What a fun sketch! Shannon mentioned that she designed this sketch with the summer sun or July fireworks in mind. I had no summer pictures to scrap, nor did I have three photos in those approximate sizes that would work together. I ended up using the one photo- the group picture I took on New Year's Eve.
I'm not sure how I feel about this layout. It doesn't feel like me. This is the first time I've ever painted directly on cardstock. I love how quick and easy it was to make a journaling space, but I'm not sure I can deal with how messy it seems. I'm rethinking whether I should have painted behind the photo too (again- not my usual crisp and clean look). I'm glad I tried a new-to-me technique and I'm glad that the sketch pushed me out of my comfort zone.
You can see what the rest of the Design Team did with the sketch here.
Cindy deRosier has a masters in Education and taught 4th and 5th grade for 11 years. She uses that experience to blog about crafts and family-friendly educational travel. She spent many years as the Editor of Fun Family Crafts, a website with over 12,000 kid-friendly craft tutorials. Cindy is the co-author of "What Would Jesus Patent?", does freelance writing and designing, loves jigsaw puzzles, and is an avid scrapbooker.