OK...not really...but they were our own ice follies! About 3 years ago we decided to go ice skating during winter break. It can be so difficult to get the kids active when the weather is less than cooperative---either too cold or too wet to get out. Add in the obsession with computers and video games and we have some Wall-E people in the making! This was my answer for a fun family outing and some exercise, too. It has since become an annual tradition that we look forward to.
I am now a proud member of the Scrapbook Generation Super Sketch Club. Yay! This means once a month I receive in the mail a kit with all the makings for five 2-page layouts. Complete with sketch and instructions. I can create as suggested, modify a little or take it in an entirely different direction. This is one of the layouts I have created so far. In this case, I modified it just a bit.
For starters, I kept the background papers the same including how they were cut and placed. The sketch provided called for six photos. I modified it to accommodate eight. I added a separate title. The sample simply used on of the embellishments as a title.
**patterned papers and embellishments are from Pink Paislee Portfolio collection**
I also change the placement of some of the embellishments, used a different journal block and an alternate patterned paper to mat my two 4x3's on the left page. The last thing I added was a couple eyelets and some baker's twine.
I was worried about the red in my coat being a distraction. But I think I found a good balance and even think it provides a nice contrast to all the grey and yellow. What do you think?