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Username Post: CELEBRATING ~ Laura Whitaker        (Topic#1676273)
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So ... I've Been AWAY. I have no excuse. I just haven't had the motivation to be creative for the past - let's don't even discuss how long. But lately, I've been feeling that creative itch - just a bit. I know it's late in the month, but...

is anyone interested in a Celebrating Laura Whitaker sketch challenge?

No rules - other than the usual "have fun." Do one, all four, whatever fits your back half of July. Let's throw this up and see what happens.





 
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Sketch 1
Celebrating Laura Whitaker - Sketch 1

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Celebrating Laura Whitaker - Sketch 2


 
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Sketch 3
Celebrating Laura Whitaker - Sketch 3

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Celebrating Laura Whitaker - Sketch 4


 
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I for one need something to jump-start the last half of July!!!

Thank you Pat and welcome back!!!


 
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It feels good to be here, Sharon.

I don't know how active I will be in terms of creating anything. I have so few photos to archive anymore -- kids grown and gone, no grandkids, and daily routines that are pretty much the same from Monday through Sunday.

I do have a few, and hopefully I'll spread them out over the next months and see if I can cure my itchy fingers. If not, at least I can hang out and lurk around.



 
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Hi PAT!!! Was wondering where you were! Nice to see you!


 
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Hi Marci!

Nice to be seen!


 
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Nice to have you back!!

I love her sketches! I want to play.


 
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Hi Jael!

Nice to see you too!


 
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Cool I will try to do something! I love sketch challenges glad to see you back I hope all is well!


 
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Thank you!
I've always enjoyed your sketch challenges! You seem to have great taste in them!


 
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Pat, I know-it's crazy but I got sketch 4 done! Thanks for the inspiration!
Throw in the towel... By MarciLB



 
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Hi, Pat! So glad you found your way back to us. I'll, play. Maybe some of my mojo will find its way home , too.


 
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Thank you for the sketches! I will definitely play along.


 
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I love these sketches. I will play too.


 
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Hiya Pat! I wondered about you. I hope all has been good at your house. I dont do scrap booking so I wont be playing with you all. Happy creating! Ro


 
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Hi Carol! Hi Ro!

Hi EVERYBODY!

I'm heading to Colorado Springs for the weekend. Younger daughter moved there at the end of May to go to school. She's homesick for her momma - if you can believe it! Wants me to come and cook her a couple of dinners and let her sit on my lap.

I can't wait. I miss her terribly.

Taking my camera - and holding these little sketches in my brain. Maybe something wonderful will happen with them!

That is ... assuming I can find my scrap desk. I know I left it back there under all that mess! I need to get in there and get things picked up, but it's easier to just close the door and pretend that I only have two bedrooms. LOL


 
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Have a wonderful trip Pat!

Sketch 1 upside down...
Do Your Thing By MarciLB


 
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Have a fun week end Pat!

I'm working at working on a layout!
Need to cut a title and add a couple more embellishments as soon as I finish my morning coffee!!


 
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Sketch #4

Welcome Aboard! By Sewflake


 
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I will try to do at least one of these. BTW who is Laura Whitaker?


 
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I missed you!!! welcome back my friend!

count me in, even if I don't finish anything this month I like to see other's interpretations of the sketch.

So happy to have you back!

Good job Marcy and Sharon, you guys did not miss a beat.


 
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Sketch #3

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  • lorilei1971 Said:
I will try to do at least one of these. BTW who is Laura Whitaker?



Lorilei-she does a lot of sketches and ran (runs) a sketch blog and is on a lot of Design Teams for scrapbook companies....not sure what else....


 
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Hi Blanca! Thanks!!!
I love to see everyone's interpretations of sketches!


 
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I will try to do at least one of these. BTW who is Laura Whitaker?



Lorilei-she does a lot of sketches and ran (runs) a sketch blog and is on a lot of Design Teams for scrapbook companies....not sure what else....



Thanks Marci. I'll look her up


 
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ACU again!


 
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We are on the road heading back from Colorado Springs. We are skirting the edges of all the current severe storms, but the day is still young yet. I’m road sore.


 
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You gals are doing awesome work so far!


 
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Home from Colorado. Work today, picking up one of my horses at the trainer's this evening. Then working late tomorrow and Wednesday, so maybe on THURSDAY I can finally sit down at my desk and scrap up at least one or two of the photos from my weekend trip.

:: No rest for the wicked. No rest for the weary. You can decide which I be....


 
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Checking in! Glad you made it home safe Pat!


