Saturday, April 14, 2012

"Meet the Creative Team" Blog Hop - Penny Grimsley

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 One-page Sketch #20




"6,570 Days of Awesome" by Penny Grimsley
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Simple Stories; Alphabets: Silhouette Die Cutting Machine; Embellishments: Simple Stories, Tim Holtz; Punches: Fiskars, Jenni Bowlin; Embroidery Thread: DMC; Fonts: Another Typewriter, Collegiate Heavy Outline

Variation #1 - I used a patterned paper background and added a cardstock mat to the page.

Variation #2 - I added a a cardstock mat to my center cluster of patterned papers.

Variation #3 - I rounded the borders of the patterned paper and then stitched along the edges for emphasis.

Variation #4 - I made a journaling card to hold the journaling. The journaling prompt "Cheddar Cheese and Chocolate Cake" is by Juliet Gainsborough.

Variation #5 - I moved the placement of the title and made the title much larger.

Variation #6 - I added a cardstock mat to my 4x6 photo.

Variation #7 - I made my stripe a little thicker for added emphasis against the patterned paper.

Here's a closer look at some of the details:




As you visit each blog today you'll see that we all answered a few questions so you can get to know us a little better. Here are mine:

How long have you been scrapbooking? 18 years officially - in this current fashion. I have a scrapbook I put together as a child - and I have over 60 completed albums in the house.

Why did you start scrapbooking? My oldest son was 4 months old, I was a new stay-at-home mom, I had tons of photos, and I was invited to a Creative Memories class. I knew right away this was right up my alley. It was a natural extension of my love of photography, journalism and yearbook from junior high, high school and college.

What is your favorite time of day to scrapbook? Any time! With the boys being 16 and 18, and being a "retail widow", I have lots of free time. I am an early bird - and do my best work in the mornings and afternoons. But, you could find me piddling in my scraproom almost any time.

How often do you scrapbook? Oops - did I just answer that above?! =) I finish pages every week - and I am playing with paper and glue almost every day.

Where do you scrapbook/what does your space look like? I am blessed to be happily supported in my hobby by my hubby and my sons. The formal living room in our house was a home office" that slowly turned into much less office and much more scrappiness. White built-in cabinets, red walls and hardwood floors help me keep it from looking too much of a mess and two slipper chairs offer my visiting guys a place to land and watch/chat/talk about their days. Many nights, we all will be in here at some point or another. My room is truly my happy place!

When I'm not scrapbooking you can find me... at work. Sad, but true. I have college boys about to
show up, and I must pay for all my patterned paper. =) I am also active at church, am an avid reader and a recent convert to watching House. DH and I are on Season 4. No spoilers! I also love to sip coffee on my front porch and call my mom. We talk almost every day.

What is your favorite thing about using sketches? They free me up to think about the fun stuff! What paper, what embellishment, which photos? The design foundation is done for me - and I get to use it as a launch pad for some serious fun. And what is so amazing is that you can be inspired in a totally different way by using it again later with another story, different photos and other papers.

What is your favorite sketch from Sketch Support? I am a big fan of the double layout - that goes back to yearbook in school...and my favorite layouts are using the two page sketches. {Although I am coming to love the ease of a one pager!} Sketch #19 is one of my favorites. I just love those artisan papers with the fun bracket edges. A layout of it in my Two Peas Gallery that you can see by clicking here.

I've got a copy of Sketches for Scrapbooking: One-page Sketches, Vol. 2 to give away today! Leave a comment on this post and I'll randomly pick a winner to post on Sketch Support on Monday.

To continue the hop, head on over to Andrea Friebus's blog!
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155 comments:

Michelle said...

Fun page, Penny! I love the product you used and the title.

Angie said...

Great page, Love that title!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors combo! WOW 15 and 16,my boys are 9 and 10 and I think I would like to freeze them here for a bit!! Lisa Z

Linda said...

I love your layout. I also enjoy seeing "guy" layouts.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love the papers you choose and that title is adorable, I will so be lifting it! I love reading about all of you, may take all day for me to get through the hop though!

Stephanie M. Hasty said...

what a wonderful way to commemorate 18 years of awesome! :D

sixtyschild said...

awesome sketch and LO, love your colours, photos, textures and pps. Inspiring guys layout! need to see more of them! Thanks for sharing with us.

Sue P said...

Great layout Penny. I like your style and watch for your layouts each week at Sketch Suppot.

