Sunday, June 5, 2011

WOW! I Can't Believe It's That Time Again!

It seems like I just did a lo for the GDT challenge at Sketchy Thursday, but now it is time for July's challenge!  The ladies provied a fabulous sketch (as usual) and some great inspiration photos!  I am loving that combo!  Sometimes you do a lo and you think "well not my favorite, but it's done" and then sometimes you get one and you think "oooohhhh I LOVE this one!"  This lo falls into the latter category!  It was so much fun to scrap these cute pics of my youngest daugher enjoying a Popsicle in Disney World on a VERY, VERY HOT Friday afternoon. 

For my inspiration, I chose the first two photos.  I won the Cherry-O kit from Close to My Heart last Summer at an all day crop and still had a few whole sheets and lots of scraps left, so I knew they were the exact ones I wanted to use.  I mixed in some orange Doodlebug paper to mimic my daughter's dress and the colors of the popsicle.  I LOVE having Thickers, but the "standard" letters don't last very long around here, so I have to come up with ingenious ways to get the letters I need.  "E"s are usually the first to go, so for my "e" in popsicle, I turned an "m" sideways and chopped off some of the length.  I was also missing "t"s in my white foam letters so I took a couple of "L"s and "I"s to remedy that situation!  :)  I'm not really sure how that flower is going to survive in my album, but I really love it.  It's one of the flowers that I created for Flower Fabrication Fiesta this past week at Club CK.  And of course I added some paint drips, for a fun touch of a melting ice cream!

Products Used:

Papers:  Close to My Heart & Doodlebug Design Inc.
Thickers:  American Crafts
Ribbon:  DCWV & Close to My Heart
Buttons, Brads, Waxy Flax, Acrylic Stamp:  Close to My Heart
Distress Ink:  Tim Holtz
Acylic Paint:  Apple Barrel
Pen:  Zig
Smooch Spritz:  Clear Snap
Glitter:  Stampendous
Circle Punch:  Marvy
Tag:  EK Success
Scissors:  Fiskars
Mini Market Alphas:  October Afternoon


  1. love this lo! love the doodling and the title is so cute!

  2. Such yummy summery colors! Love it Ashley :)

  3. Love your layout, I like how you've used the inspiration, and the colours are fab. Such a fantastic way of re-making letters, they look really effective :)

  4. Hey Ashley - this is a sweet layout. The colours and the photos are awesome! Great take on the sketch!!

    Anne Pennington

  5. Tooooooooooo stinkin' adorable!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee those photos, the colors and the title work! Thanks sooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :) :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. Very cute layout and photos:)
    Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!!