Creative Scrappers | #233

I have another sketch up on the Creative Scrappers blog today and I can't believe this, but I actually played along with my own sketch this time. I don't get to do that very often,  but I particularly liked this sketch when I created it and so I just made the time to play along this time!
I have to admit that the final layout and what I envisioned before I started were not the same. But I think that is part of the creative process some times!
I used the Cocoa Daisy Aspen Grove Kit from October to create my layout.  I loved that kit!  The colors and patterns just made me happy and I also loved the alphas that came with it.  I added some things from my stash as well.  The stars template is from The Crafters Workshop and the wooden stars and camera are Studio Calico. I think I am addicted to those little bits right now!!!
I am particularly in LOVE with anything to do with stars too!
One thing I have definitely decided is that I want to do more stamping.  I haven't had the urge to do this for quite some time. I think mostly I get discouraged because of the ink.  I just can't seem to find a good quality ink that covers the stamps well.  I am never sure if it is stamp or ink.  If you have any thoughts on this topic I would LOVE to here them.  Can you help a "want to stamp girl" out?!

And here is the sketch!  I hope you can find the time to play along.  Make sure you link it up on the Creative Scrappers blog for a chance to win a prize from our November sponsor!



  1. This is BEAUTIFUL Juliana!! I love love love the colors, the circles and all the stars!!!!!!

  2. This is absolutely fabulous Juliana! I love your take on the sketch! Those stars are perfect!!

  3. LOVE your sketch! Great take on it too. The stamped stars look cool - I like the way some of them are faded, in just the right spots, too!

  4. Love your page Juliana and I loved using your sketch this week!! I love the faded stamped stars and the wood veneer stars mixed. I wish I could offer help on the stamping issue, but I have the same problem!! :) I can never get my stamping to look as good as the other images I see and I'm not sure either, if it's my ink or the stamps I'm using.

  5. Great layout, love the sketch too...

  6. Juliana! This layout looks simply perfect.
    To get a crisper image, I use an eraser on the stamp, then wipe it clean. Inkwise, I like Memento at the moment or versa magic.
    Have a great day

  7. loved playing with this sketch, fabulous layout!

  8. Excellent sketch Juliana!! I love the stitching you added to the page as well, the perfect finishing touch! xo

  9. Wonderful sketch and your page is delightful!

  10. Wow, what a gorgeous page!! Love how you carried out your design. I never know what my pages are going to look like until they are done. lol!!

    I've recently started using Donna Salazar's Mix'd Media Inx and am have been happy with how they stamp. While I use my Distress Inks a lot, I don't use them much for stamping, and then only on rubber stamps unless I want a distressed look on my image. Donna's inks are nice and juicy and seem to cover the stamp well for a clear image. They are selling them at Michaels now. They are round and don't say Donna's name on them - Just Mixed Media Inx. If you only get one, her Jasmine is the best white I've found. (PS. the lids don't stay on very well, but I keep them in a box and it hasn't been an issue for me at this point. Natasha has a solution that she posted on her blog recently using binder clips to keep them closed and then she hangs them from a rack for storage.) ~ Blessings, Tracey

  11. Hi Juliana, you really made it hard for me because I dont like chevrons AT ALL. But it took me out of my comfort zone, and that is really a good thing. So I am happy I did your sketch.Thank you! You made a super layout from your own sketch.


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