Friday, March 5, 2010

JUGS 23 - Sketch with a Sponsor


This week Dana is the host for JUGS. She has an awesome sketch to share and a great sponsor, Dawn with W Plus 9 Design Studio. The set I chose to use today is called Funky Foliage. Be sure to stop by Dawn's blog and head to her store to see her great stamps! There is a chance to win 2 of her stamp sets for free....so hop over to JUGS to see how! You can check out all the other gals links too on my side bar and don't forget to stop and see our guest designer, Stephanie Kraft.
Today I have one of my very first scrapbook pages for Baby Kale. I'm so excited to get started on his book. I made a trip last weekend to a town about 45 minutes away from here to shop at their scrapbook store. This place is in a very, very small town that doesn't have much of anything, but they do have a great scrapbook store! I remember going there once about 5 1/2 years ago when I was pregnant with Ethan. I thought the place had closed, but it hadn't and they have such a great selection of paper. We headed that direction to see my brother-in-law and his fiance, but made plans to stop here along the way. I'm so glad that I did. This lady inspired me to get back into my scrapbooking. See I haven't done a whole lot really since Ethan got sick. I used to do a ton, but that really slowed me down, but she was talking about how theraputic scrapbooking can be and I have to agree. So.....I think I'm back, into scrapbooking that is.
Can you see the background paper that I made with the Funky Foliage oval. I love it. It went perfectly with my new paper that I got from the scrapbook store. It is a paisley and I just love any kind of paisley print. I used the dashed circles for my title letters. It just adds a little something to my page. I just love how this turned out and I think I have myself all ready to really get back into this hobby that I have loved for so long. I can look and look at my scrapbooks and never get tired of them. I have a ton finished from when Ethan was little and I'm so glad that I have them now.
Thanks for stopping by. I'm hoping to be back with more pages......I think I have enough pictures to last me a lifetime of scrapbooking!

10 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Alicia, I like how you used this week's sketch as a sketch for a LO. Your page is darling & so is your precious little one :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is a wonderful layout, Alicia! The colors are so fresh and perfect for your darling baby boy!! I agree that scrapbooking can be so therapeutic, plus it's another memory preserved!!

Lisa Kind said...

Awww....this little guy is just so adorable, as are all you children! Glad you are back into the scrapbooking...I wish I could do the same! You used that stamp set so nicely in this page! Great job with the challenge!

Stampin' Pam said...

Fabulous Alicia - love the papers and the colors and of course the pic of adorable baby Kale :-)

Tracey Cuccia said...

WOW Alicia! I love this page...fantastic how you incorporated the sketch into the layout! And perfect subject matter too :). Marvelous!!

Kristin Bueter said...

LOL...I for one, KNOW you have enough pictures for a lifetime of scrapbooking! I'm glad to hear you are getting back into it, not just to capture your sweeties, but for the therapeutic value also.

Kale is just too much! I cannot wait to meet that little one!! I am in LOVE with his big smile...and can almost hear the little belly-laugh just by looking at the pictures :] Your page turned out awesome, and I LOVE the paisley paper you found! You are so right about the Funky Foliage dotted line stamps making a perfect background paper and outline for your letters. Love how you used them! Isn't that set awesome? SOOOO versatile...I can't wait to use it again :]

I also adore how you added the sentiment flag that so perfectly describes the photo of Kale. Great idea doing a layout with Dana's awesome sketch!

TTYS, girly.

Maria Levine said...

Just love seeing the scrapbook pages. I need to go back to that a bit! Fabulous job taking the sketch and turning it into a page layout!

Dana Gustafson said...

This came out wonderfully! I love how you translated the sketch to a full page layout! Your little boy is A-dorable...but then you already knew that right?

Sharon said...

Such a cute layout for darling little boy, Kale. I know he must bring you such joy.

Elise said...

Way to get back into the scrappin' game, Alicia! LOVE, love, love how you incorporated Dana's sketch into this terrific page! Excellent use of Dawn's fabulous designs and your wonderful talent and love for your sweet babies! Yee Haw