Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Scraptastic Sketchy Thursday - May

Just in the nick of time I finished this layout off while my boys got ready for bed. Gotta love having your scrap room up near their bedrooms sometimes :)

Here is the Scraptastic sketch for May from Susan Stringfellow:

And here is my version.  I used pictures from our Mother's Day weekend at Abkhazia Gardens in Victoria, BC.  This was one of the many wonderful stops my husband planned for me.  These gardens have a beautiful love story behind them that make them even more romantic.  And I had no idea they were there. I must go back again some day and have tea there too.

(Not the best picture but even in this poor artificial light I think you can see how beautiful it was there! There were 4 turtles in 1 of the ponds and my boys were just fascinated.)

Happy scrapping!


Mother's Day Explorations

Good afternoon! This is my latest layout using a May Scraptastic kit.  I was working a challenge for the scraptastic blog when I noticed that how I had done it was so close to the Creative Scrappers sketch #270 that I could use it for both challenges!!

So the scraptastic challenge was to use a grid pattern and I started out LOVING what Madeline did (HERE) and it inspired me to use my Mother's Day photos as I have a bunch of them and could use some of the small squares as photos. I wanted to use a picture of me with my boys as the main photo as it is all about being THEIR mom.

Then I spotted the Creative Scrappers sketch # 270:

That inspired me to pull out some vellum to block off my top section more and run a border strip in the middle.  Here is mine:

Happy scrapping!