Saturday, November 28, 2020

Thanksgiving 2015 Layout

I'm a little behind on my scrapbooking; these photos are from Thanksgiving 2015 - LOL! We seldom see them now, but we will always count it a blessing that we knew the friends in this layout.

Hawthorne papers
Canary, Autumn Terracotta & White Daisy cardstock
Saffron, Autumn Terracotta & Barn Red ink
Barn Red marker
Autumn Terracotta craft buttons
Sunflower embroidery floss
Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil (Stampers Anonymous)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: doilies, banners
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: title
Cuttlebug embossing folder: Wicker Weave
Pattern: Sketches in Thyme #443

Challenges: Heart 2 Heart Eat, Drink & Be Merry; Use Your Stuff tic-Tac-Tie (I used circles, scrapbook layout, and sketch + scrapbook layout, favorite color of yellow and banner); Scrap Our Stash Thankful challenge (used doilies + blessed as the title and "so very thankful" in my journaling;  Lasting Memories #524 - Color Challenge 

Friday, November 27, 2020

EMS Sketch Challenge 95 + Autumn Blessings Layout

I usually try to post my sketch challenge early in the month, so I'm extremely late on this one, but better late than never, right? Actually, I started the sample layout several weeks ago and put it aside because my mojo just wasn't there, but this morning I was checking out some challenges and they got me totally inspired to finish; thanks to the wonderful crafters out in blogland who gave me the push I needed to get it done! As always, feel free to modify the sketch to suit your needs, and be sure to post a link to your completed layout in the comments section below so I can enjoy it.

The sketch:

My Layout:

Feel So Blessed stamp set
Watercolor paper (Recollections)
Olivia & Timberline papers
Barn Red, Sunset, Cocoa, Pear & Colonial White cardstock
Barn Red, Sunset, Cocoa & Pear ink
Brown marker (Zig)
White gel pen (Sakura)
Olivia My Stickease
Pinstripes Ephemera (Echo Park)
Great Lengths sticker (CM)
White Daisy baker's twine
Tim Holtz Rays stencil (Stampers Anonymous)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: hearts
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: pumpkin
Challenges: Heart 2 Heart Thankful; Paper Girls #212 Thankful theme; Double Trouble #71 (Thing 1 = filled in every square in the tic-tac-toe board except frame + Thing 2 = large sentiment + Thing 3 = played along with The Paper Funday's Give Thanks/Thankful challenge

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Dance Layout

This layout was sitting unfinished in a pile near my scrap desk for several months. I knew it needed some finishing touches, but I couldn't quite figure out what they were until I saw Stacy's tic-tac-toe challenge and knew I had to add a cork title, wooden arrows, and heart brads to it. This immediately perked the layout up, and then some journaling helped finish the look. Thanks for rescuing this layout from scrappy oblivion with your fun challenge, Stacy!

Sparkle & Shine and Roxie papers
Kraft & Black cardstock
Slate & Black ink
Black marker
White gel pen (Sakura)
Wooden arrows
Cork Color-Ready Alphabet stickers
Silver heart brads (from my stash, source unknown)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: hearts, shaped frame
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge 19

Challenges: Scrap With Stacy Tic-Tac-Toe (cork, wood, brads)

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Joy of Set 23 + Blue Angels Layout

I got to choose the items for the November Joy of Sets challenge board, so I got creative and picked items that start with the letters in November, plus I added the word thanks because, well, it's that time of year! Although I had originally planned to use some Thanksgiving photos, the ones I had printed up just weren't inspiring me, so I went in a totally different direction with these soccer photos from my daughter's team. The column with overlay, metal, and rub-on worked out very nicely. There's no journaling on the layout because I will be inserting a photo storage page between these two pages, and I chose to put the journaling in one of those pockets, but I added the journaling card below the layout. Adding digital journaling to a photo before I print it up is a technique I tend to forget about, but it is so easy and insures I don't neglect to share important details just because I'm feeling lazy!

Here's the card with the journaling:

And here's the grid. Play along with the challenge by create a layout or card using any row, column, or diagonal.

Later Sk8r PML cards
Fern, Outdoor Denim & White Daisy cardstock
Outdoor Denim ink
Love Letters rub-ons
Lagoon washi tape
Outdoor Denim baker's twine
Love Charms (Making Memories)
White Daisy brad
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: heart overlay
Cricut You Are Here cartridge: Game Day
Challenges: Bitten By the Bug Sports

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Floral Birthday Card

Just whipped up a birthday card for a friend, and played along with a few challenges for inspiration. The inside of the card has the continuation of the exterior sentiment: "THE CANDLES COST MORE THAN THE CAKE!" It always makes me laugh but I have to make sure to give it to someone who has a good sense of humor!

Just a Number & Birthday Recipe stamp sets
Craft On papers
Canary, Pixie, Carolina, Raspberry & White Daisy cardstock
Canary, Pixie, Carolina, Bluebird, Pixie, Canary & Black ink
Bubblegum embroidery floss
Pink ric-rac (Berwick)
3-D foam tape
Cricut Artistry cartridge: cake
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: scalloped circle
Cricut Artiste cartridge: sentiment shape
Pattern: Atlantic Hearts sketch #393

Challenges: Double Trouble #70 Stitch It Up (Thing 1 = stitching + Thing 2 = used Atlantic Hearts sketch + Thing 3 - humorous); Festive Friday #71 (used embossing, die-cuts, patterned paper, flowers, & sentiment)

Monday, November 2, 2020

Star Wars Halloween Layout

Our two youngest wanted to dress up as Star Wars characters for Halloween in 2015, so my hubby joined in the fun and pulled out a Jedi robe to escort them around the neighborhood. It was really cool that someone on the route had carved Star Wars themed Jack o'lanterns that perfectly complemented our family motif!

You Rock papers
Outdoor Denim, Goldrush, Black & White Daisy cardstock
White Daisy textured cardstock
Goldrush, Garnet, Olive & Whisper ink
Outdoor Denim marker
Outdoor Denim & White Daisy Bigger Brads
Color Kaleidoscope sticker book (American Crafts)
Field Notes journaling ephemera (American Crafts)
Teen Spirit Boy ephemera (Echo Park)
Cricut The Force Is With Us cartridge: Star Wars title, Darth Vader
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: stars
Cricut Design Space: Halloween (using Star Jedi font)
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge 8 (stepped up version)

Challenges: Use Your Stuff #409 Stripes; The Library Challenge #70 How to Catch a Star