Monday, July 30, 2012

Priceless, and some exciting news!


On our recent trip overseas we experienced a 24 hour delay. United airlines apparently couldn't find any hotels in the whole of LA to put us up and all 300+ passengers had to sleep on the floor of the departure lounge. Despite everything my 7 and 3 year olds had an absolute ball! It was all part of the big adventure for them! - and their dad seemed to be having just as much fun as they were :)
I loved the sketch at 'Sketches with a Twist' this month and the 'twist' was doodling (which I almost always include on my pages anyway!). I was going to use a plain cardstock background until I saw this stripy paper in my 'Cakewalk' collection. It matches benji's jacket perfectly.  Being such a bold print though it was very hard to work with. At first I used my bubble wrap stamp and white paint to create an area of contrast around my photos but I found that the photos still got lost in the print. That's when I tried the black paint and it worked much better for the page. My elements are a mix of 'Cakewalk' and ''Sidewalk' (I love how all the October Afternoon collections work well together). Don't you just love that game spinner die-cut?

Now for my exciting news - I am delighted to be a new member on the Design team at 'Kraft it up'(Thanks so much Mel!!). Do come over and ckeck out the new challenge tomorrow and have a go yourself. There are great prizes to be had :)))

10 comments:

Kelly Foster said...

Love this layout! The black and white with all the pretty bright colors..all the fun little elements..awesome! Congrats on your KIU news!!!

Lizzyc said...

HI.. This looks fabulous! I love the 'game' themed embellishments.. lots of color and great photos! and thanks for joining in at Sketches with a Twist!

Lizzy Hill said...

You've done a really good job - fancy being able to match the stripes to B's top!!!!! That game thingy is super cute!!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Just got my new Scrap bookers memory mag & MAN!!!!! You're all over the show in it...CONGRATS!!!! Particularly LOVED the article about when you stared scrapping etc...was really interesting to read:):):)

Heather McMahon said...

Hi Sarah. I'm thrilled I finally found you online. I keep noticing your work cos we always seem to have layouts published in the same mags!
Anyway I adore what you create and I'm your newest follower!

Danie May said...

Sarah I am just loving your take on the sketch and the striped background of this layout. The bright colors from all your elements really makes this such a fabulously fun page. Great photos too! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketches with a Twist this month and I do hope you will join us again.
Danie xx

Analise LaRiviere said...

very nice take on the sketch, love the happy photos and the colors you used, thanks for playing along with us at swat!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

that last comment was from me...Laurie lol

Rachael Funnell said...

This is Such a SUPERB layout...
LOVE the colors!!
THANKS for playing along with July's SWAT Challenge...
CONGRATS on the KIU DT spot...

Mrs Frizz said...

Congratulations Sarah ... awesome news ...

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