SIT #60

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Note: If you've come here looking for my PDCC108 - Lawn Fawn post, please scroll down.

So good to have you visiting for Sketches in Thyme's Challenge #60!
I just adore the pics I chose to go with the sketch this week!  There's just something about watching my baby happily work that puts a big smile on this momma's face.  Plus, I had the gorgeous goodies, from my November Jenni Bowlin kit, to inspire me even further.
I started this layout by adhering the patterned papers, in their respective locations, over the notebook-lined, patterned, paper base and anchoring the polka dot, patterned, paper strip down its long sides and the ruler, patterned, paper piece, in a double frame, around its edges, both with black-threaded, straight stitches.  I then used the space to their left to journal, Not only am I lucky enough to be your Mom, but I also get to watch you grow and learn and mature all day, every day.  What a blessing the privilege of homeschooling is to me and our family!  It allows us to see first hand so many little moments that make you who you are, and I love that it lets your sister really get to know and love her brother, too.  Thank you for sharing your beautiful life with us.  {love}, Mommy  8.25.10.
After adhering photographs, I stamped the boy silhouette image, in Jet Black ink, on Very Vanilla cardstock; hand cut it out; and adhered it, with foam tape, in a stamped, in the same ink, on a red, decor, patterned paper, frame, which too was hand cut out and adhered below the bottom right corner of the far left photo.  It was then dressed up, to its right, with a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on Very Vanilla cardstock, poppy image, which was colored in with Real Red, Garden Green, and Early Espresso inks and hand cut out.
An elephant flashcard; "SCHOOL" banner rubon, which was hand cut out of Very Vanilla cardstock; a Pure Poppy button, laced with a trio of hemp twine bows; and a "BITS & PIECES" die cut sticker...
prep the page for the "LOVE 2 Watch U Work" title, which was created from red, shadow alphas; a vintage number card; mini, chalkboard letters, which were anchored with black-threaded, messy, machine stitches, tied off, at either end, to the front of the layout; and a red, polka dot star, filled in with a sticker "U".
A stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a patterned, paper frame, "There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. - Ralph H. Blum" quote...
and a punched photo corner, complete the look.
Now, it's your turn, ya'll!  You have until the close of the month, on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, to link up your takes over in the right hand column of the Sketches in Thyme Blog.  Please also be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see what the rest of the team has whipped up with Tiffany's gorgeous sketch, as well as to find out what you're playing for this month; and for those of you who aren't regular followers of my blog, we have a bit of a sketch surprise for you, next Thursday, that I hope you'll find a little time away from your Thanksgiving celebrations to pop in and check out.  Until then, have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Hope Seed Co. (Wplus9); Boy & Girl Silhouette Heads (Jenni Bowlin); Country Morning (SU) Paper: Very Vanilla (SU); all patterned (Jenni Bowlin) Ink: Real Red, Garden Green, Early Espresso, & Basic Black (SU); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Corner punch (SU); foam tape (Scotch); "SCHOOL" banner (Crate Paper); Pure Poppy button (PTI); hemp twine (craft supply store); "BITS & PIECES" die cut & elephant flashcard (October Afternoon); vintage number card, shadow alphas, mini chalkboard letters, polka dot star and "U" (Jenni Bowlin)

7 comments:

Lisa said...

I just love this Jinny! The cluster of darling layered embellishments is delightful! And I love the grip he appears to have on his pencil...TOO CUTE!! What a sweet little guy :)

Patrice said...

Love that cluster of elements!

Rene' Sharp said...

Jinny your layout is gorgeous, so much to take in!!

Lindsay said...

Awesome awesome LO Jinny! So many beautiful details!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the photos, the colors and loveeeeeeeeeeee the cluster of goodies!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What sweet photos--that's great that he enjoys working hard (on homework/etc.)! Great details (love that silhouette!!) and I LOVE your papers! FAB job!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Although scrapbooking never appealed to me, I SO admire a good layout! I think you ALWAYS do a fab job, Jinny, and your kids are truly blessed to have this marvelous collection of pages from you.