PageMaps: September Sketches are Up!

This month for my PageMaps contribution I chose to work with the double-page sketch. I try to always use multiple photos on my single page layouts to make the most of the real estate in our scrapbook albums, but sometimes you just need MORE room to spread out and play!

Becky Fleck’s sketches are always so inspiring, well-designed, and FUN to use! Here is what I came up with this month!

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I used some woodgrain patterned paper for the base of my layout (American Crafts Haunted Hollows “Haunted Forest” paper) along with the NEW Carta Bella Paper Fall Break collection. I also brought in some dimensional sunflower stickers (Recollections) that I had in my stash accented with die cut branches using the GORGEOUS Chestnut Brown Linen Cardstock by Carta Bella Paper (my FAVORITE!).

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I used a tag punch to to create a base for the “I Love Autumn” chipboard piece. The branches were created using the Harvest Branches die set.

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I cut the sunflower seed packet image from the Journaling Cards Paper and the ledger card from the 4×6 Journaling Cards paper to anchor the chipboard truck and sunflower cluster in the bottom left corner of the layout. A few enamel dots and decorative brads accent the flowers and add depth to this part of the page.

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I tied some rust colored twill ribbon around the two stacked photos on the right page. At the bottom I placed a word sticker on foam squares to mimic the chipboard in other parts of the layout and then capped off the top and bottom of the photo block with zig zag punched border strips. (The cute floral paper I used here is called Scarecrow Stripe paper.)

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I used one of the Chipboard Phrases as a page title and anchored it with the wreath sticker from the Sticker Sheet and a pennant cut from the Journaling Cards paper. I use the WRMK Banner Punch Board to get a perfectly notched piece. More dimensional flower stickers, enamel dots and die cut branches round things out!

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This last little cluster on the right page features a cute tag from the Fall Break Ephemera Pack accented by the adorable blue pumpkin image from this collection.

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This page makes me excited to make another visit to the pumpkin patch this coming fall! What are your favorite fall traditions?

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See you again soon!

JanaBold

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August PageMaps

It’s time for another layout created with the awesome sketches at PageMaps.com. The August sketches are up! Check them out here!

THIRTEEN

My layout today features the Simple Stories Good Vibes collection. I used this collection with a black cardstock background last month, and loved it so much that I decided to give it another go!

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I cut the large heart and arrows from the 6×8 paper pad. I love using larger elements on a page! I feel like the larger size really adds a lot of impact!

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The numbers for the “13” title were created using a foam stamp set that has been hanging out in my stash for FOREVER! It’s a set by Martha Stewart and I LOVE it! It’s perfect for birthday pages!

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Here you can see more of the arrows at the bottom of the page. I love how they are adorned with flowers … Simple Stories always comes up with the CUTEST designs!

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I created a polaroid-style frame for the main photo using the We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board. This is my all-time favorite punch board that they have put out! I’m thinking of picking up a second one to have in hand, I love it that much!

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Stop by PageMaps to see what the other designers have created using the August sketches! I always feel so inspired after looking at their work!

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Have a great day!
JanaBold

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July 2018 PageMaps Sketches!

Happy July and Happy Sunday! It’s a new month … so you know what that mean! NEW sketches are up on the PageMaps site. YAY!!!

Becky Fleck’s sketches always get my creative juices flowing and are the perfect way to dig into my stash. Here are three pages I created with this month’s sketches so far.

YOU GO GIRL

I purchased several pieces from the Pebbles Girl Squad collection and hadn’t yet touched it. The funky vibe of these papers were perfect for these photos of my daughter and her brightly colored Crazy Hair Day hairstyle.

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I seem to almost always use blue or aqua on my pages … especially for the background. I love this Happy Day paper with its fun, scripty words.

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I mirrored the sketch for this page because of the direction my daughter was facing in the photos. This way, she is looking towards the title and journaling, directing your eye across the page.

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I seem to go through phases of typed journaling and handwritten journaling. Right now, I am doing a lot of handwritten journaling with sketchy journaling lines. I think this looks best with this paper line with it’s casual, fun feel. But if I’m using a more sophisticated paper line, I would probably go with typed journaling since my handwriting has more of a playful feeling about it.

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the phrase Thickers from this collection! Isn’t the script SCRUMPTIOUS?!!! I fussy cut the girls from the Hello Friends paper, as well as the “Smile” speech bubble to accent the title.

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The stickers for this collection are really fun, too! I couldn’t resist adding the guitar and the flower cluster. The white around the flowers was a bit too thick for my liking, so I quickly trimmed it down with my scissors and then added more flowers and leaves to fill it out.

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Sketch: PageMaps July 2018 by Becky Fleck
Cardstock: Black, White
Additional Girl Squad Papers: Go Girl, Hello Friends
Yellow Dome Stickers: Dollar Tree
Black Enamel Stars/Dots: Studio Calico

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ROUND 2: BRAVE

This next page uses the same sketch as above, but in the original format (without mirroring). I pulled lots of items from my stash for this one … some of them are REALLY old, but I still love them and they worked perfectly here!

