Thursday, February 7, 2013

02/07/13 - SIT Sketch #101 AND SIWAS

Happy Thursday to you!

Today is double the fun!
I have 2 layouts going live on 2 different blogs!

First Layout:
It's time for a new sketch over at "Sketches In Thyme"!

As always, I will show you the sketch and then I will show you what I created from it!

SIT sketch

"Birthday Pie"

Journaling: Madison's Birthday landed on a Thursday, but we took her to Oak Glen
the following Sunday for some hot chocolate and a slice of their extra crumbly-crust
apple pie; her request. We also hoped to see snow but there wasn't any.
1/27/2013 (11 years old)
Supplies: kit - Cozy Winter, Zig Pen Black, Basic Grey 12x12 Chronicle, small circle punch
Although there wasn't any snow in the pics, I thought the snowflake accents would be a fun addition! The tiny blue "snowflakes" are actually the asterisks off of the same alpha sheet my title letters came off of.  I don't ever use my asterisks, or some of the other punctuation marks, from my alphas so I thought I might as well find a way to use these ones or else they will go to waste (again!).  I am thinking of trying this more often!
The scallops on the side were created by using a small circle punch to make circles out of white paper. I then cut them in half, outlined them w/ my black zig pen, and adhered them along the row of PP! It's a trick I use a lot and I always love how it comes out!


Second Layout:
Is for the "Scrap It With A Song" challenge; my first DT post on their blog!
The song choice for this week is Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This".
I decided to use the song title as the title for a layout I created about 2 of my furbabies and how they don't normally like each other but wound up "cuddling" together one day!
"A Moment Like This (...doesn't normally happen!)"

Journaling: "Ivanna and Panini don't like each other. Ivanna doesn't like Panini because at 13 years old Ivanna gets irritated by Panini's kitten behavior. Ivanna growls and snaps at Panini when ever she tries to play w/ her; this makes Panini not like Ivanna. On this day, they wound up snuggled together by accident. Ivanna who is my "baby" likes to sit behind me on my chair while I am at the computer. Panini jumped into my chair not realizing Ivanna was already there. Perhaps they were both too tired to care because neither of them tried to go somewhere else to lie down"

Supplies: Nikki Sivils' Sugar Cookie, Echo Park Hello Summer sticker sheet,

This layout has lots of journaling as there is a whole story behind the two of them and the way they interact w/ each other. I struggled to figure out how to fit it all on my layout but then I can across a scrap of PP that I had stashed.  I had stashed the scrap because of the other side, it's grey w/ white polka dots, but found that the side w/ the lines was perfect for fitting all my journaling! Just goes to show you really shouldn't discard your scraps as you never know when you will have use for it!
Okay that's it from me!
Now it's your turn to stop by each blog and show us how you are inspired by the challenges!
Looking forward to seeing what you create!


  1. Great layouts! I love that you used the asterisks as snowflakes - they're perfect! Love the cat pics and journaling too.

  2. Loveeeeeeee these!! LOVING the snowflakes and love love love the hearts!!!

  3. I love both of your pages, they are great. Love the snowflakes. The cats are so cute!

  4. You did a terrific job with both of these. Love that you included so much journaling on the second one.

  5. I really love the story behind your kitties cuddling together and the birthday layout is super sweet. You did an amazing job! I love them both.

  6. Fabulous pages, girl! I totally love the color palette of the first, and all those pretty snowflakes add such beautiful movement!


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