Stuck?! Sketches

Happy Saturday everyone! This is our last weekend before school starts on Monday. We had so much fun with summer camp and LOTS of days at the pool, but I am definitely ready for a consistent routine again. It's good to know that I will have consistent scrappy time too! This entire summer has been pretty hit or miss for creating, as well as posting my creations. A perfect example is the following page. I actually put it together about two weeks ago but just haven't had time (or accommodating weather) to get it photographed until yesterday. And I am just now finding a few spare moments to share it with you. For inspiration I used the below sketch from Stuck?! Sketches...

And I came up with this...

I had been taking picture of Paolina when she was 4 weeks old, and after a few good shots she broke into tears. I wasn't originally planning to scrap these photos, but upon reflection I decided that memories of my infant screaming bloody murder is just as much a part of life (if  not more) as the pleasant memories. So in the album, the "cute " photos are on an adjacent page to this layout.

For the background I used paper from Studio Calico's The Pier line. Is it not perfect with Paolina's top?! And on it I used some Gesso with a Crafter's Workshop template to tone down the busy pattern as well as add a little additional texture. The other patterned papers are miscellaneous scraps from other projects. It seems like it's been forever since I used any flowers on my pages so it felt good to dive into my flower stash for this layout. Also from my stash are some tags from My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus line & Basic Grey's Lily Kate line, as well as a crocheted flower from My Mind's Eye Laundry Line. It's always such a great feeling to use older product from my ridiculously large stash on my pages.

Thanks so much for looking and please enjoy your weekend!


  1. Adorable layout and cute pics. Love how they both match!!

  2. Aw this is do precious, what a dolly she is! Love what you did with the background and how well is matches Paolina's outfit! So glad you were able to link it up at Stuck?! PS. I am craving routine too!

  3. Love that you scrapped these photos! The papers are Perfect! Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining in with us at Stuck?!

  4. Great that you decided to scrap those photos, and I agree with you that these moments are also part of our lives.
    I love the subtle colors and the embellies.
    Thank you for playing with us at Stuck?!.