Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stretch the Sketch - Go to Visit layout

This month's Stretch the Sketch challenge at Two Peas uses a two page sketch.  I kept to the sketch with the size and arrangement of photos.   I changed what were little tags to circles and inserted part of my title between them.  Just as instructor Jen Gallacher did I added some more to the first page.  In my case, it is where the journaling is placed.  To balance the layout, I added some strips of vertical paper on the far right.

This is the rest of my visit to my friend Karen's house a few weeks ago.  Some of the circle embellishments have special meaning.  I crocheted the flowers because we talked about crocheting and Karen showed me some of her lovely projects.  We visited an antique store so I used some antique looking papers.  There is a place setting icon to remind me of the great food at their house.  Also I use maps and map themed letter stickers to remind me of traveling around the city.  I wish I could be more random with my embellishments but I tend to want to tie them to the subject matter some how.

My favorite is the quote under the photo of roses.  It is off some October Afternoon paper and just happened to be the main quote in a tiny strip of paper I had left.  "God gave us memories that we might have roses in December."

I have wonderful memories of my visit.  I'm grateful for the scrapbooking hobby and all the things I learn from my fellow bloggers that help preserve those memories.

Have a great weekend!

Ingredients:  Cardstock:  Brocade Blue by Stampin' Up!
Stamp:  Ledger by Hero Arts
Ink:  Basic Grey by SU!
Build-a-brad:  Pewter by SU!
Stick pins by Tim Holtz


  1. Lovely layouts. I only do 2 pages...when I do them ;)
    Love that your embellishments are so personal.

  2. Love your photo groupings and circle embellishments! Lovely 2-pager.

  3. These are beautiful. I love the flowers with buttons. Very pretty! I am following you now so I can visit you.

    Have a great day!
    I've started a new blog, This Art That Heals, I'd love for you to visit with me.

  4. Your pages are always so wonderful, Lisa! Love your embellishment groupings.


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