Friday, June 8, 2012

Berry Sweet Girl

I am back with my newest layout.  I scrapped both layouts for challenges at Creatingkeepsakes, love the challenges, inspiration, and talented ladies at CK.  

I scrapped the left page for Ashley Horton's May Sketch It Out challenge.  The twist for the month of May was to hand stitch on the layout.  It is hard to believe that these photos are almost two years old....time sure goes fast!  I made my own strawberry pattern and cut each strawberry by hand after running red cardstock through my Cuttlebug, love how they turned out!  I hand stitched with red floss the two X's on the title and on the white cardstock to highlight the red in the strawberries.  

I'm sure that some of you know that I scrap mostly two page layouts.  Therefor, when I scrap a single layout, the layout that will be opposite, needs to match!  I know, it's strange, but I can't help it!  Must be a right brain/left brain kind of thing!   

The right page was scrapped for Ashley's June Sketch It Out challenge, very excited that I  finished it early this month!  The twist was to use a solid background.  I choose to use a light green cardstock, misting it lightly.  The title is chipboard from a Basic Grey Olivia Collection that I had had for a couple of years, saving it for just the right layout.  I covered the chipboard with Nana's Nursery/DCWV since the colors didn't match my paper.  I decided to add flags for another challenge at CK.....Erika's May/June Issue Challenge #4 to add flags to a card or layout.  I also made my pink flower by punching a border, cutting it apart, and then gluing it onto a 1 inch circle.  

Funny thing, as I was uploading these yesterday to the challenges at CK, I realized that the colors were perfect for the June Color challenge.  I did it again, covered more than one challenge with my layouts!  I wonder if they give out prizes for the Most Challenges scrapped in a single layout.  

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.   We are expecting company this weekend, our darling granddaughter and her mommy & daddy are coming to visit.  They just celebrated their 3rd Anniversary on Wednesday.  Very anxious to see them again.


  1. Wow Carolyn, you'd never know this wasn't a 2 pager. They coordinate perfectly! The strawberries are so cute :)

  2. So sweet Carolyn! I love how you used the June sketch and then made it into a double pager! There is so much cute stuff (especially those photos) going on here! I love the banner and the cute little flags!

  3. Oh, this is just too cute!!! Adorable photos, banner, and I love the little berries!

  4. This is adorable- I LOVE all the sweet photos- tough colors to scrap, but you've done a great job!!