Wednesday, August 26, 2020

A Berry Sweet Day

For some reason, we didn't take many photos on Mother's Day 2015, so here are the two I have of my kids serving me breakfast in bed.

White Pines, Twitterpated & Central Park papers
Kraft, Cocoa & Colonial White cardstock
Cocoa ink
Brown marker (Zig)
Summer Strawberry die-cuts (MME)
White enamel dots
Tim Holtz Burlap stencil (Stampers Anonymous)
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: banner title
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title letters
Pattern: Sketches in Thyme #433
Challenges: Lasting Memories #510 - Special Events Mother's Day; Heart 2 Heart Something to Smile About; Tic Tac Toe Challenge #78 - stencil (Tim Holtz Burlap on circle) + celebration + any shape die (strawberries)

Monday, August 17, 2020

Lunch Break Layout

I'm still plowing through the photos from Take Your Child to Work Day 2015, so here is another one, this time with photos from the kids' lunch break at a cool place in Malibu. There were multiple photos but I decided to scrapbook just these two of my own kids, while the others will go in a pocket page. The Baker's Dozen challenge over at always inspires me to add more stuff to my layout, and this time I had to get really creative to add beads and a shaker element. Since the only beads I had were pretty fat, I cut the sun image multiple times on my Cricut and stacked it until the beads could roll around a little under the vellum. Can you spot where I put all 13 items?

1. Clouds
2. Pocket Card
3. Summer Sun
4. Beads
5. Shaker Element
6. Cork
7. Ribbon
8. Die Cut
9. Paper Tearing
10. Paper Piecing
11. Misting or splatters
12. Brad
13. Stamps

And here are a few of the photos that will go in the pocket page:

Let's Stay Home & Pen Pal Alphabet stamp sets
White Daisy textured cardstock
Charcoal, Kraft, Champagne, Chocolate, Honey & White Daisy cardstock
Pacifica & Slate ink
Black marker
ShinHan Touch Twin marker
Childhood PML cards
Cork Color-Ready Alphabet stickers
Lagoon satin ribbon
White brads
Gold and silver beads (found in my stash, possibly from Michael's)
3-D foam tape
CTMH Stripe embossing folder
Cricut Artiste cartridge: sun, cloud
Cricut Chore Chart cartridge: dog
Pattern: Scrap Our Stash August 2020

Challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #41 - I included the die-cut puppy to keep the dog in the photo company; The Paper Girls #206 Emboss Like a Boss - I added an embossed strip of kraft paper to the left of the photos.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Working in the Neighborhood Layout

 My two oldest boys got to spend the day at my husband's work for Take Your Child to Work Day in 2015. They were able to visit the public works yard he oversaw, and then they went out with one of the work crews to help on a local project. My hubby took lots of pictures, so here's one of the first locations they visited.

Let's Wander & Field Trip papers (American Crafts)
Twilight, Glacier, Sunset, Lemonade, Black & Almond cardstock
Twilight, Glacier, Sunset & Creme Brulee ink
Black & Creme Brulee markers
Let's Wander Thickers (American Crafts)
Silver Bigger Brads
3-D foam tape
Cricut Wall Decor & More cartridge: title, dump truck
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tags, banners
Pattern: Let's Scrap 8-15-19
Challenges: Tic Tac Toe Challenges #77 (used circle, tag, metallic)

Friday, August 7, 2020

Do Something Layout

Matthew West has a great song called "Do Something" about not just sitting back and expecting God to solve all the pain and suffering in the world but actually getting involved in others' lives ourselves to help with their problems. It seemed like a perfect fit to use some of the lyrics on this layout featuring photos of my children helping out at our church's food drive. While creating this layout, I was inspired by a few tic tac toe challenges that gave me great ideas of items to add to my layout: the stamped and embossed title, the heart die-cuts, the rhinestone sparkles, etc. Love the finished product and hope you do as well.

The sparkles don't show up too well on my scan, so here's a little detail photo of the lower corner of the layout:
Extreme Caps (2009) & Background Builders (2019) stamp sets
Watercolor paper (Recollections)
Kraft & White Daisy cardstock
Chocolate, Juniper & Pacifica ink
Brown marker (Zig)
Milepost Shapes die-cuts
Color Ready Kraft Borders
Juniper Washi tape
Color Kaleidoscope sticker (American Crafts)
Blue rhinestone stickers (Recollections)
Clear embossing power
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: hearts
Pattern: Stick It Down August single page sketch

Challenges: Joy of Sets #20 tic tac toe - used emboss + shine + triangle

Retro Rubber Challenges #140 tic tac toe - used die-cut + blue + washi tape

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenges #76 - used alphabet (stamps) + square (photo) + embossing (title)

Monday, August 3, 2020

EMS Sketch 92 + Awesome Skating Party Layout

It's August, and I whipped up a new sketch featuring eight 4" x 6" photos. A couple of the photos are cropped, but you could leave them full sized if desired. Enjoy the sketch, feel free to adapt it as needed, and as always, be sure to post a link in the comments to your completed layout using the sketch. I used the sketch for the last of my daughter's birthday party layouts; I had some fun photos of her and the guests skating around the roller rink, some with more success than others! Since I placed an embellishment on the space designated on the sketch for journaling, I decided to create a journaling card and place it in a Flip-Flap. It's under the photo of  my son holding onto the rink wall.

The sketch:

My layout:

The journaling card:
Teen Spirit Girl Power & Epic Buttons papers (Echo Park)
Raspberry, Honey, Lagoon & White Daisy cardstock
Raspberry, Honey & Lagoon ink
Ocean marker
Honey, Lagoon & Cotton Candy washi tape
Lagoon baker's twine
Teen Spirit Girl Frames & Tags and Ephemera die-cuts (Echo Park)
My Happy Place shape sprinkles (Doodlebug Designs)
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: today, banner, hearts
Challenges: Lasting Memories #509 Birthday, Anniversary, or Graduation (I picked birthday); Scrap With Stacy August Tic-Tac-Toe board (I used the diagonal with banner + hearts + tag)

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Joy of Sets Challenge #20 + Flip Floppin' Layout

Can you believe August is already here? Despite the craziness of 2020, it seemed to me that it flew by and it's almost time for school to start again. August also brings another Joy of Sets Tic-Tac-Toe grid, this one with a few summery options. I confess, I am not a beach lover - too much sand - but I happened across a photo album I put together in 8th grade, and, since all the photos were falling out, I decided to scrapbook them, starting with these beach pictures. I also found my old diary and printed the text onto a piece of white cardstock that I tucked behind the photos. Gotta admit, I'm a little embarrassed about how boy crazy I apparently was, so hidden journaling seemed the best solution to preserving this memory while keeping a little of my dignity - LOL!

Here's the Joy of Sets grid. I chose the top row with splash, sand, and blue. Come play with us; the challenge is open until August 31!
Beach paper (The Paper Patch)
Blue Mini Page Kit (Colorbok)
Kraft, Gypsy, Goldrush & White Daisy cardstock
Clear vellum
Sky, Gypsy & Goldrush ink
Black marker
White gel pen (Sakura)
Fundamental stickers (CM)
Autumn Harvest Bigger Brad
Flip Floppin' Title (The Dancing Daisy)
Cricut You Are Here cartridge: starfish
Cricut Artistry cartridge: crab
Pattern: Pagemaps April 2018
Challenges: Lasting Memories #507 sketch; Bitten By the Bug Cute Critters