 
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Sketch #4
just us By SJ Luvscrappin


 
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Sketch 2 Inspired:

MISSING By ArtsyLC


 
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ACU again.


 
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Checking in and catching up.. it's been a busy few days and when I am not busy I don't feel like doing anything else except fussy cutting while steaming movies.
Having to make decisions on a new house which I have to investigate first, like appliances!

Just seeing the sketches again makes me want to scrap but I don't know when it will take place!

Having my morning coffee while I get ACU.



 
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I also check the boards while I drink my coffee, otherwise, I don’t have time.

Hoping I can get a couple of these done.

Have a good day ladies.


 
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Sketch 4: I turned the 4 square photos into 2 6 x 4 photos.

Down by the Bay By ArtsyLC


 
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Cool Kids - 28/52 By NMscrapper
Sketch #2


 
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Sketch #2

Check in For NSBD By Sewflake

This month I can barely find mojo to scrap...this sketches have come in handy, even tho I follow them pretty close. Maybe next month I can be more creative with them.


 
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JCI


 
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Pat- Thank you for the sketches!!
I'll bbl to leave some love on the cute Los everyone is putting up.


 
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#2 rotated to right
thinking of you By SJ Luvscrappin

#3
today By SJ Luvscrappin


 
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Sketch #1 turned on side.

But It's Spring By Sewflake


 
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I'm glad that my little bit of sketch inspiration helped you guys get some photos archived in such lovely ways.

I'm still trying to find time to find my DESK! I'm HOPING maybe this evening after dinner....

I'm like the kid digging through the pile of manure, mumbling to herself, "I just KNOW there is a pony somewhere under here!"


 
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Lol!! I also desperately looking for time to scrap.

Hoping I can at least finish one.

PS— run it until August 15th. Please, pretty please!


Edited by t-towngirl on 07-29-19 08:57 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Here is mine for sketch 2; The Good Life By PKfromPA


 
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Sketch one; Friends smile By PKfromPA


 
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ACU again!


 
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I am sorry I did not get to do any layout I meant to but work, life and health issues got in the way. I will tty next month.


 
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Lol!! I also desperately looking for time to scrap.

Hoping I can at least finish one.

PS— run it until August 15th. Please, pretty please!




Can do, McGoo. That'd help me too!

Then maybe we can find another artist to celebrate. :-)



 
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I am sorry I did not get to do any layout I meant to but work, life and health issues got in the way. I will tty next month.




Hey - I think we will run this from the 15th to the 15th, so you still have a couple of weeks!

Does that appeal to everybody?



 
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I set aside the entire day tomorrow to dig to the bottom of my craft room and find my desk. I have NOTHING else planned but to spend the day playing with my products and maybe printing and scrapping a photo or two.

I'm hungry to create. I feel bottled up and frustrated with creative energy!



 
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That will work with me...I have all of the sketches done and making kits using more of Laura Whitaker's sketches.
It will give me time to complete the other challenges I will be doing for August, not that I am entering very many.

As the time gets closer for us moving the less I will be scrapping.
Still have no time frame other than Oct/Nov/Dec




 
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Happy that you will have the change to scrap Pat!


 
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MEEEEE tooo, Sharon!

I know the frustration of wanting to get yourself moved and settled. Hopefully the whole process will go smoothly for you and you'll be in and settled in before the cold weather arrives. Although, today it feels like the heat is here to stay forever!



 
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That would be awesome if yoi did runt unt the 15th.


 
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I am so glad you are extending this another couple of weeks. I love these sketches.


 
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Yay!! Hope I can do at least two.

Have a good day everyone!


 
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Yea! for the extension. I'm in the middle of sketch #3


 
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So - I got my scraproom cleaned up over the weekend, and I actually found my desk as well as all my page kits from the last AGC Counterfeit Challenge.

I am intending to spend the next ... two weeks with these sketches ... and get those page kits at least ready for photographs.

Then we'll see what's what for the next cycle. I'm stalking sketches as we speak.

Hope this note finds everyone doing well and finding time to be creative!


 
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I am being creative, creatively finding excuses not to do the steps that need to be done to finish my layout!!
It's come time to do some glue down which seems to be the most stressful for me!!! I also need to get the journaling done and find a way to incorporate a banner on the page.
OK, title banner it is, now to come up with the word/words to put on the banner!

Hope your intent works out for you this week Pat!



 
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Here's my sketch 1:

purrfect pals By ArtsyLC


 
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Waving hi to everyone! Acu


 
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just checking in quickly


 
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Hi gang.

My mom had emergency surgery this morning, so I'm at her house babysitting for the next 24 hours.

