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Saturday, October 30

Catching up with layout inspiration

There are a handful of scrapbook layouts to share with you today as I catch up, and I'll share with you my great find for my notebook I'm using for shimelle's True Stories class as well.

First, last week I was so fortunate to crop with Lisa Swift and Diana Fisher. A little background about these girls....Lisa's work is often found in the pages of Scrapbook Trends. She has a recipe page in the October issue! Diana is the co-founder and inspiration behind Sketchy Thursdays. This is my first time playing along with Sketchy Thursdays, and I wanted to share with you on my blog! I used my Pink Paislee House of 3 resist papers from the For the Luv of Art October La Mode Kit, so artsy! I misted them with several colors for the effect shown. I would have posted yesterday but they were tricky to photograph and had to try again today in the daylight.

This Week's Sketch

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October Kit "La Mode" The Yellow Bag Kit Club

Prima "Love Story Kissing Pink" Flowers

Shimmerz Paints "Fiery Fiesta" Vibez Miniz Spray


For The Love of Art Tulle Rhinestone Small Silver"Butterfly" pack


My Mind's Eye Lost and Found "Girlfriends" Glittered Dimensional Diecuts

Basic Grey Bling It On "Twist" Rub-ons with Rhinestones Transfer

Our Design Team was also invited to participate in the Challenges at Better Living Through Scrapbooking for October. 

Challenge #1 Favorite Color Challenge

“I Like Pink” by Julie Ann Shahin
I used the For The Love of Art “My Favorite Things” Stamp Set on this  page showcasing my favorite color, pink.

Challenge #2 All About Me

“Snapshot of Me” by JulieAnn Shahin

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For The Love of Art "Click" Stamp Set

 For The Love of Art "Click" 6x6 Paper Pad


Challenge #4 Recipe 

This layout was created based upon a sketch by Becky Fleck in Page Maps 2:  More Sketches for Creative Layouts and Cards, which I talked about in my last blog post.

and here is one layout for Halloween!!!! My husband and I will be passing out candy. We will not be dressing up our dog Friday, by consensus of my husband and Cheslea Lately. I would be tempted, however, my husband has outvoted me. LOL  Anyways, this layout shows most of our indoor decorations.

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My Mind's Eye Haunted "Paper & Accessories Kit" Flocked Halloween
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Finally, as I promised, I wanted to share my great find for my notebook for shimelle's True Stories online class. It's just a little notebook with a typewriter theme from Michael's and it is just $1. There are similar designs besides the typewriter, and I know some stores in my area were already sold out of the typewriter. If you are interested in it, your store might still have it!

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Andrea Amu said...

Such gorgeous, gorgeous work!
You are totally rocking Norma's kits!
Love your artsiness!

Diana Fisher said...

Wow, Julie. Lots of great inspiration and artwork here. Love the collage-feel to your work in this post. And I love those pieces from Michael's, too. I picked up the rub-ons and magnets.

It was great meeting you in person!! :)

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Thanks Andrea! Norma's kits are the best. ;)

I loved meeting you too Diana! I hope we get to crop together again soon!

Lora Oliver said...

After reading this post the only word that comes to mind is WOW! You are an amazingly talented person and I always find inspiration on your blog, thank you. Beautiful LOs.

Lynn said...

i'm with the WOW crowd as well. everything just rocks.

Jennifer said...

Oh WOW! You are so amazing. I love all your layouts and all the layers on your layouts! I am truly Inspired, Thank You!

Brigitte G. from Australia said...

oh my goshhh these LOs are absolutely gorrrrgeous !! looove it Julie !!
and oh myyyyyy the kit from My Mind's eyes Halloween kit..i wannnnnt it !! gorrrgeous soooo me !!!

Heather Comer said...

Hi Julie! Your blog is so beautiful! Love your romantic style! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. What a compliment! Your style is amazing with every little detail!

lisa said...

Wow, what a beautiful style you have, I adore your pages. Thanks for joining in with Sketchy Thursdays x

Tessa Buys said...

Beautiful work! I'm feeling inspired :). And I'm so jealous that you got to scrap with Diana! Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!

Jeanet said...

Gorgeous work!Love your take on the sketch!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

Keshet said...

Love the beautiful flowers and vintage vibe! Thanks for joining the fun at Sketchy Thursdays this week!