Friday, November 14, 2014

Wet Layout

Believe it or not, there is no patterned paper on this layout! Heart 2 Heart's November scrapbooking challenge is to design a layout that uses no patterned paper, so I used an overlay from the Artbooking cartridge, cut it out of cardstock four times, and mixed and matched the pieces to create the arrow piece on the left of the layout. Fun!

Goldrush, Cranberry, Topiary, Crystal Blue & White Daisy cardstock
Crystal Blue ink
Goldrush, Cranberry & Crystal Blue markers
DE Monograms "W", "E", "T"
DE Quotes (talk bubble)
Goldrush, Cranberry & Topiary Craft buttons
Cranberry, Topiary & White Daisy embroidery floss
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: overlay, arrows
Pattern: GrandDiva's Creative Corner 11/1/14 (left hand page only and I used a large block of arrows instead of three banners)
Challenges: Clear It Out Anything Goes challenge + use 3 of the same thing (I chose buttons); Rochelle Spears Tic-Tac-Toe challenge (I chose the "toe" column and used chipboard alphas, a chipboard talk bubble, and 3 buttons);

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Fun & Sun Layout

Splitcoast Stampers is having another Virtual Scrapbook Night (well, weekend, actually), and I couldn't resist joining in on some challenges. For the Group Pictures challenge, I started with a sketch from Let's Scrap and added a group picture (not a very good one, but it has people in it who I want to remember) plus a bunch of supporting pictures that show what we did that day.

Capture the Date stamp set
Octopus and stripe patterned papers (from my stash, source unknown)
Indian Corn Blue, Bamboo, Sweet Leaf & Desert Sand cardstock
Indian Corn Blue, Desert Sand, Sweet Leaf & Outdoor denim ink
Vellum (The Paper Company)
Star Spangled Blue marker
White gel pen (Sakura)
Sweet Leaf craft buttons
White Daisy baker's twine
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: title, waves, frame, umbrella, journaling tag
Cuttlebug embossing folder: Swiss Dot
Pattern: Let's Scrap Sketch 11-5-14
Challenges: 4 Crafty Chicks Bingo challenge (I chose column "O" - buttons, embossing, dies/punches. twine)

Monday, November 3, 2014

EMS Sketch Challenge 60 - SBTS

Another sketch coming your way, this time with little pictures. I'm a big-time 4" x 6" scrapper, so this is a bit of a departure for me, but hopefully it works well for my fellow scrappers out in Blogland! As always, have fun, change up what doesn't work for you, and please leave a link to your completed layout so I can see how you used the sketch.

The Sketch:

My Layout:
Florentine Level 2 paper & My Stickease
Sky, Desert Sand, Indian Corn Blue & Colonial White cardstock
Indian Corn Blue & Desert Sand ink
Chocolate marker
Tan sparkles
Cricut Wall Decor cartridge: title
Challenges: Heart 2 Heart No Stamping challenge; 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes challenge

Please link your completed layout here by 11/30/14 at 11:59 pm PST!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Star Wars Miniland Layout

One of our family's favorite things to visit at Legoland is the Miniland exhibit, so I loved scrapping some photos of the Star Wars section of Miniland!
Proplayer Level 2 papers
Kraft cardstock
Desert Sand, Slate, Ruby & Black ink
Durables triangular studs
Ruby glitter buttons
Ruby washi tape
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title
Pattern: Sketch 'n Scrap Inspired By Sketch #10
Challenges: Little Red Wagon Kraft cardstock challenge

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Treat Layout

This week's Stashbusters Challenge over at Split Coast Stampers caused me to pull a few item that I haven't used for a while out of my stash. I have tons of chipboard (especially alphabets) and buttons, not to mention stacks of paper, so thanks to challenge hostess Ann for inspiring me to dig these items out and get some on a layout. Everything on this layout (except the Cranberry & White Daisy cardstock) is retired Close to My Heart product; I'm taking some time off from being a CTMH consultant due to my family situation, so hopefully I can clear out my stash and be ready for new products when I re-enlist!
Fanfare Level 2 papers
Cranberry, Dutch Blue & White Daisy cardstock
Cranberry, Outdoor Denim & Sunny Yellow ink
Outdoor Denim marker
DE Monograms chipboard ("T", "R", "E", "A")
Cranberry, Sunkiss Yellow & White Daisy embroidery floss
Cranberry, Outdoor Denim & Sunny Yellow craft buttons
Outdoor Denim spiral clips
Cranberry & White Daisy plaid ribbon
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: arrow, star
Pattern: EMS Sketch 33
Challenges: Lasting Memories Trick or Treat challenge (I used the word Treat for my title); Heart 2 Heart Guilty Pleasures challenges (yes, food is my guilty pleasure!)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Celebrate Freedom Layout

