Saturday, February 3, 2018

All American Boy

Hello! I have another layout to share today. This time I was inspired by this older sketch from Stick It Down:

July 2017 single page scrapbook sketch #scrapbooking #sketch

I also used the Take 5 challenge from Paper Issues:

I made the photo area larger because I had more photos. I used my Cricut to cut the star piece down the left side. After I attached that, I splattered some red and white mists on my background. For my title, I found wood pieces that said, "all boy" and then cut the word "american" for coordinating paper. I painted the wood pieces with acrylic paint. After I journaled on strips, I embellished the page with some of the stars that were cut out with my Cricut, a few punched stars, and some sequins.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Happy Summer Days

Hello all! I am back today with another layout! This time I used some fun summer photos. Maybe I'm trying to ignore that fact that is is FREEZING outside, maybe I am trying not to think about the fact that I have two kids laying on the couch with fevers and another with a terrible cough, but I really enjoyed working with these sunshiny photos and colors! I was inspired by this fun, summery image from CSI:

I saw the hula dancer and immediately thought of the hibiscus cut I have on one of my Cricut cartridges. I cut those and the leaves using the Storybook cartridge. I added some shading using chalk (and some Distress Oxide ink for the yellow). The photos were already printed in this collage, so I worked around that with my patterned paper and embellishments. I once again pulled bits and pieces from different manufacturers and collections. I finished things off with some glitter glue and gold liquid pearls on the flowers and around the page.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dance Your Heart Out

Hello all! I have a new layout to share on this first day of the month! Stick It Down held a crop this past weekend on Facebook, so I decided to check out those challenges for some inspiration. The challenge I chose for this layout was to use purple and any sketch from their archives. I chose this two pager:

I realized as I was looking for supplies for this layout that I don't have a lot of purple in my stash! I was able to find some cardstock and stickers that worked though. I also used some of the same patterned papers that I used for my other daughter's dance layout because I loved how the colors of the papers looked with the photos. The navy strip of paper was a sheet that I colored with some dark blue and purple spray inks to match my other papers. I pulled the embellishments from various collections to go with the layout.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Soar- Stuck?! Sketches

Hello! I have another layout to share today! This time I was inspired by the January 15 sketch at Stuck?! Sketches

I used photos from our church's vacation bible school from 2012. My oldest was going into kindergarten that year, so it was her second year. I stuck pretty close to the sketch. I found bits and pieces of patterned papers (mostly Simple Stories DIY). I inked them with orange to pull it all together. For the title, I used my Cricut to cut the letters. I was going to cut the smaller layer using blue cardstock, but I didn't have anything that matched quite right so I ended up using a gel pen and drawing the letters onto the black. I love how it turned out kind of sketchy and imperfect! I added some chipboard pieces, brads and a few dots of Liquid Pearls to finish off the page.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Penguin Birthday Card

Hi all! I have a new card to share today. It was my nephew's first birthday yesterday and we are celebrating later today. I started with this sketch from Stick It Down:

January Card Sketch

I was also inspired by the current challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 which is to make a project using a penguin cut. I started by stamping the snowflakes with Versamark ink and heat embossing them with white. Then I took some fun foam and cut the hill and attached it to my card. I used the Zooballoo cartridge for my penguins and attached them with foam adhesive. I finished of the card front with a stamped and heat embossed sentiment.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Chill Out- Sketches in Thyme #309

Hello again! I was able whip up another page last night! This one went together really fast! I started with this sketch from Sketches in Thyme:

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you probably know that I rarely make one photo layouts. I had this photo collage already printed, so I used that in the place of the single photo. I started by misting and splattering pink and teal Color Shine mist on my background. Once that was dry, I matted my collage and added that. Then I went to town adding die cuts from a couple of collections. To bring some dark blue to all of the clusters, I found some rub ons to add to the clusters on the left side of the layout. The title was a sentiment that was in the puffy phrase stickers. I finished things of with some enamel dots and some stickers.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Little Dancer

It snowed about a foot here yesterday so we have been stuck at home, which has meant lots of scrappy time! Today I made this layout. I was inspired by the "Scrap Soup" challenge at Paper Issues:

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I made a two page layout with pictures from my daughter's first year in dance. I had to look around a little to find some purples and pinks to go with my photos, but I am really happy with what I found and how it turned out! I started by layering strips of patterned paper across the bottom of my layout. I decided to cut a circle sticker in half to highlight my title area. The area felt a little sparse, so I ended up using my Stamping Gear and some Distress Oxide inks to stamp between the stickers to create some interest and texture behind my title. To label my photos, I stamped the labels and fussy cut them. I finished off my layout with some stickers and gems. To add some texture and dimension, I put Glossy Accents on the yellow circle stickers, some Wink of Stella shimmer on a few of the stickers and some Liquid Pearl accents on the cardstock stickers.