What a Hoot…another challenge

I can’t believe how fast the time flies by! Two weeks have gone by and its once again time for another layout sketch challenge. This design was created by Lesley Langdon and I just love its fun, unique elements. If you have a lot of little photos…this is perfect for it. Fun for school photos, large wallet size photos, or just plain crop a group of fun shots from an impromptu photo-shoot like I did. To play along with this layout challenge…simply use this sketch for inspiration. Upload your project to your blog and/or the CHF gallery and link HERE. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Want some samples….check out Becky’s and Kristine’s designs!


You’re a Hoot (click on pic to enlarge)


My youngest is always such a hoot…never a dull moment around here! I couldn’t resist pairing up these fun shots of him with the Kim Hughes U R A Hoot stamp set for this layout.

Here’s the journaling…

I found you in the living room after church. All dressed up in your argyle vest and wearing my hat. You looked so cute I couldn’t resist snapping some pics. Cause honey….

You’re a Hoot!

Design Notes:

  • lots of arrows create movement
  • I carried the circle theme of the layout into my paper choices…dots and a circular based ornamental pattern
  • the Grid Pattern Backgrounder makes a great grid to journal on
  • Don’t worry about using less than perfect photos…a blurry toddler adds to the sense of movement and captures that element of his personality
  • I love adding a little texture…I just adore these American Crafts brown felt letters for part of the title
  • I love adding staples…hubby hates them! LOL What do you think?


Have a fabulous day!


Supply List:

-You’re a Hoot from Pretty Birds (Kim Hughes line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
– Owl and Branch from U R A Hoot (Kim Hughes line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
grid paper backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms

-Burnt Umber Palette ink by Stewart Superior
-Brush Corduroy Distress ink by Ranger

-Spring Willow Light by Prism
-Simply Smooth White by Prism

Patterned Paper:
– black paper from Making Memories
-dotted blue paper from My Mind’s Eye

-markers by Copic
-chipboard arrow by Basic Grey
-small chipboard arrows by Maya Road
-brown felt letters by American Crafts
-epoxy buttons by Making Memories
-ribbon by Creative Impressions
-die cut strip by Doodlebug Designs

-Curvy Cutter circle template by EK Success

19 responses to “What a Hoot…another challenge

  1. What an adorable layout Julia! Great adaptation of the sketch 🙂

  2. This is adorable! That little guy is gonna be a heartbreaker! I’m not a staple girl myself but it works! Great color combo!!

  3. This is fantastic!!!!! As usual, you have so many great details that just take it over the top! 🙂

  4. Julia, This is so cute. TFS

  5. This is an amazing sketch and your layout blows me away. I can’t wait to try it!!!!!

  6. Shelly Schmidt

    I LOVE reading your blog every day! My daughter is in a sorority at Ohio State- Chi Omega. Their mascot is the owl- I would love to CASE this page for a scrapbook I am making for an auction to raise money next fall- awesome layout!!! I am going to make a scrapbook for my daughter as well. It is so nice that you share your incredible talent on a daily basis with all of us- in addition to keeping up with your busy family and all of your remodeling!!!

  7. This is darling! Such a cutie he is! Love the layout and all the “stuff” you used! 🙂

  8. This page rocks, Julia! Love everything about it!

  9. I LOVE staples…
    This is such a darling layout, those pictures really are a HOOT!
    What a cutie patootie!

  10. teehee! my husband doesn’t understand the staples thing either! but then again after i show him something i made he gets to hit me with a dose of football talk to get his testosterone level readjusted! ha!! so you’d think the staples would be “manly”! this is a very fun layout! i have GOT to get busy scrapbooking again. maybe i should do your every two week plan? sus

  11. Another great page, J! Love those pics of your little guy! (My hubby hates staples too.)

  12. Wow! What an adorable layout. I love everything about it!

  13. Great page! I love all the circles!! Your son will love it when you show off this page about the time he’s in his early 20’s.

  14. I love this layout! What a great design. This has your trademark feel and I love all the texture you’ve created. I laughed when I read the part about the staples. My hubby hates them too. I think they add a great touch on this page, and give some texture and dimension to the row of photos. Sorry hubby!

  15. This is an incredible layout! I love your paper choices and details of this page. What an adorable little fella you have!!!!!

  16. What a CUTE layout — and such a sweet little guy you have! I love how you used that little owl and the colors too! — he’s been a tough one for me. tfs

  17. That is SOOOOOO adorable!!! I really like that layout! You did an awesome job with it too!!!

  18. That is soooo cute! I love the layout design. It will be easy to use. Great job.


  19. Look at that little pumpkin! he is such a cutie, and I love the owl used here!

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