Monday, July 31, 2017

Explore Historic London Layout

Back to my London layouts, this time with one from the Museum of London. I used up some stash papers and stickers from CTMH on this one, so I'm pretty happy about that! The layout ended up being pretty hard to scan because of the thickness of the pearls, but hopefully you get a good idea of what it should be IRL.
Tiny Typewriter & Universal Backgrounds stamp sets
Florentine Level 2 papers & My Stickease
Twilight, Creme Brulee, Goldrush, Olive, Cocoa & Bamboo cardstock
Twilight, Goldrush, Olive & Cocoa ink
Chocolate marker (Zig)
Mocha Opaques pearls
Olive embroidery floss
3-D foam tape
Cricut Wall Decor & More cartridge: explore
Cricut Artistry cartridge: arrows
Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge: arrows
Pattern: Let's Scrap 7-15-17
Challenges: Heart 2 Heart In Stitches challenge; The Studio Challenges In Stitches challenge; More Than Words July challenge

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Minion Cupcakes Layout

Another layout for my son's Despicable Me party! Cupcakes are much easier for me to embellish than cakes are, so I enjoyed the challenge of creating these little minion cupcakes for my son's Despicable Me party. This layout from Splitcoast Stampers got me rolling for the design of the layout, and then I adapted it to work with my photos.
A Typeface stamp set
Dreamin' Big Level 2 papers
Saffron, Juniper, Poppy & White Daisy cardstock
Saffron, Juniper, Poppy, Goldrush & Slate ink
Black marker
Decorative brad from my stash
Cricut Artistry cartridge: title, tab, stars
Challenges: Heart 2 Heart fabulous fonts (I used a mix of a Cricut cut and stamping for my title)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Despicable Me Party Layout

Since my family went to see the new Despicable Me movie this weekend, I thought I'd take a break from my London vacation layouts and create my final layout for my son's Despicable Me birthday party. I started out with a sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap, added some really old papers, and topped it off with a leftover minion from the batch I designed for the invitations.
The Summer Stack patterned papers (DCWV)
Dutch Blue, Hollyhock & Honey cardstock
Dutch Blue, Hollyhock & Honey ink
Black marker
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title
Cricut Artistry cartridge: balloon
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap #132
Challenges: Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge use old paper from your stash (mine is 10 years old +!); Colorful Creations color combo (mine has a bit more green than the original color combo, but hopefully it's close enough); Fantabulous Cricut Challenge anything goes

For the Minion recipe, see here!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

London from Above Layout

I'm not exactly zipping through my London layouts, but they are slowly getting done. Here's another one from our trip to St. Paul's Cathedral. Having injured my knee right before we left on our trip, I was not up to climbing the 528 steps to get to the Golden Gallery on the exterior of the dome, even with a great view like this in store, so my hubby took lots of pictures for me to scrapbook instead! Many thanks to my Splitcoast Stampers buddy Lela, whose layout I scraplifted, although I made some modifications to fit my panoramic pictures.
Jennifer's Hand Alphabet & Take Note stamp sets
Jackson Level 2 papers
Juniper, Glacier, Barn Red & Colonial White cardstock
Juniper, Glacier, Barn Red & Cocoa ink
Barn Red marker
Barn Red Bigger Brads
Colonial White brads
White Daisy baker's twine
Bronze shimmer trim
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: banner
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: notebook paper
Challenges: Splitcoast Stampers Tour de France challenge 4 (pick a favorite layout and scraplift it); Lasting Memories outdoor adventures challenge (okay, this may be cheating a little, but these pictures were certainly taken outdoors, and it was quite an adventure to get to the top, so  . . . ); Scrap Our Stash tic-tac-toe (I chose the column on the right, with twine, stamping, and a banner).

Sunday, July 16, 2017

All Around the Cathedral Layout

I finally got to work on some scrapbooking today after several weeks away, and these postcards from St. Paul's Cathedral were beckoning! I already had an intro page plus a pocket page with some journaling for St. Paul's, so I kept the writing on this one to a minimum. In keeping with my previous page, the title is inspired by the song "Feed the Birds" from Disney's Mary Poppins. The interior of the cathedral was as beautiful as the exterior, and we really enjoyed our tour, but since you couldn't take pictures inside, we had to purchase some postcards from the gift shop. I used my July sketch from Splitcoast Stampers for the design, and adapted it to create a row of arches with silhouettes from the life of Christ in them. I also created a pocket on the left hand page to hold the extra postcards. All the postcards are mounted using photo corners so that you can slide them out and see what's written on the back.

The sketch:

My layout:
Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment patterned paper
Cashmere, Lagoon, Sapphire, Glacier & White Daisy cardstock
Lagoon & Glacier ink
Gold brads
Photo corners (Pioneer)
Cricut New Testament cartridge: life of Christ figures
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title, arches
Pattern: Splitcoast Stampers Sketch17Jul
Challenges: Heart 2 Heart Oh the Places You'll Go challenge (we went to St. Paul's, of course!); The Studio Challenges No People (although there are statues and die-cuts of people, there are no living people on this layout, quite a change for me)