Sunday, January 9, 2011

Scrapping with January PageMaps sketches...

We had a snow day on Friday. (Yay!) I took some time to scrap and worked in some more time over the weekend, too. I challenged myself to use all of the January PageMaps sketches. I was able to scrap with all TEN sketches, too!

(I'm sharing my layouts in the order they are listed on the PageMaps PDF.)

For the first sketch, I adjusted the sketch from a 2-page 8-1/2"x11" to a 2-page 12x12. I used the new Crate Paper "Snow Day" line.
The photos are from last winter.
I turned the sketch for "Cast of Characters" clockwise. Instead of using flowers like the sketch suggested, I used spiders.
For this layout, I used the October add-on from Polka Dot Whimsy. LOVED the handmade "flower" from the kit made out of a striped napkin. It came flat, but was easy to "poof up." Michelle does a great job selecting embellishments for her kits!
I made adjustments on my third layout to accomodate more photos. I also had to change the journaling position. Used the October PDW add-on kit for this one, too.
"Prepare to Scare" is actually based on a single-page layout. I loved the squares on it and it made it easy to stretch into a 2-pager and adjust for photo count and sizes. I used the October PDW add-on for this layout, too. I just had to pull black cardstock from my stash. I also added the green Jillibean Soup alphabet.
"Passed Out" is based on an 8-1/2"x11" sketch. I made it 12x12. This is another good use of the October PDW add-on.

Here's a layout I kept pretty true to the sketch! I just turned this one clockwise.
Loved the "googly" eyes that came in the kit. I thought they were a fun addition to the center of my "O"s.
I switched into Boy Scout mode for the next sketch. It was for an 11"x8-1/2" layout, but I made it 12x12 and added some photos. I used supplies from Scrappin' Sports Stuff to complete this one.
Back to Halloween..."I love a Hayride" is based on a single page sketch that my friend Mel actually designed with for the PageMaps newsletter this month. I had too many photos for it, so I stretched it into a 2-pager. (Surprised?) Everything on this one was from the PDW October add-on except for the 2 sheets of black cardstock from my stash.
I did another Scout layout for Scrappin' Sports Stuff. I kept to the sketch on this one and only adjusted for the photo size. I left off the butterflies. The focus on this one is the journaling.
The last sketch not only finished off the scraps from the October PDW add-on, but it also wrapped up Kevin's pile of Halloween 2010 photos. There is more snow in our forecast for the coming week. If we have another snow day, I just might turn it into another scrap day.
Have a great week!


Melanie said...

Can I have a snow day? :)

You always amaze me with how much you can create! Great job using all of the PageMaps. That is a great challenge.

Melanie said...

Wow Amy! I don't know how you create such wonderful pages so quickly!!!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Love the Crate Snow Days layout!! So cute!!

Becky Fleck said...

Amy, what a great set of layouts! Thanks for sharing. :)


Lynette said...

Oh Amy...they are great! I now know I need one of two things...either a "snowday" which is highly unlikely in sunny South Africa...or to just sit and watch you are such an inspiration.