Stuck Inside with a Stuck Sketch


Yesterday was an snow ice day for my son’s school but he was still running a fever, so I knew it would be another long housebound day for the two of us. After making the trek through the basement to feed the chickens, I flipped on the space heater in my craft room on my way back through the house. I anticipated a crafty kind of day and thankfully I carved out a couple of hours to do just that.

Stuck SketchI decided to continue working on my 2011 scrapbook (save the “poor things” and “bless her hearts” please — I know I’m way behind *sigh*) and after I inspected the Stuck Sketch challenge for the second half of the month, I knew I had the right stuff to pull together this page. You see, I’ve been Spring cleaning about the house and I came across an old paper kit in my craft room that I almost tossed into the donate pile this weekend. I’ve had the kit stuffed in my stash for years and figured if I hadn’t used it by now, it probably wouldn’t happen. I reluctantly held onto it (probably why I have so much stuff in the first place) but I quickly realized this Stuck challenge was perfectly made for my weary purple paper pack.

The Kolette Colorb├ľk kit included two 12×12 pages already pieced together with a large coordinating strip down the side and stitching all around. The kit also included some decorative quotes and do-dads, which I didn’t use except for the long decorative banner I added down the side with the vellum quote piece ripped off. I ended up using both large sheets of paper because I cut “family” out of the second piece so that everything would coordinate.

Luckily I found the Pembroke 6×6 paper pack by s.e.i. in my stash that coordinated well with my page. All the extra paper came from this pack and I added a white heart doily and white tag for extra interest. I inked all my papers in purple and added all kinds of extras to the page. I colored little white flowers with markers and spritzing spray and added another long-time resident of my stash, the large purple and white flower towards the top of the photo. Some purple and white bakers twine, a little puffy sentiment, sheer purple ribbon and a few purple dots brought this project to a close.

I thought all the purple might be a bit too girly for my little man, but I think it turned out super sweet and I rather kind of like it. After I took the photo, I noticed my bakers twin was a bit wonky, so I straightened that out lickety-split and I’m very satisfied with another 2011 moment in the books.


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Comments: 6

  1. shari February 21, 2018 at 2:05 pm Reply

    Great job. Love it!

  2. Helen February 22, 2018 at 5:32 am Reply

    What a great save for the weary purple paper. You’ve dusted it off and created a gorgeous page. Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches.

    • Small Talk Mama February 22, 2018 at 7:37 am Reply

      Thank you, Helen. I love it when a tiresome item can be turned into something pretty. Glad you stopped by for a looksy.

  3. yvette weber February 26, 2018 at 8:01 am Reply

    What a fabulous layout! Love the layering and stitching! Thanks for playing along with us at Stuck?!Sketches!

    • Small Talk Mama February 26, 2018 at 1:09 pm Reply

      Thank you, Yvette. The was an easy one, because most of the stitching was done for me. Yay for paper kits (as old as they may be)!

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