Wednesday, January 12

Layout for Practical Scrappers January Sketch

Nature- I just love doing outdoorsy layouts- and this is one that I really had a fun time doing this past weekend. The pictures are repeats -cause I do 4 books for my kids,, but the layouts are all different. This is a picture taken at our favorite spot in Marquette, Michigan that we visit at least once a year- a Family Tradition. This old fallen down tree trunk has been here for over 20 years and every time we go I have the kids sit on it and we take a few pictures. The tree seemed really big to them years ago, when they had to climb up to sit on it, and now they just step over it.
 Materials used for this page: Tan parchment paper by Paper Company, sprayed with Tattered Angels in 6 different glimmer mists, leave stamps called Summer Leaves with several different colors of inks,chipboard for the tree trunk and used chalks to color it, brown cardstock for mats on photos, twine for tree and corners of pictures, EK Success dimensional alpha stickers with glitter paints in copper and blue for title "Nature", and machine stitched around the edge of layout with a mustard color thread
This is for the sketch over at Practical Scrappers this month- and I will be also entering it at Frosted Designs to do a layout/project with three of more pictures/stamps this week.  This page took me some time to plan out plus I made the tree trunk out of chipboard and alot of spraying of different colored glimmer mists to certain areas of the layout.


  1. At first glance I thought this layout was on piece of designer paper. You did an amazing job on the background!

  2. Love your technique for the tree and the wonderful green background! A great layout!

  3. I love that you documented this tradition and incorporated the tree in your layout! Fantastic!

  4. Wow! i love the way you created your own background for the photos! What a great annual picture to take! Your stamped leaves are beautiful!
    barb :)

  5. Just found your blog from a link on Sue's blog. I really enjoyed scrolling through all your recent layouts, they are great. I really like that you made the tree trunk on this layout, it's perfect!