Carolyn (csescrap13) said...

A super cute version of the sketch, love the "old" looking paper, goes very well with the photos! Thanks for sharing today!

AnneR said...

I love this page. I can always use inspiration for boy pages.

Jennifer said...

Great page Penny! I loved learning more about you in the Q&A also. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

I really like your color combo.

Bethany Rielage said...

I love the placement of your title and how you used so many different patterned papers. Thanks for sharing!

Candie said...

I love the layout. I always look at your work for inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Sindi J said...

Beautiful layout!

GLOANN said...

My first stop on the hop and it's so inspiring. Love seeing how each of you interpet the sketches each week at SS. Thanks for all the inspiration.

sillypea said...

Beautiful take on this sketch!

Stephanie M said...

I started scrapbooking about 14 years ago too, at a Creative Memories party. I LOVE using scetches for the same reason you listed.

SunnyNP said...

Wow! What a gorgeous use of patterns! I'm never brave enough to use more than one pattern at a time- you've inspired me to stretch a bit!

Angela said...

What a great take on the sketch! I love the creative title and the AC paper!

HeatherK said...

that is a great page about your son.

Scraphop said...

I really liked the title -- it caught my attention right away. Loved the layout!

Lora Zimmerman said...

I love your layout and I'm so excited because I just bought the stamps with the little potty people on them

Mary Bez said...

Great page and love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing the page and a little about yourself!!

Scrapthat said...

An AWESOME page!! TFS more about yourself too!

dlhfks said...

Great idea for a page. I will have to scrap lift for my 18 year old.

Life in the Heavrin house said...

Love the colors!

LouAnn said...

Clever title for your page. I just got that paper packet and it's great to see it in action.

Patricia said...

What a great page and love the idea of documenting your 18 year old.

Anonymous said...

THanks for the inspiration to scrap "older" teenagers. My son turns 17 tomorrow. I am bookmarking this page for later. THanks for the chance to win.

Marcia Scantlin said...

I really like the papers you've chosen and title - great layout.

reen said...

What a fun idea for a layout, and I love your interpretation of the sketch. I love reading your bio too, you sound like a fun lady.

PattiM said...

Awesome lo!!

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments ARe Remembered!!

DanaMK said...

I absolutely love your LO - the combination of PPs and colours is fabulous and the sketch is perfect for your layout! Love it!

Melissa Elsner said...

Love your take on the sketch Penny! The layers are awesome. :)

Sarah said...

Love your page, and hearing more about you Penny! Thanks for sharing!

Shelley said...

Great LO. I love all those pp's, & how you matted the layers.

Julie B said...

Love seeing all of your guy pages! Thanks for the chance to win!

Beth Hallgren said...

Congratulations on becoming a Sketch Support Gal! Fun to hear more about you and LOVE your layout :)

Nancy McMahon said...

Love your layouts, Penny :)

Lynette said...

Lovely page Penny...and it is fun to get to know a fellow DT member a little better too.

tallyscrapper said...

I love your layout Penny. You always do such a great job with the sketches. Enjoy your time with your boys, my kids are both in college now, I wish I could go back to having them around all the time. :)

Anonymous said...

really nice layout and bold title.
Elsie

Nichol said...

Love the LO, great take on the sketch.

LindaR said...

Fun layout! I love the colors!

Sandy t said...

Love the layout and colors. Great job.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great layout! Love those papers and the grid. Good work!

Stephanie said...

LOVE your take on the sketch, Penny!

Steffanie said...

AWESOME layout! Funny thing---I just bought this collection from Simple Stories yesterday! Now I have some ideas how I want to use it! Thanks, Penny!

wteagon said...

Penny, I love your work!! We met at last year's retreat in Branson, though you may not remember well as I was the very quiet one at the end of your table! :) Seeing your layouts for your boys is a great source of inspriration to scrapbook my own boys. Keep up the great work and thanks for always sharing it.
Wendy

--60 albums! I can hardly imagine!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a great page penny! love your work!!

Tracy said...

This page is awesome!! Love seeing your work Penny!

Lona said...

Love the layout. I just bought some of the Awesome line and can't wait to try it.

Anonymous said...

Love the houndstooth paper! Marsha harleydavidson 95th@yahoo.com

blsd2scrp said...

this is awesome! thank you so much for your time! love this!

Fred said...

Thank you for the inspiration! Your layout is fantastic.

Janet Zeppa said...

