Hello and Happy Friday, everyone! June 10th? How did that happen? Before you know it, it will be mid-June!
Anyway, this week we have another fabulous sketch by Beggahuna with lots of eye-catching negative space. Although I am the one who chose the sketch this time, when it came time to do my layout, I wasn't sure what photos I wanted to use that would work. I decided I wanted to scrapbook about my birthday this year .. which was fabulous .. but I didn't really have many photos of that day! So, I improvised and figured this would just be a trial run at the sketch ... because the photos were not that great. But in the end, I loved my page! (I can't seem to get a very focused shot of the page for you but so be it!) I made a companion page that has the same paper but merely has a couple of pockets to hold my birthday cards.
Don't you love the bright Hoopla papers from Glitz Designs? I bought mine from Floren at Generations Crafting knowing they would be great for someone's birthday! I trimmed the papers with the birthday cake so that I could lay the Zebra striped paper behind it and let it peek through. I also used my craft knife to cut around the cake so that I could snug my larger photo closer and replicate the sketch a bit better.
I used my Martha Stewart deep-edged Floral Vine punch on some black cardstock and placed it all the way across the page and beneath the bottom photo. The black flourish is a Fourish with a Bling from Ness Waller. Thank, Ness!
"Thankful" was cut with my Imagine using my Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons cartridge. I really need to explore that cart more .. it has some great fun stuff! I finished out my title with some Making Memories tiny alphas that say "to be me." I have such a great, loving family that I cherish every day!
Lastly, I added some Prima flowers from my stash, as well as some K and Company butterflies. They were the perfect finishing touch! Like I said, meager beginnings but I'm very happy that I captured a few memories from that day!
Now that the end of school has come and gone, I hope that you will have some time to play along and use the sketch this time. And a big thanks to ALL the visitors that we have had for the Blog Hop this week .. a huge success!