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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Barn Animals Father's Day Card

I posted my dad's Father's Day card earlier this week, and here's the one I made for my hubby. Sometimes our house feels like a barnyard with all our kids running around, so I found this cute cascade card on Cricut Design Space and adapted it for my husband. It was perfect for our family since there were five animals and I needed one each to represent myself and the four kids.  I had so much fun coloring the animals, and then the kids all wrote a note on one of the pull out animals (no handwriting prizes here - LOL!), and I did the final one.
I couldn't find directions since I bought this on Design Space, but I finally figured out how the card fit together.
Here's with the note cards pulled out.
Recipe:
Barn Red, Black & White Daisy cardstock
ShinHan Touch Twin markers
Cricut Crazy Cool Cards cascade card
Challenges: Try Stamping on Tuesday #412 fancy fold cards (no stamping but certainly a fancy fold); 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #27 animals

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Biking to the Park Layout

I was getting a little stuck with scrapbooking my July 4th photos, so I skipped ahead to these photos of the kids at the park. The layout came together rather quickly, and there was enough interesting stuff happening on it that I didn't miss not using any patterned paper.
Recipe:
Garden Green, Cranberry, Lagoon, Canary & White Daisy cardstock
Raspberry & Olive ink
Black marker
Illustrated Faith Family & Go die-cuts (Bella Blvd)
DE Snapshots & Irresistibles Frames chipboard
3-D foam tape
Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge: rings
Pattern: Stick It Down June single page sketch (added extra photos)
Challenges: Word Art Wednesday #390-391 - Anything Goes (a new to me challenge site, but I love the idea of using scripture on your artwork!)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Outta This World Father's Day Card

I needed to whip up a quick card for my dad for Father's Day, and the Stargazer papers paired with the cute rocket ship die-cut and stamp did the trick!
Recipe:
Outta This World stamp set
Stargazer papers
White Daisy cardstock
Sapphire, Ruby, Canary & Black ink
Cranberry marker
Silver metallic marker
Ruby Chevron ribbon
Black enamel dot
Enamel stars
Cricut Artiste cartridge: rocket and pennants
Challenges: Bitten By The Bug Father's Day

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Watching the 4th of July Parade Layout

July 4th photos aren't usually my favorite to scrapbook, not because they aren't fun pictures, but because I struggle with the red, white, and blue combo for some mysterious reason. This time, I pulled out some old DCWV papers that featured more muted tones of those colors, and it seemed a little easier to create my pages.

Here's the left side:
And the facing pocket page:
And both pages together:
Recipe:
July Word Puzzle & 10 Things stamp sets
The Summer Stack papers (DCWV)
White cardstock
Outdoor Denim, Cranberry & Bamboo ink
Outdoor Denim marker
White enamel stars
Color Kaleidoscope sticker book, puffy stickers & Thickers
Petticoats & Pinstrips ephemera (Echo Park)
Pattern: Let's Scrap 6-1-19 sketch (with the right side as a pocket page). The diamond shapes didn't work with my layout, so I used circles instead.
Challenges: Use Your Stuff #361 - Summer Fun (and what says summer fun like watching a July 4th parade for the first time?); The Paper Girls #177 Top Five (I chose "5 Things that make today great")

Monday, June 3, 2019

EMS Sketch 74 - My Kids Think This Is Fun Layout

Not sure why I skipped these photos from May 2014 when I was scrapping the other photos from that month, but they came up in my hubby's Facebook feed under one of those "Remember this?" posts, so I took that as a sign to get them scrapbooked! And I decided to use my brand new EMS sketch to do it. This is a six photo sketch using atypical sizes (3.5" x 5" and 4" x 4" photos), so you could either trim down 4" x 6" pictures or enlarge everything a bit. Whatever you decide, have fun scrapping and be sure to post a link to your completed layout in the comments section so I can check it out!

Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout:
Recipe:
Free to Be Me papers
Summer Stack cardstock (DCWV)
White Daisy cardstock
Black marker
White gel pen (Sakura)
Red enamel hearts
Gold ric-rac (Craft Essentials)
Staple
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tag
Cricut Artistry: orange slices, title circle
Cricut You Are Here cartridge: title (welded in Design Space)
Challenges: Heart2Heart Geometrics (diamond and triangles on patterned paper, plus lots of circles around the page)