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See those chipboard pieces? Those are from the Echo Park Happy Days collection. Not sure of the year, but I love the layered chipboard! I think BoBunny does layered chipboard pieces like that still, but it would be fun to see a few more companies revisit layered chipboard again.

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The roses here are also from the Echo Park Paper Happy Days collection. I also added in a few black chipboard word stickers by Me and My Big Ideas. I splattered a bit of Heidi Swapp Black Velvet Color Shine to punch up the black a bit more.

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I called this page “Round 2: Brave” because this was the SECOND time my daughter has had her ears pierced. She wasn’t very good at taking care of them the first time around, letting them grow back in. She begged and begged to have them pierced again, which was fine with me, as long as she used her own money to pay for it this time, and also promised to take care of them.

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Again, I used an aqua blue background for this page. The papers on this page are from the darling PhotoPlay Paper For the Love of Summer collection. The rainbow paper is called Flip Out, and the dot paper is called So Chill.

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Sketch: PageMaps July 2018 by Becky Fleck
Cardstock: White, Lemon, Blue
Aqua Solid Paper: Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas Winter Green/Icicle Blue
Green Solid Paper: My Mind’s Eye
Chipboard Accents: Echo Park Paper Happy Days Collection
Black Chipboard Words: Me and My Big Ideas
Black Chipboard Phrases: Freckled Fawn
“Brave” Chipboard Word: Crate Paper
Black Letter Stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studios
Wood Buttons: Jillibean Soup
Heart Border Piece: Elle’s Studio
Scroll Dies: Becky Higgins Project Life
Scallop Eyelet Border Punch: Fiskars
Large Scallop Border Punch: EK Success
Blue Gem, Black Twine
Sewing Machine/Black Thread
Linear Embossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts

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SWEET GIRL

While I had the sketches and Girl Squad collection out on my desk, I decided to create another page. This time with a selfie shot my daughter took on my phone on our way to church one day.

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I’m a bit shocked at myself … I didn’t use an aqua blue background on this page!!! Infact, I did a fun and funky combination of the patterns I had left. I like it, but can’t decide if it’s a bit TOO funky for my taste. Haha!

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In place of the three square photos to the left of the main photo in the sketch, I used three square accents cut from the Hello Friends paper. The circle above with the Title is cut from white vellum paper.

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I found these adorable metal enamel-filled hearts in my stash that I purchased from Freckled Fawn several years ago. They were the perfect dimensional detail for this page.

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I clustered the Cardstock stickers together in several places, adding in a few dimensional stickers from my stash that I got from HSN.com once upon a time. The yellow glittery dots in the center of the flowers are stickers I picked up at the Dollar Tree several years ago … I never thought to use them as flower centers, but I will more often, now that it crossed my mind creating this page!

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Again, I used my handwriting on this page and added a Teresa Collins Black label sticker at the bottom with the date.

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SUPPLIES:

Sketch: Pagemaps July 2018 by Becky Fleck
Cardstock: Black, White, Dark Yellow, Vellum
Additional Pebbles Girl Squad Papers: Go Girl, Hello Friends
Blue Diamond with Flowers Paper Scrap: Echo Park Paper Country Drive Daisy Field Paper
Yellow Striped Paper Scrap: Simple Stories Life Documented Thinking Out Loud Paper
Yellow Dome Stickers: Dollar Tree
Dimensional Stickers: HSN
Metal Enamel Hearts: Freckled Fawn
Label Sticker: Teresa Collins Designs

Thanks so much for coming by today! I hope you are having a great summer!

JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Smile

I’m back with another page using the Simple Stories Hello Summer collection and a June 2018 sketch by PageMaps!

SMILE

These snapshots are from our trip to Hawaii a couple of years ago. We were just standing on this path waiting for a tour guide … and as I looked at my family, I just felt so grateful to be there in that beautiful place, with these beautiful people. Definitely a reason to “Smile,” don’t you think?! Life is so good!

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I anchored the “Smile” sticker on a speech bubble die cut (created from a metal die I have in my stash) to give it a bit more presence as my title. Next, I surrounded the title with a few more stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet. The sun cloud, leaves, and flower are all from this sheet. That cute little lime slice is from the chipboard sheet.

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I used a stamp from my stash to create the journaling block and then decorated the left side with a chipboard cactus and more stickers.

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At the bottom of the page, I used the chipboard banner as a resting place for the “Relax” die cut and other elements. I stamped my date here with a Heidi Swapp date stamp and then added a bit of Heidi Swapp Black Velvet Color Shine to break up the linear feel of this page. (I’m always soooo nervous to add that final step of ink splatters … thankfully, I felt good about how they fell on the page this time! Whew! :D)

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I think that pineapple “Peace, Love, & Pineapples” paper is just so cute here and really makes this page shine!

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Cardstock: Black, White, Yellow, Lime Green
Speech Bubble Die
Journaling Lines Stamp: Hampton Art
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Trimmer/Scissors

JanaBold

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