Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Fall Back Fun Layout

Our church does a fun event every time Daylight Saving begins and ends, and I was looking forward to scrapping these photos from Fall 2016, but for some reason the layout never popped for me. I ended up tearing out sections and instead of using a pre-made die cut with two little girls on it, I went old school with tracing paper, a black marker, and my scissor in order to paper piece one of the girls. It worked out great because I could give her dark hair like my daughter instead of the blond of the original. It was more work but I think it was worth it!

Share the Magic & Diverse Backgrounds stamp sets
Craft On & Something Fierce papers
Blush, Carolina, Peach, Raspberry, Bluebird, Desert Sand, Cashmere, Black & White Daisy cardstock
Sunny Yellow, Carolina, Bluebird, Whisper & Black ink
Black marker
ShinHan Touch Twin markers
Silver brad
Flamingo enamel dots
Cricut Artiste cartridge: clock
Cricut Design Space: title using Thick Typeface and the offset function
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge #94 (rotated right)

Challenges: Double Trouble #126 Scrapper's GORP (Thing 1 = used checks, stripes, florals, & polka dots + Thing 3 = paper pieced girl, pillow & teddy bear); Try Stampin' on Tuesday #584 (paper pieced girl & teddy bear)

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Blessed Beyond Measure Layout

For this Thanksgiving layout, I used multiple pieces from the Design and Display kit I’ve been working through. I am not sure how old it is but I would guess at least 15 years, so I figured it was time to start using some of it up! The design of the layout is based on a modified Rochelle Spears sketch. I loved the look of the boxes on her sketch but since my photos were larger, I had to use two smaller boxes with the large one and rearrange a few elements to balance it all out. The journaling spot flips up to reveal a picture of my kids plus more journaling.

Build a Picnic stamp set
Design & Display “Blessed Beyond Measure” kit
A Perfect Autumn Woodland Walk paper (Echo Park)
Toffee, Paprika, Goldrush, Cocoa, Capri & Bamboo cardstock
Toffee & Cocoa ink
Enjoy #Life journaling card
Natural hemp
Autumn Leaf punch (Family Treasures)
Small leaf punch (EK Success)
Cricut Artiste cartridge: turkey
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tag
Pattern: Rochelle Spears November 2022 sketch

Challenges: Farm Quest Challenges #16 Turkey, cranberries, and/or pumpkins (I chose turkey); Inspiration Station #42 Bountiful Harvest / Let’s Eat (our family Thanksgiving feast in 2016)

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Chef Adrian's Dinner Layout

My son took several cooking classes in high school, so these photos are from one of his home assignments to cook us a meal - score!

A Typeface Alphabet stamps
Color Kaleidoscope & Let's Wander Mixed Media papers (American Crafts)
Cranberry, Honey, Whisper, Black, Kraft, Almond & White Daisy cardstock
Cranberry, Honey, Whisper & Black ink
Black marker
White gel pen (Sakura)
Honey triangles washi tape
Seas the Day enamel dots
Petticoats & Pinstripes enamel dots (Echo Park)
Circle Double Stitched steel die (Art Impressions)
Star punch (EK Success)
Circle punch for small circles (CM)
Cricut Design Space: Adrian's (used multiple cartridges and welded it together) + Dinner (Arial font)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: large circles
Pattern: Sketch Support Free Sketch #8

Challenges: Lasting Memories #626 Use the sketch above; Crafter's Cafe #291 Dies & Punches; Scrap With Stacy November 2016 Tic Tac Toe (use the top row across with punch + mixed alpha title + washi tape and the left column with punch + enamel dots + journaling)

Sunday, November 20, 2022

L.A. Zoo Dinosaurs Layout 2

Here is the second page of my dinosaurs at the zoo layout. There will be a photo storage page separating the pages so I  didn't feel a need to coordinate with my first layout. I was able to use up the last piece of patterned paper and some foam dinosaur prints from a really old scrapbooking kit - woohoo for stash busting!

