Alex – Once Upon a Sketch

Once Upon a Sketch is a unique site that pairs journaling with sketch challenges. The current journaling requirement is to write at least 2 sentences about when and why you started scrapbooking. My title is Alex (my first bio son) and the journaling reads…When my “Baby” became a big brother. The journaling strips clarify further and say…Once Madison was born and Alex was 3 1/2 and I was pregnant with Matthew, I figured it was about time for me to start Alex’s Baby Book.

I originally wanted the photo we took at the hospital when Madison was born, showing little Alex holding her propped with a pillow and trying to feed her a bottle with the other hand (with Larry’s help of course), but wasn’t able to find that photo. So, I went with a photo of Alex as a baby…it’s actually a reprint of the photo I used on the very first scrapbook layout I ever made. The intro page to Alex’s Baby Book. 😀

This week, the challenge on The Paper Variety is to include a family member’s title or the word “family” on your paper project. Here’s what I came up with for the challenges:

Materials:

Prima Londonerry Papers
Prima Londonerry flocked rubons
Prima Londonerry chipboard
Prima Londonerry flower
Prima Londonerry mini alphas
American Crafts Gold Glittered Thickers
2 different Maya Road chipboard Alphas
Golden Rod Stiokles

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

Tools:

Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch

TFL! To view the sketch used for this layout or enter your take on the challenge, CLICK HERE.

To enter The Paper Variety’s current challenge, CLICK HERE.

The Thickers on my project were provided by Firefly Expressions since they are the featured product this coming week. The scrolls under the layered chipboard circles is a gold glittered Thickers piece that I cut in half and reversed. I then layered 2 prima chipboard pieces on top and then added a gold glittery circle from the same set of Thickers on top of that (right under the flower). For great deals on Thickers and other scrappy goodies, CLICK HERE.

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Do What? layout – Sketchy Thursdays challenge entry

Here’s Matthew up close and personal. 😀 These were taken when he was just 2 years old. This kiddo loves the camera (unlike Christian…I’m still trying to get shots of him where he isn’t staring at me like I’m an alien!).

I created this layout based on the 3.03 sketch provided on Sketchy Thursdays for their challenge. Everything you see, except the brown alphas and brown cardstock I used to mat the photos, is from Bo Bunny’s gorgeous Garbielle line. I love this beautiful, detailed line and enjoyed further challenging myself to use what seems at first to be a “girly” range on a boy page. This has been a goal of mine since 95% of my crafty goodies tend to be girly, but I have 4 boys and 1 girl! Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Bo Bunny Gabrielle 12×12 papers
American Crafts Brown cardstock
BB Gabrielle stickers
BB Pet Shop sticker alphas
BB Gabrielle “True Friend” cardstock stickers
BB Gabrielle brad
BB Gabrielle chipboard

Adhesives:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

To take a look at the sketch I used for this challenge or to enter a Sketchy Thursdays challenge yourself, CLICK HERE.