Sunday, August 31, 2014

5th Grade Layout

Scrapping two days in a row - that's priceless, especially in my newly hectic life! I wanted to do a school related picture since my kids started school this month, so I grabbed my oldest son's 5th grade picture and got to work. I used die-cuts from three different Cricut cartridges, threw in a little stamping and a few wooden shapes, and another memory is captured.
Tiny Typewriter stamp set
Spellbound Level 2 papers
Indian Corn Blue, Desert Sand, Champagne, White Daisy & Black cardstock
Indian Corn Blue ink
Black marker
My Crush Besties Assortment
Trinkets Wooden Shapes
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: overlay, circle
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: flourish, title box, 5
Cricut Wall Decor & More cartridge: owl
Pattern: Stuck on Us Sketches 8-29-14 sketch
Challenges: 4 Crafty Chicks Something Old (stamp set, papers), Something New (die-cuts, Wall Decor & More cartridge); Frosted Designs stamping challenge (my title is partly stamped)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

APU Soccer Camp Layout

Insomnia may not be great for your health, but it sure worked wonders for my scrapbooking. After a month-long scrapbooking drought, I managed to put together the base of this layout last night between midnight and 1 am! I pulled out some papers from a box my neighbor donated to me when she moved in June (so I have no idea what they are called or who manufactured them), and paired them with some trusty CTMH cardstock. A few die-cuts from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge finished off the job. Hope you like my first foray into scrapbooking for a while.

Floral & Stripe paper (from my mystery box)
Pacific, Sky, Pear Topiary, Honey & White Daisy cardstock
Pear & Sky ink
Pacifica marker
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: soccer ball, title, score banner, sunbursts
Pattern: Stick It Down 8-26-14 sketch
Challenges: 1~2~3 Get Scrappy August challenge board (I chose the stars, grass, stripes row); Stampin' Royalty picture inspiration (I loved the blues, green, and touches of yellow, plus I used the starburst idea);  Clear It Out Challenges favorite color combo (mine is blue & green with a touch of yellow)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Ken's Birthday Card

Our good friend Ken is turning 50 this week, so I whipped up a card for him this morning, using the fun color combo of Ruby, Lagoon, Honey, and Black (inspired by this week's Color My Heart color dare).
Dotty for You Level 2 papers
Ruby, Lagoon, Honey, Black & White Daisy cardstock
Lagoon & Honey ink
Honey triangles washi tape
3-D foam tape
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: all die-cuts
Pattern: Stampin' Royalty sketch challenge
Challenges: Little Red Wagon's camera challenge; Scrap It Girl's Arrows and #s challenge

Saturday, July 26, 2014

VBS 2012 Layout

Wow, only my third layout for the month and July is almost over - so sad! Looking forward to being able to scrap more once school starts for the kiddos. For this layout, I started with a sketch from Lasting Memories and then used a patriotic color challenge from Scrap It Girl to go with my non-patriotic photos. Something I learned while doing this layout: when you emboss a 12" long piece of cardstock, it ends up being shorter than 12"! I knew this happened with a crimper, but I had never done it with a embossing folder, so I ended up having to trim along the bottom row of chevrons for a zig-zag border. Oh well, live and learn . . .

Roughing It stamp set (SU)
Boys at Play stamp set
Ruby, Outdoor Denim, Kraft & Champagne cardstock
Ruby, Outdoor Denim & Desert Sand ink
Outdoor Denim marker
Best Day Ever Assortment circle sticker
Burlap ribbon
Outdoor Denim grosgrain ribbon
Ruby washi tape
Mileposts Shapes arrows
3-D foam tape
Embossing folder: CTMH chevrons
Pattern: Lasting Memories sketch
Challenges: Scrap It Girl color challenge: navy, cream, red, kraft

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Macaws Layout

My scrapping has sure slowed down since I got two more kids to take care of, but I managed to sneak into my scraproom this morning and finish up this layout.
Dotty for You Level 2 papers
Kraft, Lagoon, Slate & Ponderosa Pine cardstock
Steel Grey marker (Zig)
White gel pen (Sakura)
Paradise Just Blooms paper flowers
Sweet Leaf brads
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: bird
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: title
Pattern: Stuck Sketches 7/1/14
Challenges: Frosted Designs Sketch + Die-cut (bird, title are die-cut); Child's Play Colorforms challenge (all those triangles!); 1-2-3 Get Scrappy board (I chose the diagonal row - green, yellow, turquoise/aqua)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mission Inn Layout

