This week is Sketch week over at Scrapbook Generations. I absolutely *LOVE* working with Allison Davis' sketches, so when she contacted the Sketch Support team to see if we would help create some layouts based on her sketches, I was totally all-in! :)
Allison's sketches are so easy to adapt to fit your own photos/embellishments, plus she includes all the details and measurements for you on the page. She has lots of new sketches she releases every month over at Scrapbook Generations, and here is the link to the August free sketch I used for this layout. There are lots of other sketches you can purchase as well for the month of August. Here is the link to these other great sketches.
I didn't change much for this sketch, except for the photo sizes. I used a 4x6 in place of a 4x4 main photo. For the smaller photos, I used wallet size (2.5 x 3.5"). I was able to use a 6x6 paper pad for the blue background behind my photo, and used up lots of OLD paper scraps in my drawer. Guess this layout is really a throwback since most of the supplies were older ones I've had forever. LOL
I added some stamping and washi tape to the "polaroid" frames I cut from white cardstock with my paper trimmer. I also raided my *not used often enough* Christmas stash of supplies and found these old holly leaf buttons and threaded them with crochet thread to add accents on my layout.
My journaling was done with my trusty Dymo Caption Maker. I love this thing and it's been a while since I used it, so it was high time I pulled it back out and put it to good use. Anyone else remember using these as kids? I loved to turn the wheel to make all the letters emboss. :)
For those of you who know me well, I have to use stamps on my layouts. It's a sickness, I tell you! :) I stamped the large word "smile" in navy blue chalk ink, then added the word "blessing" below it with a green chalk ink. I love the way chalk ink stamps on kraft cardstock. I also carried the black label maker tape down on the layout by adding a few more words to the title along with the date.
The Paper Studio: Kraft Cardstock
Teresa Collins: Everyday Moments 6x6 Paper Pad
Crossed Paths: Red Pattern Paper
Chatterbox: Olive Den Plaid (and solid blue backside)
Ranger: Distress Inkpad (Walnut Stain); Foam Blender Tool
Clearsnap: Fluid Chalk Inkpads (Olive Pastel, Blue Iris)
Tsukineko: Versafine Inkpad (Onyx Black)
Stamps: Close To My Heart ("True Story"); Technique Tuesday ("Blessing"); Heidi Swapp ("Smile")
My Mind's Eye: Blue Diagonal Washi Tape
Autumn Leaves: Red Buttons
Making Memories: Holly Leaf Buttons
Dymo Caption Maker and Black Label Tape
Coats & Clark: Crochet Thread (Red and Green)