Monday, June 1, 2015

The Memory Nest "MIM" #41 - First Pic of 2015

Hi Everyone - Here is our First "MIM" Sketch for you for June!

You can find all about the Challenge / Rules / Deadline and PRIZE - YES, I did say PRIZE!!!  over on 

For my Design Team Inspiration, I'm going to take you a back a few months in time, to the first day of 2015. These photos were from our balcony, at the vacation condo we rented in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the week between Christmas and New Years.
I was the only one up and was lucky enough to enjoy the first and very beautiful sunrise of 2015!

Here is the first sketch for June, for your scrappy pleasure!  Leslie did a really great job on the sketch - there is lots of room for interpretation - and a great way to tell a story with photos too!

For those that know me and my style - the sketch had a lot of "open space" - which I seem to feel the need to fill!  - I did so by using a SUPER HOT New base page I got at my LSS - made by Scrapbookers Painted Page - "Evening Palms" - even though - my photos were of the first sunrise - I think it worked perfectly!

Since I was the only one awake at the time - I felt the need to "Document" the first day of 2015 -with an early morning selfie.

OKAY - go ahead - it was totally unintended - but I know you see a little face looking out at you- on the trunk of the tree!  Somehow an orange brad, and 2 gold sequins with black bling looked great when I added them, but now they both look like little faces! There are 2 of them - can you find the other one?? LOL!

If you are looking for the 2nd face with gold sequin eyes, you don't have to look far! LOL - here is a close up of some of the Washi I used and the beautiful sunrise - also me - with out make-up! (YIKES!)

Just LOVE the Gold and Glittery "Document" Thicker for the title, and the little strip from Tim Holtz "Small Talk" Stickers too!

Here are the items used for this layout:

For the base page I used Scrapbookers Painted Page # 2307 - Evening Palms
Distress Stains - Black Soot, Tarnished Brass, Fossilized Amber
Bo Bunny Mama Razzi 2 - Strike a pose, Brads, Stickers, Trinkets & layered Chipboard
Simple Stories "I Am" #4519 - Important
Paper House  P-0597 Create
Rukristin - #selfie Stamp
Tim Holtz - Small Talk Stickers
Thickers "Story"/ Gold
Washi Tape
Gold Sequins 

As always, thank you for stopping by - I hope you play along with us this month and can't wait to see what you will create!!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri