Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Just Chillin' Layout

My hubby took our boys and the neighbor girl up the mountain to go sledding, and of course, daddy took a ton of pictures, so I have a bunch of snow photos to scrap, something that doesn't happen often for this Southern California native!
This intro page was inspired by two challenges; first, the Stuck!? Sketches April 1st sketch.
I actually stuck pretty close to the sketch for a change, maybe because I was subliminally inspired by the "stuck" part of Stuck!? Sketches. Next, I was inspired by Child's Play "Simon" challenge.
The colors of my layout are pretty funky for snow pictures, but I noticed that different elements in the photos (a jacket and the sleds) are the same color as the Simon game, so I tried to incorporate those colors into the layout. The hardest was the green, but I managed to add some green spiral clips to pick up the color. Thanks for the inspiration, Stuck!? Sketches and Child's Play!

Mistletoe, Zippidee & For Always Level 2 papers
Lagoon, Bamboo & Colonial White cardstock
Lagoon, Bamboo, Honey & Black ink
Topiary spiral clips
Cranberry grosgrain ribbon
Medium snowflake punch (Martha Stewart)
Small snowflake punch (EK Success)
Red Glitz Glitter Gel
Diamond Stickles (Ranger)
Cricut Artbooking cartrdige: title, large snowflakes
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: scalloped border

Monday, April 21, 2014

My Valentines Layout

There was something wonky going on with my camera on Valentine's Day of 2012, so I only got a few pictures that turned out. Even those weren't great, but I scrapped what I had. My layout was mostly inspired by a sketch and a challenge from Paper Secrets, plus a Cricut challenge from Heart 2 Heart, and I added a tag because of a challenge from Scrap It Girl, so thank you to all the wonderful bloggers who inspire me to get creative!
Special Care stamp set
Key to My Heart Level 2 papers
White Daisy textured cardstock
Tulip, Juniper & White Daisy cardstock
Tulip, Juniper, Sorbet & Creme Brulee ink
DE Tags chipboard
Juniper photo hanger & brad
Creme Brulee paper clip
Sorbet ribbon
Tulip embroidery floss
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: heart overlay, title
Pattern: Paper Secrets April 1st sketch
Challenges: Paper Secrets sketch + use items starting with the letters in the word JOKES (I chose Juniper cardstock & photo hanger, the Ombre technique on my title, Key to My Heart papers, Tulip Embroidery floss, and 2 Stamps from the Special Care set); Heart 2 Heart Cricut challenge (heart overlay & title); Scrap It Girl Tags or Bags

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Greatest Adventure Layout

I absolutely love Susan Stringfellow's sketches (possibly even more than I love my own), and have been looking for a way to use one. So jazzed by the way this layout using her Sketch 116 turned out! I followed her basic plan and kept adding fun embellishments until it looked done. And yes, I was able to use pink on a boy layout and I don't think it's too girly. What do you think?
Dotty for You Level 2 papers
Kraft, Sky, Lagoon & White Daisy cardstock
Lagoon, Sweet Leaf & Hollyhock ink
Sky, Sweet Leaf, Creme Brulee & Black markers
My Crush Best Day Ever letter stickers
My Crush Besties journaling card
You & Me chipboard pennants & polka-dotted shape
Sweet Leaf brads
Antiqued Copper designer brad
Lagoon baker's twine
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: flower, flourish, shaped rectangle
Pattern: Sketch Saavy #116
Challenges: Child's Play Sand Art challenge (I was inspired by the colors of the sand); Lasting Memories It's the Little Things That Matter challenge (I scrapped an everyday moment that reminded me how great it is to be a mom)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Star Wars Exhibit Layout

Let's Scrap posted their weekly sketch and it was a card, but I kept looking at it and wondering if I could adapt it into a layout. I decided to give it a try, and here is the result. I had to make a few changes, but you can probably recognize the bones of the sketch. Pretty fun, huh? Frosted Designs has a challenge to use handwriting plus ink (journaling, title, key words) on your layout, so I dragged out a few sets of stamps and a marker and played around until I found a combo that worked for me. The Star Wars part of my title is stamped and then I gave it a little definition using a marker, and I also added the word exhibit using the marker.
Later Sk8r  WOTG stamp set
Later Sk8r Level 2 papers & My Stickease
Whisper cardstock
Outdoor Denim, Lagoon & Whisper ink
Outdoor Denim marker
Later Sk8r Assortment
Blue Epoxy Bubbles
Challenges: Frosted Designs Handwriting + Ink challenge
Pattern: Let's Scrap 4-16-14 sketch

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stash Busters April Week 3 - @ The Intersection of . . .

Another Stash Busters Challenge coming your way! Click on the link below to play!

This month, I am challenging you to use up certain items from your stash and then link your completed layout at Splitcoast Stampers so we can all get excited over it! I'll post a new list each Thursday this month, and you have until April 30th to scrap your layout using the products. If you complete all four layouts, you will get an honorable mention for the month!

