Ever since we did the layouts for Scrapbookers Anonymous‘ July challenge, I seem to be cranking out one after another monochromatic layout, lol!! Their challenge this month was to scrap mainly in one colour, with maybe a little splash of another colour …
This is a layout for Pencillines. Their sketch 244 by Anna Bowkis was:
Now here is my take on it, featuring our daughter Stephanie Pennington:
I used Scenic Route Garden Grove (the jazzy jacquard black and white) and Making Memories Varnish Brocade (die cut) and some papers from my stash for this layout.
Don’t forget to hop on over to my new challenge blog another freaking scrappy challenge … to leave a message if you want to be part of the guest design team for the first challenge (debuting 30 July). We will be looking for a more permanent design team after the first challenge is out.
Our daughter Stephanie Pennington loves to spoil her nieces and nephew and younger siblings. These photos are taken at her place when she had our grandchildren Brynn and Kieran Zwanenburg stay with her for a while. They made cupcakes, put family member’s initials on them with icing – then Steph uploaded the photos on Facebook and tagged each member whose cupcake was featured in the photo. Was a cute way to alert us all that there were some real sweet photos online about their fun week that we should peek at!!
I used Webster’s Pages sweet as cherry pie … let’s celebrate and … little nibbles in my layout. I did some fussy cutting and used that to embellish my layout, along with some photos of patriotic cupcakes and cherries that I found on the internet. The little bit of zig zag border that I used in the top left of the layout is from Sassafrass. It was done for yet another entry into the guest design team challenge for Sketchy Thursdays. Contest closes tomorrow night just before midnight. Applicants had to use their sketch and feature 2 of 3 themes in their layout: patriotic cupcakes, juicy fruits and cool popsicles. I used juicy fruits and patriotic cupcakes as my two of the suggested themes. Here is the sketch to use for the guest DT spot:
Get Picky has a new sketch by Becky Fleck this month that is pretty awesome:
I had a great time making my layout based on the sketch. The layout features my daughter Stephanie Pennington in her apartment last Christmas season showcasing her Christmas decorations. She loves the colours black and purple, and so her Christmas decorations were predominantly purple! To represent the hache marks that Becky used in her sketch, I used Gesso – I like the effect, subtle and adds to the snowy effect of the layout. My papers were Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade. The purple ribbon I used were what was used to bundle the pyjamas that I gave Mary and Stephanie this past Christmas. I love it!!! The Christmas balls were photos I printed varying sizes of the Christmas ball that was hanging in Stephanie’s window. This is one of my favourite layouts!!!
by Anne Pennington
Scrapbookers Anonymous also has a challenge this month to use at least 7 flowers in a layout – well – I wanted to meet their challenge so I used 10 miniature flowers in this layout! Check their website out – they have great challenges!!!
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:
Becky Fleck from PageMaps runs sketch challenges with yummy prizes monthly. Here is this month’s sketch:
My interpretation features our daughters Stephanie Pennington and Jacqueline Pennington-Juranics at the Applefest Dance this past September. I used Fancy Pants Thoughtful, Delight Strips and Bubbles paper, and Fancy Pants rub-0ns for my layout. I hope you enjoy it!!.
Layout Anne Pennington
I am killing two birds with one stone this week. Julie from these are a few of my favorite things has a challenge to scrap your favourite quote going on right now. Sketchy Thursdays has their weekly sketch challenge happening. This is their sketch:
I decided to combine the two challenges into one layout. Here is my take on the challenges, using my fave quote of “if you love something, set it free. If it comes back it’s yours, if it doesn’t, it never was”:
Layout by Anne Pennington
I used Webster’s Pages Hollywood die cut paper and Webster’s pages embellishments, as well as items from my stash.