I barely made it onto today’s Practical Scrappers post! Can you believe I initially created a layout using the wrong sketch?!
I’ll share the sketch and layout with you below but first, THIS month’s fun sketch by our very own Liz Chidester looks like this.
And I used it to help me create this.
I had printed off several photos from this day and had scrapped 3 of them already (come back tomorrow to see that layout – it’s for the next S.W.A.T. drill!) These two needed their own story told though.
When I am in a time crunch I have a pretty strict “glue and go” rule which often serves me well. How many times have you hummed and hawed about the perfect placement of a piece of paper or a brad only to end up gluing it down in the original spot you thought about putting it? That happens to me a lot so I make the effort to trust my gut and commit quickly.
It also helps that right now I have a ton of supplies out as I’ve been working on many new layouts. Some of them are new (gasp!) which makes them even more fun to play with.
Before you all go pointing fingers and saying things like “thought you weren’t buying new things this year!” let me just say that my new supplies are thanks to Revenue Canada and my tax refund! Woot! Woot! Oh, and I did put a healthy chunk of said refund into long term savings so I felt a little shopping spree was allowed! LOVE the new summery lines from Simple Stories and Crate Paper!!
And now for some close up shots of the details.
A simple cluster created using washi tape, a couple of stickers from the Crate Paper embellishment pack (one’s popped up with foam adhesive) and a chipboard cloud from Studio Calico. Oh, and some of my custom made white mist + paint splatters. 🙂
More stickers from Crate Paper. The paper had a torn edge when I grabbed it from the stack of loose papers near my desk so I just went with it.
The camera brad is from Simple Stories – their assorted brad pack for this collection is so cute! More clouds and washi tape and a word sticker from the Simple Stories alphabet sheet complete this embellishment.
I did something a little bit different with my title – I created it IN my journaling. Highlighting just a couple of words with these tile letter stickers meant I didn’t have to come up with a separate title. They ARE the title! Love this and may use it more often!!
Well, that is JUNE’s sketch … did you see MAY’s sketch? Check out the post from Practical Scrappers to see what the other designers did with it.
Here’s the sketch.
And my version.
More of that new paper helped this layout come together quickly!
Here are some close ups.
More of those yummy new Simple Stories brads.
This red striped tag is from the ephemera pack from Crate paper and was perfect for my journaling.
I took a cue from Shimelle Lain and popped up a corner of my sticker with some foam adhesive. Helps add texture!
Okay, that’s it for today. You got a twofer!! Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow!