Thursday, January 23, 2014

My Creative Time-Sketch Challenge

Good morning! Today we are having a sketch challenge over at My Creative Time

So here is what I came up with based on the sketch. I took certain elements from it and changed them up a bit. Which really helped me come up with this whimsical layout. 

I am so behind on my scrapbook layouts!! Though for some reason I have been having a urge to scrap these particular photos from when my hubby surprised us with his R&R right before my son's third birthday. It was so nice to have him home for a bit after he had already been gone almost 9 months. R&R's are so wonderful but never long enough.

I used Recollections: Kraft card stock for the base and added white gel pen stitching. Next, I created the backgrounds with Recollections: Pink Linen and DCWV: Chevron/Notebook papers.

Then I used a mass amount of My Creative Time Products to add character to the layout. I loved how they all flowed together so wonderfully! 

Just in case you are wondering, I left the journal card blank to take a picture and then filled it in after the fact. At times, my journaling is very personal and so I just decided not to share it at this time. 

Below in the product list you can click on each MCT product used and it will take you directly to each item in the shop.

Products used:


MCT: 4x4 Journal & More Die (banner and tiny hearts)

Other products used
DCVW: Sunday Afternoon Pattern Papers
Recollections: Kraft and Pink Linen Papers
White Gelly Roll Pen
Memento: Rose Bud Ink
Memento: Tuxedo Black
Colorbox: Light Blue Ink
American Crafts: Dark Pink and White Twine

Thank you so much for stopping by!!  Please head on over to the My Creative Time Blog to see the rest of the DT's creations for more inspiration!! Also, there you will find all the information on the current challenge. 

I am so looking forward to seeing all your projects and how you interpret this sketch!! 


ALSO, DON'T FORGET that there is still a sale going on for the MCT 29th Release!  Use the code:  NEWYEAR2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! Sale applies to "IN-STOCK" ITEMS ONLY! Sale ends on Jan 24th @ midnight PST! So head on over to the My Creative Time Shoppeto get your items before the sale runs out!! 


  1. Your LO is awesome and so love your story and pics. You did a great job on your take of the sketch and so adore how you used all of Miss Emma's goodies. You are sure one talented scrapper and your talent did shine here. What a sweet, loving family you have. Thanks to your hubby for what he is doing for our country.

  2. GREAT layout Emily, Have a nice day!!!

  3. What a great take on this layout! Every element is just perfect! I think my favorite is the little airplane - the way you layered it and then the sentiment on top! Too cute!!!

  4. What a fabulous layout!! I love all the fun little details that you added! Fabulous pictures as well :)

  5. Great LO ~ love all the little details you added!

  6. your layout is fun and fabulous, but love the story better! what a wonderful surprise!

  7. How great you had these pictures to add to a layout. For these you had to remember to have someone else take them. I like how well everything goes together and embellishes your layout. The little plane is too cute. Great job!
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  8. I can see the love jumping right off of the page. I love how you incorporated each element on the page. This is such a sweet layout.

  9. Oh Emily ~ I LOVE this layout! The colors, the details and just seeing true LOVE! I bet R&R is never long enough! I am always at a loss of words when so many sacrifice for our freedom ~ ALL of you! Thank You! BEAUTIFULLY done!