Hello fellow bloggers! I hope you all are enjoying the start of your summers. It has been crazy hot here in SC which has kept me indoors as much as possible (I hate summer with a passion as I can't stand being hot). It's time for the monthly sketch challenge by Shannon White, The Sketch Lady. This sketch was meant to focus on the "burst" in the background. I have never worked with a burst like this and decided to alter mine to a "flower" to fit my pictures. Here is Shannon's sketch this month:
This layout was included in a scrapbook I made for my oldest niece as a graduation present. She was such an adorable kid (and gorgeous young lady now) and I couldn't resist using these pictures of her and my nephew. It's hard to believe that she's already graduating (where did the time go?!). I kept the layout as simple as I could as I didn't want to overwhelm these cute pictures. Here's what I came up with this month:
The details on this layout are quite simple. The purplish decorative paper is by Sandylion and is part of the Disney Fairies line (Fairy Dust). The pink decorative paper that I used as the base for the whole layout is by Moxxie and is part of their Easter line (Pink/Purple). These papers were purchased at my local scrapbook store Scrapnesia. The cardstock is by Bazzill and is Berry Blush (pink) and Purple Palisades (purple). My scrappy friends will be shocked to see that I actually used stickers but I'm finding that the nicer stickers like these actually help a layout instead of making it look like stickers threw up all over the layout LOL. The phrase stickers are by Me and My Big Ideas and are part of the Forever Celebrate collection. Last but not least are the little pearls in the upper right hand corner. I'm in love with all forms of bling and you will rarely find one of my layouts that doesn't have it. These are the Pearl Stickers by Recollections.
That's it for now folks! Be sure to stop on by Shannon White's blog and leave her some scrappy love. Happy scrapping!!
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