Monday, 17 September 2012

Don't Forget Your Hat

I can never remember wearing a hat as a child. In a single generation it has gone from something unusual to something automatic. I would never dream of having Scarlett out in the sun without a sunhat on, especially not in New Zealand where the hole in the ozone layer means the sun is super intense. She often reminds me to pack a hat for her and she has a collection of about half a dozen to choose from.

When I was looking through our NZ holiday snaps her apple hat appeared in many of the photos so I decided to scrap it!


I had fun with this layout. I tried to use all the papers I had left from my Summer of 69 kits that had a circular motif. I added in a banner cut from some OA Cakewalk paper (which included some polka dots) and even used sequins to anchor the banner to the page. I found a great sheet of Jenni Bowlin letters and flash card stickers to add along with some MME buttons and brads and a Greatest View flair. A little contrasting washi with the angular chevrons helped tie everything together colour wise.

Once again I used a new sketch from Susan Stringfellow's Sketch Savvy blog. I find a lot of great 4 x 6 photo ideas on her blog. Here is the original sketch and as you can see I have not deviated from it a great deal.



We have a busy week here this week. We have visitors arriving tonight for just over 24 hours on their way to Europe. We are hoping to squeeze in a trip to the zoo tomorrow before they head off tomorrow night. Hubby is in Taiwan until late tomorrow, home for most of Wednesday before flying to India on Wednesday night and we have visitors arriving for the Singapore Grand Prix over the weekend. My washing machine is taking a beating with all the laundry! I just hope they are not expecting a show home level of tidiness as they will be very disappointed!

I hope your week is a little less laundry centred than mine!

13 comments:

  1. Great take on the sketch! ha! With four children my laundry load is never light! Have a great time at the zoo!

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  2. Great take on the sketch! I love the banners!

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  3. I saw this and it instantly made me think of Shimelle!
    Great take on the sketch.

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  4. Great take on the sketch - and cute topic to scrapbook!

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  5. Lovely layout! Thamksfor sharing the sketch site.

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  6. So so cute! And you know how I love Susan!

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  7. What a cute photo subject you have and a beautiful layout to boot.

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  8. Great use of the sketch! Love the fussy cut banner :)

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  9. ohhhhhhhhh i love it!!
    and yeah i am with you on the sun hat thing!!!
    gotta have them here in NZ!!! for sure!!!

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  10. What a great layout, the banners are adorable.

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  11. I love your take on this layout--it's really nice. I also recognize some of these papers and love what you did with them. Thank you for sharing!

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