To create this page, I used this month's sketch for the Sketch Challenge at SnC. Each month one of our members, Theresa, creates an awesome sketch for the Sketch Challenge. Here is the wonderful sketch:
,And here's my page.
The photos are from this past weekend. Stew's been so busy working at customers' houses during the spring and early summer that we really haven't spent any time together and have done nothing other than grocery shopping occasionally together. So we decided to take a hike with the dogs on Saturday. It really wasn't the best day to do it. It was pretty hot. Tessa had never been on a hike before, but she did very well. They all did very well. We went through a bunch of water along the 3 miles we hiked. They are turning abandoned railroad tracks into nice, paved hiking trails all over around here. In 2009 they revamped an old railroad bridge that goes across the Hudson River. It's so awesome. They just completed the trail from Highland, NY up to the bridge this year. I had wanted to go on the bridge, but there is no shade up there, so we started the trail going the other way. Good choice. There was quite a bid of shade available all along the way. Still really hot though. The dogs and I crashed for a couple hours when we got home.
For additional inspiration for this page, I followed this week's challenge at Lasting Memories. The challenge this week is BINGO. I love challenges like this, but this one was a little tough for me. But I got it.
I used the 2nd row. The frame and flowers are together are the left side of the photos. The lace is at the bottom of the photos. The frame, sunglasses and sun are all metal, as are the 4 brads I used. The sewing is a little harder to see. It's in the upper right of the layout, 2 stitched stars. Here's a closer up look...
And this week's Fabulous Friday Challenge at Frosted Designs was a color challenge. I loved the colors in the inspiration, but I wasn't sure I could find the perfect papers to match these colors quickly enough to get this page done. But I did. I was so excited and worked hard to get this page done tonight. Here is the inspiration....
I used K&Company's Wild Saffron. They are awesome papers. It's the first time I've used them. I have to find something else to use them for.
Here are other challenges that I am joining also:
Unique Crafters Challenge - Sparkle and Shine (I used 2 kinds of glittery Thickers for the title)
Truly Madly Crafty - Summer Fun (our hike)
ScrapFit Warm Up #30 - Doodling (I doodled around the date box and yellow paper the photos are on)
Cricut Chirp - A Buzzing Bug Bow (Bug - lady bugs around photos, Bow - On Tessa, Cut - Bottle and
leash from Everyday Paperdoll)
Scraptastic Club - Subway Art Challenge (3 different Thickers for title)
Creative Accents - Summer Sunshine - Yellow
The Crafty Pad Designs - Metal (frame, sunglasses and sun charms and brads)
I am also using this layout as my entry into the Brad challenge at SnC for our monthly challenges.
Phew.... Thanks for looking. Have a great rest of the week.