Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Long Distance Scrapping with Friends

My friends Julie and Delaina, are scrapbooking friends that I met through a few years ago.  At the time, we all lived close enough to each other to get together occasionally to have a girl's weekend (with a little scrapbooking thrown in sometimes!)  Now that Julie has moved faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar away, it looks like out get togethers will be few and far between.  (And, just for the record, Julie...I would drive up to Delaina's for the weekend! Pffft!)

Since we haven't been able to get together for over a year, we decided to have a long distance challenge  by using this sketch that Julie found at the Sketch Support blog.  If you haven't checked out their sketches, you should pop over and do that!  So every few weeks, we're doing a challenge where each of us creates a layout in our own personal style, using the exact same sketch.

This sketch was actually designed for a card, but we decided it would work for a layout too.  I think it might have been best on a 11 x 8.5 layout, but since I scrap on 12 x 12, I just made it work for mine. I decided to do a "heritage" layout featuring my hubby and his brothers.

Now, since this photo was taken before I was born, I'm not exactly sure when it was made, but probably sometime in the late 1940s. I used Bo Bunny's Timepiece collection.  I cut the pocket watches from the patterned paper and mounted them to the layout with pop dots.  The title letters were cut with QK dies.  For the brown strip across the striped piece, I made a belt buckle by punching a circle then cutting two slots down the middle of it.  I put it on another piece of the brown and then added glossy accents to the buckle.  I added faux stitching around each of the pieces across the middle by piercing around the edges and then connecting the piercings with a line drawn with a brown pen.  There's a journaling piece behind the photo that reads:

The three Goetter boys…Butch, Bill, and Tom….all dressed up. I don’t know for sure when this photo was taken, but I’m guessing it was in the late 1940s because Tom looks like he is about 2 years old, which would have made Butch about 11 years old.Bill is right between the two of them and he would have been about 7 years old. It looks like they’re all dressed up for Easter, but I don’t know for sure.They were all such cute little guys.Now they’re all grown, and they still have a strong sense of being “brothers.”They’re friends now, and that’s just how it should be.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Take a moment to check out Julie's and Delaina's blogs to see what they created with this sketch.  Until next time....


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Sandra said...

That's lovely...:) Sandra H

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Susan, Shame you friend has moved so far away but great to hear that you still keep in touch. I love this LO and your photo is magic, Scrapping is such a perfect way to remember the special things, great work, Gay xxx

Bonnie said...

What fun to challenge each other long distance! As always, this is a great scrapbook page!

craftattack said...

Lovely LO, and a good way of keeping in touch! Hugs, Valerie

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Great page! Love the sketch/layout for this. Beautiful paper and elements added to it.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Susan, love it. Thanks for the link too.

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Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Susan what a pity your friend has moved away but look on the bright side in " the olden days " before the net you would have had to scrap by post !!! Great idea and beautiful work as always.



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