This layout has been on my desk for weeks, and I haven't had the energy or mojo to finish it. Today the weather is a little cooler, so my energy level is a little higher, plus my hubby is taking care of the kids, so I was determined to crank this thing out! The stamped title didn't come out as well as I had hoped, so I added some white highlights to accentuate it a bit.
Vogue Alphabet stamp set
Olivia Level 2 papers & My Stickease
Olive & New England Ivy cardstock
New England Ivy & Sunset ink
White gel pen (Sakura)
Green Sparkles
Sparkle Flourishes, clear
Pattern: EMS Sketch 47

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Lions Sleep Tonight Layout

Don't you love pictures of your kids sleeping? Mine either are hilariously posed or they look like little angels! This photo cracked me up because both my boys ended up on the floor between their perfectly good beds. Guess  it felt like camping. . .
Animal Cookies Level 2 papers
Buttercup, Tulip, Dutch Blue, Chocolate & Sunflower cardstock
Buttercup, Tulip, Dutch Blue, Sunflower & Clover Meadow ink
Chocolate marker
Tulip & Chocolate brads
Blue ric-rac (Joann's Craft Essentials)
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: lion
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title
Pattern: Creative Scrappers Sketch 271
Challenges: Lasting Memories Go Wild with Animals; Little Red Wagon Animal Antics

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Downtown Riverside Layout

Been working on some major projects at home so this poor layout has been sitting on my scrap desk all week, but I finally got a chance to finish it today! I kept it rather simple, but I'm glad to have it done.
Chocolate Alphabet Small
Pet Shop & Wedding papers (KI Memories)
Slate, Whisper & White Daisy cardstock
Slate & Sky ink
Slate glitter buttons
Sky flower button
Love Letter rub-ons
Silver washi tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: scalloped title boxes
Pattern: Aesthetic Balance from Cherish

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hangin' Out Layout

When my hubby suggested taking a train trip to Riverside, I was a little skeptical (what in the world is there to do in Riverside?), but it turned out to be a lot of fun! The Later Sk8r paper pack seemed to fit the mood for these photos we took on the train, and I finally pulled out and used a piece of my CTMH Paper Fundamentals cardstock. It doesn't show up well in the scan, but the grey paper has a glossy resist pattern on it that looks pretty cool in person.
Later Sk8r Level 2 papers & My Stickease
Outdoor Denim & Pear cardstock
Slate Paper Fundamentals cardstock
Outdoor Denim, Pear, Slate & Lagoon ink
Teal eyelets (Making Memories)
Magic Mesh (Creative Imaginations)
Pattern: Stuck Sketches 6/6/12 sketch
Challenges: Child's Play Peter Pan inspiration (I was inspired by the blues and greens of the movie cover, and I scattered eyelets up the page to mimic the look of the fairy dust)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Father's Day 2012 Layout

Heart 2 Heart's challenge this week is Bows or Bow Ties. I dug out some Father's Day photos and combined them with a paper shirt cut out using my Artiste cartridge. The original design shows a regular tie with the shirt, but I replaced it with a little bow tie! I also combined a die-cut ticket with a coordinating stamp to create a fun accent piece, and I masked off the stars the first time I stamped so that I could stamp them in the bright Cranberry rather than Indian Corn Blue. My finishing touch was three large stitches tying the layout together!

Blue Ribbon & Alphabet Solos "E" stamp sets
Jubilee & Elemental Level 2 papers
Cashmere, Indian Corn Blue, Cranberry, Chocolate & Colonial White cardstock
Indian Corn Blue, Cranberry, Chocolate & Creme Brulee ink
Chocolate marker
Colonial White craft buttons
Colonial White & Cranberry embroidery floss
Creme Brulee paper clip
Cricut Artiste cartridge: shirt, bow-tie, parenthesis, title
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: ticket
Heart punch (EK Success)
Circle punch (CM)
Pattern: Enchantment from Magic
Challenges: Frosted Designs Bingo challenge (I used the line that included die cuts, masking, office supplies, 2 different punches & stitching)