Thursday, September 24, 2020

Brothers 2015 Layout

Love these sweet photos of my now-adopted son Angel hanging out with his biological brother! We're fortunate that Jacob was adopted by a family who lives only ten minutes away, so Angel can continue to have a relationship with him.

Yesterday & Today papers
Kraft, Chocolate & Almond cardstock
Chocolate & Toffee ink
Outdoor Denim marker
Pewter Square Durables
Little Boy ephemera (from my stash, source unknown)
3-D foam tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: banners, title, circle
Pattern: Stick It Down September single page sketch (rotated right)

Challenges: Heart 2 Heart Multi-Dimensional Magic (added some dimension by popping up the truck with 3-D foam tape and using metal studs); The Studio Challenges - Old Stash (the ephemera is so old, I don't even know when I got it, plus I used some older metal studs)

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Mission San Luis Obispo Layout

September has not been a scrappy month for me, unfortunately. I guess I am still adjusting to having four kids doing distance learning at home, with all the fun challenges that entails! Speaking of challenges, the layout I have slowly been putting together over the past two weeks was inspired by several challenges. First, Double Trouble challenged us to create a scene from anywhere around the world. This fit perfectly with photos from a trip my hubby made to Mission San Luis Obispo, and much of my time this week has been spent finding a good line drawing of the mission that I then imported into Cricut Design Space and edited to create the mission facade. Lots of work but I think it was worth it. Twisted Sister's twist to include a mode of transportation stumped me for a while but then I thought of adding a little donkey (mule?) to my scene to represent a primary mode of transportation in the mission era. Isn't he cute?

And here's a close-up of the mission die-cut:

Friendship Alphabet Small, Universal Backgrounds & Intrinsic Backgrounds stamp sets
Autumn Terracotta, Pacifica, Topiary, Linen, Greg Wool, Almond & White Daisy cardstock
Autumn Terracotta, Topiary, Cocoa & Almond ink
Black marker
Gold Metallix marker
Wooden Arrows
Blue epoxy bubble
Cricut Noah's ABC Animals cartridge: donkey
Cricut New Testament cartridge: cross
Cricut Design Space: mission (based on imported drawing)
Cricut You Are Here cartridge: tree, bush
Pattern: Sketches in Thyme #435 (I used the sketch for both pages but flipped and changed up the right page)

Challenges: The Paper Girls #207 - Around the World; Use Your Stuff #405 - Farm Animals (there was lots of livestock at the mission including sheep and cattle, but I chose to just include the donkey); Heart 2 Heart Wood You Rather? (used wood arrows and stamped a wood grain pattern on the Chocolate cardstock)

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Greg's Travelogue Layout

One of the fun place's my hubby visited on his business trip in 2015 was the San Luis Obispo farmers market, where he got to enjoy some delicious food and take in some famous sights. I used some really old papers on the layout and combined them with some new stickers and a die-cut, so hopefully the effect isn't too dated!

Travelogue & A Typeface stamp sets
MKids Ethan Large Stripe & Ethan Plaid papers (Making Memories)
Dutch Blue, Toffee & White Daisy cardstock
Dutch Blue, Toffee & Sweet Leaf ink
Dutch Blue marker
Let's Wander stickers (American Crafts)
My Crush Besties assortment
Cricut You Are Here cartridge: travelogue title
Challenges: Lasting Memories #513 Wonders of the World ( title + subtitle using the word travel + journaling); Tic Tac Toe Challenges #80 (I chose stripes + masculine + blue)

Saturday, September 5, 2020

EMS Sketch 93 + Joy of Sets 21 + Love {My Science Teacher} Layout

September is here, bringing a few new challenges for all my crafty friends to enjoy. First up, I created a new sketch. It's a little different from my usual style because I actually created it based on an existing layout, per a friend's request. I included measurements for your convenience but feel free to change it up, as I obviously did. My photo was smaller than 5" x 7," so I added another piece of cardstock to fill in the space, and I decided not to cut all the circles as different pieces and instead used a piece of patterned paper that had balloons on it to substitute for the circle idea.

Here's the sketch:

And here is my layout:

It's also time for the JOY OF SETS September challenge! Anne-Marie has a fun grid for us this month, with science right at the center. I chose to use the diagonal with stars, science, and gems to scrapbook this photo of my mom, who also happened to be my 8th grade science teacher. Here is the grid. You have all month to play along with it, so let's see what you can do!

I Heart Us, Central Park & Key to My Heart papers
Raspberry, Smoothie, Creme Brulee, Lagoon, Peacock, Mink, Black & White Daisy cardstock
Raspberry, Smoothie, Creme Brulee, Lagoon & Ponderosa Pine ink
Black marker
I Heart Us Complements chipboard
Round sparkles
Smoothie grosgrain ribbon
Rasberry & Lagoon baker's twine
Miracle Irresistibles chipboard die-cuts
Field Trip ephemera (American Crafts)
3-d foam tape
Heart & star punches (EK Success)
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: sun
Challenges:The Studio Challenges Special Person (I chose my wonderful mother); Double Trouble #65 (Thing 1 = anything goes + Thing 2 = linked up with Color My Heart); Color My Heart #409 (I used all the colors plus black and white, but had to substitute Creme Brulee for Nectarine since I didn't have any Nectarine ink or cardstock).

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The End of the Day Layout

My kids are all back in school (well, they're all doing remote learning) so it's time for me to get back to scrapbooking! I chose some photos my husband took while on a business trip in Pismo Beach. After he was done with meetings for the day, he was able to walk down to the beach and enjoy a relaxing walk along the coast.

Update: this layout was featured on Use Your Stuff challenge blog!

Pen Pal Alphabet stamp set
Surf's Up papers
Glacier, Crystal Blue & White Daisy cardstock
Ponderosa Pine, Lagoon & Saffron ink
Color Kaleidoscope Phrases and Icons Puffy stickers (American Crafts)
Color Kaleidoscope Thickers (American Crafts)
Our Adventure epoxy stickers (MAMBI)
Field Notes Thickers (American Crafts)
Say Cheese III enamel dots (Simple Stories)
Opaque Matte Texture Paste (Ranger)
Tim Holtz Rays stencil (Stampers Anonymous)
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: sunburst border
Pattern: Splitcoast Stampers Sketch16Sep3
Challenges: Heart 2 Heart Anything Goes; Use Your Stuff #404 (I was inspired by the ocean background and the teal & caramel colors)