Joy to the world!

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Sketchabilities has revealed its latest sketch, #62! Be sure to head over to the site to grab the sketch, then create something and link it up!

Here’s my Design Team layout inspired by the sketch.


The vintage feel of this Echo Park collection were just right for the colors in these photos from 1978.

These are photos from Christmas 1978. Our Aunt Mary Lou (yawning in the middle photo) came from Pennsylvania to spend the holiday with us; we always had a great time when she visited. Of course, I received awesome gifts, including a sled, a Neil Diamond album, figure skates and…wait for it…an AM-FM digital clock radio! Now that was a cool gift in 1978, and as you can see from the photo, I was pretty excited. In fact, there is a photo of me with my mouth wide open in surprise from just about every Christmas through the years! I love surprises, and I’m not afraid to show it. 😉

I used paper from the Echo Park Season’s Greetings line because their vintage color scheme went well with the gold and red tones in my photos. The plaid scalloped circle was cut using a Silhouette cutting file.

This is my final layout as a member of the Sketchabilities design team. I can’t believe how quickly the time went! I really enjoyed being on the team and feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to lend inspiration to those using Karan Gerber’s beautiful sketches. They were a delight to create with, and I will miss the group. Best of luck to you in the new year, Karan, and thank you again for selecting me to showcase your sketches!

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  1. Amazing layout! Love the yawn-photo! :)

  2. HI.. just popping by to say Hi and i am looking forward to working with your sketches for the next 6 months on sketches with a twist… not long now until the big reveal!! i loved your first sketch, it really got me out of my comfort zone to use so many photos, but i am happy with the end result!! so here’s to a Happy New Year of new friends and scrapping!!! Cheers! Lizzy

  3. love it—using older photos is awesome and it’s great that you have the open mouth tradition :o) Very pretty layout!

  4. love your layout, love how it has a vintage feel to it :)

  5. Love that you have used old photos !

  6. Love the vibrant colours..x

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