Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New York visits the South

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Last year for Vacation Bible School, our theme was "Big Apple Adventure".  All of our decorations for the week were a take on things from New York.  Our kids LOVE VBS and usually ask me all year round when the next one is coming up!!  :)  I will admit, that I am usually pretty slow in getting the pictures scrapped from the week, though.  I usually teach 2nd or 3rd Grade, so it is hard to get photos of our own kids sometimes, since they are in the younger grades.  And my camera doesn't always take the greatest inside photos, so it usually takes me a while to get inspired to scrap these pages.

So, I was really excited to see our April One Page Sketch for Sketch Support!!  I knew it would be perfect for the photos I had from this past year's VBS.

Miraculously, I stuck very close to the sketch this time!!  :)  I decided to add border strips of Smash tape to the top and bottom of my page, because I have this weird thing, where I usually like to "close in" my pages.  :)  I hope you will come over and visit Sketch Support this week!!  We are only on our second day of reveals for this Sketch and I have seen some amazing work so far and I'm looking forward to see what my other fellow DT members have in store for the rest of the week!!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Die Cuts With a View
Patterned Paper: Creative Imaginations, October Afternoon, My Mind's Eye, The Paper Studio
Punch: Marvy
Chipboard Embellishments: Martha Stewart
Thickers: American Crafts
Buttons: Michael's
Embroidery Floss: Janlynn
Tape: EK Success
Pen: Sharpie


  1. The colors match your photos perfectly and love the apple accents :) I don't know how I'd break out of my periodic lost mojo ruts without Sketch Support!

  2. Oh this is a great LO! I love how you went crooked on the top and bottom borders! I like that this sketch has lots of photo options!

  3. great layout Ashley, love the tape strips at the top and bottom, add a nice extra touch, lots of good photos on this sketch, and I love the heart element in your title :)!

  4. Your layout looks lovely Ashley...I love all the vibrancy of the polka dots.

  5. GREAT sketch and WONDERFUL interpretation of it! :)

  6. How awesome they loved it so much!!! LOVING the photos and the apples!!!! Beautiful!!

  7. You can tell how much you all enjoyed the day by the photos. I love how you interpreted the sketch. Fabulous work Ashley. I like to "close in" my layouts too, lol

  8. Great page! Love how you used the sketch.