Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Not So Awesome Injury Layout

For these pictures of my son's broken elbow, I wanted to play along with Lasting Memories icon paper challenge, so I pulled out one of CMTH's Something Fierce papers that has everything from dinosaurs to ice cream cones on it. I combined it with a sketch from Sketches in Thyme and the big "awesome" title, which I took in a completely different direction than most people would!

Update: This layout was picked as a top three for Sketches in Thyme - woohoo!

Something Fierce & I Heart Us papers
Raspberry, Bluebird & White Daisy cardstock
Bluebird, Carolina, Canary, Clover Meadow & Raspberry ink
White gel pen (Sakura)
Slate washi tape
Color Kaleidoscope stickers & puffy stickers (American Crafts)
3-D foam tape
Cricut Artiste cartridge: subtitle
Pattern: Sketches in Thyme #394

Challenges: Lasting Memories #469 icon paper; Heart 2 Heart anything goes

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Carnival Fun 2014 Layout

Between using a few of these photos last year for my daughter's school album and some more for a layout of the kids in costume, I feel like I've scrapped these photos a lot, but I think this is my last time! I scraplifted a layout from and played along with several challenges for inspiration.
You're My Happy, Art Philosophy Seasons & Express Postage stamp set
Trick or Treat double sided paper from my stash
Creme Brulee, Lilac Mist, Sunset, Canary & White Daisy cardstock
Sunset, Lilac Mist and Greg Wool ink
Black marker
Sunset twine
Sunset metal tag
Orange eyelets (Making Memories)
Cats & Bats enamel dots
Field Notes Ephemera (American Crafts)
Cloud edge scissors (Fiskars)
Artistry cartridge: pumpkin, arrow
Challenges: Bitten By the Bug Pumpkin theme; The Studio Challenges one piece of patterned paper (mine was two sided, so I used both sides); Use Your Stuff #379 tic-tac-toe (I chose the enamel dots, metal and stamp column plus the enamel dots, arrow, and blue row)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

EMS Sketch Challenge 80 + Capture Layout

I meant to post this yesterday but was having trouble finishing my sample page. However, better late than never, and you can use this any time, so enjoy! For these photos taken at our city's Public Safety Open House, I thought it was appropriate to use the title "Capture," especially since my son posed in the (fake) jail cell. I was inspired by Adeline Hill's song "Moments to Memories," where she says "time is moving faster than ever" and we need to capture those moments before they are just memories.

The sketch:

My layout:
Fall 2019 Mix-In paper pack
Sapphire & French White cardstock
Sapphire, Saffron & Juniper ink
Black marker
Color Kaleidoscope Puffy Thickers - Phrases and Icons (American Crafts)
Color Kaleidoscope stickers (American Crafts)
Let's Go Tidbits (Chic Tags)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: scalloped border
Challenges: Double Trouble #41 - Thing1 = Halloween colors (I used blue, green, and yellow) + Thing 2 = play along with Crafting Happiness #19 Halloween colors (I used the colors but not the Halloween theme) + Thing 3 = include something that flies (birds); Heart 2 Heart use the color Julep (fun new color for me!)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

So Fun {Public Safety Open House} Layout

My husband took our three boys to this annual event in 2014. It's hosted by the city fire department in order to reach out to the community regarding public safety. He took a ton of photos, so I'm  scrapping a few and putting the rest in photo storage pages. Here's my first traditional page for this event.
Jennifer's Hand Alphabet stamp set
Whippersnapper Argyle & stripes papers (Rusty Pickle)
Kraft cardstock
Indian Corn Blue, Sapphire & Ruby ink
Moonstruck marker
Ruby chevron ribbon
Bamboo arrow photo turn & brad
Silver mini brads
Whippersnapper fire engine sticker (Rusty Pickle)
Color Kaleidoscope sticker & Thickers (American Crafts)
Say Cheese stickers (Simple Stories)
Pattern: October sketch challenge #4
Challenges: Lasting Memories #468 word challenge - include a product for each letter of the word CRISP
C - chevron ribbon, Color Kaleidoscope Thickers
R - Rusty Pickle paper and sticker
I - ink
S - Simple Stories Say Cheese stickers, stamps
P - photo turn

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Blessed Layout

Even though several of the kids are squinting at the sun, I still love this picture because it's the first posed one we have of us as a family of six. I used words from Martina McBride's song "Blessed" as my journaling. It expresses my feelings towards my family and all God has given me quite well!
Victory papers
Outdoor Denim, Olive, Goldrush & Colonial White cardstock
Outdoor Denim, Olive, Goldrush, Bamboo & Chocolate ink
Outdoor Denim marker
Cork Color-Ready alphabet stickers
Floret Just Blooms paper leaves
Burlap ribbon
Bronze Magic Mesh
Olive frame
3-D foam tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: hearts
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder
Pattern: The Studio Challenges

