Tuesday, January 13, 2015


AND SOME "POINTERS"...LOL.  I used a photo of my youngest son taken back in 2003.  He is now 16!  and I chose a challenge called ABC with a Twist over at Soul Scrappers.  I of course read it so fast that I had only seen the part about the letter being A and to use the embellishment arrows - at least 4 of them (those are my pointers!) Of course, when I went to post my layout I also noticed that you needed to have an "A" word.  Lucky for me, the upper left corner I had a cluster of embellishments containing the word 'Adorable!'.  I used the Team B Week 2 sketch from Let's Get Sketchy to base my layout on.
Here is the sketch -
I rotated the sketch 1/4 turn clockwise.  I was thrilled to see the large spot for the photo as I had just taken out this 7x9 photo to work with when Brenshevia posted the sketch the other evening.
And here is my layout!
Paula McLane Jennings's photo.
I thought you might like to see a few close ups -

(there is my A is for Adorable!) (and of course the music cleft is for his love of music, his guitar in particular.  Even as a toddler he had a toy guitar that he occasionally fell asleep with).
isn't it great when we uncover stash that we haven't used in forever?  like these fun scrabble tiles?  And when Thomas was little he simply loved all sorts of insects, little animals etc and probably still enjoys frogs when he fishes in a stream.
As mentioned Thomas loves music.  He is especially partial to classic rock and loves things from the hippy days. 
(this one is for me...I loved this ribbon and this is my favorite embossing folder I cut this from!)
I hope you have enjoyed this little blast from the past!


  1. Adorable picture and fantastic page!! LOVE all the elements you added!! So fun.

  2. Wonderful page! Love the feathers and scrabble tiles. Thanks for joining us @ LGS.

  3. Oh my one handsome boy have - great take on the sketch, luv your feathers and title
    Thank you for playing along at Let's Get Sketchy

  4. great masculine page.. fab layers and colours and great take on the LGS sketch

  5. great page> Love al the arrows to guide me around it. Thanks for joining our challenge at LGS

  6. Gorgeous, love all your elements. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  7. Cute picture and great page! Thanks for joining us at LGS :)

  8. Great page! Thank you for sharing it with us at Let's Get Sketchy!
    Nadine - My Scrap n' Stuff

  9. Great take on the sketch. Love the feathers. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!