Thursday, April 4, 2013

Farm Life

Farm Life is a new paper collection from Best Creations. I love this paper. They also have a beach and BBQ line. Although we don't live on a farm, since I have a horse I do have access to one! I knew I had some pictures that would be just perfect for these papers.

Cat's Creations Blog has started having a sketch challenge the first and third Wednesdays of the month.  For this first layout I used Sketch Inspirations Exclusive sketch #2 for Cat's Creations customers.
Here is the left side of my 2 page layout using this sketch.
This is my granddaughter Kennedy at about 15months old. This picture was taken March 2011. The place where I kept my horse had goats and their were having babies. One of the momma's needed some medical attention so she and her twin kids were in the barn. Kennedy liked the goats and tried to hold them.
Here is the right side. I didn't use a sketch with it. The checkered circle that I used on the left page I filled with another circle I had cut out of another paper. I then took and outlined the circle with twine.

Here are the two pages together.

For my next 2 page layout I used the 2 page CatNanDo sketch#2 created by Cathy Beaty the owner of Cat's Creations.
This is the left side of the 2 page sketch.

This is the paper I used for the left side of my layout. I wanted to show you what it looked like first because what I did to it really changed the look of it.

Here is my layout using this sketch.
This is Kennedy July of last year. She is 2yrs and 7 mos here.  The wood-like paper I created using cream colored cardstock and a woodgrain embossing folder by Sizzix. Once embossed, I inked with Tim Holtz Distressed Vintage Photo wiping the pad directly against the embossed areas of the paper. I then went over the paper again with a blending tool. I really like the effect.

Here is the right side of the CatNanDo sketch#2
Here is the right side of my 2 page layout using this sketch.
The people had a little gator for their grandkids and would let Kennedy ride it when she came out. She thought she was pretty hot stuff! Remember that if you want a closer look click on the picture to enlarge or go to Cat's Creations Scrapbooks where these layouts will be hanging in the store.

Here are the two pages together.

I am entering both layouts in Cat's Scratch Fever Challenge. This challenge is for 2 weeks so you still have time to try your hand with these sketches. Leave me a comment and have a chance to win a prize from Cat's Creations.

Have a good one!


  1. Love, love, love your farm life layout! All the layouts are wonderful for the Cat Scratch Fever Challenge!

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  2. Valerie, I can't believe I didn't comment on these fantastic layouts! I love how you did the circles--so very creative. The wood paper you created is AMAZING! WOW! Love how you offset the rectangle of wood behind your journaling block--very catchy! Superb job as always!