Thursday, March 18, 2010

Monday Night Class Sketch Challenge #6

It is Sketch Challenge #6 at the MondayNightClass BLOG again.  This is my second time as one of the designer who took on the sketch.  However, this is the first time that I had done the kit that the sketch was based off of.  All Girl & Proud of it was one of the first kits I did one time at the Bloomin' Inn.  I have included it here today as I've never posted it on my blog before.  The pages were made in September 2008 when I was at the Inn with my Mom.  The pictures are all of my niece, Katelynn and myself when Katie was just a few months old.  She is now 4 1/2 and I have my very own daughter ........

I love how multiple pieces of patterned paper are used.  I used to suck at doing this until one day, Christy told me the secret to using mulitple pieces of patterned paper is to make sure to bridge at least one of the pieces onto both pages.  It was a total revoluation to me that day now, I am not sure how I could be so silly.  The only thing I knew before was to try to use the same line of paper as they tend to go together.  However, now I can cross manufacturer lines with this little secret.  (though I didn't do this here as well I love Basic Grey)


My 'Take Flight' layout was a calbration between my husband and myself on the weekend. I was scrapping in the cold basement and he was playing guitar.  I was asking him for some ideas as I didn't want to just do the basic title 'new' or 'precious' - I wanted more!  So, he started talking about how alert she was for only 12 days and then of course, I had this butterflies that I wanted to use as I seem to use butterflies on layouts alot with Hailey (i.e. see last post and page 107 in the current issue of Cdn Scrapper where my layout was published - I should really blog about that!)

So, I wrote my journalling out in pencil of course and I came up with  .......
"At 12 days old you were so alert beyond most newborns.  It is not hard to tell that you are going to be a beautiful, adventurous little girl that will have so much to offer the world.  Take flight my little butterfly, there is no cacoon that will hold you back.  July 21, 2009"

Well after that journalling, it was easy to pick the title of 'take flight' - I should use my cricut more for titles but I have a huge infatutation with American Craft Thickers and I need to use them in order to justify buying more ... .makes total sense ... RIGHT!!

Supplies
Patterned paper: all pp Basic Grey, Bittersweet
Embellishments: all BG except butterflies, Heidi Swapp and Rhinestones are Dollarama brown color (loves these - makes not even bat an eye when I put the whole package of 100 on the layout!)

Crop 4 Kids on Saturday, MINI roadtrip on Sunday ... so much to do between now and then ..... laundry, packing (for both crop and trip) plus I have 4 kits for MNC that all need a few finishing touches on them ... I have to do that and hand them off to Christy before I leave!  I hope to post once before I leave .... if not then it might just be our trip for the next 3 weeks.

4 comments:

Tracy.H said...

These are both great pages, Shannon. I love Hailey's layout though!

Have a great and safe Mini trip! :0)

Michelle said...

What beautiful journalling Shannon! Love them both.

I hope you have an amazing road trip!

Tamara said...

I am glad to see you back scrapping and posting again. Love both of these layouts!

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