Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Shark Attack?/MME May Sketch Callenge

Hey all and a good Wednesday to you! I took a small break from my craft cave for a few days. Saturday was our 22nd wedding anniversary so we went on a date: dinner (Olive Garden) and a movie (Star Trek)! Both dinner and movie were fabulous! Sunday we did yard work, I planted the rest of my flowers, and we just sat out on the deck and enjoyed the day reading. Ahhhh! Monday for the holiday, I made BBQ ribs, home made potato salad and baked beans. YUM! We also started watching season 5 of True Blood. I like the series, but I think the books are so much better!

Ok, enough about my weekend. On to what I made!

Surprise! I made a layout! It's been ages since I made one, so I did! I'm using the sketch from My Mind's Eye May sketch challenge:

All papers are from the MME The Sweetest Thing collection. Instead of squares, I used my Hexalong dies. I used up a lot of the little bits of paper I kept. I just couldn't throw them out, and it paid off with this layout! For the straight stitches, I opted for some zig zag stitches.  I think the hardest part of this was the journalling. I don't journal a lot on my layouts, so it was super hard for me to come up with something to say that would border all four sides of the page. It. Was. Torture! (I also wrote bigger than I normally do, so that helped! ☺) I finished with some enamel dots and called it a day!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening!

DP - MME - The Sweetest Thing
Card stock - recollections
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Paper Smooches - Hexalong dies; WRMK - Sew Easy tool; DMC floss; MME - Enamel Dots; American Crafts - Thickers; Jillibean Soup - alpha stickers; Marvy Uchida marker


  1. Love it!!! I need to get my butt in gear and do some layouts as well!! Yours is awesome {possum} thanks for the inspiration!

  2. OHHHH! I love this surprise-- you nailed this LO! LOVE the papers and the colors and the journaling around the edge! AMAZING!!! FABBBBBBULOUSLY done:)

  3. Gorgeous layout, this makes me want to make some layouts too! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Xx Sandra

  4. Ooh, what a fun layout, Chris! Love your take on that sketch. Substituting the hexies for the blocks is such an eye catching idea!
    And what a fabulous way to use up some of those accumulated paper scraps!
    Sounds like you guys had a wonderful long weekend. Congrats on your anniversary!

  5. Once again, you & I: separated at birth. I love the guilty pleasure of watching True Blood, but the books are SO much better. Have you read Harris' other two series? They are also excellent.
    I love the fun & funky-ness of this page :) Journaling along the edges? Genius!

    1. Jessi, I have ALL of her books! She is one of my favorite authors. You should also read the 'Accidental' series of books by Dakota Cassidy. You WON'T be disappointed!

  6. Love this! Looks great how you used hexagons and part hexagons for the accents.


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