Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hello Again!

I am happy to be scrapping again.  As par for the course, my life often goes unscripted and NOT according to my plans.  But hey - that keeps me on my toes and my world pretty much exciting!  So I can't complain.

Here is a layout for the challenge at Sketch N Scrap's July 15th challenge and the sketch:

Ahhh - this photo means so much.... so much so that it deserves its own page.  See, my daughter was showing this horse over Memorial Day Weekend.  The duo was struggling a bit and my daughter fell off her horse twice.  The last fall, we were encouraging her to call it a day but she wouldn't hear of it. She was determined to get back on the horse and complete a course - even if it meant competing on a harder course.    Well, Miss Determination got her way -- with her number tattered and her attire all muddy - she gave it a go.  The team came out of the arena with a blue ribbon (first place).  We were so incredibly impressed by her tenacity and perseverance.  To say that we were proud of her is simply an understatement.  What continues to make this photo so special is that this horse died quite unexpectedly less than three days later.  It comforts my daughter just a little knowing that his last run was a Blue Ribbon result.

Hence - my absence from scrapping as we scrambled to find another horse for to ride the rest of the season.  I think we have found one!  Whew!

In any case, this sketch was super easy to follow (a huge bonus if you are in a hurry) and I love the result.  For the splatter effect, I used Tim Holtz's Adirondack Alcohol inks.  With the provided applicator - it was incredibly simple to use and it dried very quickly! Wait - what - no drying time!  SWEET!

I hope you can join us in this challenge!  All links are due July 31st.

Materials Used: cardstock, DCWV - My Sunshine paper, Tim Holtz's Adirondack Alcohol Ink - latte & ginger, silk flowers, brads, Cricut - Alphalicious font, and an upcycled Girl Scout Insignia Tab.


  1. LOVE THIS STORY! Wow, how proud you must be! So glad she had this memory with her sweet horse. SO sorry he passed though. I just love the background, the paper looks like material and the ink spots are perfectly placed, great job with the sketch!

  2. Great story! Sorry to hear about the horse. Your layout is fabulous! That picture is so incredibly awesome and I love how you incorporated a "blue ribbon" feel at the bottom of the layout with the Girl Scout Tab.

    Stacey--DT Sister