Sunday, June 26, 2011

Layout #28 - Get Picky, CSD, and Sketches in Thyme


I've been waiting to scrap these photos for 2 years, so it's kind of exhilarating to finally get them out of my "to be scrapped" box. Using this sketch from "Get Picky":
meant my page came together fairly quickly. I grunged up the background paper with Walnut Stain and Tea Dye Distress Ink, and I really like how boyish it turned out. I changed the upper corner detail to a cute little banner, thinking that usually parades have banners galore. Of course, this one didn't. In fact, it didn't have much of anything! If I didn't have my camera at the ready, or if I blinked, I would've missed the whole thing! It was pretty funny, looking back, that we got all ready, got good seats for the parade, and it was over in 60 seconds, but the kids just loved the candy. I know, I'm the worst mother in the world, I only let my kids have candy at Hallowe'en and parades, but they're the strongest, healthiest kids around (with no cavities or fillings), so go figure! They'll thank me one day!

The girls at Candy Shoppe Designs are back, and one of their challenges this month is to make a "summer" project. Make sure if you join in, tell them I sent you, because it's all about the RAK, right? (Does anyone know what RAK stands for, by the way, or should I say, BTW? I just figured out what LMAO and ROFL stand for, I'm like an old lady with all this lingo!) I'm also entering this page at Sketches in Thyme for their open challenge, which means you can use any sketch. Did you hear me? ANY SKETCH!!! That means, link your stuff up now, chickadees, you could win!

Supplies: Bazzill cardstock, MME patterned paper, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ranger Perfect Pearls, Sakura white pen, Creative Memories brown pen, unknown baker's twine
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14 comments:

  1. I love your distressed background, Roxy! It looks really great, as do your photos and the banner you made for the title! Great layout :)

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  2. love this Roxy!! all the messy ink splatters and then the lovely little banner. great layout!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Sketches In Thyme! =)

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  3. Fabulous layout Rox!! I love how you did your background paper!! I've bought some of the inks but haven't played with them yet!! I think maybe I'm a bit scared!?? ): Your banner is great and I really like how you journalled around the pics (:

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  4. Love what you did with your background paper Roxy - you are SO brave! I have only once deliberately splatted ink onto a layout and it felt SO wrong!!! However, my most favourite bit is the bunting! I love bunting :)

    Hugs, Carole xxx

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  5. Great layout Roxy! Love the banners and the grunged background. So clever!
    Okay, I could be wrong, but I think RAK stands for Random Acts of Kindness - as in, sending a gift to a random person "just because". I also feel like an old lady with the text lingo. My jaw dropped to the floor when Marley - at 5 - called her friend her BFF! We're in so much trouble with the teen years!!
    Well, off to enjoy my day off some more. Making Greg clean the kitchen and make dinner. :) I am hoping to sneak into my scrap room to attempt to get a layout done and submitted tonight. We'll see!
    Do you know this one? TTFN!

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  6. Oooh! I LOVE the sketch you used!!
    This is another great layout.. and I love the photos! That facial expression is priceless! :)

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  7. love this layout and the background u created! great take on the get picky sketch.
    its hard for me to keep lollies, well candy in the US? away from my lil one.... grand parents are def a bad influence.

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  8. Ooh, LOVE how the background turned out and love the tiny banner too! I agree with you, doesn't it feel so great to get some long-awaited photos scrapped?! Great job with the GP sketch!

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  9. Love the banner !! Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme!!

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  10. What you did with that background paper is AMAZING and couldn't be more perfect for these pics! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Sketches in Thyme!

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  11. I too love the back ground and the fact that you got 4 pics in there with still plenty of white space...fab! Loved that you loved that we are back!!!

    KitKat (CSD Lollipop gal)

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  12. Great Summer LO! Love that banner!
    Thanks for playing along with us!!

    ~Kimmy @ CSD

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  13. Great layout!! Love your take on the sketch!! Thank for playing along at Sketches in Thyme, hope to see you play along next month!!

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  14. Great take on the sketch and the Summer challenge at CSD! Love the distressed background!

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