Friday, August 26, 2016

Go Bolts! Layout

2013 must have been the year of the Chargers for my hubby, because this is the third Chargers layout I have scrapped from that year! I'm running out of creative ideas for football layouts, so I'm going to have to re-charge (pun intended) by checking out Pinterest or Here I used older papers but a new sketch from Brenda Ragsdale that I rotated side-ways to fit my picture orientation. Loved this sketch, so I'm going to have to save it in my archives to use again.

Brenda's sketch:
My Layout:
Universal Backgrounds, Connections, My Game & Save the Date stamp sets
Stardust Level 2 papers & My Stickease
Bamboo, Honey, Sapphire & White Daisy cardstock
Moonstruck, Topiary, Sky, Honey, Chocolate, Dutch Blue & Bamboo ink
Moonstruck, Autumn Terracotta, Baby Blue & Topiary craft buttons
Moonstruck, Autumn Terracotta & White Daisy embroidery floss
Cricut Artistry cartridge: title, lightning bolt
Challenges: Heart 2 Heart Boys Will Be Boys challenge - what could say boys better than a football game, right? I used older paper and supplies, but hopefully a few people recognize it as being CTMH products!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Coolin' Off Layout

For someone who doesn't even like the beach, I sure am scrapping lots of beach layouts this summer! My hubby usually takes the kids to the beach so I don't have to deal with all the sand, so I still get to scrapbook beach photos. For the layout design, the sketch had the pennant on the left, but I switched it to the other side so it wouldn't cover up the surfer on the patterned paper. Instead of journaling on the pennant, I added another photo and some embellishments, and the wave overlay lifts up to reveal hidden journaling underneath. I haven't used Liquid Glass in ages, but adding some to the die-cut surfboard gave it a nice, shiny effect like a real board.
Surf's Up Level 2 papers
Crystal Blue, Saffron, Sorbet, Surf's Up Teal & White Daisy cardstock
Crystal Blue & Saffron ink
Hopscotch Assortment Flair
Junebug Puffies sticker (flowers)
Liquid Glass
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: title, pennant, wave overlay, surfboard
Pattern: Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin' Summer Sketch 10
Challenges: Lasting Memories Summer Nights inspiration (I was inspired by the pinks and blues in the photo, so I picked papers that featured those colors).

Sunday, August 14, 2016

@ The Beach Layout

A sketch is usually the starting point for my layouts, but I couldn't find one for these photos so I wasn't sure what to do with them. Then I remembered the scraplift challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers was summer themed, so I checked out the summer gallery and found this layout to use as my template. My photos were larger, so it was a challenge fitting all those layered papers on the page, but I did my best.
Perfect Day Level 2 papers
Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment cardstock
Kraft, Tulip, Cocoa & White Daisy cardstock
Tulip, Cocoa, Juniper & Bamboo ink
White gel pen (Sakura)
Hopscotch Assortment flair
Let's Go tags (ChicTags)
Fundamentals stickers (CM)
Wonders of the Deep Border stickers (Personal Stamp Exchange)
Wonderful Words Beach stickers (Deja Views)
Aqua Dots
Bling (Scrapbook Bitz)
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Awesome Party Journaling Card

Today's project was a UFO - Unfinished Object! I had a bunch of photos from my son's birthday that needed to be put into a photo storage page, and then I needed to make a journaling card to fill in the one empty spot on the page. I used the current sketch from Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style to create my own journaling card. It was a relief to get this finished since I scrapped the rest of the pictures last year!

Here's the card:

And here's my finished page:
Everyday Celebrations stamp set
Free to Be Me Level 2 papers
Buttercup & White Daisy cardstock
Juniper, Cranberry & Creme Brulee ink
Black marker
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: banner
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: arrow

From Germany with Love Layout

I'm hosting the Stash Busters Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers this month in order to give Ann a break, so I had lots of fun piling stuff onto this layout! I'm also playing along with several other challenges, so feel free to check out the links at the bottom and jump right in. FYI: the butterflies didn't come out very well in my scan - they are actually pink - but I wanted to include them since they were a gift from one of the exchange students.
World Traveler & Timberline stamp sets
Sweetheart Level 2 papers
Cotton Candy, Black & White Daisy cardstock
Cotton Candy, Black & Baby Pink ink
White gel pen (Sakura)
Paradise & White Daisy Just Blooms - flowers
Butterflies (Rossler)
Black craft button
Black button brad
Baby Pink embroidery floss
Blush ribbon
Cotton Candy polka dot washi tape
Stuck on You Puffies - mini arrow
Black label tape (Dymo)
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: arrow overlays
Cricut Artistry cartridge: globe, hand
Cricut Art Philosophy: tag
Pattern: Creative Scrappers Sketch 297
Challenges: Scrap Our Stash book cover challenge (I was inspired by the hand and the map to scrap these pictures of our German exchange students. I had no decorative paperclips, so I made one using a paperclip and some pliers - hope it counts!); Rochelle Spears' This or That challenge - use washi tape; Lasting Memories' Black and White plus one additional color (I guess you can tell I chose pink!)

