Saturday, 25 January 2014

Let's Capture Our Memories: "Sketch This Out!" Sketch #56

Good morning, everyone! Phew! Two posts in two days!! I've been scrapping up a storm lately, but definitely enjoying every moment of it. In all the chaos of my life as a mom of a five-year old and a three-month old, scrapbooking always still brings a calming effect over me - when I go into my scrapcave and smell all those wonderful scrappy supplies, I just think to myself, "Am I ever lucky!" I know a lot of you know exactly what I'm talking about! ;)

So, today, I'm here to reveal a layout I recently did for the Let's Capture Our Memories' "Sketch This Out!" feature. Becky Fleck over at PageMaps gave LCOM the OK to use one of her sketches and Isabelle asked us to create with the yummy American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection. Here they are:

Don't you just love that collection? Definitely girly, yes, but could definitely be used for boys, too, with its navy blue, mint green, beige and yellow patterned papers. And why not use a bit of pink on there, too, for boys? I should try that sometime - scrap something about Louis-Olivier using these papers... Stay tuned for that one! Here is what I came up with:

Yes, I know - I'm a tad on a scrapping Éloïse binge lately. But I can't help it! Philippe Dumas took some amazing photos of her when he took our family pictures in November - here she is with my niece, Isabelle, who is also one of her godmothers. Éloïse loves to cuddle... do you think we're enjoying every minute of it? Hee!Hee!

So, yes, most of the products you see on this layout are from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection which you can find over at LCOM right here. But I did also add some Studio Calico wood veneers, Prima and American Crafts alphas, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, Tim Holtz staples, Kaisercraft pearls, Stampin' Up ribbon, DMC floss, and an ACCO paper clip. I also used my faithful Bazzill Basics stitching template, Stampin' Up scallop border punch and a Fiskars circle punch. Now, on the upper-righthand corner of the sketch, there is a bannerlike shape where the title was suggested to go. I honestly tried to do that, but instead, ended up with those three stitched, beige paper pieces instead. Who knew? Love the effect they have on the layout with their flipped edges! See? There are no mistakes in scrapbooking - only opportunities!! :)

And the fun doesn't stop here - Ashley Hamm and Jocelyne Roy have also designed layouts using the same sketch and products. Hop on over to today's reveal over at LCOM and have a look at how different their interpretations are (I'm a bit jealous of Jocelyne's handmade feather, but don't tell her, OK? Hee!Hee!). And why not join in on the fun and create a layout using the sketch? If you do, please link it up to today's LCOM reveal and you just might win yourself a copy of the Scrapbook & Cards Today's CardMaps 3. YAHOO!

Oh! And next week, I'll finally be able to talk to you about what's coming up over at LCOM in February. Can't wait!!

Happy scrapping!

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