January 16, 2010

Just Us

Happy Saturday morning all! Hope you're getting ready to link up your scrapbook page for the January-Share Your Memories contest. Today is the last day to enter :)

Here's a page I made using this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch:

The layout is of me and my hubby (Kevin). It's been a looooong time since I scrapped a page about just us. Like 5 years long! I'm always making pages about the kids or our family so I though one of just us was over due.

Here's a little background info about me and my husband: We're Parrot Heads (for those of you who don't know what that means, we LOVE Jimmy Buffett) We got married on the beach in Florida and had our wedding reception at Margaritaville, we've got all of Jimmy's CDs (and a couple of albums) We've been to several concerts, in fact Kevin has been to over 20!
So this layout is the two of us at the Buffett concert last June. As you can see by the photo we were having a really good time :)

I used a Chatterbox wood frame to "capture" my ticket stub (I just love using memorabilia on my pages when I can) the frame is decorated with a couple of Prima Flowers and dew drops for the flower's centers. There are a couple more Prima flowers on the page and some golden berry dew drops here and there in the corners for accents. I used my Cricut machine and SCAL software to cut out the background shape and title.
I never thought of myself as a "sketch user" I always wanted my pages to be my original ideas. Then I realized that sketches are a really just a tool to help get you started. You don't have to follow them exactly and a little inspiration here and there never hurt :)
I hope you'll feel inspired today to do a little crafting.