It has been a bit of a creative sharing dry spell around here lately. I have been so neck deep in creating but not much I can share. I really love creating for trade shows but I hate that it always leaves me without much to share for a while. Once the show is underway though I promise, it will look like a sharing bonanza around here!
Okay, so finally today something that I can share! For this year, one of my creative goals was to make more scrapbook pages. Being a part of the Sketch Support team has been a big help in that. The sketches have finally taken away a big part of the the page layout intimidation I have had for so long. The page I am sharing today is also featured on the Sketch Support site today. The sketch is for a two page layout. I tried so hard to make a 2 page layout. I have always preferred singles. No matter how much I loved the sketch, I just couldn't jump over that two page hurdle. Not yet anyway. But that is okay because that is something I really love about Allison's sketches, they are so easily adaptable. I used just the left page of the two page design and adjusted it slightly and ended up with a page that I was really pleased with.
On this page I started with a base of kraft cardstock. All of the patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird collection. I really loved this collection when it came out and added it to my stash but never could bring myself to use it. That is another challenge for myself this year, to use more of the papers that I have been saving for "just the right" project.
I really love lots of layers and textures on a page. I feel like I sew on every single page but I just can't help myself. Sewing was my first crafty love so adding stitching to a page is like combining two loves.
One thing on pages that I am really challenged with is titles and journaling. I didn't manage to add journaling to this page but I think it is okay without it, it is pretty self explanatory.
The piece that says Home Sweet Home is a cardstock sticker from the collection. I adhered it to a scrap piece of chipboard to give it a little lift from the layers below. Under it, I covered a Maya Road Ornate Chipboard Frame with pattern paper.
I tucked in a few small roses, crystals, and Galaxy Stars by Prima to add a little sparkle.
Be sure to check out the Sketch Support site to see the sketch that I worked from and to see what the other girls on the team did with it.