Great page! Love those papers!

mimisimon said...

Great layout. Thanks for sharing your work!

remus79 said...

Love your layout! Good job! Thanks for sharing.

SavannaLea said...

I love the layout and colors!! Thanks for sharing!

Tootie said...

Love your layouts- Thanks for the inspiration.

Alycia T. said...

Penny - Love your layout, especially the colors and the way you added the orange mat, really makes it pop!

kc trishx6 said...

love seeing teenage boy layouts!

LauraB said...

Thanks for letting us get to know you! Really like your layout, guy layouts are so much fun for me to see since I have girls!

Jennifer Cowan said...

I loved learning about you in the ? and answer! Great layout!

Katie said...

Awesome layout. Love the colors.

Charlene F said...

Great Layout. love the teenage boys theme.

Anonymous said...

60 albums wow and my family thinks I have a lot. Great layouts thanks,
Sandy from
springfield mo

Jimjams said...

I love the huge number title you used - what a great way to use them up!

Jenny said...

What a fabulous boy page!

Unknown said...

Love the layout!

Tammy said...

That is a great LO and I LOVE the Simple Stories paper, I may need to get that. : )

Beth said...

You choice of papers looks great with the pics - Great job!!!

Nancy said...

Great page, love the variations you did.

Nancy said...

Great page, love the variations you did.

Janelle H said...

Penny - always love to see your pages as I have 2 boys as well so I always get good ideas from you! Keep them coming! Thanks!

alisonm said...

It's always great to get a new perspective on scrapping, and it's always nice to see pages about teen boys!

Tulip Scrapper said...

Love all the pp, and that title is precious! I'm going to have to remember that one!

TaraP said...

I like the colors on your layout!

Barbara said...

I have such a hard time scrapping with the Simple Stories lines, but WOW!! you make it look so EASY!!! LOVE it and will be sure to mark this for later!!

Amanda said...

That page is AWESOME! I love the pictures and the papers that you used! Great job!

~Denise said...

Love your take on the sketch and they papers are awesome!

Trena said...

Love the layout especially the colors and how you describe the variations.
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Angela L. said...

You have not posted a layout that I didn't love yet! So glad that you're a part of this design team because you're so amazingly creative! I adore this layout......

bakscrap said...

Great take on the sketch. I just love your work.

Lauren said...

I love this page. The title is great and the journalling so funny.

Courtney said...

What a neat page! I never thought about counting the days of age. I shall be using that sketch this week.

Anonymous said...

Love the layout and the changes you did to make it your own. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anna M said...

Great title!

Nicole said...

A gorgeous page! Great color choices and wonderful detail!

christine said...

What a great layout - I love your take on the sketch. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sonia said...

Always love your layouts, Penny. I have 3 boys so I generally am drawn to everything you do. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

Janet said...

A beautiful layout. Sounds like it would be fun to scrap together. Thanks for sharing your work!

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

Great paper line and your title is fabulous

bakscrap said...

What a fabulous prize! I have been to all the blogs, and had a wonderful time. Thanks for a great hop, and the chance to win.

Jac said...

Beautiful layout! I really love the title!

Ashley Horton said...

Penny...looks like great minds think alike...we both pulled out our Awesome papers for this one!! :) Loved reading more about you and the variations you made to the sketch!!

skeeteror said...

What an awesome layout! I love the concept, the colors and how you made the sketch your own! It's all super!! ~Bev~

Toby said...

Awesome layout! I really appreciate the idea on boys' pages as I have 2 young adults! Thanks again!

Dana L Cheney said...

I love the colors you used, love this page!

Jill W said...

Love your lo. It was very nice to "meet" you.

Sarah said...

This is such a great layout! Your take on the sketch is fabulous! I love those papers you used too!!

nicole b said...

I have been on the fence with that paper line but now I have to get it! I love the cardstock mats too. Such a cute page. Excited to see the rest of the hop. Can't wait to see/hear who wins some cool prizes.

Allison Davis said...

Penny, you always do such wonderful things with the sketches! I always look forward to seeing what you do next! Thank you so much for being a part of our team! :)

Tamytha said...
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Sue Bone said...

Love what you've done.

Laurel said...

Hi Penny- Great to get to know about you and your motivation! I love sketch #19 too. Any sketches that offer the use of 8+ photos are really great!

Ruth said...

another wonderful page from Penny, very inspiring. I love it when I get inspiration for papers I have bought but not yet received in the post.. woohoo.

