For the Birds with Sunshine and Sprinkles

Scrapbook Sunday

Today's post was completely inspired (and encouraged) by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Holly Krautkremer.  She makes scrapbooking look so fun and easy!

I am in the process of working on a scrapbook of my beloved pup, Kayla, who passed away from cancer a few months ago.  Armed with a scrapbooking magazine and a cup of coffee, I came across a sketch that really appealed to me.  So, I went to work to create a 12x12 page that showcased the beautiful, brown eyes that always melted my heart. 

Kayla 12x12

The sketch is simple, but allows my sweet girl to be the focus of the page. The fun colors and patterns in the Sunshine and Sprinkles designer series paper (#126922) pops off of the white background.  I added a few flowers created with the Big Shot and the Blossom Party Original die (#115971) for some dimension.  And that was it.  Simple. Easy. Stress free. 

Does this sketch look familiar?  If you saw yesterday's post you might see the resemblance.  Take a look at the side-by-side comparison:

Kayla 12x12   For the birds

Same sketch! I actually made the scrapbook page first.  It didn't take long before I realized what a great card layout it would make too.  I was really surprised how quickly both of them came together. 

I know so many card makers that are intimidated by scrapbooking.  I was one of them!

Keep it simple. Don't stress out over a layout or sketch or the amount of embellishments you have.  As my friend, Holly, says, "Just have fun!"

 Enjoy what is left of your weekend.  Make some time to create something memorable!

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Kathi Crouse

I'm so sorry for the loss of your furbaby, Kayla. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet. Your friend Holly told me about your blog and the beautiful scrapbook page you made in Kayla's memory. It is truly wonderful and I love that sweet picture of her. I love all the beautiful creations on your blog and I'll be a regular visitor from now on!

Bridget Willis

Mary Ann,
So sorry to hear of the loss of Kayla. The tribute page you made in her memory is beautiful! This is my first visit to your page, and I would like to say your projects are very nice. Keep up the great work. Thanks for sharing your ideas!


Absolutely beautiful!!! Those eye's just melt your heart. You did a fantastic job and way to go on turning your sketch into a card as well :)

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