Sketchy Thursdays April GDT Challenge

Friday, March 18, 2011

Well, hello there!  I hope that you all have had a fantastic Friday!  We've just been tying up some loose ends and prepping for school to begin, again, next week, so we can enjoy the weekend.  I did find some time to whip up a layout, to show you all, today, though.
I started this layout by anchoring the blue, notebook, patterned paper, in the center of the Ruby Red, textured, cardstock, layout base, with navy-threaded, messy, straight, machine stitches.  I, then, did the same, only closer to the bottom right corner of the layout, with the red, floral, patterned paper.  A strip of red, polka dot, patterned paper was, then, trimmed across its top edge with a punched strip of striped, patterned paper and across its bottom edge with a strip of light blue, crackled, patterned paper, before it was adhered, to the layout base, just below horizontal center and machine-stitched, with navy-threaded, straight stitches, on either side of the paper connections.  I, then, cut a small slit near the left edge of that prepped strip; wrapped a length of red, gingham ribbon around the layout base; thread it through the slit; tied it in a bow; and embellished it with a couple of heart pins, decked out with chipboard/sticker flags, as well as a Pure Poppy button, laced with hemp twine bow.
A red, distressed, photo tab, anchored with a decorative brad...
a strip of red, vintage, patterned paper, which had been embellished with navy-threaded, straight stitches and another, Pure Poppy button, laced with hemp twine...
a couple of movie ticket stubs; and a "FILE THIS UNDER" label, prep the layout for journaling.
My journaling strips were cut from Very Vanilla cardstock and adhered with dimensionals for a little lift.  They were written upon with Night of Navy ink and read, It was such a fun day, when Grandma and Hunter came to visit over Spring Break!  We went out to lunch and to the movies before heading home to rest and play.
Finally, a red, glitter, "couSiNs", alpha, sticker title completes the look.
My inspiration for this layout came from Sketchy Thursdays April Guest Design Team Challenge.
We were, also, supposed to think spring with the sketch.  I figured what better way to celebrate spring than with Spring Break pictures and my fabulous, springtime, March, Jenni Bowlin kit.  Check it out!
Here's the deets:
  • 6 double sided JBS papers
  • 1 JBS Die Cut paper
  • 2 Bazzill Cardstock
  • 2 sheets Exclusive Mercantile JBS Paper
  • 1 set JBS Journaling Cards
  • 1 JBS Flag Banner Sticker Sheet
  • 1 JBS Red Kindergarten Alpha Rub-on Sheet
  • 4 pink and blue scallop notecards
  • 1 “Cutlips” Ice-cream Top
  • 1 small Lucky Black JBS Bingo Card
  • 1 Exclusive Recycled notebook
  • 1 Exclusive Mercantile Stickers Tab Sheet
  • 1 Exclusive Mercantile Large Bingo Card Month
  • 1 Pillow Box containing:
    • 1 yd. May Arts Ribbon, tiny black/cream
    • 1 brass silhouette boy charm
    • 1 cream molded flower bar
    • 1 vintage pink threaded bobbin spool
    • 12 banner chip pieces
    • 5 red pearl charms
Thanks so much for peeking in!  Have a fantastic weekend, ya'll!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: Ruby Red & Very Vanilla (SU); blue notebook, striped, red polka dot, red floral, & red vintage patterned (Jenni Bowlin); light blue crackle patterned (Paper Studio) Ink: Night of Navy (SU) Other: navy thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Pure Poppy buttons (PTI); hemp twine & gingham ribbon (Hobby Lobby); decorative brad (unknown); red photo tab (daisyd's); heart pins (Maya Road); chipboard & sticker flags & "FILE THIS UNDER" tab (Jenni Bowlin); dimensionals (Scotch); red glitter alpha stickers (KI Memories); Threading Water Border punch (Fiskars)


Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love that beautiful red. The ribbon, twine, and pin embellies are soooo adorable additions to the page. :)

lynn said...

you just rock scrap pages--everytime! love this!

Diana Fisher said...

Great page!! Love the look of that kit, and I love the stick pin hearts!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOOW! What a beautiful LO! I love all that red-and that bow! OH MY! Super fun! And look at that kit--OHHHH! I would love those goodies:)