Friday, August 19, 2011

~ At the Saint Francis Cathedral ~ Original SOUS sketch

Yay, it's Friday and I couldn't be more glad! Looking forward to a weekend of family time and some scrapping mixed in. And  .. it's reveal day again at Stuck on U Sketches. This week we have another original sketch by co-leader Leah Schaeffer.  It's a fabulous sketch, too! You're going to have to give it a try!~

Now, I will admit to having a bit of trouble with my page .. once again from my being hard-headed about what had to stay and what had to go. LOL But all in all, it looks pretty nice IRL. I think my photos are a bit too linear for me. I kept wanting to tilt things and probably should have .. but I really like the lines of the sketch, so stayed true to that.

The photos are from a recent trip to Santa Fe. The hubby and I tried to see all the sights we could as well as do lots of shopping and downing some great cuisine! The Saint Francis Cathedral was one of our many stops and we took photos there by the statue of the blessed Kateri,  the first North American Indian to be beatified.  We loved all the fascinating architecture in Santa Fe.  And I was ecstatic to find some gorgeous turqoiuse and silver jewelry that made its way home with me.
But back to the layout, right?  While trying to find some perfect papers amongst my stash, I remembered my Basic Grey Curio papers and thought these were a good choice to accent with turqoise ribbon, flowers and pearls. Lots of Prima on here .. the large one being from the Prima Regent collection, cavendish.

The was a wrought iron fence near where these photos were taken, so my MS garden gate punch was perfect for this page. For the same reason, I dressed  a Dusty Attic piece to complement one of the photos. Then I had a bit of fun with my Glitz tiny alphas

I hope that you will visit Stuck on U Sketches and see what the other designers have done, as well as take on the challenge and upload your own creation!

Thanks for coming by! Hope you have a great weekend! See you again tomorrow if you have time ... I have a little announcement and another page for ya!


  1. Hey Sandi what a beautiful layout.Love the punch work and all those amazing flowers!

  2. fabulous work Sandi, love that MS punches paper and those flowers are gorgeous.

  3. wow this is just gorgeous Sandi, love the punching too...beautiful colors and photo :)

  4. Very pretty Sandi and its nice to see you in a layout!!! Such soft colors and that ribbon really makes the page pop. Beautiful flowers and love that MS punch....might have to get that one.
    Have a great day
    Sandy Davis

  5. So pretty the colors!

  6. Oh man Sandi!
    This is SO awesome...this is one of my FAVs!
    I know that the colors are really excellent together but so are the details too.
    I just really loved this the second I saw it. All the choses were perfect for this, punches, papers, colors!!!!

    Oh and thanks for commenting on my blog, I worked all day and after all day of working couldnt get the blog background that I designed up. argh!

  7. Sandi, your layout is lovely!!! See, that's why I think I'm intimidated to do layouts or scrapbooking because if you always make such beautiful layouts, how would I even begin to know what looks too linear, what needs to be tilted, lines of sketch...??? I think for the time being I'll just enjoy admiring and being inspired by yours!


  8. Sandi, this is such a beatiful layout. Lovr it!

  9. Stay straight girlfriend, do not tilt your photos!!! lol. love your layout and the subject matter is wonderful.

  10. Beautiful layout Sandi!!! Love the pop of turquoise!!! Have a great weekend!

  11. Wow Sandi... I luv those colors and you know I'm sucker for prima flowers.. Amazing take on leahs sketch and I'm glad I'm not the only one that took it and made it my own (wink, wink) :)

  12. Beautiful as always Sandi....
    Love the colors
    Hugs Wanda

  13. WOW - this is a beautiful layout Sandi, love the pop of turquoise amongst the muted tones... The MS punch work is awesome and the Prima flowers are just perfect for the page. The DA piece is just the perfect finishing touch... Hugs x

  14. Beautiful, Sandi!! Love, Love the colors and the turquoise flowers are just the right pop of color!! I too, love the photo of you!! So glad you all had a wonderful time there in Santa Fe!! Sounds like you are keeping very busy ~ which is a good thing!! :o) Hugs!!!