Saturday, July 9

Just Kate

Why is it that when I start off following a sketch it always seems to take me forever to finish and be happy with a layout?  Maybe because it points out all the places an element is missing so I have to find just the right 'something' to go in each spot.  I always do end up liking the finished product 1000times better, so there is definitely something to it LOL!  Today's layout was inpired by the Stuck On U Sketch for this week.  I saw it and immediately knew I would be using it...probably many times.  It incorporated all of my very favorite elements.  I love using large circle elements, I love love love swirlies and a layout is never complete in my eyes without a littering of flowers (much to my son's dismay).

The solid cardstock is my very last piece of this gorgeous jewel tone red by Recollections.  I'm definitely going to have to make a trip to Michael's soon!!  The circle is cut from Sandylion-Poinsettia Swirl Foil, and the dotted paper is The Paper Comany-Deco White w/ gold dots.  The gold swirls are cut from the Sizzix die-Flourish out of metallic open stock 8x8 paper found at Joanns.  The flowers are all Prima.  The gems and pearls are all from the $1 section at Joanns.   The photo corners are by ScrapbookAdhesives and come in white...nothing a little Glimmer Mist in Starfish can't fix!!  Of course you need to let them TOTALLY dry before removing them from the backing or they shred into oblivion.  No need for all of us to learn that the hard way...hee hee.  The title is a mix of scraps.  The 'ME' is an epoxy sticker from a Mother's Day sheet by EK Success that I had leftover.  The 'Just' is cut from the Create-a-Critter cartridge on my cricut.  The sentiment actually says 'Just Chilllin' and goes with the penguin, but a little magic from my trust old scissors fixed it just perfect!


  1. Great take on the sketch , the papers and embellishments are just perfect!
    Thanks for playing along with us at SOUS
    Hugs Wanda

  2. lovely take on the sketch Christina .. thanks for playing on SOUS .. cheers X:)

  3. oh she is so cute, love your take on the sketch and thanks for playing along :) gorgeous :)

  4. aaaaw. what a great take on our sketch and she is such a little cutey.. I too feel like my layouts are naked if their not covered all over with goodies.. But, Yours turned out beautifully, the printed paper you used for your circle adds a lot of detail to hide the naked spot..LOL
    I luv it and thanks so much for playing along and likeing my sketch :)

  5. Isn't she a cutie! So glad to have you play along at Stuck on U Sketches! Hope to see you back soon!

  6. This is really sweet and such a scrapable photo! =) What a darling! And so glad you liked the sketch so much!
    And believe me..its taken some time myself to get used to sketches, sometimes I have to give myself permission to go my own way with one if need be! =)

  7. Super cute layout, Christina!!! Great job with the sketch and the photo is adorable!!! And you know, the sketch is just a starting place... You can definitely make it your own!!! Thanks for joining us over at SOUS!! Hugs!!

  8. Love the photo!! So cute and with a pose :) Love the bold colors too! Thanks for joining us at SOUS :)


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