Monday, 16 June 2014

@ 7 (Lets Get Sketchy)

Hello, well today is the second third reveal for June over at Lets Get Sketchy, and at the beginning of the month I forgot to say that I've been designing her for a year now!  Its such an awesome group of talented ladies from around the world, and I'm so grateful to Brenshevia for taking a chance on me for my first ever Design Team!

Well this week we had a fantastic sketch by Laura Whitaker, and I decided it was time to scrap this lovely photo of Sam and I that my hubby took on Sam's 7th birthday, when we all went out to dinner. I used Crate Paper's Close Knit collection background patterned paper, the Boys Rule 6 x 6 paper pad, stickers and ephemera, Glitz Design washi tape, and Studio Calico and Basic Grey embellishments.

I'm not sure if I've said this before, but I find it really hard to find a boy collection I love, as I find overly themed collections hard to work with.  Boys Rule by Crate Paper is awesome, it has the typical vintage feel of Crate, but with modern imagery as well.  I just love the ephemera, and layered pieces behind my paper layers.

Being Sam's birthday, this layout is all about what he's into at age 7.  I was able to complete most of the journalling, but also asked him to provide answers.

I love this sticker and popped it up to make it a feature!

The "@" is from Studio Calico and works really well as part of the very simple title.

And here is the sketch:

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Be blessed
Melissa x


  1. what a sweet page and great way to remember what he is into at 7. LOVE LOVE how you used that boy line too. I always love a good boy line and wish there were more.

  2. Love this - an absolutely fabulous page... i also love the journalling idea will definitely be lifting this! Thanks for bringing my sketch to life and fo the inspiration!

  3. So amazing Melissa!! The layering behind your photo is awesome, and I love how you used the SC cork arrows to point to your journaling!!

  4. Melissa this is a GREAT layout, I like this collection too! Fun "boys" page!!

  5. Love the black ink on this page! It is so striking. I also really love that row of cork arrows...

  6. Wow what a great take on the sketch. Beautiful page :) I am with you. Boys papers are hard! Thank you for this inspiration.

  7. Love all the elements you used on the page, great layout!

  8. Loving the layering and the favorite list! Super cute page!

  9. This one is such a sweet layout, Melissa. XOXO