Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Spring Double the Fun Sketch at CS

Good snowy day ladies { see... I AM trying to appreciate the snow ..BLECH! }.
Just to let you know ...there are still two days left to get your submissions submitted to
for their spring submissions get scrappin'!
I'm sharing KELLY KLAPSTEIN'S Double the Fun spring sketch challenge with you today and not one, but TWO versions I did of this awesome sketch. I have to say, I'm really on a roll with doubles lately {mostly thanks to KELLY }. I was, in a previous scrappy life, a double page scrapper, but then sort of drifted into the single page LO's. I'm happy to be back doing doubles!
So here's Kelly's sketch:
 Here's my first take on the sketch:
I used a combo of Basic Grey papers for this layout...mostly from the Serenade and Capella lines.
We have had robins nesting in our honeysuckle vine on the front veranda for several summers now, but usually the nests are buried too deep for me to get any photos. I was thrilled this year when she moved her nest to a more accessible location. Still not the most perfect, in-focus shots but beggars can't be choosers. I'm sure the neighbors thought I was nuts when they'd see me out there balanced on a lawn chair with my hand extended up through the honeysuckle!
And here's my second version of this great sketch:
I really needed to scrap this night's events. Not just because it was a fun night, but because it was so unique. I don't think my sister, Cathy, and I have ever just been together with our sons. Usually we both have our daughters tagging along too.
 But as it happened, my daughter, Chelsea, was back in Corner Brook working, and Cathy's daughter, Savannah, was gone camping with a friend.
It was a great opportunity to just do something with the boys.
We all enjoyed the glow-in-the-dark mini-golf !
I will confess that yours truly had the most pitiful score out of us all ,but.... I WAS the only one to score a hole in one that night { do NOT ask me how..ahem, fluke I guess!}. So of course that photo had to be front and center ! LOL
I was racking my brains trying to figure out what kind of masculine element I could use on this layout and then it came to me! I made a bunch of 'planets' to pick up on the theme that was painted on the walls at the mini- golf building! I simply used different size circle punches and scraps of corresponding papers.
Thanks for popping by today and remember, you still have two days to get your submissions in to CANADIAN SCRAPBOOKER
for a chance to be published in the upcoming spring issue.


  1. Well, I am so impressed (and honoured) that my sketch inspired you to design TWO layouts!!! lol LOVE both, Michelle! The birdie one is fantastic with amazing photos….and the date night is so colourful and fun…those planets are da BOMB!

  2. These are both completely AWESOME layouts Michelle! I love it when I get a chance to spend time with just one child and it looks like you had a blast with your boy! Love how you have created two very different looking layouts from Kelly's fantastic sketch!

  3. Michelle, these are both fabulous layouts!