Saturday, October 6, 2012

Once Upon a Sketch October Challenge

     I'm absolutely addicted to challenge blogs lately, and Once Upon a Sketch is one of my faves. I made a resolution at the beginning of the year to journal on every scrapbook page, and this blog incorporates journaling into every challenge. 

     The sketch for this month included the use of a quote. Here's the sketch and the quote:





     I've been trying to use up some of my old paper collections, and I was down to my last two sheets of Pink Paislee's Hocus Pocus line when I started this project. This paper is super fun, but I had absolutely no embellies left from the collection with the exception of a few stickers. This scenario stresses me out because I'm so dependent on my coordinating products, and I don't think I'm especially good at thinking outside the box. I found some vintage images from Crafty Secrets, a tag I had already stamped, a few K & Company goodies, and an ABC Primer chipboard sticker, and threw it all together into what I hoped would become a hodge podge of happy goodness. 



I used part of the quote in strips over my tag.



I broke out some Tim Holtz Halloween masks to add some details ...



... and of course, this is last year's photo because I'm always at least that far behind. There's just so much life to live, isn't there?


  We're off to surprise the kids with a trip to the movies this afternoon. We haven't been in more than a year, so it's sure to be a fun treat!! It has stopped snowing and the sun is out, so the day just got even brighter. Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!

9 comments:

  1. LOVE your Halloween page Jessica.. a fabulous mix of pp's and elements!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS :)

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  2. It is a beautiful Halloween lay-out. So festive and pretty! Thank you so much for playing along at OUAS!

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  3. Snowing? I thought that I live in the outskirts of the map, but not even Stockholm has had any snow yet:)) You did really great with your Halloween page Jessica, love how you cracked the challenge! Thanks ever so much for sharing your lovely page with us at OUAS!

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  4. what an amazing page !!! Thank you so much for playing along with us !

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  5. Very charming story! Cute and it is awfully amusing!

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  6. What a gorgeous page! I love how you have used that beautiful frame, and all the great little goodies tucked in here and there, well done! So glad you joined us at OUAS!!

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  7. WOOW!!! Gorgeous Halloween layout with so many beautiful details!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

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  8. Adorable layout! Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS =)

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  9. beautiful - - thanks so much for playing along at OUAS!

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