Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Sketch Challenge >myStamp BOX

Today, it was my turn to post a challenge on the myStamp BOX blog!  I have been loving sketches lately, trying to get my mojo back since it's been MIA.  So I thought I'd do a sketch challenge.  Here's my sketch:

Pretty simple, but it's just a starting point, right?

Well, not this time.  I stuck pretty close to the sketch, mostly because I think adding too much would have competed for attention with this bright paper!  Here's my layout:

Supplies used:  Bazzill Basics cardstock; Echo Park patterned paper, journaling card and sticker; myStamp BOX stamps (Wishing You Sunshine, Mini Alphas, Just Add Notes); Tsukineko and Memento inks; Ranger embossing powder; Maya Road chipboard alphas; Fiskars border punch; Marvy Uchida punch; American Crafts pen; envelope.

I actually stamped and embossed a banner for this layout, before even starting, and then it must have gotten shoved under some papers because I didn't realize it was missing until after everything was stuck down and I had taken the photos!  Guess I didn't need it - although I think it would look really cute, draped from corner to corner on the photo... may still have to add it!

Journaling is written on a matching journaling card, tucked into an envelope that was sealed, trimmed down to size and attached to the back of the photo mat.  This stops it from sliding around or slipping too far behind the photo.  I used a matching sticker, "Details", as a pull tab on it.

Journaling reads:  Your first Ferris wheel ride!  You were, at first, apprehensive.  But as we climbed higher, your smile broadened more and more!  May you always reach higher in all you do...  Love, Mama.  Ocean City, NJ.  July 2010.

I still can't believe I used only ONE piece of patterned paper on this layout!  Two, if you count the scrap that I used for the sun.  Sarah N, can you believe it?!! :)

Sometimes, it's the simple things...


  1. Sue, this layout rawks! I totally love it! The colors are so nice!

  2. Sue! This layout is DIVINE! I love the white and the title and the gorgeous clouds. I am in love!


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