Monday, November 7, 2016

11/07/16 - MIM #75

Happy Make it Monday!
Over at "The Memory Nest" blog we have a new sketch for you to be inspired by:

"MIM #75"

Here is what I created:

"My Boys"
Journaling: "3 of my 4 Boys -
Hamlet, Joseph, and Spotty.
Missing? David

Besides being inspired by the circles in the sketch, I was also trying to figure out a way to capture the colors Joseph was wearing.
I came across the BG paper and although the shade of blue was 'off' and it had way more colors than I actually needed I felt really drawn to it. In fact, as soon as I saw it I thought "Perfect!"
So before I went into "over-thinking" mode and talked myself out of using it, I created the layout.
And I'm glad I did because all of the colors along w/ the matching camera and camera/journaling card embellishment added such a fun feel to this layout!
The circle BG paper does make up most of the circles in the sketch but I added a couple more, cut from black cardstock, to add dimension.

It's no secret my fur-babies are as dear to me as my children so I wanted to convey that w/ my title. 
Also I used one of my favorite scrap collections, Echo Park's "My Life", to help showcase the fact that this is a huge part of our lives; an "every day" moment.
And moments like this make me so happy!

Can't wait to see what you create!
You have until the end of the month to submit your entry!
Good luck, but most importantly...have fun!
Entering in the following November Challenge(s):
Used 10
-Alphas (6)
-file label


  1. great use of circles. You always know how to use those bold background papers perfectly :D Love it.

  2. Great page! The background paper is a really fun way to interpret the sketch and the extra black circles are great for housing the title and journaling to keep them from getting lost.

  3. Oh yes! Way to go Doreen! Great idea to just choose circles everywhere and then add a couple of highlight larger ones.

  4. Loveeeeeeeeeeee this! LOVING the colors and that sweet photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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