Monday, June 29, 2020

Love in the Back Garden Layout

My parents don't live very close, so it was a treat to have them come visit and spend some time with their newest grandchildren back in 2015. Any yes, that's the closest my dad ever comes to smiling!
Dotty for You papers
Sweet Leaf & White Daisy cardstock
Sweet Leaf, Smoothie, Creme Brulee, Lagoon & Slate ink
Black marker
Cranberry embroidery floss
My Happy Place shape sprinkles (Doodlebug Designs)
Oh, Happy Day Bits & Pieces ephemera & chipboard stickers (Simple Stories)
Fiskars scalloped border punch
Pattern: scraplift from
Challenges: Heart 2 Heart In Stitches; Double Trouble #60 - Thing 1 = anything goes + Thing 2 = Linked up with Heart 2 Heart + Thing 3 = red, white & blue (it's mixed with lots of other colors, but it's in there!); Scrap With Stacy June Tic-Tac-Toe board (I chose the top row across with punch, label, hearts)

Monday, June 8, 2020

EMS Sketch 90 + Fair Fun Layout

Anyone up for another sketch challenge? Here's one with seven uncropped 4" x 6" photos, plus one 4" x 4" square. Since each side of the layout includes a block of photos, you could switch things up and substitute other photos sizes, or you could swap the left photo block and the right, etc. You get the idea - be creative, and do what works with your photos, but most of all, have fun and post a link to your completed layout in the comments section below!

The sketch:

My layout:

Just for Boys & Gear Up stamp sets
Tinkering papers
Sunny Yellow & White Daisy cardstock
Sunny Yellow, Twilight & Holiday Red ink
Clover Meadow marker
Jeepers Creepers washi tape
Free Spirit brads (Prima)
Cricut Wall Decor & More cartridge: title
Cricut Artiste cartridge: gears
Challenges: Double Trouble #58 Gear It Up for the Guys (Thing 1 = masculine project + Thing 2 = link up with Use Your Stuff #399 Masculine project + Thing 3 = add at least one round item); The Studio Challenges Shapes - 3 squares, 2 circles, 1 triangle

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Joy of Sets Challenge #18 + May Memories 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 nature, rainbow, and fussy-cut (I stamped and cut out the little bear).
And here's the Board:
Punny Pals stamp set
Oh Happy Day papers (Simple Stories)
Pixie, Saddle, Black & White Daisy cardstock
Black ink
Black marker
White gel pen
Oh Happy Day Bits & Pieces ephemera (Simple Stories)
Oh Happy Day cardstock stickers (Simple Stories)
Petticoats & Pinstripe enamel dots (Echo Park)
Cricut Simply Sweet cartridge: title
Cricut Artistry cartridge: pink flowers
Pattern: scraplift form the gallery at
Challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #39 (anything goes with a critter - mine are the stamped and the photographed bears)

Monday, June 1, 2020

This Photo Layout

Sometimes the kids are really cooperative when I'm trying to get a nice photo of them, and sometimes they can't seem to stop being silly. This was one of those silly times, but I still love the photo!
Love These People stamp set
Let's Wander paper (American Crafts)
Watercolor paper (Recollections)
These Are My People paper & cardstock stickers
Honey, Glacier, Sunset & Gypsy cardstock
Black & Cotton Candy ink
Black marker
PML tabbed journaling card
Smoothie baker's twine
Color Kaleidoscope cardstock stickers & Puffy Thickers - Phrases & Icons (American Crafts)
Oh Happy Day washi tape (Simple Stories)
Say Cheese III enamel dots (Simple Stories)
Cricut Noah's ABC Animals cartridge: rainbow
Pattern: scraplift of a layout from
Challenges: Lasting Memories #500 Bingo (I chose the far right column with 2 photos, enamel shapes, stars, twine, and washi tape)