Sunday, December 9, 2012

Everybody Loves A Parade

I love the holidays and can easily get consumed by them.  But in past years I quit making progress in my other albums and had a hard time getting started back up in Januray.  So this year I am making a concious choice to take time once in a while to do a page in a "regular album." 

One of my current projects in Elisabeth's 5th grade album.  One of the first things I wanted to capture was the Labor Day parade.  This week's sketch at the My Scraps and More Sketch Blog provided a great starting point.  I added lots of bright colors and a little sparkle to capture that fun spirit.

Here's what I ended up with.  It's bright and fun (and two pages).

Both the yellow paper and the chevron paper are from Crate Paper.  Thye other patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket.  Then you can find some October Afternoon, some Jillibean Soup (those journaling cards have been in my stash forever), some Elle's Studio, some Studio Calico, Some American Crafts, some Paper Play Studio and some Basic Grey.  and I did some different things (for me) on this layout.

  • I used some of those brads I accumulate but never use.  These wer from the October Afternoon Midway collection.
  • I used sparkly thickers.
  • I spread my journaling across the layout.  You can find it in three places.
  • I added the picture mounted in pink with pop dots so it became a focal point.
Are you working on anything besides Christmas projects?  Let me know and enjoy your Sunday.  


  1. Fabulously fun 2 pager! Thanks for playing with us at My Scraps & More Sketches!

  2. Great take on the sketch Julie!! Thanks for playing along with us at My Scraps & More!!!