Pencillines’ sketch 229 was provided by Tanya Tahir:
Check out their website, they have a new sketch every week. All month long you have a chance to play along. To be eligible to win their monthly prize, you must sent them an e-mail with your layout and upload your link before the first sketch is uploaded for the following month. There are lots of opportunities to win on their blog!!!
Here is my layout using Reminisce Candy Cane and Cookie Cutter papers along with their die-cut stickers. My layout features my daughter Mary Pennington, who has so much joy and Christmas spirit, that she just may be the real Santa …
Layout by Anne Pennington
Well, guess what that is???? Lol!!
Julie at These are a Few of my Favorite Things’ challenge this time around was to scrap about your favourite pastime. Well, I didn’t have to think too long to know that I would scrap about SCRAPPIN’. Here is my layout using Sassafrass Vintage Yummy papers and embellishments. I brushed a bit of white Gesso on the background of the paper so that my photos and embellishments would pop a bit more on the page, and used oodles of bright buttons. I am loving the fun that screams from the page.
Design by Anne Pennington
Get Picky has a new sketch by Becky Fleck this month that is pretty awesome:
I had a great time making my layout based on the sketch. The layout features my daughter Stephanie Pennington in her apartment last Christmas season showcasing her Christmas decorations. She loves the colours black and purple, and so her Christmas decorations were predominantly purple! To represent the hache marks that Becky used in her sketch, I used Gesso – I like the effect, subtle and adds to the snowy effect of the layout. My papers were Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade. The purple ribbon I used were what was used to bundle the pyjamas that I gave Mary and Stephanie this past Christmas. I love it!!! The Christmas balls were photos I printed varying sizes of the Christmas ball that was hanging in Stephanie’s window. This is one of my favourite layouts!!!
by Anne Pennington
Scrapbookers Anonymous also has a challenge this month to use at least 7 flowers in a layout – well – I wanted to meet their challenge so I used 10 miniature flowers in this layout! Check their website out – they have great challenges!!!
Had a great dinner out tonight for my birthday. Mmmmmmm bruschetta with feta at Paulo’s. We ordered two of them so that the four of us could all have a good feast before our main course …
Sketchy Thursdays has a great sketch this week:
Here is my take on it using some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Sassafrass borders, Jenni Bowlin chipboard sun painted with Tim Holtz’s Ranger Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber in Gold. Embellishments are ones I printed from the internet. Loving that Google …
by Anne Pennington
Our son Chris Pennington asked his father to get the old turntable up and running so that he could listen to some of our old records. That kid has great taste in music, and enjoys the old classics. He had to agree, though, that the sound was a lot scratchier than what is available today.
At a very fun project that Laura and Krista at Sweet Sentiments are offering as a class on April 2nd.
This was just a joy to work on, but it caused a number of tears too … memories of loved ones now gone. But I felt it was an important project, I wanted to capture a memory of yesteryear for my kids. Basic Grey’s Curio line was just the perfect paper for this project …
My mini spinner album has photos of a few generations of both my Mom and Dad’s families, and some momentos of my immediate family that I grew up in as well. I shed a few tears for Mom, Dad and my twin brother Gary Wride. But there were lots of smiles too. I did a lot of distressing, used embossing powders, and made a number of flowers and embellishments for the project. I included family trees that go back a few generations. That was amazing to find the clues and registries and even my grandfather’s enlistment papers online in an archive from World War I. I especially like how the tags I created turned out. They added a nice dimension. A good therapeutic project, and I am sure my kids will treasure it for years.
Something to help me get my wind back in me and give those challenges a break.
More pictures coming. Will be great to offer it as a class and see what other spins class participants put to the spinner album … we had so much fun at Sweet Sentiments with the last class.