Saturday, June 1, 2019

A Room for Brianna Layout

When Brianna came to live with us as a foster child, we didn't have much advance notice to get her room ready, so it took a while to transform it into a girly paradise, but we worked on it slowly as the budget allowed and here is the result! Of course, it doesn't look like this anymore since these pictures were taken in 2014, but I'm glad we have the two photos of what it was.
The little envelope opens up to reveal a journaling card telling the story:
Recipe:
Friendship Alphabet Small stamp set
Just Delightful Simply Scrapping kit (SU)
Smoothie, Creme Brulee, Sweet Leaf, Sky & White Daisy cardstock
Smoothie, Creme Brulee, Sweet Leaf & Sky ink
Smoothie marker
Smoothie grosgrain ribbon
My Crush Besties Assortment - envelope
Metal heat charm (ImpressArt)
Cricut Simply Sweet cartridge: "Brianna"
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap #162

Friday, May 31, 2019

Let's Roll Layout

It's always hard to get good photos of my kids roller skating because the rink lighting is so weird, but I managed a few snapshots of them goofing around on their skates. I used some old SU papers (from 2006ish) and combined them with a skating die-cut I purchased today from the Cricut store, so I brought together old and new for this layout!
Recipe:
Loves Me papers (SU)
Espresso, Blossom & Baby Pink cardstock
Chocolate & Lagoon ink
Mind Your Manners stickers & Ephemera (Bella Blvd)
Aqua Dots
Baby Pink organdy ribbon
Cricut Nifty Fifties cartridge: roller skate
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap #176

Adrian's 13th Birthday Layout

For these photos of my son's 13th birthday, I used some papers that I think came in my CTMH consultant kit when I signed up back in 2008. They are really cute papers, but I didn't have much that matched the exact colors. I finally decided to just use them even if they're not a perfect match, because I really need to make room in my stash for new paper! Can anyone relate?
Recipe:
Pennant Alphabet & You & Me stamp sets
Good Times papers & My Stickease
Buttercup & Colonial White cardstock
Chocolate, Twilight & Pacifica ink
Pure Brown marker (Zig)
Chocolate baker's twine
Twilight brads & Bigger Brads
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: pennants
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap #107 (rotated left)
Challenges: Lasting Memories #448 - Stamp Free for All! (I chose to use alphabet stamps again, but with the twist that they were pennants)

Thursday, May 30, 2019

End of School Year Cards

My son is graduating from eighth grade tonight, so I whipped up a fun card for him. I thought the sunglasses were a perfect fit for his teenage attitude!
Recipe:
Elemental & Universal Backgrounds stamp sets
Stargazer papers
Canary & White Daisy cardstock
Poppy, Pacifica, Canary & Grey Wool ink
Cricut Artistry cartridge: balloon
Cricut You Are Here cartridge: graduation cap, sunglasses
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap card sketch 143
Challenges: BBTB graduation theme

And for another teacher thank you card, I made this ice cream card for his English teacher. I thought she would like the play on words!
Recipe:
Take Note stamp set
Free to Be Me papers
Mint, Kraft & White Daisy cardstock
Juniper, Goldrush, Desert Sand & Tulip ink
Cricut Artistry cartridge: ice cream & cone
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap card sketch 140

Welcome to Westminster Abbey Layout

We weren't permitted to take photos inside Westminster Abbey, but I was able to purchase a bunch of postcards from the gift shop. The real challenge came in trying to scrapbook these, since they were almost 5" x 7" size, and I had ten of them! What to do? After contemplating a while, I decided to create a layout where four of the postcards are immediately visible, and the other 6 are hidden in Flip-Flaps under three of the visible postcards. I also used clear photo corners to mount the postcards, rather than sticking them on with adhesive, so I could actually remove each postcard and read the description on the back. I know I won't do that very often, but maybe in twenty years I will want to remember what all these photos depict! The postcards on the left page are of the Nave looking west (with grave of unknown warrior) and the Henry VII Chapel, and the postcards on the right are of the East Cloister and the tomb effigy of Elizabeth I.

And here are the postcards that are under the Flip-Flaps:
Shine of Edward the Confessor and the Coronation Chair

The High Altar with the Cosmati Pavement and the Henry VII Chapel ceiling
Tomb effigy of Mary Queen of Scots and Poet's Corner
Recipe:
Honeycomb, Diverse Backgrounds, Universal Backgrounds, You Are & This Happened stamp sets
Pemberly, Skylark & Elemental papers
Kraft, Indian Corn Blue, Barn Red & White Daisy cardstock
Desert Sand, Flaxen, Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim & Barn Red ink
Cork heart stickers (American Crafts)
Mind Your Manners Ephemera (Bella Blvd)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: banners
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: Remember
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap #177 (left side) & Sketch-n-Scrap Inspired By Sketch #8 (rotated)

Challenges: Lasting Memories #446 - Tiny Stamps (I used a partial daisy stamp to add detail to the zip-strip scalloped border - it looked okay before, but I love how it now emphasizes the flow across the two pages)