Sunday, November 24, 2013


when everything you need just falls right into place?  

Last night I sat down to choose a challenge to work on.  

I selected this one from The Memory Nest:

I had this photo of my son, his girlfriend and her brother and his girlfriend that was taken in Times Square out on my desk.  

There is a great story to the photo - this was the night John (Kathryn's brother) asked Sally to marry him.  He had all her friends and family in bleachers there and he did a 'mic' check and had everyone repeat what he was saying.  What a big exciting surprise.

Right next to the photo I saw a package of papers that I was trying to finish up that were exactly that color combo.

I rotated the sketch 1/4 turn clockwise.

I used a selection of embossing folders and I embossed (and de-bossed) my triangles.  (yes, the de-bossing was an accident - I didn't watch what side up I put the paper in but I thought it would be a good look for a change!)

I added a thankful quote.

And here it is:

I am also entering this layout in a site I just discovered - 3 Scrappy Boys in their 4th Anniversary Celebration sketch challenge which calls for flipping your sketch!

And now - another message - Paper Secrets is having a 45% off sale through November 30, 2013 and a great giveaway of a $20 gift certificate to the shop!  Head there and get some great bargains - I did!

Come back later as I plan to be busy creating later today!


  1. Love your take on the challenge. The sketch you used is a fave of mine. Thanks for playing along with us. LOVE your embossed triangles!!

  2. You did a great job with the challenge. The colors are perfect. Thanks for joining us at the Memory Nest.

  3. Love how you combined those two challenges!
    Thanks for playing along with us at The Memory Nest!

  4. I love your take on the sketch and the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at The Memory Nest. :)

  5. Oh totally LOVING this page! Its so fun and is such a great take on the sketch and challenge..