Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Family of 6

Hello!  It has taken a couple of days, but I have completed a layout!  I did this one for this month's challenge at Once Upon A... Sketch.  I have been following this challenge blog for a while, but this is the first time I've played along.  Each month they have a sketch and a journaling prompt.  The focus is on documenting your stories on your scrapbook pages.  This month's prompt was "The start of something new," and below is the sketch.

I decided to make a page for my "Book of Me" about our transition to a family of 6.  My "Book of Me" is 8x8, so I had the challenge of working in this less familiar format.  The papers I used are old Bo Bunny from a pad I got at Scrapfest several years ago.  

Because of the smaller format, I decided to do my journaling on a hidden tag.  It reads: 
Wow! 4 kids! As we begin this new chapter of our family, I am a bit nervous about being a good mom to all of you.  I know one of the most important things I can do is ask God for grace.  I love you all very much!

I bought some DIY Thickers a week or so ago to use with my collection of glitter, and that's what I used for the 6 in my title.  I used some coarse glitter first, and then filled in the gaps with some blue extra fine glitter.  The current weekly challenge at Club CK is to use multiple fonts for your title, which is a technique I enjoy and one I used here.  I had a lot of fun playing with different inks on the flowers and canvas accents.  I used some spray inks on the flowers and used distress inks on the canvas vines.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock- Bazzill
Patterned Paper- Bo Bunny Press
Flowers- Petaloo
Canvas- Prima
Inks- Ranger, Tattered Angels, Studio Calico, Prima
Buttons- Rusty Pickle, Jesse James Co.
Pen- Tsukineko
Stickers- Simple Stories, American Crafts
Glitter- American Crafts
Punch- Marvy
Font- Alako Bold
Software- Sure Cuts A Lot, PSE 9
Photoshop Action- The CoffeeShop Blog (Splendor B&W)
Glitter Glue- Ranger
Twine- Robin's Nest


  1. What a beautiful page AND family, Jessica! You are so blessed, and I just love that you're already at scrapbooking those priceless memories!

  2. Welcome to OUAS! so glad you decided to join in and play! It must be wonderful to have such a large family, your 4 must keep you busy ;) This is a truly lovely page that captures such a precious moment. Thank you ever so much for sharing it with us at OUAS!

  3. Fabulous layout with great techniques!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  4. I find the choice of colors absolutely gorgeous!Using black and white photos instead of color ones has such a big impact on the layout. I do need to use more black & white photos in my own layouts:) I have also created a layout for this challenge, visit my blog if you like to check it out http://paperscrapsandscissors.blogspot.com

  5. What a sweet layout! Love the dimensional number and wonderful family photos! Congrats! Thanks for joining along with OUAS :)