Sunday, September 24, 2017

October Calendar Page

Hello! I have a scrapbook page to share today. I got my October calendar page done ahead of time this month! As you may know, I am a family photographer, and it gets really busy this time of year. I will be spending a lot of time over the next month taking and editing photos, so I wanted to get this done! I used the double page sketch from Stick it Down:

I started with cream cardstock and added the patterned paper across the bottom. I then cut out the big leaf using my Cricut. I decided to use both the cut and the negative cut. I then splattered some inks on the pages. I added my photos. I dug out a bunch of different embellishments and made a few groupings around the page. 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cards- CAS(E) This Sketch

Hello! I have a couple of card to share today, both using CAS(E) This Sketch sketches. First up is a wedding card I made based off of this week's sketch:

The invitation we received for this wedding was black with gold dots, so I decided to work from that for the card. I layered some acetate with gold dots over some black cardstock. I then took a piece of kraft colored paper and used Versamark and gold embossing powder to make the edge gold and layered that underneath. I stamped some flowers on my white card base and then attached the layered pieces. I finished off the card with a die cut "Congrats" that I inked and heat embossed to match the gold.

Next up is a card using the sketch from two weeks ago. 

I was inspired by the changing leaves and decided to try some watercoloring. I stamped and heat embossed my leaves and then painted them in with a generous amount of water. I dropped the color into the flowers and let it spread. I then painted a light coat of blue over the entire background. I finished it off with my stamped and heat embossed sentiment and some gold paint splatters.

Friday, September 8, 2017

September Calendar Page

Good morning! I figured that since we are now over a week into September, I should share my calendar page for the month! 

This month I was inspired by the two page sketch at PageMaps for July. I used a bunch of October Afternoon papers and embellishments from various places. 

I was also inspired by the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Scrap Our Stash:

I did the bottom row: arrow (middle left embellishment cluster), wood grain paper, and circle (patterned paper on left side of page).

Cardstock- My Mind's Eye
Patterned Paper- October Afternoon
Chipboard- My Mind's Eye, Fiskars, October Afternoon
Stickers- Simple Stories, Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, October Afternoon
Flowers- Prima, KaiserCraft
Wood Veneer- Basic Grey, Project Life, American Crafts
Enamel Dots- October Afternoon
Pen- Sakura
Material tape- Making Memories
Ribbon- Michael's
Brads- Doodlebug, Basic Grey 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

You Are Awesome birthday card- Altenew

Hello! I have a new card to share! I made this one for my niece who turned 20 earlier this week. I was inspired by the current challenge at Altenew:

I used the Painted Butterflies set. I started with the block watercolor technique that Jennifer McGuire demonstrated in this post. I used Distress Oxide inks since they are so fun to work with. I stamped the block onto my kraft cardstock background. I dried that with my heat tool and then stamped my butterflies. I picked up on the pinkish purple in the inspiration piece and used that for my butterflies. For the sentiment, I ran the same pink ink over white cardstock and dried that with the heat gun before silver embossing my sentiment.  I added a bit more sparkle with the silver sequins.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

52 Week Photography Challenge- Week 35

Hello! I am back today with my photos for the From Moments to Memories 52 Week photography challenge. This week's prompt was easy, since it is what I do and I had a shoot this past weekend: Portrait! The shoot was a newborn shoot, but her older sister needed to get in on the fun since she will be 2 soon.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

52 Week Photography Challenge- Weeks 30-34

Well, here I am again, waaaaay behind. I have 5 photos for the last 5 prompts to share.

Week 30- Reflections
We spent last week with my husband's sister's family in Illinois. One of the first nights we were there, I noticed the sky was beautiful and it was super still so the pond in their backyard had a perfect reflection in it.

Week 31- Transportation
I struggled with this prompt the most and I'm not loving this photo for it, but I decided I needed to move on! While we were in Illinois, we went to Legoland. This is my husband and daughter on one of the rides there.

Week 32- Clouds
This photo was taken the same night as the first one in this post, just shooting in a different direction.

Week 33- Morning
A couple of weeks ago, the kids, my parents, and I went to the Arboretum. It rained that morning, and throughout the day, leaving lovely drops on the flowers and plants.

Week 34- Wildlife
The kids and I went to the zoo yesterday. This white cheeked gibbon was howling away while we were there and I managed to catch this shot of it.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

What Does the Fox Say?

Hello! I have a scrapbook page to share today! I am not usually inspired by product, but product inspired the title of this page. 

I started with the scraplift challenge at Paper Issues:

I loved the block style of the layout and that I could get several photos on one page. I was also inspired by the Tic Tac Toe challenge at The Studio:

I used the diagonal from the bottom left to the top right. I used papers and wood veneers from Basic Grey's Grand Bazaar. There is a fox motif running throughout the collection that made me think of the song from a few years ago, so I decided to use that as my title for this school page. 

I embellished my page with a border sticker, stickers, wood veneer, wood tags, enamel accents and liquid pearls.

Patterned Paper, stickers, wood veneer- Basic Grey
Washi tape- My Mind's Eye
Die Cuts- K and Company
Pen- Sharpie
Enamel Accents- PinkFresh Studios, EK Success
Liquid Pearls- Ranger