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Sketch N Scrap November Sketch #2

So the lovely ladies at Sketch-N-Scrap  revealed the second sketch for November at This is Sketch #45.

 I loved the simplicity of this sketch, and I knew exactly what photos I wanted to use.

 I am still in the process of scrapping all of my NYC photos (I have two separate trips worth!!) and these were some I had taken on my phone and had instagramed. I got them printed at my local Walmart.

I used Graphic 45's Le Cirque (if you haven't already noticed I have a bit of a G45 obsession!!!!)

I thought this sketch would be great to do some stitching on, which I don't do very often. But I think it turned out great! I use the Sew Easy tool from We Are Memory Keepers. I like it for when I don't want to drag out my sewing machine. I embroider anyway, so I don't mind doing it by hand.

I also used a real book page that I got from my local scrapbook store. It was an assortment of real book pages from Splash of Color. I added a few gemstones here and there to give it some sparkle too.

Thanks for stopping by!-AR


  1. Your colors and pp's are gorgeous! What absolutely awesome photos! And I love your use of the book page! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  2. Wow!!! This is gorgeous! Loving the photos, paper choices and stitching! I am so glad you were inspired to stitch and it looks fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap! :)

  3. What great paper choices! Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  4. Totally gorgeous LO. Love the paper collection. Fantastic take!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch-N-Scrap!

  5. Gorgeous paper choice for you photo's of NYC! The stitching has added a nice touch and the Sew Easy tool is a recent addition to my tool stash, it's great! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketch N scrap. xx

  6. Nice job on the sketch!!!! LOVING those papers!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Scrap :-)

  7. Fantastic page! I love all the stitching!! Tahnks for joining us at SNS!

  8. Great take on the sketch! Love the stitching too (I stitch everything!) Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!!

  9. Your selected great papers and really made them work together! Thank you for joining us at Sketch~n~Scrap!

  10. Ah, NYC ... one of my favorite cities! I love your take on the sketch, and how you switched things up by using 4x4 (?) photos instead of traditional 4x6 ones. It looks great! Thanks for taking the time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap :)


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