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Monday, December 30, 2013

Summer Lovin' - Sketch Challenge

I just recently discovered the Let's Get Sketchy blog, and they have some fabulous sketch challenges over there! So I saw this sketch, which I had actually seen on Pinterest as well. These are pics of us at a local splash pad/water park this summer. I had to buy a new swimsuit to go because I finally hit my 50 lbs lost mark just a week or two before this, so my old swimsuit no longer fit me. I was excited to show it off, and we had a blast cooling off in the hot summer sun!


This is such a fun sketch so I got to work straight away on some fun pics from this Summer. They were printed 4x6 so I trimmed them down to about a 3 x 4.5 size picture. I used some fun Pool themed paper I found as a background, and used some distressed Echo Park orange & white paper as a great mat for the pictures. All the other papers are from Hobby Lobby. I used alphas and the sun embelly from my stash. I also cut out the arrows/chevrons from scraps of papers. Thanks for looking!

18 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I love that background pp! Nicely done. Congrats on your weight loss! That is awesome! And I'm so glad you found us! Hope to see you play along again! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy!

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    1. Thank you! I do love a good challenge, I can't NOT do one! so I'm sure I'll be back for more fun - and I've got your blog in my list - and subscribed! - so I can see updates. I'm already thinking on the Bingo challenge!

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  2. Great take on the sketch Carolyn! Love the photos & that water paper!

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    1. Thank you! Hubs actually got some great pics of me and the kids lol. I'm never in pics and when I ask him to take some, they don't always come out 100% lol. I was excited to get some great pics :) And when I saw this paper (From Hobby Lobby!) I knew I had to get it. I have another piece I'll use for a companion page for this one.

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  3. I absolutely LOVE your take on the sketch! What a way to document these wonderful memories! Great papers

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    1. Thanks! I liked yours too - I think it's a very versatile sketch.

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  4. Great job! Love thinking about warm weather right now! Great take on the sketch---glad you found us at LGS!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I definitely will be back to play over at LGS :) I think in the middle of so many Christmas layouts and December Daily, it's nice to do a summer layout lol.

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  5. Super cute layout! So awesome that you found us! Thanks for playing along at LGS!

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    1. Thank you! I definitely will be back to play over at LGS - I love a good challenge!

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  6. Wow .. what can I say but fantastic jobb on both, your fabulous LO and hard work on your weightloss...congratuations! .... and keep up the good work on both, playing along with our sketches and loosing weight. Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at LGS :)
    P.S It would be helpful if you could turn of your word verfications on commenting, it makes it easier for everyone who visits your blog :)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! I'm already down 3.6 lbs this go round and I'm shooting for 33 by May 1. ;)

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  7. Cute!! Love that wavy background paper. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Let's Get Sketchy!

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    1. Thank you so much, and thanks for visiting my blog!

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  8. Great page! Love those papers! Thanks for playing along at LGS! And good luck on the weight loss!

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    1. Thanks so much, and thanks for visiting my blog!

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  9. Thanks for the blog love, so glad you found us at LGS! I can't wait to see more of your work!

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  10. Congrats on your weight loss, that's awesome!
    Love your background paper and pics. Fabulous job with the sketch!
    Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

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