Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sketches are the Best

It's time for the Paper Pretties monthly sketch challenge.  YEAH!!!  The first Monday of every month our DT coordinator Frances (Stampowl) gives us a sketch to use. 

Usually I make a card with the sketch and this sketch would work wonderfully for a card.  But I needed to make something to give to my buddies up north when I went visiting last week.  I had picked up a package of small notebooks at one of the big box stationary stores and decided to alter the covers.  This sketch worked perfectly for my project.

These friends are my Girl Scout buddies.  I don't think any of us spent much time in Girl Scouts as children but we did it for years as adults.  We spent many weekends working the city's encampment.  Our first year working it we had over 200 campers on our hands.  Maddy and Eileen were the camp directors, and Edna and I ran the kitchen.  I don't think any of us ever came up for air that weekend but we had fun and so did the campers.  We also scrapbook together and have gone away on a few weekends.  We have a blast and we laugh our butts off.  I miss hanging out with these ladies more than I could ever say. 

Since Girl Scouting played such a significant part in our time together I used Scout Sophia for my image and some K & Co scouting paper. 

As you can see I added some extra embellishments to my project.  If you play along with us you can follow the sketch exactly, you can flip it around, move the elements to where they work for you, or you can add embellishements if you wish.  You don't have to use Paper Pretty stamps either, but if you've got them we'd love to see them.  All you have to do is have a reasonable resemblence to the sketch so we know you're in the right challenge.

Here's the deets:
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - K and Co. "Girl Scout" pad; unknown cs
miscellaneous - brads, Sizzex flourish die; ribbon, buttons, twine

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC156 - sketch
Dream Valley - Stamp Something (no digis)
Paper Players #49 - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again.  Now go get inky and make a card for the Paper Pretties PWC156 sketch challenge, you can find all the details, the linkey thingie and more inspiration from the other design team members by clicking here.


  1. I love my notebook - the picture doesn't do it any justice!!! Thank you so much!

  2. Great notebook! Love the pinks and greens! Thanks for playing at Dream Valley!

  3. Love this notebook! I was a GS leader for many years. My troop is all in college now but we keep in touch via FB! Great memories for me and I hope for them!

  4. Fab project! Love the bps.

    Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley.

    Lin xx

  5. What a cute altered notebook! I love the little Girl Scout image! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  6. Fabulous color choices on this notebook. Fabulous coloring on the image, too!
    So glad you shared it with the Paper Players this week

  7. How fun! I can see she liked it, too! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  8. What a fun altered notebook! Beautiful shading on the image, too. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players! :)


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