Guest Designing with Color Me Scrappy

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Note: If you've come here looking for my Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #7 and/or 10 Minute Craft Dash #17 post(s), please scroll down.

I'm just thrilled to get to be guest designing, for the month of May, with the talented girls from Color Me Scrappy!
Y'all, I just love these girls to bits and am so excited to share how this week's challenge inspired me!  So, let's just get started.  Shall we?
I started this page by cutting the seals, from doily, patterned paper, with my Cameo and adhering them, to the heart, patterned paper, base page, to anchor the left and bottom edges of the photo grouping.  I then layered a number of color-coordinating, patterned papers, haphazardly, just to their right and anchored them with pink-threaded, straight and zig-zag, machine stitches.
A Cameo-cut, from vellum, honeycomb piece, as well as a paper doily and an "OCT" Bingo card, was then layered over the patterned paper and behind the photos, which were matted with Whisper White cardstock.
Everything was then grounded with two, scallop, punched, patterned, paper strips, which were topped with a couple lengths of hemp twine, anchored, at either end, with staples and tied in a bow.  The "CAN I please hold KATIE?" title was created from gray alphabeans; a Cameo-cut, from black, damask, patterned paper, "please"; and pink, glitter alphas.
Just below the title, I journaled, Rarely a day passes when you don't ask to hold your special friend... Sometimes three and four times a day.  I just love that you have such a tender heart for God's creatures, and adhered an "adorable", cardstock sticker, which I also anchored with messy, pink-threaded, machine stitches, floating off the bottom of the page.
The "a day in the life OCT 17 2012" date was stamped, in Jet Black ink, in the top center of the design.
A length of black, floral Washi tape, running the length of the layout's right edge, and a couple of blossoms, die-cut from More Mustard cardstock; arranged in a fan shape; doodled upon; and grounded with black buttons, laced with hemp twine, complete the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Scrap Your Story's Challenge #9: Journaling and Let's Get Sketchy's Week 5: Color Combo Challenge.  And here's Color Me Scrappy's Challenge #37 palette and sketch to get you all moving in the right direction.
Please be sure to stop by the challenge link above to check out all the details, as well as the amazing pages the talented members of the Design Team have created.  Thanks so much for visiting, and have a wonderful Wednesday, y'all!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: date (Dear Lizzy) Paper: Whisper White, More Mustard, & ivory text (SU); pink heart (Heidi Swapp); stone chevron & striped (My Mind's eye); gray polka dot (Authentique); pink scalloped strip (Elle's Studio); doily (Basic Grey); black damask (Fancy Pants); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: pink thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Fish More die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); button (SU); black "JR" button (Paper Studio); "OCT" Bingo card, ivory flower sequins, & seal & honeycomb cut files (Jenni Bowlin); Cameo (Silhouette); scalloped punches (EK Success); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); staples & stapler (office supply store); gray alphabeans (Jillibean Soup); pink glitter alphas (K&Company); "adorable" cardstock sticker & floral Washi tape (My Mind's Eye); paper doily (Hobby Lobby)

22 comments:

Lynn said...

Could Adina be any cuter? I love the sweet flowers balancing out the pictures. Fabulous layout Jinny.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's such a lovely page ... I love your layering ... so pretty!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful Jinny! I love love love those sweet photos, the colors and loving how boldly your title stands out!!

Val Thorpe said...

Very sweet layout and photos. Love the colours and the layering. Thanks for playing along at SYS.

Angi Barrs said...

Sweet, sweet page! Love the hemp twine that you used.

Brenshevia Baker said...

Beautifully done so much detail, thanks for joining us at LGS!

Linda R said...

Hi Jinny,
I am luving your page. It is so sweet..

Hugs~

Lisa said...

Oh good grief she's just too cute! What a sweet page Jinny. I love all of the bits and bobs you have tucked under the photos. Very sweet!

Debbie P said...

What an adorable little one and a lovely layout! Great sketch and color combo! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy! Congrats on your GDT gig!

Miriam Prantner said...

Adorable! Loving those photos/story and the colors, and love the die cut pieces!

Charlene said...

Seriously, CUTE!!!!!! I love the pictures and the design with all the elements is perfect!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

I love both the layout and your card so much, Jinny! Thank you for guest designing at Color me Scrappy - your layout is awesome! And the card is absolutely beautiful!

MichelleMc said...

Completely cute! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

Annette said...

aww she is such a cutie... love this layout..

Melinda Garner said...

Super cute layout! Nice color combo! Thank you for joining us at LGS!!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

really cute and vibrant layout, love the colors and your blog is very cute, thanks for joining us at lgs!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOVE this LO, Jinny! I love those photos and your hand-drawn design on the flower petals-- love the layered pieces and the twine... LOVE LOVE LOVE it all! FAB as always:)

Jeanne J said...

I appreciate the details so I can get a really good look. Your daughter is a cutie - and the double stamped date is so neat looking!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE this!! Such a SWEETIE!! CONGRATS on the Guest Designer!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Lanette said...

I love this LO!! Your work is amazing! Thank you so much for playing along with us at LGS! I hope to see you again :)

Maria said...

Your daughter is adorable! The layout is just too CUTE!!!

Christy said...

This is just STUNNING!!! Thanks for joining us on our journaling challenge this week at Scrap Your Story!! :) :) :)