Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Layout #56 - Another Sketchy Thursdays

I think I must be loving Sketchy Thursdays at the moment! Unfortunately, even though the sketch is great,
I had a heck of a time figuring out this layout. I even cut up a piece of 12x12 Jillibean Soup I've been hoarding, then realized I didn't want to use it, GASP! Yep, I was a bit choked, but I think it all worked out in the end. This is the first time I've used Coredinations cardstock! I don't a Score Pal or anything, so I just used my trimmer and a stylus to make the vertical lines. Then, I didn't have the right colour for the photo mats, so I just inked some cream paper with Fired Brick Distress Ink. I used some more twine on this one, seems like I'm loving that, too - I used it to make the circle, the title banner, and on the buttons.

Educo is a world famous wilderness adventure summer camp that we're lucky enough to be within an hour's drive of. Jason went when he was a teen, and we thought it would be a good experience for Nolan this summer. Nolan doesn't always have very good self esteem, so hopefully one day he will look back at this layout and realize just how brave he was when he was (almost!) 9. I thought for sure they'd be calling me to come pick him up on the first night, but he made it through all 4 nights and climbed the wall in front of all the parents and guests at the closing ceremony. I'll probably be doing another page at some point, because this was the highlight of his summer!
Supplies: Coredinations and Close to My Heart cardstock, My Mind's Eye and Scrap Within Reach patterned paper, Twinery twine, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Creative Memories pen, unknown ribbon and buttons
P.S. - My dad's getting out of hospital today, looks like he'll be okay! Phew, what a relief!!! Thanks so much to everyone for your concern!
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  1. Loveeeeeeeeeeee this!! I loveeeeeee those photos and the twine!! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. That layout is great Roxy! I love how you made your own "score pal" ps: did you see that you won something over at Scrapbooker's Anonymous?!

  3. Wow, great job with the scoring! I tried to do it that way once but mine did not look as even as yours does. Bought the ScorPal! lol. Great story behind this layout too!! Glad to hear your Dad is OK!

  4. So cute! I like how you used the twin for the circle above the pics. Thanks for joining us this week at Sketchy Thursdays :)

  5. Great page! Love the photos and the title work! Your son is very brave :)
    Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!

  6. Fab page, the embossed lines look very cool. What great photo's, how high is that wall, very brave.xxxx

  7. Wonderful!!!
    Your hand drawing journal is co cool!
    Thank you for your joining Sketchy Thursdays with us!!

  8. I love sketchy Thursday's. They always have consistently good sketches. love the lo and the pop of red. Also, you won a prize at scrapbookers anonymous. Please send me your address and I'll get that out to you. Thanks and congrats.

  9. What a great sketch, and what a great job you did with it Roxy, even if it took a while! Well done to Nolan, that is such an achievement! Love your twine circle - may have to lift that one day (with your permission of course!)

    Hugs, Carole xxx

  10. What a fantastic take on the sketch!!! This was perfect for these photos weren't they?! Fabulous layout!!!

  11. Oh he is brave! Great pictures and I love the title and the twine!!!

  12. Wow!! That's quite the wall!! Especially for a boy that doesn't like heights!! Great layout Rox!!! I like the little banner title (: and the way you used the twine!!!
    I'm glad your Dad is on the mend (:

  13. You must be so proud!! I love the use of the twine too. Great layout!

    I too am glad your dad is doing better!!