketch.  My changes were to not stagger the photos and flipped the design on it's side.  I made this page with my April Studio Calico kit and I really love it.  I find my favorite layouts usually come from my favorite pictures.  Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Artistic License

Use it or loose it.  So the sketch this week at Sketchy Thursdays is a 2 pager, and I do love a 2 pager...most of the time but today I just wasnt feeling it.  I decided to really change it up and turn it into an 8.5x11, which is my new muse.  I really wanted the bigger pic to be the focus so I put it in the middle.  I kept the title placement, layers and twine.  I really love the american crafts rain drops paper, so much prettier in person than online.

This page was made with my April Studio Calico which is sold out now :(.  Thanks so much for looking and be sure to link me up if you're playing along.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Big Picture

I love to do layouts with oversized photos, but it is hard.  You have to think in a completely different way, but it is totally worth it (or at least I hope so anyway).  I loved this photo of my oldest son from a few years ago too much to scale it down any smaller.  I have tried to scrap it a couple of times with no success.  When I saw the May guest design team challenge sketch at Sketchy Thursdays I knew it was finally time.  The sketch had alot of white space around the photo so I knew it would be easy to incorporate a larger photo.  My favorite thing about the Sketchy Thursday sketches is that they give just enough design but there is still plenty of opportunity to make the sketch your own. 

I made this page with my April Studio Calico kit in about 20 minutes, the pages that just fall together like that are always my faves.  Every page I have made with this months kit has been this way :)! thanks for looking and if youre playing along let me know so I show you some love.

Friday, April 8, 2011

playing favorites

This is my new favorite layout.  Ive had in my head for awhile, but I was waiting on my studio calico April kit.  The clould and rainbow are zinged and the eggs are made of the new Basic Grey petals.  Im not sure why I like it so much, but it just makes me happy to look at.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Im sketchy

At least lately anyway.  I love the new challenge over at Sketchy Thursdays and couldn't wait to play along for the very first time.  So here is my take, and if you have played along please leave me a link!