What a strange day! The rain has been coming down since I opened my eyes. We've been to an appointment and the grocery store first thing, only to return to do some laundry and clean up to prepare for a camping trip we are taking, leaving tomorrow returning on Saturday. It's the last blast of the summer for the kids, as they start school next Tuesday. Patryk has been really crabby today...his new thing is to spit in my face when I am disciplining him. It is quite disgusting and annoying! Woke hubby up this afternoon (he's a 3rd shifter) and was surprised to find out he's trading my van for an Expedition! Super psyched, but surprised as I knew he was looking but didn't know he had found one! It's a flat out trade, so we'll owe nothing. More importantly, we'll have room for all of our camping gear and family this weekend! Can't wait to put it to the test :)
I did get up into the craft room today, and played with a Liz Qualman sketch. One of her amazing sketches is the sketch of the month at Colorful Creations, and I liked the design. It is hard nowadays to find multiple picture sketches! Everyone seems to enjoy showcasing a single photo on a page, but realistically, I take so many pictures of one event/moment, I always have a bunch I want to include. This was one of those times, the only problem was I'd had the pics printed out for a week so I didn't want to waste more ink. I had to change up the sketch a bit, mainly the picture placement. I also didn't make it a fancy shape (as I am not a good free hand drawer, and cannot buy any shaped paper as I am in a no-spend challenge this month at Colorful Creations. I love this sketch still, and hope it shows you that you really can make a sketch your own. It is more the layout itself here that is similar. A lot of people seem to have trouble following a sketch, thinking they have to make it exactly the same. Not so!
Here's Liz's sketch:
...and here's my take:
All paper: My Mind's Eye Complete Boy paper stack. Train embellie/"boy" title word/bracket: K&Co. MM metal ribbon slide with strip of MME paper. The circle is cut from the K&Co. sticker pack containing the train and word, I liked the notebook paper look of it, not to mention it is like chipboard as it is thick cardboard.