Saturday, January 14, 2012

Grown Up

In trying to figure out what photos to use for this month's sketch challenge at Artful Delight, I searched and searched through my photos. I really wanted to scrap Tessa again. We have been marveling at how much larger she is than when we brought her home. I had several photos of her in the bed we got her when we brought her home.

She has been really good with her bed. It's still totally in tact, even after being washed every couple of weeks. She still sleeps in it when she goes into her crate. I brought it out to try to get her in it for a photo. Well, she's still not a ham like Willie is. It took me a couple of days, and it's not the best photo. But you can tell how much she has changed.

The Artful Delight sketch is awesome again this month. I had to rotate the photos on the sketch to accommodate my photos.

In choosing the papers, I wanted to follow the first challenge of the year at The Paper Variety. The challenge was to create a black and white project with a splash of color. I missed the deadline for the challenge, but I still wanted to create the page as planned.

I also followed the current challenge at Paper Lovin' Gals. I was really struck with the chest in the inspiration photo.

I used an old Imaginisce collection that I have had, and been using for about 6 or 7 year called Color-Pop. I knew the papers would be perfect for the black and white challenge.

The journaling spot, I thought, mimicked the chest in the PLG photo inspiration. In the journaling I listed a few thoughts about Tessa. This will allow the page to qualify for the List challenge at Scrappin'-n-Chattin'.

This is the 2nd page that I have completed today. I have 2 more planned. So hopefully, I will be back later with more posts.


artfuldelight said...

Ooooooh, I like this LO!! Love the papers you used!! Thank you for playing along with Artful Delight this month!! :-)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Awwwwww, what a cutie of a pup!!! And what a gorgeous page! Love your colors and the layout!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Lovin' Gals.


Monique said...

I like how you have used the dresser draws for your inspiration this week. What a cute little girl you have there!

Thanks for playing with us this week at Paper Lovin' Gals.


June Houck said...

What a sweetie! I like your adaptation of the sketch and a gab color scheme too :)

Abby L said...

omgosh.. how cute!! I really love the pearls, too.. Thanks for participating at Artful Delight! :)

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely page, I like that you've kept it simple, the photos really stand out.

Thanks for joining us.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Paper Lovin' Gals DT

Michele K. said...

Love the layout, the colors, the fuzzy friend and the papers... but most of all I love that you joined us this week at the PLG. Lovely page, Sue. :)

KellyF said...

How cute!! The pearl border is so pretty and elegant!! Love your take on the Artful Delight sketch, thanks for joining us!

Holly said...

I love how you used the Layout and great choice of papers they go great with the inspiration photo. Such a cute pup! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Lovin' Gals.

Kristie said...

It's amazing the amount of old collection pieces I've come across while reorganizing. Cute photos of Tessa and I like what you did with the pearls!