Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sweet & Condensed

I had this page all the way home in my head from PA. Well, not exactly, but I had the journalling running around. AND my partner in crime at work had given me this photo as a joke...(ok, so I had asked for it as joke around Christmas time and said when he was famous, I would be able to sell it and I finally got the photo when I was down in the office) I knew I had to do SOMETHING with it...

Here is my journalling:

As I was driving back North from my three or four days
in Towanda, Pa I was thinking about life in general.
Our move, supportive hubby, beautiful children, how
lucky I was to take a job with me, how much fun the
guys I work with are, cool friends, and how fast things
seem to go. So, I may have been a bit overtired…
but I was thinking how condensed things seem to
get the older I am. Hence the title of this page,
Sweet & Condensed, like the milk!

The paper is a combination of Webster's Pages (Spring Market), Prima (Scribe-Reflections Collection), a piece I printed out (Sweet & Condensed Milk Vintage Ad) and Bo-Bunny (Back to Basics). June's kit from We B Scrappin' included an assortment of papers that went so nicely together. The flowers are mostly Prima with a collection of brads from Close to My Heart. The butterfly is from Prima as well. I didn't have a ton of time today, so it was nice to have an assortment of items that went so nicely together.

The layout is fresh off the Once Upon A .....Sketch Blog and is their May 15th Challenge. If you want to check it out, click here! Nadia always has some awesome sketch. I had to change mine up to accommodate the single photo. Everything else pretty much stayed true to the sketch. The second requirement was that the journalling be typed, which worked well for this page since I had a lot to say and I really wanted to make sure I got all the ideas down. I used a sheet of sticky backed vellum to print my text onto so you could see the paper underneath.

Well, wish me luck! This challenge blog always has some amazing talent participating!


  1. Fabulous! Love that you used a condensed milk advert, and love the combination of embellies that you have used...very cool. :)

  2. Love your layout Mitralee! Thanks for playing faithfully at Once Upon a Sketch!!

  3. Your journaling rocks! Great layout!

  4. great layout! love the journaling

  5. Clever to use the triangle instead of the circle - well done. You are very creative and how did you fit so much on the page - that;s a skill in itself!

  6. great details and journaling!

  7. That is so cool. You had a great iea for the journaling. I like it sweet and condensed too. Thanks for playing again!!

  8. Fantastic your interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for playing with us!

  9. Love the creativity to this layout, and the layering just gorgeous, thanks for joining in with OUAS.

    Carole xx

  10. Just a fabulous many wonderful details!!!!I love at all!!!I just love the way you used a condensed milk!!!!I love your LO a lot!!!I´m folloer now.
    Have a wonderful week!!
    Kisses and huges from Brazil

  11. Looks like its raining chocolate, Mitra, because my page features the same :)))

  12. Beautiful work! Love all the details and placement. Thanks for joining us!


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