… for my layout below.
… so encouraging …
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
What a thrill last week to have been chosen as a Fave at Sketchy Thursdays for my Mary Poppins layout! Was such a pleasure to do that layout, it brought so many happy memories back of my childhood and my mother taking me to that movie when we lived at the base in Marville, France. But that is not the BEST thing to happen in a while, this week was EVEN BETTER!!!!
Baby Emma Olivia Danielle Delage was born last night (June 15) at 9:13. She weighted 7 lbs 10 oz. She is perfect!!!! Granny loves her so very much!!! Mary and I went up to the hospital last night to meet her and we took some cute photos!!!
Julie, over at These are a Few of my Favorite Things has a new challenge on, and that is to scrap your (or someone else’s) favourite childhood toy. Go on over and check out the her challenge. (I LOVE THEM!!!).
My Mom took me to see the Mary Poppins movie when I was 6 or 7 years old, then bought me the record of the soundtrack. I sang every song and danced every dance from the movie every chance I had. That Christmas I was so thrilled when she gave me a Mary Poppins doll for Christmas. I treasured her. Unfortunately she disappeared, as did most of my childhood momentos, during one of our moves. We were overseas in France when I was given her, and we were not allowed to move much back to Canada, I suspect she was one of the items my parents purged. I found a similar doll on Ebay – but sure wish I could find the same doll again …
Here is my layout for Julie’s challenge
by Anne Pennington
I based the layout on this week’s Sketchy Thursday sketch:
I used Crate Paper Emma’s Shop Collection Inventory paper and embellishments for this layout.
We used to dress our two youngest children as Evangéline and Gabriel and decorate their wagon with Acadian flags to march in the Brighton, Ontario Canada Day Parade for years. (For my non-Canadian friends, Canada Day is the day we celebrate our country – July 1st). Dressing the kids as the story and flying the Acadian flags was a way to honour my Acadian roots.
Chris and Mary always looked so cute, and as they got older, they got involved in the wagon or bicycle decorating themselves. They often won first prize for their participation, and have the trophies to help them remember the days!!
Sketchy Thursdays has their weekly challenge on right now, and Little Shop of Sketches has a design team call out. Participants are to use their sketches in order to participate. Well, I found that the two sketches were very similar in the way they inspired me – and so I based my layout on them both.
I used Basic Grey June Bug Vintage Plaid paper for my background, some leftover Sassafrass (LOVE THAT SCRAPBOOKING LINE) scraps, along with Basic Grey June Bug designer chipboard pieces. I added the white to the background and the clouds using white gesso, and had a blast making the banner. Gold trim was added to many of the pieces using some gold coloured Smooch. Love that stuff!!! Ribbons from my stash.
Here is Sketch Number 82 at Little Shop of Sketches – the sketch that design team applicants are to use for their layout:
Here is Sketchy Thursdays sketch this week:
For me – once I turned their sketch the design elements were similar. I used the white painted clouds and the coloured clouds and sun as well as the banner to symbolize the circles in both sketches, and here is what I ended up with:
My daughter Mary Pennington made these funky glasses for a spirit day at her high school. My son Chris Pennington tried them on the other night, and well, we had a bit of fun with them. I wanted to do a layout that was, well, a bit bizarre … I love to do whimsical layouts, and well, bizarre is fun too …
Some of you might know my passion for starburst papers – this is quite a bit darker than I usually use, but it is an awesome paper from the Bo-Bunny Block Party line. The embellishments are from Sassafrass (another fave of mine – why oh why can’t I find it for sale anywhere???) and from the Basic Grey Lime Rickey. The wind is painted with gesso and I’ve used some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to add an overall sheen and some colour mixed with the white wind (which may not show so well in the photo).
I based the layout on a sketch by Sketchy Thursdays. Those girls and their sketches are awesome!!! I am trying out once again for a guest designer spot on their team with this layout!! Wish me luck, I need it!
Here’s their sketch:
by Anne Pennington
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 …