Hello all! As I am diligently working on finishing up my son's 'first year' album, I am finding great inspiration in sketch challenges. A wonderful sketch always gives me such a good starting point and I absolutely fell in love with the sketch over at Elle's Studio this past week. In fact, I already know I will be using it again on a larger 12x12 layout.
But for today, I have a 8x8 size to share. I took the sketch and used it on two separate pages to create a cohesive double page layout.
And here is what they will look like together in the album.
For this layout I mostly used My Mind's Eye products (Quite Contrary, Stella Rose, and Lime Twist collections). But I also used some Echo Park (blue paper and letters), BoBunny (button), Crate Paper (brad), Doodlebug Designs (chunky glitter) and American Crafts (#6).
I am working really hard on using what I have. There are always so many great new products coming out, and with all the new CHA releases I am really wanting some new crafting goodies. However, I have been VERY good and have not bought any new papers/embellishments/etc. for the past 6 months in an effort to really focus on what I already have. Are any of you trying to do the same?
For those of you, like me, who enjoy a great sketch challenge...Elle's Studio posts a new sketch every Thursday for you to be inspired by. And if you haven't checked out their products before, you should take a peek. I currently have my eye on their large journaling cards. They are 4x6 size so I am thinking it would be a great (and fast) way to add a little journaling/memory keeping to my everyday photo albums and would help me feel like I am capturing more memories without necessarily having to fully scrapbook them all. I think they will come in handy after our newest little one is born! :)
Have a wonderful day! I am spending a quiet day at home with my youngest who has a bit of a cold. Hoping to get some cleaning and maybe even a little more crafting done! :)