Thursday, August 15, 2013

Paper Secrets Guest Spot

It's the 15th of the month, which means it's time for Sketch Challenge #2 over at the Paper Secrets Blog.  Kelly created another great sketch for us to work with.  I worked with the Summer Stories Collection by Teresa Collins and came up with the layout pretty quickly.

That "Life" is cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  I actually combined a couple of different fonts to get the look I was after.  I began with the Lobster font, it's one of my favourites when welding titles.  I did't however like the upper case "L" or the "F" in the font once it was welded.  The solution was to take those letters from a couple of different fonts and weld them into the Lobster font.  The "L" is from the Holla font, and the "F" is from the Apple Chancery font.

As usual I've layered many of my elements on this layout.  Only the buttons, the Studio Calico wood veneer, the Chic Tags pennant, and the Scraptastic custom flair are not from the Summer Stories Collection kit.

I loved working with this kit, and have Kristi and her shop at Paper Secrets to thank for it, as it's not a collection we have in my local LSS, so I never would have known how gorgeous it is without them. Paper Secrets has a number of great products in their shop, at great prices.  Right now, in fact there is a great deal on patterned papers, collection kits, and all cardstock.  This same collection kit is available in the shop at a super price, check it out for yourself here.

A huge thank you to Kristi and her team for having me along for the ride this month.  It was a real honour to have been asked, and a definite joy to have played along.  I sure hope I get to meet up with them again at CHA in January.  I've got my fingers crossed I'll be able to attend.

Now go and get your craft on.  You have until August 31 to link up a newly created layout to the Paper Secrets Blog using the sketch, and adding the twist to use 5 or more buttons on your layout for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the shop.

Thanks for stopping by today friends.  Leave me a comment, and I'll be sure to swing by and leave you some love also. Pin It

11 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!!! LOVING the colors, the photos and the layers!!!

Chelsea said...

Very soft and pretty and the word LIFE is very eye catching and cute!

Amy Coose said...

Such a great layout, Sherri!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a lovely page, Sherri!! Beautiful work with this kit! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Rochelle Spears said...

beautiful job! Thank you so much for being a Guest Designer at Paper Secrets! :)

Ashley Horton said...

This page is gorgeous,Sherri!! Love all of the great layers behind your photo and you rocked the Teresa Collins collection and your Guest Designer spot!!

Joefil said...

This is beautiful Sherri! love the softness of the colors!









Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful layout, Sherri! I love all of the layering and that fabulous background patterned paper!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Such a pretty layout Sherri! Love your take, paper choices and layers. You make that kit look good!:)

taraelias.com said...

So pretty! Congratulations friend!

OSr Group said...

Beautiful layout, I love your work.
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