Unstuck Squared

Well surprise, surprise I found the Stuck?! Sketches sketch challenge this month yet another super easy one to use – seems to be the case every month, thanks Laura! In fact, for the May 1, 2017 sketch, I found it so easy and adaptable to use I created two layouts with it.

Here is a look at the Stuck?! Sketches May 1, 2017 sketch:

For my first layout based on this sketch, I pulled out three pictures from a trip to Scotland with my sister that I have tried to scrap at least half a dozen times in the last few years. No joke. I have junked 3 unglued layout attempts and took apart 3 glued layouts – these pictures are my nemesis. Perhaps it’s the yellow grain of the pics due to the lighting combined with the bright red technical shirt I am wearing that makes them weary to create around? So tough, why can’t we all dress in scrap-happy colours? Full disclosure, I actually do consider this when packing for vacations NOW. Lesson learned.

But thank goodness, Stuck?! Sketches and the Simple Stories, Life in Colour collection came to my rescue and I am finally content with how I have these photos featured. Yahoo! This memory is one of my ultimate favourites from the trip! My sister and I walked for a number of hours in the rain (it was Scotland, so no surprise there) and just when the sogginess was bone deep it seemed we came upon this tea house. We had the opportunity for true and proper tea and scones complete with preserves and clotted cream. There is just nothing like it! We dried off laughing, sipping our hot tea, oh-ing and ah-ing over the scrumdiddilyumptiousness of the scones, and playing banana grams!

For my second layout based on this sketch, I had some brand new pictures of my brand new nephew Ole that I was dying to put onto paper. Ole was wearing this little robot onesie and was of course just his usual cute self, and I have this amazing Bazzill Basics Mac collection that was all robots, faded blues and greens with a teal tint – perfect pairing! I also had these little robot buttons I picked up from a local artist here in Vancouver, BC a few years ago that I was hoarding to use as flair on “that perfect page”.

Also, a little family story here … In our family we all sing this little ditty that my brothers Stevie and Hunter made up about being “a robot looking for love” on Christmas while playing Lego. Why we all sing this little song, I don’t know, but it is a go-to and has been about for years. It makes us all laugh every time! I was keen to get this family song into an Ole layout too as I am sure it will be one of the first family songs the little hedgehug is taught.

A big thanks to Laura and the design team for another great sketch and inspiration over at Stuck!? Sketches, and thanks to everyone who swings by to check out my takes on the sketch and a couple of Strachanberry stories.

~ Brande

Scrapbooker + Story teller + Historian = Scrapstorian. Are you a Scrapstorian?

One comment

  1. Glad you were finally able to make your Scotland photos work….Laura’s sketches are always inspirational! Love how you framed the two smaller photos in the first layout and the second layout is just darling! Thanks for playing along with Stuck?! Sketches!!!

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