Today is my day to be up on the Sketches In Thyme blog with my take on the week 3 sketch.
Supplies used - Patterned paper - Bella Blvd - Color Chaos (orange stripe), Birthday Boy (green check, multi colored hearts), Summer Squeeze (yellow stars), stickers - Bella Blvd - Color Chaos, Alpha stickers - Bella Blvd - Sophisticates (Buddies), alpha stamps (at the zoo) EK Success, Dies - Lawn Fawn - hearts, Paper Smooches - Stars, We R Memory Keepers - Circles, Enamel Dots - Doodlebug Designs, Cardstock - Kraft - Close To My Heart, Navy - Paper Studio, White - Colorbok, Ink - Close to My Heart.
Last weekend we headed to the zoo for my birthday. We met Abby, Shawn, and Ada there and we had a great day. It was overcast and quite breezy and all of the animals were out and about - some even put on a show for us.
Not long after we walked through the admission gates, Matt picked up Ada and carried her around for a good part of the time we were there. After that she was Uncle Matt's buddy. Of course, she thinks Matt is all that, so having him carry her put her on cloud nine!
I loved this photo of them sitting down and taking a little break. It was just one of those special moments.
I used a few different collections from Bella Blvd on my layout. I have always been a fan of theirs, and I love that all of their collections coordinate so well together. It makes it so easy to mix and match.
The sketch has a couple of places that showed some paper tearing with another pattern peeking through and I wanted to be sure and do that on my layout. I haven't done paper tearing in a long time, and let me tell you, kraft cardstock is not easy to tear! I couldn't stop there with the distressing, so I distressed the edges of all of the other papers with my scissors.
Here is Shawn's sketch for this week - #153:
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And week 2:
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