Sketches Anyone?

I absolutely love sketches, creating them, using them, changing them, and they can be down right handy when preparing for a crop.  So, I am always on the look out for new sketch sites, and well with the help of Picnic I found a super place for sketches, the blog 52 sketches.  I was really on the look out because I was getting ready for a benefit crop I attended last weekend.  It was a great crop too, more on that later.  Anyway, I wanted to scrap the group picture I have from the Acoustic Lunch that Jayne and I went to one afternoon, and since it was such a fun crazy thing I thought the page needed some of that attitude too.   And 52 sketches had it, number 23, with a flip of the design it was perfect.

What do you think?

Here is a close up of the Grunge Board skull with I painted with Smooch, I just need to say I love this stuff.  The circles and the title were cut out of the Black Magic Coordinates paper, it is black on top and red underneath, I love the effect it gives when all distressed--done with sand paper.d

I used the Cricut Indie Art cart to cut the barbed wire, the silver paper was a little difficult only because the color was like a film over the paper so, next time I will use some Bazzill most likely, but I have had this forever and just wanted to use it.  

Materials for "With the Band"
Bazzill Card stock
Coordinates Card stock
Karen Foster Pattern Paper
Love Elsie Pattern Paper
Silver Paper unknown
Cricut Expression--Indie Art, Wild Card (circles), Lyrical Letters
Me & My Big Ideas Bling
Making Memories Sandpaper Block
Zig Millennium Journaling Pen
Grunge Board

Good times for sure.  

Oh and the crop, the crop was a lot of fun.  I got a total of eight pages done, which for me is good.  I was just shy of my 10 page goal, but man was I tired.  The crop raised money and brought in a lot of non perishable foods for Harvest Hope Food Bank, which is good.  I made some new scrappy friends, so hopefully we will be able to get together soon and get our scrap on. 

Not much else, the Fiscal Year End was this past week, we have a few things to get done and then we will do our annual roll over in our system.  It was a pretty crazy week, working with numbers and making sure we were balanced to the penny--trying to find 7 cents in a 16 page invoice can get a touch nerve racking, but it was found.  I have also already started getting things in place for the coming fiscal year, so this way things can transition smoothly.  I learned a lot this past year with the budget cuts and all so I am looking forward to another year or challenges, growth, and perseverance. 

Seeing that its the 4th of July, I think I will celebrate my freedom by scrapping some and thing going for a swim.  Have a great and safe holiday, from the Bunny Hole, peace out!

1 comment:

GranShoo said...

Bunny, I'm glad you had success with completing 8 pages at your benefit crop. Sounded like fun. Thank you for your help on OOTF when you responded to my Page Kits Discussion. I made up several kits and took to my crop this past Friday. The kits with your suggestion of making a list of the tools you'll need to complete the kits really made it convenient for me to complete more pages than I've been able to do before. I think I completed 10 or 12. And that's a whole lot more than I usually complete. I like your layouts you've posted here. You did a great job with them.