Hello there, How was June?
At my house, Morgan bridged from Daisy to Brownie in Girl Scouts, she and Payton performed in their Spring ballet/jazz recital, school ended, swimming lessons began, and we had family visit. That’s just a few of the things that happened at my house, mixed with park visits, laundry, Father’s Day, and putting in time at the office.
As always, I’m lucky to have Becky Fleck and a beautiful sketch to recap the happenings on a single layout. This is what I came up with this month:
From this sketch:
I ADORED this sketch. I really liked working with square photos this month. As I mentioned before, it took the pressure off worrying about orientation in my photo taking. It made it much easier to choose which photos to use for my layout.
I used the current Studio Calico kit plus a few extras, including their veneer frame and some delicious wood buttons from Maya Road. Don’t you love the Pink Paislee mistable trim? I only had that little bit left, and it worked perfectly.
The other extra thing I utilized this month was white mist. I was debating what patterned paper or cardstock to use for the background when I decided to use white mist on my kraft cardstock instead. I used an older piece of die cut Bazzill cardstock for the scallop on the right. I simply layered with some scrap paper and lightly misted the edges, and then sewed around that dividing line with teal thread. I love the look and I saved a couple of pieces of cardstock too.
The first layout I wanted to share this month is from Andrea:
When I first saw it, I literally gasped. That red paper with the cutout work on the flowers is just breathtaking. I love that she paired it with black and white photos. Fun photo treatment there too. LOVELY.
The next one is from ChristyR:
The first thing I love about this one is that Sassafras border. SOOO cute. The next thing I love is that she filled this layout up, but when you really look at it, didn’t use a lot of product or spend a lot of money. A low cost monthly recap! Love that! I also love the use of blue mist for texture here.
Lastly, this one from jen:
As you know, I LOOOOVE Jen’s work. One of the things I love most are her clean lines, but how her layouts still have a lot of detail. This layout has 7 different Bo Bunny patterns from the Barefoot Collection in it. Can you find them all? I also love that she makes her font really small so she can jam pack it full of journaling, often Facebook updates. Very cool indeed.
There were a lot of great submissions this month, so if you haven’t had a chance, check out the links on the June sketch post here, or on the Facebook page here. They link to my blog here too. Some of my favorite scrapbookers participate with this challenge and it’s hard not to showcase their talents every month. So check them all out.
If you recall, the prize for playing with the June sketch this month was the Ladybug Garden Collection from Doodlebug. A lot of summer happenings can be documented with this line! I love the color palette and must have buttons myself.
The winner from the Scrapbook and Cards blog / Facebook submissions is :
The winner from my blog this month is: Darla Weber. Woot! The first submission was the winner this month! Congratulations ladies! I hope you enjoy your prize!
Now that the June sketch is buttoned up, and layouts are in their appropriate page projector and loaded in the album, here’s a reminder for the July sketch:
A grid pattern. I am all over this. Rouched trims. Check. 7 photos. Shouldn’t be a problem. Fun too! The prize for July is also fun! Remember?! It’s the PK4 from Picture Keeper! Get those photos organized, stat! Be sure to link your July layouts to THIS post by August 28th!
Looking down the road, it’s time to reveal the August sketch for down the road. Check it out:
There is a lot you could do with this one. I am really looking forward to playing with all that white space. Fun times ahead! Just in time to button up the summer and get ready for school. In my house, school doesn’t start until after Labor Day in the U.S. (the first weekend in September). But my kids don’t get out of school until mid-June.
The prize you’ll be chasing in August is:
This is the BRAND NEW fabulous collection from Core'dinations with Pink Paislee designs! Is there anything more fabulous? Yes one winner from this blog and one winner from my blog will win this great collection!
I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations throughout the month! Have a great August!