Thursday, July 25, 2013

SiT # 118 and a SMASH Page!

Helloooooo, out there in the blogosphere, anyone hear me?  Either everyone's on summer holidays without computers, or I've lost a lot of followers with the whole Google reader closure thing, but I'm awfully lonely over here!  I miss all my loyal commenters!!!  Well, for those of you still reading my blog, here is a page I put together featuring a new sketch from Sketches in Thyme and some lovely Everyday Eclectic papers and stickers from Echo Park:
 And here's sketch #118 for your usage:

I seem to have taken some liberties with this sketch, probably more so than usual, but hopefully you can see where I was inspired with the strips of paper behind the three photos.  Here are some close-ups of the journaling and banner:

I thought I was over the banner craze, but apparently not!  The whole amusement park theme seemed to call for some banners!  I also went a bit crazy with the inking around the base paper, something I haven't done for a while.  I was going for an instagram-ish look, but not really sure I succeeded.  Meh, maybe next time!

And for those of you waiting with bated breath for a glimpse of our new home, here it is in all it's loggy glory:
 My mom took this photo when she came up for a visit, and so far it's the only one of the outside.  I paired it up in a SMASH page featuring a housewarming card from my mom and the letter we received from our realtor.  I made the pocket and flower using one of the oldest pieces of paper in my stash and my Silhouette.  I also used the Silhouette to cut the letters with our address.  I have to tell ya, it feels good to use up some older product and finally get SMASHin' again!

I hope you'll join us at Sketches in Thyme with any of our three sketches this month, and thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Keep Calm and Smile On

Do you ever try a different starting point when you're creating a page?  Almost always I start with the pictures, but today I really, really, REALLY wanted to use my new Vintage Bliss collection pack from Simple Stories.  Gah, I just love the colours in this collection, so GORGEOUS!  Here's the sketch I was given from Sketches in Thyme waaaaaay in advance to work with (and procrastinated until today to make my page, oops!):

I love this sketch!  I wish I stuck to it a bit more, but I just couldn't seem to make the circles fit with my design.  That's what's so wonderful about a sketch, though - always adaptable to what you need.

Here's a few close-ups so you can read my journaling:

So the problem with my camera I told you about?  Turns out the battery WAS dead!  But now it seems like it's going dead very quickly.  Whew, a new battery should be a lot cheaper than a new camera, though!  

We've been having a really rough go of it the last couple of weeks here.  To make a long story very short, Nolan's behaviour has been off the charts!  Through some sort of miracle, we have a Behaviour Consultant coming out from Prince George next week, so hopefully he will be the answer to everything.  Fingers crossed, eh?  I'll keep you posted!  

Thanks for looking, and make sure you check out all the other Mavens' designs over at the Sketches in Thyme blog!