Sunday, February 10, 2013

Playtime with Dad

Good Morning!

Today's layout is using the Sketches in Thyme sketch.  I love this sketch!

Normally, when I follow a sketch the first thing after I pick out my pictures and then pick their sizes.

Next I figure out what sizes to use for the various pieces of paper in the sketch and I write them on the sketch itself.  That way, if I love how it turns out I already have the sizes if I use it again!  Although if I really don't like it, I also know what sizes NOT to use.  LOL  For example, on this layout I wrote on the sketch to change the bottom patterned paper to 8 X 11 instead of 6 X 10.

If I'm not sure, I use some of the white paper that comes my scrapbooks and cut them into the sizes I think I want to use to make sure it all fits together nicely.  If I like it, I start cutting out my patterned paper and put my layout together.  I don't always do that for layouts,  but I almost always do it for cards.

{I REALLY should have done it with this sketch because I had the disadvantage of not having all my pictures printed, so I'm the first to admit I did NOT do the sketch justice.}

My layout....

The journaling says "Zach and Bentlee playing with the new toy Great Grandma bought!
Bentlee was ohh-ing and ahh-ing every time the balls popped up!"

The other two pictures for this sketch, when I get them printed....

Have a great day & thanks for all your lovely comments!


  1. Hi Jen, I love the layout & it will look so good with the other photos on. I am impressed by all the measuring you do - it obviously pays. x

  2. I love all the circle, which brings out the ball theme of your photo's. I am very impressed with your process - I am not that organised.

  3. Thank you for your participation in our sketch!
    Beautiful page, kisses!

  4. Love this photo! Thank you for joining us at Sketches in Thyme!

  5. Cute baby
    tks for playing with us at SIT

  6. such a fun page, love the circles to mimic the toy! Thanks for joining us at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany