Saturday, June 11, 2022

Cave Quest Skits Layout

We took lots of photos at Cave Quest VBS at our church, so I'm trying to scrapbook a few of my favorites and put the rest in pocket pages. Here's a layout with photos from the skits, and since I already had a bunch of purple papers and embellishments out from my previous Cave Quest layout, I just used them plus a few additional items.

Bizarre Bats paper (Echo Park)
Watercolors papers (Recollections)
Purple plaid paper (From my stash, source unknown)
Pansy Purple, Black, Toffee, Canary, Whisper & White Daisy cardstock
Pansy Purple & Sky ink
Purple glitter gems
Natural hemp
Cricut You Are Here cartridge: flashlight, helmet
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title
Pattern: Let's Get Sketchy June 2022 sketch

Challenges: Lasting Memories #602 Seasonal Themed Papers (used Halloween paper with bats on it for a non-holiday layout); Use Your Stuff #449 Anything Goes

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Sing & Play Layout

My creativity has been stalled for the last week because I had a really hard time getting going with this layout featuring photos of my kids singing and dancing at our church's Cave Quest VBS. I actually started scrapping it using totally different papers, but they didn't really seem to be working, so I headed off on a new track this morning. The design on a green watercolor paper from Vicki Boutin really reminded me of stalactites, so I decided to use this as my base and build around it using a sketch from Rochelle Spears. I got lots of fun inspiration from various challenges; for example, I added a strip of striped washi tape that ended up reminding me of a piano keyboard, perfect for the music theme of the layout!

Pennant Alphabet stamp set
Vicki Boutin Let's Wander Mixed Media paper (American Crafts)
Bizarre Bats paper (Echo Park)
Watercolor papers (Recollections)
Purple plaid paper (from my stash, source unknown)
Pansy purple & Sky ink
White Daisy & Black cardstock
Black marker
Purple glitter gems
Black baker's twine
Purple Shimmer Trim
Jeepers Creepers washi tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tag
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: bat
Pattern: Rochelle Spears June 2022 Sketch

Challenges: Scrap With Stacy June Tic tac Toe Board (used  the middle row with Two photos + Banner + Washi)

Color My Heart Color Dare #498 Shades of green, blue and purple (I didn't have a lot of purple paper in my stash, so this was more challenging than I thought it would be, but I love the colors together so I made it work!)

Thursday, June 2, 2022

EMS Sketch Challenge #103 + My Fair Lady Layout

Although I usually create a sketch and then make  a layout based on it, for this sketch I instead started with a bunch of scraps that were sitting on my desk from a previous project. I arranged them in various ways until I liked the format, and then decided to make a sketch to hopefully inspire some fellow scrapbookers. Feel free to share the layout you create from the sketch by posting a link in the comments below. Happy scrapping!

The sketch:

My layout:

Our dog's name is Lady, which is what inspired the title.

Balloon Talk, Checklist, Quotable Words & Friendship Alphabet Small stamp sets
Perfect Summer Day papers, flower & chipboard (Lisa Bearnson June 2007 Kit of the Month)
Sage, Toffee, Almond & White Daisy cardstock
Sage, Toffee & Orange ink
Fineliner pen (iBayam)
You & Me Irresitibles chipboard
Aqua Dots
Brown brads (from my stash)
Orange ribbon (from my stash)
Slice of Life puffy stickers (American Crafts)
Challenges: Critter Crazy Challenges #63 Anything Goes with animals as the focus; Scrap Our Stash June 2022 Wheel of Challenges (S = stamps & sunflower + C = chipboard & checklist + R = ribbon + A = Aqua Dots + P = patterned paper & puffy stickers)

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Friscos Layout

This place closed down several years ago, so it was fun to see these pictures in my line-up of events to scrap. I only wish I had gotten a photo of one of the car hop waitresses rolling around on her skates!

Fresh Paint, Mix Ins March/April 2021 & Mix Ins May/June 2022 papers
Let's Wander Mixed Media paper (American Crafts)
Capri, Lemonade & Black cardstock
Capri, Lemonade, Candy Apple & Black ink
Black marker
Escape the Ordinary Thickers (American Crafts)
Let's Wander Thickers & cardboard stickers (American Crafts)
3-D foam tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: butterflies, banners
Cricut Design Space: circle & title (using Segoe Print font)
Pattern: Scrap Our Stash May sketch

Challenges: Color Throwdown #694 (not sure if they accept layouts as well as cards, but I liked using their challenge anyway!)

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Date Night Layout

When I was planning this layout, I thought I had two photos, the candid one my hubby snapped of our friends with the huge dessert we had just ordered, plus a professional one we purchased from the restaurant photographer. However, when I pulled out the professional one, the date was two years off, so I guess I will be scrapping that in the future! Anyway, I ended up searching out a sketch and using some brand new papers along with some seriously old supplies, and I hope you enjoy what I created.

The photo is actually popped up with foam tape, allowing me to create a pocket for my journaling card:

This Happened & Diverse Backgrounds stamp sets
Newsprint stamp set (SU)
Fresh Paint papers
Kraft & White Daisy cardstock
Capri, Candy Apple, Nectarine & Black ink
Fineliner pen (iBayam)
ShinHan Touch Twin marker
Candy Apple striped ribbon
Black organdy ribbon (from my stash, source unknown)
DE Hearts chipboard
Summer chipboard (DCWV)
Craft buttons (from my stash, source unknown)
Autumn Terracotta embroidery floss
Stargazer and Black & White enamel dots
3-d foam tape
Scalloped border punch (Fiskars)
Mini flower punch (EK Success)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tag, flowers
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap 10th Birthday Bash Sketch #1

Challenges: Heart 2 Heart Splatter It (the patterned paper already had some splatter, but I added more using two stamp sets); Color My Heart #497 (I used the Fresh Paint paper collection that includes all the colors, plus I added kraft cardstock, so the only color I didn't include was gold!)

