Layout: Not too tired to Smile

Sketch-n-Scrap’s sketch #62 was so much fun to work with.

Sketch #62

I pretty much stayed true to the sketch.

Not too tired to Smile

Funny story with these photos. My husband, my brother (not pictured), my sister in law, and I ended up helping my BFF move from a house to an apt on a very hot South Texas day. June 5th to be exact, in 2010. Well, that is also my brother’s birthday. So after we were done, we all went home to shower and then ended up celebrating his birthday with pizza and cake. A black cake with blue icing to be exact. That explains why I’m showing off my teeth in the bottom photo (just to be silly!). So, knowing the story behind the photos, yes, we look exhausted, but we’re not too tired to smile! LOL!

I chose the color scheme – greens, blues, and purples with a hint of neutrals (black, cream, brown) – for ACOT’s August color challenge. I think the pictures go well with the colors and the sketch definetly helped!

Products used in this layout:

Background paper, flower, friendship tag, journaling spot: Basic Grey
green square paper: Fancy Pants
purple chevron paper: Pink Paislee
purple cardstock: Coredinations
blue cardstock: Bazzill
Chevrons: Studio Calico
small blue alphas: My Little Shoebox
brown alphas: Bo Bunny
purple chevron washi tape: Queen & Co
blue mesh washi tape, solid purple washi tape: Love My tapes

TFL! 🙂

Layout: I Love You

Sketchabillities newest sketch has so many possibilties to make it your own. I am still new at the mixed media type layouts, but boy am I having fun getting messy with gesso, ink and mists!

Here’s sketch #102

#102 Sketchabilities

And here is my layout:

I Love You (2)

I used quite a bit of old Basic Grey (Ambrosia, Indian Summer, Euphoria) and added gesso to the edges of my background paper. I stamped here and there with heart-shaped and circle stamps, and added a bit of coffee bean mist from Inkadinkado. Washi tapes are from Love My Tapes.

I also did this layout for ACOT”s Journaling Challenge, where your journaling must be like the “body” of a letter. It just states how thankful I am to have met my husband and to have him in my life. Love him so much!

TFL! 🙂