Tuesday, September 6, 2016

090616 CKC September Challenge #1

CKC Challenge #1 
"Sketches are a great way to speed up the scrapbook process, or at least take one decision out of the scrapbooking process. Margie's favorite sketches are by Shimelle, so the challenge is to use a Shimelle sketch for your project  http://www.shimelle.com/category/sketch-of-the-week/. You can use any sketch from this link, but please share which one you used with us!"

I chose Sketch 34. All that white space could possibly give me the option of a fun background paper.

Now what story do I want to tell?
Actually, I really loved the page by Corrie Jones shown in the post...

...and since my theme this month is counterfeit counterfeiting I've done a scraplift!

Addie was the perfect birthday princess :)

I fussy-cut "hello" from a card that came from Jeana in the kit. The background paper is the light pink solid (red on the reverse) & I left the scallop branding strip on as a border at the bottom. Three vellum circles help you eye move around the page. I tried my hole punch confetti again instead of mist splats, some tiny ones from the red on the back side.

 There are always really fun & cute stamp sets in the FJ kit! I've accented the vellum circle (above) plus the hello tag below & the cute column of tiny hearts. I substituted staples for the stitching. (You can see the pinkish hue of the darker red from the reverse side reflecting off of my backdrop around the edge.)

There will certainly be more birthday layouts this month as the kit is perfect for it!
Now get to work on Challenge #1 (wink-wink)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. So cute! I love the layers at the top of the page!

  2. This is so very sweet! The embellishments are just enough to complement but not overwhelm the cute picture of the little princess. I think I'll have to give this sketch a try very soon...

  3. A perfect layout for a wonderful princess! The vellum circles have my heart as you can imagine as does that delightful flair. I really need to replenish my flair supplies - I see so many that I "neeeed". Such a great use of this super sketch

  4. This turned out lovely. Great use of your kit!!

  5. I love this take on the sketch, so soft and pretty!

  6. Beautifully created layout, soft colours an cute pictures :)

  7. Gorgeous layout, great take on the sketch!


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