I can’t believe it’s Thursday already! Not to mention that it’s August too! I will have to admit, I’m dreaming of cozy things, like long sleeves, jeans and cute shoes…as I always do at this time of year. Because. it’s just plain hot–and I want it cooler–as well as it’s the whole get ready for school vibe that occurs in this month. I will neither confirm nor deny I ordered a sweater or two yesterday. Hey. They were on sale. ;)
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Alrighty then, let’s take another look at what Sketch #1 is all about.
Sheree and Melissa showed us some beautiful work a couple days ago (here). Let’s see what both Marcy and Maggie have to share with us now.
Let’s start with Marcy.
What Marcy says:
I’ve been finding that lately I’ve been really enjoying using a smaller size for spreads that are more “scrapbook-y”. Pages that use more supplies, more paper, more embellishments. The end result tends to end up more like a mini book.
For this spread I used Sketch #1 and stuck to the design for the most part. I ended up choosing elements from the sketch that spoke to me and created a scaled down layout using them. On both pages I housed my journaling on things like tags and labels. This allows me to treat my journaling as an embellishment and add layers while still keeping everything simple. I was dying to use the new Definition stamp set so I made sure that I could incorporate at least one of them on this spread.
I’m thinking that I need to stamp a whole bunch of these on white cardstock to have at the ready. ;)
What I say:
Ohhhh how I love that this was adapted to mini form. How cute is this? Simplicity at its finest, yes? Tiny bits can make the biggest impact. And Marcy knows how to do that marvelously!
Now here’s Maggie’s rendition.
What Maggie says:
Hey everyone! Maggie here with a look at my take on Kerri’s Sketch #1.
For my project, I stuck pretty much to the original design of the sketch. The left side of my spread includes a trimmed down & stamped tag, a single square photo, and some lines of journaling.
For the right-hand side, I did change things up…but just a bit. Instead of including a photo that filled the entire page, I decided to use one of Kerri’s Holiday Style Travelers Templates in order to add a bunch of photos from our adventure.
This spread came together so quickly and easily! Just the way I like it…
Happy Birthday, KBS!
What I say:
That little stamped tag is my favorite! Love how she combined those sentiments to make her own unique and fabulous design element. That’s why I love stamps so much–never ending, variety of colors, put anywhere, and make your own graphic element. I also think it’s awesome that she used a photo template to create one block of photos. Right on!