Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Page Maps Sketch Challenge

My son's wedding has come and gone and now it's time for me to get going on the wedding planning and event scrapbook I have promised his new wife for their first anniversary.  *If you would like to see the first few pages of the scrapbook, just click on the label "scrapbook" on the right hand side of 
my blog*

The patterned papers for the book are from a digital collection and every page will have some combination of lavender, cream, black and kraft which were the wedding colors.  Have you ever heard of Page Maps?  It is a really great site with all kinds of sketches, primarily for scrapbooking, but they also have a section for card sketches too.  Here's a link to the sketch challenge I am playing along with and this is the sketch:
I was really focused in on the circles and completely missed the square layer behind them so next time I really need to pay more attention.  I was going to re-do it, but I have way too many pages to make, so it stays as it is!
Here's my page:

For a little explanation of what's going on in the pictures, here is the journaling card.  I asked Ashley to write down what stood out to her about their food and cake tasting and the first thing she said was that Andy was not smiling in any of the pictures.  Look through the first few scrapbook pages and you will see what she meant.  When she asked him to look like he was having fun, he starting posing like an in the picture on the right.  Here is some of what she wrote:
Scrapbook pages are hard to photograph...especially 12 x 12 versions, so in case you can't tell by the picture, I used Lil Inker Stitched Mat Circles, Folding Tag, Original, Of the Heart and Stitched Mat Rectangles for the die cuts and the Smile sentiment is from the Darling Diamonds Stamp Set. 
I added some machine stitching on some of the circles, buttons and twine on others.
I think Andy and Ashley will like this page and I hope they laugh when they remember Andy's silly smiles.  I am not sure which was better, serious or idiot.  What do you think?


Julia Aston said...

What a fun page memorializing the cake taste testing Cathy!

Kara said...


Joyce said...

Great scrapbook page! This book is going to be amazing.

Tracey McNeely said...

A great page Cathy, they are going to love their completed book. The purples are so fun and memories for a lifetime! You are miles ahead of me I am still doing/starting my kids school scrapbooking and my baby graduates in two years!

Kim Heggins said...

Cathy, this is fabulous and so much fun. I can't wait to see the entire album. You are just the best to do this for them too, what a sweetheart you are!

Unknown said...

fun page! Love all the different pieces of patterned paper.

Christina said...

What a fantastic keepsake this scrapbook will be. I love those fun circles as a backdrop to your photos!

Jeanne J. said...

Sorry I've been absent lately Cathy - this really makes me smile. I love the close up of the little journal note so I could read it! How funny!!! I'm still so happy for them and happy to get a peek into your world!