Can you believe that it is nearly the end of June, where does the time go! The school holidays will soon be upon and and Sarah has been busy creating some pages featuring her three children.

Sarah has used the reverse of Cosmo Joyride Zoom Zoom as the base for her layout, trimming it down to 8 1/2″ x 11″. Creating photo strips is a great way to include lots of details of an event on one layout. Sarah has used some Jillibeans Journalling spots behind the photos down the right hand side to create a border. The alpha stickers are from Pink Paislee (Ambrose Coconut) used to create the title and a sticker from Cosmo Joyride cardstock stickers to add a little colour to the proceedings. In the top right hand corner, to add balance, Sarah has used her Fiskars Upper Crest Border punch on some Red Dotted Swiss cardstock and the star stickers used are from the black Jenni Bowlin memo note book (Sarah has removed the black stars from the sheet & added some blue paper beneath). A date stamp to record the day finishes this off nicely

Sarah has used Kraft cardstock as the base for her layout and cleverly, the sticker waste around the Pink Paislee Ambrose Coconut alpha (carefully removed from the backing sheet). The title “the kids” is Jillibean Soup Corrugated Alpha in Kraft and the flourish a blue Prima Felt flourish. The borders down either side of the sticker sheet are Bazzill “half the edge” edges. The black stars around the title are the ones removed from the Jenni Bowlin sticker on the previous layout (in the memo book) and the cream graph style paper behind Sarah’s Journaling is from the Jenni Bowlin Memo Book The sticker used to journal the date is again from the Memo Book and the circle to the left of the felt flourish is from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Fabric paper – Firefly Festival with a button on top

Don’t forget you still have another two weeks to enter our sketch challenge, there have been some stunning enteries already. You could be in with the chance of winning a £10 e-voucher and the opportunity of joining the design team in creating an example layout for the August challenge. Just post a link to your page in the comments box on the challenge post or email your page across to

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