Friday, February 28, 2020

Zoom Layout

My kids loved driving the cars at Legoland, except my youngest who was too little, so he played on a motorcycle in the little kids playground. For this layout, I played along with a few challenges that inspired me to add elements to my layout. For example, The Studio Challenges asked us to "create a layout using a scrapping item for each letter of the word heart, you get bonus points if you use more than one for each letter!" Here are my items:
H - hemp fiber, hearts (on the tab)
E - enamel gems
A - arrows, Artiste Cricut cartridge
R - red, road signs
T - tab, tag, tape (washi)
Flying High, All the Details,  Boys at Play & Friendship Word Puzzle stamp sets
For Always paper
Kraft, Black, Cranberry, Honey, Topiary & White Daisy cardstock
Honey, Topiary, Cranberry & Black ink
Natural Hemp
Milepost Shapes
Red Enamel Gems
Jeppers Creepers washi tape
Cricut Artiste cartridge: stop sign, traffic light, pedestrian crossing sign, arrows
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: file folder
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap # 195 (rotated right)
Challenges: Heart 2 Heart texture challenge (used a crimper to corrugate the Honey cardstock, plus added some hemp fiber and Milepost Shapes); Lasting Memories #486 Tool Free for All (crimper, stapler, Cricut machine, stamp sets I haven't used in ages)

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Legoland 2015 Layout

For this family visit to Legoland in 2015, I had purchased some Lego brick type paper but no stickers to go along with it, so I was forced to get creative with my embellishments. The Cricut Artbooking cartridge from CTMH has a cute couple that I was able to edit in Design Space to add a taller guy and a shorter one so they would represent my four kids. If you look close, you will see I added a little square to each head so they look like Lego figures! I cut the design three times in different colors and layered the pieces together for the clothing.
And here's a close up of my little Lego family:
This & That stamp set
Building Blocks papers (Scrapbook Customs)
Memo Fundamentals paper
Bluebird, Cranberry & Honey cardstock
Bluebird & Honey ink
Black marker
Stargazer enamel dots
Slate washi tape
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: people (edited in Cricut Design Space)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: arrow
Recipe: Scraplift of Lela's Florida 2019 layout
Challenges: Lasting Memories #485 die-cuts (Lego people, arrow); Use Your Stuff #392 circles (large circle that I stamped on plus enamel dots plus the circles on the Lego bricks); The Library Challenges #53 Elmer (I was inspired to cut my Lego paper into squares)

Friday, February 14, 2020

Camera Valentines Card

This morning at about 8:20 my phone rang and my caller ID told me it was my son's elementary school calling. These phone calls seldom presage good news, so I nervously answered the phone. Turns out it was my 4th grader calling to remind me I hadn't given him a card for his teacher for Valentine's Day as I had promised (the Spiderman kit we bought only had one teacher card and he has two teachers, so I had told him I would make a Valentine for his other teacher), so could I please make one and bring it over to the school ASAP? So I ended up scrapping a quick Valentine using a few Cricut cuts. The card base is actually a photo mat for a 6" x 8" photo, but the tab reminded me of a camera viewfinder, so I went with that, but if the teacher thinks it's a file tab, that's okay, too!
Background Builders stamp set
For Always papers
Tulip, Pixie, Black & White Daisy cardstock
Pixie & Black ink
Black marker
3-D foam tape
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: camera, sentiment
Challenges: Bitten By the Bug Valentines; Heart 2 Heart Oh My Heart; Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #128 Love + use red, white & pink (my stamp set came out in January 2019 so it is barely a year old, but it does squeak by, plus I've only used it once, so it really needs some love!)

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Celebrate {Angel's 5th Birthday} Layout

I dug deep into my stash for this layout and pulled out a paper pack that I received back when I signed up to be a CTMH consultant in 2008! It's not my favorite pack, but I've been whittling away at it for years and was able to use quite a few scraps on this layout, which combines a traditional page on the left with a pocket page on the right. I edited out the names of our guests after I scanned the layout in order to protect their privacy.
Good Times papers & stickers
Sweet Leaf, Canary, Chocolate & Colonial White cardstock
Sweet Leaf, Canary, Chocolate & Twilight ink
Chocolate marker
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: border, arrow
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: star
Cricut Artiste cartridge: birthday boy
Pattern: Heart 2 Heart Sketch 17 (revised to fit an extra photo)
Challenges: Heart 2 Heart Celebrate Good Times (this wasn't a recent event, but we were definitely celebrating, and I used the old Good Times paper pack!); The Paper Girls #193 - Birthdays

Monday, February 10, 2020

EMS Sketch Challenge 85 + Engine Court Layout

I meant to get this sketch posted last week, but, well, life! Anyway, here is a new sketch featuring a mixture of photo sizes. As you can see, it also lends itself to housing a panoramic picture if you so desire. I made a few modifications to make it work for my photos, and you are welcome to do the same. Don't forget to post a link in the comments section to your completed layout if you use the sketch. I love seeing what others do with my sketches!

The Sketch:

My Layout:

Glamour Uppercase, Glamour Lowercase, Pen Pal Alphabet & Felicity Alphabet stamp sets
Pet Shop papers (KI Memories)
Pewter & White Daisy cardstock
Sky, Goldrush, Bamboo, Chocolate & Whisper ink
Kraft Color-Ready Borders
Chocolate brads
Silver washi tape
Color Kaleidoscope sticker book (American Crafts)
Cricut You Are Here cartridge: castle
Cricut Design Space: journaling shape using an imported file and the print and cut function
Challenges: Scrap With Stacy's February Tic-Tac-Toe board (I used the column with brads, washi, and 5 or more patterned papers); Lasting Memories #484 Stamps (stamped the title and subtitle and the flourishes)

Monday, February 3, 2020

Big 5 Layout

The title of this layout is a little misleading, since it doesn't refer to the sporting goods store but to my son's first day of being a big 5th grader! But hey, if you leaped to conclusions, it's probably the month to do it since it's a leap year, right? Anyway, I'm hosting the scrapbooking Stash Busters challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers this year, so I picked three items from my list to add to my layout: 2 patterned papers that were not my favorites (the blue and rust plaid), chipboard, and washi tape. I could instead have also chosen a label, something metal, or fibers. This challenge is open all month, so click on the link above to play along!
Blue and grey patterned papers (from my stash, source unknown)
Rust Plaid paper (Paper Pizazz)
Linen, Lagoon & Juniper cardstock
Slate & Crystal Blue ink
Steel Grey marker (Zig)
Slate polka dot washi tape
Color Kaleidoscope puffy stickers & sticker book (American Crafts)
Teen Spirit Boy ephemera (Echo Park)
Oh Happy Day Bits & Pieces die-cuts (Simple Stories)
Oh Happy Day chipboard (Simple Stories)
"5" & "A" die-cuts (from my stash, source unknown)
Slide mount (Magic Scraps)
3-D foam tape
Star punch (source unknown)
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap #194
Challenges: Lasting Memories #483 - Punches (I used a star punch to add a little punch to my layout- LOL!); The Studio Challenges Half  (I used half a piece of the blue patterned paper on my layout)

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Joy of Sets Challenge #14 + Hey There Layout

Joy of Sets has a new challenge up today, so put on your thinking caps and pull out your supplies and let's get crafting! There are lots of fun combos this month, and you can choose any row across, down, or diagonal. Here's my layout, with watercolor, purple, and die-cuts.

And here's the board:
Connections stamp set
Watercolor papers (Recollections)
Hot Off the Press vellum (Paper Pizzazz)
Black ink
Oh Happy Day Bits & Pieces ephemera (Simple Stories)
Black Dymo label