Saturday, July 8, 2017

July PageMaps Sketch with Tya

Hi Everyone!  It's Tya and I am up on the blog today with my PageMaps Sketch Challenge Layout! The Doodlebug Design Team were all given great sketches to play with from the July PageMaps release.   I received this fabulous sketch from Becky Fleck...

Here is my take on the sketch:
I am the biggest fan of Becky's sketches - in fact - I rarely start out creating a layout without a sketch in mind. This was a really fun sketch to work with!
I admit it - I am a cat lady - I only have one kitty named Hobbes so I can't be considered crazy yet right? :) He has been in our family for 17 years now and I just adore him to pieces. He is a snugly guy and I recently captured these photos of him and I mid-cuddle. We had just gotten home from being on vacation for a week and he just hopped up on the bed and gave me the sweetest loves. I am glad I caught this memory. Here are some close ups of the page:

 To make my layout I started with some pattern papers from the Kitten Smitten collection. How cute are the kitty heads all over that paper right? My title is made from one of the Odds and Ends pieces. The black paw print is from the Odds and Ends as well. I added a scallop stripe pattern paper strip and a polka dot paper strip and layered them right under my photos. I added a ric rac black sticker from the This and That sticker sheet to the top of the paper strips.

Next I used some more ephemera pieces from the Odds and Ends to make a little cluster of embellishments. The kitty, pillow and hearts are all from that pack. The pink yarn ball is a sticker from the icon sticker sheet. I added a black matte sprinkle on to one of the hearts as well. My journaling was hand written on the notebook paper Odds and Ends ephemera and the So Happy Together banner is a sticker from the This and That sticker sheet. I tied some black and white bakers twine to the top of the journal spot.

 The banner up on the left top corner was made using some banner pieces from the Odds and Ends. I strung them on some black and white bakers twine. I added 2 star stickers from the This and That sticker sheet to the ends.
Finally in the upper right corner, I added another little cluster of embellishments featuring a cute pink kitty in a box, and a aqua heart die cut. Then I added the cute Kitty tab sticker. I finished embellishing the heart with a yellow matte sprinkle.

That's all there is to it! Thank you Becky for providing the adorable sketch! It is one that I will for sure be revisiting very soon! Hopefully I have inspired you all to try it as well! Have a great weekend!


  1. What an adorable layout. Love that you're another crazy cat lady--These photos are so cute!

  2. Gorgeous page Tya! Love the cluster at the bottom of your page and love those photos!!


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