SIT #61

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving, and welcome to Sketches in Thyme's Challenge #61!
Every other year, we trade off Thanksgiving with mine and BJ's families, and it truly stinks!  We'd just love to be able to see both families, but as luck would have it, for a number of reasons, it just doesn't work out.  So, we put our happy faces on and make the best we can of it, trying not to miss time with the other family in the process.  This year we're having Thanksgiving with my family and getting ready for the trip, in the car, even as this post goes live.  I'm sure I'll have plenty of pics to share early next week, but until then, I thought it only fitting to turn that uber fun two-pager above into a memory of a Thanksgiving past.
I started this layout by adhering the blue, damask, patterned paper, as well as a couple of brown, stripe, patterned, paper circles, onto both pages of my textured, brown, cardstock base and machine stitching, with blue-threaded, straight and messy stitches, around their edges.  I then haphazardly adhered, near the bottom edge of the previous, patterned paper, a bunch of color-coordinating strips of patterned paper, including one, Very Vanilla, cardstock piece, which was stamped, over and over, in More Mustard ink, with the bumblebee image, as well as, in Chocolate Chip ink, with the "thankful" text, and distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.  A woodgrain die cut preps the pages for pictures.
After adhering pictures, I turned my attention to the left side of the layout...
where I added a brown, "YOU ARE HERE" label, upon which I journaled, Adina's 1st Thanksgiving @ the Newlins - 2008.
I then layered a couple of hand-cut from patterned papers, distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, and adhered, with foam tape, over the previously stitched, patterned, paper circle, frames.  A Cricut-cut, from Really Rust cardstock, leafy branch; a white, crochet flower, backed with a few ribbons of hemp twine and topped with an antique brad, as well as flanked with a couple of stamped, in Brocade Blue, on Very Vanilla cardstock, and hand-cut leaves; and a dab of glitter finishes off the left side...
and turns our attention to the right.
The "bee thankful" title was created from a bee flashcard, which was dressed up with a little glitter...
 
and tucked under the two, far right photographs, and brown alphas, which were anchored with more, messy, blue-threaded, machine stitches, tied off, at either end, to the front of the layout.
Another hand-cut and ink distressed frame was then layered  over the previously stitched, patterned, paper circle.  I also added another Cricut-cut, leafy branch and white, crochet flower, dressed up in the same way as above.  In addition to the repeated elements, I also included an embroidered, tree embellishment; a mustard-colored, chipboard heart, dressed up with a blue gemstone; and a stamped, in Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, and Chocolate Chip inks, on Very Vanilla cardstock and hand cut out pumpkin.  A little more glitter, to further embellish the pumpkin, completes the look.
Color inspiration for this layout came from My Time Made Easy's Pretty Palette #36.
I absolutely cannot wait to see what ya'll have got up your sleeves for our first two-pager!  Please don't forget that you have until the close of the day, next Wednesday, November 30, 2011, to link up your takes, on Challenge #59, Challenge #60, and/or this week's Challenge #61, over in the right hand column of the Sketches in Thyme Blog.  Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see what the rest of our talented mavens have cooked up with this sketch, as well as to find out what you're playing for this month.  Then, for those of you that live in the U.S., go enjoy some turkey and pumpkin pie :)!  Thanks so much for stopping by, ya'll!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Ever After - leaves, Season of Thanks - pumpkin, Defining Words - "thankful" text, & C'est la Vie - bumblebee (Wplus9) Paper: Very Vanilla, Really Rust, blue damask, brown stripe, & brown frame (SU); textured brown (Bazzill); brown plaid, rust wavy, & rust frames (American Crafts); mustard flourish (Basic Grey) Ink: Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, & Brocade Blue (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: blue thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scotch); Dazzling Diamonds & vintage brads (SU); Calligraphy Collection Cricut cartridge & Cricut (Provo Craft); circle template (Fiskars); white crochet flowers & blue gemstone (Paper Studio); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); woodgrain die cut (Crate Paper); mustard-colored chipboard heart (heidi grace); embroidered tree embellishment & brown alphas (American Crafts); bee flashcard (Pink Paislee); "YOU ARE HERE" label (Jenni Bowlin)

7 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the photos and that bee card!! Happy Thanksgiving .... have safe travels! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Lynn said...

Jinny, a beautiful layout highlighting your lovely family! Hope you have the happiest of Thanksgivings today!

Romaine said...

Jinny, so many beautiful details! Love the bees paper you created and the sparkly one. I love bees! :0)
Thanks for joining us again this week at MTME pretty palette (and congrats to being last week's winner!)

Patrice said...

Love your take on the sketch!

Valerie said...

Jinny, I love the stiching and the clustering ! Wonderful !

Lisa Kind said...

What beautiful pages! What a great way to remember fun times, family, and the holidays! So happy our Pretty Palette colors were your inspiration! Thanks for playing our challenge!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! These pages are AMAZING--I need to think about doing a two pager! WOW! LOVE the brown paper--it's makes everything POP!!! LOVE:)