Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Okay, okay I know I've been getting a little corny with my post titles lately, but I worked at a church for 11 years with the Student Ministry and we had to have titles for EVERYTHING!!  So it has been ingrained in me to come up with funny, fitting, or corny titles to fit the occasion!!  :)  And just in case you missed it...today is May 1...hence the "May" in my post title, and I am sharing a layout today from our local Straw"berry" festival for this month's Sketch It Out Challenge, that I host at Club CK!!

I have to say it is SO difficult waiting a full month to do the new sketch reveal!!  :)  I am patience challenged, so halfway through the month, I am ready to post the one for next month.  So without further ado...here is the Sketch and my layout for this month's challenge:

I used Bella Blvd.'s new Sunshine & Happiness line on this layout, and let me just tell you, it makes me happy!!  I always love the fun, whimsical style Stephanie Hunt designs into her collections.  And the patterns and colors in this line are right up my alley!

Now, if you've been playing along for the past two months, you are probably wondering what the twist will be this month??!!  Well for May, it's going to be an oldie, but a goodie!  Your TWIST for the month of May, is to use stitching.  You can use machine stitching, hand stitching, or faux stitching!  And remember, the twist is just an added bonus.  If you can't work it in or just forget (like I sometimes do), it's not a big deal.  Using the sketch, is the most important part of the challenge.

Remember, to be entered in for the RAK at the end of the month, you must post your layout in the May Sketch It Out thread at Club CK, in the Creative Challenges Forum**The thread will be up late morning tomorrow at Club CK, because my Blog post is set to auto-post.** 

So make sure you have fun with the sketch and you will have until May 31, to add your layout in the May Sketch It Out thread at Club CK.

Products Used:

Cardstock:  The Paper Studio

Patterned Paper, Stickers, Flag, Baby Blooms:  Bella Blvd
Thickers:  American Crafts
Washi Tape:  SEI
Brads:  Bazzill
Baker's Twine:  The Twinery
Embroidery Floss:  Janlynn
Font:  CK Carefree
Punch:  Marvy


  1. Ashley, I loooove this layout! That pink zebra paper is fabulous! I love how you used it without making it "too much"! It's perfect!! I really love your scrap style! Your problem for not having enough patience is easy...just do what I do and procrastinate like crazy until your project is due tomorrow and you're finishing it up at midnight! lol then you don't have to worry about having to wait! lol

  2. WOwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love the photos, the colors, the layered pennants and loveeeeeeee the flowers!! And I love quirky titles too!! lol!!

  3. Oh, this is soooo cute, Ashley!! I love the bright colors...the yellows & pinks really pop. I love the cute title and how you mixed up the alpha fonts. Your layouts always make me smile!! They're always so fun & detailed :)

  4. WOW - submit this baby - I Love this layout Ashley - it is perfect. And great sketch too!

  5. I think this is a new fave of mine that you have done, soooo adorable and fun, and yes Bella's paper are the best! I will be playing along with this, what a great sketch, you rock girl!!

  6. Great sketch, Ashley, this one is on my to-do list!!! Your layout is so bright, fun, and beautiful!

  7. Yippee!!! The next sketch! :) So excited!