Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Sketch and a Layout!

Recently, The Paper Bakery kit club had a sketch on their blog I wanted to give a try.
So I grabbed the March kit, and created this...

Still inspired by the "Instalove" Issue Challenge at Paper Issues, I decided to use two Instagram photos I took when Evan and I decided to finally just sort all of his extra Legos by color! I love the chalkboard paper by Elle's Studio for my background. And my white uniball pen worked really well for my journaling!
I did change a few little things on the sketch, but for the most part kept the paper and photo base similar.

We had a busy weekend! I finished this layout, plus both of my Creating Ireland magazine assignments. So lots of scrapbooking accompished.
On top of that, Mike and I went to the Auction event for the kid's school.
We were able to get one photo of the two of us...
My friend Jenny took the photo.
We really had a lot of fun. And it was packed! I think the school did pretty well that night.
Sunday the whole family went to Busch Stadium to see the Cardinals play against the Brewers. Mike had tickets through work. It was a great game until we left in the 8th inning. Had to get back home because Mike was leaving that night. Apparently, the Cardinals gave up the lead at that point. Bummer! But it was a fun game to watch while we were there.

How was your weekend? Did you get any time to scrapbook?


  1. Love your take on the sketch, Mary Jo, and how you duplicated the look of the arrows at the bottom of the page. So nice to see a photo of you guys! I'm glad you had a good time. I got some scrapping done over the weekend, but it's for assignments so I can't share...yet. :)

  2. Great take on the sketch! Love that you added instagram photos. How has the lego by color been working out? And great photo of you and Mike! Sounds like you had a good weekend. :)

  3. Love love love your lo!!! Great colors and loving the photo!! And loveeeee that photo of you and hubby!!!!

  4. Great layout, did you really sort your Lego by colors? We have so much it would take forever lol

    1. lol - just his "extra legos" that don't really belong to a set or the sets have been taken apart.

      It took us quite a while. I should take a photo of the finished storage.

  5. I love this sketch-totally going to use it this week!
    I really, really want to sort our Legos by color but I doubt I'll get much compliance from the boys. :)

  6. Great Layout Mary Jo!!! Love that it is the smaller 8.5x11 size. And I love how you mixed the papers in the kit together :) Thanks for playing along with The Paper Bakery! Hope to see more from you!!

  7. I love the Instagram pics.

    The photo of you and Mike is very glamorous!

  8. This is such a fun layout! Love all the arrows! The photo of the two of you is great, love that you have it black and white.

  9. Love this Mary Jo!! The Instagram photos worked perfectly for the Sketch, and I love how you put together the items from the March Kit!! Awesome page! Thanks for playing along with us @ The Paper Bakery!!

  10. Great picture of you and Mike! We went to my school's auction this weekend too. How funny is that?! And we watched baseball, but not in person, because there is no baseball here. We bought to mlb package to get all the games because I was in Mets withdrawal!

    I really love the layout and the chalkboard background. Your white pen worked great, it looks exactly like chalk on a chalkboard!

  11. This layout is so fun! I love that you used Instagram photos too!
    Great take on the sketch too!

  12. Sounds like you had a fun filled weekend :)
    Your layout is great! I love how you used this sketch :)

  13. great layout!! And love using instagram pics!!! Tahnks for playing along with The Paper Bakery!!

  14. Love your LO!!
    Love that picture of the 2 of you!! That would be awesome picture to frame & to scrap!!
    How fun to go to an auction at school and the ball game sounds fun too!
    I was able to scrap a little on Saturday night and a little bit on Sunday night after everyone was in bed.

  15. What a beautiful photo of you too!! You have to scrap it!

    LOVE the LO! That chalkboard background is so cool!!

  16. What a great layout!!! Love your take on the sketch and thanks so much for playing along with us!!!

  17. LOVE your layout and your take on the sketch! Great photo of you and Mike!!!

  18. Great take on that sketch and what a fab photo of you two!

  19. What a wonderful take on the sketch! Such nice clean lines. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Bakery!