Your life is an occasion

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I created sketch #4 for Sketches With a Twist, on which this layout is based.

The April Sketches With a Twist sketch and design team sample layouts are now live on the blog. I am very proud to have created the sketch and really love all the design team’s samples based on it! Here’s a little peek at my new sketch:

The Sketches With a Twist April sketch

You know when you hear a line in a movie that makes you suck in a sharp breath? That’s what happened to me when I was watching Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium a few years ago and heard Dustin Hoffman say to Natalie Portman, “Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.” I love this simple twist on an old saying. It has stayed with me and inspired me when life feels like…less than an occasion.

The twist this month is to use some kind of mesh on your page, and I’ll admit that this one stumped me at first. I had never used mesh before, and I couldn’t imagine where I was going to incorporate it. But once I had cut the red mesh from our bag of oranges and started playing with it, it just came together. When I tucked it under the top scalloped edge it created a bit of an awning look, and I like it! And isn’t that new BasicGrey patterned paper (from the Konnichiwa collection) darling?

Please head to the blog to get the printable version of the sketch and play along (there are two prizes available each month).

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  1. Janice I just love the layout you have created here. I particularly love the pretty paper lantern paper and the way you have layered the mesh under the scallop and kept the mesh theme going with the brown patterned papers. All of your colors and papers really compliment your photos and the theme of Life being an occasion beautifully.

    • Janice Daquila-Pardo says:

      Thank you so much, Danie. Yeah, I thought that BasicGrey Konnichiwa lantern paper was perfect for a celebratory feel. I’m glad you agree!

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