For Generations To Come

Hello everyone! I have a new sketch to share with you from the very talented Bev Code, for Sketches in Thyme:

As I was going thru a few of my folders of pictures, I discovered 3 that I thought worked VERY WELL with the sketch. My mother in law gave me tons of photos of HER grandmother and mother, some even dating back to the 1890s. I LOVE old photos. Those are the ones that have a story behind them.

Using Bo Bunny “Etc.” and “Timepiece”, along with bling by Zva Creative, this is what I came up with:

I pretty much stayed true to the sketch, adding bling where the floral piece is and only using 2 journal strips instead of 3.

Head over to Sketches in Thyme blog where you can view daily the DT’s take on this sketch and other sketches we have this month. Hope you can play along!

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Cut The Cake

I had a hard time settling what I wanted to do with this next layout. ACOT’s Heritage Challenge was to use photo(s) of at least one person who is one generation older than you or more and it was a celebration. ANY celebration! Wedding, Birthday, Graduation, etc. I have so many pictures, that I had a hard time choosing which celebration I wanted to scrap. When I came across Sketch-N-Scrap’s Sketch #51, my decision was made. I was going to use a photo from my parents’ Wedding. Here is my layout:

Cut the Cake

I used all Bo Bunny – Crazy Love collection. And here is that sketch:


TFL! 🙂

Layout: Sisters

Usually I struggle with heritage photos, especially when they are over 50 years old, as I want to make sure I do them justice. But with the right papers/embellishments and sketch, this particular layout worked out alot better than most heritage layouts.

This layout features Theresa and Louis Soeton in 1912. Theresa was my husband’s great-grandmother. It is for A Cherry On Top’s Heritage Challenge – scrap siblings at least two generations older than you.


Here is a close up of the cluster of embellishments:

Sisters 2

I based the layout on Sketchabilities Sketch #107


I chose the color palette – pink, green and yellow – to fit the A Cherry On Top CHA Color Palette Challenge. I had to use at least 3 of the following colors – Orange, Grapefruit, Lime, Lemon, and Honeydew. I can use other colors as well, but the majority of the layout had to be based on those colors. I chose to use papers and embellishments from Basic Grey’s “Hello Luscious” collection. Mist is from Tattered Angels; Washi Tape is from Love My Tapes; and Ribbon is from Pink Paislee. The butterfly punch is by Martha Stewart.

TFL! 🙂