January 2012 Sketchy Challenge

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope that 2012 is a wonderful year for you, filled with good health, happiness and dreams come true. It might sound corny, but my optimism prevails at the start of a new year, and I get very excited about the possibilities and opportunities that await in the year to come 🙂

January means a fresh start, a new perspective on life and hopefully many more scrapbook creations!

Today I’d like to share the layout I designed for the Canadian Scrapbooker January Sketchy Challenge.

Here is Jill Sarginson‘s wonderful sketch….

Who doesn’t love creating a winter page with a snowman? Hmmm…I suppose it might be a rare occasion to build a snowman for my scrapbooking friends living in warm climates.  Actually, right now we almost have had a brown Christmas with very little snowfall.  Not that I’m anxious for more white stuff to arrive…oh no.  But we have not had enough snow for snowmen, so I had to dig through my archives to find these pics of BabyOfTheFamily (BOF) from 2008.

I clearly remember taking these photos because when I saw this snowman, I thought, “WOW! His head is so perfectly shaped!”  BOF thought this was hilarious and couldn’t stop laughing at my compliment….that’s because she used her brother’s basketball for the snowman’s head and covered it with snow! (and NO, we did NOT tell her brother!)

Here is my layout based on Jill’s sketch…

I used papers from the BoBunny “Snowfall” Collection….such a beautiful set of papers, all glittery and sparkly…and they’re actually sold out in every scrapbook store in town!

I think the star of this page is the snowman….and I’m so happy to tell you that BabyOfTheFamily made this handsome fella!  Just before Christmas, she attended a wonderful craft workshop for kids at The Urban Scrapbook.  The crafts were designed by the talented Krista.  I think the snowman is cut with a Sizzix die.

He is covered with Silver Stickles and his hat is outlined with Picket Fence Distress Stickles.

A couple more close-ups…

Just LOVE this snowflake punch from Stampin’ Up!

I punched the snowflakes from Best Creations Glitter Paper.  Now there’s a great short cut…no Stickles or Glitter or mess necessary….just use Glitter paper instead!

This laser cut wood title is from Ezee Pzee…a Canadian company.

Ezee Pzee makes lots of fabulous chipboard elements too!

Ironically, I’m posting this wintery layout and then flying off to Mexico….so my next design might include photos of sand….instead of snow.  Yay!

Wishing you all the best in 2012 🙂


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16 responses to “January 2012 Sketchy Challenge”

  1. Micupoftea~ Avatar

    Mexico? Que pas?! lol~ LOVE this LO, Kelly….I may use this sketch! Funny story about the basketball. You are right…no snow here. Um, maybe we could decorate a palm tree? HAVE A BLAST in Mexico. 🙂
    JOY in 2012!
    xoxox

  2. Bellaidea Avatar

    Nice one!
    I did play with December sketch and will play with this one too:)

  3. scrappyhappymom Avatar

    Just how cute is that snowman? Great layout Kelly! Have a fantastic trip and I’m looking forward to those sun and sand layouts when you get back!

  4. Luz Maria Bruna Avatar

    What a gorgeous and adorable LO my friend!!

  5. Cindy Gay Avatar

    BOF did a great job with the snowman and the basketball head. Very nice layout. Happy New Year Kelly and I agree that optimism always prevails!

  6. Shona Avatar

    love the sketch…..and your creation is just gorgeous. Happy new Year!

  7. Miae Avatar

    Super cute LO Kelly! Happy New Year to you and have a sunshine filled time in Mexico!! Buen viaje!

  8. Renee Avatar

    What a gorgeous winter LO and kudos to BOF!! Such a cute snowman! Have fun in Mexico!

  9. Vicky Alberto Avatar

    Have a great vacation – happy NEW YEAR!

  10. Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace Avatar

    What a stunning LO!! Love your take on the sketch and your close-ups show the wonderful details so well!! ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

  11. Nancy Hanttula Avatar

    such a delightful layout!!! love it! LOVE the ingenuity of your youngster in covering the basketball with snow….makes the PERFECT round head! love it! LOVE the snow man your kiddo made too….how awesome! I hope my kiddos join me in this craft one day!!! how fun would that be!!!! Happy New YEAR!

  12. Sharon (Fritchey) Avatar

    Kelly! I hope you have a wonderful vacation in Mexico! I can’t wait to see the pictures and the scrapbook pages you create! I absolutely ADORE this page and that the snowman was made by your daughter. That is just so special! I want to thank you so much for stopping by my blog, too! Happy New Year, dear friend!

  13. Sharon (Fritchey) Avatar

    Kelly! I hope you have a wonderful vacation in Mexico! I can’t wait to see the pictures and the scrapbook pages you create! I absolutely ADORE this page and that the snowman was made by your daughter. That is just so special! I want to thank you so much for stopping by my blog, too! Happy New Year, dear friend!

  14. Izzyb Avatar

    This is just beautiful, Kelly. You have to admire BOF’s thinking with that basketball. Love her work on the paper snowman too. The whole page is a delight! I hope you have a wonderful trip.

  15. scrapbookertink Avatar

    Gorgeous layout, love the snow and what an adorable snowman x.

  16. Krista Avatar

    I love your take on this sketch! and your daughter did such a great job on her snowman!

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