The challenge over at Get Picky was to use their photograph for inspiration (I was inspired by the colours), make a multi-photo layout and to use fabric in the layout. My green flower is made of fabric. I combined this challenge with the one over at Stuck Sketches where I used their sketch posted 5 November 2011. I used My Mind’s Eye Quite Contrary Little Miss Muffet “Hello Beautiful” Little Flowers” paper as well as Sweet Little One. Here is my layout, featuring my daughter Mary Pennington and her Teddy along with her doll Rachel:
Don’t forget our launch is on the 30th for another freaking scrappy challenge... We’ve already launched our technique twenty-second – go on over here to check it out!!
Sketchy Thursdays has a challenge on right now for a guest DT member. Here is their sketch for the challenge:
Here is my interpretation of the sketch using Cosmo Cricket Salt Air Sea Garden and Cosmo Cricket Upcycle Repeat. The layout features my daughter Mary Pennington at Mazinaw Lake at Bon Echo Provincial Park.
Here’s the instructions I received for July’s challenge from Scrapbookers Anonymous: “What’s your hard to use color? Well pull out those sheets of card stock and pattern paper in your stash and force yourself to use them in a LO! Make it pretty monochramatic except for maybe some little accent colors” – yikes what a great challenge once again from Scrapbookers Anonymous!!! Terri Gillman and Lea Patterson are always encouraging their followers to use up their scrapbooking stash in interesting ways with their unique challenges.
Well, there are several colours that I find hard to use, so my choice was difficult for this challenge. Finally I settled on the colour brown. The paper I used with the photographer’s advertising also features some awesome roses that I could not resist using in spite of their colour. Well, I am using my stash, aren’t I, and we were allowed to use some accent colours, weren’t we? So it makes no sense to leave half the paper behind. Lol, so I didn’t. Paper is from Pink Paislee – Love Letters and Picture Perfect.
The girls at Scrapbooker’s Anonymous also challenge us to make a card with our leftover supplies from our layout. Well – I had no leftover scraps from this layout. I used two complete pieces of paper for this layout!!!!
My photo is of my daughter Mary Pennington, taken on the Go Train on our way to Toronto one fine day. Beautiful Dreamer …
by Anne Pennington
Little late getting this up today, as we have just come back from our favourite cabin, and now we are dashing off to Canada Day celebrations in Trenton. Hubby’s band is playing at 5 – yikes – need to jump in the shower and go!!!!
Sad to hear too that Julie Tucker-Wolek is finishing with These are a Few of my Favorite Things after a terrific two-year run of it. One of my favourite places to go for sure. She is a sweetheart. I’ll still see her around, but I will miss her challenge. There is time to participate in the last challenge if you go to her challenge website!!!! Please drop over to participate and leave her a comment letting her know how much you’ ve appreciated her challenges!! If you click on Julie’s name above, you can keep tabs on her and her adventures at her personal blog. That girl has a LOT going on!!!!
Julie over at these are a few of my favorite things always challenges me with her prompts. Her latest challenge encourages her followers to scrapbook their favourite art. I decided to feature artwork by my son Chris Pennington and my daughter Mary Pennington, because, really, their artwork is my favourite artwork. I love to see what is going on in their minds and what they put down on paper. My son doesn’t draw anymore, but then again, neither do I …
I wanted to capture a carefree and childlike with movement feeling in my layout, and what better paper than Sassfrass paper for that theme?????? I used Sassafrass Monstrosity Spot On as the background paper for this layout, and embellishments from the same collection. I used kites in a layout not very long ago, and decided to feature them again in my layout. I haven’t seen them in a layout before, and you know, I love using them, and I LOVE the bright ribbon tails that I put on them to match my layouts!!! New little signature for me … I absolutely love the whimsy of them, and the double whimsy of clouds in this layout just makes me smile :). That’s what I love, whimsy!!!
I hope you smile too!!!
by Anne Pennington
you!! Scrapbookers Anonymous has June’s challenge out on their blog, and it is to make a layout using at least 3 pieces of paper from a 6 x 6 paper pad. Sometimes we purchase them for cardmaking and mini album making and either forget to use up the remainder, or forget them altogether. I had purchased two Basic Grey mini-album kits, have ALMOST finished them, but never used the remainder of the paper. Paper is Basic Grey Urban Prairie and model is Mary Pennington, our youngest daughter. The 4 background papers are from the paper pad, and the banner uses other papers as well from that paper pad. Hope you enjoy!!!
Go on over to their blog (run by Theresa and Lea). Their challenges are great!! Visit the designer’s blogs there (including Theresa and Lea’s). There is plenty of inspiration to get your mojo flowing!!
by Anne Pennington
I am soooooooooooo freaking happy. Jackie Ludlage at Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine contacted me today to let me know that one of my layouts has been chosen to be published in their September 2011 issue.
I have removed it from this blog as per their wishes until after they have published it. It features my daughter Mary Pennington and our family on our annual Thanksgiving pilgrimage up the hill in our village and was based on a Sketchy Thursday sketch. You can find their original sketch here.
Wow – ended my week happily for sure to hear that news!!!!!
Pencillines’ sketch 229 was provided by Tanya Tahir:
Check out their website, they have a new sketch every week. All month long you have a chance to play along. To be eligible to win their monthly prize, you must sent them an e-mail with your layout and upload your link before the first sketch is uploaded for the following month. There are lots of opportunities to win on their blog!!!
Here is my layout using Reminisce Candy Cane and Cookie Cutter papers along with their die-cut stickers. My layout features my daughter Mary Pennington, who has so much joy and Christmas spirit, that she just may be the real Santa …
Layout by Anne Pennington