Aug 18, 2011

August Blog Hop

Welcome to August Blog Hop!  I am so happy to have you stop by my hummble little blog!  If you did not arrive to my blog from the uber talented Ashley's blog please return to Amanda's blog to follow the hop in order.

Similar to June's Blog Hop, this blog hop is center around a sketch provided by the uber talented Amanda!  Here's the sketch:


This was a great sketch but I did have to make some minor changes to it in order for it to work with the patterned papers I chose.  The original dimensions covered too much of my background paper and I really wanted to see the McDonald Lodge ledger more, so everything was shrunk down just a little to work with it. 


In Amanda's sketch, she had the title situated on a cardstock/patterned paper block but once again, I didn't want to cover up that much of the star paper, so I omited the block and adhered my title directly to the square block.  I also replaced the stitches on the sketch with birds and butterflies on my layout.


Now because I had shrunk quite a bit down, it meant I didn't have as much room at the bottom for all the borders so using a border punch, I punched the starred paper with a border punch and then added some twine to give it a layer look.


I know I made a couple of changes but that is the joy of sketches! you can copy them directly, modify them slightly to fit your needs, or use them as a creative springboard to come up with something completely different. If you are not a user of sketches I highly recommend giving them a try. They are a lot of fun and you will be surprise how inspiring they can be!

So how about a little giveaway?  Leave a comment and become a follower and you will be entered to win a fun scrappy prize!  I will randomly draw a name on Monday morning so be sure to check back to see if you have won!

Now for the next stop on your blog hop, please head on over to very funny and super talented Kathy!

If you'd like to be entered in the prize for the entire hop, after you've completed a layout based off the sketch, return to Amanda's blog to add your link!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon - Campfire Collection; Alphabet Stickers: Basic Grey - Letter Stickers and October Afternoon - Mini Market; Embellishments: October Afternoon - Campfire Cardstock Stickers, Eyelets, and Twine; Sketch: Amanda Sherman; Tools: EK Success Binding Edge Edger Punch and Cropodile.

30 comments:

Josie0602 said...

Another wonderful layout! I love using sketches..it helps me when I have a scrapping block!
Tracy
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okanogangirl said...

Fantastic job! I love the colors

Ashley Horton said...

Awesome layout Jennifer!! I love that notebook punch on the blue paper and the way you wrapped the twine through the eyelet is so cute!

Amanda Johnson said...

Love your layout! The papers are fabulous!

Shanon said...

Great take on the sketch!

Auntie Em said...

I love how you made the sketch your own! Your LO really makes your photos pop and works for you and that is what is important when the LO is done! :D
Great papers!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Stacia lyn said...

Happy to become a follower! love the layout....I'm going to try to get to it this weekend!

Scraprageous said...

Great layout - love the effect that the bakers twine near the bottom adds.

blsd2scrp said...

this is ny first blog hop and I love this blog! thanks!

Moongirl said...

I love what you did with the twine! Great papers too. I am a follower of your great blog.

Andrea said...

OOOh! I LOVE that you used the eyelets with the twine! great LO! Now a follower!

bfran55 said...

Great LO. Love your pp and the eyelets. I am now a follower.

Snips and Snails said...

Great layout! I'm now following your blog.

Derv said...

I love the simplicity of your LO!

csewy said...

Love your version of the sketch!! Great use of the twine/eyelets!!

photochic said...

I LOVE how you made the mat smaller to fit your need! :) So cute! I love that notebook edge punch and the twine!

Ladyofthelake318 said...

Love your layout Jennifer! Love the papers and the way you used them!

Steffanie said...

Love the changes you made, especially with the border at the bottom. Fabulous layout!

Steffanie said...

Forgot to say that I already follow you!

All about UNC! said...

Wonderful layout Jennifer. I love how you wanted to preserve the base paper. Thanks for showing that - one of the things I truly struggle with. I also loved the way you did the layered borders at the bottom.

I think I'm gonna skip the next blog...that lady is..... ;)

GrammaChurch said...

I can see why you wanted to show off the ledger paper - it's so cool! I love your little birds and butterflies too! Great job! I'm following!

DanaMK said...

Great LO! Love that you used eyelets!

Jackie said...

Nice take on Amanda's sketch...love the colours you used!

Caroleb said...

Loved your LO & I became a follower

Jolinda Hall said...

Very nice Jennifer, I really like the use of the eyelet, that's just such a nice touch, and the butterflies too.

suzeyq said...

I became a follower. Loved your interpretation of the sketch!

Traci said...

Love the layout.

Mandi said...

Great layout. I love your color choices. I am also following you.

Tulip Scrapper said...

Awesome job of adjusting the sketch to your pictures!

Megan D said...

Love the little touches. The butterflies, birds, and twine. So great!