Since my cropping time is suddenly non-existent (hello, new grandson), it is more important than ever than I use the time wisely. I chose to use sketches on all but two of the layouts, and on that one I used a 12 x 12 die cut overlay, that I'll share later.
I think it's important to use WHATEVER tools you have available to get the job done. I really do love sketches. I love recipes, but I also love that I can venture off and add/subtract or switch it up if I need.
(Whenever I share photos on ye 'ole blog, just click on them to see them bigger.)
First up is a layout from the Well Heeled breast cancer luncheon I attended last year. What a hoot that turned out to be! I actually walked the catwalk, modeled my shoes, and won...er, the shoes did. They shoes stole the show, actually.
I added the program to the area where the sketch called for journaling. Easy. I also included my name tag with some cute washi tape. The big journal box was computer generated and cut with a Spellbinders Label One die.
Glitter paper just doesn't photograph well, but it really sparkles. The title and the pink ribbon accents were cut with my Silhouette Cameo. Yep, cut through the glitter paper just like butter! Of course, I needed to add the rhinestones to the shoe! And, I added one of the accents directly to the top of a photo!
Here's the Let's Scrap inspiration.
I just have to give you a close up shot of my title! It was a baby t-shirt shape from the Silhouette store. I added the Baby Shower text to the top. I embellished the finished shirt with the blue footprint washi tape and a gingham bow.
It was based on this Let's Scrap sketch:
Again, the embellishments were cut on my Silhouette Cameo. I added the blue sparkly accents with a Gelly Roll pen. And, yes, all of the picture props and ideas were mine. I tweaked some of the photos to black and white, and left only the props blue for emphasis.
Based on this Let's Scrap sketch: I loved this sketch. So super simple and such clean, straight lines. I like those!