Saturday, December 31, 2011

Dec 25

*Post Edited: I was chosen as a Sketchy Thursdays fave for this layout! Hooray!

Believe it or not, I actually have this week off from work! When Shelby offered to work for Carolyn and I so we could both have the week off, we were delighted and immediately said, "YES!" So in addition to enjoying time with my family and friends, traveling to and from Michigan, cleaning house and catching up on emails and blogs, I have managed to do a bit of scrapbooking!

I decided to play along with the Sketchy Thursdays sketch this week. Their sketches always seem to inspire me - they are the perfect style of sketch for me and I immediately feel creative when I see them!

This is the sketch they posted this week:

and this is my layout based on their sketch:

This is a photo of Spencer from Christmas 2010 and he was so happy to receive a gift card for some of his favorite places to eat. I combined this picture with some papers that have been in my stash for over a year now! They are from the Making Memories Mistletoe collection and I just LOVE the mix of bright green and burgundy in the papers!

I also used a large '25' from a package of chipboard numbers and shapes by Martha Stewart. They were already the perfect green and fit in with the number pattern paper. This large title will also qualify for the challenge on the Two Scrapbook Friends Forum to use a big title on your page!

Last, but not least, I added some machine stitching (love it!) with my Hello Kitty Janome sewing machine - perfect for my craft projects :)

I hope you are finding time to do a bit of scrapbooking during the holidays. I am happy that I am!


  1. Awesome LO, love the misting, stitching....everything! Happy New Year!

  2. I. Love. It! Love the big title and that tree and the stitching and the colours!! Happy New Year, Joanne. :)

  3. what a perfect layout to remember the moment! I am glad you are enjoying your week off!

  4. Wow! I love what you do with these sketches. I should give one a try sometime. I really like the misting.

  5. Fabulous job!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays :)

  6. Great layout Jo and So nice of Shelby! She's a great girl!

  7. Really awesome take on the sketch!!

  8. Wow, this is very beautiful page! Love the colors, the stitching and those papers :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

  9. Love love love this!!! LOVING that photo and the tree! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  10. Love your take on this! The misting is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!


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