We have an awesome challenge over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge – come see what it is all about!!!!
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, and what better posting than one of the happiest days of my life – the day our son Chris Pennington was born.
I was inspired by the mood board over at Scrap Around the World. The colour blue was inspirational as were the words “there is sunshine in my soul today” – there certainly was sunshine in my soul the day my son was born.
Here is the mood board at Scrap Around the World:
Here is the sketch at Sketchabilities that was also inspirational for this layout. I gave it a quarter-turn and scrapped my little bundle of joy!!!
Here is my take on the two challenges!!!
Materials used were:
Little Yellow Bicycle paper
Heidi Swap title
K and Company chipboard
Little Yellow Bicycle Clear Cuts (background oval and giraffe)
Come on out and apply for the design team call at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge – We’d love to see your work!!
Scrap Around the World has an awesome mood board this month:
Here is my layout inspired by the pink colour in the mood board as well as the photo of the bedroom. The layout features my granddaughter Brynn Zwanenburg reading a book in our daughter Mary Pennington’s spare bed, and uses My Mind’s Eye Now and Then papers:
Excited to have the new challenge up at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge – it’s a sketch this time around. Come on out and play along with us!!!!
Because I was looking for some more fun after playing along with AFSC’s sketch challenge, I decided to play the challenges at Scrap Around the World and Once Upon a Sketch this time around. I was inspired by the luscious colours of the mood board at Scrap Around the World , and especially by the chevrons!!! Those chevron colours just SPOKE to me!!
Here is the sketch at Once Upon a Sketch – and a lovely one (as always) it is:
The journalling for the OUAS challenge was to be around the theme of “totally addicted to” – my journalling reads:
You two are totally addicted to having fun together. I am totally addicted to the two of you.
The layout features my daughters Stephanie Pennington Clifton and Mary Pennington doing what they do together. I used Crate Paper The Pier Sunscreen for the background, Doodlebug Design Inc. Take Note, and Basic Grey True Love Giddy for the borders under the photo.
Some students at East Northumberland Secondary School, including my son Chris Pennington, got together to play some music at Chapters book store in Belleville on 25 November 2010 to raise a bit of money for the school library. A percentage of the store’s evening sales went towards books for the library.
What a great event it was – such talented kids – we were so proud of him – and all of them! Great music, great times!
Here is a layout I did for Canadian Scrapbooker magazine’s Sketchy feature of the evening using Cathie Allan and Canadian Scrapbooker’s Super Stock as the background for this layout. I fancy-cut around elements printed on Suzanne Carillo’s Bisous (Bzoo) PDQ Tag series of paper. I love the vibrant colours!!!! I was also inspired by the mood board over at Scrap Around the World this month:
Here’ my layout:
by Anne Pennington
Just back from the academic awards at our daughter Mary Pennington`s school where she was one of the top 100 students in the school for her work last year, as well as the recipient of the Science (Environment) award for grade 11. So, so proud of her, and our other 4 children!! We are so lucky that we have been invited to this event on behalf of our children`s work several times over the years. We both remarked that this is the first year that they addressed all the talented students in an efficient manner. And because this event only honours grades 9 through 11 students, and that Mary is our youngest child, this is our last time we attend the event. It was a pleasant length, and all students were suitably honoured.
And speaking of Mary …
Scrap Around the World and Stuck Sketches challenges are inspirations for my latest layout that features Mary.
The mood board at Scrap Around the World had some blue, yellow and green – which prompted me to use Studio Calico`s Sassafrass Take Note collection for my layout of Mary participating in the go-cart race in Frankford when she was likely in fourth grade or thereabouts. (Just wish I could find the digital photo in my archive and check the date on the camera) …
The sketch at Stuck Sketches helped me pull together the colours from the mood board and the papers to make a bold layout that does justice to the attitude in the photo and the style of the collection. I’m happy with it, and hope you enjoy it!!
Here is my first blog post since March. It’s been a whirlwind. I had a few challenges earlier in the year. Then I retired from my public service job, then took another position in my former field, decided to end my challenge blog Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge (that was such a hard decision to make, and I do regret it – although I just cannot make the time for it now.) And when I did have time to sit down at the computer, I’ve had computer problems.
For some time now I just have not had the time to pursue any of my creative outlets, including scrapbooking. Today is a great day – I have finally been able to find time and be able to create.
I found this new blog in a very roundabout way. I attend Lisa Furtney’s awesome event, Scrapfest twice a year in Kitchener and in Oshawa, and I always take a look at the teacher line-up to see who interests me. This year she announced that Agnieszka Bellaidea will be teaching in Oshawa in the fall. Following the link to Agnieszka’s blog, I found a blog posting where she announced the challenge this month at Scrap Around the World – Helen Tilbury’s new challenge blog.
Helen’s blog uses a mood board and sketch this month for the challenge. I was inspired by the two photos on the top line of the mood board – the colour, and the mood of the two photos led to the photo and the Webster’s Pages Country Estate paper that I chose and used. The paper reminded me of the sketch, and I have remained true to the main elements within it.
Anyway, here is the layout. I’m so happy to have been able to create a bit again. I hope you like it.