I’ve been thinking about it for a long time, and well … i’ve decided to dive in on the 30th of July … i am going to launch another freaking scrappy challenge … … mark your calendars!!!!!!
Should be a blast – a new forum to showcase your scrappy-ness, meet friends, learn stuff, win some prizes, and most of all, have some fun. Why don’t you plan on stopping by and playing with us on the 15th and 30th of each month??????????? Come visit us here, click on Mr. Linky to leave your blog address. I’ll stop over to “meet” you and see your scrappy stuff …
Julie over at these are a few of my favorite things always challenges me with her prompts. Her latest challenge encourages her followers to scrapbook their favourite art. I decided to feature artwork by my son Chris Pennington and my daughter Mary Pennington, because, really, their artwork is my favourite artwork. I love to see what is going on in their minds and what they put down on paper. My son doesn’t draw anymore, but then again, neither do I …
I wanted to capture a carefree and childlike with movement feeling in my layout, and what better paper than Sassfrass paper for that theme?????? I used Sassafrass Monstrosity Spot On as the background paper for this layout, and embellishments from the same collection. I used kites in a layout not very long ago, and decided to feature them again in my layout. I haven’t seen them in a layout before, and you know, I love using them, and I LOVE the bright ribbon tails that I put on them to match my layouts!!! New little signature for me … I absolutely love the whimsy of them, and the double whimsy of clouds in this layout just makes me smile :). That’s what I love, whimsy!!!
I hope you smile too!!!
by Anne Pennington
Took these photos in a store window in Toronto – love them and wanted to scrap them. I have a large blow up of the landscape photo over my Mom’s buffet, but was not finished with it or the other photo. There is a third I will do something with some day. Found the Sassafrass blog thanks to my new friend Sarah Groen and realized they have a sketch challenge every month. Here is their sketch this month:
My take on it is using Sassafrass Anthem Ticket to Freedom, Anthem Sing Loud and Monstrosity Mash. I cannot get enough of Sassafrass products, and I mean that literally – it is hard to find here, and I really love to work with it. I made the flowers from circles cut from the Sassafrass products, and the only extra non-Sassafrass product I used was some blue rhinestones. This layout is quite different from my usual …
This layout is my first first as a design team member for Little Shop of Sketches, Tanya Leigh’s awesome sketch blog. We used her Sketch 87 for our layouts:
For my layout I used Cosmo Cricket Salt Air Coral Bloom, Salt Air Sea Garden and Salt Air Elements, along with Salt Air chipboard embellishments. I love that line of paper. The green of Sea Garden is a gorgeous muted green. My fishing net is an onion bag from my kitchen – I love it. The swimmer in my pool is my son Chris Pennington, photos taken in June 2009. Seems so long ago, he has changed so much.
by Anne Pennington
Our daughter Stephanie Pennington loves to spoil her nieces and nephew and younger siblings. These photos are taken at her place when she had our grandchildren Brynn and Kieran Zwanenburg stay with her for a while. They made cupcakes, put family member’s initials on them with icing – then Steph uploaded the photos on Facebook and tagged each member whose cupcake was featured in the photo. Was a cute way to alert us all that there were some real sweet photos online about their fun week that we should peek at!!
I used Webster’s Pages sweet as cherry pie … let’s celebrate and … little nibbles in my layout. I did some fussy cutting and used that to embellish my layout, along with some photos of patriotic cupcakes and cherries that I found on the internet. The little bit of zig zag border that I used in the top left of the layout is from Sassafrass. It was done for yet another entry into the guest design team challenge for Sketchy Thursdays. Contest closes tomorrow night just before midnight. Applicants had to use their sketch and feature 2 of 3 themes in their layout: patriotic cupcakes, juicy fruits and cool popsicles. I used juicy fruits and patriotic cupcakes as my two of the suggested themes. Here is the sketch to use for the guest DT spot:
What a thrill last week to have been chosen as a Fave at Sketchy Thursdays for my Mary Poppins layout! Was such a pleasure to do that layout, it brought so many happy memories back of my childhood and my mother taking me to that movie when we lived at the base in Marville, France. But that is not the BEST thing to happen in a while, this week was EVEN BETTER!!!!
Baby Emma Olivia Danielle Delage was born last night (June 15) at 9:13. She weighted 7 lbs 10 oz. She is perfect!!!! Granny loves her so very much!!! Mary and I went up to the hospital last night to meet her and we took some cute photos!!!
how my son Chris Pennington has grown. And I’ve discovered a blog that is new to me this past week or so called Bird is the Word. Their challenge this week is to use the word “amazing” in a layout. Well, our son went to his first prom this past week, and frankly, I found it amazing how he was transformed when he put on his grandfather’s tuxedo to wear for the event. It has been a year of changes for sure with him. Loving how he is turning out.
The sketch I used for this layout was from Sketchy Thursday’s challenge this week. I used a bit of Crate Paper Toy Box Collection Story Time paper, Basic Grey lettering, Jinni Bowlin pennant stickers Sassafrass paper and a border, and an October Afternoon Fly a Kite Wild Card.
Here is the sketch from Sketchy Thursday:
Here is my layout based on the sketch and on the challenge word from Bird is the Word:
by Anne Pennington