Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cherish Layout

Although I love these photos of my son, they were not easy to scrap! I wanted to go with fall colors but was struggling with the pink fence in the background, so I finally decided to ignore it and just use some papers I liked. Pretty sure it was the right decision, because I love how it turned out.
Olivia & Twitterpated Level 2 papers
Cocoa, Garden Green, Barn Red & Cashmere cardstock
Cocoa, Garden Green, Barn Red & Cashmere ink
Black marker
Burlap ribbon
Green grosgrain ribbon (Michaels)
Wooden craft buttons
Baker's twine
Liquid Glass
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: title
Stripe embossing folder
Challenges: Studio Challenges photo inspiration (I was inspired by the fall theme, the burlap, and the wooden buttons); Music challenge (I used lyrics from Tim McGraw's song Humble and Kind to remind me to not take loving my son for granted)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Santa Claus is Coming Layout

Now that Thanksgiving is over and my house guests have left, I have a brief lull in the craziness of life and am trying to get a few layouts scrapped. My goal is to finish 2013's layouts before 2017 hits. I only have a few to go, so wish me luck! Here's the first of (hopefully) several for this week.
Here's the journaling card that will be inserted into the accompanying pocket page. I used this sketch from the Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style challenge blog, but I switched it up a little to fit my horizontal space.
And here's the completed pocket page:
Santa Claus, Trim the Tree & Save the Date stamp sets
Mistletoe Level 2 papers
Colonial White cardstock
Cranberry, New England Ivy, Garden Green & Versamark ink
Black marker
Carmine & Mahogany Shin-Han Twin Touch markers
Silver metallic marker
Silver embossing powder (JoAnn Craft Essentials)
Sparkles Holiday Shapes
Red shimmer trim
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: trees, stars
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: oval
Pattern: Splitcoast Stampers Sketch16Sep3
Challenges: Lasting Memories Glitter & Glam (I used sparkles, glitter tape & silver embossing); Heart 2 Heart Changes (I journaled about a change of venue for a Christmas party); Use Your Stuff Christmas card or scrapbook page

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

So Happy Together Layout

Gotta confess, I only know one person in this layout, but when I asked my hubby if he wanted me to scrapbook his office Christmas party, he said, "yes." So honey, this layout is for you!
Snowhaven papers
Traditional Christmas paper (KI Memories)
Black & White Daisy cardstock
Glacier ink
Clear craft buttons (I backed them with paper cut from the Snowhaven kit)
Liquid Glass
Cricut Artistry cartridge: title, snowflakes
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: cursive "happy"
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap #117 (for the left page)
Challenges: Heart 2 Heart anything but a card; Lasting Memories  any shape (I chose snowflakes)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

O Christmas Tree 2013 Layout

I got a chance to scrapbook today and it felt good to get back in the groove! For this layout, I pulled out an older sketch from my blog (see the link below if you'd like to use it, too) and added leftover scraps from my Pear & Partridge kit, plus a cut up journaling card from the coordinating Picture My Life line. A few Cricut cuts and a pretty organdy bow helped put the finishing touches on the layout.
Distressed Backgrounds & Typeset stamp sets
Pear & Partridge Level 2 papers & PML cards
Kraft, New England Ivy, Olive, Cranberry & White Daisy cardstock
Cashmere, Desert Sand, Smoothie & Olive ink
Black marker
White gel Pen (Sakura)
Cranberry organdy ribbon
Pink Glitter Dots
Fiskars scalloped border punch
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: O, Tree, ornament frame
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: Christmas
Cricut Artistry cartridge: tree tag
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge 30
Challenges: Heart 2 Heart Get Your Kraft On challenge; Lasting Memories Circles challenge

Monday, November 21, 2016

White Pines Embossed Christmas Card

I haven't been posting much on my blog this month, but I have been crafting! Last Friday night was my Christmas card workshop so I've been busy designing cards and cutting out all the pieces for my gals. One of my cards took me a while to design, but once it started coming together, I loved it. Hope you do, too. I used an emboss resist technique to stamp the trees and stars on white cardstock, and then sponged over the embossed images. After wiping off the excess ink from the image, I was left with a pretty scene as a focal point for the card.
Back to Nature, Christmas Love & Holiday Jingle stamp sets
White Pines Level 2 papers
White Daisy & Kraft cardstock
Sapphire, Desert Sand & Versamark ink
Clear embossing powder
Blue grosgrain ribbon (Michaels)
Challenges: Heart 2 Heart Holiday Color challenge (no red or green on a Christmas card)