Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Loving Life!

Hello there friends. ;) Today I have a LAYOUT to share with you! It's been such a long time since I was able to sit down and create one and it felt soooooo good. This is the first layout of many to come from the work trip my hubby and I took to the Bahamas back in April. I'm SO happy to finally have some of those pictures scrapped!! We took over 400 between the two of us so I've got a ways to go, lol...

Supplies: BoBunny Paper - Paradise; Colorbox Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Scattered Straw; Ali Edwards Stamp Set - Loving Words; Fiskars Triangle Punch; Tim Holtz Edge Distresser
*Inspired by this sketch on the BoBunny blog

BoBunny is having a sketch challenge right now and when I saw it, the ideas started flowing. Now, if you look at the sketch and then look at my page, it may seem really different. I think that taking sketches too literally has been a big part of my problem lately though. I'm a sketch girl through and through. It's tough for me to sit down with nothing in front of me and create, so I always look through my favorite sketches first to see if something comes to me. Once I start creating with one, I always feel like I have to try and make my page look just like the sketch. I realize now that it's just not that way though. Sketches are meant to be a help...a starting point to get the creativity flowing...and I can use them however I want to. There are NO rules!! So, with this one, I looked at the general shape of things and where a few things were placed and just went with it. And guess what? It worked brilliantly! I adore my page and had alot of fun making it. Since I think those things are more important than anything else, I'm one happy chick...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. ;) I'll be back tomorrow morning with a new TPV challenge to share along with my project, which is another layout, yay!