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)

Monday, June 9, 2014

Jubilee You're Great Card

Another Monday, and that means another challenge from Heart 2 Heart. I'm having lots of fun being their guest designer for the month, and I especially liked this week's So Studly challenge! We were asked to create a project for the stud in our life, using some of CTMH's Durables Studs in the process. I don't know if most people would count him a stud, but our neighborhood loves our school crossing guard, Mr. Jack. He's out there every day, rain or shine, making sure our kids get safely across a busy street and onto the school grounds. For his end of the year thank you card, I grabbed some Jubilee paper and a sketch from Sketch 'n Scrap and got to work. The round studs were a perfect addition to this card. What stud do you have in your life? Grab so supplies (including some Durables) and pay tribute to that special person. Don't forget to link up your completed project at Heart 2 Heart's blog!
Casual Expressions stamp set
Jubilee Level 2 papers
Cashmere, Indian Corn Blue & Colonial White cardstock
Cashmere, Indian Corn Blue, Honey, Cranberry & Topiary ink
Antiqued Gold Durables - Round
Cranberry grosgrain ribbon
3-D foam tape
Pattern: Sketch 'n Scrap Card Sketch 27
Challenges: Stampin' Royalty masculine projects

Thursday, June 5, 2014

K First Day Layout

My younger son is just finishing third grade, so I'm trying to get to work scrapping some of his school pictures! Here are some from his first day in kindergarten. It was quite a saga to get him enrolled in school, so I printed my lengthy journaling on a strip of cardstock and cut a slit in my layout for the cardstock to slide out so the journaling is visible. It's anchored on the bottom with a piece of cardstock that's longer than the slit, and of course, the pull tab tells you what to do!
A Typeface & Elemental stamp sets
Pet Shop papers (KI Memories)
Goldrush, Sky, Chocolate & White Daisy cardstock
Chocolate, Sky & Slate ink
Embossed Metal Badge Buttons
Milepost Shapes corrugated stars
Pewter arrow photo clip & brad
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: rings, pull tab, K
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: First Day title
Pattern: Paper Secrets 6/1/14 sketch
Challenges: Paper Secrets 6/1/14 sketch with a twist - use products starting with the letters in dance (D = die-cuts, A = arrow photo clip, N = number stamps, C = corrugated stars, E = Embossed Metal Badge Buttons); Splitcoast Stampers A Picture is Worth 1000 Words challenge - be inspired by the word scrap (I used only scrap pieces of patterned paper on my layout)