Friday, March 16, 2018

20 Weeks- Stuck?! Sketches

Hello, I'm back again with another layout. Yesterday it was a layout for my oldest child's book, this time for the youngest. I started with this sketch from Stuck?! Sketches:

I used my 20 week ultrasound images for this layout. Since they are landscape orientation, I rotated the sketch 90 degrees. I cut the circles from different patterned papers (some are not full circles, but the part where they end is covered) and adhered them to my background. I then took my sewing machine and stitched around the circles. After that, I layered on the images and patterned paper strips. For embellishments, I added some chipboard hearts that I colored with Distress inks, a badge, some journaling spots and letters for my title.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Family Is Everything

Hello! I have a new layout to share! This one came together pretty quick thanks to a page kit from The Scrap Room. I won a gift card to their store last month and I ordered the November 2017 Flavors of the Month kit because I like that there were some fall papers as well as papers that could be used anytime. I worked with the Pink Paislee "Turn the Page" papers for this layout.

I was also inspired by the recipe challenge at The Studio this month. The challenge was to use as many of these "ingredients" as possible:
Wood veneers
Aqua colour
Enamel Dots
A heart

I got most of the items on the page. For the mists, I sprayed, splattered, and smooshed a few coordinating colors onto my background. I stamped part of my title. I have a few hearts, including the big one that I machine-stitched around. My enamel dots aren't technically dots, but stars and hearts. The only things I didn't get on here were ribbon and purple (unless you count the purple in some of the clothing in the photos).

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March Calendar Page- Stick It Down

Hello all! It's been a while! I thought I was going to get some scrapping done while I watched the Olympics, but I ended up doing nothing! So now that that's over, I have a little time to scrap again. Here is the sketch from Stick It Down that I started with:

I played around a little with the photo sizes, but stuck fairly close to the sketch. I liked the squares and used a 6x6 pad for most of the patterned paper on this one. To break up the squares, I used scalloped circles for my journaling. Once I got to embellishing, I realized that this layout was pretty busy, so I just added a few flowers and word stickers and called it good.

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.