Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Hello, again! Thanks for stopping by today. It's time for the next My Favorite Things Scrap Challenge. We are already on to our 4th month! Are you having as much fun as I am? I have to admit, these sketches have really got me scrapping again and I am so happy.

Here is this month's sketch:

And here is my 12x12 layout with it.  I'm showing off my cute boys again. This time I'm documenting  their school pics. 

I used my Circle Stax 1 & 2 Die-namics to cut out and mat their sweet little faces. I always have a ton of extra wallet sized pictures.  I guess kids don't pass those out anymore, or maybe it's just that they are boys. I remember not having enough wallet pictures to hand out to all my friends back in elementary school. Lucky for me, it gives me extra to play with on my scrapbook pages. 

I then used the By the Numbers Die-namics and the coordinating stamp set to mark the appropriate grades for my two oldest boys. The lower case, By The Letter Die-namics was a great match in size and font for my youngest. 

Following the sketch, I needed to fill that 4x6 space to the right. I didn't have a photo to add, so I made a cute embellie with LOTS of Die-namics. Still lovin' that Instaframe Die-namics. I cut it from Whip Cream cs.  

I added a few fun stamps from Document it-Captured Memories.  This is a MUST HAVE stamp set. I tucked in a sweet little Cute Cameras Die-namics, too. 

In the background I used some Kraft cs and some For the Record Stamps to give it another layer. I stamped the notebook lines in Sno Cone ink and then gave it a Notebook Edge with the Die-namics. 

I continued to accent that right long, panel with one of the Accent it-Story Starters Die-namics, which then was a natural lead in for my journaling. I cut it from some Lemon Drop cs, to match the designer papers I used. 

A few other embellies to point out....those darling arrows. They are from the Lead the Way Die-namics.  I followed the rule of thirds and added three to my page. 

Also up in the upper left side, there's a fun label element from Accent it-Labels and Tabs.  To carry the "school theme" throughout my page, I attached a few of the embellies with staples. Love the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher! 

Join us in the MFT Splitcoast Stampers Forum for all the details on this month's challenge.

To play along this month, simply upload your creation to SCS using the keyword MFTSCRAP4 for a chance to win one of the two monthly prizes. You have until noon Monday, February 11 to play along. 

We sure hope you'll join us. 

Now hop on over to Kim's Blog to what some of my other DT sisters did with this sketch. 

Here's the product list for today. click any of the links to shop. 

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  1. Such CUTE kids and such a FABULOUS LO, Lisa! Love all of the arrows, numbers and journaling!

  2. Love this page - so nice to have all the school photos in one place, and to add your own notes and super decorations! Love it.

  3. Love your take on the sketch Lisa! Fun colors.

  4. Beautiful layout! Love the wonderful journaling and the perfect embellishments! Fun all around! TFS!

  5. Awe, what a sweet layout Lisa! I love seeing your dear boys! I can appreciate your attention to detail! All the die cut arrows and numbers add such a nice touch! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. What a great idea Lisa! I still have those little wallet size photos of my kids! Thanks for an excellent idea!


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