Monday, November 14, 2011

Layout #65 - Scrapbookit's B-day Sketch #1

Hey, everyone, just had a great weekend away from home - sort of! Took the girls to my parents' house for a couple of nights, kind of a "staycation". The weather was crummy, but I was able to go to a crop at Creative Accents, and Ailis was able to go swimming at the pool. Ailis was also able to invite her cousin (my brother's daughter, Harmony) to sleep over at Nana and Papa's, and they had a riot! It was really cute to see them hugging and playing (they're both 6), but man are they loud!

Anyway, I was able to get this layout completely finished at the crop. I used this Page Maps sketch that Scrapbookit is using for one of their birthday challenges:
and flipped it to use the mirror image. If you love Page Maps, you should check out Scrapbookit because they have four challenges going on right now using these sketches, and they run until the end of the month. I have plans to do at least one more!

This page shows one of the last minute things we did this summer. We heard that there were NASA scientists doing research about an hour's drive south of here, and that they were having an open house type dealie on their last day. Nolan used to be waaaaaay into NASA, so we thought this would be awesome for him. We didn't get to see the submarine, unfortunately, but we did get to see the research truck and some scientists and rocks - sorry, "microbialites"! The waiting was the worst, but it's not like this kind of opportunity pops up every day around here, so I'm glad we suffered through that part. This page is for Ailis, and I have another using the same sketch and papers in the works for Nolan.

Supplies: Crate Paper and Bo Bunny patterned paper, Twinery twine, buttons from Sarah (thanks, chickie!), Sakura pen, Quickutz die


  1. wow lovely page and what an experience for you all. Nice to see you on Saturday sorry we didn't hang around longer.. take Care

  2. Way cool!! That would be quite the experience/memory for the kids!! I really like how the title is on the tickets and that pic of the kids in the upper left corner is too cute!! I'm glad you had a chance to get some you time on the weekend!! Thanks goodness for parents eh!?


  3. Oh LOVE this!!! Such a cool sketch - recognised it straight away! Love your graphic design on this - really striking! And how cool - you did the title on the tickets! ROCKIN' layout! Thanks heaps for playing along!!! :D


  4. Oh how much fun was that!!!! Great layout, it takes me forever to create a page, that's why i stick to cards..i actually get something done:0)

  5. Gosh, what an opportunity and what a great experience to scrap about! Love your layout, and love how you did the title in the little tickets!

    Hugs, Carole xxx

  6. Wow, that was an awesome day out!! Great page too :)

  7. As you can see, I'm catching up on your blog. Great layout. What kind of white pen do you use for your journalling? I am always trying to find a good one but never can!