Thursday, January 10, 2013

First Layout of the Year!

True story:  in September, Jason took a picture of this little mouse eating an apple on the walkway.  He thought it must be a little bit intoxicated, as he didn't scurry away or move at all, so focused was he on his meal.  Two minutes later, Hunter roared out of nowhere and swallowed the mouse and apple in one gulp!
Kind of loving how this layout turned out!  Everything is from my January Counterfeit Kit, and I was able to incorporate Challenge #1 from the CKC blog:  use only three patterned papers, three embellishments (wood veneer branch, layered chipboard stickers, and stick pins from Crafts & Pieces), and a three word title ("the daily NEWS").  I used this sketch from Stuck?! Sketches:

And here's a couple of close-ups of journaling and embellishments:


Well, that's it for me!  My thumb is doing a whole lot better, seems to be healing nicely (looks a bit like Frankenstein's monster with the black stitches, though).  Won't be long before I'm fussy cutting and colouring like a mad woman again!!!  Thanks for looking!
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11 comments:

  1. Love how you interpreted the sketch. Lovely colours and well-composed. And what an interesting story. Kind of reminds me of my bird-eating dog Joey.lol

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  2. Oh no!!! Poor little mouse :(((( On the positive side, love your layout and it does make for a very unusual scrapbook layout!!!!

    Hugs, Carole xxx

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  3. Lovely layout! Grusome story!!! LoLoL!!!

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  4. Your story is too funny! Yay on first lay-out of the year!

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  5. Poor Mouse.. and hope the dog didn't suffer any side effects from his snack.. Love the lay out well done take care

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  6. poor little mouse :-(
    but a lovely page! thanks for joining in on our first challenge of the year!

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  7. Love the colors of your page! A very interesting story.
    Thanks for joining us in CKC!

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  8. Great sketch! Such a funny story - you never know what pets, or kids for that matter, are going to do next!

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  9. What a story! I LOL'd! And the pic of your pup is priceless!

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  10. What a fantastic layout and the story was hilarious! You are equally skilled at crafting and writing!

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  11. Oh that is too funny! LOVE that you created a layout about it! Only a fellow scrapper can understand the need to do that. :)
    Glad your thumb is feeling better!

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