Creative Scrappers blog hop

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Thanks for visiting my stop along the
Creating With Sketches blog hop
The members of the Creative Scrappers design team are excited to show off some of our favorite CS sketches and layouts. To thank you for participating, we are offering a free copy of the Creative Scrappers’ ebook of sketches, Creating with Sketches by Kristine Davidson. Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.

For this hop I decided to show off this sketch from Kristine’s book:
Creating With Sketches page 18 sketch

I have found that when I really love a sketch, putting together a layout that I love is so easy. This sketch of Kristine’s inspired me to pull out this 1973 photo of me, my mom and my brother at Niagra Falls. Because it was August, I imagine that this was our family’s last little trip together before Phil and I started first grade. Aww! And the Echo Park Everyday Eclectic collection proved to be a perfect fit for the colors in my photo and the feel I wanted my layout to have:


Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win the sketch book.

Here are a few other designs I love that I’ve created in the past using Creative Scrappers sketches:
Sketch #107 from Creative Scrappers


This photo of Mom and me is from June 1989, right after Phil and I had graduated from college and moved back home.

The Creative Scrappers sketch I referenced while making this layout.


I kept this page simple because I just wanted to highlight the photo and the papers.

Please hop to all the design team blogs for a chance to see great layouts and win more goodies. Please also leave a link to your blog on our main Creative Scrappers blog hop post.

Here is the full list of participating blogs:
1. Marilyn Rivera
2. Keren Tamir
3. Heather Leopard
4. Juliana Michaels
5. Kelly Shults

6. Nicole Nowosad
7. Elena Olinevich
8. Chiqui Gutierrez
9. Johanna Rol-Middelbos
10. Stacey Apps

11. Olga Heldwein
12. Rita Ribeiro
13. Deanna Misner
14. Jenny Evans
15. Shannon Morgan

16. Marie-Josée Hamel
17. Elisabeth Bakken
18. Helen Tilbury
19. Ana Castro
20. Janice Daquila-Pardo

21. Debbi Tehrani
22. Michelle Buijsman
23. Kristine Davidson

You have until September 8th to leave your comment, and winners will be announced on the blog September 10th. Now hop on over to Debbi Tehrani’s blog.

Good luck, thanks for stopping and happy hopping! :-)

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  1. Hi Janice

    Adorei conhecer seu blog e seu trabalho… já estou te seguindo.


  2. Awesome takes on all of those sketches!

  3. Love all the layouts. Especially the cat!

  4. Karen Martins says:

    The way you go with the sketches!!
    My favorite is the cat LO

  5. That first sketch was probably my fav CS sketch ever and you totally rocked it. I love ALL of these layouts :) :)

  6. I Love Food Coma! not only is it a great stketch.. but its the perfect layout!! LOL Such a sweetheart, all stretched out without a care in the world. So cute! Thanks for share your work with us. Sherry

  7. Super pages – I love the vintage photos with those PPs and the cat page with the curved banner is inspired.

  8. Beautiful sketch interpretations:)

  9. Annie CArignan says:

    Hey great layout !! love it !

  10. Love the LO.

  11. thank you for playing ;-)) love that you shared several sketches and layouts ;-)) xx

  12. I love your layouts! Great colors and paper choices.

  13. I love all your layouts, but #202 was by far my favorite. I LOVE that layout… the picture, the colors, the paper and rosettes and did I mention the picture? :) You’ve done an amazing job with your layouts, I will be back often.

  14. Amazing layouts!! Love your style!!

  15. The view finder next to the photo is the perfect embellishment. Did you fussy cut a photo or is it from a die kit? Love the LO

    • Janice Daquila-Pardo says:

      Thanks so much, Haven! I know, isn’t that view finder perfect?! I fussy cut it from one of the pieces of Everyday Eclectic papers. Thanks very much for commenting, and have a great weekend. :-)

  16. 2Pennies (Jennifer) says:

    I think the papers you chose for the first one were perfect for your 1973 photo!

    I also liked the simplicity of the cat layout. I am always trying to keep the focus on my photos, and I think you did an excellent job of doing so!

  17. Que lindas suas páginas! Fiquei encantada!

  18. Amei seu blog!

  19. Great layouts! I like your comatose kitty! So cute!!

  20. Lindos trabalhos em seu blog, adorei tudo,bjs

  21. Beautiful takes of the sketches!!!

  22. Hello, love your blog, beautiful LO.

  23. Carolina Peixoto says:

    Love all the layouts!

  24. Wow your lo’s are amazing great colorcombo………… stunning work !!!!! :) hugs Amy :)

  25. Chiqu Gutierrez says:

    Hi Janice! Love your layouts…my fave is the one with your cat! Glad to be on the Creative Scrappers DT with you!

  26. Fabulous layout!! :)

  27. Hi Janice,
    I am writing to you on behalf of Aussie Scrap Source. We are the Australian Wholesaler for Echo Park as well as many other products. We will be doing a feature on Echo Park in the coming months and wondered whether we would be able to display your gorgeous ‘Niagra Falls’ layout as an example of using the product. Please click this link to check out the Aussie Scrap Source blog.

    Looking forward to hearing from you soon,
    Chris Millar
    Aussie Scrap Source Design Team Member

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