Monday, March 28, 2016

Celebratiing the younger guests

My son and his wife are both from fairly large extended families, so there were quite a few kids at their wedding last summer. They accommodated the younger guests with a special dinner menu, a corner with coloring books and other amusements, and a photo booth (for guests of all ages).

But the younger set's place to shine provided to be the dance floor. The wedding photographer and guests with cameras caught some cute shots, which I thought deserved to be remembered in my wedding scrapbook. The first layout includes a sweet photo of my new daughter-in-law with a special young friend of hers; my youngest grandson boogeying with the best man and his wife; and one of my granddaughters dancing with her great-uncle and aunt. I used the March 15 sketch from Stuck?! Sketches  and some older but still adorable supplies from my stash:

I also found a hilarious photo of my youngest grandson photobombing a shot of the bride and some of her bridesmaids on the dance floor that I just had to scrap (we can put that photo on display at his wedding some day, hehe!) I used the third March sketch from Let's Get Sketchy  and the December 2015 main kit and a couple of add ons from Citrus Twist Kits for a quick, fun layout:

Thanks for looking -- have a great day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Go ahead and jump!

After my son's wedding, the photographer orchestrated a fantastic shot in which all the men did what I would call "kung fu jumps" into the air. I used sketch #188 from Sketches In Thyme and pulled some papers with more masculine colors, then added sone fun buttons from my stash. Here's the result:

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Saturday, March 19, 2016


I used the sketch from the first week in March on the Let's Get Sketchy blog for this layout. The big triangles were perfect for the bold, bright colors of the papers that I used to highlight this fun photo of my daughter and son in law from their trip to Key West last October.

The papers and most of the embellishments came from Citrus Twist Kits' March main kit, patterned paper add on and embellishment add on. Together, they also included the bright spring hues from the ScrapMuch? blog's March color challenge. Here's a look at the colors:

Using the same kit with the most recent sketch from the ScrapMuch blog, I also made this layout. The photos were from a business trip to Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China in 2005. That piece of background paper from Pinkfresh Studios remiinded me of China and made me think of the pictures.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

More oldies but goodies

After scrapping some photos from a 2005 vacation, I decided it would be fun to continue that trip down memory lane. I pulled old photos from the same visit to South Carolina and paired them with a Stuck?! sketch. Here's the result:

 I used the July 2015 kit from Citrus Twist Kits and some oldies but goodies from my stash. Those little acrylic clouds were so much fun to use; can't believe I left them sitting unused for all these months!

I continued with photos from that same trip and the March week 2 sketch from the Let's Get Sketchy blog for this one, using the March Citrus Twist kit:

And finally, I combined another photo with the same kit and a sketch from the Citrus Twist blog for this simple layout:

Thanks for looking; have a great day!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

A blast from the past!

This week, I was kind of weary of scrapping wedding photos, but I don't have any recent pictures. I went back into some digital photo archives and decided to re-scrap some photos from a trip to South Carolina in 2005. The trip happened about the time I started scrapping, and my original layout was pretty lame, as my grandkids would say.

I used the first March sketch from ScrapMuch?, a nice double-pager with a big dramatic circle element. Here's the sketch:

I dug back into my stash of scrapbook kit leftovers and settled on the July 2015 kit from Citrus Twist Kits, with a few additions from my stash of flowers and so on. Here's my finished layout:

Thanks for looking -- have a great day!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

....and yet another wedding layout

The wedding photographer (Melissa Marie Photography of Chicago -- she was phenomenal) took hundreds of beautiful pictures at my son's wedding last summer. I've been having a wonderful time scrapping them!

Here's another wedding layout, and the eighth page that I've made from my February kit from Citrus Twist Kits (that may be a record from one kit for me). The wedding was in a forest preserve's native plants garden. It was a bit of a hike from the visitor center hall in which the reception was held, so the wedding party used golf carts to get from the hall to the garden and back. I love this photo, taken after the wedding. The sketch is from Sketches in Thyme and was especially fun to work with.

I don't usually work with papers with huge script writing because I'm never sure what to do with it, but I loved this sketch because it gave me a way to use both that script and the polka dot patterns from Maggie Homes/Crate Paper. Not easy to see in the photo but I also used a piece of tulle and dotted it with gold glitter behind the photo. 

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

An "extra" day and an "extra" layout!

Since this is Leap Year and we had a February 29, Let's Get Sketchy posted an extra layout for February. In turn, I used this "extra day"and extra sketch to do an extra-fun layout.

This is the sketch:

There was also a mood board for inspiration:

My youngest daughter and her boyfriend are big rockabilly music fanatics and regularly attend shows by rockabilly bands in the Miilwaukee area. I couldn't resist stealing this cute photo of them with friends (my daughter is the one on the left with the blue flower in her hair). Here's my take on the sketch:

Let's Get Sketchy also kicked off its fourth birthday celebration today. There will be  a new challenge and a new chance to win prizes each week. Be fure to check it out!