Monday, July 9, 2012

~ wigglin' water sprinkler ~

First of all, I am a winner! In a previous post I shared a layout that I did for the June Sketch it Out Challenge over at Club CK.  Well...I won!  It's a random drawing, but still exciting and fun.  I would encourage anyone reading this to participate in the many creative challenges that Club CK offers. Plus I cannot go on without offering a CONGRATULATIONS to Ashly Horton for being selected as a 2012-2013 Club CK moderator! Congrats to her and the others chosen!  Club CK is a great community full of fun, creative, and caring people from all over the world.  And it's FREE. Did I mention that there are tons of creative challenges that push you to try and do new things?  Fun times!

Moving on....I based my most recent layout on another sketch by Ashley Horton, for the Club CK *July* Sketch It Out Challenge! It was so much fun the first time, why not do it again?  One of the 'issues' I often have with sketches, though...I LOVE TWO PAGE LAYOUTS and they are almost always a single page.  So...the main 'new thing' that I tried for this time around was to stretch the sketch (say that out loud, it rhymes) into a two pager.  Also, I have really been wanting to try an extra large photograph.  My last post had a rather large photo (6x6) but this one is even bigger.  Fun!  While there are several things about this one that I am not exactly satisfied with, and there are several mistakes, it was still fun and stretched my brain.  It is most certainly not to late to try this sketch out yourself!  Join us over at Club CK's *July* Sketch it Out Challenge!  We are fun people! 
For this layout I started with yellow card stock and the March Scrapbook Circle kit, Best.Day.Ever (it's sold out, but you can get other great kits there, so check it out).  I added several items from my stash (all linked below) and here you go (also I hope you can tell in these photos that I used orange (no red)):
Ok. Wanna help???  I was thinking I might put something like "fun" or "summer" or "June" after the word 'hello'. Maybe below, just to the right?  What do you think?  Should I leave it the same or add a word?

One last thing:  I love these photos I took this weekend!

~ hello ~

And I love your comments!  :-)


  1. YAYYYYY on winning!!!!! I love love love love love your lo!! GORGEOUS photos, colors and loveeeeeeeeee the title work!!!!

  2. Thanks SO MUCH for the Congrats, Dona!! I love that you played along last month and Congrats to you again, on your win!! I am going to try to get your package out this week...we are having our VBS this week and things have been a little hectic! And yes, you are most welcome to turn the single pager into a double pager and you did a wonderful job! Your misted background looks really awesome and I love the complimentary green and orange together! And your negative cut title looks a-maz-ing!! One of my new favorite trends right now!! :)

    1. Thank you Ashley! Thank you for your comments, encouragement and sketch!!! :-)

  3. Congrats on winning at CK Club! How exciting!

    I love your double-pager! Fabulous masked and misted background! Love the colours! :)

  4. Such a nice layout! I love the color combination, and you did a great job on the misting and the title. I would probably add "June" after Hello, but with tiny letter stickers.

    1. Thanks Kirsten! That's sorta what I was thinking.