And working on scrapbook layouts IS NOT like riding a bike. A bike really doesn't change much over the years...not so much for scrapbooking. Project Life Like has been such a fun thing to start, so I decided why not try a 12x12 layout or two (and because I DO vendor at scrapbook retreats I had better appear legit!).
Since the scrapbook world has come so far since Mrs. Grossman's stickers and circle cut photographs, I decided I needed a sketch to help me out. What better place to find one than my favorite kit club, The Paper Bakery (http://www.paperbakerykits.com/)? They are hosting a sketch challenge which can be found here: http://www.paperbakerykits.com/2013/07/sketch-challenge-9/ until August 9th. Here is a picture of the sketch I used:
Granted, I am a member of their fabulous Capture 365 kit club, but I did order an an add-on recently that included more things for actual scrapbook layouts (it was the June Scrapbook kit, Bayside High...loved it!). Hopefully you can see some of the items I used from the kit on my layout in all the goodies shown below.
I am new to using kits so I included a lot of other things (I really need to work on getting better at using these kits and have since dedicated my LIFE :) to watching You Tube videos with the hopes of doing just that...mercytiara--I heart her!). I think I am supposed to keep a list or something of all the things I used, but since I am sooooo super new to this whole idea of a kit, I am feigning ignorance and will pull my blonde card if need be. I have never done a challenge before either; look at me getting my feet all kinds of wet! I hope I did Sarah and the rest of the girls at The Paper Bakery justice. The good in it all is that I had a blast doing the layout. I loved getting my hands dirty with something other than altered items and "example" items of the classes I teach at the LSS.
Yeah, I am totally rambling so that I prolong the inevitable...showing my layout. I haven't exactly built up my confidence yet so this feels somewhat like looking in the mirror while wearing a bikini that is 4 sizes too small after eating a huge pizza lunch complete with beer and dessert on a day when my body parts haven't seen the sun in months. You know, one of those moments in which you wish your contacts would fail or that the department store would somehow lose electricity. Okay, okay....be gentle (and squint...squinting helps!).