Thursday, May 23, 2013

05/23/13: SIT -Sketch #112 and SIWAS - "Let It Rain"

It's 2 for 1 Thursday on my blog today!
I have 2 layouts to share w/ you for 2 different blog challenges!
Hmmm... would that then be 2 for 2 instead of 2 for 1?
IDK...but who cares! LOL!
First layout is for the current challenge over at "Sketches In Thyme"; Sketch #112.
Here is the original sketch:
 And this is what I was inspired to create:
"Box Fun"

Journaling: "Just like the stereotype about kitties goes,
Panini loves playing in boxes"

As you can see I strayed from the original quite a bit! Not only did I not do the 2 pager (although I never do, LOL) I also only used some of the elements of the original sketch.  I did make a partial grid and include some blocks of paper but for the most part I didn't follow the sketch but instead let it "inspire me".
I had a lot of fun w/ the kraft heart embellies!  I bought them out of the dollar bin at Target.  They are self-adhesive and also come w/ a lot of other shapes in the package.  All I did was stick them on my page and outline them w/ my zig and done!!! Not bad for $1!
The next layout is for "Scrap It With a Song"
The song inspiration this week is "Let It Rain" by Amanda Marshall.
Usually I like to use the song title as my layout title or at least somewhere in the journaling, but since I didn't have any "rain" pictures to scrap, I just used a line from the song for my title:

"It Isn't Easy 2 Be Kind"
Journaling: ("Snapshots" embellie): "Ivanna and Panini BFFs - Not! Nov 13, 2012"
(Under the right pic): "Ivanna and Panini just can't seem to get along! IDK if it's because of the
age difference or because of they are of different species or both!"
As soon as I read that line I thought of my 2 fur babies who just can't seem to be nice to each other!  And these pics went perfectly w/ the theme.  Look at them pretending not to know the other exists! LOL! Love them so much!
I used some washi tape on this, a product I love but always seem to forget to use! At first I thought it would look awkward since the tape was dark compared to the soft colors on the rest of the layout, but in the end I think it added a nice "pop"of contrast!
Okay, it's your turn!!
Please top by either, or both, of the blogs and share w/ us your creations as inspired by this weeks challenge!


  1. I LOVE seeing how you take a 2 pager and condense it down to 1. The inspiration is definitely there, but it's SO different from the sketch!

  2. Very cute layout! My cats don't really get along either.

  3. These are beautiful!! LOVING the photos and love love love how you used Nikki's papers!!

  4. Great layouts! Love them both. One of our kitties still doesn't like our dog. I feel so bad for him. lol

  5. Love your two layouts! The furbabies are adorable! Those heart embellishments were an awesome find.


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