Friday, December 26, 2014

Bright Angel Lodge Layout

Despite the craziness of Christmas and having kids on break from school, I managed to get another layout done for my 2011 Grand Canyon vacation! I pulled out an old sketch from my blog in order to document our time both outside and inside Bright Angel Lodge.

You Are My Happy & Take Note stamp sets
Laughing Lola Level 2 papers
Black & Crystal Blue cardstock
Black, Crystal Blue, Gypsy, Amethyst, Honey & Bamboo ink
Colonial White ric-rac
Pizzazz Irresistibles chipboard
Flutter Just Blooms
Purple Glitter Gems
3-D foam tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: flourish
Pattern: EMS Sketch 39
Challenges: Use Your Stuff anything goes (lots of older product from my stash on this layout!)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Treats Tag

The kid's in my son's class are writing letters of appreciation to the unsung heroes of the school (like the maintenance staff) and I was asked to make little tags to go on the accompanying treat bags. I think the room mom probably just needed something printed off the computer, but I couldn't resist the chance to get creative! I couldn't go too crazy since I had to make 12 of them, but I managed a few fun Cricut cuts and a little bit of coloring.

Santa Claus stamp set
Desert Sand, Topiary & White Daisy cardstock
Desert Sand, Topiary & Cranberry ink
Taffy marker
Gold gel pen
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tag
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: scalloped mat

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Grand Canyon Shuttle Layout

I sneaked off to my craft room to get in a little scrapping time this morning, and this is what I came up with. I had some random pictures of my son and me on the Grand Canyon shuttle, plus a photo we took of some deer grazing right by the shuttle stop, so I combined them with a sketch from Sketches in Thyme, plus a few other challenges, to create a fun layout of that special moment.
Noted Backgrounds stamp set
Mistletoe creative Basics paper
Sky, Cranberry, New England Ivy, Kraft & Colonial White cardstock
Cashmere ink
New England Ivy marker
Tulip Craft buttons
Natural hemp
Cranberry organdy ribbon
My Crush Best Day Ever Assortment (notebook paper)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: circle, tree overlay, scalloped border, tag, title
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: arrows
Pattern: Sketches in Thyme #135
Challenges: 1 2 3 Get Scrappy #17 (I used the third row down - buttons, tag, light blue background); Clear It Out Challenges (use the color blue and ribbon or twine); Use Your Stuff color challenge: red & green (I used several other colors but lots of red and green)