Little Shop of Sketches has a new sketch challenge posted. Come play with us!!! Here is their Sketch # 89 – another of my sketches that I was happy to share with their amazing design team and participants!!
My take is a layout for my son Chris Pennington, who is very sensitive to waste in the world and damage to the environment. He is always asking us if we really need something that we are purchasing – he is all for minimalizing our footprint in the world. After an environmentalist visited their school and told them how much damage is caused to the earth by the production of meat for consumption, Chris became a vegetarian. That was more than two years ago, and he has not looked back. I used Making Memories Passport Fragile paper for this layout, and used the QuicKutz Reuse Limited Edition Gift Set die cuts for the embellishments running along the banner I made for the layout as well as bordering the title.
Don’t forget we are getting ready for our first challenge at another freaking scrappy challenge … Already we have developed a following of people who are excitedly anticipating our launch with our first challenge on 30 July 2011!!! Come on over and feel the excitement!!!!
by Anne Pennington
The new sketch (Sketch 88) was revealed at Little Shop of Sketches today. And guess what???? It was one of my sketches. Sketch 89 will be one of mine as well. I had a blast doing them. I had as much fun doing the layout for Sketch 88 – but that was mostly because I had a new little sweetheart’s photos to use, and some gorgeous pink paper I had tucked away for just the right layout.
Here is their latest sketch:
Here is my layout based on the sketch:
by Anne Pennington
On June 15th, our little granddaughter Emma Delage was born (see post and photos of her from last month). The photos in the layout are of she and I, at our first meeting soon after her birth. I used the Little Yellow Bicycle Sweet Love line paper, and ephemera with a baby girl theme that I downloaded from the internet and sized appropriately for my layout. The flower embellishments were cut from a second piece of paper from the same paper line (Little Yellow Bicycle Sweet Love – Love Garden). The pink hobby horse trim was something I picked up from somewhere at sometime (vague much????) and sprayed pink with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Pink Bubblegum.
I hope you enjoy working with the sketch as much as I did – come on over to the blog and play along with us!!!
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
Tanya Leigh from Little House of Sketches has a ning community website that I’ve been a member of for a while now. Check out the community website – sign up and start chatting with the others and share your creations with the other members! Come play along with us!!! I’ll see you there!!!
Scrapbookers Anonymous challenges us to make a card with the scraps of our layouts – boy do I need that prod. I haven’t been disciplined to making my own cards, or even to sending store-bought cards to people, and I need to be.
They had a challenge this month to make a layout using at least 3 pieces of paper from a 6 x 6 paper pad. Paper I used is Basic Grey Urban Prairie for both my layout and for this card.
Go on over to their blog (run by Theresa and Lea) to see what others have posted. You will be glad you did.
Design by Anne Pennington
honour for me – to be chosen as one of the new design team for Little Shop of Sketches. Tanya Leigh has an awesome blog where she features her sketches for scrapbookers to play along with her challenges. The design team chosen is awesome – check them out. I am honoured to be amongst them.
We used to dress our two youngest children as Evangéline and Gabriel and decorate their wagon with Acadian flags to march in the Brighton, Ontario Canada Day Parade for years. (For my non-Canadian friends, Canada Day is the day we celebrate our country – July 1st). Dressing the kids as the story and flying the Acadian flags was a way to honour my Acadian roots.
Chris and Mary always looked so cute, and as they got older, they got involved in the wagon or bicycle decorating themselves. They often won first prize for their participation, and have the trophies to help them remember the days!!
Sketchy Thursdays has their weekly challenge on right now, and Little Shop of Sketches has a design team call out. Participants are to use their sketches in order to participate. Well, I found that the two sketches were very similar in the way they inspired me – and so I based my layout on them both.
I used Basic Grey June Bug Vintage Plaid paper for my background, some leftover Sassafrass (LOVE THAT SCRAPBOOKING LINE) scraps, along with Basic Grey June Bug designer chipboard pieces. I added the white to the background and the clouds using white gesso, and had a blast making the banner. Gold trim was added to many of the pieces using some gold coloured Smooch. Love that stuff!!! Ribbons from my stash.
Here is Sketch Number 82 at Little Shop of Sketches – the sketch that design team applicants are to use for their layout:
Here is Sketchy Thursdays sketch this week:
For me – once I turned their sketch the design elements were similar. I used the white painted clouds and the coloured clouds and sun as well as the banner to symbolize the circles in both sketches, and here is what I ended up with:
by Anne Pennington