Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Big Grin

Good Tuesday Afternoon!  I've been a busy little bee the past couple days working on layouts and cards so there will be a few extra posts this week in addition to the sketch challenge layouts for Apron Strings. 

But first, have you checked out the Papertrey Ink posts this week for their September release.  OMGoodness!!  Gorgeous!!  September and October are the months they release their holiday products so customers have plenty of time to make their purchases and work on holiday projects.  Fourteen years ago, I started out as a card maker and eventually morphed into a scrapbooker, but I was never a stamper.  I stalked (but in a good way!) their website and design team blogs for about eight months before I placed my first order.  I am so glad I decided to go for it.  I have not regretted a single penny spent on their products.  If you get a chance, go to their website, www.papertreyink.com and scroll down to the bottom for Nicole's blog to see all the design team creations.  It's inspiration overload!

And now, back to our regularly scheduled program.  Each Monday in September, a sketch is posted at Apron Strings Designs Blog and a new challenge is issued each weekday based on the sketch.  This week's sketch is below and the challenge for Monday is to use it straight up, as is.

After last weeks sketch using 6 photos, I was hoping this weeks sketch would have a few less.  I just don't take multiple pics (or enough printable pics!)  so these layouts have been a little more of a challenge than they were probably intended.  So here's my take on the original sketch.

I used the May 2011 kit using Five and Dime papers from October Afternoon and I dug into the childhood photos again.  Here's the left side: 
And the right side:

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. WOW! You've found the perfect papers for these sweet photos as well! Wonderful work with the sketch!

  2. I love that you're digging down to scrapbook your own childhood - the papers are great. As for number of photos - you just do what you can. Printable - they don't have to be perfect to be printed - some of the best memories in my albums start with blurred, too dark, fuzzy photographs.