Friday, June 19, 2009

My Little Shoebox sketch contest

I'm a sucker for a good sketch contest...or should I say, I'm addicted to them! & not only sketch challenges, but all sorts of challenges! One of my goals is to get chosen to design for a challenge blog of some sort...I think it would be so much fun!

Well, PageMaps blog is at it again! All I had to do was create a layout of my choosing based on this sketch: (& of course, the PageMap sketches are all amazing!)

& what's up for grabs with this contest??? The winner will receive a complete set of My Little Shoebox's new "Neighborhood" collection (includes paper, die-cuts, chip alphabet, glazed letters, transparency and minis). Sounds great to me!

I decided to use some photos of Jeremy's 14th birthday...yes, I am over 2 years behind in my scrapping endeavors...but I'm OK with that! I chose my 2 favorites and then pulled out the May & June Scrapbook Circle kits to see what I could come up with...nothing fancy, but I think it really turned out has a fun, light-hearted teenager feel to it, don't you think???

age 14:

Here's a rundown of the supplies I used:

Kraft cardstock-unknown, Turquoise cardstock-Paper Temptress, PP-Fancy Pants Summer Soiree - Title Strips (June kit @ Scrapbook Circle), PP-Fancy Pants Summer Soiree - Wave (June kit @ Scrapbook Circle), PP-Cosmo Cricket Snorkel - Boardwalk (June kit @ Scrapbook Circle), Jenni Bowlin Black Label Strip sticker (May kit @ Scrapbook Circle), Alpha-Scrapworks Flea Market, Sassafrass Chipboard numbers (June kit @ Scrapbook Circle), Basic Grey Lime Rickey Chipboard (June kit @ Scrapbook Circle), Bazzill Edges in Lime (June kit @ Scrapbook Circle)

& here's a few close ups; gotta love this kooky bird from Basic Grey! I just sanded the edges a bit!

I used the Jenni Bowlin Black Strip sticker to anchor my title...& aren't those chipboard #'s great? I love 'em!

finally, a close up of my journaling:

For some reason, when I load pictures onto my blog, you can't click on them to get a zoomed/better view....does anybody out there know what I am missing? HELP!?!

Thanks for stopping by...hope your Father's Day weekend is a great one! Take care!


Lisa T. Howard said...

Great job on a cool sketch! You go girl! Chase that dream of a DT spot on a challenge blog. I'm certain it is well within your grasp! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You did a great job on this sketch too. I love the stitching!


Joan said...

I really like this layout! Super cool!! You have such nice handwriting!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Stephanie said...

Great job on the sketch! I love the bird & how the paper coordinates!

Sarah Weber said...

Just so very proud of your work!...and oh by the way your new blog design is awesome!! Love ya

Diana said...

this layout is GREAT!! I believe to get your pictures bigger on blogger you have to save to a photo storage place like flicker....I haven't done it yet either but that is what I "heard"....

Angie... by the said...

This is so stinkin cute. OMG, you have the best handwriting girl!