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
Julie Tucker-Wolek had been running a wonderful scrapbooking challenge blog for the last two years called These are a Few of my Favorite Things. She has done a wonderful job of it all, and frankly, her prompts have been inspirational for me. Julie has moved on to many other scrapbook industry pursuits and challenges, and has realized that she doesn’t have the time she would like to devote to her blog. She will, however, keep her blog open for reference and inspiration for followers.
Her last challenge is to scrap your fave collection. Mine has to be my dolls. My father was a Canadian Air Force military member. He was transferred to Marville, France when I was a girl in first grade. I had a beautiful group of dolls, who were my babies. I had named each one, and they were special to me. Because of our transfer overseas, I had to give them all away. We could take very little with us on the plane. It broke my heart. Before we left, my mother let me choose a doll to take with me on the plane at a store we visited. I chose a stuffed Topo Gigio toy. Soon after we were overseas, there was a group who knocked at our door wanting donations for the poor. I gave them my toy. We tend to compensate ourselves and our children for what we think we missed in our childhoods, and well, I can buy a doll that appeals to me now, and I have when it has reminded me of something or someone. Fortunately I have not gone overboard, and have not bought a doll in years, but I would say they were my favourite collection.
The paper I used was from the Webster’s Pages Ladies and Gents collection, Framed Beauty and Groomed Traveller. I chose it because of the colour. I had been inspired from Tanya Tahir and Nikki Antonello’s challenge at Get Picky – the blues and tans of this paper were much like the hues in the poster they posted for inspiration for their latest challenge. I hope you enjoy this layout!
Please mark your calendars for the launch of my new challenge blog another freaking scrappy challenge … on the 30th of July. We are looking for guest designers for the launch challenge, and will be making a call for a design team after the launch. Please join us for fun and sharing!!
by Anne Pennington
The monochromatic madness continues – seems like the last challenge at Scrapbookers Anonymous has not left my blood … here is my third monochromatic layout since July’s challenge at SA was announced …
This time I based my layout on the latest sketch at Sketchy Thursdays:
I used Sassafrass Whale of a Tale Papers for my layout which features our eldest daughter Nikki Pennington. She’s a fun girl, and she really is unpredictable. She will do and say the wackiest things sometimes…
by Anne Pennington
Don’t forget about the launch of my new challenge site – another freaking scrappy challenge … – we are looking for guest designers for the launch on 30th July, then we’ll be putting out a design team call. Come check it out!!!
We are looking for guest designers at another freaking scrappy challenge … why don’t you pop by and apply????
I’ve been thinking about it for a long time, and well … i’ve decided to dive in on the 30th of July … i am going to launch another freaking scrappy challenge … … mark your calendars!!!!!!
Should be a blast – a new forum to showcase your scrappy-ness, meet friends, learn stuff, win some prizes, and most of all, have some fun. Why don’t you plan on stopping by and playing with us on the 15th and 30th of each month??????????? Come visit us here, click on Mr. Linky to leave your blog address. I’ll stop over to “meet” you and see your scrappy stuff …