Friday, September 30, 2022

LA County Fair 2016 Layout

Heart 2 Heart challenge blog had a really fun challenge to include something that moves on your project, and all month I've been trying to figure out how to incorporate something moving onto a layout. I finally figured it out last night when I was working on pictures from the county fair. I had a couple of pictures of my kids on rides, and that inspired me to create a die-cut carousel and make the horses move up and down. It took me a long time but I finally managed it for at least one of the horses. The other one kept getting stuck, so I decided one was good enough - LOL! When you pull on the tab at the top of the page, the horse moves up and down. Thanks to Heart to Heart for inspiring me.

And here's the pull tab:

Love Right Now, Ticket to Ride & Tiny Typewriter Alphabet stamp sets
Something Fierce papers
Raspberry, Carolina, Bluebird, Pixie & White Daisy cardstock
Raspberry, Carolina, Bluebird, Clover Meadow & Sunny Yellow ink
Moonstruck marker
Love Letters Rub-ons
White Daisy flower brads
Childhood PML card
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: tickets
Cricut You Are Here cartridge: cotton candy
Cricut Artistry cartridge: oval
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tab
Cricut Artiste cartridge: carousel
Challenges: Heart to Heart I Like to Move It

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Visit Layout

A simple page I put together for some photos of my kids hanging out with their birth family! I played along with Lasting Memories challenge to step out of my comfort zone and use patterned papers that were different from my usual style. Since I usually avoid working with delicate pastel patterns because they end up looking like Grandma's wallpaper, I challenged myself to try for a vintage look with my papers. Hopefully it worked out!

Honeycomb stamp set
Life Delights papers & My Stickease cardstock stickers
Chocolate, Sweet Leaf & White Daisy cardstock
Chocolate, Sweet Leaf & Lilac Mist ink
Scalloped border punch (Fiskars)
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: hearts
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge #88 (Left side only)

Challenges: Lasting Memories #616 Out of Your Comfort Zone - Patterns

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Go Team Layout

Funny story about this layout: I was planning to scrapbook pictures of my son at camp and wanted to use the single page sketch from Stick It Down but wasn't sure how to do the sunburst. I ended up creating my own file in Cricut Design Space. It took forever because I didn't know what I was doing, and then I didn't want to use my "good paper" to cut it out just in case it didn't work out right. So instead I used it to cut out the sunburst for these photos of our good friends' daughter with her cheer squad. By the time I went through all that effort, I really wanted to just shut my Cricut down and move on, so the camp photos will probably be scrapped using a different sketch, but at least I have a cut file I can use in Design Space now!

Varsity Alphabet stamp set
March/April 2021 Mix-In, July/August 2021 Mix-In & May/June 2022 Mix-In papers
Black, Scarlet, Candy Apple, Sundance & White Daisy cardstock
Candy Apple, Nectarine & Creme Brulee ink
Ruby Red fineliner pen (iBayam)
Gold & Xmas Red Stickles (Ranger)
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: frame
Cricut Design Space: pompom + megaphone using Cheerleading Elements image
Pattern: Stick It Down September 2022 single page sketch (used three smaller photos instead of one oversize)

Challenges: Let's Craft and Create #187 - Frame It

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Daring Adventure Layout

This layout changed course partway through when I realized the pictures I wanted to scrap really didn't look great on the papers I had already cut out and assembled onto the background cardstock! I instead found other photos that seemed to harmonize a lot better with the papers while still keeping to the outdoorsy theme I wanted, so it all worked out. Here's my layout:

And here's a really short video clip of the bobcat we encountered on the trail!

Timberline paper & My Stickease cardstock stickers
Goldrush, Lagoon & Ponderosa Pine cardstock
Ponderosa Pine & Chocolate ink
Sienna fineliner pen (iBayam)
Yesterday & Today pocket card
Wooden arrows
Timberline wooden shape
Woodgrain washi tape
Star punch (EK Success)
Challenges: Double Trouble #121 Punch It Out (Thing 1 = star punch + Thing 2 = played along with Use Your Stuff #467 Woodgrain + Thing 3 = woodgrain paper and wooden arrows)

Monday, September 19, 2022

Star Trek Layout

Initially, I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with this layout, so I just kept playing around with it and having fun! Once I figured out my papers, I got pretty creative with the embellishing. The USS Enterprise was cut out in Cricut Design Space using an image I found online, and the insignia was also an online image that I printed out, and then I layered a ton of gold embossing powder over the top before cutting it out. The die-cut/stamped planet and the gold star brads entered the mix last as part of the Festive Friday challenge for World Space Week (see below).

Outta This World stamp set
Tinkering & These Are My People papers
Saffron, Whisper & White Daisy cardstock
Saffron, Twilight, & Whisper ink
Embossing ink pens
Gold embossing powder
Gold star brads (Creative Impressions)
Cricut Artiste cartridge: planet
Cricut Design Space: USS Enterprise, title using Trek font
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge #5

Challenges: Lasting Memories #617 Out of Your Comfort Zone - Embellishments (I use a lot of store bought embellishments, so this time I added a homemade one - the Star Trek insignia - as described above. It didn't come out perfect but I like it enough that I may try this again!);  Festive Friday #118 (used stars, planet, rocket, ink blending, and brads)

Update: I was a Friday Fave for this layout!

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Hedgehog Birthday Card

Upon recently realizing that my stash of birthday cards is seriously depleted, I set out to create at least one card using the wavy scrap pieces from this layout. I was inspired by several challenges (see below) but please, hedgehog owners, do not be inspired to try ballooning at home with your pet - LOL!

