Monday, November 19, 2012

Getting Scrappy With MFT!

Greetings!!!  The sketch challenge at MFT this month was so fabulous that I was compelled to create two more pages with it!  I am presently almost 23 weeks pregnant with my third child and while my daughter (my first) has two 12x12 albums totally completed within the first year of her life, my darling son's photos and supplies have been waiting patiently for, ahem...6.5 years - give or take a few weeks!  Shame on me!!  My first two are only 17 months apart, does that count for anything?  Needless to say, life got hectic when my my darling boy came along and then, well, I got sucked into card making and that was kind of that as far as scrapbooking went! 

But now that I have a third on the way, my goal is to complete my son's first year memories before I am due in March.  So with that said, I have created the first two pages of his album using this sketch:
Here is page one:
I kept my layout simple and sweet using the centers of the Perfect Pinwheel Die-namics for some custom button/twine embellishments and my favorite Fishtail Flag Die-namics for the top element.  I pulled my color scheme from my son's blue and green blanket pictured in the lower right hand photo.  And oh by the way...he still sleeps with it every
My second layout is a mirror of the original sketch - I figured having these two side by side in an album would flow better if I flipped the sketch.
You'll notice that I added an envelope pocket to the top left to hold both his and my hospital bracelets from that day in addition to a journaling notecard.  These pictures make me swoon as it was the first time brother and sister met and it just melts my heart.  Sighhhhhhh...

IMO there is nothing better than the red/turquoise combo.  It's just my favorite!!  So versatile!  I used my Stacking Star Die-namics as the main decorative focal point pulling in my Notched Tag Die-namics with an added sentiment. 
I can't wait to see what sketch the fabulous MFT team has in store for us next month!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Crafty Hugs!

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