Nikki, Corey, Brynn and Kieran added another member to the family last year – a sweet little bundle of fur called Bailey. I modified a Bailey’s Irish Cream label image with Adobe Photoshop and dropped the “s” to make it Bailey’s own little titling for this layout. I also used Pencillines‘ sketch to inspire me:
I used my Score It All, some Basic Grey lettering, paw stamp, Sassafrass border, and some glimmer mist for this layout based on the sketch and featuring our daughter Nikki Pennington:
and a close up of the scoring and titling
layout by Anne Pennington
My dear niece Amber Pennington made some Bailey’s Irish Cream and gave some to our daughter Stephanie Pennington and Scott and I this Christmas. It was yummy! I have saved the empty bottle as a souvenir, it was quite lovely – like an old milk quart with the metal mechanism that snapped down the plug on the bottle …
My layout is based on this week’s Sketchy Thursday sketch:
Here is my interpretation, featuring our daughter Stephanie and using Me and my Big Ideas rub-ons and Petaloo floral embellishments “Velvet Hydrangeas” and Sassafrass papers along with some kraft paper from my stash and glimmer mist:
What you can’t see so well in the photo is that the baker’s twine I used in my layout is the same as the twine my niece used to wrap around the bottle with her Christmas tag … so glad those Sketchy girls provided this sketch that inspired me to mimic the twine around the bottle …
My daughter Stephanie and her best friend Sheranda have been known as Snuppie and Goober since high school – or for short, Snup and Goob. My aunt Cara and I met up with them last fall in Toronto and took a few pictures of them while we ate lunch. I decided to scrap the best of the photos for a challenge that is taking place at Stuck?! Sketches! and at the Jenni Bowlin Studio blog (JBS Mercantile). Stuck?! Sketches! provided a sketch for the challenge, and JBS asked that those accepting their challenge use a grid in their layout. So glad that I could combine the two challenges in this layout!!!
Here is Stuck?! Sketches! sketch:
Here is my interpretation of it using Bo Bunny Decaf Dot with a My Little Shoebox diecut paper, Jenni Bowlin Brown Label Strip Stickers for journalling, and Fancy Pants Daydreams rub-ons:
Diana and Heidi from Sketchy Thursdays have another fun sketch this week:
I just love Sassafrass papers, especially their funky ones like this:
But then I have been known to have a weakness for papers with sunbursts:
Little cup of sunshine
… and I especially have a weakness for anything that looks like the illustrations from the old Dick and Jane books … so this line of Sassafrass and the female version of same just makes me nostalgic for my early years …
Oh yes, I snuck a little bit of Webster’s Pages in there too, can you spot it??????????????
Here are my parents Bob and Mary Wride, circa 1956 at an unnamed beach. The beach is likely near or at Cold Lake Alberta, where they were posted during their courtship and early marriage. I used Webster’s Pages Seaside Retreat diecut for this layout. The embellishments were cut from the design on a sheet of Graphic 45 Botanicabella Collection paper, an economical way to make embellishments for a scrapbook layout. I used foam squares to raise the cut-outs up, giving a layered look to my layout. It is a real pleasure capturing these treasures of our family’s early life.
Design by Anne Pennington
Pencillines has some cool sketch challenges on their blog. This is sketch 218 that was posted in December 2010:
Here is my interpretation of it, featuring my son Chris Pennington using some kraft paper for the background, some scraps from My Mind’s Eye, Cutting Up font from Cricut, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Maya Mists and some beer bottles I downloaded from the internet and printed varying sizes to suit my layout.
Chris’ brothers-in-law were feeding him a few beer at a family event around the campfire, here are the results:
Design by Anne Pennington
No harm done, and a fun time was had by all around the campfire with the guitars and voices wailing …
Diana and Heidi and the girls have another challenge this week on Sketchy Thursdays. Here is their sketch:
Here is my interpretation of their sketch featuring my daughter Mary Pennington and Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses and Eva.
by Anne Pennington