Saturday, April 28, 2012

Skate Plaza Layout

For this layout of my kids skating for the first time, I did something I haven't done for a while; I journaled on my photo.  I had a slightly blurred photo that I still wanted to use, so I added white text over part of the photo, had it printed up at Costco with my other photos, and voila! my journaling was done before I even started scrapping my layout. I often struggle with adding journaling, so this was a great feeling.

Notes Backgrounds stamp set
Fanfare Level 2 papers
Sky, Pacifica, Tulip & Sunny Yellow cardstock
Tulip & Creme Brulee ink
Black marker
Irresistibles Lots of Dots Color-Ready Alphabet stickers
Tulip grosgrain ribbon & craft buttons
Sunkiss Yellow embroidery floss
Cricut AP: Stars
Pattern: Conclusion Combo from Imagine

Friday, April 20, 2012

Early Spring in Eastern Washington Layout

This layout has been sitting on my desk for a week as I slowly added one element after another, but now it's finally done! I was inspired by Joyce's VSBN Challenge, The Math Behind Leap Year. She asked us to create a layout using 3 flowers, 6 patterned papers, 5 buttons (365 being the number of days in a regular year), and 4 of something of our choice (because we add an extra day every 4 years - I chose ribbons). I didn't quite make it to the 6 patterned papers, but the inspiration got me a long way on the rest of my layout, so thanks Joyce!

Bohemian Alphabet stamp set
Evensong Level 2 papers
Olive, Tulip, Sorbet & Colonial White cardstock
New England Ivy, Tulip, Sorbet & Olive ink
Olive & Tulip craft buttons
Tulip & New England Ivy embroidery floss
Sorbet ribbon
Tulip paper clips
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: flowers & leaves
Pattern: Understudy from Imagine

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Sketch Challenge 15 - Gifts & Goodies

Another month, another H2H sketch. This one went through several modifications before I was happy with it, and I still changed a few things on the final layout, so don't hesitate to modify it as needed.It features six 4" x 6" prints (one with a little bit cut off on the side), and two 3" x 3" prints. The darker paper strips are 3" x 9", and the lighter ones are 3" x 12". The circle is 6.5", and the photos have 1/4" mats. Either side of the sketch would make a fine single page layout; just add a title to the left hand page. You can replace the stars with whatever elements work for your pictures. Have fun and be sure to link your finished layout to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog under scrapbooking!

The Sketch:

My Layout:

Stardust Level 2 papers
Stardust My Stickease
Bamboo, Desert Sand & White Daisy cardstock
Moonstruck, Desert Sand & Bamboo ink
Moonstruck marker
DE Stars
Liquid Glass
Create a Shade Pearl Paint
Kraft Color-Ready Borders
3-D foam tape

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Scrabble Time

Since I was out of town during the weekend of Virtual Scrapbook Night at Split Coast Stampers, I didn't get to participate in any of the challenges except the one I hosted, but now that I'm back at home, I'm trying to use them for some scrapping inspiration. This layout was inspired by Michele's Childhood Games challenge based on the game Leapfrog. We needed to use a favorite game from childhood for inspiration ( I chose Scrabble), use a minimum of 3 photos (because Leapfrog wasn’t a single player game and it wasn’t as much fun with just two people), and to tell what game inspired us (Scrabble, of course). My sister was such a good sport posing for these pictures, and now she's got me hooked on Scrabble again!

Blue Ribbon & Typeset stamp sets
Typeset Level 2 papers
Barn Red, Desert Sand, Creme Brulee & Colonial White cardstock
Barn Red, Desert Sand & Black ink
Barn Red marker
Brack mini brads
3-D foam tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: stars
Pattern: Dramatic Fashion from Cherish