Friday, 18 February 2011


TGIF!! This week seems to have whizzed by in a blur, what with work, extra training and juggling everything around it. But today I have a day off - a complete day off, no work for me tonight! So hoping to spend most of it in my little room with the happy green wall, and play with paper and glue!

Another week means another sketch over at Get Your Sketch On. I love these sketches, and it seems the feeling is mutual, as I was picked as a winner again for my layout using sketch #6. Thanks girls, it really is a lot of fun playing along with you each week!

I used some more 1970s photos on this layout. This is me (in the orange and brown dress) with my Gran and Grandad, and my baby brother Ewan (who turned 36 last week!) is the grumpy looking baby in the blue. I don't think he smiled as a baby, all the photos I have of him he always looks so serious! The photos were taken in the back garden of the house I grew up in. My parents don't live there anymore, and it is really strange going to visit them now, as I don't look at it as home. Funnily enough, a girl I went to school with bought my parents house, and I hope that her children will have as fond a memory of it as I do.

Onto the layout itself. Cardstock is Kraft Bazzill, and the patterned paper is Jillibean Soup, from the Pasta Fagioli collection. I thought it was a perfect match to the 70s colours. The title is done with Scenic Route chipboard letters, and the blue flowers are more haandmade ones, coloured with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The leaf sprig is a PaperTrey Ink stamp, stamped onto kraft card with Rich Cocoa Memento ink, and handcut out.

If you are on the look out for more sketches, don't forget to head across to the Sassy Lil' Sketches Layout and Card sketch blogs. There are 4 new sketches posted each month, on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th with prizes up for grabs from both paper and digital sponsors.

Hope you have a great weekend!




Pam W. said...

Adorable layout. Love the colors.

ScrappnBee said...

What a great layout! Isn't it amazing how time flies and how fast we grow up! Love the use of the negative space on the S in the title!

Polka Dot Door Designs said...

Love that you used old photos on your layout! The papers and embellishments go perfectly with the vintage photos, and yet the page does not look dated at all. Great job with the sketch.

Val said...

What sweet pictures, adorable layout! Thanks for playing along at GYSO:)