Saturday, June 18, 2016

Chalk It Up Cards

I'm still planning to post more layouts from my son's kindergarten ABC album, but I also had to create some teacher thank you cards this month. Since I haven't made a card in almost a year, my card box is looking pretty empty, so I decided to make 20 thank you cards using the Just Because card workshop in CTMH's Wishes card making book. I gave a few away before I had time to photograph them, but here are a few more I created.

Thank You, Say It in Style, AP Tags, A Little Everything, A Little Thanks and Kaboom stamp sets
Chalk It Up Level 2 papers
Lagoon, Sorbet, Flaxen, Black & White Daisy cardstock
Lagoon, Sorbet, Flaxen, Black, Whisper & Slate ink
Black & Honey markers
Sorbet ribbon
Black epoxy bubble
3-D foam tape
All the die-cuts were from my pile of left-overs, so I'm not sure what cartridges they come from.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

ABC Album P - R Layouts

Some more ABC album layouts coming your way! The P page is based on a sketch from Creative Scrappers. Our principal is awesome, but I blotted out his name for privacy reasons, so his identity will have to remain a mystery to you!

The Q/R page is a scraplift of this page from Lela over at Splitcoast Stampers.
Dotty for You Level 2 papers
Cashmere, Lagoon, Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, Whisper, Slate & White Daisy cardstock
Cashmere, Lagoon, Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, Whisper & Slate ink
Black marker
White embroidery floss
Lagoon ribbon
White Daisy grograin ribbon
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title, tags
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: owl, circles
Cricut Artistry cartrdige: ballons

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

ABC Album N & O Layouts

The latest layouts for my son's kindergarten ABC album include the letters N and O. For the N layout, I used the June 1st sketch from Stuck?! Sketches. Everything is compressed on my layout to compensate for the smaller format while still using a 4" x 6" photo, but I tried to add some fun touches anyway,

The O layout uses Anna's sketch from The Studio Challenges. I loved the flowers on her original sketch and was even able to find some that reminded me of them among my Cricut cartridges.

Blue Ribbon & Take Note stamp sets
Typeset Level 2 papers
Cashmere, Vineyard Berry, Juniper, Cocoa & Colonial White cardstock
Cashmere, Vineyard Berry, Juniper & Cocoa ink
Cocoa marker
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title, tag, stars, banners
Cricut Artistry cartridge: flowers

Monday, June 6, 2016

ABC Album L & M Layouts

The ABC album I'm creating for my son's kindergarten teacher is chugging along; only 10 more layouts to finish by Thursday! Here are a couple more.

The L layout uses an older sketch from Stuck Sketches; since it featured lots of white space, it was easy to pare it down to fit my 8" x 8" format.

The M layout is a scraplift of this layout from Elizabeth, which is in turn a scraplift of this layout. And the love goes on! In the interests of privacy, I blurred out the teacher's name, but be assured she was great for my son.
Noted Backgrounds stamp set
Later Sk8r Level 2 papers
Cashmere, Pear, Outdoor Denim & White Daisy cardstock
Cashmere, Pear, Lagoon, Outdoor Denim & Whisper ink
Outdoor Denim marker
Lagoon ribbon
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title, pennant
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: apple, hearts
Cricut Artistry cartridge: arrow

Sunday, June 5, 2016

ABC Album G - I Layouts

Here are two more layout for my ABC Album. Only four more days before school ends, so I'm really hoping I can get the rest of the album done in time to give to my son's teacher on the last day!

For the G & H page, I used a sketch from Brenda Ragsdale and rearranged some of the elements to fit the larger photo and the double title. I was also inspired by Kelly's mood board challenge to add the branch and, since this is an end of the school year present for a teacher, it seemed perfect for a "school's out' themed challenge!

For the "I" layout, I used Make It Monday's Sketch #60 from the Memory Nest, and had a great time adding some die-cut elements from my Cricut. Just an FYI, it probably isn't politically correct to call Native Americans Indians anymore, but I did not have any ice cream pictures to use for "i", and this photo was so cute, so hopefully no one will be offended!
Victory Level 2 papers
Cashmere, Chocolate, Olive & Honey cardstock
Cashmere, Outdoor Denim, Chocolate & Olive ink
Outdoor Denim marker
Steel Grey marker (Zig)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title, branch, trees, sun
Cricut Chore Chart cartridge: pencil
Cricut Artistry cartridge: teepee, arrow

Saturday, June 4, 2016

ABC Album E & F Layouts

After an incredibly busy week helping finish end-of-school-year assignments (picture me holding a cattle prod - LOL!), I was able to find time to complete two more layouts for my ABC album.

For the E layout, I used my new sketch for Splitcoast Stampers. Since the original sketch is 12' x 12", I had to shrink it down to fit my 8" x 8" format and then adapt a few components, like tracing an outline around my photo with a gel pen instead of framing it.

The sketch:

My layout:

The F layout was based on Sketch-n-Scrap #106, but once again I had to adapt it for my small format. I used a standard 4" x 6" photo, so that covered up a lot of the horizontal strip on the sketch, so I decided to just mat the photo and move some elements around to fit. For example, instead of a banner, I tucked a strip under the ring that replaced the sunburst from the sketch, and I moved the subtitle down below the horizontal strip.

The sketch:

My layout:
Blue Ribbon Level 2 papers
Cashmere, Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue, Honey & White Daisy cardstock
Cashmere, Outdoor Denim, Cranberry & Honey ink
Outdoor Denim marker
White gel pen (Sakura)
White ri-crac (Wrights)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title, stars, butterflies, flowers
Challenges: Rochelle Spears' June This or That challenge (I chose butterflies)