Monday, January 4, 2010

Scrapping and Sketches

I'm back! And glad to be back. I got sick right after Christmas and was miserable. Over the break I did get a lot of scrapbooking done, so I'll have some pages to share over the next little while. In addition, I want to tell you about a fun blog to check out. Some gals that I swap with on SplitCoastStampers decided to set up a fun blog and have challenges, sketches, etc. Here is the link to Inspired Crafters. One aspect that I was most excited about is that we're including scrapbook challenges. Since I started doing my pages digitally, I'm excited about scrapbooking again! I have so many ideas swirling in my head and can't wait to get a lot of layouts done this year. So, for the first scrapbook challenge. A sketch.


Now some people love sketches. I have to say, though, that sketches are not always my best friend. I have decided that my CAS style of cards, often pertains to scrapping as well. So I don't always want to add everything a sketch calls for. And I have finally decided that that's okay. Use a sketch for a starting point, and leave off (or add to, if that's the case) whatever doesn't suit me. After all, I don't want a bunch of completed layouts that I don't like ;)


This is my son back in 2003. Yes, that's how far behind I am. But I'm having fun looking at old pictures and remembering good times. Enjoy your Monday!

14 comments:

Banu said...

Rebecca, Gorgeous Layout. Loved it. I feel the same way about the sketch. It is just a starting point :) and you can build on it. But this layout has come out sooo well. Loved it.

Susan said...

I love CAS, love it! So glad to see you do your LO that way. :) And a beautiful LO it is! What a cutie pie you have there.

Amy said...

This is a darling page! Love the colors, and your son is such a cutie pie!

Michelle said...

LOL @ 2003 and that's how far you're behind. Who cares...there will always be something to scrap. This is so cute and I really like the little pin holes around the main piece. Glad to see you back in blogland!

Jen A said...

Love your take on the sketch! And what a cutie!...great photo!

Chris said...

this is adorable!! i like the pin holes, very cute photo too!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

That's a really great sketch and an adorable page.. I love Page Maps. Don't use them often, but I like looking at them and thinking about the pages I will make. Thanks for the link to the new challenge site.

Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well but glad that you are better now.

Jenni said...

Love this layout - and your 'little' boy! Thanks for the info to help out with scrapbooking! I love to use layouts as a starting point as well.

laurie said...

Just perfect! What a great idea for a blog...I'll go check it out!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

I love this layout and the cute picture! Lets not talk about how far behind I am!

Kerri said...

OOH, what a sweet picture!!! I love it and the layout! You did an awesome job with it and I love how you tweaked it to suit your style :)

Sara said...

I love the Turtles also, great job on the sketch.

Angela said...

Darling! I like the subdued look with the focus on the photo....

Angela said...

This brings back memories for me. My son also loved the Ninja Turtles & we carried them everywhere we went as well. Good picture of Leonardo and Raphael. I can still name most of the characters and put their weapons with them...he's 24 so that shows how dedicated we were.
Thanks for sharing!!