SIT #62

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Note: If you've come here looking for my PDCC110 - DRS Designs post, please scroll down.

So good to have you visiting for Sketches in Thyme's Challenge #62!
With no monkeying around, let's just get right to my reversed take.
I started this layout by distressing the edges of a 10" square piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; adhering it in the center of the red, floral, patterned paper; stamping the ornaments and their strings, in White ink, across its bottom edge; and machine stitching, with aqua-threaded, straight stitches, both just inside and outside its edges.
I then adhered a strip of aqua, leafy, patterned paper, horizontally near the Crumb Cake cardstock's top edge; dressed up its bottom edge with a length of scalloped, white lace; and machine stitched, with brown-threaded, zig-zag stitches between it and the lace and the length of its top edge, before adhering pictures.  A brown, music notes, journaling card was then tucked under the photographs' far right edge and etched, in Basic Black ink, with these words.  We just love to turn the Christmas music up full blast and decorate the tree the day after Thanksgiving.  Ezekiel and Adina were super helpers this year, when they weren't diving in head first or racing to grab something else from the Christmas boxes, amidst all the excitement.
The "trimming the tree" title was created from aqua, scratch 'n sniff stickers (They were a sweet gift from my PDCC teammate, Savannah O'Gwynn, and smell like blueberry!  Too fun!  Thanks again, Savannah!) and red, foam, glitter alphas.  Oh!  And I just wanted to share a little secret about the latter.  Those e's, which always seem to be the first letters to go, are really c's.  I just curled those top corners around to expand my alphabet.
I then created my cluster, which consists of a soft green, die cut foundation; a couple of white, tissue paper flowers, which were punched out and are about 16 rumpled layers thick, anchored with pearl brads, and spritzed with Pearl Glimmer Mist; a duo of Cricut cut, from Whisper White cardstock, leafy flourishes, as well as silver, ornament hooks; and a handful of stamped, in Certainly Celery ink, on Certainly Celery cardstock, hand cut, and ink distressed leaves.  A trio of hemp twine bows; an aqua, floral, circle die cut, embellished with a lone pearl; and a soft green, dimensional, "delight" sticker, round out the cluster.
A couple of die cut, photo corners complete the look.
But surprise!  I didn't stop there.  This baby became a two-pager.  I blame our fearless, Sketches in Thyme leader, Tiffany, for inspiring me with those end of the month, two-page sketches.  LOL!
Let's take a closer look at this side.
This page had the same foundation as the previous, including papers, ink distressing, stamping, lace, and stitching.  After adhering pics, it also received a few of those die cut, photo corners from above.
And the cluster, to the right of my photographs, consists of many of the same elements as the left side, including a Cricut cut, leafy flourish; a silver, ornament hook; stamped and ink distressed leaves; a sparkly, white, tissue paper flower; and trio of hemp twine bows.  A soft green, plaid, circular sticker, embellished with a trio of pearls, and dimensional, "cherish" sticker serve as a couple of new additions.
And a white, embellished die cut serves as my 11.27.09 date card.
Further inspiration for this layout came from ColourQ's Challenge #114...
Papercraft Star's Challenge #74, to include a tree...
and the Tuesday Trigger: Deck the Halls in the Moxie Fab World.  I was totally lovin' that color palette but was also drawn to the idea of using ornaments, which naturally led to pics of us trimming the tree.
Now, it's your turn, ya'll!  You have until the close of the month to link up your takes over in the right hand column of the Sketches in Thyme Blog.  Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see the rest of the mavens' glorious creations, as well as to find out what you're playing for this month.  Also, don't forget to check out our Top 3 and Our November Winner post.  These ladies have really done our sketches up right!  Congrats to all our winners!  Oh!  And please be sure to help us welcome A New Sketches in Thyme Maven, the uber talented Wendi Robinson.  So good to have you, Wendi!  And thanks so much, to you all, for stopping by!  Have a truly terrific Thursday!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Classic Christmas & Ever After (Wplus9) Paper: Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, & Whisper White (SU); red floral & aqua leafy (K&Company) Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, & White (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: aqua & brown thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Storybook Cricut cartridge & Cricut (Provo Craft); foam tape (Scotch); silver ornament hooks, white tissue paper, & white scalloped lace (Hobby Lobby); pearls & pearl brads (sei); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); aqua floral, soft green, & white embellished die cuts, aqua floral circle, & photo corners (Paper Salon); soft green dimensional stickers (Target); aqua scratch 'n sniff stickers (American Crafts); red foam glitter alphas (Making Memories); brown music notes journaling card (BoBunny); soft green plaid circular sticker & Scalloped Circle punch (SU); Pearl Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)


Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOW! a 2 pager! LOVE those pics--your little princess is just too precious in that first photo! LOVE those flowers and the entire LO! I really wish I could make pages like yours...guess I need to start making scrapbook pages first:) LOL!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this 2 pager!! LOVING the photos and loveeeeeeeeeeeee those ornaments! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Tracy said...

Fabulous layout Jinny! The pictures are great and you chose some wonderful embellshments. ;-) I really like the stamped white ornaments on the kraft. Very eyecatching. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Sylvia said...

Such a fun layout, Jinny! Memories are so precious and these layouts are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Marybeth said...

This is an adorable Christmas page layout. The white flowers are gorgeous love the soft details of the flowers. Love all of it . Nice job.

Lindsay said...

Oh my goodness Jinny, this LO is fantastic! I adore the ornaments!!

Regan said...

What a beautiful layout Jinny! I really love the design and the ornaments hanging along the bottom, very nice! Thank you for playing along with us at Papercraft star!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jinny! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely layout.

Suzanne Bier said...

Your layout is gorgeous, Jinny! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the colourQ!

farmhouse-story said...

these pages are so lovely, jinny! so much to love and i fav part is the sweet white ornies on kraft!

Julie Marshall said...

Those ornaments are gorgeous! Love the whole layout.