Monday, August 8, 2016

EMS Sketch 61- Toes in the Sand Layout

For the last year and a half, I've been the scrapbook sketch designer for Splitcoast Stampers, so it's been a long time since I've posted an EMS sketch on my blog, but today I need a design for a layout and couldn't find one on any of the sketch blogs I usually visit, so I made up one myself! There was a die-cut in my stash that I was dying to use (pun intended), so I substituted it for the title circle on the sketch. Hope you enjoy the sketch and, if you have a chance to play along, please post a link to your layout in the comments below!

The sketch:
My layout:
Distressed Backgrounds stamp set
Moon Doggie & Grace Level 2 papers
Cranberry, Honey & Garden Green cardstock
Cranberry, Honey, Gadren Green, Indian Corn Blue & Autumn Terracotta ink
Petal marker
Toes in the Sand die-cut (Dancing Daisy)
DE Framed Fun & Awards chipboard
Autumn Terracotta spiral clip
Indian Corn Blue embroidery floss
Challenges: Lasting Memories rainbow challenge (I used all the rainbow colors ROYGBIV); The Studio Challenges summer layouts

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Kingdom Rock VBS Layout

For this month's single page sketch on Splitcoast Stampers, I decided to use a sketch that I had created several years ago but never posted, so I'm hoping it stood the test of time! I pulled some older papers and came up with the idea of the shields as complements for the layout's theme. The sketch didn't really have a place for journaling, so I added some strip journaling across the vertical photo.

The Sketch:
My Layout:
Noted Backgrounds & Victory stamp sets
Animal Cookies Creative Basics papers
Tulip, Sunflower, Chocolate & White Daisy cardstock
Tulip, Sunflower, Chocolate, Desert Sand & Dutch Blue ink
Dutch Blue marker
Tulip brads
Scalloped border punch (Fiskars)
Cricut Simply Sweet cartridge: title tabs, cross ("t")
Cricut Noah's ABC Animals cartridge: lion
Cricut Wall Decor and More cartridge: crown
Cricut Artistry cartridge: shields
Pattern: Splitcoast Stampers Sketch16Aug1

Thursday, August 4, 2016

#Bowling Layout

I always seem to start out the month with great intentions ("I'm going to scrapbook 10 layouts" or "I'm going to post twice a week," etc.) and then my productivity dives, so I'm going to try to get some layouts in before I peter out! This layout was a challenge because I had picked out a background paper that I thought went well with the neon sign at the bowling alley, but then it took me a while to figure out what color combo to use with it. Hopefully the shades of the colors I chose work as well as I think they do!
Brushed Level 2 papers
Buttercup, Gypsy, Pixie & White Daisy cardstock
Black marker
White gel pen (Sakura)
Black Bigger Brad
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: straight arrow
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: curved arrow, frames
Pattern: Splitcoast Stampers Sketch16Jul1
Challenges: The Studio Challenges multi-photo challenge

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Amazing Acrobats Layout

The UFO challenge at challenged me to haul out an UnFinished Object and get it done. I had started this layout several months ago but for some reason, I wasn't feeling inspired to finish it, so this motivated me to take another look at it. I had all the photos and the basic structure done, so I decided to add a title, journaling, and some embellishments and call it done, Hooray for the UFO challenge!
Wide Journaling Block stmap set (Scrappy Cat)
Laughing Lola Level 2 papers
Gypsy and Crystal Blue cardstock
Gypsy & Crystal Blue ink
Black marker
Teal Shimmer Trim
Blue Enamel & Glitter Duos dots
Cricut Wall Decor and More cartridge: title (welded together using Cricut Craft Room)

Ice Cream Social Layout

I took a break from posting for a while, but I'm ready to start up again! This layout is not quite my usual style, but I really wanted to use the Paper Fundamentals pack that I had purchased from CTMH but never opened. Combined with this sketch from Scrapbook Challenges, it left me with a very geometric looking layout, so I added some curves and the arrow shape to soften the look.
A Chocolate Affair & It's Your Day stamp sets
Basics & Enchantment Paper Fundamentals
Cashmere, Saffron, Ruby, Sapphire, Fern, Cocoa & White Daisy cardstock
Cashmere, Creme Brulee, Ruby,  Sapphire, Fern, Cocoa & Black ink
Black marker
Red Enamel Gems
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: hearts
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: heart cut-out, title