Elle's Studio Sketch Challenge - 6 months layout

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.

For this page I added Doodlebug Designs chunky glitter around the edge of the MME title card to help it stand out from the background and look more cloud-like to compliment the clouds in the photo.

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!  :)


Unknown said...

Aww thats one cute layout with some sweet pics!! Love the ticket stamp!
I have been *mostly* good about using up what I have though I figured the more crafting I do, the faster I'll use up my stash and then I can shop! :)

Virginia L. said...

Love seeing your cute layout, Kerry! I know what you mean about being tempted by new stuff from CHA!It never ends!! I'm with you on using what we have on hand!Buy only what you absolutely HAVE to have--(which is pretty much everything, right!?) LOL!HUGS!

Retro Dolly said...

This is so adorable! Love the colors and the celebration of such a precious gift. :) The journaling on the lined paper is a wonderful addition!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute LOs--I love when people do 2 pagers! It inspires me! LOVE those papers and the embellies!!! Cute photos too!! And I LOOOOOOOOVE that you are using up what you have! I should do that! LOL!

I hope your little one feels better SOON!! <3

Amy Voorthuis said...

AAHHWWW such a cute and adorable lo! It's a real boys page I can't make them I always have to use flowers! Thank you for sharing hugs from the freezing netherlands (it's 8 degrees below zero brrrrr)
Amy :)

Unknown said...

Very cute, love the colors!

Chloe said...

Beautiful layout Kerry. He is such a gorgeous little boy. And I love the paper you've chosen, so bright and busy... just like little boys!!

Thanks for sharing,

Cheryl said...

Cute design! I love how you used the strips of paper.

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