On January 5, DramaQueen turned 16! 

Sorry…I just couldn’t resist posting her “hand” photo! ha ha ha!

For those of you who are new to following or reading my blog, I should let you know that I refer to my children here using affectionate nicknames. My husband started calling our daughter Drama Queen quite a long time ago although she has been the easiest child to raise thus far and thinks it’s pretty funny that we call her this.

Here is Sue Sykes‘ sketch for January over at the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Gallery

This sketch was perfect to feature a group of photos taken on DQ’s birthday…

“Sweet Sixteen”


I took a risk with this layout…is it too cute for a 16-year-old?  Actually DQ told me that she didn’t like ANY of her birthday photos, so I was NOT allowed to scrapbook them.  [oops]

These papers are from a couple of My Little Shoebox collections, along with the stickers and alphabets.

The title is all MLS stickers, plus I add Crystal Stickles to the number 16.


I drew a balloon template and then traced and cut out three.  I outlined them with a white pen and then Crystal Stickles.  They are tied with white embroidery thread.


These Peel-off adhesive flowers from Harmonie are so cool!  They are clear stickers with sticky tops that you can cover with glitter, microbeads, flocking, etc.  I used black Craft&Glitz microfine glitter.

This white flower frame is cut with my Cricut.


A journaling spot. [Dang! I wrote 2012, not 13!]

These 6 cards are cut right from one piece of My Little Shoebox patterned paper….an easy way to create a grid and mat photos!

How about starting the New Year off with a challenge?  Join the Sketchy Gallery and design a page based on Sue’s sketch, then upload it to the Canadian Scrapbooker website HERE.

I’ll see you over there!


14 Comments on January Sketchy Challenge

  1. Lynn
    January 7, 2013 at 5:58 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the photos of Drama Queen and the adorable layout! I think it’s just perfect!! My daughter doesn’t want me to ever scrap her photos either..and I say the same thing “oops” lol. Love your take on the sketch!!

  2. Cindy Gay
    January 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm (4 years ago)

    Great photos Kelly. (and I love the hand photo too!)

  3. Izzy Anderson
    January 7, 2013 at 7:31 pm (4 years ago)

    She’s such a beauty! I can’t imagine that she didn’t like those photos. What’s not to love? Such a sweet page. Great take on the sketch. Love the way you used the journaling cards for each block. So smart and a great look.

  4. Miae
    January 7, 2013 at 10:55 pm (4 years ago)

    No, not too cutsie…very cool! She will come to appreciate it later, I’m sure 😉 You did so well with the sketch, it’s a perfect one for getting in all those great pics!

  5. Shona
    January 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm (4 years ago)

    you always make me laugh hehe 🙂 I think the photos are awesome and this rocks 🙂

  6. Renee
    January 8, 2013 at 7:13 am (4 years ago)

    Here are my thoughts in order 🙂
    1. AHHHHHH, the familiar HAND photos from Kelly’s kids ; LoVe it !
    2. What a gorgeous page..sigh.. she always makes the prettiest LO’s and love these details.
    3. I don’t think it’s too cutesy at all.
    4. DQ is BEAUTIFUL, why wouldn’t she want her photos used?? I see she looks alot like her Mommy!
    5. WHY am I still sitting her on the computer and not in my freaking scrapbook room!>?!>! :)) Hugs

    • Renee
      January 8, 2013 at 7:14 am (4 years ago)

      meant to say .. “sitting *here* on the computer”

  7. Keren Tamir
    January 8, 2013 at 11:29 am (4 years ago)

    Love the photo so fitting for a 16 year old. Amazing layout using the sketch I wish I had time to you use all the sketches around in all the blogs

  8. Kelly Foster
    January 8, 2013 at 6:50 pm (4 years ago)

    What a beautiful and fun page!!! Great “hand photo” so cute, and typical, lol!! I love the grid design, and the frame around the photo, very nice!

  9. carlies
    January 9, 2013 at 5:37 am (4 years ago)

    Hey kelly you did made a beautiful design

    hugs carla

  10. Michelle
    January 13, 2013 at 4:03 pm (4 years ago)

    No it is NOT too cutsey for this wonderful Lo Kelly. Had a good chuckle at her hand photo { again! }lol . Love the frame you cut with your cricut! Looks great!

  11. jannekevanveen
    January 14, 2013 at 11:39 pm (4 years ago)

    wow love it it’s amazing greetings Janneke

  12. Sharon Fritchey
    January 28, 2013 at 4:11 am (4 years ago)

    Ahhhhhh, 16!!!!! Wow – it happens before we know it, doesn’t it, Kelly?! I absolutely adore the layout you created in honor of her birthday. The balloons, your photos, everything make for such a wonderful page, my friend!


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