Happy Monday everyone! I hope that everyone had an excellent weekend. We sure had a great time in Salt Lake at the ScrapbookUSA Expo and had so much fun meeting new friends, seeing old friends and when it was all done, Susan, Shiloh, Gail Owens and myself decided to treat ourselves to a little sugar binge. There are no calories at 10:00 at night when you’ve been working so hard, right? ;)
Well now that we’ve had the calories settle, and the diet starts today I can’t think of a better thing to keep my mind off of running to get more delicious treats, than—you guessed it—scrapbooking!
Today, Kiwi Crew member Gail Owens totally nails it with a gorgeous DT Doodles two page sketch in a creation using the Quick Quotes Stowaway Collection. (PS—Did you know if you play along you have a chance to win a $25.00 gift code to the Kiwi Lane Shop?!?)
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Happy Monday! For this week’s sketch, I had the opportunity to play around with Quick Quotes’ “Stowaway” collection. Filled with shades of brown and aqua blues with bits of darker blue and peach, this collection is super versatile! I chose to use some sepia toned pictures I have been saving for just the right paper. Confession—these photos are almost 4 years old! I tend to hold onto my most favorite photos, just waiting for someone to come along with a collection of paper that will be perfect—does anyone else do this? or am I the only one?? Anyway, I was digging through my supplies and was thrilled to run across a Quick Quotes vellum quote that I vaguely remember buying a few years ago. OK, more like 10 years ago. (Apparently I also save my supplies to match with the perfect pictures!) The quote was about beauty and the pictures were my beautiful kiddos—perfect! So, perfect paper, perfect pictures, perfect quote and here’s what I came up with:
I loved the way the paper doilies looked with the Tiny Wildflowers! So I added a bunch. If you don’t want/have doilies, the rings would work as a substitute. Brackets would also work. I didn’t do any inking on this layout- totally not the norm for me! Instead of ink, I distressed the edges of everything so that more of the white core of the paper was showing. To finish up, I added some glitter glue, a few brads and a few paper flowers.
- Tiny Wildflower 3T, 6T
- Cascade Trails 1B, 3B
- Mini Paisley 2B, 3A & 3B
- Tiny Shapes 3T
- Tags 6
With some of my leftover paper, I made this “Bon Voyage” card:
This card measures approximately 4″ x 8″. If you don’t want to use the cruise ship template, feel free to switch it out for whatever suits the theme of your card- brackets, some more tiny flowers, Accents or any other medium size shape would work in that spot. You can also use any of the 8″ mini borders instead of using part of a 12″ trail template like I did. Use this card as a jumping off point and let your creativity run wild!
- Tiny Wildflower 1T, 4T
- Cascade Trails 1B, 2A
- Journey 7
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As always, Gail, a true treat to see your creations. You are one gifted woman!
Just a reminder or heads up for those that are new to the blog. Each week we award a $25 gift code to the Kiwi Lane shop to one lucky random participant. Here’s the skinny (which is what I’m not after eating that key lime tart!):
- Create your layout using this weeks DT Doodles sketch as inspiration. (NOTE! If you do not have the templates that are used, simply use the sketch as an inspiration springboard and make it your own).
- Post your layout somewhere on line. This can be our Facebook fan page, your own personal blog or other online gallery. (If posting on your blog or other scrapbooking gallery, a link back to THIS blog posting would be great—but not necessary—so that we can share our amazing ideas with all of your friends!)
- After posting your layout, copy the url of where the layout is posted.
- Paste the URL into a comment here on THIS blog posting.
- You have until Sunday March 31st at 11:59 PM MST to have your layout linked to this blog posting.
A random winner will be chosen from the comments made on this posting, and announced on the Wednesday following the deadline.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
Have a great day!