Please use:
• 2 pieces of patterned paper
• Chipboard
• Bling
• Photo Corner

Do you ever have brainstorms and come up with the perfect title for a layout, and then later you second guess yourself? That's what happened to me with this layout, so hopefully my title is as catchy as I thought it was when I stamped it late at night - LOL! Anyway, I'm having lots of fun with the Timberline paper pack. So far, I've made 5 cards, the Workshop on the Go layout, and this layout with it, in addition to the layout I created in Studio J. I may even need to buy another pack because it's so versatile!
Atomic Caps, Atomic Lowercase, Chocolate Alphabet Small, Roar, Outta This World & Universal Backgrounds stamp sets
Timberline Level 2 papers
Ponderosa Pine, Twilight, Goldrush, Slate & Versamark ink
Goldrush marker
Blender pen
Clear embossing powder
Colonial White ric-rac
DE Signage chipboard - arrow, circle, star
Sparkle Holiday shapes - star, arrow (created by cutting apart a tree shape)
Sparkle Flourishes
Twilight metal photo corner
3-D foam tape
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 pattern 6

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Another take on EMS Sketch 55

As soon as I saw Cassandra's take on this month's sketch, I knew I had to share it with you! She did a fabulous job picking the perfect papers and embellishments to bring this sketch to life. To get more details about her layout, visit her blog at Scrappinbliss.

There's still plenty of time to play along with this month's sketch. I can't wait to see how you get creative with it.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Timberline Hi & Scripture Cards

I finished up the last two cards for my Timberline workshop this morning and wanted to share them. This paper pack is very masculine, but I wanted to get in at least one card that had a feminine flair. Hopefully I succeeded with the first card!
For this card, I embossed a rectangle around the edges and  sanded the cardstock so the white core showed through.
For Every Occasion, Beautiful Things & Look to the Light stamp sets
Timberline Level 2 papers
Ponderosa Pine, Lagoon, Goldrush, Chocolate & Colonial White cardstock
Ponderosa Pine, Lagoon, Goldrush & Chocolate ink
Colonial White grosgrain ribbon
Teal Shimmer Trim
Color-Ready seam binding ribbon
Durable Triangle studs
3-D foam tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: postage stamp frame, flowers, leaves, banner, scalloped square
Patterns: Sketch 'n Scrap sketch 23 (card 1); Atlantic Hearts sketch 50 (card 2)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Stash Busters April Week 2 - Old Town San Diego

Another Stash Busters Challenge coming your way! Click on the link below to play!

This month, I am challenging you to use up certain items from your stash and then link your completed layout at Splitcoast Stampers so we can all get excited over it! I'll post a new list each Thursday this month, and you have until April 30th to scrap your layout using the products. If you complete all four layouts, you will get an honorable mention for the month!

Please use:
• 2 pieces of patterned paper
• 3 different types of 3-D items

You can use more than one of a certain type of item, but you must use at least three types. For example, I used 4 wood flourishes (1 type of item), 2 photo hangers (2nd type of item), and 2 pieces of twill ribbon (3rd type of item).
The reason my journaling square is empty is because I have to research to
remember the details of our visit! Can anyone relate?
Vogue Alphabet stamp set
Emporium Level 2 papers
Cashmere, Barn Red, Buttercup & Colonial White cardstock
Barn Red, Cashmere & Cocoa ink
Cocoa marker
Wood Flourishes (Kaiser Scrapbook)
Antique copper photo hangers
Twill ribbon
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: scalloped box
Pattern: I copied the photo and paper placement of Lela's Florida - Aah layout and then went a totally different direction for the rest!
Challenges: Little Red Wagon - use a wood veneer

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Timberline Happy Cards

Been busy working on cards for my upcoming Timberline card workshop, so here are some fun samples to show you! These two have a masculine flair, but I'm hoping to come up with at least one feminine card; I wonder if I'll succeed?

Camper Crazy & Heartfelt Birthday Wish stamp sets
Timberline Level 2 paper
Lagoon, Goldrush & Colonial White cardstock
Lagoon, Goldrush, Ponderosa Pine, Chocolate & Slate ink
Lagoon, Goldrush & Chocolate markers
Bronze Shimmer Trim
Woodgrain washi tape
Lagoon washi tape
Aqua Dots
3-D foam tape
Chevron embossing folder
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: arrow, stars
Pattern: Retro Sketches #109 (card 1); Seize the Sketch #17 (card 2)
Challenges: Clear It Out real or faux stitching challenge (I faux stitched around the star and on the corners of my second card - it was the perfect finishing touch!)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Timberline Rocket Card

A card for my Timberline card workshop. Sometimes I struggle to put cards together for my workshops, and sometimes they fly together like magic; I'm pleased that this time, my mojo is going strong and the cards keep coming! Stay tuned for more cards tomorrow.
Outta This World, Love Life & Everyday Celebrations stamp sets
Timberline Level 2 papers
Colonial White cardstock
Ponderosa Pine, Lagoon, Goldrush & Slate ink
Lagoon & Goldrush markers
Bronze Shimmer Trim
Aqua Dots
Cricut Artiste cartridge: rocket
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: star
Pattern: Heart 2 Heart 3/31/14 sketch challenge