I chose a sketch from Sketches for Scrapbooking volume 8, designed for 13 photos, and here's what I did with it:
I stayed very close to the sketch for this layout, really only changing the title area and journaling area a little. And no, my son wasn't too pleased with the flowery paper, but I think it looks great so tough nuts to him!
The sketch called for a die-cut paper where I used the floral, and instead of adding to an already busy pattern, I used a border punch for a little added interest. The title and embellishments are all chipboard pieces, some popped up on foam tape to add even more dimension.
For even more added dimension, I inked the edges of every piece of paper and chipboard with coordinating ink and sponge daubers. If you want exact product details, they are at the end of my post.
You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out.
Next on the hop is Mandi; leave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store. The winner will be drawn on Monday, March 10th, so you have one week to leave a comment.
In case you get lost at any point, here is the list of all the blogs
Scrapbook Generation blog - http://scrapbookgeneration.blogspot.com/
Ruth - http://scrapmachine.com/
Tina Gale - http://tiggersscrapplace.blogspot.com
Steffanie - http://steffanies.blogspot.com/
Devra - http://mycreativeview.blogspot.com/
Melissa - http://www.scrappyjedi.com
Lori - YOU ARE HERE!
Mandi - http://www.mjskraze.blogspot.com/
Lori S - http://loriannie670.blogspot.com
Cassie - http://allsmilesandsunshine.blogspot.com/
Katy - http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com
Stephanie - http://craftyholidaygirl.blogspot.com
Isbaha - http://isbahashome.blogspot.com
Corrina - http://anotherthingoffthelist.blogspot.ca
Products used in my project:
- Ariana paper pack and complements - Close to My Heart
- Exclusive Inks stamp pads in Smoothie, Slate, Outdoor Denim, Crystal Blue, and Sweet Leaf - Close To My Heart
- Sponge Daubers, Tsukineko (available from CTMH)
- 3-D Foam Tape
- Parisian Edger Punch, EK Success (I believe this is discontinued but a quick Google search will bring up several available for purchase.)