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Scrapbooking Sketch of the week

scrapbooking sketch of the week
scrapbooking sketch of the week
…and so it proves more difficult to find internet access in a country where most people have the internet at home and at work. Who knew it would be easier to get online in Laos than Australia? A few of you warned this would be the case and you are certainly right. I’m posting this from a McDonald’s, of all places, with a connection so wobbly I will be impressed if something good happens when I hit the submit button.

So my apologies for the sporadic blog posts and the terrible state of my email inbox! We are staying with friends for a long weekend starting tomorrow, and I am hoping this means I can change my ways and get on top of everything. If you’re waiting on an email from me, I’m so sorry for the delay. (That goes to our families as well as work stuff, oh goodness! I promise we are healthy and fine – just not as plugged in as usual.)

scrapbooking sketch of the week
As it will be Valentine’s Day before our next sketch of the week, it seemed only right to have something heart-themed and happy! So here is a bit of an older layout with an even older photo… and you can take that as inspiration for something heart-accented yourself or you can replace the hearts with any embellishment you fancy, of course.

This sketch is great for a longer title with a mix of letter stickers – perfect for using the remainders of a few sheets that are thin on the ground. OR you can reclaim that space for a second or third photo if you prefer that to the single picture option. The three spots of embellishment help bring everything together, and as long as they have some sort of theme they can be a bit mismatched, so all the same colour or motif can work just as well as three identical embellishments. All great for busting the stash!

This darned lack of internet means I haven’t been able to post the great layouts that have been created from the last two sketches! I’ll get that fixed as soon as I have a connection that lets me look at all your blogs. I’m dying to see your pages!! Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Happy scrapping, and appreciate your internet connection today, ha!

xlovesx

10 February 2011



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24 Comments for Scrapbooking Sketch of the week

  1. Madeline Says:

    Like this sketch too. I am also happy to hear that you are both OK and safe

  2. Debby B. Says:

    Love, love, love the layout. And the photo. of you two is so cutesy too.

  3. maja Says:

    Hei Shimelle! Great to hear that you two are ok! I love this sketch and the titel. An here ist my LO!

  4. Carol Says:

    beautiful layout! so glad you two are doing ok. Be safe.

  5. byron Says:

    Great to hear from you! There must be something going ‘round as far as Internet connectivity goes. I had some trouble getting online this morning, and this was from the house! But I hear you about getting online while traveling – you never know what’s going to be waiting for you when you go someplace you haven’t been before. Safe travels, and my best to you both :)

  6. Sarah Says:

    Here is my entry for this weeks sketch challenge ;0)

    XXX

  7. Sarah Says:

    Oops, dont think my last link was the correct one. Here the actual link. xx

  8. Fay Says:

    Have used up some stash on this one, thanks for the inspiraton.

    http://beautifullilysramblings.blogspot.com/2011/02/shimelles-sketch-of-week.html

  9. Veeruliiru Says:

    Here’s my take on this weeks sketch! Just loved, loved, LOVED it! <3

  10. Torry Says:

    So nice to use up some of my old lettering stash :) Loved the sketch, and my take on it is posted here. Hope you’re enjoying Oz!

  11. Karen Williams Says:

    Another great one Shimelle- here’s mine

    http://icouldbescrapbookinginstead.blogspot.com/2011/02/shimelle-again.html

  12. Alison Says:

    Another great sketch-here’s my take on it
    http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu278/alison290/2011/P1030210.jpg

  13. Claire Viney Says:

    I have just found these sketches and will be working my way through them. Sounds like you are having a fab time away. Here is my layout http://minty-magic.blogspot.com/2011/02/shimelles-sketch-of-week-9th-feb.html

  14. Lizzie Says:

    This is my version of your Sketch challenge!
    Thanks for the inspiration. Hope you are able to get online properly this weekend, to catch up with all that Mail!!

  15. jenna Upson Says:

    Love this Shimelle,
    here is my page (it’s the 2nd LO on my post)

  16. tiffany Says:

    http://bkfastattiffanys.blogspot.com/2011/02/lasting-memories-challenge-blog-candy.html
    Love the sketch!

  17. Daphne Says:

    Was hard this time, but I tried! My attempt HERE

  18. anne Says:

    Thank you so much for the inspiration. Great sketch. I have used it for a picture we took last year on our 10 year anniversary.

  19. LisaE Says:

    Here’s my layout. I used the J’Adore blog candy. Thanks so much! http://lisae-design.blogspot.com/2011/02/tipsy-tuesday-photo-strip.html

  20. Jo Says:

    Another great sketch to play with, thank you.
    My layout is here.

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  22. Nathalie Says:

    Better late than never, right? I LOVED this sketch and was totally inspired to use it. Here is my layout.

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