Today (13th July 2011) is the last day to apply as a guest designer for the premiere challenge at another freaking scrappy challenge … – we are launching the challenge on the 30th of July. We will have a few guest designers for the first challenge, then we will put a call out for a more permanent design team. Come and check out the blog – a lot of excitement has been generated, and we haven’t even really started!!!!
The Sassafrass blog has posted their latest challenge – to scrap a layout using more than one of their lines of paper. Well, I freaking love their line, and love to mix their papers – so I couldn’t wait to start on this challenge. The layout I post below uses Sassafrass Anthem, Yummy and Serepdipity Happy Place lines of paper, Bungle Jungle border, along with Pocket Full of Rosies and Anthem stickers.
Scrapping the Music challenges their followers to scrap the song “Blue Skies” by Willie Nelson. This layout features my son Chris Pennington enjoying some time at one of the rock beaches at Presqu’ile Provincial Park, one of our favourite places to camp each summer. You can see the joy on Chris’ face, he is just happy to be there. The layout is based on the sketch from Sketchy Thursdays this week:
Here is my take on the sketch:
by Anne Pennington
Diana and Heidi at Sketchy Thursdays and Julie at These are a Few of my Favorite Things have a couple of challenges going on that I wanted to get involved in. Sketchy Thursday’s challenge is to make a layout based on this sketch:
Julie’s challenge is to scrap about your favourite scrapbooking tools. My take on the two challenges, using Sassafrass Life Is Beautiful Fawnd of You, Too is below:
by Anne Pennington
Oh yeah – another freaking sunburst paper !!! I just love them!!!
Well, guess what that is???? Lol!!
Julie at These are a Few of my Favorite Things’ challenge this time around was to scrap about your favourite pastime. Well, I didn’t have to think too long to know that I would scrap about SCRAPPIN’. Here is my layout using Sassafrass Vintage Yummy papers and embellishments. I brushed a bit of white Gesso on the background of the paper so that my photos and embellishments would pop a bit more on the page, and used oodles of bright buttons. I am loving the fun that screams from the page.
Design by Anne Pennington
Julie Tucker-Wolek over at these are a few of my favorite things has her new challenge posted and it is These are a Few of my Favorite Games!
I’ve never been much of a game player, I get bored with them fast and want to do something more creative … but I waste a lot of time when I am procrastinating on an assignment or in getting a layout done by playing Scramble on Facebook. I tell myself it is educational and keeps my mind sharp. Whatever … but I just cannot break my high score set sometime last year, no matter how much I procrastinate. As in all games … I suck!
Here’s my layout using Sassafrass paper, glamour mist sprays and Basic Grey letters:
Design 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 …
Sketchy Thursdays is having a Guest Design Team challenge again at their site. I’ve thrown my hat in the ring a few times, so why not again? Their sketches are inspirational, as are their awesome design team members!!
Here is their sketch:
Here is my interpretation using Sassafrass papers and featuring my son Chris Pennington:
Layout by Anne Pennington
Chris had gone to Ranger camp at Kiosk in Algonquin Park to work for the summer. It became so hot that when they went to town on the weekend Chris had his hair cut shorter than he has since he was a little kid. His Frodo-like hair had been almost his signature for years. When I went to pick him up at the end of the summer term, I walked right past him. His own mother didn’t recognize him …
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??????????????