Welcome to Thursday! This Thursday is extra special because not only do I have this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch to share, but I'm also participating in an Earth Day blog hop with the Torendi team!!! I'll start with the Sketchy Thursdays stuff so that when you get to the end of the Torendi blog hop part you can immediately hop off to your next destination!
Update - The I ~heart~ San Fran layout can be currently seen in its entirety in the July 2010 Scrapbook News and Review magazine.
I can see myself using this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch over and over again for multi-picture layouts:
I incorporated the current These Are a Few of My Favorite Things challenge into this one: favorite city.
I love everything about San Fran. The food, the weather, the food, the various cultural areas, the food, the fun attractions, did I mention the food? Interestingly, all of these pics were taken on our trip that began August 31, 1997 - the day Princess Diana died. Needless to say, the beginning of that trip was pretty surreal.
With the exception of the "San Francisco" base paper, all the other embellishments and papers on here are from the Crop Suey "Gelato" kit I won a few months back. I felt like the mist in the upper corner didn't quite stand out enough so I drew in a little flourish.
This week's Sketchy Thursdays challenge is sponsored by Crop Chocolate. The prize up for grabs for this week's winner is a 36" Ribbon Organizer by Simply Renee!!
Please check out the Sketchy Thursdays blog to see what the Design Team made for your inspiration and to play along with us!!! Entries are due by 10pm EST next Wednesday, 4/28.
** OH! Don't forget! The May Guest Design Team Challenge is still open until Saturday night!!! You know you wanna play with us! **
OK, now on to the Torendi Earth Day Blog Hop!
If you've arrived here by any means other than BR-T's blog, please CLICK HERE to hop back to the Torendi blog to start the hop from the beginning.
Be sure to check out each of the Torendi Design Team's blogs and COMMENT on each one for a chance to win an awesome prize. (See the Torendi blog for official details.)
I'm sure you'll all agree that when you get scrap kits, you invariably end up with a few extra things. I had some solid cardstocks left over from various Torendi kits, as well as a bit of the Cosmo Cricket paper from this month's "Fresh Mix" kit. In the spirit of Earth Day, I dove into my leftovers rather starting up on some new paper.
I also used a couple of papers from the 6x6 Sassafrass Wee Bundles Apple Jack and Nerdy Bird from the Torendi store.
The base of the layout as well as the trunk of the tree are made from the shipping box my current kit arrived in. I tried to give the whole thing a bit of dimensional interest so I used many different colors of Delta Texture Magic which have been sitting in my craft room for years. Truthfully I was surprised they were still usable. I expected them to be all dried up. (Texture Magic is basically colored spackle.)
I hope you enjoyed my little ode to Earth Day. CLICK HERE to hop on off to Jenn's blog for your next bit of Torendi Earth Day goodness!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Earth Day!!!