Diggin' for Dinos scrapbook kit: background paper, foam footprints (Creative Expressions)
Expedition papers
Toffee & Cocoa cardstock
Field Trip printed die-cuts (American Crafts)
Paper crimper
Pattern: Scrapbook Generations #11 (left side only, rotated and with horizontal photos) 

Challenges: Lasting Memories # 625 Sketch (see above); Double Trouble #125 Color Theory (used lots of yellow, a little green, and a tiny bit of orange)

Saturday, November 19, 2022

L.A. Zoo Dinosaurs Layout

I almost had this layout finished when I remembered that I had a 5" x 7" photo that should have been included, so I had to change course a little, but glad it's finally done! You may notice there isn't a title on this page, which is unusual for me, but it just seemed too crowded to add more on there. What do you scrappy geniuses think? Okay as is, or should I go back and add a title?

July/August 2021 Mix-In papers
Paprika, Canary, Topiary, Toffee, Peach & Cocoa cardstock
Autumn Terracotta ink
Burnt Sienna fineline pen (iBayam)
Field Trip ephemera (American Crafts)
Diggin' for Dinos scrapbook kit: printed die-cuts (Creative Expressions)
Crisp Air enamel shapes
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge 12

Challenges: Scrap Our Stash Color Challenge + leaves

Thursday, November 17, 2022

EMS Sketch Challenge 105 + Danger Zone Layout

This hamster passed away many years ago, yet he lives on through our photos! I love these shots of him and our cat Thor checking each other out. As I mentioned in my journaling, Humphrey was a mean hamster, but I don't remember Thor getting bitten, so I guess it all turned out okay.

For my layout, I needed a sketch but couldn't find one that was just right for my photos, so I whipped up a new one. Except for swapping out the chevrons for starbursts and using a slightly smaller top photo, I kept pretty much to the sketch for my layout. As always, please leave a link in the comments below if you decide to use the sketch. Happy scrapping!

The sketch:

My layout:

Pet Shop papers (KI Memories)
Canary, Carolina, Goldrush, Chocolate & White Daisy cardstock
Carolina, Goldrush & Chocolate ink
Dutch Blue marker
Raw Sienna fineliner pen (iBayam)
Blue Gemstone (Paper Studios)
Cricut Artistry cartridge: starbursts, title
Challenges: Crazy Critter Challenges #68 Anything goes with a featured critter; Let's Craft and Create #189 Anything goes with optional sketch

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Pastor John Layout

For this sweet photo of my former pastor with his son and my son, I wanted something that would reflect what a great guy he was, so the Nelson Mandela quote from Time Out Challenges was a perfect fit to express this! Unfortunately, the words "formidable combination" were too big to fit on the banner using my original stamp set, so I had to switch to a smaller one for the final banner. Bummer, but probably a good lesson to plan things out first, right?

Newsprint Alphabet stamp set (SU)
Tiny Typewriter stamp set
Sarita papers
Outdoor Denim, Lagoon, Gypsy, Goldrush & White Daisy cardstock
Outdoor Denim, Lagoon, Gypsy & Goldrush ink
White gel pen (Sakura)
Purple glitter gems
Cricut You Are Here cartridge: geo- tag,
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: &, banner heart
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: banners, large heart, a
Pattern: Stick It Down November 2022 single page sketch

Challenges: Time Out Challenges #226 Quote Inspiration; Heart's Quest Challenges #9 Purple and Orange hearts

Friday, November 11, 2022

Hey there Cupcake Layout

My daughter needed to provide snacks for her soccer team, so we baked and decorated cupcakes. The first attempt (a bear pawprint because her team is the Blue Grizzlies) didn't come out well, so we switched to the bear faces. Much better!

Cutie Pie & Quotable Words stamp sets
Smitten papers
Capri, Kraft & White Daisy cardstock
White Daisy textured cardstock
Capri, Flamingo, Raspberry & Chocolate ink
Sky Blue & Pure Pink markers (Zig)
White gel pen (Sakura)
Heart to Heart Shape Sprinkles (Doodlebug Designs)
Cupcake stickers (American Greetings)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: banner
Challenges: Cupcake Inspirations #556 Anything Goes; Heart 2 Heart Recipe Exchange (I didn't include the exact recipe, but I did list the "ingredients" we used to make and decorate the cupcakes)