There is a really fun challenge over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge this month – and we already have a few girls playing along!
And speaking of fun challenges – I am thrilled to be a guest designer representing Scrapbook Fantasies on CSI – Color, Stories, Inspiration this month. Debbi Tehrani runs the scrapbook community over there, and her challenges are AWESOME!!! Their major case 160 is:
and here is what I did with it – features our cruise to the Caribbean in January for our 25th anniversary last December.
There are still a few days to play along with our sketch at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge. We are very excited to be back for our first challenge after taking a break since July. The team has contributed some awesome layouts interpreting the sketch, and we have some awesome entries into the challenge!!
Tonight I have a very fun, busy layout of a very fun, busy boy where I incorporated 4 challenges from around blogland to share with you. No wonder I am tired!!!
Craft-Szafa’s challenge is to use a frame – so I used a sweet translucent frame around one of the photos I used of my grandson Kieran Zwanenberg.
Sketchabilities’ challenge is to use their sketch #109 as inspiration. I did so! Karan’s sketches are always delicious!
Scrap Africa’s challenge is to use chipboard that you’ve altered. I altered the swooping large arrow under the photos using various acrylic paints and a black marker to darken the edges.
Scraps & Pieces Emporium’s challenge was to use the word NEW in the layout. I used the word in my title.
I used some K&Company embellishments and papers, acrylic paint, brush marker, Sassafrass borders and Making Memories frame and acrylic heart in creating this layout:
We have our new scrapbook sketch challenge up at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge … we are challenging participants to use the sketch and to scrap about their mother or another woman who meant a lot to them or influenced their life. Come on out and play with us – you will really love it!!
Here is my layout for the challenge using K & Company cut N paste Designer Paper:
The layout features my mother Marie (Mary) Allain Wride in her Royal Canadian Air Force uniform. She LOVED being in the military, and enjoyed a productive career until her marriage to my father, and pregnancy with my twin Gary and I (the women had to leave the military upon pregnancy back then). I used tickets for embellishments, as part of my mother’s love of the Air Force was the opportunity to travel and see sights!!
Scrapbookers Anonymous is continuing with their Alphabet Challenge on the 15th of every month – September 15th is the second in the series and we are using the letter “B”. This month I did not use a manufacturer that begins with the letter “b”, but I used a paper line that does!! The paper is My Mind’s Eye Breaking Free Adventure Series Lighten-up Baby “Best Buds”. The layout features our daughter Jacqueline Pennington. Embellishments are K & Company Sera Fera and Websters Pages Sparklers. Here is my layout:
design by Anne Pennington
Please come on out to the blog and play with us!!!
That’s what my girls Stephanie and Mary are – they are down the road from our house with Stephanie’s partner Josh after a family visit to our village’s old coffee shop and making the most of the day together. I used My Mind’s Eye Penny Lane Maggie May “Lola Jane” and some K & Company Butterflies adhesive chipboard embellishments for this layout based on Sketch #93 at Little Shop of Sketches. Sketch was drawn by Lindsey Krauss. Come along to their blog and play along with us!!!
My son Chris Pennington and daughter Mary Pennington have always enjoyed music, whether they are playing it or listening to it. This layout shows them as children hanging out with their friends and putting together a little rock band to play for the day. What a bunch of cuties! These photos were taken in January 2004 – Chris and Mary are in high school now, but still rocking! Chris is now playing with a band with some high school friends. They are having a great time, and we love supporting them.
Here is my layout using photos of that fun day in 2004. The layout is based on the Sketchy Thursday sketch below that was put out by those fabulous scrappy ladies this weeek! Paper used was Rock on Love by Prima Marketing. Embellishments also from Prima and K & Company Rock Star.
layout by Anne Pennington
Sketch by Sketchy Thursdays
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!!!!