Monday, August 13, 2012

A couple of things to share...

I have a couple of things to share today...

First up is my Pages With Papertrey sketch for August. This month, I chose Sketch #146 from Got Sketch? Unfortunately, I can't post the sketch here on my blog, but if you click on the link, you'll get to see it, along with several fabulous layout by their DT.

(I realize that this is a one photo sketch, but I think it would be really easy to make it a two or three photo layout, just by putting several photos in the space of the large one.)

I decided to scale down the sketch and create a 8.5x11" layout using one 4x6 photo:


I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (classic kraft, stamper's select white), stamps (think big favourites #17, star prints) and dies (mat stack 4, layerz mat stack 4, seeing stars). I also used My Mind's Eye patterned paper, diecut and brads.

Here's my journaling: "Austin came home from school in May (2012) with the bad news that he had failed a French test on passé compose.” I talked to his teacher about redoing the test and spent a couple of weeks going over worksheets to help him understand the material and prepare him for the retest. He finally took it on a Thursday in June, after school. When he came home, he acted sad, and asked what I thought he’d gotten on it. I guessed 80%?” because that had been his goal. No,” he replied, an 82%!” I was so proud of him!! 
And, as an extra note of good news, he’d also found out that he’d gotten a spot in the Jazz Choir for Grade Eight! A very good day!"

Here are some close-ups:




This layout will go in Austin's 8.5x11 album, right beside the text.

If you make a layout using this sketch, please link it up here in the comments or here on the PTI forum, so I can come and check it out!

And before I go, I wanted to share a card that I'd made that was published in September/October issue of Papercrafts magazine.


Here's my card:


I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (rustic white, spring moss, vintage cream, classic kraft), stamps (Think Big Favorites #3, Background Basics: Woodgrain, Label Basics), felt, button, twine and dies (leaf prints). 

Thanks for looking!

12 comments:

frommycraftroom said...

Congratulations on your publication. Well done.

Laura B. said...

Love your beautiful card that was published!!

Gladys said...

Congrats! Love your card! :)

Jen said...

everytime...you make me really want to scrap! love your eye for patterns, such!! great job on the sketch! and congrats on that awesome card...it's perfect!!

Charlene Austin said...

OMWord....I love the card! Congrats. I popped over from the PTI forum. I haven't ordered in months and I haven't even seen July's release let alone August peeks, but after looking at a few of your latest posts it makes me eager to order!

Emma said...

Congratulations on your publication Leigh, gorgeous card. Love the journalling on your layout :)

craftmates said...

Awesome card Leigh! Congratulations on being published! Lovely layout as usual. Can't wait to play along.- Irma

Joyce said...

Wonderful card. I had just seen it in the magazine, and was meaning to tell you how excited I was to see it. And, so glad for your son's grade improvement. Happy Birthday to you, sweet friend, as well.

Lizzie Jones said...

Congratulations on being published, Leigh! Your card is so soft and serene. Very, very pretty!

Nerina said...

YAY! your LO is beautiful - I love the structure you brought to it - and your card is gorgeous! Congratulations!

merryf said...

LOVE the layout! So charming! And the card's great too -- as usual! Congrats on getting in the mag!

Donna said...

Congrats on the MME win also- I just opened the email with the 10-photo winners, & was pleased to see your layout! Great talent Leigh!