Saturday, January 29, 2022

Let's Party Layout

To complement the Star Wars theme for Angel's 6th birthday, I made a lightsaber out of cupcakes for the kids. It was well received!

Love Life, Artiste Birthday, Fanfare, Just a Number, Crafted With Love & Stronger Together stamp sets
Stitched Journaling Panels stamp set (Autumn Leaves)
Fanfare papers
Canary, Pacifica & White Daisy cardstock
Cranberry, Sky, Pacifica & Black ink
Black marker
ShinHan Touch Twin markers
Clear embossing powder
Cranberry grosgrain ribbon
Cranberry craft buttons
Sunkiss Yellow embroidery floss
Cabana Great Lengths stick (CM)
Magic Mesh (Creative Imaginations)
Cricut Artist cartridge: cupcake
Pattern: Rebecca Ludens 2010 Sketch

Challenges: Use Your Stuff #440 Embossing (I haven't done any heat embossing for a while, so I pulled out my Versamark pen and clear embossing powder to add some shine to the candle fame and the spots on the cupcake)

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Small World Layout

For these four photos of my younger kids' first experience on the Small World ride, I started with a sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap, but adapted it to fit my larger photos. I struggled a bit with the color scheme since the photos were so colorful, but eventually settled on the light blue background to tone down the bright orange in the upper right picture. I also used the bird paper to tie together some of the other colors, while still having the orange dot paper and other orange accents in a nod to the aforementioned photo.

Jennifer's Hand stamp set
O Happy Day papers (Echo Park)
Happy Trails paper (Simple Stories)
Carolina, Lagoon & White Daisy cardstock
Goldrush, Lagoon & Blush ink
Ocean marker
Autumn Terracotta photo turns & brads
Sunset baker's twine
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: banner
Cricut Artiste cartridge: birds
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap #241

Challenges: Tic Tac Toe Challenges #145 (used the row with Die cut + Blue + Bird)

Sunday, January 23, 2022

{Star Wars] Party Layout

I have good memories of this party, even though it was a ton of work to plan. The kids all enjoyed it, so the effort was worth it. When creating the layout, my challenge was to figure out how to embellish it without letting anything hang over the photos, since they actually lift up to reveal more photos underneath. Hopefully, I managed it without making it look too bare!
Zippidee papers
Black & Desert Sand cardstock
Indian Corn Blue, Cranberry, Honey & Desert Sand ink
White gel pen (Sakura)
Red enamel gems
Cranberry grosgrain ribbon
Cricut The Force Is With Us cartridge: Darth Vader
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: stars, tag
Cricut Design Space: title (using Star Jedi font)
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap #240
Challenges: Scrap Our Stash Recipe Challenge (ONE word title, TWO photos, THREE embellishment clusters, FOUR patterned papers, and FIVE enamel dots or jewels)

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Magical Thrills & Chills Layout

 Despite living in Southern California, our family tends to avoid Disneyland because of the high prices and the crowds, but when an out-of-town relative is visiting and wants to go, what can you do? This is the first of several Disney layouts I need to scrap, and they all will have lots of photos, so I was happy to use the January double page sketch as my starting point for this one. I wasn't paying attention and ended up cutting the striped patterned paper so it just matted the photos, so I added a strip of a different patterned papers below, and then another strip of the top paper so that it (hopefully) looks like it's supposed to on the sketch!

The thick acrylic pieces made this layout hard to scan, so IRL the pieces are not all crooked!

Take Note stamp set
Happiest Place papers & Acrylic Shapes
Glacier, Lemonade & White Daisy cardstock
Glacier, Lemonade & Candy Apple ink
Black marker
Say Cheese II stickers (Simple Stories)
Magical Adventure stickers (Echo Park)
Liquid Glass
Pattern: Stick It Down January Double page sketch

Challenges: Use Your Stuff  #439 Inspired by Disney; Double Trouble #101 3 patterned papers

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The Good Stuff Layout

My sweet boy's 12th birthday would have been next week, so it is bittersweet scrapping past birthday photos. I miss his silly smile, but it is good to see it again through the magic of photos.

July/August 2021 Mix-In & Enchantment Paper Fundamentals papers
Scarlet, Cashmere & White Daisy cardstock
Sapphire & Peach ink
Black marker
ShinHan Touch Twin marker - Warm Grey
Stargazer enamel dots
Color Kaleidoscope Colorful Phrases & Icons stickers (American Crafts)
Color Kaleidoscope Thickers (American Crafts)
Cricut Artistry cartridge: banner, sweet, donut, heart
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: photo corners
Pattern: Scrap Our Stash January 2022 Sketch

Challenges: Cut It Up #243 Anything Goes with a die-cut; Color My Heart Color Dare #479 (I selected Scarlet, Peach, Sapphire & Shortbread, except I substituted Cashmere for Shortbread because I don't have that color yet!)

