Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Grand Canyon Snow Layout

This layout has been sitting on my scrapdesk for days while I tried to figure out the finishing touches, and I finally decided to just get it done! One thing we hadn't counted on for our trip to the Grand Canyon was snow, but we encountered quite a bit, so I felt I had to memorialize it with at least one layout. I used the pattern Lovely Assistant from Jeanette Lynton's new book Magic, and several elements on my page were inspired by the layout on page 42 of the Fall / Winter idea book. The large chipboard oval on the picture of my son is actually an "O" from the Dimensional Elements Monograms "O" pack. There are two extra-large "O"s that would be difficult to use as part of a title because they're just so big, so I'm glad I found an alternate use for one of them!

Ice Crystals, All Decked Out, Tiny Typewriter Alphabet & Save the Date stamp sets
Mistletoe & Grace Level 2 papers
Black Plaid paper (KI Memories)
Desert Sand, White Daisy & Bamboo cardstock
Cranberry, Desert Sand & Black ink
Cranberry, Bamboo, Grey Wool & Autumn Terracotta markers
Clear embossing powder
Liquid Glass
DE Monograms "S", "N", "O", "W"
Cranberry craft buttons
Cranberry brad
Red sparkles
White Daisy ricrac
Black embroidery floss
3-D foam tape

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

EMS Sketch Challenge 23 - Fingerprints of God Layout

Wednesday morning, and time for another sketch challenge. I've been scrapping a lot of panoramic pictures lately, and finding creative ways to display them is becoming difficult. This time, I chose to make them a little smaller so they don't stretch all the way across the layout. Instead, I made them part of the photo collage, and had the title / journaling box break out of the group to create some interest. Hope you like it!

The Sketch:

My layout:
Felicity papers
Vellum Heartfelt
Wonder felt die-cuts
Fancy Cuts Botanicals
Basic craft buttons
Chocolate brads
Olive embroidery floss
Liquid Glass

Monday, November 15, 2010

Williams, AZ Layout

Good Monday to everyone out there in Blogland. Hope you all had a great weekend. I didn't post any layouts last week (sorry!), but I have been working on some. Here's one from our 2006 Arizona trip. We stayed in Williams, AZ because you can catch the train from there to the Grand Canyon. Williams was a small but cute town, and we enjoyed looking around while we were there. For the layout design, I adapted the sketch from Nuts About Sketches Week 118 to fit my needs.

Cocktail Alphabet, Ticket to Ride & Boys at Play stamp sets
Passages & Caprice Level 2 papers
Dutch Blue & Colonial White cardstock
Chocolate & Cranberry ink
Chocolate marker

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Time for a Christmas Card

I am probably way behind on this, but I finally decided to start creating a family Christmas card to give out this year. I usually try to keep it simple so that I can easily mass produce it, but for some reason this year I felt like doing some embossing, which led to coloring with markers; what was I thinking?! The design is a variation on card 4 of the Just Because card workshop featured in Jeanette Lynton's Wishes book, and I used stamps from Christmas Story, a new set from Close to My Heart. The colors I used aren't very traditional, but hopefully the recipients won't mind.

Christmas Story stamp set
Perfect Day Level 2 papers
Cocoa, Tulip & Colonial White cardstock
Cocoa, Juniper, Tulip & Versamark ink
Honey, Juniper, Taffy & Desert Sand marker
Gold embossing powder

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

EMS Sketch Challenge 22 - 2nd Try Layout

It's Wednesday, and that means another sketch challenge. This one packs 5 photos onto a single page, but leaves open space around each one so that it (hopefully) doesn't look overcrowded. If I had it to do over, I probably would have chosen solid cardstock for my title strip in order to keep the layout from being so busy. I do love my new "A Timber" stamp set. The price can't be beat (only $7.95), and the images offer such versatility. On this layout, I used it for the tree and the scroll design under the title, but I'm already planning what other projects I can use it for! I also got to use my new colored sparkles. Love the touches of bling! Now, let me see what you can do with the sketch, and leave me a comment with a link to your layout. Happy scrapping.

The sketch:

My layout:
A Timber, Just for the Holidays, Holiday Hoopla & Field Trip Alphabet stamp sets
Mistletoe Level 2 papers
New England Ivy & Colonial White cardstock
New England Ivy & Cranberry ink
New England Ivy marker
Red sparkles