Welcome to the Sketch It To Me blog hop! If you've been hopping along, you have seen some fantastic layouts and projects. You've likely arrived from Melissa's blog but if you haven't, you can go to Amanda's blog to start off at the beginning: http://www.lovejoypaper.com/.
We all started off with a sketch and were asked to make one layout and one other project based off of it. Here is the sketch:
And here is my layout based off of it:
I stayed pretty true to the sketch. The only things I did differently were to add the journalling spot, the raffia as a photo wrap and ric rac over the border strips.
I used Mindy Terasawa's "Howdy Cowboy" kit (from Designer Digitals) for this layout. I love it - it's such a fun kit to work with. My DD used to take horse riding lessons (she started when she turned 3 and rode for a year) so I wanted to get a page done about that experience for her.
The second project I did was to make a card. I find cards very difficult to make and I spend more time making a card than I do a layout, if you can believe it! I find that I fuss so much more with a card and it just doesn't come naturally to me. But, I'm glad I did one as I'm hoping that the more I do, the easier it will get (fingers crossed, at least). And here's my card:
I changed up the sketch for my card. I left out the circles on the right-hand side and I made six small blocks instead of three small ones and a big one. I put the sentiment on a title block and added in a flower there. I used scraps of paper for all of it and I decided to do some stamping. I have some baby stamps so I stamped the images on to cardstock and then cut them out. Then I adhered them with foam onto the blocks. I used the stamped buttons as the circle cluster at the top.
And that's it for my projects! I hope you enjoyed your stop here. Make sure to leave a comment to be entered for Amanda's giveaway. Your next stop is at Jennifer's blog: http://scrapdrawer.blogspot.com/. I'm sure she has some great projects in store for you! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Hopping!