Life has been really busy lately as I prepare to head off again, this time to Canada for a bit of family time. I did manage to find some time to work with Studio Calico’s Sunday sketch this week as a way to get a much needed mojo boost. When I have a few project deadlines coming up and feeling a bit low on creativity it really helps me to find inspiration in a sketch or a challenge and create a layout just for myself to get that spark going. It really seems to have done the trick this time and the projects are just rolling off my scrap table! I can’t wait to share them all with you. As for the Sunday sketch I ended up creating 2 layouts with it.
This week I have been working on actually sorting and putting all my layouts into albums and have been inspired to start filling in gaps in my stories. This one I created as a title page for “Our Love Story” album V.01, the album starts with the very first photo of Luke and I together and I intend to document the story of how we first met. It will continue on through the special times in our relationships into our engagement and wedding etc. I thought it would be fun to use a photo of us both at the same age (not the same year). I used the Studio Calico Valley High kit scrapbooking and Project Life kit for the majority of it. Although I was inspired by the sketch, I think I was mostly influenced by Ania Maria Wolniak‘s original layout.
I am excited how this one came together. I ran out of ink to print photos and so was stuck digging through my photo shoebox for things to scrap.. ( I really need to do that more often!) I found this photo of Scoutie during her first days with us. I had been hoarding this photo for a while because I didn’t want to do a bad job of scrapping it. I am really happy with how it turned out!
I loved this wee piece of stitched heart paper from Amy Tan’s new line Cut & Paste but I thought it needed to be more 3D so I used it as a guideline and stitched over top. For the “hello” I cut it out in a font I liked with my silhouette first, stuck it on my page and poked holes through it. Once it was all punched I lifted the cut away to reveal my stitching holes and went to it. Luke says he really loves my stitching on my layouts and I should do it more often… I tend to agree!
Thanks for looking!