Where Did July Go?

I don’t know about you but August snuck right up on me!

So please bear with me as I share some layouts I created using the July 2017 sketch by Brenshevia over at Let’s Get Sketchy. The sketch was so easy to play with I ended up using it as a sort of double page layout and it worked fabulously!

Here is the Let’s Get Sketchy, July 2017 Sketch by Brenshevia:

The event I used the sketch for is the International Rugby 7s Tournament that’s been hosted here in my city of Vancouver, British Columbia for 4 years. The event is 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, and they really are just awesome fun-filled days – great rugby, and awesome company. About 40 from my husband’s rugby club go and all sit in the same section. It’s so fun.

Now let me tell you, rugby players march to their very own rugby beat. One of these beats is the concept that ‘Saturday is a Rugby Day’ which basically means the rugby club decides what, when and who, where and anything else that day. So for the Saturday of the event the boys of the club decided we had to be kitted out in Onesies. You ready that right … a bunch of grown adults in Onesies. Funny enough, we were not by any stretch the only ones dressed up. Rugby clubs love a good dress up night out on the town. It was secretly quite fun and, oh wow, was my Onesie comfortable.

Here is my layout using Brenshevia’s sketch to capture Saturday or Onesie day of the event:

I used a now retired Bo Bunny, Family Is collection for this layout. I bought this full collection a number of years ago but have found it hard to use. The colours are so bright and fun (which I like) but they somehow snuck in a lot of floral and Cameo like stuff that I have found hard to make work with my photos. But I have to say I loved the collection for these photos and sketch!

Probably no surprise to you when I say the Sunday of the event is a little lower key. We all know that’s like attributed to most of the folks who whooped it up on Saturday now need to recover. To me what this means is a day to wear the clothes I pick and not a costume like a normal adult. The day is still as fun as always with our rugby family and the rugby games are even better to watch on Sunday.

Here is my second layout using Brenshevia’s sketch to capture the Sunday of the event.

I didn’t want to alter the sketch or my layout to add journaling about the event, so I used an adhesive flip pocket page to capture a journal card that I will stick to this layout’s page cover once it’s the album. I love the journaling part of scrapbooking and find this such a great way to capture the words while focusing my actual layout on the photo.

For both my Sunday layout and the Journal card I used one of my favourites Simple Stories, Urban Traveller. The collection is now retired and I am trying not to hoard it (which I tend to do when I cannot replenish). I know that Simple Stories will keep coming out with collections I adore, so why not enjoy using the ones that I have now, since it brings me joy in the process?

Well that’s me … off to work on August sketches to blog about in August.

~ Brande

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

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