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Thursday, January 28, 2010

another Design Dollies sketch challenge - last of the month!

i can't believe how QUICKLY January has flown by! now we're about to move into February, however, and that's usually the month that drags by. i have a couple of fun things planned, so hopefully they'll help keep things chirping along nicely. :)

today, the Design Dollies bring you the FINAL Sketch Challenge for the month! our Sketchy girl, Kristy-Holmes-Dollie is a wiz when it comes to these sketches, and i love turning them into cards and layouts (!)... more circle elements in this one, and when i was going through photos trying to find one to use, this one jumped out at me, and the layout practically assembled itself. :)

(click to enlarge!)

the story behind the pic:
went to a friend's house for a barbecue in celebration of her nuptials. much fun, people eating, drinking, playing volleyball, being generally joyous. my son was 4 at the time. i was sitting beside the garage watching him play, and he came over to give me a little smooch, and the hostess caught it on camera! i didn't even know she was watching, or that she'd taken the pic. a week later, a card showed up in my mailbox, with this photo inside, and on the back, she'd written "isn't this just the cutest picture?" - well yours truly got QUITE weepy at that!

i hadn't seen this photo in YEARS, and i have to admit, creating this layout got me a little weepy again!
look, you can even see that i'm puckering up for the kiss!

here's the sketch for you to interpret as you will.... remember, we MUST see the sketch in your projects, but you're free to flip it, rotate, reverse, shift, to make it work.

i had fun with it! lots of Shimmerz Spritz on this, some blue Making Memories acrylic paint, Crackle Accents on the chipboard letters, and yes, another appearance from my new best friend, the Dymo Label Buddy! :)

come and play along with this challenge HERE, and if you like, combine it with this week's COLORS CHALLENGE and/or ELEMENTS CHALLENGE for a chance to win all three of the yummy January prize packages! you have until SUNDAY at midnight if you're combining, or next WEDNESDAY at midnight if you're taking on the sketch. HAVE FUN!


  1. this is just so sweet!! great photo!! Love the rustic feel to your page, with your fab lettering and twine detail! stunning as always! hugs Juls

  2. Aww, that's so cute! And I absolutely love your lo!

  3. That is so sweet! I love that layout. What have you done to the alphas?? Love it!!

  4. I am so in love with your LO, it is the sweetest pic and the rocking-est title ever!!

  5. this is the sweetest l/o ever! love it!

  6. That picture is perfect. You did such a nice job with it on the layout. Very cute. :)


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