Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges SS '16 Sketch #13

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday to you! How is your week going so far? We have been having gorgeous weather lately, so no complaints here!

Today over on the Scrapbook Challenges blog we have sketch #13 from our Sizzlin' Summer of Sketches.

I had so much trouble deciding how I was going to use this sketch! Use it as is with the four smaller photos, use one photo in place of the four...there are just so many possibilities with this sketch. I know I will be using it again!

In the end I decided to stick with the four smaller photos, but I used 4x3 photos in place of the 3x2's. Because the photos I used were a little bigger, I had to adapt the sketch just a bit to make it work. I really wanted to use the tags on this layout, but there just wasn't enough room to make them look right.

The blue paper on this layout is some of the oldest paper in my stash. I know I have had it since probably 2004! It also came out of my 100 Patterned Paper challenge stash, so that's one more sheet that has been used! I also used my Fiskars teeny tiny star hand punch to punch those little stars. I just love those little stars, but they are kind of a pain to work with!

These photos are of the kids from the 4th of July 2013. Shane was in a mood to take lots of pictures - thanks to the flags - so they all just had fun being silly and posing with the flags.

I am a little sad that this is our last week of Sizzlin' Summer of Sketches! Mostly sad because I didn't get as many done as I had wanted to. Hopefully I'll get a couple more made before the end of the week. Regardless, they will all be filed away for later use.

Check out the Scrapbook Challenges blog to see what the other design team members did with this sketch. You have until the end of the month to play along.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!


  1. Really wonderful take on that sketch!!

  2. LOL, I had that patt. paper too! I even think it was the blue one, LOL Seems to me they had it in several colours. Great LO and fun interpretation of the Sketch. Am saving that one! I sometimes have to resort to using my Xyron to adhere teensy things like those stars... but jeepers, they really pack a nice punch on this LO! I am glad I didn't give away all my older tools, they come in handy sometimes... ie the eyelet setter... LOL. Love that Shane was fine getting his pic taken with the others as long as he had a flag. Isn't it funny how we can happen upon the special "keys" for our special kids in these situations? Love this. You have a beautiful family, Lori. Great job on your LO!

  3. OMgsh that is just too cute :) Fun way to spend some time :) The color choices were fantastic too :) Looks like a fun sketch to play with and you did so well with it too