Monday, April 4, 2011

Stand Beside Me

Hello Monday! I am not the biggest fan of Monday's because it means that it's the start of a new work week. But with Monday comes another layout!! I am happy that I am able to be successful with this challenge...but it is only the fourth day of the month (and my third layout post since I am a day behind). Check back with me around the 20th to see if I am still successful with this self-imposed then it's entirely possible that I may have fallen behind. But for now I am optimistic!!

On to today's layout! This all started when I decided that I really wanted to use my Malted Milk ink pad by Jenny Bowlin for Ranger. I wasn't even sure what photo(s) I would use or the rest of the spupplies, I just new I wanted to use that ink pad!! And, as it would turn out, it would only make a small appearance on the completed page!! Oh well, but it gave me my start!!

I also knew that I wanted to use Shimelle's latest sketch!! Every Wednesday, Shimelle posts a new sketch on her blog. I have only just checked them out and checked out her picks from the previous week...but I've never played along. That is, until now!! I loved this sketch and I knew I wanted to create with it.

So I was set!! I had my sketch and my muse (the ink pad) off I went into my stash to find the perfect papers and embellishments...oh and the photo too!! I found myself drawn to Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934...which has a nice creamy base and a great vintage feel!! It went perfectly with the ink and the photo that I chose (from my sister-in-law's wedding two years ago).

There are actually only a few items on this layout that are not Cosmo Cricket!! The date lable stamp is from My Mind's Eye, the date stamp is from the office supply store, the doily directly above the photo (a closer look at the photo above) is a stamp set from Papertrey Ink...and in the center of that stamped doily you will see my Malted Milk ink!!! And the letter stickers are from Doodlebug.

Love this this collection of papers (how have I not used it yet) this photo (taken at the wedding as the new happy couple walked to the head table...I love the non-traditional wedding photos as much as traditional ones, so I took a bunch of both!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  1. Beautiful layout to match a great photo - well done.

  2. Gorgeous layout and a great photo

  3. Wow, you've been doing a lot of scrapbooking! (I just realized today that I've been neglecting my PP comrades' blogs!) This is a stunning mixture of papers and stamping! Awesome picture, too!

  4. Love, love, love this layout. It's really stunning. Just hopped over from Shimmelle's and think I will have to try this sketch.