These are just a few of my family's photos from July 4th. The bulk of them I am placing in a 12 pocket page protector (Project Life Style), so I got to have fun with just a trio of photos. July 4th pictures are usually difficult for me to scrap, probably because the color schemes are always so bright, but for some reason, this layout just flew together. I've been trying to do some of the Stashbusters challenges at Splitcoast Stampers, so thanks to challenge hostess Ann for the inspiration to add some older product to my layout.
Blue Ribbon Level 2 papers
Outdoor Denim, Honey & Cranberry cardstock
Cranberry, Outdoor Denim & Honey ink
Cranberry satin ribbon
Outdoor Denim baker's twine
Red eyelets (MM)
Silver-rimmed tag
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: title. stars
Pattern: Showtime from Jeanette Lynton's Magic
Challenges: Child's Play Jack in the Box challenge (I used the color scheme from the toy); Lasting Memories Beautiful Friendship challenge (our friends/neighbors moved this summer and we really miss them, so I was thankful to find this picture of my boys with them at the parade in 2012)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

July 4th Parade Layout

I'm on a scrapbook roll - wonder how long it will last? Anyway, I started this layout using Sketch 67 from Sketch 'n Scrap, but I flipped it because I didn't want my son gazing off the page at nothing! There are a few other changes I made (a flag instead of a title, no banners, and no Halloween theme), but hopefully you can still see the bones of the sketch.

The Summer Stack papers (DCWV)
Kraft, Moonstruck & White Daisy cardstock
Moonstruck & Desert Sand ink
Moonstruck marker
Cranberry grosgrain ribbon
Let Freedom Ring stickers (All My Memories)
Flag sticker (Jolee's)
Silver star brad (source unknown)
3-D foam tape
Pattern: Sketch 'n Scrap #67

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

California Science Center Layout

I couldn't find any patterned paper that I felt really went with this layout, so I decided to create some of my own by inking up two stamp sets in two different colors and stamping on cardstock. I really have tons of patterned paper, so I prefer to use that, but in a pinch, this technique works to create just the right complement to a layout. You could do the same thing with embossing folders as long as you have big enough folders for the cardstock you want to emboss.

Tiny Typewriter Alphabet, Authentic, Geometric Backgrounds & In the Background stamps sets
Black, Barn Red, Whisper & White Daisy cardstock
Black, Barn Red, Whisper & Star Spangled Blue ink
Black marker
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: title, stars, border, "On This Day" acccent
Pattern: EMS Sketch 31

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

EMS Sketch Challenge 59 - Learning @ California Science Center

It's been three long months since I posted a scrapbook sketch, but I finally got the energy and had the time to create a new sketch for everyone to play with. Hopefully this will jump start my scrapbooking habit - LOL! I had a lot of 4x6 photos, so I gave you space to fit 5 uncropped 4x6 photos plus several smaller ones. There are so many ways to adapt this sketch to your needs. For example, if you wanted to extend your title across both pages, you could always place your journaling in the 4.5 x 4 photo space. For me, since this layout was the second in a series about the same subject, I didn't feel a need for a big title, so I substituted a die-cut for the title space. Have fun with the sketch and, as always, leave a link to your completed layout.

The sketch:
My layout:

Space Rockets paper (The Paper Studio)
Honey, Pear, Sky & White Daisy cardstock
Pear & Sky ink
Black (Zig) & Honey markers
Epoxy Bubbles
Cuttlebug embossing folder: Spots & Dots
Cricut Artiste cartridge: robot, banners

Please link your completed layout here by 10/31/14 at 11:59 pm PST!

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)