Happy Forever & Thoughtful seasons stamp sets
Splendor & These Are My People papers
Raspberry, Pixie, Harbour & White Daisy cardstock
ShinHan Touch Twin markers
Heavenly Blue & Black markers
Pink ribbon (American Crafts)
White enamel dots
Cricut Artistry cartridge: flowers
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap#225 (My hedgie kinda changed up this card! I did a vertical card instead of horizontal to give him more room, plus I didn't include the tag because the hedgie was already kinda big, but hopefully you can still see the bones of the sketch in my final product)

Challenges: AAA Birthday Card Challenge #41 - mood board (the yarn colors matched some scraps I wanted to use, so I added extra colors from the mood board plus a hedgehog)

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Adrian's Sweet Life Layout

Lasting Memories is trying to take us scrapbookers out of our comfort zones this month by asking us to scrap something in a different style than our usual, and one of the challenges involved using a color we dislike or find difficult to use. Because I'm pretty comfortable with most colors of the spectrum, I've been slow to attempt this, but I started thinking about this color Harbour that CTMH came out with last year.

Even though I ordered a couple of sheets of cardstock in Harbour, I could never decide whether it's a blue or green shade and how it should be combined with other colors, so my cardstock sat unused until I forced myself to take it out and put it to work on a layout. I ended up using the lighter side as my background and title letters and the darker side for the wavy strip and the game controller. Although I still can't tell you whether it's green or blue, it's definitely grown on me, so thank you to Lasting Memories for your fun challenge!

These Are My People papers
Building Blocks Background papers (Scrapbook Customs)
Harbour, Green Apple, Raspberry, Pixie, Toffee , Sundance & Colonial White cardstock
Green Apple, Raspberry, Pixie & Toffee ink
Crisp Air enamel shapes
Cricut Artiste cartridge: scalloped border
Cricut Artistry cartridge: container, ice cream, flower
Cricut You Are Here cartridge: game controller
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge #88 (left side only)

Challenges: Lasting Memories #615 Out of Your Comfort Zone - Colors;  Use Your Stuff #466 Food and/or Drink

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Celebrate {La Verne Tradition} Layout

I was curious how many times I have used the word celebrate in the title of a layout, so I did a search on my blog and it turns out I have used it a lot! I've even used it several times on July 4th layouts (big surprise), but I had already committed to using the word on this layout by inking the embossed chipboard in blue ink, so here's yet another "Celebrate" layout from me. Do you ever find yourself using the same word or phrase repeatedly in your scrapbooking? Leave me a comment below so I know I'm not alone in this - LOL!

Tiny Typewriter Alphabet stamp set
Celebrating Freedom papers (BoBunny)
Linen, Bluebird & White Daisy cardstock
Bluebird, Sapphire & Ruby ink
Moonstruck marker
Celebrating Freedom ephemera (BoBunny)
Irresistibles chipboard - Frames, Pizzazz & You and Me
DE Chipboard - Tags
Ruby chevron ribbon
Sapphire baker's twine
Gold star brads (Creative Impressions)
3-D foam tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: banners
Pattern: Stick It Down September 2022 double page sketch

Challenges: Scrap With Stacy September 2022 Tic Tac Toe board (used the left column down with chipboard + metal + chevrons and the top row across with chipboard + brackets + twine)

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Celebrate Good Times Layout

Since this layout displays a random assortment of photos taken in June 2016, I was going to title it something boring like "June Memories," but I decided to play along with Challenge YOUrself and use the song lyrics "Celebrate Good Times" as my title instead. I'm so excited I got to use the llama chipboard piece on a layout featuring an actual llama!

Click on the photo to see all the fun details!
June 4 was the first time my son Elliot had cauliflower, so the journaling space on the right hand page is popped up with foam tape, and there's a pull out tag behind it that records a funny conversation Elliot had with his dad regarding cauliflower.

Cherish the Day, You Are My Happy & Let's Stay Home stamp sets
Fresh Paint & Summer Vibes papers
Candy Apple, Carolina, Bluebird, Nectarine & White Daisy cardstock
Candy Apple, Carolina, Sunny Yellow, Black & Bamboo ink
Black marker
Fresh Paint & Summer Vibes PML cards
Celebrating Freedom ephemera (BoBunny)
Oh Happy Day chipboard sticker (simple Stories)
Light blue & yellow ric-rac (JoAnn Craft Essentials)
Heavenly Blue organdy ribbon
Black & White enamel dots
Seas the Day enamel dots
3-D foam tape
Fish and flower punches (EK Success)
Scalloped border punch (Fiskars)
Stitched Circle metal die (Art Impressions)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: ticket, oval, tag
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: title
Challenges: Challenge YOUrself #105 (lots of good times to celebrate in these photos)
Festive Friday #117 (used red + flower + die cut + memory keeping + ribbon)

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Good Times in My Own Backyard Layout

I thought I would start out the month with some fun photos of my kids having a blast in the backyard after the July 4th parade back in 2016. I combined a bunch of summer themed supplies and tried to come up with a layout that reflects their fun time in and out of the pool!

Summer Vibes papers & stickers
Good Day Sunshine papers & stickers (Echo Park)
White Daisy cardstock
Sorbet & Canary ink
Turquoise fineliner pen (iBayam)
Summer Daydreams stickers (Photoplay)
Let's Wander Thickers (American Crafts)
Pattern: Bottom Border - Four in a Row from Reflections (CTMH)
Challenges: Double Trouble #119 Something, Anything, Everything (I didn't manage the optional piggies twist, but I did play along with three previous challenge partners!); Use Your Stuff #455 (used a rainbow of colors); Crafting Happiness #130 Not a Card; Inspiration Station #36 Jump In (the photo inspired me to scrap photos of my kids in the kiddie pool, and I used the words "jumped in" in my journaling)