Saturday, March 7, 2015

Good Saturday morning to you. Today is Sketchy Saturday over on the Paper Issues blog. Here is the  sketch created by the wonderful Jennifer

This is what I did with it. I wanted a bit of a wonky look, so I hand stitched some crooked lines to create the grid. I knew I wanted to use one photo and I knew exactly which one. That made the product choices easy.  I had a some Webster's Pages Hall Pass left. I liked some of the sayings and they were great for the idea in my head. I cut pieces into different sized squares and rectangles, then layered them. I tried to treat each space as it's own little page, drawing attention to some spaces more than others. I chose embellishments that complement the theme of the page, my thoughts about my son growing up. Stars, inspiring sentiments and arrows all support the story.

If you haven't played with a grid design, this is a great sketch to get you started.  Head over to the Paper Issues blog to see other ways the sketch was used. Like the products you see on the pages? you can find them in the Paper Issues shop, along with many new products, such as Bella Blvd, Simple Stories and Elle's Studio.  Use the coupon code BEACHGAL for 20% off your order

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I always have more to share, so stop back again.

Supplies-CS-American Crafts, PP & stickers-Webster's Pages, resin & clips-Freckled Fawn, Sew Easy, thread-DMC, wood pieces-American Crafts, Studio Calico, washi & enamel dots-MME


  1. I love the wonkiness!! They grow up so fast... and sometimes I love how big my kiddo is getting and other times I want to freeze time to keep him small. sigh.

  2. i love every single one of those little elements you used, and the stitching is fabulous!

  3. So fabulous to have the hand stitching on this proud mama page! It's wonderful that you've got such from the heart journaling in your own writing, too! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. LOVE your stitching!! Wow. And the wonky bits are awesome. Great page!