Thursday, October 27, 2016

Deck The Halls (SVCC 2013) Layout

This layout has been done for several days, but I had a hard time scanning it due to the thickness of some of the embellishments. I finally ended up taking a picture of it, and that came out much clearer. I love the Sparkle and Shine collection that CTMH came out with a few years ago, and you'll find quite a few pieces of it on this layout.
Spot On Backgrounds & Tiny Typewriter Alphabet stamp sets
Sparkle & Shine Level 2 papers and Complements chipboard
Juniper & Whisper cardstock
Juniper, Whisper, Ruby & Slate ink
Black marker
Ruby baker's twine
Silver shimmer trim
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: photo corner, scalloped circles
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge 30a

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Tree Checklist Layout

Can't believe I'm already scrapping Christmas pictures! Oh wait, these are pictures from 2013 - LOL! Hopefully I can finish up the rest of December 2013 before 2016 ends, right? I had to dig deep into my CTMH stash to find wood grain paper in order to play along with Heart 2 Heart's wood grain challenge, but I finally came across a woodsy print from the Back County paper pack from 2009; how's that for a blast from the past? I used a whole sheet and combined it with the Pear & Partridge Christmas papers and Picture my Life cards. My design went through several modifications before I was finally done with it, and I'm still not sure it doesn't look lopsided, but I'm just going to keep moving and call myself happy this memory is in the album.
Checklist & Moments in Time stamp sets
Back Country & Pear & Partridge Level 2 papers
White Daisy cardstock
Cranberry, New England Ivy & Cashmere ink
Black marker
Pear & Partridge Picture My Life cards
Cranberry baker's twine
Cranberry grosgrain ribbon
Red sparkle trim
White Pines badge button
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: pennants
Pattern: The Memory Nest Make It Monday #73
Challenges: Use Your Stuff challenge #238 - Mixing Up the Stamps (I used two stamps for the checklist and the little red checks on it)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Carving Memories Layout

I hadn't played along with the Let's Scrap sketch for a while, so I decided to give it a whirl. I really liked the squares on either size of the sketch and thought I could do some fun things with them! I pulled out the Jeepers Creepers paper pack plus the coordinating accessories, and added a few die-cut pieces using my Cricut cartridges. The title was a happy accident; I cut out the letters on the Cricut and, when I pulled off the negative space piece, I actually liked it better than the separate letters. Love it when something like that happens, don't you?

Jeepers Creepers Level 2 papers & Complements
Slate, Pansy, Tangerine & Black cardstock
Black, Gypsy & Goldrush ink
Black marker
Jeepers Creepers washi tape
Cricut Artistry cartridge: title, Eek!
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: fence
Challenges: Lasting Memories favorite fall activity challenge;  Picture This! mood board inspiration (The Halloween colors were a perfect match for these papers)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Gratitude Layout

For this layout, I used one of my older sketches and played along with the October scraplift challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. Sharon challenged us to scraplift a card from the SCS gallery; I actually lifted elements from three separate cards! This card inspired me to do some coloring using my Shin Han markers, something I'm not very comfortable with, but I had fun experimenting anyway. This card inspired me to combine a larger title with a fancy font and a smaller subtitle with a plain font. And this card inspired me to add embossing, leaves, and ribbon to my layout.
November Word Puzzle, Recipe Box & Blessed Beyond Measure stamp sets
Pathfinding & Splendor Level 2 papers
Chocolate, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Sweet Leaf & Colonial White cardstock
Chocolate & Goldrush ink
Autumn Terracotta marker
Coffee marker (Zig)
Shin Han Twin Touch markers
Chocolate grosgrain ribbon
Leaf punch (Family Treasures)
3-D foam tape
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: leafy flourish, frame
Pattern: EMS Sketch challenge 9
Challenges: Lasting Memories elements of nature challenge - harvest fruits, leaves

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Unlock the Fun Layout

I just love challenges because they inspire my creativity and help me go in directions I may not have otherwise thought of taking! For this layout, I played along with a bunch of challenges. Lasting Memories inspired me to use fall colors (oranges, browns, reds), even though this wasn't a fall layout. The title, clock, and key elements were inspired by the Scrap Our Stash October book cover challenge. Rochelle Spears wanted to see tags or tickets on our layouts; I could have gone with either for this layout, but decided the key tag worked better for my theme. I'm filling in hosting the Splitcoast Stampers' Stash Busters challenge, and I picked the following items from my list: 2 or more patterned papers, stickers (keys, locks, clocks, title), something metal (studs, brads), twine. The list also contains felt and chipboard, so feel free to play along at SCS if you think you can throw at least three of those items onto your next layout!
Sarita & Proplayer Level 2 papers
Desert Sand, Chocolate, Goldrush, Cashmere & White Daisy cardstock
Desert Sand, Chocolate, Goldrush & Ruby ink
White gel pen (Sakura)
Coffee marker (Zig)
Chocolate baker's twine
Durable Artisan Studs - antiqued gold
Antiqued gold brads (Making Memories)
Love Letters rub-ons
Color Ready cork alphabet
Nostalgiques Keys & Locks stickers (Rebecca Sower)
Layer It On Borders - clock stickers (Creative Imaginations)
Timberline Assortment wooden shapes - arrow
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: notched rectangle, key tag
Pattern: Splitcoast Stampers Sketch16Sep3

Monday, October 10, 2016

Scary Fun Layout

I love the Jeepers Creepers papers but am not sure I'm loving how this layout turned out. I started with a sketch from Stick It Down but I switched out the photo sizes for what I needed to use. I wanted to use one of CTMH's new photo storage pages that holds six photo (3 back to back) in between the two pages, so I shifted some things around so the separate pages would still look fine even when you could only see half of each page. Not sure that makes sense but please humor me and pretend it did! I forgot to add a piece of paper in the bottom right corner of the layout per the sketch, so I may have to go back and do that later. . . or I may feel lazy and leave it as it is!

Spellbound stamp set
Jeepers Creepers Level 2 papers & Complements
Pansy, Tangerine & White Daisy cardstock
Black ink
Black marker
Black shimmer trim
Cricut Artiste cartridge: spider, cat, skull, tombstone
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: journaling shape
Pattern: Stick It Down October double sketch

Saturday, October 8, 2016

You Make My Heart Melt Layout

For those who are scrapping this weekend, here's a fun sketch for you! I decided to challenge myself to create some white space on this sketch, and then not try to fill it up when I scrapbooked a layout using the sketch. Hopefully you think I've succeeded, despite the background snowflake paper.The sketch is posted on Splitcoast Stampers, so feel free to play along there, or you can post a link to your finished layout on this post so I can check out what you've created.

The sketch:
My layout:
Jennifer's Hand stamp set
Wonderland Level 2 papers
Snowflake paper (My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus)
Chocolate, Twilight & Whisper ink
Twilight & Black markers
Shin Han markers - Marigold & Mahogany
Black epoxy bubbles
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: snowman
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title, hearts, teardrops
Challenges: Use Your Stuff #236 - make your own embellishment (I used my Cricut to cut out the snowman in several layers, then I added epoxy bubbles for his buttons)