Friday, July 19, 2013

Caitlin's 21st

Hi there
you can tell i must be on holidays as this is my second post within a week, shocked, yes i know.

Let me talk to you about sketches.,
well I am no good at them, I see the sketch and that is exactly how i must do the page and if the designer has used a star or a flower motif as their example to put embellishments well then I have to use the star or the flower even though that was not the designers intention.
Now if it comes to cooking I am very good at thinking outside the box and rarely get flummoxed maybe its a confidence thing.
Anyway, my favourite scrapbooker in the whole wide world yes Shimelle has a sketch on her blog every month with a video of how she interprets her own sketch. So I thought I would give one a go

ta da here it is
the sketch asked for a BIG embellishment in the middle and the example had a huge star, so I tried very hard not to use a star, I used a polaroid frame. The position of my photos are the same although in Shimelle's own page she used 2 small photos up the top and a business card down the bottom. See what I mean, Shimelle thought outside that square I on the other hand used the exact same sizes of photos as what was on the sketch.
Alas after all that I love my page so whether i take the sketch literally or on a rare occasion think outside the square it doesn't matter I have a completed page and I had fun playing.

The photo is from Caitlin's 21st party and shows the donut ball tower cake that Joe made, believe it or not that tower contains 248 donut balls, I know as I ordered 250 and I ate one on the way home...hello... I had to make sure they tasted ok didn't I, so we had one ball left. I tell you it was panic stations there for a while.
here is a close up at home before we took it to the club.

Joe spoilt Caitlin and got her an iPad. very very spoilt.

we had a photo booth on the night where everyone dressed up with props

my friend Pina made the table arrangements, I ordered 40 big lollipops in Tiffany Blue.


there was a lolly buffet of which we are still eating the left overs
and I made this really cute guest book which I hopefully will show you in the next post.

Enjoy your weekend.
xx

2 comments :

dawn said...

YAY, 2 posts in one week!! Your on a roll Linda, don't stop now!!

I love this layout, so cool seeing that huge donut tower. How the heck did you drive and keep that safe??!!

So nice to see the pictures from the party too. What a great night for all of you, special memories to last a lifetime.

I am not good with sketches either, like you I think you have to copy them exactly. I'm glad you gave this one a try and didn't use a star like she did, I know that's the hard part.

Thanks so much for sharing and hope to see more soon.
Enjoy the rest of your break!HUGS!

dee -@ The Old Fat Hen said...

love the donut tower I would have tasted it as well-love dee x