I was going to title this post “Monthly Sketch”….but hey, didn’t I just post that a couple weeks ago?? Yikes. What is going on with days, weeks, and months flying by!
Today I’m featuring my layout created with The Urban Scrapbook‘s April kit, which is comprised of the gorgeous, deeply coloured Bobunny collection “Weekend Market”.
Lynette designed another wonderful sketch that is included in this kit, which is for sale now in the store. Jan is the talented artist at Urban who puts these kits together, and she included a number of products from this collection: Jewels, Buttons and the Combo Stickers….
The flavour of these papers seems to be travel, however, one sticker on the wonderful sticker sheet caught my attention, and thus my design was born.
Instead of travel, I decided to design a layout about reading. I am an avid reader….and I’m happy to say that all of our children are as well. The public library is our second home 🙂
But in the last couple of years, BoyGenius has spent more time with the XBox and computer than books. Sigh. This has been tough for me to watch, but I’ve been patient and am excited to report that during our Spring Break holiday last week, he finally decided to read a novel I gave him at Christmas. (It has been collecting dust on his night table for 3 months. Bigger sigh.)
The world is right again. He is reading! I celebrated by designing this page….
|“Reading is your ticket to travel the world.”|
Cardstock, corrugated paper and ribbon are also part of this awesome kit!
|I attempted to create a bookshelf with the corrugated paper. I took photos of the books then placed them in the “shelves” as cut-outs.|
|The tag is made with Coredinations paper, which looks great when you emboss it. And this is the sticker that inspired my design.|
|The “ticket” journaling strip is mounted on a wooden ticket (but I forgot to source this element!)|
Of course, I didn’t run and get my camera when he picked up that book! I knew that wouldn’t help the situation. This photo is from our summer RV trip (one and only) from 2 years ago. We had no technology on our trip, so reading became our favourite past time. Coincidentally, in this photo he is reading a book by the same author of his current book, a wonderful fantasy series called Eragon….about an amazing world of dragons, written by Christopher Paolini, who wrote the first edition when he was 16!
I am very fond of Fantasy novels as well, but have not read one in quite awhile. Watching BG consume Paolini’s most current book Inheritance is making me consider reading it myself.
That might not be considered “cool,” so I will leave it on the shelf for now.
In a few days I will post another layout of BoyGenius….this time using Canadian Scrapbooker magazine’s April Sketchy Challenge.
Wishing all of you a lovely Easter….and hope you have time on the long weekend to make friends with a good book!