Saturday, June 15, 2013

Pages with Papertrey sketch #10 and more

 Hi friends! This post has been long awaited. I am finally getting some time to share with you one of the latest pages I created for my son's baby album. I have been playing along with  Leigh's Pages with Papertrey challenge. The first of the month is a technique challenge and the 15th of the month is a sketch challenge. My layout started off with sketch #10. By the time I finished it, I realized that I actually used  challenge 16: combine different elements for your title and challenge 19: use 3 different dies on your layout (bonus points if they are from different collections *wink*)

For my layout, the patterned paper is from the Becky Higgins: Sweet Baby kit. The gray panels are Core-dinations canvas cardstock which appear almost like woodgrain in the photo. The kit comes with a monthly age title and coordinating chipboard circle. Since I was using black and white photos, I opted to create my own using my circle nestie and the number 7 from PTI's By the Numbers die. I sprinkled the inset with some stars from the SuperStar border die.  I used some red washi from Target and the chevron and graph washi are from DeNami Design. For my title, I die cut some Dark Chocolate cardstock using the happy sentiment from Pretty Peonies. I inked up Background Basics: Newsprint in Fresh Snow ink and stamped over it. The word brother is a rub on from the Sweet Baby kit.  I layered the title onto a tag that I die cut using Tag Sale #3. I finished the layout with some buttons and twine. 

So much for finishing his baby album before his second birthday which is in just 1 month. I gave it a good effort. Life just gets so busy. I still have 12 more pages to finish to complete it. Maybe I can get it done before school starts up in the fall.

Now that you have made it through most of my post, I wanted to share with you that I was nominated by Stacy over at Sweet Hearts and Sweet Tarts for the Leibster award.

To accept the award, thank the person who gave it to you and link back to their blog.  Post the award on your blog.  Give the award to five other bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  Write a comment on their blog to let them know they have been nominated.
This award is given to:

Lisa over at My Paper Tales.
I have had the pleasure of being on the DeNami Design Team with Lisa these past 6 months. She is the absolute sweetest person. She visits my blog often and her comments are always so heart felt.
Tina over at DeNami Addict
I have also met Tina through my work with DeNami Design. Her blog name describes her perfectly. You will find tons of DeNami products and simply tons of projects on her blog. Her blog is always a busy place.
Xiumaiyki over at xiumaiyuki
You will find her in challenges as Yuki. Her CAS style really catches my eye.
Poorvi at Happy Little Things by Me
Would you believe this when I tell you that she is only in high school?! There is a lot of talent in this young girl.
My last nomination is for my sweet sister, Eva. If it wasn't for her, I would've never started my own blog, or even know how to do it. She blogs about her life and family (and mine) often. Thank you for the inspiration and motivation!


  1. Thanks Deb!!! You're a real sweetheart yourself, hasn't this six months flown by!! Looking forward to six more ;)

  2. Lovely layout, Deb! I love your take on the sketch!

  3. Deb such a sweet layout. I have so many years to catch up on with my scrapbooking. maybe time to shift gears a bit from cards to layouts too! Wow almost 2--precious times.

  4. Your little boy really makes this layout so adorable! What a cutie! I have yet to start a baby book for my little guy and it is about time I make one for him... because he isn't a baby anymore. I'm happy to see your Liebster list as well; fabulous nominations!

  5. Love your layout, Deb! The washi adds just the right amount of fun to it. What a doll you have : ) And don't be too hard on yourself, you are WAY ahead of most people with the baby album progress (ahem!!)

  6. Ohh my gosh, Deb, I can't believe you thought me worthy!! I can't thank you enough. You are too sweet!!!! (hugs)


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