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My layout published on pg 67 of the Sept 09 issue
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September Sketch and Challenge – Birthday Issue!

This month of September marks the first birthday of the Newsletter, my Ezine.  So the theme for this month’s sketch and challenge is birthdays!  Get scrapbooking a birthday!

However… to keep to the usual schedule I have September’s sketch for you… another multi-photo layout ( I know that you are always looking for ways to use more than one photo on a page!)
UPDATE:  Here is my layout based on this sketch

SKETCH Newsletter Sept 09 Sketch


As for the Challenge… if you are trying to stick to a diet… look away now! Sept 09 Newletter challange-cupcake

The challenge is to use the theme of birthdays, cakes or something similar and either use the shape of a cupcake in your page and/or use the colours of these cupcakes!  If you click on the image it will enlarge and you can see the sprinknle colours a little more clearly… watch the drooling though!

Scrapbooking Sketch and Challenge for August 09

Here is the Scrapbooking Sketch this month.  It’s a multi-photo layout, well it makes use of two photos at least!  If you don’t have scalloped paper, but you have a corner rounder punch (athough some corner rounders aren’t suitable) you can make your own scalloped paper… see this article. Sketch August 2009

As for this month’s Challenge… What do the objects, in the two pictures below, have in common?



Yes, the objects are both miniature versions.  The teeny tiny tube of  balm which was a “trial” size packed with my usual moisturiser… I think it’s really cute, but then I just love miniature things.  Little replicas of their usual, bigger versions.

The teensy mini album (the true meaning of mini !!) I made recently as an experiment.  I mostly copied the tutorial from Creativity Prompt, but changed the cover to a “funky foam” one.

So the Challenge for you this month is to create a page, album or anything else for that matter, which is either miniature itself or about something miniature.

A Reader’s Layout from the June Newsletter Sketch

When I checked my emails this morning, I was pleased to find that a reader (of the SSN Newsletter) had sent me a photo of her scrapbook layout based on the Sketch in the current Newsletter (see this post for the sketch and my layout).
Look at this… lovely… and look at all those buttons!  This bright page was made by Timi Mercardo (Thank You Timi for sending it in) and I am particularly into things half hidden behind papers and such at the moment, so I particularly like the top right hand corner with the ripped paper showing some buttons.  Pretty young lady too!
Ziggy's Balloon by Timi Mercado - a scrapbook page based on the sketch in the June issue of the Newsletter
Ziggy’s Balloon by Timi Mercado – a scrapbook page based on the sketch in the June issue of the Newsletter
And the scalloped edge ring… was that hand punched or a diecut one (or a cutting machine version even)?  
It’s a good interpretation of the sketch, and thank you for sharing it with us Timi.