Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Toes and a Sketch

In my mind, I blog once a week.  In reality, it seems that I don't, and before I know it the month has disappeared and new sketch challenges have arrived.


I find I'm keeping my sketch layouts fairly simple, which is a refreshing change.  And a relaxed summer schedule helps to simplify my life at home.  I call it the 3 C's ....Cooking, Cleaning and Crafting.  Aside from the house stuff, I am outdoors a lot ...and on the computer a little.  Here up north, we have to take advantage of the short summer months!


For the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge, Jill Sarginson designed this wonderful sketch...


And I designed this summery fun page....


This is the first time I used Stampin Up papers, and I thought they were perfect for the bright colourful summer theme of my layout.  The background paper looks stamped with doilies, but nope, it's just one piece of patterned paper!


Along with the Stampin Up papers, I also used their pearls on the butterflies...


This is the alphabet stamp I used for the "Cute" letters in the title, called "Letter It"...

 The butterflies and journalling spot are created with Sizzix dies that are exclusive to Stampin Up...
I layered 2 of the butterflies....
And layered a white circle on top of the die cut for my journaling...

I stamped the title letters onto patterned paper, cut them out and popped them up on top of Stampin Up denim ribbon...
The "toe-tally" alphabet stickers and yellow lacy ribbon are from Harmonie.

If you haven't done so already, check out the BRAND NEW updated Sketchy Challenge gallery over at Canadian Scrapbooker.  Register as a member and you can interact in the forum, leaving comments and uploading your layouts.  Lots of inspiration!  Click HERE to check it out.


Now go paint your toes, slip on those cute summer sandals...and find a patio where you can relax with a cool drink :)  I LOVE SUMMER!!!!!!!!

17 comments:

  1. Kelly this is a super cute layout! Love everything about it!

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  2. such a bright cute page!! Luv those sandals! Enjoy ur Summer. It is winter in Oz & very cold at the moment! I miss Summer!!!

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  3. Ha...fun page. Like the sketch, LOVE your title work :)

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  4. I love summer, too, Kelly!!!!! I never had a pedicure before 2 years ago, now I am hooked!!!! I even paint my own toe nails now!!!!! I think I need to make a fun summer page in honor of yours!!!! Thanks for sharing! Oh, and I love the sketch, too!

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  5. This is so beautiful Kelly!! Love the Stampin Up products you used, but the last time I looked into it their stuff was so expensive! What do you think?

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  6. I absolutely ADORE this FANTABULOUSLY summery lo!! PERFECTION!!!

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  7. Kelly, this is such a cute layout. Perfect choice of paper and embellishments for a fantastic photo. Can I borrow those cute sandals some time?

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  8. Toe-Tally Cute is right my friend! Omg ...how cute is this kelly? What a great idea for a Lo and all those Stampin' Up products look great together.Love how you did the title ...especially the denim bow behind the letters.This LO makes me wanna go dig out my nailpolsh bottles! :)

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  9. I love this layout, Kelly! The colors are amazing and really speak SUMMER! cool sandals too!

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  10. Pretty layout; pretty toes. Love the title!

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  11. Very beautiful page

    xx Carla

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  12. such a lovely summery page Kelly! Love it! ingrid xxx

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  13. Kelly, it`s me again, I liked this sketch so much I`m making my LO too, with little Magenta bird:)

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  14. Great Lo - and your daughter is beautiful! They do grow up so fast!! I do love the stampin up paper...those doilies can do with anything!!! Great take on the sketch!!

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  15. Wow Kelly, such a pretty page! It's a lot of eye candy with those bright, fun colors, and crisp edges! Really well done! Hope you're having a wonderful summer!

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  16. Beautiful. I love the pops of black. They really ground the page. Those doilies are awesome.

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