Thursday, March 12, 2009

Scrappy Sunday - Challenge #3

Hi Everyone, 

Can I just tell you that I am LOVING doing these scrapbook sketch challenges that my dear friend Jen Tapler is creating over at Paper Craft Planet's Scrappy Sunday group! I used to scrap all the time, but haven't really done any scrapbooking in sooo very long - so its so nice to use these awesome sketches and get some scrappy mojo going. I seriously, love Jen's style - it is just perfect and fun and bright and cheery - and not only is Jen uber talented, she is also just the sweetest too! She always brings a smile to my face - and her love for Tom Selleck is just epic ;) 

Well, I was hooked from the very first sketch challenge that I did (you can check it out here) and I couldn't wait for this week's challenge. This week Jen has used a digital template from Kelleigh Ratzlaff as the basis for the sketch (you can check out Kelleigh's store Digichicks and also purchase the template if you want to get digi with it :). 
The greatest thing about this challenge is that it is helping me create a scrapbook for my daughter and so each week, I am using the sketches that Jen provides to create a little book for my wee one. I also absolutely love love love the colors and patterns from the Easter Key Ingredients that Taylor has and so I decided to use this key ingredients set in my each of my layouts for the scrapbook challenges - so that I can create a book where each page is coordinating with the next one. 

Taylor has these awesome calendar stands in her store - and I lOVE this product - each week after I do my sketch, I just simply slide it into the plastic protector for this stand and voila! instant home decor! And its so great to display it around the house and my daughter just loves it -- she actually loves anything with her picture on it :)
For this week's sketch, I wanted to try something a little different. In photoshop, I played with the colors so that the whole picture is black and white, except for her pink hat, mittens and boots... it was kind of nice to highlight her little pink accessories and also added some mist effect to the snow that she is holding in her hand - so that it looks all sparkley and glittery :)

I simply love this picture... she was sooo curious and in wonder about snow -- she kept wanting to hold it, lick it, eat it, roll in it, look at it, slide in it, jump in it -- anything to do with it - she was all about it!

I totally dislike my handwriting in my scrapbook pages - because I feel like it detracts from the page itself - but, I had to succumb to the fact that my handwriting is not perfect and just do it anyway ... I wrote: "..i loved watching you discover snow - it was magical to see the world through your eyes." It really is such a wonder to see the world through your children's eyes and see the wonder and beauty of the world around us - which I so easily forget in the hustle and bustle of trying to get the kids to school or go off to work... its so wonderful to be around children and just be able to enjoy the simple innocence of snow, or mud or digging for buried treasure and swinging high in the air trying to touch the sky :)

Layout Details:
Sketch: Scrappy Sunday #3 - Kelleigh Ratzlaff digi template
Paper: All of the Paper here is from Taylored Expressions: Easter Ingredients Kit - I absolutely adore this kit with all the papers, cardstock, DP, choice white cardstock, brads, flowers and ribbon - it is just yummy!
Ink: Martha brown - to brown the edges
Accessories: Martha snowflake punch, silver pen, corner rounder, magenta pen from Creative Memories and edging scissors, ribbon is from the Easter Key Ingredients kit, Calendar stand and Plastic Protectors

 I was always intimidated by the 12 x12 pages, so these pages for the challenge are all going to be 6x6. Well, I hope you can check it out and play along. This week, Jen is doing the first Scrappy giveaway (deadline for the project ends this Saturday at midnight) and Don't be afraid to get scrappy with it! You can check out all the details of the giveaway here and also check out all the amazing entries to the Paper Craft Planet Scrappy Sunday Album here

Hope you guys have been having a great week! Are you as excited for Friday as I am!?!!!!
Thank you for visiting my little corner :)
Ciao for now!
Sankari :)


Jen Tapler said...'re the best Sankari!! This page is GORGEOUS, as usual!! Thank you so much for playing again and for spreading the word!! YOU ROCK!!! lots of love!!

Smita said...

Love your page and the colors. And that calendar stand is simply awesome. Your page goes so well with the stand that maybe you should make it a permanent feature in your home :-)))))
You are awesome, Sankari!!! You really made my day by sharing this fab creation.


Anonymous said...

Once again I can only say WOW! It was a great idea to turn that photo b&w! Love that shine from snow.
And colours are just perfect!

Have a nice weekend!

Norine said...

love the LO and that calendar stand is awesome

The Mama Monkey said...

This is just beautiful~ I love the colors and how you made the pic in photoshop! What magical snow!

I know what you mean about your handwriting. I feel the same, but it adds that special touch to me. Maybe it is the CM in me, but I love seeing "real" handwriting!

Savitri said...

Oooh, love it!!!! Awesome awesome page. More more more!!! I love Jen's stuff too but have not had time... or motivation really to do anymore than what I'm doing now. Hopefully after I get all my preggo crampy stuff out of the way.

Donna Baker said...

this is precious! love the photo altering & your journaling

gale said...

Gorgeous layout! The colors and all the neat details came together perfectly. The pic looks great!

Heather said...

This layout is gorgeous! I love the colors on this layout! Great job!