Here is a layout of our son Chris Pennington and I in November 1995. He was two-years old and playing in the rice table at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Brighton, Ontario. What a cute little fellow he was – my pride and joy. I cherished every moment I spent with him, and still do!! I used October Afternoon Sidewalks Jump Rope for the background, and embellishments from the same line! I used the sketch this week from Sketchy Thursdays. Click here to see the sketch!! Here’s my layout:
I have added some instructions and with photos here to a cute little spinner album I made and taught a class for a while ago using double sided paper from Basic Gray. Basically I told my students to look for natural embellishments that may be in their paper before they committed and cut the paper for use as background in their pages of the spinner album. Some papers had some nice scallopped borders that students could cut out, some had beautiful flowers or other natural lines that could be used in borders. You will find suggestions I gave them for cutting their papers and some photos of the finished album in the link below, as well I provide some photos of the finished album below the link. The whole album was made with less than 10 double-sided pages and some ribbon, flowers, a few tags, inks, embossing powder, and buttons.
Come on over to another Freaking scrappy challenge … where we have a new challenge on to the end of the month!!! For this game we challenge you to feature yourself in costume, or a costume that you have made or inspired, incorporate the colour purple somewhere in the layout, place a surprise somewhere in the layout . If you do not celebrate Hallowe’en where you are – scrap about dress-up – either for a formal affair, or for play!! Now – you are welcome to play along and post your layout even if you are stumped on any of these requirements – we encourage you to play along regardless!! We don’t penalize – we like everyone to have some fun and play along in the spirit if they are able to! Here is my layout using Little Yellow Bicycle paper and featuring my daughter Mary at her class party a few years back!!
Over at Scrapbookers Anonymous, the amazing Theresa and Lea have their 15th of the month Alphabet Challenge on. This month’s challenge is the letter C – use paper, embellishments or whatever that begin with the letter C!! I used Crate Paper Toy Box Collection Story Time as the background for my layout of our son Chris Pennington’s band. Why don’t you play along with the challenge? The girls at SA are a fun and encouraging group to play along with. And they encourage us to use paper and embellishments in our stash for each challenge in order to use them up.
Little Shop of Sketches is featuring sketch number 95 for the next two weeks by Ashley Van Etten. I made a layout from the sketch for the design team reveal featuring my son Chris Pennington with photos taken at his cousin Amber Pennington-MacCallum’s wedding to Matthew Pennington-MacCallum on Labour Day weekend this year. The layout features My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist Fly A Kite “Genuine” Sky Paper”. Here is my layout:
Over at Scrapbookers Anonymous Lea and Theresa have another terrific challenge on!! The challenge is to use your neglected die-cut machine, or, if you don’t have one – to use up purchased die-cuts you have in your stash. I LOVED THIS CHALLENGE! Come and play along with us!
Here is my layout featuring my grandson Kieran Zwanenburg and using My Mind’s Eye Fly A Kit “Soar” Fly Paper:
Pencillines sketch 252 was used as inspiration!!