Sunday, March 2, 2014

Winter Love - Creative Scrappers Reveal

March 2nd, how did that happen?  It seems we've been buried under the cold hard spell of winter for so long here that we didn't even notice February fly right by.  How I wish Spring was just around the corner, but alas we still have several hundred feet of snow (well okay maybe not several hundred, but we have A LOT, let's just leave it at that), and super cold, as in hovering around forty below temperatures here to contend with for the next several weeks.  Cue: Annie's "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow" here.

In other news, it's a new month, which not only means a new sketch, but a new sponsor for Creative Scrappers.  Here is my take on the sketch.

This was my first time using this size and this format photo.  It took me a bit to figure out how exactly I wanted to use the sketch.  I knew this was the photo I wanted to use, but was struggling with the design, until I flipped it.  Once I put all the strips on the top everything felt better to me, and I was better able to add embellishments.  I used scraps of October Afternoon papers, and one piece of My Mind's Eye paper, along with some {aflairforbuttons} flair and a Silhouette store cut file to create my title.  

These goofy girls make scrapping fun.  This photo was from Superbowl Sunday.  The weather was milder than it had been in a long time, perfect for playing outside.  The snow is piled up so high it reaches the top of our six foot fence.

The girls were having so much fun taking turns sliding down it.  That is until they got the idea to scooch themselves along the top of the fence, all the way along to the street side of the house where they then, monkeyed themselves down and along the iron fence.
How perfect is the Hashtag Winter Flair set for this layout?  The cut file was created using a black sketch pen (my new love - watch for a tutorial to come)

I used my EK Success Label maker to create my journaling strips.

Another fun piece of flair from the Hashtag Winter set.

Here is Kristine's sketch
I thought it would be kind of neat to mix some ribbon strips in with my paper strips.  Love the texture that it ended up adding to the layout.

You can see the rest of the amazing layouts on the Creative Scrappers blog.  Our sponsor this month is one that's very near and dear to my heart... Chic Tags will be offering up a $35 prize pack to the lucky winner.  So what are you waiting for?  Get to work on this sketch this week, and check back to the CS blog next week for sketch #264, and link up then too.  And don't forget to check back throughout the week, you just never know if your work will be our feature.

Thanks for stopping by today friends, enjoy your day!

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this!! LOVING that photo and that row of hearts!!!!

Unknown said...

That is so friggin cute! Made me smile!

Kathy Skou said...

LOVE your take on the sketch! That pic is priceless!

Ashley Horton said...

Adorable page Sherri! The sketch design looks awesome flipped, and I love that fun pic of your girls!!

Leanne said...

oh my gosh!! I adore your take on the sketch and that photo is just darling!!! I hope it warms up for you soon but that just means it's going to get colder for me!! LOL! ..x

mk said...

Love what you have done with the sketch! So creative! Your girls are adorable!

Leah l'Orange said...

oh now you just HUSH YOUR MOUTH! this is brilliant! the huge photo on the bottom? it's PERFECT. i love the vertical interest at the top. girl, you are totally an inspiration!!