Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Kiss Kiss

I originally printed this photo for my 2014 December daily, but decided to make it it's own layout because of the story behind it.  I've obviously been holding onto it for some time, but I needed to have the perfect paper, since most of my sash is boy themed, and a great sketch.  That finally happened when I received my October creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook and say the November week 2 sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy.  
The papers are from the Echo Park Story of Our Family Collection that came in the kit. I added some modeling paste mixed with Heidi Shine, and put through a Heidi Swapp stencil as well.  The title is an old pack of Thickers that I've had for ages.
Now for the story behind the layout.  Last year our son, who was four at the time, started getting camera obsessed.  Rather than be in the pictures he always wanted to take them.  While I was taking pictures of us putting up the Christmas tree he asked if he could take some.  With digital pictures I figured it didn't hurt to say yes.  He says...I want to take a picture of you and Daddy kissing...umm ok...I figured we'd end up with chopped off heads to be out of focus - etc.  Nope - he got a perfect shot.  I know adults who have had trouble getting us in the same photo since there is a foot difference between us!  Needless to say...a camera was on his Christmas list last year!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Walk With Me Daddy

Happy Veterans Day Friends!  Today I'm sharing a layout I completed with the sketch from My Creative Sketches.  They are the challenge blog for the My Creative Scrapbook kits I receive. 
This layout was a bit different for me, not only because it included circles, but because of the very toned down color palette. I really wanted to have the photo be the focus...more than usual I stuck with grey and a light aqua.
The paper are from a Studio Calico kit from almost two years ago.  The grid paper was perfect for the large amount of journalling I wanted to do on this photo.  The title is a combination of thickers and Jillibean Soup mini alphas.  The little man flair is from A Flair For Buttons on Etsy.
Hope you enjoyed and leave me a link below if you used this sketch so I can check out what you created!