Mary Pennington, our youngest daughter seems to be forever young. She has a lot of joy in her heart, still believes in dragons, and just loves to use her imagination! I didn’t have to think long about who to choose for a layout when I decided to play along with the latest challenge at Get Picky. They challenged readers to do a project based on the song by Bob Dylan “Forever Young”. That’s my Mary – forever young.
I used this week’s sketch from Sketchy Thursdays for my layout:
I also used papers from my stash, a bird from Basic Grey’s Lime Rickey collection, and Tim Holtz’ Paper Rosette diecut for the flowers:
Nikki, Corey, Brynn and Kieran added another member to the family last year – a sweet little bundle of fur called Bailey. I modified a Bailey’s Irish Cream label image with Adobe Photoshop and dropped the “s” to make it Bailey’s own little titling for this layout. I also used Pencillines‘ sketch to inspire me:
I used my Score It All, some Basic Grey lettering, paw stamp, Sassafrass border, and some glimmer mist for this layout based on the sketch and featuring our daughter Nikki Pennington:
and a close up of the scoring and titling
layout by Anne Pennington
My layout Christmas Moonshine was selected as a fave at Sketchy Thursdays for this week’s challenge. You can see my layout and the others selected this week here.
What a way to perk up your Thursday morning to find out that your layout is a fave!!!!!
At Scrapping the Music this week the challenge is to scrap the song “Stand by Me”. I’ve been meaning to scrap along with Scrapping the Music’s challenges for some time now, and finally I have. Their designers turn out some awesome layouts.
The theme “stand by me” was full of possibilities. I had a photo of 3 of my girlfriends and I at the reception after Mom’s funeral and was thinking of scrapping that photo – those old girlfriends were standing by me in my time of need. I might still scrap that photo using that type of theme …
However, I changed my mind when I saw this photo of Mom and I. I had discovered it a year or so before Mom died, and had it enlarged and put it in a Mother’s Day layout in my very early days of scrapping (ha ha, early it’s not even quite 3 years I’ve been scrapping …). Mom saw the layout, and fell in love with the photo. She had forgotten it had ever existed so the photo’s sudden appearance took her completely by surprise. For Mother’s Day that same year I had it enlarged again and put into a beautiful frame for her. Sadly, that photo and frame is now mine … we stood by each other our whole lives. I have no regrets.
The paper is from DCWV’s Vintage Collage Stack, embellishments cut from same and from K & Company’s Serafera line.
… and a little closer peek at the “definitions”:
Design by Anne Pennington
Yeah, and another sunburst paper – I freaking love them!!!!
My dear niece Amber Pennington made some Bailey’s Irish Cream and gave some to our daughter Stephanie Pennington and Scott and I this Christmas. It was yummy! I have saved the empty bottle as a souvenir, it was quite lovely – like an old milk quart with the metal mechanism that snapped down the plug on the bottle …
My layout is based on this week’s Sketchy Thursday sketch:
Here is my interpretation, featuring our daughter Stephanie and using Me and my Big Ideas rub-ons and Petaloo floral embellishments “Velvet Hydrangeas” and Sassafrass papers along with some kraft paper from my stash and glimmer mist:
What you can’t see so well in the photo is that the baker’s twine I used in my layout is the same as the twine my niece used to wrap around the bottle with her Christmas tag … so glad those Sketchy girls provided this sketch that inspired me to mimic the twine around the bottle …
My daughter Stephanie and her best friend Sheranda have been known as Snuppie and Goober since high school – or for short, Snup and Goob. My aunt Cara and I met up with them last fall in Toronto and took a few pictures of them while we ate lunch. I decided to scrap the best of the photos for a challenge that is taking place at Stuck?! Sketches! and at the Jenni Bowlin Studio blog (JBS Mercantile). Stuck?! Sketches! provided a sketch for the challenge, and JBS asked that those accepting their challenge use a grid in their layout. So glad that I could combine the two challenges in this layout!!!
Here is Stuck?! Sketches! sketch:
Here is my interpretation of it using Bo Bunny Decaf Dot with a My Little Shoebox diecut paper, Jenni Bowlin Brown Label Strip Stickers for journalling, and Fancy Pants Daydreams rub-ons:
My layout “If you love something, set it free” won as one of the faves at Sketchy Thursdays this week. You can see it here along with the other faves this week!!!
That always encourages me when those awesome sketchy ladies like my layouts!! Thanks girls!!!
Becky Fleck from PageMaps runs sketch challenges with yummy prizes monthly. Here is this month’s sketch:
My interpretation features our daughters Stephanie Pennington and Jacqueline Pennington-Juranics at the Applefest Dance this past September. I used Fancy Pants Thoughtful, Delight Strips and Bubbles paper, and Fancy Pants rub-0ns for my layout. I hope you enjoy it!!.
Layout Anne Pennington
Anna Bowkiss at Pencillines has a few sketches this month as usual. Here is sketch 219 which was created by Anna:
Here is my interpretation of it featuring my mother Mary Allain Wride at her late 1950s, early 1960s model Singer sewing machine. Photo was likely taken at our apartment on Dufferin Street in Trenton in late 1950s, early 1960s. I used paper, embellishments and rub-ons by October Afternoon from their Thrift Shop line. Paper is Thrift Shop Last One. This paper reminds me so much of the old Simplicity patterns my Mom and I used for our sewing. I love that retro look !!!
Layout by Anne Pennington
Sketchy Thursdays is having a Guest Design Team challenge again at their site. I’ve thrown my hat in the ring a few times, so why not again? Their sketches are inspirational, as are their awesome design team members!!
Here is their sketch:
Here is my interpretation using Sassafrass papers and featuring my son Chris Pennington:
Layout by Anne Pennington
Chris had gone to Ranger camp at Kiosk in Algonquin Park to work for the summer. It became so hot that when they went to town on the weekend Chris had his hair cut shorter than he has since he was a little kid. His Frodo-like hair had been almost his signature for years. When I went to pick him up at the end of the summer term, I walked right past him. His own mother didn’t recognize him …