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Thursday, May 15, 2014

"Smile, It's Your Birthday" Layout

Hi there!
Today Paper Secrets is revealing it's 2nd sketch challenge for May and the twist is the word:
Below is my take on the challenge using the following items:
G - Green ~ A - Authentique "Suave" Collection ~ R- Recollections "Chevron" Punch
D - Date Stamp (CTMH) ~ E - Enamel Dots ~ N - Number (5)
Here is the sketch by Kelly Holifield:
Stop by Paper Secrets to see the full Design Team reveal and all the creative ways the team interpreted this challenge.   While you are there get the details of the challenge and if you like the
Authentique "Suave" Collection I used, you can find it in the Paper Secrets Online Shop

I am also entering this layout into the following challenges:

Sketch N Scrap 2nd Birthday Bash 

Sketches 4 All


  1. This is gorgeous Brenda! I always enjoy how your work! Great photo and I love your background! How did you do your circle? Thanks for joining our second birthday bash at Sketch N Scrap!

    1. Thank you Lisa!!! You would not believe it, but I added four pop dots to a clear stamp holder and adhere it to the top of and old burner cover that my brother had, used a sponge applicator and added acrylic paint around the edge and "stamped" the circle onto my page....LOL! I got the idea from Rochelle Spears who told me to find an old plate and paint the edges, but did not have any but found a set of old burner covers which are part of my paint and misting stash now.

    2. HOW CREATIVE!!!! I thought it looked like you dipped the edges of a plate in paint! I love it, I hope you don't mind if I "borrow" that awesome idea someday! How fun, it is a very unique look!

    3. Hi Lisa, you are more than welcome to use that idea! I would love to see what you create!!!!

  2. This is a great layout. I love the circle around the cute photo and the layering. Perfect! Thanks for entering it in the challenge at The Crafty Scrapper!

  3. Love this layout! And I too love the circle. So glad you shared with us what you used. It just goes to prove that any item in your house could be better off in the craft room! LOL! Thanks for entering in The Crafty Scrapper challenge!

  4. Brenda, this is gorgeous! I love how rustic it looks. Thank you for joining in the Sketch N Scrap birthday bash and my circle challenge!

  5. Brenda, this LO is adorable. I love the sepia colors with a pop of mint green to draw attention to your photo....brilliant!