So before moving some of the old sets out of my stash (so I can buy new ones, of course), I want to use up a few of these extra letters.
The title for this layout 'Playground' comes from the odd letters of 5 different sets. These are not all American Crafts Thickers. I use the name "Thickers" generically. Some of these are chipboard stickers from other companies. And the same idea could apply to stickers, too.
The grid page has 6 photos of my husband and his youngest daughter taking her children to the playground. I didn't remember until I got nearly done that this was actually July 4. I'm sure that is why she had her daughter dressed in a pretty red dress. Still I have a lot of red on the page and many other cheerful colors from Mon Ami by BasicGrey. One of the larger papers is from Carta Bella's Celebration collection which is a perfect match.
The photo of my husband with his granddaughter is a selfie. Didn't he do a good job? I thought for sure Amanda took it, but he did. He said the little one got a bit heavy but he doesn't look like he minds carrying her :-)
Here is the process video:
And the sketch. If you like the sketches, all of 2013 sketches are in one PDF here.
I mentioned in the last newsletter update that August would be the month of Thickers. I'm getting a bit of an early start. More videos will be coming along with ways to work through the extras in my Thicker stash. So if you have more Thickers or Stickers than you know what to do with, I hope you'll join in.