Friday, June 3, 2011

June Blog Hop

Welcome to the June Blog Hop!  This is my first time as a hopping destination and I am pretty excited about it! If you are starting here, hop on over to Amanda's blog  to get started.

We were asked to use a sketch in a couple of different ways.  I have done a layout and two cards.  It is a very nice sketch and it will become a regular one for cards, I think.

Here is the sketch


As you can see by past posts, I am mainly a two page kinda gal.  I just like the eye to take in all the same subject and design when looking through my albums.  As you can see, I turned the sketch into a two page layout by flipping the photo box and stretching out the embellishments to cover both pages

I admit, I had been putting off scrapping these photos because it was such a bittersweet moment.  It was really the end of an era for our family.  Both kids have been heavily involved in band from 6th to 12th grade and both were in marching band as Drum Majors.  We marched in a local parade near the end of school and it was decided that my son would hand off the Drum Major job halfway through the parade route to the new Drum Major.  I was in the front, carrying the banner, trying not to cry.  My good friend took these photos for me.  I was one proud Momma!


















































This is one of the cards I did and I just love it!  The sketch is such a good one for a card.  I plan on using it again.



In fact, I made one right away!  It can be used in so many fun ways.






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31 comments:

DanaMK said...

I love, love, love your LO!!! The colours are awesome and the sketch translated perfectly to a 2-pager. Your cards are adorable too!

DanaMK said...

Oh, and I'm a follower. :)

Diana Fisher said...

Wow! Fabulous job on the 2-page layout! I just love how bright and vivid those pictures are, too!

Veronica said...

I'm a "2-pager" gal also! LOL
I do love the cards. I'm trying to make MORE cards and this sketch will help!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

Fantastic LO and card! I like how you took the sketch and made it a 2 pager.

okanogangirl said...

Fantastic job turning it into a 2 pager!!!!

Ashley Horton said...

Sweet story, Laura! I LOVE that you made a two-pager from the sketch...and you did an awesome job! Love the mirroring you did! And both of your cards are absolutely adorable!

Steffanie said...

Love your 2 page version of the sketch! The font for your title is perfect and I love how all your colors coordinate so well. Your cards are fantastic, too! I am now following your blog!

Angela said...

Love that you did a 2 page layout! It turned out fabulous!

Cassie said...

I love how you stretched the sketch into a two page layout. Very cool!

KellyF said...

Great job tweaking the sketch to make your 2-pager! I absolutel love both of your cards, they are wonderful!!

GLOANN said...

Laura, love that you made a 2-pager of the sketch. Great job on it and the cards also.

Snips and Snails said...

I love how you changed the sketch to a 2 pager. Your cards rock as well! I am now a follwer of your blog.

Adele said...

What an awesome adaptation for the sketch to LO! Love it! And, what a sweet moment, even if it was bitter-sweet, to use. {{{hugs}}}

yokaye said...

Wonderful job with the sketch. Love the LO and the card - I can imagine how bittersweet that moment was for you, what a fabulous friend to take pics for you!

Auntie Em said...

Great work on the double LO. I love how you flipped the sketch to showcase both of your sons. How awesome for them and you too!
Your cards are really working this sketch too. Love the flowers on the first and the purses with the blings.
Thanks for sharing! :)

I am a follower!

Becky said...

I LOVE that you did a two page LO with the sketch! It's awesome! i love that card with the flowers and the stitching! Too cute!

Amanda Johnson said...

Great job!! You always do such amazing 2 pagers!! Love it! I am a follower now :)

ELLEN said...

I love your 2 pg take on the sketch! The story about your son handing off the Drum Major to the next one is so touching. I am already a follower!

Gloria said...

I just love how your pictures really tell the story. What a great font choice for the title. I like how you flipped the pictures for a two-page layout. Such a great idea. Your cards are so cute!

csewy said...

I am with you, a 2 page scrappers!! I really like how you changed this one and scrapped a two pager, great colors and detail!!

alisonm said...

I like 2 pagers too! This sketch worked well for expanding to both side of the LO. Thanks for showing us!

Beth Hallgren said...

Love the band layout! My kids are just starting the band journey :)

Megan D said...

I love how you converted to a 2-page layout.I love seeing how people adapt to meet their needs.

photochic said...

LOVE your layout! You did such a great job making it a 2-pager instead of a one-pager! :) I am not able to become a follower- it won't load that part of the page. 1:(

Ladyofthelake318 said...

Love the layout! And the adorable purse card!!

I'm a follower.

susan ott said...

As a band mom also, your layout brought tears to my eyes when I read your story about it. Love it, and I love double pagers too. I will use this sketch and your double page idea. Beautiful job. There's always college marching bands I figure....

Andrea said...

OOh! great LO and cards! I Love how you made the LO into 2 pages!! Follower! :)

Tulip Scrapper said...

Laura--I love your LOs. I'm a follower. Don't put me in for a prize--I'm a fellow blogger for the hop, but I wanted to let you know how much I love your LOs!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Awesome layout and interpretation of the sketch! You did a great job making it a two pager!

Karen said...

Such love goes into those layouts we do for our precious children. Love it!
Karen