Janelle said...

I love your main photo. The way it's focused adds a lot to your layout. Great job!

Tamytha said...

Love the colors of your layout. Thanks for a chance to win. :)

Karina said...

Beautiful page, so inspiring !!!

Thanks for the chance !!!

Pokey Puppy said...

Great layout! Perfect colors for a guy. I have this same paper and really like how you cut it smaller and added the blue background... giving me a fresh idea. Thanks!

Rodriguez Family said...

Penny - your work Rocks. thanks for all the inspiration do far!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

great layout! love your take on it.

debbi said...

Penny - I have really enjoyed the work you've done as a part of the creative team. I have 3 grandsons to 1 granddaughter so I appreciate your masculine scrapbook pages.

Laura J said...

Love the layout Penny...great colors & lots of fun! Loved reading the Q&A!

Deanie said...

Wow! Inspiring - now that I can see it 'live', I am going to jump right in! Great interpretation. Thanks.

momtotucknlexi said...

Love seeing your layouts here...after getting to know u on 2peas...thanks for sharing
Michelle

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Love the collegiate font.

Anonymous said...

Loving the layout

Tammy said...

Love to see more teen boy pages - my nephews are growing out of "little boy" and I need ideas for grungier looks. Great layout!

Rona said...

Love the colours that you've used!

Moongirl said...

Awesome page! I love the colors.

Anonymous said...

Love it Penny! Your title is awesome!
Connie O.

mthata said...

Awesome layout! Where on earth do you store all your photo albums? :)

Nicole D. said...

I just got this paper, I see a lift in my future for sure! I love this masculine feel

CodyandTraci said...

Great job with the sketch!

Devra said...

Love your LO and good to learn about you

Cathy A. said...

Like the creative title. I love coffee and talking to my Mom too!

Sue A said...

This s great! Definitely going to use this for my son's birthday,

Cynthia B. said...

Awesome page - the title is exactly how my son would describe something cool! Love the bright colors and the "man" image and the first-person perspective of the journaling. :)
Great take on the sketch!

Lisa P said...

Awesome layout. Love the paper you used.

dawn said...

I love all the fun paper/color you used for this layout. Great title also, love seeing new ones.

Creative Memories is how I started my scrap journey also.

It was nice reading about you.

beccanay2 said...

Love how you used the sketch! And what a great LO idea...will have to remember this one:)

Tracey said...

Love the papers you used!! A fantastic take on the sketch!!

cutiephinphin said...

I LOVE Simple Stories and I definitely love how you used the papers for your LO. What an awesome page! I'll scrap lift this to use on for one of my trips or for my hb's birthday. Thanks for the inspiration.

lynda said...

I like your color combination!

Laureen said...

Love the papers you used! Fab LO's.

Angie Highland said...

I just became a follower of your blog! With a 15 year old son, your pages truly inspire me! I love, love, love, your title work!

Michele said...

Lovely page, great interpretation of the sketch. I really liked the title you used.

Melissa Johnson said...

Love the houndstooth paper...that's something I'm always afraid to use because I can never figure out what it "goes with." Great page!

AndreaFriebus said...

Hi Penny! I love the colors and papers you used on your layout! Awesome really is the correct word!!

Michele Mc said...

Very nice to read about you! I really love the colors of the product and the title font. Cool LO!

"Girl" said...

Loved your layout! Great to see one with older boys!

Selenaintx

Scrapblogger17 said...
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Scrapblogger17 said...

Great Layout

Mandi said...

Great page. I love the color.

snazzybear said...

Love your page and enjoy your chat snazzyear Australia

gingerella said...

Thanks for the bio, Penny. I love to hear how everyone got "here" at scrapping.
That sketch is one of my favs also; I like the uniform layout of the pictures.

Kreations with Kris said...

Love the layout! It is so colorful - thanks for sharing!

Ilse said...

I love what you made of it! Great work.

Ines said...

Great work, nice to meet you

sharon said...

your page is amazing--i love the colors your chose, and your use of the sketch!!!! :)

Amy said...

Penny,
I loved your LO and getting to know you! I also got my start w/ Creative Memories. I often go to my moms to scrap (even though I have a whole room dedicated to it at home) just to be near people. I love that your "guys" come in and visit..my dad does that while mom and I scrap at her house : ) And my boys(5&7) love to scrap with us!

ScrapsofMe said...

Love it!