Sunday, April 19, 2015

C is for Christmas...in April?



So I have been pretty busy lately and I prefer to scrap in chronological order (with the occasional exception) so my most recent layout is Christmas 2013!

Despite being busy, I decided to participate in a great sketch challenge from Sketches in Thyme! They have new sketches each week, how awesome is that? The first two weeks flew by so I decided to use both of those sketches on a double page layout...
 
April Week 1 Challenge
April Week 2 Challenge














 
So here is my take on the first sketch ^^^^
 
and this is the second....
 


It was so much fun making this layout! My whole family had a great time remembering what a fun trip to Sea World this was. Taking the picture in the giant snow globe was so much fun, and about as close as we get to snow in Texas!

I wish the pictures were better, I prefer to take pics in natural light, but all we have had lately are dark and gloomy days!

Here are a few close ups :)




I used the sew easy tool along with a pretty sparkely green thread for the extra detail. My son especially loves it when I make Sesame Street characters with the Cricut. He giggled for 5 minutes straight when I told him the title of the page was "C is for Christmas!" Then he asked me for a cookie :)

Hope y'all enjoyed my layout, have a scrap'n good time...and play along with Sketches in Thyme!

22 comments:

  1. I love your Christmas layouts and yes, the sew easy tool comes in handy for adding a homey touch to layouts. Need to bring mine out more! Thank you for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme!

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    1. Thank you! I have been using it nonstop since I got it for Christmas this year, I love it! I don't have a sewing machine so it is an awesome tool to have!

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  2. Very cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme.

    xoxo,
    Monique Fox

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  3. Both gorgeous pages - I love black backgrounds but they can be so difficult to do well! You have really nailed these, thnks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme

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    1. Black backgrounds are difficult, this is my first, it was a challenge! Thank you so much for your response :)

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  4. awesome holiday layouts. super cute. Thanks for sharing with us at
    Sketches in Thyme.

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  5. Great pages!!! I love your picture! Thank you for playing with us @sketches In Thyme!

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  6. Some fab ideas Ali, I love the idea of using one layout for a double spread (I have done this with May's sketch)
    Thank you for join us at Sketches in Thyme ~ Helen x

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    1. Thanks Helen, I'm glad you have done that as well!

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  7. Love both of the holiday layouts!! The photos are so cute! Thanks for joining in this month at Sketches in Thyme!!

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  8. Great job on the layouts! :) Thanks for playing along with Sketches In Thyme! :)

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  9. Very nice pages and great job with the sketches! Thank you for playing along with us at Sketches In Thyme!

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  10. Oh wow you found us twice with two sketches. :) Love both of them!! I'm such a fan of black backgrounds. You did great! Also envious of your chronological scrapper mind frame. I am all over the place. LOL. I'll get there. Some day. When I'm 90. Thanks so much for joining us at Sketches in Thyme.

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  11. Love that you combined them to make a double! Thank you for sharing with us at Sketches In Thyme!

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  12. Great job on both! Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme!

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  13. Beautiful, happy layouts: my favorite is the first one: with the photo in the ball. So cool!
    Hugs. Eli (Sketches in Thyme)

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