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Smeared & Smudged Feb. Scrapbook Sketch

I did it again. I procrastinated. I waited until the 11th hour to get the Scrapbook Sketch Challenge for Smeared and Smudged done. But at least it’s done! And I am happy with the result! That counts for something right??? Here’s the sketch:

So I of course adapted it to suit my needs… but I think I kept it fairly true to the original.



These pictures are from 2007, when we were in Michigan for my best friend’s wedding. Oh. My. Gods. I am just now realizing that I spelled Michigan wrong!!!!!!!!!!! And I went back and forth about it too… Is there an “i” in the middle or an “a”? And I was too lazy to look it up. Shoot! Guess I’ll have to go back and fix it. You won’t tell anyone will you??? ;}


Anywho… spelling errors aside, I used FOUR different stamp companies on this one page! I don’t think I have ever used so many before! I used A-Muse, Time Flies, Paper Candy and Inkadinkado. Paper is from American Crafts, Prima, and Prism. Pen and inks are Color Box, Tombo and Superior.


I think it’s a pretty joyus page. I love the bright colors… it brings out just how sunny the day was. And please take a close look at the picture on the left (you can click on my pics to make them bigger). Look at how very tiny Nix is in comparison to Gene! I love that photo. Ha Ha! And Nix’s face in the other picture is totally priceless.

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Erica said…
This is so pretty! I love the papers and stamps. Great pictures. I think the spelling error adds to it!
Definitely a happy page! I like this sketch, but the end of February always sneaks up on me, so, I didn't get it done.

Alyssa S said…
What a fabulous page...spelling errors aside! lol Oh well! It's an easy enough fix and at least you noticed it!
Donna said…
Fantastic page Ali!! I LOVE the colours!! Xx
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