Hey there! Yup, it's summer and I'm stuck in the throes of summer league swimming AND long course season. All while working. All while the kids are home on summer break and I feel obligated to come home and spend time with them. So, not much blogging going on. There isn't much time for scrapping, let along blogging. But I have managed to get a weekend of fun stuff in - the calm before the storm.
I have long been a fan of sketches. As long as I have been a fan, I have been a fan of Scrapbook Generation sketches. When Debbie and the ladies stopped creating the SG magazine, they continued the fun via their Scrapbook Generation Scrap Squad on FaceBook. It's a closed group but if you request an invite and are a sound person, I'm sure the ladies of SG will approve you. There are lots of fun crops, challenges and SKETCHES!
This month Debbie has a grid like, project life inspired layout sketch. I loved it so much, I made not one but TWO layouts. Both using Cocoa Daisy kits. The kits are so full of a mix of manufacturers and goodies that there is always plenty for a plethora of layouts.
My first sketch inspired layout I created using the March Cocoa Daisy kits and some pictures of Nikolas.
The week before states (Virginia Age Group Swimming Championships) and Nikolas develops a raging ear infection... Fortunately we caught it before the big weekend and aren't dealing with it in the throes of hotel stays out of town and away from our pediatrician.
The sketch calls for three pictures, which I didn't have of the event so I used the "Snippets of Life" block instead. Otherwise, I rather literally played by the lay of the land, I mean, sketch.
The second layout is based on the same sketch and the most recent (July) Cocoa Daisy kits with pictures of Mia.
I have hoarded the top center and bottom right Day In the Life cards from the minute that I opened the Cocoa Daisy kit. I have avid readers and just had to use the pocket scrapping cards on the right layout. This child and her books... There just aren't enough of them that are fit for her fresh, young mind. She asked me the other day if I had ever had a hangover and did it feel as bad as the author described it. My 10 year old!! Asking about a hangover! Her father may need to be a bit better about filtering and censoring books...
The bright colors of the Cocoa Daisy kit and the Day In the Life cards are just perfect for this sketch! Both layouts between the sketch and the kits came together in no time flat! Lots of options and lots of fun!! Thanks Cocoa Daisy and Scrapbook Generations for all the inspiration!