Saturday, February 4, 2023

Ada At Eight - Sketch N Scrap #266

 Hello and Happy Saturday to you! I hope that your weekend is off to a good start! We've had a nice quiet start to our weekend and I hope it remains nice and quiet! 

Today I am sharing the layout that I created for the February 1st sketch at Sketch N Scrap. Lisa started us off with a great sketch to work with and I had a lot of fun creating my layout. Here's a look at the sketch:

And this is what I came up with:

Last April I decided I wanted to make a list of Ada's favorite things at 8 years old. She was more than happy to help me come up with the categories and then tell me her favorites for each. I wish I had started this when she was younger but it's better to start now than to never do it all.

I had three pictures of her from the day we made out the list, and I had fully planned to use two on this layout, but then I had the dilemma of where to put her list! So, I decided to just use one photo of her and make the other spot a journaling spot. I think it will be so much fun to go back and look at what her favorites are each year and how they change as she gets older. We've already filled out her favorites at nine list and I'll be working on that layout soon. 

You are getting a glimpse of my February Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash kit with this layout. That post will be going live tomorrow so stay tuned! I have used Bella Blvd's You Are My Sunshine collection for this layout. Everything in this collection just screams Ada right now so it was perfect for this layout about her favorites.

Here are a couple of close-ups:

For the title I used metal alphabet dies from I wanted something that was going to stand out against that busy-ish background but the stark white letters were a little boring. I got out a stamp and stamped it across the tops of each letter to give them something a little extra. I was afraid that they might blend into the background but they really don't.

I knew I wanted to add this phrase sticker to the layout and it is the sole reason that I have that bright blue color around my layout. I didn't want it to be the only thing in that color on my layout so I added a photo mat with it to my journaling and a few punched circles to get that visual triangle in there.

I picked all of the same types of flowers out from the die-cut pack, the sticker sheet, and what few puffy stickers I had left to add to each cluster. 

Since we had thought up quite a lengthy list of favorites I knew I needed a big space for my journaling. I created my own journaling card using a 'currently' stamp from Elle's Studio and a dot border stamp from Close To My Heart. I counted up the lines and I had just enough to list out each item individually instead of doing a sort of run-on list of favorites. I used a small enamel dot for a bullet point for each item. I love how it turned out! Would I have liked a bit more space and to write a little bigger? Sure, but I was working with what I had and I think it turned out cute.

Be sure to stop by the Sketch N Scrap blog and the Sketch N Scrap Facebook page for more inspiration using the sketches. I hope you find some time to play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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