Challenges: Heart 2 Heart Fall challenge (with Fall being a season of gratitude, I went with a theme of counting my blessings); Joy of Sets #10 (I used the top row across with paper leaves, burlap ribbon, and bronze Magic Mesh)

Friday, October 11, 2019

Beware These Costumed Cuties Layout

This layout came together so quickly! Since I had already struggled with two layouts featuring the bright blue Elsa dress, I decided to just not stress about matching it and go with Halloween colors. Three challenges gave me great ideas for items to add to the layout, and thanks to my hubby for helping me decide the pressing question of one vs. two big bats!
Spellbound papers
Watercolor paper (Recollections)
Black, Slate & White Daisy cardstock
Black, Whisper & Orange ink
ShinHan Touch Twin markers
Black photo hanger & brad
Black grosgrain ribbon
Black enamel dots
Jeepers Creepers Complements chipboard
Color Kaleidoscope sticker (American Crafts)
Dymo Label
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: title, moon, fence, crow
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tag
Pattern: Scrap Our Stash October Saturday cartoon inspired sketch challenge

C - Cricut die-cuts (moon, title, fence, crow, tag)
A - arrow
S - stars & sticker
P - photo hanger
E - enamel dots
R - ribbon
Challenges: Bitten By the Bug Crows, Scarecrows, Sunflowers (I went with the little crow sitting on the fence); Use Your Stuff #377 Labels (I went with a different type of label by adding a Dymo label I embossed using my label maker - hope that's okay for this challenge!)

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Sweetest Besties Layout

My daughter and her cousin were born only weeks apart, and they have always been the best of friends, so it's a delight when these two sweeties get to have a sleepover. Making cupcakes was a bonus!
Cutie Pie Stamp set
Watercolor paper (Recollections)
Molly Sparkle & Shine and Sketch With Style papers (Bella Blvd)
Canary, Lagoon & White Daisy cardstock
Canary, Lagoon, Pixie & Black ink
Black marker
ShinHan Touch Twin markers
Shimmer Brush
My Crush Best Day Ever Assortment journaling card
Molly Treasures & Text stickers (Bella Blvd)
Escape the Ordinary Thickers (American Crafts)
Flamingo Dots
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: scalloped circle
Confetti embossing folder
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap #186

Challenges: Retro Rubber #121 Tic-Tac-Toe (I chose the diagonal row for die-cut, embossing, floral. My stamps are the title and the cupcake from the Cutie Pie set from 2014)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A Promise for a Princess Layout

The local shopping plaza offers carriage rides, and we had a lovely time taking my daughter, all dressed up in her Elsa costume Grandma made for her! This layout was challenging to create because I couldn't find just the right papers to use with the Elsa blue and my son's green shirt, but I finally purchased some glitter and watercolor papers and combined them with some really old pastel vellum from my stash. Hopefully you enjoy the result!
Elegant Script & Frame Flair stamp sets
Glitter & Watercolor papers (Recollections)
Pastel Vellum (Paper Pizazz)
White Daisy cardstock
Star Spangled Blue, Black & Juniper ink
Glitter Embossed Snowflake stickers (Recollections)
Sticko Classic Snowflake stickers (EK Success)
Color Kaleidoscope Thickers & sticker book (American Crafts)
Blue Rhinestones (Recollections)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title die-cut
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge 47
Challenges: Lasting Memories #467 Torn Edges ( I tore the edges of the vellum for a subtle effect)

Friday, October 4, 2019

EMS Sketch Challenge 79 + Orange Lazers Layout

I'm trying to create more sketches these days, so here's another double with a variety of photo sizes. Either page could be used as a single layout as well.

The sketch:

My layout:
I wanted to use the fun little phrase strips around the layout, so I moved my journaling to a tag.
Diverse Backgrounds & One Way Borders stamp sets
Later Sk8r papers & PML cards
Sunset & White Daisy cardstock
Slate, Outdoor Denim & Sunset ink
Outdoor Denim marker
Slate polka dot washi tape
Pear ribbon
Energy #-D stickers (Provocraft)
Cricut Artistry: title
Cricut Artbooking: chevron arrow
Cricut Art Philosophy: tag
Challenges: The Studio Challenge Blog use chevrons (on the arrow and the tag); Lasting Memories  #466 Pick Three (I chose washi tape, stickers, and tag)