Monday, January 17, 2022

Family Fun Times 2016 Layout

I knew I wanted to do something special with this photo of me and my younger kids with their bio-brother and his adoptive family, so Sketch 501 from Sketches in Thyme seemed like a great place to begin. However, since I started with a larger photo, by the time I got all the layers added, it seemed too large for the tilt, so I straightened it out. Kinda bummed because I liked the tilt, but a gal's gotta go with what works for her photo, right? I also played along with the Baker's Dozen Challenge over at Here's the list; can you find where I put everything?

1.Papers that are new to your stash
2. Little heart embellishments
3. Ink spray or splatter
4. Stamp
5. Animal product or photo- stamp, die, punch, ribbon, stickers, etc.
6. Stencil
7. Journal cards
8. Brads
9. Dies
10. Nuvo drops or enamel dots, gems, stickles, etc.
11. Distress ink
12. Washi tape
13. Baker’s twine

My Life stamp set
Wicker Lane papers, stickers & journaling card (Photo Play)
Wood Grain paper
Lagoon, Raspberry & White Daisy cardstock
Honey, Juniper, Lagoon, Sapphire, Raspberry & Toffee ink
Juniper re-inker
White gel pen (Sakura)
Cotton Candy & Lagoon Washi tape
Flamingo & Stargazer enamel dots
Raspberry baker's twine
White heart brads (from my stash, source unknown)
My Happy Place Shape Sprinkles hearts (Doodlebug Designs)
Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil (Stampers Anonymous)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tag
Pattern: Sketches in Thyme #501

Challenges: Lasting Memories #581 Lots of Layers; Let's Craft & Create #179 Anything Goes with optional twist of something new (haven't bought a lot of scrappy supplies recently but I did have two newish paper packs and a newish stamp set, so I used those here)

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Aqua Cat Layout

Although I can't explain my cat's strange fascination with water, it sure makes for some funny photo ops! 

The left side of the layout came out a little dark when I scanned it (the scanner probably didn't like the dimension added by the ribbon), so here’s a close up of the kitty die-cut.

Spring Fun papers & stickers (KI Memories)
Glacier, Sapphire & White Daisy cardstock
Glacier, Pixie & Watermelon ink
Midnight Blue & Bight Teal gel pens (Cricut)
Black marker
Glacier ribbon
Illustrated Faith Go! die-cuts (Bella Blvd)
Cricut Simply Sweet cartridge: title
Cricut Chore Chart cartridge: cat
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tag
Challenges: Double Trouble #100 Warm & Cozy (Thing 1 = multiple die-cuts & layers + Thing 2 = entered Bitten By the Bug's die-cutting challenge + Thing 3 = love to cuddle my sweet kitty); Critter Crazy Challenges #58 Anything Goes with a featured creature; Tic Tac Toe Challenges #144 (used the column with Blue + Animal + Free and the row with Circle + Sparkle + Free)

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Angel's Epic Ouchie Layout

Scrapbooking helps us celebrate the not so good as well as the great, so here's one of those memories that our family just has to look back upon and laugh so that we don't cry: my son stuck his hand up an operational electric hand dryer just because he was curious about what was up there! He ended up losing most of his fingernail on his middle finger, and we had to keep the cuts bandaged for a few weeks, but the nail fortunately regrew and the cuts healed.

Hodgepodge Alphabet stamp set
Sarita & Skylark papers
Gypsy, Goldrush & White Daisy cardstock
Gypsy, Lagoon, Goldrush & Outdoor Denim ink
Gypsy marker
Paradise Just Blooms paper flowers
Outdoor Denim brads & safety pin
Outdoor Denim grosgrain ribbon
DE Tags chipboard
3-D foam tape
Cricut Artistry cartridge: title shape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: scalloped border
Pattern: Sketches in Thyme #500 (rotated left & with an additional picture)

Challenges: Lasting Memories #580 Add a Pocket (mine is behind the center photo and holds the journaling tag)

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Hitting the Slopes Layout

My first layout of 2022! I was going to pull out some newer items so I could play along with some new-themed challenges, but the products that worked best with my photos were some old papers and stickers.  I finally gave in and went with them. I even used an old sketch, so couldn't even count that. 

Adventure USA & Story FYI stamp sets
Back Country papers and My Stickease
Goldrush & White Daisy cardstock
Goldrush, Barn Red, Outdoor Denim & Olive ink
Outdoor Denim marker
Olive baker's twine
White rick rack (Wrights)
Diamond Stickles (Ranger)
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: title, tag
Pattern: Splitcoast Stampers Sketch17Jan
Challenges: Scrap With Stacy Tic-Tac-Toe (used the diagonal with 4 patterned papers + tag + 3 word title and the column with twine + tag + plaid)