Saturday, April 30, 2022

The Simpsons Meet Jurassic Park Layout

For this Universal Studios layout, I needed to figure out how to combine Simpson and Jurassic Park photos, so I elected to use some cute dinosaur stamps along with a couple of the brighter colors from the Simpsons photos. I didn't need a big title area like the sketch called for, so I used that space to create a little dinosaur scene, and added a popsicle sticker to the T-rex's hand so the triceratops could breathe a sigh of relief that he wasn't going to be eaten . . . at least, not right away - LOL!

Roar & Grown With Love stamp sets
Moondoggie papers
Cranberry, Bamboo & White Daisy cardstock
Garden Green, Olive, Saffron, Goldrush, Indian Corn Blue & Chocolate ink
Black marker
Fern thick twine
Field Trip ephemera (American Crafts)
Emoji stickers (American Greetings)
Heart to Heart Shape Sprinkles (Doodlebug Designs)
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge 99

Challenges: Heart 2 Heart Flora or Fauna (I added a little of both); Allsorts Challenges #674 Anything Goes with option of Scenic (I created a little scene with my dinosaurs to tie in the snack break with the Jurassic Park theme)

Friday, April 29, 2022

Welcome to Hogwarts Layout

My second Universal Studios layout features a few photos from the Wizard World of Harry Potter. I played along with the Scrap Our Stash Tic Tac Toe challenge to create this layout, starting with a sketch from Page Maps and adding several die-cuts and 3 photos. I also did lots of stamping and some fussy cutting to get just the look I wanted for the embellishments. Hope you all like it!

Spellbound, Wicked, October World Puzzle, Cherish the Day, Strong Roots & Friendship Alphabet Small stamp sets
Let's Wander Watercolor paper (American Crafts)
Kraft, Pewter & White Daisy cardstock
Desert Sand, Cranberry, Pewter, Charcoal & Black ink
Black, Cranberry & Goldrush markers
Gold Metallix marker
Cranberry velvet ribbon
Stars & Strips Shape Sprinkles (Doodlebug Designs)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title, pennant, title, scalloped border, tag
Stitched Circle metal die (Art Impressions)
Pattern: Page Maps September 2021 (altered to fit my larger photos)

Challenges: Scrap our Stash April 2022 Tic Tac Toe (right column using Page Maps sketch & Die-cut & 2+ photos) 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Universal Studios 2016 Layout

My husband treated my son and his best friend to Universal Studios for his 11th birthday and took a bunch of photos, so here's my first layout chronicling that adventure! I started with the April sketch challenge from Scrap Our Stash (see below) but I used larger photos and switched out two of the triangles for other shapes: the rocket flame and the collection of rectangles and a sticker that create a triangle arrangement.

Outta This World & Timberline stamp sets
Stardust papers
Moonstruck, Canary & White Daisy cardstock
Moonstruck, Crystal Blue, Canary, Honey, Bamboo & Black ink
Moonstruck marker
ShinHan Touch Twin markers
Stardust cardstock stickers
Field Trip ephemera (American Crafts)
Stars & Stripes Shape Sprinkles (Doodlebug Designs)
Cricut Artiste cartridge: rocket
Cricut Artistry cartridge: title
Pattern: Scrap Our Stash April 2022 sketch

Challenges: Lasting Memories #594 Circles (star circle sticker, Universal Studios globe & stamped globe); Scrap With Stacy April Tic Tac Toe (used the left column down with die-cut + ephemera + stickers)

Monday, April 25, 2022

Lego Creations - Flora & Fauna Layout

The end page for our time at the South Coast Botanical Gardens features a few of the Lego creation we discovered there. My kids love Legos, so seeing all the fun Lego animals, plants, and other creative things was a an extra perk to our visit!

Oh Happy Day papers (Simple Stories)
Canary, Peacock, Goldrush, Kraft, Black & Creme Brulee cardstock
Peacock ink
Black, Goldrush & Saddle markers
White gel pen (Sakura)
Oh Happy Day Bits & Piece ephemera (Simple Stories)
Mind Your Manners ephemera (Bella Blvd)
Let's Wander Thickers (American Crafts)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: hearts
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: hearts on posts
Pattern: Sketches in Thyme #511 (rotated to the left and substituted hearts for the triangles)

Challenges: Cut It Up #250 April Showers Bring May Flowers (I went with the flowers part of the challenge); Lasting Memories #595 Hearts; Use Your Stuff #446 Spring/Easter (I went with spring since these pictures were taken spring 2016)

Thursday, April 21, 2022

South Coast Botanical Garden Layout

For the intro page for a family visit to a botanical garden, I used the left side of a Stick It Down sketch  (see below) and played along with several challenges.

Smitten papers
Capri, Raspberry, Canary & White Daisy cardstock
Capri, Raspberry & Nectarine ink
Black marker
Flutter Just Blooms Paper Shapes
Illustrated Faith Go! die-cut (Bella Blvd)
Raspberry baker's twine
White Daisy ribbon slide
Petticoats & Pinstripes enamel dots (Echo Park)
Circle Double Stitched steel dies (Art Impressions)
Cricut You Are Here cartridge: title
Pattern: Stick It Down April Double sketch (left side only)

Challenges: Double Trouble #108 Frame It (Thing 1 = metal die + Thing 2 = play along with Dies R Us #191 Flowers/Spring challenge + Thing 3 = flowers and/or butterflies); Let's Craft and Create  #182 Beautiful Butterflies; Color My Heart Color Dare #491

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Hot Wheels Layout

My second car show layout features a 5" x 7" photo of an old fashioned fire truck, so the title Hot Wheels seemed like a perfect fit! After cutting out the triangles overlay on my Cricut, I had a bunch of left-over triangles, so I came up with the idea of flipping them over to allow the lighter shade of the two toned cardstock to show, and then adding them randomly to my layout. I haven't tried this before, but I like the way it turned out.

Jackson papers
Glacier, Barn Red, Desert Sand & Colonial White cardstock
Glacier, Barn Red & Desert sand ink
Sienna Fineliner pen (iBayam)
ShinHan Touch Twin marker
Chocolate & Heavenly Blue Ribbon Rounds
Let's Wander Thickers (American Crafts)
Silver Bigger Brads
Edge distresser
Cricut Artistry cartridge: triangle overlay
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tags
Cricut Just because Cards cartridge: car
Cricut Design Space: title using Freestyle Script font
Challenges: Lasting Memories #593 Triangles; Use Your Stuff #445 Tags

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Car Show 2016

My husband loves to attend car shows, and he took about 70 photos of classic cars at this particular show, so I placed most of the photos in pocket pages and just scrapped the intro and one other layout. Here's the intro layout.

You're a Classic stamp set
Beautiful Friendship, Marc/April 2021 Mix In & July/August 2021 Mix In papers
Desert Rose, Pewter, Mocha, Shortbread & White Daisy cardstock
Glacier, Sage, Ballerina, Desert Rose , Pewter & Black ink
ShinHan Touch Twin markers
Black grosgrain ribbon (from my stash)
Grey epoxy bubbles
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: sunburst borders
Cricut Wall Decor & More cartridge: title
Challenges: Heart 2 Heart Anything Goes using CTMH products; Color My Heart Color Dare #489 Tic-Tac-Toe (Desert Sand + Ballerina + Glacier & Shortbread + Sage + Pewter & Ballerina + Sage + Mocha)