I managed to get my craft kits into my truck before driving over here, so I was actually able to get TWO pages done to the "just the photos" point. I had sketches already printed out and put in the individual page kits, so I used what I'd put together in them, but at least I got SOMETHING done for the first time since last summer.

Felt pretty great, actually!



 
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Pat Hope your mom is doing fine. Glad you were able to work on at least two pages. That to me, is a big accomplishment!


 
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Pat, Hope your mom is doing well today.
Glad you had the kits all ready...I find doing something with paper, anything soothes my soul. I get a lot of fussy cutting done while at appointments.
Getting a layout done is such a bonus.


 
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Mom is doing great. Thanks everybody.

I had planned to open a new set of sketches on the 15th, but it looks like the forums are going away in favor of a discussion platform. Until we all see what that is going to look like, I think I'll wait.

I suspect, knowing us and our need to connect to each other, we will figure out how to navigate the new environment just fine. Change is hard, but it can also be stimulating.

But I can't imagine SB dot com putting something together that doesn't allow us to motivate each other to shop the store, so there will have to be some way for us to connect to each other, inspire each other, and create together.

Let's just wait and see how it falls out. I'm sure there will be plenty of explanation after the change ...

NOT particularly happy about it, but then, I don't suspect any of us are too much.



 
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Pat Hope your mom is doing fine. Glad you were able to work on at least two pages. That to me, is a big accomplishment!




Yes, I felt pretty good about what I got done. I'm going to get photos on them this evening and get them uploaded to my gallery this evening, I hope!



 
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Glad mom is doing well.

A little nervous about the changes, but hopefully the new site won’t be to hard to navigate.

Yes Pat! I think is best to wait.


 
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Ok. So I'd like to tell you that I accomplished this with one of this month's sketches, but I didn't.

I had a page kit that I pulled out to work on while I was babysitting mom, and it already had a sketch in it, and since I hadn't PRINTED the ones from this challenge, I went with it.

So this one's just for sharing.

FIERCE By GentlewoodFarms


 
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ACU!


 
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Not from this month's sketch challenge, but it's an old Laura Whitaker sketch, so I'm going with it.

Printing off my ones for this month today, and hopefully will have a few finished by weekend's end.

Weekend Joy By GentlewoodFarms



 
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#2

Grand canyon By Trek

#3

Map spring break By Trek

#4

Antelope canyon By Trek


 
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Sketch 3

I Am A Girl By GentlewoodFarms



 
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JCI


 
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Sketch #1 from me. :-)
It really feels good to be creatively productive again! It's also nice to have PHOTOGRAPHS to create around. I'm gonna take advantage for as long as they last!

Caution ~ Wicked Storm Ahead By GentlewoodFarms


 
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Ugh! I seem to have lost my mojo. Maybe I will get a least one of these layouts finished before the deadline. I hope to check back later tonight.


 
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Polynesian CC #3 21/of 52 By T-towngirl

Here is my version of sketch #3 I will also be submitting it to the Bakers dozen challenge


 
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Canoe Parade 23/52 By T-towngirl

Sketch #4. I will be doing a second page to add the rest of my pictures.


 
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Hey gang,

I’m heading down to Houston with my riding coach tomorrow. We will be gone until Sunday, so if you don’t hear from me, don’t worry. I’ll check in when I get back.

If the change over to the new platform happens while I’m gone, just flow with it and we will figure it out together.

I’ll see you guys one way or another on Sunday!


 
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Safe travels Pat!


 
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JCI


 
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have a nice weekend everyone!


 
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Hi Pat - glad to see you're back!

Hi everyone - been super busy and haven't scrapped in a while. Miss everyone and hope I can find you all again after the changes.


 
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The forums are still here. Yea!


 
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Aunty Again - 30/52 By NMscrapper
Sketch #1


 
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Checking in ...

Had a great trip to Houston with my riding coach, and have lots of photos to scrap up, so I at least have something to keep me motivated for a while!

How's everyone?


 
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Just checking in quickly. Unfortunately, I haven't created anything more than my weekly PL pages. I see everything is still here, so that is encouraging. Hopefully, when the change comes it won't be too disruptive. Be back later.


 
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I'm busy scrapping the wedding album! Only a few more pages to go and the album will be done. I will save it til Oct for the kids anniversary. I figure after 20 years they will like looking at their wedding pictures again!!


 
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Thought I would jump in and see if I can do a couple of these. Here is one inspired by sketch 1 - (I changed the orientation a little)--

City Fun By Scraping4fun25


 
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This is for sketch 3:

Our Family By Scraping4fun25


 
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