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Today Is Treat Day Layout for Lasting Memories

It's the final Sunday for me to be a guest designer for Lasting Memories, and for anyone who has been following this month's challenges, you probably guessed that today's challenge is going to be "something blue." I really had fun figuring out how to interpret each week's challenge of the wedding tradition (something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue). I decided not to go pure monochromatic for this challenge, but I did include lots of blue. There is still time to play along with any of the challenges for this month, so feel free to join us.

A Typeface, Solos "S", Solos "4" & Spot On Backgrounds stamp sets
Something Fierce papers
Bluebird, Carolina, Raspberry & White Daisy cardstock
Bluebird, Carolina, Raspberry, Ballerina, Canary & Clover Meadow ink
Flamingo Dots
Slice of Life puffy stickers (American Crafts)
3-D foam tape
Cricut Southwest cartridge: arrow
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap NSD 2022 Bonus Sketch

Challenges: Cupcake Inspirations #544 Stripes

Friday, May 20, 2022

Concert at the Forum Layout

At this concert we attended at the Forum, we were not able to take any photos inside of the bands, so this  single photo is all we have to remind ourselves of our experience. Fortunately, it came out nice and clear, and you can see the famous arches and red stripes on the Forum, so it's all good! 

Felicity Alphabet stamp set
Fall 2019 & March/April 2021 Mix In papers
Peacock, Pomegranate & Kraft cardstock
Peacock, Juniper & Pomegranate ink
Black marker
Cork Color-Ready Alphabet stickers
Fancy Cuts Botanicals die-cuts
Craft buttons
Simple Stitches embroidery floss (Making Memories)
Dymo black label tape
3-D foam tape
CTMH Stripes embossing folder
Pattern: Sketch-N-Scrap #248

Challenges: Double Trouble #111 Let's Brown Bag It (Thing 1 = use kraft paper + Thing 2 = play along with Crafter's Cafe #285 Spots and/or Stripes + Thing 3 = use spots and/or stripes - I used both); Inspiration Station #30 Inspired by a flower shop (I probably would not have played along with this challenge on this layout, except the red brick of the shop reminded me of the red in the photo I was scrapping, so that inspired me to add flowers to my layout!)

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Happy Mother's Day 2016 Layout for Lasting Memories

Lasting Memories' third Wedding Tradition-themed challenge this month is "something borrowed," and the idea behind it is quite clever: scraplift a layout created by one of the Lasting Memories design team. I knew I wanted to scrapbook some Mother's Day pictures, so I found something that would fit my photo sizes and also that had a cute design. I did have to adapt it a little, since I had one too many photos. Using foam tape, I popped up my 5" x 5" photo to create a pocket to hold a 4" x 6" photo that I trimmed down and placed on a tag. It also gave me an additional spot to write journaling, so a win all around! Please check out the Lasting Memories Design Team gallery here on Pinterest if you're interested in playing along with this fun challenge.

Here's my layout: 

Here's the tag, both front and back:

And here's the layout I lifted (Hocus Pocus by Sandy Ross):

May Word Puzzle stamp set
Oh Happy Day papers (Simple Stories)
Sage, Black & White Daisy cardstock
Canary, Pixie, Lagoon, Peacock & Black ink
Black marker
Oh Happy Day ephemera & washi tape (Simple Stories)
VIP Rainbow Acrylic shapes
Black organdy ribbon (from my stash, source unknown)
White rick rack (Wrights)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tag
Challenges: Challenge YOUrself #101 I Love (being a mom - included in the journaling on the right-hand page);  Inspiration Station #29 Mother and Child

Friday, May 13, 2022

Bee Birthday Card

I needed to make my hubby a birthday card but didn’t have a clue where to start, so I pulled inspiration from a couple of challenges that helped me decide on the bee theme and the tic tac toe board. I was in the car a lot today, so I used the time to dream about how I wanted the card to look, then I got home and was able to assemble it in an hour! The sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap really helped pull together the elements I wanted to include, and my hubby loved the finished product.

A Game & Happy Birthday stamp sets
Buzz & Bumble papers
Kraft, Goldrush, Almond & Fern cardstock
Goldrush, Cocoa & Fern ink
Gold rush marker
Buzz & Bumble wooden bees
Natural hemp
Green epoxy bubbles
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder
Cricut Artistry cartridge: banner, honey
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: flowers
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap card sketch #217

Challenges: Cut It Up #251 Any Animal or Insect (bees);  Festive Friday #109 (used flowers + bees + embossing + honey + twine)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #161 (used the top row across with layers + game + embossing and the left column with layers + bow + floral)

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Skate Buddies Layout

Four weeks after my daughter's roller skating party, we were back at the rink to use some free admission coupons. My hubby only snapped a couple of photos, but I wanted to be sure I scrapped the memory of my daughter with her bestie!

Best Friends Forever stamp set
Laughing Lola papers
Crystal Blue, Thistle, Gypsy, Black & White Daisy cardstock
Crystal Blue, Thistle, Gypsy & Black ink
Black marker
Purple Shimmer Trim
Black & White enamel dots
Black hemp
Flower sequins (Tree House Studios)
3-D foam tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: flowers, tags, scalloped rectangle
Pattern: Sketches in Thyme #515

Challenges: Let's Craft and Create #183 Tags; Just Us Girls #631 Flowers