The April sketch challenge is up over at My Creative Sketches, here's my layout using the sketch and the April main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I followed the sketch pretty closely this month, but used two small photos instead of one larger photo.
and here's the sketch!
Be sure to check out the sketch challenge here, the deadline for the contest is May 14 (midnight EST, USA) and the winner will be a random draw and announced on May 15.
This heritage layout was up on the 3 Birds Studio blog last week, I love old black and white photos, and feel so blessed to have had relatives on both sides of my family tree that took pictures even when times were tough. This photo of my grandparents taken in 1938, was
the start of a new beginning for them, having just moved from Arkansas to
California in search of a better life.
I used patterned paper with a design that reminds me of a flower bouquet. I gave a bit of dimension to the “bouquet” by adding stickers from the Graceful Season 3D Embellishments Kit, some leaves from the Quilled Cardmaking Kit, and a pretty flower from my stash.
Below the photo I added more of the 3D Embellishments, a few die cut leaves, and a sweet little yellow bow.
Here's a layout I made for Chic Tags, it's another one where I mixed and matched papers, tags and stickers from different collections.
My layout started with the cute "cookies & milk" card, since the photo is of Gracie making her favorite slice and bake cookies, I just had to use it! It originally said "cookies for Santa" on there too, but I cut that part off to make it my own ;) I used my Silhouette die cutting machine to cut the circle mat cut file, then cut the wood grain paper (the notebook paper is on the backside) to add behind the circles. For more color, the teal cardstock was added to match the cookies & milk card.
I added a few buttons here and there to bring out the pops of red in the stickers, and my layout was complete!
Here's the sketch, as you can see I turned it upside down and made it my own ;)
And here's the kit you could win...
For your chance to win this awesome kit, create a layout based on the sketch using any products you'd like. Your layout must include at least one photo, a title and journaling. To enter, add a comment to this post over at PageMaps with a link to your layout. This contest ends at midnight (MST) on Sunday, April 20th, and is open to everyone, everywhere!
I have another layout to share that I made with the April main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I just love the colors in this months kit, so bright and springy, and as you can see, it all works perfectly with old black and white photos too.
It's my mom and grandma in the picture. My parents had bought their first home, and my mom had taken my grandma by to see how things were coming along as it was being built. What a great photo for our family history album!
I added in a few extra clouds that I punched out of cardstock, sprinkled some confetti here and there, and used the wording on the patterned paper as part of my title.
Oh, and how very cool is this layout that Ashli Oliver made using this layout I did a few years back as her inspiration. That's the very, very best thing about scrapbooking, the inspiration we get from each other!