You’re Not The Boss of Me: April Pagemaps

Now for someone who does not like to be told what to do, I have been really enjoying the use of sketches. Once I realized that it was ok to deviate from the sketch, I no longer felt that my creativity was being hampered.  So, instead of being bossy, sketches are now “creative suggestions.”

Since I started scrapbooking I have lurked around the Pagemaps cite and blog.  Until today, I never actually used any of the sketches. So I dove right in for the April Pagemaps sketch contest.  Got my hot hands on some beautiful Simple Stories Vintage Bliss, printed out some adorable photos of my sweet Elsie and got to work.

The Sketch:

pagemaps apr13_12x12g

The Layout:

Snout cover

Snout 1

Snout 4

Snout 3

Title: snout.  Cardstock: Bazzill (gray). Neenah(classic crest natural white).Patterned Paper: Simple Stories-Vintage Bliss (Gray Wood, Dictionary, 6×6 paper pad-pink floral, teal chevron, green dot, smile big, bingo cards, live simply, give love, be happy). Stamps: Technique Tuesday (Super Fantastic), Papertrey Ink (Heart-2-Heart #7), American Crafts- Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm (day roller stamp).  Die Cut & Punches: Spellbinders (small circle die), Papertrey Ink (Heart-2-Heart #7 die), Sizzix-Tim Holtz Alterations (File Tabs), Marvy Uchida (heart 5/8 punch), Die-namics (Royal leaves). Embellishments: Simple Stories-Vintage Bliss (Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers, Expressions Cardstock Stickers, Decorative Brads), Studio Calico- Wood Veneer (dog, scalloped circle), Freckled Fawn- Wood Veneer (hearts), American Crafts ( Thickers-Doll, premium ribbon), My Mind’s Eye- Miss Caroline (decorative brads), Basic Grey- Fact & Fiction (mixed brads), Glitz Designs (washi tape), Misc- Studio Calico kit pinked circle die cut, tabs.    Inks: Stampin Up (So Saffron, Melon Mambo), Hero Arts Shadow Ink (Soft pool, Soft Granite), Heidi Swapp Color Shine (mustard), Studio Calico-Mister Huey (Skyscraper).

Thanks for stopping by. More to come. Celia.

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