Twice a month, we'll be bringing you a new sketch, and showing you a few takes on the sketch by our designers. Today, we have our first sketch for October, courtesy of Becky Fleck.
“Baby Mae”, by Megan Klauer.
My main goal with this layout was to show how the "fall themed" Thankful line can be combined with the colors of the Sophisticates calendars to get a whole new look. I wanted to combine the "almost fall, yet still summery" look of late September. This is where Bella Blvd does things so beautifully. No matter what collection or theme, they all work together wonderfully!
Sophisticates: Calendars, Short Stories, Tall Tags; Thankful: Turkey Tracks, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Ciao Chip Elements: Stars & Hearts, Borders; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pony, Punch
"First Day of School" by Becky Williams.
One of my favorite things about the Bella Blvd collections is that even the themed collections have papers that can be used for everyday kinds of layouts. Here I have mixed the Thankful collection with Birthday Boy and Girl and they work perfectly with the colors in the pictures of my girls on their first day of school this year. The sticker sheets are great in that way, too, and I added a mix of the stickers from the birthday collections right onto the main photo on my layout.
Thankful: Bountiful; Birthday Boy: Toadilly Cool, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Birthday Girl: Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers; High Five Alpha Stickers: Blue; Ciao Chip Elements: Borders; Designer Tapes: Piggy Pink Stripe, Pickle Juice Chevron, Punch Chevron
"Fun October Memories”, by Sheri Reguly.
This sketch is so versatile, and it was the perfect solution for my trio of fall photos. I omitted the top journaling column, and replaced it with an embellished sticker accent that was adhered with adhesive foam to add some dimension. The Thankful collection, combined with strips of Designer Tapes, and a few simple embellishments brought my design together quick and easily.
Thankful: Turkey Tracks, Homey, Perfect Day, Just Write Journal Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Birthday Boy: Borders; Finally Fall: Miniature Stickers; Designer Tape: Pony Dots, Pickle Juice; Button Market: Outdoors
“Smile”, by Kim Jeffress.
My youngest son was such a happy smiley baby, so I wanted to create a layout to celebrate this trait in him. I decided to use the Birthday Boy collection. I thought the bright pops of color in the papers and embellishments suited my photos perfectly. I am always a stickler for adding journaling to my layouts, as I think it is very important to journal my thoughts and feelings to help keep the memory alive. You may ask where my journaling is? I have created some hidden journaling behind one of the photos. I have used small magnets on the back of the photo and back of my layout which holds the photo in place. When I want to read it I simply lift the photo completely off my layout!
Birthday Boy: About A Boy, Just A Note, Streamers, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Baby Boy: Baby Blue, Chipboard Icons; Designer Tape: Orange Stripe; Flags: Birthday Boy 1
We hope you will take some creative time for yourself, and try out our sketch! Whether it's a card, or a layout, we would love to see what you come up with. You can link them here in the comment section, or share them on our Facebook page.