Monday, June 13, 2016

06/13/16 - MIM #62

Good Morning! 
Today I am sharing the latest The Memory Nest sketch; the second sketch for June 2016.
You have until the end of June to link up your project.
Make It Monday sketch #62: 

"Saturday- May 14th, 2016"
 Journaling: "My favorite days are days when I can look like this:
Messy bun, no make-up, tank, hoodie and PJ pants (not pictured).
Happy Saturday!"
Not much more explanation needed; I think the journaling pretty much says it all.
I love "selfies" and "lazy" days so I captured both in this photo.
I made a few changes to the sketch as my creativity was not flowing w/ the original look...
but the basic elements are still there.
I just did some flipping (the scalloped circle) and stretching (the layering).
That's what great about sketches they don't have to be followed exactly in order to inspire!
And I have a tendency to fill-up my pages even when using just one photo.
This layout also marks a first; the first time I used my Sizzix Big Shot -
I bought it a little less than a month ago and 1 die-set and I've played w/ it but never used for a layout.
The scallop in the sketch was perfect for using the die-set I bought:

I never thought I'd own a die cutting machine but I fell in love w/ a particular die-set that made me do some research on the machine and since it was on sale and their was free shipping at I decided to take the plunge.
It took me a week to open it because I was scared.
I usually do that when I buy a new scrapbooking item: I wait to open it or I open it but wait to use it for a while... it's a weird quirk I have; like I'm afraid to make it "not new" anymore.
Anyway I have it and now and it came in handy when it came to this sketch but now I have a die-cut wish list a mile long! Yikes!
Oh and this is the set that started the ball rolling (which I haven't yet bought BTW):

Included in the following June Challenges:

>Four Categories Challenge
Category One ~ Product Denim
The Polka Dots on the BG paper are denim colored/Styled
*No Twist

>Scrap With Your Scraps
2 Scraps
-Black and white striped paper
-Black paper (Scalloped Circle)

>Sticker Challenge - Used 14
- "Today" (upper right corner)
-Arrows (3)
-Pink flower/scallop border
-Black scalloped border (going up the side)
-Numbers (4)
-"Capture Life"
-Self Adhesive button
*Twist Included: Layer two or more stickers


  1. Love how you reworked the sketch to let it inspire you! Awesome page!

  2. Great layout, Doreen! Love your take on the sketch. I have a Cuttlebug and it seriously took me a year or two to really use it. I just wasn't that much into embossing when I first got it (as a gift). I started buying dies and now I use it just about every single time I scrap! And those scalloped circles are one of my favorite dies!

  3. Loveeeee this! I love days like that too! LOL!!!!!

  4. This is a great layout! I love the photo of you. And it's a fun topic to scrap. Lazy days are the best. :) Looking forward to seeing what else you do with your Big Shot.

  5. Awesome layout! Love the scalloped circle and all the flowers around the layout...So cute!

  6. Such a cute job on that layout! Love it! Love the polka-dots and the picture! Terrific job. I hope you have a great week!


  7. You look adorable!! Love the design and all your fun products!!! xo


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