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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Echo Park

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the first of my posts for October - a very exciting month for us here at Scrapbookit!!

This month sees our much anticipated October Retreat!!
I, myself, have a few things happening this month...actually as you read this I will be on holiday in Thailand...two weeks of my Long Service Leave. Then when I get home it will nearly be time for our exciting!
We have a very special guest, Melissa Kennedy from Kaisercraft coming. I personally can't wait to do her class :)
I know there are only 2 spaces left for the retreat - we would love you to come along.

This month the lovely Brenda has challenged us with an absolutely gorgeous sketch. Well done on the design is an awesome sketch and I had heaps of fun using it. At the end of Brenda's last post she said that I would be posting next and that she was sure I would rock this challenge....well as per normal I have "rocked" the boat. As my headspace was obviously already in Thailand at the time of doing this layout I failed to use a black and white photo :) Sorry! Mel again tweaking the rules...just make sure you don't do it on your entry! Sorry Brenda!
Here is Brenda's sketch...

Sometimes when you have been scrapbooking for a long time you forget the simple things. Over the last few weeks I have been scrapping with my friend who is reasonably new to scrapbooking and she has reminded me of some of the basics that us older scrapbookers forget. One of these things is about the rules of using a sketch. Basically my rules are that a sketch is a place to start. When creating you can flip it or rotate it. Actually you can basically do anything you wish as long as there is a resemblance to the original sketch.
Sketches are great no matter whether you are a scrapbooking newbie or an old hand!!

So here is what I came up with! I actually flipped the sketch!

This month Jo so kindly gave me the gorgeous Echo Park papers - Reflections by Lori Whitlock.
They are truly gorgeous papers. The majority of the element stickers and embellishments feature words and phrases about a perfect range for all of those family shots.

You can pick up the pack at Scrapbookit. Included in the pack is...
12 12x12 Double Sided Papers, 12x12 Element Sticker and a 12 x 12 Alphabet Sticker sheet.
I love packs...they take the stress out of coordinating papers.

In this layout I have also used - the gorgeous WOW Word Speech Bubbles; Bella Floral Self Adhesive Flowers; Twine; Tim Holtz - Distress Ink; black staples and the cardstock I have used is Double Mates - Outdoorsy Olive.

Here is a close up of the embellishment cluster...

And my favourite part of the sketch...those trendy little tags under the photo...

Well, I hope that you have found something to inspire you from my post today.

Make sure you join us for this challenge. All you need to do is create a layout using Brenda's awesome sketch and email it to Jo -

Don't forget if you love this range to pop on over to the online store or email Jo to get your hands on this pack.

Looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations.

Mel x


  1. What cute kids they are! Love the papers, those little tags are cute, as is the film strip! Good work from Thailand!

  2. Cute photo of the kids to build this layout around. I like the sketch too. Almost finished with mine. Like that little love arrow.

  3. Love it Mel. You did rock the layout. The color photo is ok, how could it not be with those cute smiles. The papers are great. The colors are awesome. Also like the love arrow. Hope you hare an awesome holiday. XX


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