Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays Challenge Layout

I am going to improve my scrapbooking skills by finding and entering cool scrapbook challenges! I was inspired to make a layout for Sketchy Thursdays tonight. I am super happy with how it turned out, although I don't usually use quite so much ephemera...

I used paper, tags, and stickers from Echo Park's "For the Record" collection (so fun!!), distressing ink, flowers, sparkly gems, buttons and decorative tape. It took forever, and I tried a number of variations on things before committing to it!

The photo is from my 2004 trip to New York City. It was a high-school graduation present from my parents... my mom, my favorite cousin, my aunt and I all went to NYC for a few days. It was super awesome. Here, my cousin and I are posing with the so-called Naked Cowboy in Times Square.

I am trying to find more scrapbook challenge blogs! Any ideas? As always, tips and critiques on my scrapbook projects is greatly appreciated.


  1. haha!!! Love the photo! Super fun page to remember this moment!

  2. So awesome! I have met this guy too!!! LOL! Your papers and details all work so well together! Thanks for playing with Sketchy Thursdays.

  3. What fun! I love this, the flowers are a great finishing touch.

    As for challenges, I'm part of the team at where you can get the Memory Logbook in print or downloadable form, with weekly challenges in it.

    Oh and then there is the Counterfeit Kit Challenge at which posts their challenge on the 5th, and you can ask them to send you an email reminder. It's really cool. Check it out! xoxo

  4. Noooooooooo way!! You met The Naked Cowboy?? I am soooooooooo jealous!! I am FROM NY and never met him!! I loveeeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING that photo and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors!! !Thanks soooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) And PS.. I started a challenge blog called "These are a Few of My Favorite Things" ( we do challenges celebrating our FAVE THINGS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)