Half the fun for me in writing my blog is coming up with titles for my posts. Sometimes I’m boring and just type the obvious, like “Sketch Challenge”…..but most often I want my title to be catchy or clever 🙂
I’m not sure if this post’s title falls into the clever category, but it is time to blog about the sketch challenges I participate in at the beginning of every month.
Today I am featuring the layout I designed with the Urban Scrapbook monthly kit….and our sketch challenge was SIX photos. Yes, SIX. I think Lynette is looking forward to designing future sketches with fewer photos 🙂
I thought a multi-photo single layout would work well for a vacation or travel page, so I decided to use photos from our family trip to Europe back in 2007 (when I was still young and beautiful).
My husband convinced (begged) me to travel to Europe with our 3 young children. Do I regret it? Was it the trip of a lifetime? The answer is “no” to both questions.
The trip had its challenges, for sure, like “No, mom, we don’t want to see Picasso’s famous painting” (while in Madrid). Guess who sat outside with the kids while DAD went into the Sofia Museum??
Of the 4 weeks we spent in Europe, we were in Spain for 7 days….on the coast and then in Madrid. The beauty of southern Spain and the coast is breathtaking. We had a wonderful time. Honest.
And here’s the proof….six snapshots from our week in Spain….
|7 Days in Spain|
I think the red paper suits Spain, don’t you?
In the kit are papers and sticker sheet from the new Echo Park collection “Note to Self”, along with buttons, brown burlap ribbon (which I cut into circles and layered under my flower stickers), Tim Holtz metal numbers, Bazzill card stock and a Jillibean Soup chipboard alphabet.
Jan always plans the most wonderful kits and these monthly challenges do push me to scrapbook outside of my “design box.” To see the other amazing layouts the staff designed with this kit, click HERE and visit Urban’s blog.
I cannot believe it’s time for me to pick up July’s new kit from Urban to design with…yikes. But that means summer is around the corner, and in my house that also means no more making school lunches every morning! Yahoooooo!